Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Posted by pressjunkiepr on February 7, 2013
Posted by pressjunkiepr on December 12, 2012
Posted by pressjunkiepr on May 25, 2012
The New York Times gave a glowing review to Maga Bo’s brand new album, “Quilombo do Futuro”, stating:
“Hand-played percussion and hard-nosed voices are the rocket fuel for Maga Bo’s “Quilombo do Futuro” (Post World Industries), a cultural manifesto riding on rhythm. Make that rhythms. Maga Bo, a widely traveled American D.J. and producer who relocated to Rio de Janeiro in 1999, uses kinetic Afro-Brazilian beats as the album’s foundation and superstructure. But his tracks also mix in drum-machine sounds, stray ricocheting electronics, Brazilian guitars and glimmers of soundsystem bass music like Jamaican dancehall as well as Brazilian baile funk. Atop them — rapping, chanting and singing their own lyrics — are voices that can keep pace with the syncopations or sail above them. In Portuguese and occasionally English, Maga Bo’s collaborators often praise culture as survival mechanism and resistance tactic, while the beats constantly prove them right.”
Posted by pressjunkiepr on March 1, 2012
Jay Clue: Funk the World 03 (Fort Knox)
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In late 2011, “renegade funk ‘n’ soul” label Fort Knox Recordings launched a monthly mixtape series titled Funk the World. The first part of the series was presented by the label’s own Fort Knox Five and included an eclectic mix of world-music artists among remixes of songs by Fred Astaire andLouis Armstrong.
This month’s mixtape is presented by DJ Jay Clue (of QDUP Foundation) and features the likes of Gogol Bordello, Tim Tim, and The Correspondents, among others. You can listen to the entire mix here and read on for the full tracklisting.
01. “Green Honey (Instro Mix)” by Red Bantoo
02. “Gypsy Part of Town (Jayclue DJFEdit)” by Gogol Bordello vs. Tamir Muskat
03. “Balkan Train (Original)” by BxP Soundsistema
04. “Saraghina” by Odjbox
05. “Oye!” by Panama Cardoon
06. “Tequila (Gardener Of Delight extended mix Edit)” by Tape Five
07. “Rum’n'cocacola (Shake It Up Well)” by Tim Tim
08. “Take It Easy My Brother Charles (Qdup Re-Rub)” by Sambasonic
09. “One Note Samba” by Ursula 1000
10. “I Wanna Be Like You” by The Correspondents
11. “Sin Pena” by Stereo 77
12. “Good Elevators” by Bashboomb vs. Radio Zastava
13. “Yum Yum (Gimme Some) Remix” by The Fatback Band
14. “Clap Your Hands” by Melo & Pickster & Sabo
15. “Simon’s Day Off” by Simon Sayz
16. “Egyptian Reggae (Mojo Filter Wub like an Egyptian Edit)” byJonathan Richman & Modern Lovers
17. “The Chaotic” by Telepath
Posted by pressjunkiepr on August 2, 2011
“Dans Le Coeur Du Feu” - Karthala 72
Electric Cowbell Records presented its sonic brochure of 7-inches, remixes, and exclusives tracks through its debut compilation 101 Things To Do In Bongolia. Now the label is back to their 7-inch roots and is proud to announce a new release from Karthala 72, coming out on October 2nd.
Karthala 72 is the sound of a 1970′s psychedelic freakout only heavier than you ever heard it before! Tribal rhythms and hypnotic guitar from a time when the raw sound was king. Taking influence from the traditional music of the Comoros, to Anatolian bazaar jazz to the more familiar beat of percussion led afro funk. Karthala 72 this was just the beginning.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on July 13, 2011
On July 19th, Barbes and Fat Beats will release our first double LP which contains 23 of the best songs from The Roots of Chicha volume 1 and 2.To celebrate, here is our very first attempt at a mixtape which includes songs from the album as well as a couple of gems such as Los Destellos’ “Marijuana No” and “Chinito Bailarin” by Maximiliano Chavez’s Los Orientales de Paramonga. All radio announcements are by the legendary Ranil and are still being used on his radio station – Iquitos’ own RF.
MINI-MIX TRACK LISTING
Los Mirlos – Sonido Amazonico
Los Destellos – Marijuana No!
Los Wemblers – La Danza del Petrolero
Grupo Celeste – Como un Ave
Los Orientales de Paramonga – Chinito Bailarin
Los Mirlos – Cumbia y Guitarra
Los Destellos – Elsa
Los Diablos Rojos – Sacalo Sacalo
Los Hijos del Sol – Linda Muñequita
Juaneco y su Combo – Vacilando con Ayahuasca
Posted by pressjunkiepr on April 13, 2011
Posted by pressjunkiepr on December 17, 2010
GENERATION BASS PRESENTS: TRANSNATIONAL DUBSTEP
OUT FEBRUARY 1, 2011 (SIX DEGREES RECORDS)
Transnational Dubstep is the first major compilation to document the fusion of dubstep and global roots music. It has been conceptualized & compiled by co-owner/editor & the driving force behind the Generation Bass blog, DJ UMB in cooperation with Six Degrees Records. The record pulls together some of the most exciting new producers in electronic music who are incorporating sounds from around the planet with the bass bin shaking thump of dubstep.
By utilizing influences from Cumbia to Balkan- Chinese to Indian- Middle Eastern to Japanese- the songs on this unique collection represent the cutting edge vanguard of a whole new electronic sub-genre that is ready to capture the ears and imaginations of listeners world-wide.
DJ Umb and his partner Vincent Koreman (co-owner/editor & founder of the blog) had the arduous task of choosing from over 300 tracks locked inside DJ Umb’s Transnational Dubstep vault. The pair narrowed the tracks down to 30 for licensing and then Umb finalized the selection and sequencing.
The idea for the compilation came from the success of DJ Umb’s underground mixtape series “(India/China/Sufi/World) Calling”, which contained dubstep with traces of African, Balkan, South American, Indian and Middle Eastern vibes. These mixtapes also caught the attention of Bob Duskis, of Six Degrees, who was already a huge admirer of the Generation Bass blog. Thanks to him, this partnership, between Generation Bass and Six Degrees, for this compilation was born.
This 15 track hand picked compilation features established producers like the Midival Punditz and the Bandish Project while introducing breaking talent from around the bass music community including Engine Earz, Alexis K, Jajouka Soundsystem, Knowa Knowone, Shem and many more to a wider audience. Transnational Dubstep is the flashpoint where the ever-evolving bass music genre collides with the global music continuum.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on September 24, 2010
OUR MAN IN IQUITOS is a documentary film about Ranil, a Peruvian musician, pirate radio impresario and political gadfly from Iquitos – the capital of the Peruvian Amazon.
Since he began recording music in the 1970’s, Ranil has transformed himself from a popular player of Amazonian cumbia (also known as chicha) to a beloved local activist and radio personality – and now a mayoral candidate.
Raul Llerena (his given name) was born in Belen, a mostly poor and indigenous neighborhood in Iquitos. As a young man, Ranil went to Lima to study to become a teacher, but returned to Belen upon graduating and was soon fronting his own chicha band. Unlike his peers in local bands Los Silvers or Los Wemblers, Ranil refused to sign on with a label and decided to start his own – a bold move at the time.
Ranil put out a number of popular albums but, due to the independent nature of the venture, his fame never crossed over to the rest of the country. In the early 90’s, not satisfied to simply be a musician, Ranil decided to start his own radio station and quickly became known as an outspoken provocateur who didn’t hesitate to take on the most sensitive issues.
At close to seventy. Ranil shows little sign of slowing down. He is an incredibly vibrant character with a real concern for his fellow Amazonians, a wonderfully generous spirit with a great sense of humor.
Ranil is the true incarnation of independence. He has lived through dictatorships, an oil boom, terrorism, and yet has managed to never compromise.
Ranil is now running for mayor of Iquitos, and is backed by the well established national party Accion Popular. With their support, there’s a chance he might actually win, and we need your help to fund a trip to Iquitos to shoot his run and the election day.
OUR MAN IN IQUITOS is a film about Ranil and how being a popular musician informs his populist philosophy and provides him a privileged perspective on social issues.
OUR MAN IN IQUITOS is also a film about the city of Iquitos itself. With one million inhabitants and no road access whatsoever, Iquitos is the largest isolated city in the world. Its legend dates back to the rubber boom of the 1890’s that inspired Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo as well as Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams. A city of great riches and extreme poverty, Iquitos has been shaped by unexpected twists of history: the rubber and oil booms, the explosion of Amazonian cumbia, and now tourism around the drug Ayahuasca.
OUR MAN IN IQUITOS will also provide an invaluable look into a musical culture which, until very recently, was as marginalized as the people who produced it.
To tell this story, we need your help. With your assistance, we will be able to cover expenses for what will be the first of at least three trips to Iquitos. Your contributions will go towards flights, local transportation and accommodation, hiring a local crew, renting equipment and filming the electoral process as we follow Ranil, his mayoral opponents, and the many other characters who fill Ranil’s world.
Each contribution comes with a reward, and whether your interest lies in music, film, history, or politics (or all of the above) we hope you will join us in bringing to light the untold story of a remarkable city and a remarkable man.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on September 17, 2010
The wait is almost over for the highly anticipated release of The Roots of Chicha 2. It’s coming out in less than a month on October 12th on Barbès Records. The album is already receiving early praise from Pitchfork’s Altered Zones blog, The Fader, XLR8R, Soul Sides, Generation Bass, and much more.
You can stream six of the tracks below to get your ear buds going.