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Just put out a seasonal mix cd with Fat Sal called "Carnival '05" including a set of 'Nawlins finest mixed by Sal and a Brazillian set mixed by myself. We had to throw in some extra world wide treats too, so to hype the disc here's a couple of numbers that got thrown on because we love them so much and they're pretty hard to find. The first cut is by Coke an early 70's Miami Latin funk combo. The second cut is by Manu Negra, which is Manu Chao's old band. It is a single from 1989 on Virgin, but sound like it could have come out yesterday. Enjoy, and buy the mix in it's entirity at Jilly's on Thursdays or at Spool on 18th street. Ciao Ciao
Here is a promo of the imagery that will make up the lightbox that is being fabricated for the Avenue of the Arts in Kansas City, Mo. The piece will be 3'x 5' and will hang on a parking garage on 10th and Central
Okay so everyone I meet, strangers even, I tell them about M.I.A., about how she's about to save the idea of world music, of hope, of third and first world's synergizing to make something great. Her story is pretty epic in itself. Born in London raised in Sri Lanka, where her parents were Tamil Tiger fighters, she moved back to London studied art at St. Martins and started making amazing stenciled paintings (check her site here) and videos. While shooting a video for a friends band she started fucking around with some drum machines and started rapping in a cauldron of vernaculars from London and Sri Lanka over dancehall beats. The rest will soon be history. Her record drops next month, in the meantime she worked on a bootleg album with Diplo (of Hollertronix fame) and these two cuts are some of my favs from that album titled Piracy Funds Terrorism. enjoy
The web site is finally up for the Urban Culture Project check it @ www.urbancultureproject.org
As you can see it's a stunning site, visually and content wise. It was a great weekend for openings, stay tuned for more updates on UCP projects.
Big ups to my man DJ SuperWolf aka James Trotter a native of Miami, Fl who came to KC via New York and never left. All my knowledge of KC soul music comes from him. The first cut is hands down one of my fav funk/soul cuts ever. The Curtis Liggins Indication "What It Is" became a Northern Soul staple, in the mid-west mr. Liggins and his Indication were a regional success touring and releasing a handfull of singles and preparing a full length when a car accident cut the stars life short. This cut and Liggins vocal stylings owe worlds to another Curtis, Mr. Mayfield that is. But the bubbling bass in the background and the driving drums keep the pulse rollicking and keep the listner smiling and dancing. God Bless this track. I don't know much about Triology's KC in The Ghetto, but its raw and a great sounding 45, nice breaks at 2:00 in too. And finally the 5-C's, surely a Jackson 5 rip off, with the high pitched alto lead in Get Out of The Ghetto. Superwolf has been saying he's going to put out oll his KC souls and funks on a compilation, someone please urge him to do this as he has at least 50 primos like these. Enjoy Friends
This video is from a solo show at The Opie Gallery that took place last September. The audio was dubbed out and mixed by myself using snippets from Guns 'n Roses and John William's (The soundtrack guy) composition for the nightly news that was composed in the 80's. The subject is the first Dream Team and The First Gulf War. Oh how far our Empire has fallen since 1992. Now we can't win a fucking war or a basketball game.
Okay this Yam Who guy is killing it. I think he's this Swiss guy who's remixing lots of r n b n rap n stuff and adding sick breaks and heavy bass. Most of his shiz was on Raw Fusion but recently Ubiquity has put out a few of his remixes on 12". His biggest one so far is Frontin the Pharell song that he lays the nicest dance beat behind. this is by Tha Rayne and it's called Didn't You Know and its money duntchathink? You can buy his records in the dance section Here
Two more selections from my 'lil bro. When he's not making music as The PleasureMaker, shirtless Joe is resident dj at the Afro-shing-a-Ling @ the Taproom in Lawrence, Ks, and doing the sickest funky world music programming on legendary college raido KJHK 90.7 Sunday Nights. Representing the white soul of the mid-west, watchouuut!
These selections are more on the downtempo in the pocket deep and funky mode.
This track from Shirtless Brother Joe McGuire in his bedroom studio @ the Bullhouse in Lawrence, Ks. Its called "The Billcollector" and fuses soulfull fender rhoades and vocals over a thumping four on the floor dance beat. Call it crucial! The next cut "Watch Out" takes a similar one the aforementioned, but definetly dig the breakdown in the final minute of the tune.Download the_bill_collector