Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gramatik - Hit That Jive

Love the old time jazz sound coupled with heavy hitting bass/snare and electronic production/influences. Gramatik's production is amazing on all his tracks, I was instantly a fan. Make sure you check out all his tracks because they range widely in sound.

Les Twins - Dancing to: edIT - Ants

Les Twins make it back on this blog once again. It's been too long since i posted some fresh dancing but I make it a point to sprinkle in the best and freshest I can find.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kid Koala - Basin Street Blues

Kid Koala is simply great at what he does and what he does isn't quite like anything anyone else does. Here is his New Orleans Jazz inspired track called Basin St. Blues set to genius animation. Kid Koala has always been full of change and it's long past due that he get a post on my blog. *tips hat to a Koala

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dub Echoes (full documentary)

The documentary Dub Echoes explores Jamaican dub and its influence on electronic music and hip hop via interviews with some of the music’s leading practitioners. If nothing else, this documentary will help you to get to know/understand your taste's roots.

Directed by Bruno Natal and featuring reggae legends and dub pioneers King Jammy, Sly and Robbie, U-Roy and Lee “Scratch” Perry, as well as beat experimentalists like Bill Laswell, DJ Spooky, Mad Professor and Basement Jaxx, Dub Echoes gets deep into the groove and takes you inside the echo chamber. Top notch stuff here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WANDA JACKSON - Hard Headed Woman

Since I posted the underrated Joe Maphis I have to post some Wanda Jackson. Girl finally made the rock and roll hall of fame in 2009 but people still don't much recognize her name. She is definitely one the most under appreciated American singers of all time. She had a huge influence on early rock and even dated/toured with Elvis but it is said that he couldn't keep up with her wildness. Female that rocked the stage far better and sooner than most men and and almost all other women rockers = mad change. Keepon Wanda!

Joe Maphis - Pickin' And Singin'

Dude could shred on anything with strings. He is rather unknown outside of musicians but his style of play influenced many great string players in American history. Joe Maphis influenced mad change so I tip my hat to this innovator while your favorite guitarist humbly accepts defeat.