MAGA BO drops COOL NEW VIDEO!

May 21, 2009

From the guy who got me into all this in the first place.. MAGA BO!

“After many visits to South Africa, connecting with the African Dope Records crew – Fletcher, Teba, Sibot, and Max Normal in particular, DJing all over SA from Cape Town to Joburg, producing and recording music, here is the third video clip to accompany my record, “Archipelagoes,” released recently on Soot Records.  “Nqayi feat. Teba.”  was also chosen to represent the sound of Cape Town on the latest African Dope Records compilation, “Cape of Good Dope 2.”

The video was shot over 2 days in Guguletu, one of Cape Town’s most notorious townships and Teba’s home turf – with all borrowed equipment – borrowed camera, boom box, the car on loan, people leting us into their houses to film.  Back in the day, Teba was a member of the super successful kwaito group Skeem, which put out several albums before he left to do more socially conscious work.  He now leads workshops in lyric writing and gumboot dancing (!), is part of the African Dope Sound System, has his own live band and has collaborated with the likes of Stereotyp, Godessa and SiBot.

A slow hybrid funk/macumba/ragga beat sung in Xhosa and English, the lyrics talk about the difficulties faced by youth in townships today and how society tries to force them to drink and take drugs.  Nqayi means baldhead and refers to fake rastas posturing themselves, but then bending over to the pressures of society and shaving their locks.  An interesting element of the lyrics to this track are in the chorus where he uses the Xhosa ‘q’ sound, a click made with the tongue and the roof of the mouth, as a percussive element.  Check the end of the video for a quick lesson…..”


MR LEUB drops HOT NEW MIXX!!!!

May 4, 2009

toddla-tMy homie MR LEUB, of the excellent MR LEUBMIXTAPES BLOG, just dropped another one of his great mixes! this is is more electronic oriented than the last couple and has a couple of bangers.. Lotta TODDLA T stuff in there as well as the new DJ ZINC. It’s hot…

GRAB IT HERE

TRACKLIST:
01 The Count Of Monte Cristal – Dibby DJ
02 Maschines Don’t Care – On A Roll Man (Malente Re-Edit)
03 Terry Lynn – Kingstonlogic
04 Dre Skull & Sizzla – Gone Too Far (Lee Mortimer Remix)
05 Machines Don’t Care ft. Serocee- – Badman
06 South Rakkas – Mad Again (Fake Blood Remix)
07 Toddla T ft. Serocee – Inna Di Dancehall (The Count of Monte Cristal & Sinden Remix)
08 Zinc ft. No-Lay – Killa Sound
09 Deekline & Wizard ft. Top Cat – Up for The Possee
10 Machines Don’t Care – Soundboy Massive (Herve & Detboi Remix)
11 Toddla T ft. Serocee – Manabadman (Andy George Re-Fix)
12 Major Lazer – Hold The Line (LaTourette Remix)
13 Detboi ft. Serocee – Jump Up And Down
14 Detboi – Come Rest Up
15 Toddla T ft. Serocee – Shake It (The Count of Monte Cristal & Sinden Remix)
16 Lexie Lee – Warlord’s Daughter (Paleface & Sticky Remix)
17 Jahdan Blakkamoore – Go Round Payola (Matt Shadetek Bye Haters Remix)


TALENTO DE BARRIO…

April 16, 2009

front-coverDADDY YANKEE has been on my, and well… everybody’s radar for some time, I love his older reggaeton stuff, don’t like the new hiphop stuff, but damn, the guy drops this cut on his same title album and it’s just pure fire. The rest of this album… I dont know man, it sounds a bit like the ‘western’ influences take over and he loses his strenght. back to the minimal, cold reggaeton beats for you DADDY! 🙂

DADDY YANKEE – TALENTO DE BARRIO


GUCCI MANE, DAMN…

April 16, 2009

gucci_maneWow… hear his almost out of breath, autotuned vocal rock this stuff man, I was just over to the great IT’S AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD blog and kinda forgot about this cut, but it’s well worth checking out.. Grab it right:

HERE


DANCE LIKE A WHITE BOY….

April 13, 2009

nerdNew cut by MASTER SHORTIE about white geeks. production on this is fire, all over the place, but really cool! the singing can go though 🙂

MASTER SHORTIE – DANCE LIKE A WHITE BOY (SKETCH IS DEAD RMX)


BPRC vs TC vs CASPA!

April 12, 2009


French dudes BPRC dropped their remix of CASPA’s remix of a TC track. Mmmm nice and confusing, global remixing going on with a healthy disregard to copyrights…… just how we like it! Nice one this, thanks to the homies at BOULE A FACETTES. check this out maaannn:

BPRC vs TC vs CASPA – BUDDAH MONEY


DJ DEVILLE of SENSELESS PHAT DUBSTEP MIXX..

April 9, 2009

1959_cadillac_deville_automobile_great_conditionGreat interview with Leed’s DJ DEVILLE right HERE on SONIC ROUTER and a great mix right here:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/g058kz

Tracklist:

1. Sarantis ft Sick Sense Crew – Focus (Vocals and Versions)
2. Sasquatch ft Oova – Indian Rain Man (Vocals and Versions)
3. Sarantis – Going Home (Dub)
4. Sasquatch ft Yt – Hidden Agenda (Vocals and Versions)
5. Sasquatch – Escapist (Dub)
6. Sarantis – Miami Cowboy (Dub)
7. DeVille ft Violet – Click (Vocals and Versions)
8. Octapush – Quebu Sabe [DeVille RMX] (Dub)
9. Sasquatch – Pieces Of Me (Dub)
10. Randomer – Scapegoat (Dub)
11. Sasquatch ft Foreign Beggars – Stay Seated (Vocals and Versions)
12. Sarantis ft Dialact & Asher Don – Nitroglycerin [MRK1 RMX Instrumental] (Vocals and Versions)
13. DeVille – Inj3ct (Dub)
14. Sasquatch – Shallow [Jack Sparrow RMX] (Vocals and Versions)
15. Sarantis ft Honey Brown – Fall in Love (Vocals and Versions)
16. DeVille – Racer (Dub)
17. Sarantis – Noisette (Dub)
18. DeVille & Sarantis – Boom (Vocals and Versions)
19. Sarantis – Whatagwaan (Dub)
20. Sarantis ft Warrior Queen – More Than Money [Starkey RMX] (Vocals and Versions)
21. DeVille – Chase (Dub)
22. DeVille ft Jimmy Luv – Quente Demais [Kanji Kinetic RMX] (Vocals and Versions)
23. Sasquatch – Money (Dub) blend with Lil Wayne – Yes
24. Sarantis – Focus [Instrumental RMX]
25. Sarantis ft Bunnington Judah – Warzone (Vocals and Versions)
26. Sasquatch ft Oova – Funeral (Dub)
27. Sarantis – Double Dragon (Dub)
28. Sarantis ft Urban Vox – Justice Dub (Vocals and Versions)

Links:
www.myspace.com/devilledj
www.senselessrecords.co.uk
www.myspace.com/senselessrecordz