Wednesday, 30 September 2009

i Like......!!!

The Hemlock boys dropped into Soul Jazz with a couple of test pressings under their arm a couple of weeks.... I duly hurried one into my bag!!

From the little I've heard from James Blake, I'm assured that he's a name we will be hearing for a LONG time to come. His off kilter production is dope, and provides unexpected drops, synth sounds and his tunes beg a bogle or two.

Check the latest version of Transmit // Box // Flat to hear it....

I'm also giving away a copy of Steppas' Delight Two

Transmit // Box // Flat // 002 by holdboxflat

1. Ecliptic Armilla // Busy // Rush Hour Recordings
2. Scuba // Symbiosis // Hot Flush Recordings
3. Koushik // Beep 01 // Stonesthrow
4. Oh No // Juke Joint // Stones Throw
5. Mos Def // Casa Bey (45:34) // Downtown
6. Pax Nicholas & The Nettey Family // Na Six Feet // Daptone Records
7. Bei Bei & Shaun Lee // Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Remix) // Ubiquity
8. Andreya Triana // Lost Where I Belong // Ninja Tune
9. Sleeping Samurai // Kluger / Vangarde // Library Subscription Discs *
10. Raekwon // New Wu (feat Ghostface & Method Man) // EMI
11. Jannisary // Demdike Stare // DDS
12. The XX // Basic Space (discJokke Remix) // Young Turks
13. LCD Soundsystem// 45:33 (Riley Reinhold Remix) // DFA
16. Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts // Odysee // Circus
17. Thoda Resham Lagta Hai // Bhappi Lahiri & Lata Mangeshkar
18. Arrow Root // MF Doom // Nature Sounds
19. Now Generation // Damu The Fudgemunk // White

20. Dum Maro Dum // music by R.D Burman, sung by Asha Bhosle (from the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1971)
21.Doston Se Pyar Kiya // music by R.D Burman, sung by Usha Uthup (from the film Shaan, 1980)
22.Baby Let's Dance Together // music by R.D Burman, sung by Tejwant Kittu (from the film Shalimar, 1978)

23. Azaxx // Pianissimo //
24. Martin Cohen Loves Latin Percussion // Sabu Martinez // EFG
25. Untold (James Blake Remix) // Stop What You're Doing // Hemlock
26. Skream // Memories Of Third Base // Digital Soundboy
27. Darkstar // Need You // Soul Jazz **
28. King Midas Sound // Crash and Burn // Soul Jazz **
29. Goldie //Envious // White
30. The Predicate Production Guild // Orderly Violence (Forgiving Interlude) // Disposable Music *
31. Bonobo // The Keeper (Instrumental) // Ninja Tune

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Chocolate Dubstep.....

..... makes it sound all the sweeter.

Steppas' Delight, which had that Bug track with Flo Dan on it, and the Skepta "African Hooter" business, is about to get a volume two ---> Steppas' Delight Two is almost ready to drop.

"Dubstep: Present to Future" is the tag line..... and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

For those who doubt Dubsteps development capabilities.... EAT CAKE!!!

There's some serious heat on here from amongst others..... LD, King Midas Sound, Benga, Joker & Ginz, Darkstar, Crazy Cousinz and a bunch of other dubstep shapers.

These are 2 of the exclusive tracks on the comp.....

LD - Primal Instinct (forthcoming on Steppas' Delight Two) by Soul Jazz Records

Untold - You Didn't Win the Holiday (forthcoming on Steppas' Delight Two) by Soul Jazz Records

Valid Comparison???

Chaka & Erykah

Khan on the Drums.... Badu on the MPC

followed by....

I think Chaka gets it....?! Erykah definitely would!!

** idea stolen from Pakistani International Airways **

And....... here's a recording or Ms. Badu's baby father live on Governors Island, NY on my birthday last Saturday as part of Mos Def current US Tour.

Jay Electronica Live on Governors Island, New York // 12th September 2009 via Grandgood

Sounds like he's moved on a lickle on the live side since the Worldwide Awards 2008 ;-)

With two tickets in hand, and currently residing in New York, i'm still trying to get around the fact that Ms. P managed to miss the gig??!?!?!?!!?!

Anywayz, here's the Dear Moleskin video clip business as well.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

TBF // 001

Hold // Box // Flat is a new project from myself and Neel Dwala

It's basically an excuse to play and put out the music that we love.

Sounds simple? Not so....

Anyways, here's the first installment of our new radio show, it's 2 hours of new music from DoP, Theo Parrish, Omar-S, Mount Kimbie, Floating Points, Tokimonsta, Jaisu and a whole load of others... touching dubstep, beats, hip hop, techno, funk, soul and whatever flaours we're feelin.

Hope your feelin' it too?

Transmit // Box // Flat

1. Midnight // Dwala // Hold Box Flat
2. Vacuum Boogie // Floating Points // Eglo Records
3. 1derful Beings // Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program // Ramp Recordings
4. Time Patrol // Kode 9 & The Spaceape feat. Cha Cha // Hyperdub
5. Squezze My Lime // Darkstar // Hyperdub
6. Fifty Mile View // Mount Kimbie // Hotflush Recordings
7. Space 2 - David Durrah // Soul Jazz
8. Flying Gorgars // Omar-S // FXHE
9. LCD Soundsystem // 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) // DFA / Parlophone
10. Flying Lotus // Testament Breakage Bills Surf Mix // Warp
11. Tokimonsta // Star Gazing Coma // CD-R
12. Jaisu // Chillinterlude // CD-R
13. Dudley Perkins // Money // Stonesthrow
14. The Heliocentrics // Distant Star (Instrumental) // Now & Again Records
15. Mulatu Astatke // Alemya // Dig *
16. Amanaz // Green Apple // Shadocks Msuic
17. Petalouda // What can you do in your life // Dig *
18. Rainer Truby // Ayers Rock // Compost
19. Africa Music Machine // Tropical // Soul Power
20. Johnny Pate // Shaft in Africa // ABC Records
21. Lonnie Liston Smith // A Garden of Dance // Streetsounds
22. Menahan Street Band // Make the Road Walking // Daptones
23. Jay Dee, Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood // Antiquity (Dwala edit) // CD-R
24. Floating Points // Truly // Eglo
25. Mono/Poly // The George Machine // Faces Records
26. Seven // Fever Ray (Martyn Remix) // MuteUSA
27. N.B Funky // Riddim Box // White
28. SBTRKT // Repeats // CD-R
29. Scuba // Flesh is Weak // Hotlfush Recordings
30. DoP // The Dust Mast // CD- R
31. Shine - Peter Kruder // CD-R
32. Motor City Drum Ensemble // Frontin // 2020vision
33. Simpha // Simpha // Smithsonian Folkways
34. Dwala // Work Song // Hold Box Flat

*taken from Psych Funk 101 compilation

Hold // Box // Flat for more info...!!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

"you make my stomach turn with anger......"

"He no be gentle man at all...."

An unsuspecting hopeful tries his luck pulling some Fela lyrical and moves in front of the West African Idol Panel...!!!

"dis guy?!..... you must be on some wrong pills"

1,000 times more entertaining than the British version.

Thank the twittin' Charlie Dark for 'dis guy!!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Gilles Peterson is IMPRESSSED....

..... and so am i.

Along with Roots Manuva, Mount Kimbie, Tony Allen, Nostalgia 77, Bugge Weseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, Actress, Keith & Julie Tippets and Speech Debelle.

at the Legendary!! Ronnie Scotts... 17th, 18th and 19th September

Sunday, 6 September 2009

"he's talking to the sea life"....?

Thank yoooou Rodney!!

Breakage vs. Roots Manuva!!

anymore questions?

Saturday, 5 September 2009

15 Fucking Years...!!

... of 55DSL

and this is how they celebrated it at Notting Hill Carnival 2009!!

Skreams Banana Disco

obviously the lively corner?!

is it Ma Dynamite now...? She's not really gettin' away with the "Ms." monkier anymore

Don't hate the hat!!.... Hate the game!!

2 Dynamites in one building?! Must've been 'erm explosive... (sorry, couldn't help it)

not the safest place to rave..!!

Could do a lot of damage with photoshop!!

Pass the soap!!

bass faaaace...!!

from this evidence the sweet 16 should be decent....

Check out the 55dsl blog for more fuckin' 55...!!

I want a pair of these!!