Toronto’s Minty Burns is now on the “Smoker’s Club” tour with Joey Bada$$ and Ab-Soul. On “Emotions” he does what one would expect on a song by the title, some Chase N Cashe production with a Deuce Wonder hook round it out. A solid effort, Minty is showing growth lately since his introduction 5 or so years back. Shout of for the Junior Watanabe reference too
All posts for the month December, 2013
Ok, so the first trailer did not give enough information, NOW though I’ve seen enough. Coming to the US in March 2014 and hopefully to a theater near Jackson. The Raid:Redemption showed for like 4 days I believe.
There IS a box and you should work outside of it. Jakarta Records, enlisted Oddisee to work with some artists from Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. Here we have a young Egyptian singer, Maryam Saleh and I have no idea what she is saying but it’s beautiful. I am anxious to hear more from the project.
Some time ago I worked for a Berlin based NGO called MICT while running Jakarta Records. During this time I helped organize a recording session in Tunisia with 9 female singers and musicians from Tunisia, Libya & Egypt together with Oddisee and Olof Dreijer of The Knife. “Nouh Al Hamam” by egyptian singer Maryam Saleh is the first leak of the project. You can pre-order the vinyl here. Below you can find the infos for this project….
A little less then three years ago the political situation in many countries of the Arab world changed dramatically. Uprisings started in rural areas of Tunisia and from there spread to various countries in the region. Millions gathered in the streets united by their demand for more democracy, rights and participation in the political process. In most cases the reaction of the governing dictators were relentless and severe towards every form of protests. Violence in the streets of Cairo, Tunis and Bengasi escalated and resulted in the overthrow of the governments in Tunisia, Egypt and Lybia.
A year later a group of female singers and musicians from Tunisia (Nawel Ben Kraiem, Badiaa Bouhrizi, Medusa, Houwaida), Libya (Nada) and Egypt (Donia Massoud, Maryam Saleh, Youssra El Hawary) met in Mohsen Matri Studio in Tunis to sing- against corruption, despotism, patronization and narrow-mindedness. The song with Syrian artist Rasha Rizk was recorded some months later in her political asylum in Cairo. Sudanese/American producer Oddisee and Olof Dreijer of the Swedish pop duo The Knife joined the session, participating in the creation of the musical backdrop as well as the often multi-instrumentalist female singers. For the vinyl edition producers such as Brenk, Blackjoy and Blundetto contributed remix versions of the project.
At the time and still today especially musicians and especially women were and are trapped in a spiral of repression, discrimination and violence. “Sawtuha” (Arabic for “her voice”), the album that is the product of the 2-week session, is a vital encouraging testament of rebellion against the repression of democratic rights, gender inequality, and lack of inclusion. The music is an organic mixture of traditional Arabic music, regional influences and various forms of contemporary Western musical genres. A mixture that may sound contradicting at first but makes total sense once you listen to the music.
The studio session was organized by the Berlin based NGO MICT (Media In Cooperation And Transition) and was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office
DJ Jonasty drops one last mix before 2013 closes her doors forever (good riddance). The Core DJ/Jacktown re-presenter and
Bears fan, keeps the mix moving and your head bobbin’. Be sure to run over to DJJONASTY.NET and keep updated on what going on. Be sure to make it out to Duling Hall in Fondren on January 24th, when DJ Young Venom and Jonasty present “THE 90s PARTY PART DEUX”.
Nike is releasing the ’94 model of the Air Triax, one of Nike’s most comfortable running shoes ever. In it’s classic, white/black/turbo green colorway, with material updates but they mostly kept this shoe as it was. No actual date is available on the release but since their are on sale now in Europe, I’m assuming it’s only a matter of time
Before Van Morrison became a household name with songs like “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Moon Dance”, and “Crazy Love” he was the vocalist for the Irish Rock-N-Roll group Them. They recorded a pair of albums from ’64-’66 and had a few chart hits. However, it was the song “Gloria”, a song Morrison had written at just 18, that became what many would call a rock standard. “Gloria” has been covered by a who’s who list of music groups. A list which includes Jimi Hendrix, The 13th Floor Elevators, and The Doors, which I included below for you to check out. The 13th Floor Elevators’ version is easily my favorite. Roky Erickson’s voice is psychedelic rock. I also dig Bill Murray’s version of it too, with a little help from Mr Clapton.
2013 will not end without some new Hardcore space gangsta music from Jacktown’s own 7even:Thirty. Joining forces with Philly’s Hezekiah, rap music’s legitimate alien drops the aptly titled “Future Flow” produced by one of 7even’s main collaborators from Heaven’s Computer, Erik L. Mello Music Group is gearing up Rhyme Travelin’ to be unleashed soon I hope. Not much info on the project is available at this time, but keep tuned in and we’ll let you know what we know, when we know it.
While Dam is making all the usual stops someone would expect when releasing a project with
Snoop D O double G Snoopzilla. Let me remind you about a refreak he did of Toro Y Moi’s “Say That” from Anything In Return. I’m not sure how one funks up something that is already funky, but Dam does it. Now, 7 Days Of Funk is cool, but let’s get a new Dam project. Also check out below an unreleased Dam track called “Acceptance”
Philly native Truck North will be giving us Murder By Mourning very soon. On the second single “The Man”, Truck channels his inner Lords Of The Underground. Production is handled by Dante Lewis a VA producer who’s worked with No Malice, Curren$y and others.
Jamla is the Squad! drops next month and 9th Wonder and Rapsody drop another gem to get you prepared. A little different side of 9th on the beat and Rap rides the hell out of it. Rapsody is a serious force who will need to be reckoned with. Unfortunately when people see or hear a female emcee they always group them in the same category. Nobody likes to remember when Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte and the Queen were ripping microphones. They want their female rappers to be Nicki and Kim, but nah, give me Rapsody or Invincible any day.