Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
My last live set of 2010. Part 1 of 2 (The file was too big for a 1 part mix, you'll find the 2nd part near the 1st on mixcrate). Part 1 starts a bit into my set with dubstep, then into some new school & old school hip hop. Part 2 starts with cumbia, then some dancehall into old school hip hop, rock and more hip hop. Live at Natt Spil lounge 12/30/10. Click the link above to check it out and feel free to download it if you dig it. Enjoy.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
This video to “Dub Revolution Ina China.” is classic. It's Jiang Liang Sound vs. Chinese propaganda footage “party is boundless.”
Jiang Liang is upholding a long and honored tradition that goes all the way back to when Leslie Kong left China in the late 1950s and opened a record store in Kingston, Jamaica. In 1962 he produced Bob Marley’s first two singles. Randy Chin, Byron Lee, The Chung Brothers, Herman Chin-Loy were Jamaican-based Chinese ex-patriots who were all involved with the production of seminal reggae tracks in the 1960s and 70s. Roots music is indeed multi-cultural. Those are arguably the two things that have influenced modern music the most, roots music and multi-culturalism.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
I just posted this on the Madcoins blog but had to post it here too because I think they are doing some really amazing work/art...
This Yak Films I just found on Youtube is pushing mad change on a massive level. Based out of Oakland, and moving onto Paris, Tokyo and beyond, Yak Films is going to make some serious noise. Their films feature some of the best modern dance you will find anywhere. Here is one of their videos they did as a tribute to Oscar Grant/protest to the police murdering him. Respect to Yak Films for doing what they are doing. I couldn't describe it any better then they do on their channel:
"Since its inception, YAK has been dedicated to emerging multimedia production as a voice of resistance and an alternative to the mainstream. At its core, YAK is a visual wrecking crew that uses multimedia to share the talents of young people around the world - and elevate and inspire the masses."
Here is a 5 minute clip about their origination in East Oakland and their purpose/ideas. Brilliant.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
1/29/11 Update: A friend just pointed out to me that the rhythm is from "I'll be around" by the Spinners. Thanks NLK.
4/7/11 Update: A strange internet shaman just pointed out that the sample Quetzal is using here is actually Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love .
1/18/12 Update: Ok, so it took me over a year but someone on youtube finally pointed out that this track by Quetzal is most definitely sampled from Otis Gayle's version of the Spinner's I'll Be Around. I'll Be Around by The Spinners was done first and then I think Otis Gayle's reggae version and finally Johnny Osbourne's We Need Love used Gayle's beat. Whoa, I finally got to the bottom of this beat's origin. I love you internets.
Oh and if you still haven't had enough here is Rappin 4 Tay's hip hop version of this great song: I'll Be Around.