Shine 2009 - Older (from Our Nation LP, 2013)
Another “best of finnish 2013” and emotional rollercoaster from <3 to :’( to <3 again.
Jaakko Eino Kalevi - No End (Dream Zone EP, 2013)
From <3 to :’( to <3 - one of the best finnish tunes in 2013.
Batch of great music - 25th of November 2013.
Deep sumthing/broken beatish @ 115 bpm.
Dj Rashad - Let It Go
Some more of that sweet ‘n’ sour music styles. Footwork + some jungle touches. Eyesdown + euphoria + butterflies in the stomach.
Available from the “Rollin’ EP” (Hyperdub, 2013) http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Rashad-Rollin/release/4356239
Listen/purchase: Everything Is by Square & Iwere
Mood fits perfectly my saturday morning. Laidback and dreamy.
|—||Tunde Adebimpe (via buildings-on-fire)|
D.I.E. Featuring The Men You’ll Never See - R U Married
From “The Unseen” ep. M.A.P. Records, 1997. http://www.discogs.com/DIE-The-Unseen/release/110003
OMG total bliss! Ghetto house/electro. Deep. Banging. Soulful. Just the right mood for those lonely nights or desperate dance floors in some sweaty dark basement. I call it sweet ‘n’ sour. Fist pumping and handclapping with tears on yo eyez.
D.I.E. = Detroit In Effect. Naturally. http://www.discogs.com/artist/D.I.E.
Pannello a scacchi, 1950
Batch of great music - 30th of October 2013.
So.. “bass music”. 2 x 160BPM + 90BPM (kinda waiting for producers to explore that tempo also - e.g. Om Unit & co are already going from 80 to 87BPM… also some double time switchups with kicks or percussion would be neat besides hi-hats).
Orkiestra Uliczna Z Chmielnej: Zakazane Piosenki LP, 1970. Polish folk music from the time of WWII.
Nice cover, heavy origins of tunes, but also a story of humanity and of the ways how music can also ultimately act as a political weapon and a way of resistance under extreme circumstances.
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MIKAEL FEATURES ON MEAN SEED VOL. 1
PURCHASE: BANDCAMP / JUNODOWNLOAD / BOOMKAT / ITUNES
The music doesn’t force you to dance, but invites you to join in, says Mikael. While the latter is certainly true, I have to disagree with the former when it comes to his music. Those already acquainted with his work will know what I’m talking about. The natural mystique underpinning Mikael’s sound derives from the same rootical palette that has made melancholic soundsystem music a global phenomenon. Murky soundscapes, sweeping grooves and hypnotic dread basslines resonate the early foundation sound yet are the building blocks upon which the Finnish native delivers his skank-enthralling rhythms. Subsequently, Mikael captures the soundsystem philosophy by respecting the fundamentals of space and groove, while applying personal textures to reflect his own environment and sonic outlook. With Finland’s outdoors at his disposal and a close friend like LAS at hand, Mikael is surrounded by positive stimulating inspiration. I discovered Mikael when Panu Posti (Dullatron), owner of Mean Seed Records, sent me an advanced copy of Mean Seed Vol. 1 earlier in March this year. The compilation was full of promising new talent emerging from the heart of Helsinki. The tracks were refreshing, and engaging clearly confirming that Finland’s scene was in good health. While domestic pioneers such as Tes La Rok, Desto, Dead-O have made their mark, the next wave are eager to do so too. Scene favourite LAS has already made a huge impression, and I believe Mikael is not far behind. Captivated by his sound, I was passionate about including Mikael to our portfolio of exclusive features and show some support of our own. Along with an insightful interview, he’s contributed a stellar mix featuring a host of unreleased dubplates by himself, LAS, and Gantz as well as a few personal favourites. We’re really excited to share this one with you….
Batch of great music - 18th of October 2013.
Great blog over all, even though not updated anymore: http://jazzalbumcovercrypt.blogspot.com/
Little more on the record: http://www.discogs.com/Hubert-Laws-The-Chicago-Theme/master/67365