Παρασκευή, 27 Μαρτίου 2009

Flakes - Lick Your Fingers, If You Like It (2008 @ VBR)


Between Patras & London we present Flakes!!
Fresh sound, indie heavy guitar chords and effects, and
a sexy female voice. Yummy!!
Find more info here: http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Flakes+Uk


Πέμπτη, 26 Μαρτίου 2009

Mulatu Astatke & the Heliocentrics

Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-jazz music, and Stones Throw/Now Again Records' Heliocentrics joined forces and recorded an album for Strut Records' Inspiration Information series.


The Heliocentrics have already released an album called "Out There", which i personally find really nice.

The new record is called "Inspiration Information Vol. 3" and u can download it here.

By the way, The Heliocentrics & Mulatu Astatke are going to appear live at Synch festival this summer in Athens, Greece.
Untill then, Stones Throw has a couple of videos of them playing live.

Word on the street is that also Madlib will play live at the same festival, although nothing has been officially announced.


Τετάρτη, 18 Μαρτίου 2009

Ice Cube

Ice Cube will appear in Athens on April 12th 2009, according to his tour dates.

I'm officially mad with Karma.

Today might as well have been a good day for me. But no.. someone is messing with me and i can't help it..

All y'all who will be in Fuzz Club that day, i envy you.

Τρίτη, 17 Μαρτίου 2009

Thru You

Let's say u could spend a few months (3 for example) doing anything u like.. Anything!
And let's also say u like to play music.
U also have a computer, an internet connection and access to any software u could possibly ask for..

What would be the outcome??
Would it be anything like this???

An Israeli artist by the name of Kutiman spent 3 months making an album consisting of 7 tracks, all of them mixed exclusively by video samples from YouTube videos.
The project is called "Thru You" and was released on early March. There was an immediate response on the internet. The views of the videos in YouTube have reached 6 digit numbers and still counting.
All the songs are available on the project's website

Before we prepare another mix for scgoneam, we will make sure we eat as much hummus as possible and see what happens..

Τετάρτη, 11 Μαρτίου 2009

Onyx live in Athens

In other news, MF Doom will be releasing a new album called "Born Like This". The release is due on March 24th and the cover will look like this:


True Hip Hop Stories


True Hip-Hop Stories: Masta Ace from D-Nice on Vimeo.

Τρίτη, 10 Μαρτίου 2009

Straight Outta Compton

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, former members of "the world's most dangerous group", along with Tomica Wright, Eazy-e's widow, are probably jealous of all the buzz around Notorious so they'll get together to produce a biographical film on N.W.A.
The film's title will be -what else??!?- "Straight Outta Compton" and the director and actors are still wanted.
For some reason i strongly think it's gonna be shite! But i'm gonna watch it anyway..
More info by Entertainment Weekly.

Παρασκευή, 6 Μαρτίου 2009

The Walkpod

This is the new portable music gadget!
The Walkpod!!
It's an ipod, radio and a walkman!

Uhmm.. no! someone made it up and i found it kinda smart. Innit?! I've not got a clue who might have thought it.
I found it here by the way.

Πέμπτη, 5 Μαρτίου 2009

Dedicated To Facebook Users (inc. myself)

Synch 2009

..fuck me!!!!!
the first confirmed names for synch 2009 would be more than enough for me!!
just think of what is about to follow...
can't wait bi-a-tches!!!





3 CHAIRS (feat. Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Rick Wilhite / DJ SET)-US

Τετάρτη, 4 Μαρτίου 2009

Daptone Studios Robbed: WTF?

19 02 2009

In the ultimate in Douchebaggery, cowardness, and bullshit, I’m saddened to hear that the little label that could, Daptone Records Studio was robbed. I hope whoever did it gets caught, gets the shit beaten out of them, and then handed over to the Police. People really amaze the fuck out of me sometimes.

From Daptone Records:

Friends and associates,

As you may have heard through the grapevine by now, Daptone was broken into last night. Unfortunately, there was a lot of equipment (mics, pre-amps, monitors, turntables, guitars, amps, computers, etc.) stolen and damaged. It is going to take us a while to go through everything and take full stock of what was stolen, and we are not supposed to touch anything until the cops come back to collect fingerprints so we can only guess what’s missing from some mic drawers and cabinets.
And, no, we did not have insurance. We had been shopping around with different companies earlier this month but had not signed a check, so nothing was insured. We are working on replacing the gate in front, installing an alarm system, and getting insurance, but it is President’s day so it’s not going as quickly as we would have liked.
Nydia’s computer was stolen (which wasn’t backed up) and the modems/ phone system was ripped out, so we’ll be relatively out of commission for a few days.

I would like to ask for everyone’s help first in keeping an eye out for all of our stuff showing up on ebay/craigslist/local music shops, and secondly (and more realistically) keeping an eye out for good deals on headphones, mics, pre-amps, etc. I could really use a heads up on any kind of studio package for sale or studio equipment to be possibly bought or borrowed as soon as possible. We have a session scheduled for Friday to lay down some music for (I know this sounds
surreal) Rod Stewart, and I’m going to have to get the studio running by then. I know I’m going to need to find headphones, cables, mics, and pre-amps by then. I’m not sure what else yet.

Upon first glance we are definitely missing:
Fender Super Guitar Amp in case
Fender Deluxe Guitar Amp
A whole bunch of headphones and wires
Nydia’s HP laptop computer
One Desktop MacIntosh Computer
One Purple Audio API style lunchbox with four Purple Audio Biz mic pre-amps
2 Yamaha NS10 monitors
Vintage Harmony Rocket Guitar
One steel string acoustic guitar
Martin Tenor sax in a gig bag
Technics 1200 turntable
Ion USB turntable
Teac Receiver/stereo amp
Sony dual deck CD burner/player
All of our modem/phone system stuff was ripped out and taken.
A whole bunch of condensor and dynamic microphones (I still need to figure out exactly what’s missing) The power supply for my Trident console was tossed and the board was moved (probably not gently) so the status of that is still questionable.
A baldwin organ was tossed and is probably broken.
Lacie External hard drive

Over the next few days, as we sort out the rubble, we are going to figure out what else we lost.

We are putting in a roll down front gate, alarm system, and finally getting our insurance happening this week. We are also going to hire a security guard to watch the house for tonight as the cops and alarm guy seemed pretty confident that they will be back with a truck now that they’ve seen what’s in here.


Thankfully, we all still have our health, ambition, tape machines, and sense of humor in tact. You can slow us down, but you can’t stop us. Sleep well knowing we here at Daptone will continue to…

Keep putting Soul up,

Gabriel Roth

P.S. On a lighter note, it seems like the burglars did drop a few items in order to lift Alex’s old safe out of here, which was VERY heavy, VERY unwieldy, and also VERY EMPTY!

If you hear anything, pass it on to Daptone. Keep Diggin’!