Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Very Best

The Very Best formed over the exchange of a bicycle - once upon a time, the group was a trio consisting of Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and the London-based producer duo Radioclit. It has since been reduced to two, as one of the Radioclit members jumped ship.

Their mixtape Super Mom asserts an energising balance between joyful tribal feels and modern-based electronics; guests to contribute include Kanye West, Billy Idol, LCD Soundsystem, Rusko and African Boy, to name a few.  

Super Mom is intended to be a “celebration of Africa” and a “celebration of every mother in the world.”


Da Cali Anthem - Rusko

Secousse (Crookers Spino remix) - Radioclit

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Ouch part 3

Bass-ridden dubstep and chilled drum'n'bass tracks
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Gil Scott-Heron RIP

Gil Scott-Heron 
April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011

The Bottle - Gil Scott-Heron

Racetrack in France - Gil Scott-Heron

B Movie - Gil Scott-Heron

Me & The Devil - Gil Scott-Heron

Gyptian remix

Here's a little blend I cooked up last night between Gyptian's Beng Beng and Side Effekt's Autumn Morning

Beng Beng (Wall-B blend) - Gyptian

Beng Beng - Gyptian

Autumn Morning - Side Effekt


Beardyman live

Talented UK beatboxer Beardyman makes up a bluegrass/jazz song on the spot on US chatshow Conan...

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Everyday Chillin'

Cool new video for a Chip Tha Ripper tune that appeared on Gift Raps

Everyday Chillin' - Chip Tha Ripper

Light One Up - Chip Tha Ripper

Whoa - Chip Tha Ripper

Cool Points - Chip Tha Ripper

Dirtybird Party with Claude VonStroke

This Dirtybird party in Golden Gate Park looked like a real good time, Claude VonStroke on the decks...

A few sick releases on the Dirtybird label:

Bees - Sébastien Léger

Moon Chon Chayoh - Munnibrothers

Moon Chon Chayoh (Zombie Disco Squad remix) - Munnibrothers

Nur Mal Kurz (Philip Bader remix) - Nicone & Sascha

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Wall-B blend - Stormy Dub vs Lyricist

Wall-B blend between dub from Jah Marnyah & Manasseh and the rhymes of J-Live

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Stormy Weathers - Jah Marnyah feat. Manasseh

The Lyricist - J-Live

Epitome of Dope

...the epitome of dope...

Mice In The Presence Of The Lion - Hardnoise

Turbo Recordings

Canadian record label Turbo Recordings are home to some seriously easy-on-the-ear electronic vibes at the moment, leaning towards tribal house & minimal. Well worth a listen; here's some afro-beat, African-influenced house from Crowdpleaser & some dope remixes of ZZT

Nenekri - Crowdpleaser

Together We're Strong - Crowdpleaser

ZZt (Crowdpleaser Dub) - ZZT

ZZafrika - ZZT

ZZAfrika (Plein Soleil remix) - ZZT

ZZarika (Julio Bashmore remix) - ZZT

Friday, 20 May 2011

Wildfire remix

has had rhymes laid over it by Drake to good effect

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Termanology & Statik Selektah are 1982

82 - 92 feat. Mac Miller - Statik Selektah & Termanology are 1982

Still Waiting - 1982

The World Renown - 1982

You Should Go Home - 1982

far from battle 3

chilled                    &                     dope

Hey Ma (RL Grime Remix) - Cam'ron ft. Juelz Santana

Stormy Weathers (Vocal) - Jah Marnyah

Do It (High School Dropout) - Tayyib Ali

Bloody Poetry - Grieves

Grustle - Lil Scrappy feat. Pharrell

Sordid Gramma - Telemachus

Lucky - Blu

The Anthem - The Mighty Underdogs

 and the great soul song sampled for the Mighty Underdogs tune...

Underdog - Sly & The Family Stone