måndag 24 oktober 2011

1 hour at home

I like randomness. Sometimes I like to randomly let numbers choose which records to play at home and which songs on the records. I know it's nerdy but WTF. Here's an alternative to your spotify playlist. Hopefully there'll be more sessions like this so I'll call it a podcast. An hour at home.

söndag 9 oktober 2011

True Revolutionary Hip Hop

About a week ago I had the chance to have a gig together with tunisian rapper and living legend El General. A humble and great guy I hope to work with and meet again. For you who don't know him...
December 17 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi RIP set himself on fire to protest the oppression that he suffered from the authorities. Around the same time 21 year old rapper Hamada Ben Amor aka El General released the song Rayes lebled (Head of State ie) where he raps directly to the president to tell him that his people are dying and suffering. These two important events sparkled the revolution in Tunisia which was the start of the whole arab spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain.
This is the most influential hip hop track ever, not in a musical perspective, but politically and in a revolutionairy perspective so I just had to put this up for y'all.

from the CD Sound of Tunisia (phonie 2011)

måndag 3 oktober 2011

Atlanta and Brafa

In the early days of this blog I posted one of my all time favourite eurodisco track. It's a spanish 12"from 1985 with the group Atlanta. I don't know much more about them now from what I did when i posted it 4 years ago, and that's one of the reasons it still got its charm left I think. The cover of the record is also one of the ugliest I've seen which is really funny. Here it is for you to download again since I think some of you cats out there still haven't discovered this.

from the 12" Romantic Break (Blanco y Negro 1985)

The other track in this post is a track I found 2 years ago on the magnificent blog Beat Electric called Disco Train with Brafa. I've searched and looked for this track from time to time since then but have never been able to find this tune anywhere else. It's a beautiful piece of lo-fi afro disco that you just have to love when you hear it. With that said, I'm alive and kickin again to give you more of that soulful shit.

Fuck it! Here's KDJ

I'm just so tired of apologising for not blogging for a long time so WTF. Here's the one and only Moody aka Moodymann aka Kenny Dixon Jr for yall. This is a must see for you knuckleheads.