Monday, 31 December 2012

Review of 2012

It was a bit of a memorable year for me - the twins, moving house, an engagement and even a complete change of job role (though still at the same place - probably good to have some constancy).  

So, round up of the year time again but a much more truncated version this year - hopefully back to little bit more time for music and posting next year. I'll also point out about 4 of the lps I've only picked up since seeing them in other charts of the year but again I'll blame that on the kids. 

1 Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

2 Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D City
3 Four Tet - Pink
4 Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe 
5 Legowelt - The Paranormal Soul
6 Lee Gamble - Diversions
7 Porter Ricks - Biokinetics (Re-issue)
8 Cooly G - Playin' Me
9 Julia Holter - Ekstasis
10 How To Dress Well - Total Loss
11 Vessel - Order Of Noise
12 Golau Glau - A New Kind of Bleak (Official Soundtrack)

1 Andrés - New For U

2 Joy Orbison - Ellipsis 
3 Burial - Truant / Rough Sleeper
4 Blawan - His He She & She
5 DJ Haus - Needin' U (MK Dub)
6 Mala - Stand Against War
7 Paranoid London - Paris Dub
9 Percussions - Bird Songs / Rabbit Songs
8 Madteo - We Do... (DJ Sotofett's NYC Dub Mix)
10 Willie Burns - The Overlord EP
11 Tuff Sherm - Pharmacy EP
12 Wax - 30303
13 Bullion - Love Me Oh Please Love Me
14 Dusk + Blackdown + - High Road
15 Mr Beatnick - Sun Goddess
16 Mo Kolours - EP2
17 Grouper - Black Out (Svpreme Fiend Remix)
18 Blaq Robots - Riley

Happy New Year and all the best for 2013! 

Friday, 14 December 2012

Niteshade Inc Podcast 17

It was a very pleasant surprise and honour to be asked by Snooks of Niteshade / BM Soho records, London to deliver another podcast mix for them and again it's the Christmas special. 
Check last years mix here: Niteshade Inc Podcast: 8

Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Steal Away
Cool Breeze - Cre-A-Tine (instrumental)
Shake - Space Probes
The Roots - Hall & Oates
Kassem Mosse - Workshop 08 Untitled B1
Kool Kev (The Lyrical Stinger) - My Experience (Dub)
Thomas Bangalter - Night Beats
Gescom - Keynell
Osborne - Afrika (Bullion Remix) 
Porter Ricks - Port Gentil
Brainticket - The Space Between
Rhythm & Sound - Mango Drive
Animal Collective - Peacebone (Pantha Du Prince Remix)
Teebs - Grannies Away Present
Pariah - Prpheus
Zomby & Actress - 2
Lil Wayne - I Feel Like Dying (Flying Lotus mx3)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

2012: Where did that go?

Sorry for the radiosilence almost all year on here. A couple of little things happened which put music on the back burner a bit for me so here's a round of of the few mixes I did and in the coming days will be a round up of the records I bought.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I Am Nobody's Nigger by Dean Atta

I Am Nobody's Nigger by Dean Atta by deanatta

I Am Nobody's Nigger
Rappers when you use the word "nigger" remember that's one of the last words Stephen Lawrence heard, so don't tell me it's a reclaimed word.
I am nobody's nigger
So please, let my ancestors rest in peace
Not turn in their graves in Jamaica plantations
Or the watery graves of the slave trade
Thrown overboard into middle passage
Just for insurance claims
They were chained up on a boat
As many as they could manage and stay afloat
Stripped of dignity and all hope
Awaiting their masters and European names
But the sick and the injured were dead weight to toss
And Lloyds of London would cover that cost.
I am nobody's nigger
So you can tell Weezy and Drake
That they made a mistake
I am nobody's nigger now
So you can tell Kanye and Jigga
I am not a nigger... in Paris
I'm not a nigger in London
I'm not a nigger in New York
I'm not a nigger in Kingston
I'm not a nigger in Accra
Or a nigger with attitude in Compton
Cos "I don't wanna be called yo nigga"
How were you raised on Public Enemy
And still became your own worst enemy?
You killed Hip Hop and resurrected headless zombies
That can't think for themselves or see where they're going
Or quench the blood lust because there's no blood flowing
In their hearts, just in the streets
They don't give a damn as long as they eating
Their hearts ain't beating, they're cold as ice (bling)
Because they would put money over everything
Money over self respect or self esteem
Or empowering the youth to follow their dreams
Stacking paper cos it's great than love it's seems
Call me "nigger" cos you're scared of what "brother" means
To know that we share something unspeakable
To know that as high as we rise we are not seen as equal
To know that racism is institutional thinking
And that "nigger" is the last word you heard before a lynching.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Helix Luckyme Mixtape

The Luckyme mix Helix mentioned in the Heroes of 2011 chart, is now available:

100. Helix – Rapid Mixtape

LuckyMe Mixtape Helix Hessle Audio Night Slugs Lucky Me
100. Helix – Rapid Mixtape
Click here to download
Helix is that dude with All Caps & Night Slugs 12″s out this apocalyptic 2012 which places him in unique position to quietly influence the best djs this year; just before the oceans evaporate forever… and so what’s he offering? Well he’s upping the tempo on all this pussy compressed laptop techno and trying to bring back something raw uncut with clattering, black-pepper drum programming that feels authentic. He builds music for 1AM and 4AM with equal weight – even his deeper, understated moments swing on long tape saturated pads. And with this tape for us, which could of easily just been a tribute to OJ Da Juiceman, he sorta surprised us with this perfect night drive soundtrack of rapid & classic techno that warrants bouncing to cassette just for the extra dose of fuzz as the planet moves slowly closer to the sun. Our 100th tape. Helix in the mix. Happy new year.