I'll House U

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Anthony "Shake" Shakir - Fact Of The Matter
Jill Scott - Slowly Surely (Theo Parrish Edit)
Cassy - Soul Survivor
Bobby Konders - Dub Massai Style (Mark's Mix)
Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes - Modulator
Cajmere feat. Derrick Carter - Dream States (Dub)
Krimp - Funky Muzik
Chronic Sounds - Evelin's Basement (Main Mix)
Phuture - Rise From Your Grave (London Radio Edit)
Code 6 - Off The Hilltop
N.Y. House'n'Authority - Apt. 1A
Metro - Straphanger
Gemini - Blast Me
Marcellus Pittman - There's Somebody Out There
Blunted Dummies - House For All (S-Man's Deep In The Vibe Edit)

This one's dedicated to the fabulous WRCP blog for providing dope tuneage and dropping some serious knowledge. Go there, it's a place of joy and enlightenment!


Oh, Ray...

... we hardly knew ye. This has got to be the most hilarious thing I've come across in the last few days. And I've got to confess that for a split second I was really like, "Wow, who'd have thought that?!?"


Sound Gallery I

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Christian Marclay - interview & video

A couple of days ago, while peeking around on slsk for some musique concrète badness, I accidentally stumbled upon this fella who was sharing a bunch of articles from Leonardo Music Journal. Never heard of it before, but some of the titles sounded quite intriguing and so I proceeded to nick 'em. Among the bunch was this interesting interview with soundartist/turntablist Christian Marclay. If you don't know what the guy is on about or just want to see him in action, here's a nice mini-doc I found on youtube:

B-Boys Inna Dancehall

Hip-hop's relatively flimsy relationship with reggae is a bit curious, considering that early pioneers like DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were of Caribbean descent and that hip-hop probably wouldn't even exist without the influence of Jamaica's soundsystem culture (as you can read here and here). Anyway, here's some favourite reggae-fied hip-hop tunes and remixes of dancehall tracks from the early and mid nineties, when that kind of crossover sound was briefly fashionable. Booyaka!

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Cutty Ranks - A Who Seh Me Dun (Dynamic Duo Remix)

Born Jamericans - Boom Shak-A-Tak (Dancehall Remix)

Smiff-N-Wessun - Sound Bwoy Buriell

Da Bush Babees - We Run Things (It's Like Dat)

Poor Righteous Teachers - Easy Star

Naughty By Nature - Wickedest Man Alive

Fu-Schnickens - Ring The Alarm

Cutty Ranks - Limb By Limb (Hip-Hop Remix)

Supercat - Ghetto Red Hot (Hip Hop Mix)

Das Efx - Mic Checka

Kenny Dope feat. Screechy Dan - Boomin' In Ya Jeep

Shabba Ranks and KRS-One - The Jam