Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Stinky Grooves 27.12.11 - some of 2011's finest tunes....

Me Wan Some Grades - Vybz Kartel (Rootical)
What’s It Gonna Be - Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
Jah Army - Stephen Marley ft Damian Marley & Buju Banton (Ghetto Youths)
Bad Weather - Richie Spice (Xterminator)
Bitter Sweet - Jesse Royal (Xterminator)
New York Minute - Ray Darwin (Joe Frasier)
Worldwide Love - Busy Signal (Dub Inc)
Too Watchy Watchy - Collie Buddz (Upsetta)
I Used To - Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
Access Pans - Curtis Lynch Jnr (Necessary Mayhem)
International Drama - Alborosie ft Guiseppe Tarantino (Greensleeves)
Stress Silent Murder - Tarrus Riley (Stars)
Hard Inna Earth (Life) - Busy Signal (Good Good)
Dem Nyam Anything - Busy Signal (Turf Muzik)
Bye Bye (Sabbo Rmx) - Busy Signal (soundcloud)
Beat Dem Bad - Stylo G (King Sturrage/Sting Ray)
Real Spenders$ - Busy Signal (Truckback Records)
New Money Ol Money - Busy Signal (Lockecity)
Rolling In The Heat (Heatwave/Jamie xx Rmx Refix) - Adele, Cecile, Mr Lexx & Timberlee (XL/Heatwave)
Street So Warm (Ross Orton & Pipes Dub) - Toddla T (Ninja Tune)
La Cumbia de Gary!!! - Third World Orchestra (soundcloud)
津波神風ーTsunami Kamikaze - Dolomites (IF THE KIDS)
Apoca (Chancha Via Circuito Rmx) - Gotan Project (Ya Basta)
Cinco (Chancha Via Circuito Rmx) - Ruby Suns (Sub Pop)
Humita Punita - Doma Tornados (Hipi Duki Muzik)
Crokett's Theme (Terrorismo Croquetero Mix by Third World Orchestra ) - Jan Hammer (soundcloud)
Motivation - Sonora (soundcloud)
Ojos Verdes - Sonora (soundcloud)
Watch Me Dance (Andrew Weatherall Rmx) - Toddla T (Ninja Tune)
Gunship (Andrew Weatherall Rmx) - Locussolus (International Feel)
Runaway Love (Andrew Weatherall Mix) - Alice Gold (Fiction)
Capsize - Dels ft Roots Manuva & Joe Goddard (Big Dada)
Look At Me Now - Sky' High (Dirty)
Don Dada - Sky' High (Dirty)
Don Dada Instro- P Money/Sky' High (Dirty)
Easy Action - The Alps (Mexican Summer)
Pokemon Dub - Drumcunt (soundcloud)
To Be Rich Is A Crime - Jeb Loy Nichols (On-U Sound)
Low Dogg - Micachu & The Shapes (Rough Trade)
Faking Jazz Together (Tom Furse Rmx) - Connan Mockasin (Phantasy)
Blue Dream - Hype Williams (Destijl)
Streetwise - LA Vampires Goes Ital (Not Not Fun)
Uhh Uhh - Pharoahs (100% Silk)
Queens - Ital (100% Silk)
Tonight - Canyons ft Kevin Parker (Modular)
Shadows On Behalf - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Grand National - Julio Bashmore (3024)
Happiness (Quiet Village Remix) - Jonathan Jeremiah (Island)
Tell Me A Tale - Michael Kiwanuka (Communion)
Creature - Kurt Vile (Matador)
Bleak Bake - King Krule (True Panther)
Tiger Eyes (Laid Back) Adrian Sherwood Rmx) - Peaking Lights (Weird World)

So.... seasonal tidings and all that. Above are around a third of the tunes that I picked out as ultra standouts from the year's playlists. All being well I should be able to bring you another dose of the remainder next week. In the meantime I'll be playing a set down at Rhythm & Alps late on Thursday afternoon, which means that I get to see Flying Lotus again..... very excited about that. Be good to one another, stay safe, stay free.... all the usuals..
(I haven't put all the soundcloud links in as I need to get to the bottom of why they DMCA'd me a couple of weeks ago with no grounds..wankers. Hanyways they are all linked to elsewhere when they were originally played and I'm sure yous lot can sus that...)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Stinky Grooves 20.12.11, seasons bleatings etc etc

Sangre Goajira Los Indígenas (Soundway)
Reina de Cumbias - Conjunto Miramar (Soundway)
Pescadores Del Mar - Alfonoso Puerta y su Conjunto (Soundway)
La Fullera - Conjunto Ritmos del Caribe (Soundway)
Freedom Ride - Caribbean Torpedoes (Atman)
Bushmaster Connection - Little John & Billy Boyo (Greensleeves)
To Be Rich Is A Crime - Jeb Loy Nichols (On-U Sound)
Tiger Eyes (Laid Back) Adrian Sherwood Rmx) - Peaking Lights (Weird World)
Jah Arise ( Dawn Landes Rmx) - Double Identity (bandcamp)
William's Dub - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Dreamin' - BIG K.R.I.T. (C.M.G./Def Jam)
Scottie Pippens - Curren$y & The Alchemist ft Freddie Gibbs (Greenstreets)
Life (Kwes Rmx) - The Jealous Guys (Fader X Squared)
Experiment 17 - Jon Wayne ft Blqbrd (Self Released)
In A Perfect World - Flash Bang Grenada ft Open Mik Eagle (Hellfyre Club)
Nasty - Nas (Def Jam)
Need Some Bad - Slick Rick (Columbia)
Look At Me Now - Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne (No CB!) (Jive)
Make My - The Roots ft Big K.R.I.T. & Dice Raw (Def Jam)
Tears Of Joy - Onra (All City)
Sun God (AndrewWeatherall Rmx) - Cut Copy (Modular)
Medication (Fearless Nightcrawler Rmx) - Death In Vegas (Drone)
Maya's Dub (Time 'Love' Lee Rmx) - DJ DRM (bandcamp)
We Three Kings - Paul White (soundcloud)
Lie Low, Pick Your Moment - Leyland Kirby (History Always Favours The Winners)
Winter Sun - AM & Shawn Lee (ESL Music)
Callahan - AM & Shawn Lee (ESL Music)
Murderous Joy - Carter Tanton (Western Vinyl)
Fuck The Earth - John Maus (Demos CD)
On Compton Bay - Gang Colours (Brownswood)
Bleak Bake - King Krule (True Panther)
Santos and Ken - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Don't Smoke In Bed To Keep Me Awake (NUF/Nina Blend) - Glad Ubik Session (soundcloud)
Simulation Crocodile Skin Handbag (Ed Banger)
Hobo Train - K.S.H.E. (Skylax)
Aliante Giallo - Esperenza (Gomma)
Tonight - Canyons ft Kevin Parker (Modular)
Suburban Dream - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
If You Leave...... - The Men (Sacred Bones)

Merry Xmarse and all that, will be doing my last Auckland (in fact North Island) gig for the year on Thursday at the Ginger Minx from 8.30 till we finish, be great to see you...Easy now!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stinky Grooves 13.12.11 - dig that number run & plenty On-U

Tiger Eyes (Laid Back) (Adrian Sherwood Rmx) - Peaking Lights (Weird World)
Conquer - New Age Steppers (On-U Sound)
HiFi Gets A Pounding - Dub Syndicate (On-U Sound)
Bad - Busy Signal (Jon FX)
Caribbean Girl - Busy Signal ft Burgaboy (Classique Inc)
Party Everyday - Busy Signal (Birchill)
Clean & Come Out - ZJ Liquid (Birchill)
Half On A Baby (Rmx) - Vybz Kartel ft Pusha T (One876)
Suffocation (ft Danny Brown) - Main Attrakionz (bandcamp)
Make My Day (ft Big Kritt) - The Roots (Island Def Jam)
Black Pearl - Bigga Productions (Bigga Bush Prodns)
Post Apocalypse Christmas - Gruff Rhys (Wichita)
Out Of Touch - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because)
Simulation Crocodile Style Handbag - Mickey Moonlight (Ed Banger)
Tell Me A Tale - Michael Kiwanuka (Communion)
Buckaroo Banzai - Mickey Moonlight (Ed Banger)
Oh Me Oh My (Quiet Village Rmx) - Bryan Ferry (Virgin)
Yellow More New - Teebs (Brainfeeder)
Well Wishers - Julio Bashmore (Future Boogie)
Labyrinth - Zomby (4AD)
Atlantis - Falty DL (Ninja Tune)
Train To Doomsville - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Ennio - Martin Frederix (On-U Sound)
More Is Insane - Strange Parcels & Bim Sherman (On-U Sound)
False Leaders - Gary Clail (On-U Sound)
Mankind - Jalal (On-U Sound)
I Think Of You - Little Annie (On-U Sound)
Fringe On Top Dub - Dub Syndicate (On-U Sound)
Like The Way You Should (Digital Mystikz Rmx) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Quante Jubila - Prince Fari & Creation Rebel (On-U Sound)
Love By Everyone/Rebel No Devil - Prince Fari & DJ Buzz (On-U Sound)
5 Dog Race Pt 3 - New Age Steppers & Lol Coxhill (On-U Sound)
Bedward The Flying Preacher - Prince Fari/Singers & Players (On-U Sound)
Jungle Youth (Congo Natty Mix) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)


Monday, December 12, 2011

Adrian Sherwood Interview

As promised here's the rest of the interview with Adrian Sherwood which was done in the first half of this year, long before he was headed to NZ. Please do check out the published feature from Volume magazine which is online here, as usual I have kept the quotes distinct so that may explain the gaps in the flow of conversation.
If you're after something more recent where he talks about what he'll be doing on this tour etc check this .
If you're in Auckland or Welli and not at these shows later this week, I sorry for you. DO NOT MISS OUT!!

How’s it going boss?
“I’m very good, very good thanks. Im getting ready for...gearing up ofr quite a lot of activity this year”
It’s been a while Guv, I reckon it was about 16 years since the Audio Active/Tackhead/Mark Stewart etc tour
“Oh jeez that was a strange tour”
That it was.... I can’t forget the gigs but my fondest personal memory was having pretty much the whole lot of you up guesting on Tranquillity Bass for the whole show.
“That was anarchic, the whole thing was anarchic (laughs)”

Indeed, there’s been a lot of water under the bridge since then and now I’m talking to you in Ramsgate, is that right? Why Ramsgate?
“My youngest daughter, her mum is originally from here and she moved down here. So I was coming down here all the bloody time to see her, or to collect her, or bring her to London. In the end I thought ‘shit things are so mad if I don't have these years with her now they’re gone”. I wish id come here 10 years ago. I’ve got a really nice house that would be a 1 flat bedroom in London. I can see the sea out of my bedroom window. On the road I’m living it’s nuts - there's Clem Bushay who I’ve know since school, who produced Tappa Zukie and Dillinger. 30 yards down the road from me is Adamski . 30 yards the other way is Congo Natty/Rebel MC who’s my friend, he followed me down here. Then at the end of the road theres Ghetto Priest who moved down here too. So in the space of 100 yards we’ve got 4 studios and a little artist community, its wicked. Everyone’s kids and grandkids all just play with each other. Its only and hour and fifteen to Kings Cross on the train. I do gigs with Congo Natty and Ghetto Priest, I had Adam doing some keyboard and synth bits on the last African Head Charge album, he’s really good at that and Clem’s building a mad studio under his house. So there’s about 6 studios in the town, all home ones and I’ve got a really good one as well”

It sounds idyllic. One thing that’s become more apparent with every record is your ability to get the best out of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. What has also become apparent is that no-one else does, what’s the secret? (Check the Volume piece for more on this...)
“ Ultimately I care about it, if I’m producing someone I try to put an effort in to get something good out of it.”
I just find it quite stunning how obvious it is that other people just let the tape run and how unsatisfying the results are...His stuff with the Mad Professor is basically unlistenable..
“I think Neil, with the greatest respect I think his attitude is ‘OK that’s what he does, record it, mix it, it’s done’ I can’t think anything like that. If you listen to him (Perry) its actually quite terrifying because the lyrics are great, what he’s speaking about is relevant, it’s powerful.”

(Apologies for the jump in topic here, once again the Volume piece fills in the gaps) The effect of hip hop on Jamaican music has been profound and awful...
“Its like fucking wallpaper music hip hop now. Its started off really dangerous and now its just like sorry. You’ve still got some angry rappers - that’s really good, conscious rappers. I can’t remember all the names, but my sons coming through with all the hip hop, he comes down every weekend from London, producing, doing his own rhymes and he stays up all night by himself, or with me, studying mic techniques and all that, its brilliant, I can’t wit to hear what Max will come up with.”

With your current set up are you running Pro Tools like the world and his wife these days or do you still use a lot of outboard gear too? When I listen to some of your latest recordings I reckon I can still hear some of those distinctive trademark effects and whatnot..
“Yes,Basically now I sold lots of bits because I didn't have the space but I’ve kept all of my favourite bits - AMS’s, Mutron Biphase, RSP 550s, spring reverbs. You know I’ve got all that shit still, and I own good plug ins I use in conjunction Pro Tools HD2 which I can’t even operate. I get my engineer and tell him what to do because I cant be arsed to look at the screen. I keep part of it ‘in the box’, run it up the channels on the desk, and then take things out of the stereo image ‘in the box’, take it across the desk and mix it analogue.”
Best of both worlds!
“Thats how I get the sound because if you stay ‘in the box’, you can do great things but it still sounds a bit linear to me.”

Listening to your recent records the sound of them still stands out. You don’t need to be told it’s an On-U production, you know..
“Well I'm proud of em but the difficult thing now is getting people interested because theres so much music. What used to happen with On-U was you’d go in a record shop and someone would be playing one of my records in the shop, the owner of the shop, and they’d turn someone onto it. Now you haven’t got that, you’ve got so much stuff that people are bombarded by, sound and snatches of sound, that it doesn’t flow over them properly. I’m not complaining, that’s just how it is. So the discovery of things where you know if someone goes in a shop and they’re playing like, I don’t know if you know the Harry Becket album? (I do) If you walk in and someones playing it, everytime someone buys it. Some bloke from Brighton, he wants 25 copies because he says every time he plays it, someone buys it - but those outlets are going. You know its like if I had a coffee shop and I played the instrumental Ethiopiques album, I’d sell it all day long to people who love music because its a beautiful album. I’d imagine every time, because they’re beautiful albums. You know if you put anything great on people will get turned onto it.
That’s how I tried to make the records, listening myself on the other side of the speaker not trying to fit something to please a radio programmer or some bollocks like that, I make records for myself really. I'm not really that bothered, I’m still not that old, I can still go on for a while making tunes. I like to think that you go though an apprenticeship, and mature into things, and that its your job to keep the flame alight and to keep moving on. So for me I’m going to keep working on the area that I love, which has that reggae underbelly to it, very much at its heart. And I want to keep working in the area that I love, and it’s good with all the new movements with the dubstep and things. It kind of keeps me alive as well the interest in that. It makes people move sideways and go ‘oh wow that Harry Becket album is interesting’, ‘that Head Charge album is interesting’ whatever, thats good for me. I really love it because lots of people who are passionate are operating in a similar arena to me, I love it.”

3 The Hard Way - Steve 'On The Wire' Barker, Adrian Sherwood & Dennis Bovell - the force is with them!!

Here we get into a bit of a ramble about dubstep and how some of those original key players and linksmen (like our mutual mad mucker Tony ‘Moody Boyz’ Thorpe) have put a bit of risk and excitement back into what was becoming a BBQ affair.
“In the 80s they weren’t if you look in the are of dub, you mentioned Neil Fraser, there was him, Shaka, myself and a couple of others. Not many doing it with a load of edge to it. On-U was probably more edgy than most, or more adventurous, but now there’s lots in the arena, and its really great and I love that. Even though everyones struggling for crumbs, theres still a few coming out who are doing very very well, thank you very much, like Digital Mystikz are actually very very good. Proper reggae underbelly and its not coincidence he’s got his dreads, he’s great. I get on very very well with Mala, he’s a good lad and he’s doing very well and I’m glad to see that. We need others to be a big success and hammering it who are really good...we don’t everyone to be a fucking failure, that aint going to work!”

After a quick interruption while Adrian discusses hard drive issues on another line with the mighty Congo Natty, giving me a little insight into Ramsgate’s unlikely and previously unheralded status as dub central... we resume.
I’ve often felt in recent times that one of the issues with dub that has led to a lot of stodgy steppers tunes or even the dreaded (though not actually dreaded, far more cropped if you get my hairy metaphor) BBQ dub has been that producers don’t actually strip tunes back to make the shadow or ghost version, they start with that intention and so the result is somewhat lacking - just through the process itself.
“Well that was me I started in 77, and I made an album Dub From Creation, Creation Rebel, all I did was I took the name of a Burning Spear song and pretended it was a band and I hummed the bassline to a bass player and made my own dub album and i think it was just a fan. I was once described, as an insult, as a fan who got his hands on a mixing desk and I actually thought it was a compliment, because it WAS! you know. Thats what it was, and I literally made a designer dub album. I think the English who were consuming the dubs, because it wasn’t like an album genre that big in JA, it was English record companies run by Jamaicans people like Chips Richards , whats is name at Fame Music - Winston Edwards , they put these dub albums together for a market outside of Jamaica who were all sitting round their houses smoking weed and then the genre of dub albums became quite big in England they started making the producers just give them dub version, knocking together albums and just giving them names.
Cause all those things like the Scientist albums, they weren’t real albums, Junjo Lawes just put a load of his dubs together and stuck the name Scientist on them, just as a thing, they weren’t seriously thought out dub albums they were just a series of dubs. Lots of records were like that, that was how they were made and it was made for a market outside there (JA). We were just consumers, we liked it,I was listening to things like Ital Dub by Augustus Pablo which was a proper crafted dub album or King Tubby Meets Upsetter At the Grass Roots Of Dub which I think was the first ever one, and these things captured your imagination ‘ooh dub’ and then everyone was going to make dubs, you know 10” dubplates, and it all belonged to us, to us lot, thats how we thought.”
There definitely was a sense of bridging the gap back then with the artists you were using and even some of the rhythms that were familiar to JA and the UK - it was all part of the gateway for idiots like me that made Jamaican music less imposing and distant but I’m still curious about how it all came about. The Prince Fari links were obvious and well documented but how did it all actually go down?
“The first recordings I did, I did all in England. So when Style (Scott) was coming over with Gregory (Isaacs) I’d save up to pay him, hire the studio and pile in and cut as many tunes as I could. I always paid him quite handsomely to cut rhythms for me. Then as the years passed and it went from the 70s to the 80s he wasn’t particularly getting on as well, between you and me, with Flabba (Holt), because if they’d been really tight they would have been making a fortune together, but they each had different ideas I think. And then he got less and less happy touring, and he got more and more interested in the Dub Syndicate because it was more fun for him to be honest. Then he said I want to cut some rhythms in Jamaica, so I financed him for that, then he’d bring the rhythms over and I’d be saying keep it more minor, major/minor whatever, so the rhythms I liked I’d start overdubbing, put vocals on, and samples, and started mixing ‘em, that was from the period of Stoned (Immaculate). Prior to that everything I’d been cutting in England up to 87 probably. I think the first batch he cut over there was 85/86 but we didnt really put them out. Then the next batch half of them constituted the Time Boom album, but half of that album I cut in England. To be honest with you I took the easy way out because after Fari got murdered in 83, I kind of, to be honest with you, I’d already cut a load of rhythms that hadn’t come out so for the next couple of years they still came out but then I got into the Tackhead thing for the next 5 years and really just let Style cut a few rhythms in Jamaica and didn’t cut that much stuff in England again.”
(I strongly recommend you check the Volume piece here as he elaborates on this time, his disillusionment with reggae and Jamaican violence after the loss of Prince Fari and how that led into the Tackhead era).

Moving closer to the present I had to ask Adrian about his work on the Fire In Babylon film..
“I helped oversee the music. Fantastic film, honestly really brilliant its really wicked its all about the empowerment of black people through the cricket, went on for 15 years. Never in team sport in the world has one team remained unbeaten for 15 years in test cricket, 15 years without losing a series.

And upcoming releases?
Little Axe, just finishing that today and tomorrow. Then the Lee Perry with all the weird and wacky versions. There’s a new New Age Steppers album which I made before Ari died, there’s a little movie with that, DVD thing, which I filmed in Jamaica, so that’s mad and an all women album, all sung in non English (Dub.. No Frontiers). 16 women from all around the world I’ve been working on that for two and a half years.”
Let The Robots Melt? (A project featuring Primal Scream with Lee Perry, Dennis Bovell, Pempy, John McClure, Carl Barat, Mark Stewart, Deeder Zaman, New Age Steppers)
“That’s coming on nicely, I couldn’t get permission for a couple of things I wanted to use so it put it on pause a bit I wanna get back to that, its a bit noisy and edgy that one.”

T'was an absolute delight to talk to Adrian again and he remains one of the best and most innovative after over 30 years not just in the game but leading the game. Get to the Powerstation on Friday and give your ears the Xmas treat you know they need.
It's late and I may well update this post but for now, for you lot ..I'm sure the words will be enough. See you Friday.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stinky Grooves 06.12.11 & BEAM me up!!!

Ammagideon Dub - Augustus Pablo (Pressure Sounds)
Missing Link - Augustus Pablo (Pressure Sounds)
Missing Link Dub - Augustus Pablo (Pressure Sounds)
Bitter Sweet - Jesse Royal (Xterminator)
Bad Weather - Richie Spice (Xterminator)
In This Together - Luciano, Louie Culture & Terror Fabulous (Xterminator)
Gunzalis - Luciano (Xterminator)
Dem Try A Ting - Sizzla (Xterminator)
Face Me If You Can Version - Xterminator Crew (Xterminator)
Bounce - Busy Signal (Equiknoxx)
Conquer - New Age Steppers (On-U Sound)
El Chapo Guzman (Kongal Refix) - Yelram Selectah (soundcloud)
Dos Cervezas (Thornato Rmx) - Boogat (soundcloud)
Black Dragon - Black Mandingo (free)
Me Oh My (Quiet Village Rmx) - Bryan Ferry (Virgin)
Flying Dream Ford & Lopatin & Tamaryn (Mexican Summer)
While You Dooooooo - Teebs (Brainfeeder)
A Relationship With The Sublime - The Caretaker (History Always Favours The Winners)
Rhythmische Befreiung - Atom (Rather Interesting)
Isaura - Jah Wobble & Julie Campbell (Cherry Red)
Guerilla Warfare - LD & Cluekid (Ringo)
I Remain - Zhou (Punch Drunk)
Digital Fractal - Zomby (4AD)
Quante Jubila - Singers & Players (On-U Sound)
Meditation Stick (Syncom Data Rmx) - Mystica Tribe (SD Records)
Cumbia Del Mar - Los Hermanitos Ferreyra (Soundway)
La Muerte - Tono Fernandez (Soundway)
Me Quedo Con el Viejo - Cresencio Salcedo (Soundway)
Cumbia Negra - Jaime Simanca y sus Fandangueros (Soundway)
Dulce Lamento - Nacho Paredes con Los Vaqueros Sabaneros (Soundway)
La Fullera - Conjunto Ritmos del Caribe (Soundway)
Suburban Dream - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Tonight - Canyons ft Kevin Parker (Modular)
Inna Gadda Da Vida - Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band (Ubiquity)
We Belong To The Cosmos - Superspirit (free)
La La - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Bairns - S-Type (Lucky Me)
Nothing Is Sacred - Mark Stewart ft Eve Libertine & Slope (free)
Shameless (Pilooski Rmx) - Bryan Ferry (Virgin)
Tales From A Nomad (Frisvold & Linbaek Rmx) - Kohib (Beatservice)

Here's a blurble on Beam which is going on for the next 3 weeks in Auckland's Aotea Square. I'll be running 2 hours of Round Trip Mars hooha tomorrow night from 9, it's free, would be great to see you... yowza

BEAM is an installation running until Xmas Eve, featuring eight searchlights which have been placed around Aotea Square in central Auckland to create light patterns across the night sky, every evening from 9pm-12. The fine folk at The Edge, who run things in that part of the world, approached Stinky Jim about providing a soundtrack for this lightstravaganza and we thought what could be more Auckland than a quartet of RTM's finest artistes mixed and blended in an instrumental style and fashion.

Since these lights will be viewable by anyone around Auckland who can sight the Sky Tower (which may be suffering inadequacy issues for the duration of this event) you can simply fire up the mix above at 9pm, 10pm or 11pm (or all of them if you're kind of obsessive) and enjoy the light and sound fandangle. As a special launch type treat on Wednesday 07.12.11 Jim will be DJing a strictly Round Trip Mars live set from 9pm-11pm in Aotea Square alongside the lights operator David Eversfield of Opticshock, there will be a PA for maximum sound enjoyment and weather permitting it will be a gas!!

If you wish to buy any of the tracks in the mix (get full tracklist on soundcloud) they are all available to buy digitally by simply clicking on one of the album covers at the www.roundtripmars.com homepage (except for Invadersim which is FREE!!).

RTM Blend for Beam by Round Trip Mars

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stinky Grooves 29.11.11

Dubbing My Way - King Tubby (Esoldun)
World Of Dispensation - Singer & Players (On-U Sound)
Antique - Tarrus Riley (Don Corleon)
Nah Skylark - Capleton (Don Corleon)
Bad Weather - Richie Spice (Xterminator)
Beat Dem Bad - Stylo G (King Sturrage/Sting Ray)
Leggo Dub - King Tubby (Esoldun)
Easy Dub King Tubby (Esoldun)
Dungeon/Merchant Ship/Jah Army Band - Singers & Players (On-U Sound)
Mr Bodyguard - Mighty Diamonds (Greensleeves)
Rural Guns - Busy Signal (Stainless)
Real Spenders$ - Busy Signal (Truckback Records)
Gyalis - Busy Signal (Coppershot)
Cook - Patexx (Coppershot)
TGIF Riddim - Coppershaun (Coppershot)
The Next Black Episode - Black Mandingo (free)
Santamaria (Chancha Via Circuito Rmx) - Gotan Project (Ya Basta)
Cali Momopox - Cero 39 (Konn)
Dos Cervezas (Thornato Rmx) - Boogat (soundcloud)
Thuggin' - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (Stones Throw)
Lautinus - Dexter (Melting Pot Music)
Electric Relaxation - BADBADNOTGOOD (bandcamp)
Apache - Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band (Ubiquity)
Legend In His Own Mind - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Cup Half Full - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Tonight - Canyons ft Kevin Parker (Modular)
We Belong To The Cosmos - Superspirit (free)
Atlantis - Falty DL (Ninja Tune)
Labyrinth - Zomby (4AD)
Waveforms - Django Django (bandcamp)
Eclectique - Atom tm (Rather Interesting)
Bleak Bake - King Krule (True Panther)
The Noose Of Jah City - King Krule (True Panther)
Hallo - DRC Music ft Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge (Warp)
Get Up - Kwes (Warp)
Vibrations - Om Unit (Civil)
The Watcher And The Watched - Leyland Kirby (History Always Favours The Winners)
Fally Ranking (V.I.V.E.K. Rmx) - Johnny Osbourne (Greensleeves)
Tuhoronoku - Matawaka (bandcamp)
Jungle Youth (Congo Natty Rmx) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Soundboy Police - Mungo's HiFi ft Soom T (Scotch Bonnet)
Scrub A Dub Style - Mungo's HiFi ft Sugar Minott (Scotch Bonnet)
New York Boogie - Mungo's HiFi ft Ranking Levy (Scotch Bonnet)
Gigs a gwan this week as you can see above, below ...all over. Personally I wont be at the Minx on Thursday (Toby and Dubhead will be bringing forth the sounds) I'll be down the KA checking Kurt Vile out who made one of my favourite records of the year with Smoke Ring For My Halo. On Friday I'd love to be at My Mother Says I'm Talented at the Wine Cellar with Tourettes, Matthew Crawley, Saan Barratt et al, and I'd also be dead keen to check Grooveman Spot (even though his DJ name always makes me think of Spot The Dog, mind you I've hardly got a leg to stand on with that stuff) at the Turnaround with Cian, Submariner and Manuel Bundy... but I suspect I may be working. Saturday wise ...what a line up for a tenner at the KA..... it's insane - Tourettes, The Vietnam War, Dirtbags, Tonno & The Finance Company, Tina Turntables.... madness I tells you, combined with reasonable beer prices, I smell trouble...
Sunday will be a day of rest..........................................

Oh and look out for some news about a Stinky Jim/Round Trip Mars related event coming up next week, we'll post that up here and we have a bunch more Adrian Sherwood interview material to run (including some great stuff) at StinkInc soon (the feature is in Volume mag and also available at The Herald's website right now, along with my Mulatu Astatke review..)

peas in..

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stinky Grooves 22.11.11 + going to Mulatu?? You should be !!!


Alemiye - Mulatu Astatke Feat Belaynesh Wubante and Assegedetch Asfaw (World Psych Funk Classics)
Emnete - Mulatu Astatke (Strut)
Tezeta - Mulatu Astatke (Strut)
Netsanet - Mulatu Astatke (Strut)
Santa Maria (Chancha Via Circuito Rmx) - Gotan Project (Ya Basta)
Phi (Denima Goes Cumbia Rmx) - den5hion
Una Musica Brutal (El Hijo De La Cumbia Rmx) - Gotan Project (Ya Basta)
Vuelvo Al Sur (El Remolon Rmx) - Gotan Project (Ya Basta)
El Dembow Amazonico - DJ Chakruna
Shadows On Behalf - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Brain Ninja - The Stepkids (Stones Throw)
Angels Of Sin - Charlotte Walters (Pathe Marconi EMI)
Pour La Gloire - Anni Philippe (Philips)
Le Coeur Qui Jazze - France Gall (ULM)
Dub It Over - Little Barrie (Tummy Touch)
Cook, Clean, Pay The Rent (New House Version) - Teebs (Brainfeeder)
Can't Stop The Prophet - Falty DL (Ninja Tune)
The Anthem (Flume Rmx) - Onra (soundcloud)
Retarded Fren - DOOM ft Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood (Lex)
DOOM (Supervillain Theme/Fazers/Vomitspit) - BADBADNOTGOOD
Kenimania - Monomono (Tummy Touch)
Respect Of The Rules - DRC Music ft. Loi X Liberal (Warp)
Hallo - DRC Music ft Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge (Warp)
Departure - DRC Music ft Bokatola System (Warp)
Just The Yellow Bits - Teebs (Brainfeeder)
Moaning And Groaning - Little Axe (On-U Sound)
Call It What You Like - Little Axe (On-U Sound)
The Model - Balanescu Quartet (Mute)
We Belong To The Cosmos - Superspirit
Tonight - Canyons ft Kevin Parker (Modular)
See Blind Through (DJ Harvey Rmx) - Canyons (Modular)
Tales From A Nomad (Frisvold & Linbaek Rmx) - Kohib (Beatservice)
Drumforms - Django Django (bandcamp)
Tezeta - Menelik Wossenachew with Mulatu Astatke & The All Star Band (Amha)
Mulatu - Mulatu Astatke (Strut)
Yekatit - Mulatu Astatke (Strut)
Cha Cha - Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics (Strut)
Voodoo - Tubby Hayes (Trunk)
White Godess - Frank Hunter (Kapp)
Believe - CANT (Warp)
Get Up - Kwes
Slinky Dub - Zook (Tummy Touch)
Autobahn - Balanescu Quartet (Mute)
Seashell - Skylab (L'Attitude)

Still short of a blather and a track but not short of something to say and a stinklink or two. It's pretty simple...miss MULATU ASTATKE & THE BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE this Friday at the Powerstation at your own peril, this is not one to sleep on!! Seriously !! We nipped over to Oz last year to check out the first gig of this total legend and his fine Melbournian cohorts and it was mindblowing.... you can read about that here.. That cost a fair whack with airfares and all the rest, its less than 70 bucks here so think of the $$ you're saving.
If you need more convincing there's an exclusive stinkincterview with man himself here

DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS GIG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stinky Grooves 15.11.11 & Gaslamp Killer is on the way..wa hey!!

Missing You - Busy Signal (Notice Productions)
Warning - Chuck Fender (Notice Productions)
From My Heart - Jah Cure (Notice Productions)
Nuh Bwoy - Busy Signal (First Name Music)
Cah Tickle Me - Busy Signal (First Name Music)
Honey Girl - Mr Vegas (First Name Music)
I Used To - Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
Access Denied - Massicker (Necessary Mayhem)
Access Pans - Curtis Lynch Jr (Necessary Mayhem)
Cumbia Haffi Blaze (Mykal Orthodox Rmx) - Solo Banton (Cabeza!)
Dub in Karpaty (Bigote Remix) - Mama Diaspora (soundcloud)
Hojita Seca (Knight Magic Glitch Rmx) - Nueva Luna (soundcloud)
Cumbiatyzed - Papalote 415/The Notorious B.I.G. (soundcloud)
El Dembow Amazonico - DJ Chakruna (soundcloud)
Head - Danny Brown (soundcloud)
Fallin' - Danny Brown (soundcloud)
Don Dada - Sky' High (Dirty)
Carpool Dummy - Gaslamp Killer ft Mophono (Brainfeeder)
Remember The Name - Onra (All City)
Words Of Encouragement - Onra (All City)
While You Dooooo (Extended) - Teebs (Brainfeeder)
Ralph - Bullion (R&S)
Zalim Edit - Gaslamp KIller (B Music)
Drumforms - Django Django (bandcamp)
A Love So Strong - Maria Minerva (100% Silk)
From Love To Dust (Kelpe Rmx) - Sina (Project: Mooncircle)
OFI (Bullion's Rivertrance Mix) - Model 500 (R&S)
It's Serious - Cooly G ft Karizma (Hyperdub)
Seedgazer - Odonis Odonis (Fat Cat)
A Warm Front, Coming From The North - Warm Digits (soundcloud)
Kenimania - Monomono (Tummy Touch)
Respect Of The Rules (feat. Loi X Liberal) - DRC Music (Warp)
Show Stopper - Gaslamp Killer (Obey)
Monsterfromtheunderground - Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder)
The Terrorist (Gaslamp Killer Rmx) - DJ Vadim (Ninja Tune)
Kobwebs - Gaslamp Killer ft Gonjasufi (Art Don't Sleep)
Anything Worse - Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder)
Cook, Clean, Pay The Rent - Teebs (Brainfeeder)
Ballroom - Maxmillion Dunbar (Future Times)
The Noose Of Jah City - King Krule (True Panther)
Bleak Bake - King Krule (True Panther)
Flirtation On Venus - The Science Fiction Corporation (Finders Keepers)
Jam Man - Slim Gaillard (Columbia)
God Damn Lonesome Blues - Pete Molinari (Stove Pony)
Ngiyamqoma - Baca Boys (Zonc)
Ndeleng Ndeleng (Noia Cumbia-frican Remix) - Orchestra Baobab (soundcloud)
Like That - Joelito (soundcloud)
Like The Way You Should (Digital Mystikz Rmx) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Departure - DRC Music ft Bokatola System (Warp)

Yus, almost back to proper posts but I think it will be another week or two in the meantime I shall be at the Ginger Minx on Thursday from 8.30 - 11.30 and of course Friday is all about the GASLAMP KILLER!!!!!!!!!! no excuses, timings will be running something like this

10.00 PM - 11.30 PM / Stinky Jim
11.30 PM - 12.30 AM / JPS - The Operatives
12.30 AM - 01.30 AM / Scratch 22 - 1st Set
01.30 AM - 03.00 AM / Gaslamp Killer
03.00 AM - 04.00 AM / Crushington
04.00 AM - Close / Scratch 22 - 2nd Set

Furthermore I've got a couple of names on the door to give away... hit me up on the email at my blogger profile and give me a reason to grin and you could well be in...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stinky Grooves 08.11.11

Gimme - Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
I Used To - Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
Access Denied - Massicker (Necessary Mayhem)
Access Pans - Curtis Lynch (Necessary Mayhem)
No Access - Da Grynch (Necessary Mayhem)
Worldwide Love - Busy Signal (Dub Inc)
No More War - Tony Curtis (Dub Inc)
Set Up Shop - Damian Marley (Ghetto Youths)
New Money Ol Money - Busy Signal (Locke City)
Can't Live So - Busy Signal (Starkutt)
Back To Basics Riddim Version - Starkutt Crew (Starkutt)
Kingstep (Petardo/Cumbia Dub Club Remix of the Unitone HiFi Rmx) - Overproof Soundsystem (soundcloud)
Untitled Rhythm - Lee Perry (Honest Jons)
Meditation Stick (Syncom Data Rmx) - Mystica Tribe (SD Records)
Meltdown (Kode9 & The Spaceape Rework) - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
Lost (Nite Jewel Rework) - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
Cool Out (Ras G & The Afrikan Space Rework) - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
Straight Jacketed (Bullion Rmx) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Ralph - Bullion (R&S)
While You Doooooo (Extended) - Teebs (Brainfeeder)
Don Dada - Sky' High (soundcloud)
Full Spectrum - Zilla Rocca ft Has-Lo (bandcamp)
Wha Mek - Roots Manuva (Big Dada)
One Friend - Scalper ft Mau (LikeWater)
Magpie Music - DJ Food with 2econd Class Citizen (Ninja Tune)
The Boat Trap - Bot'Ox (I'm A Cliche)
Remember The Name - Onra (All City)
In My Mind - Onra (All City)
Play The Game - Onra (All City)
It's All Memories - Onra (All City)
Bleak Bake - King Krule (True Panther)
OFI (Bullion's Rivertrance Rmx) - Model 500 (R&S)
Flirtation On Venus - The Science Fiction Corporation (Finders Keepers)
5/4 Connection - Jean-Pierre Massiera/Bernard Torelli (Marcy Music)
Dub Cherie - New Young Pony Club (Tummy Touch)
Aint Dubbin' My Goodbyes - Tom Vek (Tummy Touch)
Deep Gully - Mr Chop (Now Again)
K Town - DRC Music ft. N’Gotshima and Bebson (Warp)
If You Wish To Stay Awake - DRC Music ft Washiba (Warp)
Orpheus (Oneohtrix Point Never Subliminal Cops Edit) - Pariah (R&S)
The Noose Of Jah City - King Krule (True Panther)
Group Anmataff - "Tinariwen" Remix - The Thriftshop Sampler (bandcamp)
Fudji Yama (Prefuse 73 Edit) - Yamasuki (Finders Keepers)
Faking Jazz Together (Tom Furse Rmx) - Connan Mockasin (Phantasy)
Earth A Kill Ya (Gang Gang Dance Rmx) - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
Call It What You Like - Little Axe (On-U Sound)

Hopefully we'll be back to some more extra content up here next week (but let's not speak too soon) and btw no Ginger Minx for me this week as I have a long standing other booking, however the more than capable hands o' Submariner will be taking it on so expect excess niceness & ting........

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stinky Grooves 01.11.11

New Money Ol Money - Busy Signal (Lockecity)
Yu Si Mi - Busy Signal (Dawg House)
Cah Frighten We - Beenie Man (Dawg House)
Him Call Me - Lady Saw (Dawg House)
Perfect Lady - Buju Banton (Madd Spider)
Wifey Anthem - Taranchyla (Madd Spider)
Tek Di Nite - Mr Lexx (Madd Spider)
Worl Boss - Vybz Kartel (Head Concussion)
Di Thing Dem Loud - I Octane (Charlie Pro & Seanizzle)
Drugs & Rum Vibes - I Wayne (VP)
Bless The Cumbia (Andres Digital Cumbia Mash) - Alika, Ward 21, Shurwayne Winchester, Alizee (soundcloud)
Cumbia City - DubKSM vs Petardo (soundcloud)
Westbound Train (ft Quantic) - Faraon Bantu (Palenque)
Apoca (Chancha Via Circuito Rmx) - Gotan Project (Ya Basta)
Tonta - Santos (soundcloud)
Liliana (Dengue Dengue Dengue! Refix) - Los Demonios del Mantaro (soundcloud)
Like That - Joelito (soundcloud)
One Friend - Scalper ft Mau from Earthling (Like Water)
Much Too Plush - Roots Manuva (Big Dada)
Doowhop - B (aka Blu) ft Planet Asia & Killa Ben (Nature Sounds)
Eatfish - Gonjasufi ft Blu (soundcloud)
Ralph - Bullion (R&S)
Ballroom - Maxmillion Dunbar (Future Times)
Flying Destar - Alphabethead (alphabetheadblog)
The Creature - Kurt Vile (Matador)
Happiness (Quiet Village Rmx) - Jonathan Jeremiah (Island)
These Are The Words - Pastor T.L.Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir (Light In The Attic)
Casey's Last Ride - Kris Kristofferson (Monument)
Faking Jazz Together (Tom Furse Rmx) - Connan Mockasin (Phantasy)
Shameless Dub - Groove Armada ft Bryan Ferry (Tummy Touch)
Everybody Dub - Bing Ji Ling (Tummy Touch)
Ahora - Daphni (Amazing Sounds)
K-Town - DRC Music feat. N’Gotshima and Bebson (Warp)
Vikram - Raaja, Gansesh, Hamsalekha (Cartilage)
Root Down (And Get It) - Mr Chop (Now Again)
See Blind Through (Harvey Rmx) - Canyons (Modular)
Lovers + - Hallelujah Picassos (Wildside)
Wooden Heart - Frankie Jones (Channel One)
1812 Overture - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra (Ubiquity)
Jungle Youth (Congo Natty Mix) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Hallelujah Dub Housed Up (Maxmillion Dunbar Rmx) - Jah Shaka (Future Times)
Man Next Door (Version) - Slits (Y/Rough Trade)

Should mention that as ever I will be running chewhoons at the Ginger Minx this Thursday from 8.30 and my erstwhile co-pilot on that weekly venture ...the Mooch will be joining me, PLUS you can check him up at the Leigh Sawmill on Sunday Arvo...good times...literally!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stinky Grooves 25.10.11

Straight Jacketed (Bullion Mix) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Jungle Youth (Congo Natty Mix) - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (On-U Sound)
Early In The Morning - Little Axe (On-U Sound)
Call It What You Like - Little Axe (On-U Sound)
Poor Mans Cry Dub - Rockers All Stars (Pressure Sounds)
Ammagideon Dub - Augustus Pablo (Pressure Sounds)
Pokemon Dub - Drumcunt
Born and Raised - Drumcunt (bandcamp)
If You Wish To Stay Awake - DRC Music ft Washiba (Warp)
Hallo - DRC Music ft Tout Puissant Mukalo & Nelly Liyemge (Warp)
Tale Of A Whale - James Pants (Stones Throw)
A New Dynasty 1 - Onra (All City)
Airbags - Dopehead (bandcamp)
Uhh Uhh - Pharoahs (100% Silk)
Nobody Knows - Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir (Light In The Attic)
Like A Ship - Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir (Light In The Attic)
Blessed Quietness - Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir (Light In The Attic)
Group Anmataff - "Tinariwen" Remix - The Thriftshop Sampler (bandcamp)
Respect Of The Rules - DRC Music ft. Loi X Liberal (Warp)
Myddyffycys Yn Bob Man - Kerdd Dant (Finders Keepers)
Usina Universal del Amor - Doma Tornados (Hipi Duki Muzik)
El Monito - Isa GT ft Lido Pimienta (Etoro)
Missin Chiwas Town - Linterna (soundcloud)
Happiness (Quiet Village Remix) - Jonathan Jeremiah (Island)
Faking Jazz Together (Tom Furse Rmx) - Conan Mockasin (Phantasy)
Safari - Don Everley (Ode)
Munaye - Kuku Sebsebe (Electra Music Shop)
Gebtewat Yihon Fikrien - Mahmoud Ahmed (Mississippi Records)
Endiaw Yemeru- (Seriously- let the bride and groom live together forever) - Lema G/Hiwot
Mulatu - Mulatu Astatke (Worthy)
The Way To Nice - Mulatu Astatke (K7!)
Sickener - Moon Duo (Souterrain Transmissions)
Latoma (Ricardo Villolobos & Max Loderbauer Rmx) - Vladislav Delay (Echocord)
Horror Tour - Moon Duo (Souterrain Transmissions)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stinky Grooves 18.10.11

Get Ur Freak On - Quantic y su Conjunto Los Míticos Del Ritmo (Tru Thoughts)
Cumbia Jawa - AsagiSaundo.KaChaHa (soundcloud)
No te pongas Brava Edit - Spike Devil Disco (soundcloud)
Traful y el Condor - Doma Tornados (Hipi Duki Muzik)
Greedy G - Mr Chop (Now Again)
Gil's Pinky Ring Pt 2 - DJ 2-Tone Jones (free from here)
Gil's Pinky Ring Pt 1 - DJ 2-Tone Jones (free from here)
Drugs Remix - Roach Gigz ft. Danny Brown, DB Tha General
Pretentious Friends- Modeselektor ft Busdriver/Pillow Talk (Monkey Town)
Airbags - Dopehead (bandcamp)
H Bomb (Al Lover Rmx) - Night Beats (bandcamp)
Faking Jazz Together (Tom Furse Rmx) - Conan Mockasin (Phantasy)
Nachsaison - Liliental (Brain)
Madness (Instrumental) - DVA (Hyperdub)
Green Light Go - Modeselektor ft PVT & Siriusmo (Monkey Town)
War Cry - Modeselektor (Monkey Town)
Locked - Four Tet (Text)
Eternally Yours - Ital (100% Silk)
Scissors - Kuedo (Planet Mu)
Bones (Ghost Hunter Rmx) - Forest Swords (soundcloud)
Avalanche (Terminal Velocity) Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Jarvis Cocker (Phantasy)
Grace (Etienne Jaumet Rmx) - Discodeine (Dirty)
It's Serious - Cooly G ft Karizma (Hyperdub)
Like A Ship (Without A Sail) - Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir (Light In The Attic)
Hard Times - Baby Huey & The Babysitters (Rhino)
If I Stay Too Long (Al Lover Rmx) - The Oh Sees (bandcamp)
Sticky Fruitman Has Faith (Al Lover Rmx) - White Fence (bandcamp)
Utan Utan - Selda (Finders Keepers)
Jab Andhera Hota Hai - Charnajit Singh (HMV)
Ne Noya (Daphni Rmx) - Cos Ber Zam (Jiaolong)
Vectoral - Kuedo (Planet Mu)
Pokemon Dub - Drumcunt
A Steaming Version - Tommy McCook (Third World)
For A Few Dub More - Dr Alimantado (Keyman)
Formula Dub - Keith Hudson (Basic Replay)
Class Dub - Keith Hudson/Mafia All Stars (Mafia)
God Drum & Bass - Keith Hudson/Mafia All Stars (Mafia)
Book Em One (Jerk Man Rmx) - Drumcunt

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stinky Grooves 11.10.11 & a couple of look look lookeee things

Natural Dub - The Upsetters (Pressure Sounds)
Stress Silent Murder - Tarrus Riley (Stars)
Where Is The Love - Luciano (Stars)
Hear What I Say - Busy Signal (2 Hard)
Hard In A Earth - Busy Signal (Good Good)
Kung Fu Master - Solo Banton (Jahtari)
Music Addict - Solo Banton (Jahtari)
Arcade Addict - Disrupt (Jahtari)
Pokemon Dub - Drumcunt
If We're Gonna Go - Fudge Fingas (Prime Numbers)
Kanga Dub - Kouyate-Neerman
IJustwannarumbearte - Qechuaboi (Cabeza!)
MicroKumbiaBurgues - AsagiSaundo.KaChaHa (soundcloud)
Look At Me Now - Sky' High (Dirty)
Stereotype - Pritch & Trim (Planet Mu)
Berlin - Modeselektor ft Miss Platnum (Monkey Town)
WeWant Ca$h (Instro) - Cardopusher (Tigerbeat6)
Cumbia Arenosa - Doma Tornados (Hip Duki Muzik)
Cumbia UFO - AsagiSaundo.KaChaHa (soundcloud)
L'Ours Paresseux (1969) - Jean Claude Vannier (Finders Keepers)
Flight 2 - Angelo & Eighteen (Finders Keepers)
Moon Watching - Shin Joong Hyun (Light In The Attic)
Windy City - Delaney Davidson (Voodoo Rhythm)
La Girafe Au Ballon - Jean Claude Vannier (Finders Keepers)
Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart (Al Lover Rmx) - Ty Segall (bandcamp)
Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show - Bot'Ox (I'm A Cliche)
Cliche (Andrew Weatherall Rmx) - The Shoes (RCRDLBL)
Queens - Ital (100% Silk)
Culture Clubs - Ital (100% Silk)
Whisper Fate - Kuedo (Planet Mu)
Visioning Shared Tomorrows - Kuedo (Planet Mu)
Locked - Four Tet (Text)
21 Girl Salute (Extended) - Barrington Levy (Live & Learn)
Ethiopia - Carol Cole (Orchid)
Go Home Son - Ruddy Thomas (Ruddy T)
Version - Ruddy Thomas (Ruddy T)
Galaxy (Scratch 22 Translinear Rmx) - Christoph El Truento
Beeing - Carol Batton (Finders Keepers)

Coupla vids for you this week and I'm hoping that things will be ready for me to have a ramble again after the show in the near future but in the meantime this way certainly does get that playlist up there quicker! Big ta for all the well positive mails and texts tonight, what a luvverly lot yous are!
First up from Tourettes' Tiger Belly' album, check this!!

and also directed by Askew is this scorcher with a beat from P Money and certifiably inflammable vocals from Sydney's Sky' High..... EP coming in November, if it's all as good as this we're in trouble (No Wallaby)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stinky Grooves 04.10.11

Have You Seen Her - Courtney John (Taxi)
Vaguely Jamaican - Zilla Rocka (bandcamp)
Love You To Life - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Titmo Latino - Doma Tornados (Hipi Duki Muzik)
Street So Warm (Ross Orton & Pipes Dub) - Toddla T (Ninja Tune)
Cyaa Tickle Me - Busy Signal (Juke Box)
Nuh Bwoy - Busy Signal (Juke Box)
No Long Talking (Murlo Rmx) - Lady Saw (soundcloud)
Your Gospel - Dub Kweli (soundcloud)
Dub Of Fire - GR3RSt (soundcloud)
Las Puertas - Mario y sus Diamantes (Sicamericana)
La Comade - Mario y sus Diamantes (Sicamericana)
Carnavalito - ? (soundcloud)
Humita Punita - Doma Tornados (Hipi Duki Muzik)
Clouds - ? (soundcloud)
Look At Me Now - Sky' High (Dirty)
Pretentious Friends - Modeselektor ft Busdriver (Monkey Town)
Grillwalker - Modeselektor (Monkey Town)
Terlingua (Al Lover Rmx) - Shapes Have Fangs (bandcamp)
If I Stay Long (Al Lover Rmx) - Thee Oh Sees (bandcamp)
Sticky Fruitman Has Faith - White Fence (bandcamp)
Yamasuki - Yamasuki (Finders Keepers)
The Old Boat - Eden Ahbez (Rhino)
Winter Never Comes - Besnard Lakes (JagJaguwar)
Some Colour In The Sky - Besnard Lakes (JagJaguwar)
GALAXY (Scratch 22 Translinear Rmx) - Christop El Truento
Death Trip - Billy Green (Finders Keeprs)
Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show - Bot'Ox (I'm A Cliche)
Avalanche (Terminal Velocity Mix) - Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Jarvis Cocker (Phantasy)
Latoma (Villo Rmx) - Vladislav Delay (Echocord)
Jaguar (Ectomorph Rmx) - The Dirtbombs (Scion A/V)
Saca La Leche Gillette - Spike Devil Disco (soundcloud)
Carne Caliente - Doma Tornados (Hipi Duki Muzik)
Sitting In The Park (Extended) - Dr Alimantado & The Rebels (Greensleeves)
Contemplating Mind - Barrington Spence (Studio One)
Black Black Mind - Mighty Travellers (Travellers)
Travellers Under Heavy Manners - Mighty Travellers (Travellers)
The Night - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Light In The Attic)
Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love - Odyssey (Light In The Attic)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


No Stinky Grooves tonight, quite a bit under the weather as they say... Also sadly no SG next week as there's an announcement to do with some babylonian corporate event.. ah well, back in October.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stinky Grooves 13.09.11

Big Up - Demolition Man (Peckings)
Original Style - Mr Williams (Peckings)
Our Culture - Mr Williams (Peckings)
Stress Silent Murderer - Tarrus Riley (Stars)
No More Tears - Konshens (Maximum Sound)
Rebellion 2010 - Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators (Maximum Sound)
Cumbia de la Revolucion Cumbia (Cafe De Calveras Rmx) - Alborosie (soundcloud)
Esa Mujer - Boogat (Also bandcamp)
El Bastardo - Deltatron (free album)
Move Ya Shoulder - Seanie B & Roots Manuva (MooSicLondon)
Born Blessed - Durrty Goodz (durrtygoodz.com)
Capsize (Lucasse Island Re-dub) - DELS ft Roots Manuva (Big Dada)
Rattlesnake - Free The Robots (Alpha Pup)
Alonso Philippe - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
Warewolf - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
Solaris - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
Hurricane Dub - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Boogaloo - Horsepower Productions (Tempa)
Want Not (Drop/Dead Rmx) - Courtship (soundcloud)
Violentao (Santos Rmx) - Maria y Jose (click here)
Lights Out (Remix) - Wooden Shjips (Thrill Jockey)
Phonograph - Wooden Shjips (Thrill Jockey)
Dickie Domecon - Faceplant (Bathetic)
Seconds (Syd The Kid Rmx) - Little Dragon (Peacefrog)
Sata (Version Two) - Mighty Threes (April)
Apokha - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
Teenage Fever - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
Control/Alt/Del - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
Monstroon - Belbury Poly (Ghost Box)
Juice - Lunice (Numbers)
Goodbye Girl (Kuedo Rmx) - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
Good Evening Mrs Magpie (Modeselektor Rmx) - Radiohead (Ticker Tape)
Pagan Rituals.... Denis Pagan Rituals - Clingtone (Clingtone)
Park It Low - Lukid (Werk)
Rebel Disco - Brentford Disco Set (Studio One)
Travellers Under Heavy Manners - King Tubby's (Traveller's)
Bronx Fashion Dub - Prince Jammy (Pressure Sounds)
Hunger And Strife - Creation Rebel (On-U Sound)
Dub Them Heart - Mudie's All Stars (Moodisc)
Stereotype - Pritch & Trim (Planet Mu)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stinky Grooves 06.09.11 basicamente

Hear What I Say - Busy Signal (2 Hard)
Roll Dat Again - Busy Signal (Kirkledove)
Borracho - Los Rakas (Soy Raka)
Cueria - Los Rakas (Soy Raka)
Love You To Life Dub - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Pachanga Cumbiyengue - DJ Pedro Parquer (soundcloud)
Colegiala Dub - Chico Ye (Choles)
Altoperu vs Riko El Pollo (soundcloud)
La Primorosa - Chico Ye (Choles)
Denisth - Grupo 2000 & Grupo 200 (MasTropicas)
Party De San Juan - Sonido Chichadelico (soundcloud)
Flor Tarapotina - Grupo 2000 & Grupo 200 (MasTropicas)
El Mundialito - Grupo 2000 & Grupo 200 (MasTropicas)
Seconds (Syd The Kid Rmx) - Little Dragon (Peacefrog)
Dance Of The Deadbeat - Free The Robots (Alpha Pup)
Is This Power - The Field (Kompakt)
Lemon (The Time & Space Machine Rmx) - Free School (Tirk)
A Weird Day (Instro) - Paul White (One Handed Music)
Bloom (Blawan Rmx) - Radiohead (Ticker Tape)
Syncopy (Blawans Trecther Mechanica)
Mangled Riddim - Walton (Hyperdub)
My Teeth In Your Neck - Lukid (Glum)
Piano Magic - Joakim (Tigersushi)
Caspa & Alice - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
World War 3 - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Quarantine - Jay Roacher (Breakin Wreckwordz)
One Of Life's Pleasures - Paul White ft Danny Brown (One Handed Music)
Run Shit - Paul White ft Marv Won (One Handed Music)
I Am (Preditah Rmx) - Trim (Butterz)
Notice Now - Trim (Butterz)
Rattlesnake - Free The Robots (Alpha Pup)
Prototype B - Free The Robots (Alpha Pup)
Criminal Dub - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Sunset Dub - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Class Rhythm - Mafia All Stars (Mafia)
Harvest - King Tubby & Errol Thompson (Heartbeat)
Waiting In The Park & Version - Chantells & King Tubby
Masterpiece - Roots Radics & Steely (DATC)
Skinny - HTRK (Blast First)

Rather than doing a shit job I'm just going to be publishing the playlist and leaving it at that for a few weeks... hopefully things will be more conducive to some positive writing and free time & ting then.. Thanks.. Jim

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stinky Grooves 30.08.11 solomente

Hear What I Say - Busy Signal (Hard Music)
Roll Dat Again - Busy Signal (Kirkledove)
Girl Like Me ft Raka Dun - Los Rakas (Soy Raka)
Vengo De Panama - Los Rakas (Soy Raka)
Linda Yolita (Dengue Dengue Dengue Rmx) - Los Titanes vs Sonido Cordobestia (soundcloud)
Ride On - Ital Winston (Vital Food)
Princess Street Skank - Ital Winston (Vital Food)
Ease Up Oppressors - Tony Tuff (Niagara)
Answer The Telephone - Jah Thomas (Niagara)
Love You To Life Dub - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Well Well Well - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Ghost Town - Fiend (International Jones)
30 - Danny Brown (Fools Gold)
Stampeding Elephants - Paul White (One Handed Music)
Pretty Girls - Jay Roacher (Breakin Wreckwordz)
Caspa And Alice - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Springs Got Next - Alphabethead (bandcamp)
Dance Of The Deadbeat - Free The Robots (Alpha Pup)
Rattlesnake - Free The Robots (Alpha Pup)
Romantic Streams (Balam Acab Rmx) - Sleep ∞ Over (Hippos In Tanks)
Juice - Lunice (Numbers)
Profits - Suren Unka (bandcamp)
Water 3 - Bitchin Bajas (Bathetic)
Expect - Balam Acab (Tri Angle)
Mangled Riddim - Walton (Hyperdub)
Ghostlines - Strangeloop (Brainfeeder)
Boys And Diamonds (Atropolis Rmx) - Rainbow Arabia (Kompakt)
Hell Dub - Grace Jones (Wall Of Sound)
Flight - Wooden Shjips (Thrill Jockey)
Solitude Is Bliss (Time & Space Machine Rmx) - Tame Impala (Modular)
Is This Power - The Field (Kompakt)
Burned Out - The Field (Kompakt)
Nobody (Scratch 22 Club Mix) - @Peace (soundcloud)

Not a word........

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stinky Grooves 23.08.11 & totally Tourettesishness


Gwane Live Life - Cecile (Creative Noize)
Too Watchy Watchy - Collie Buddz (Upsetta)
Slow Wine - Busy Signal (Dutty Rock)
Dubbing Kingston - Alborosie (BBE)
Orbit Around The Moon (Noia Cumbia Remix) - Joe Meek (soundcloud)
Juanita - Bogote
Troposphere 5000 - Cumbia Cosmonauts (bandcamp)
Silbando (Dengue Dengue Dengue Rmx) - Los Riberenos (soundcloud)
Linda Yolita (Los Titanes vs Sonido Cordobestia) - Dengue Dengue Dengue (soundcloud)
Chinito Rulo (Dengue Dengue Dengue Rmx)- Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical (soundcloud)
Do It Now - Chong X (soundcloud)
One Of Life's Pleasures - Paul White ft Danny Brown (One Handed Music)
A Weird Day - Paul White ft Homeboy Sandman (One Handed Music)
Indigo Glow (Instrumental) - Paul White (One Handed Music)
So Happy - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Let It Rain - Jay Roacher (Breakin Wreckwordz)
UFO! UFO! UFO! - Alphabethead (Breakin Wreckwordz)
Everybody Loves Tourettes - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Rotten Apples - Paul White (One Handed Music)
Mark Ernestus Meets BBC - Mark Ernestus (Honest Jon's)
I See U - Lunice (Numbers)
Dickie Domecon - Faceplant (Bathetic)
The Day (Prins Thomas Rmx) - Mark E (Spectral)
San Dominico - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
Motion - Balam Acab (Tri Angle)
Solitude Is Bliss (Time & Space Machine Rmx) - Tame Impala (Modular)
Black Wing - Clingtone (Clingtone)
Consciousness 1 - Bitchin Bajas (Bathetic)
Sweet Slow Baby - The Field (Kompakt)
A Woman Is A Woman - LA Vampires Meets Ital (Not Not Fun)
Sunporch (Holy Other Rmx) - Walls (Kompakt)
Tesla (Omar Souleyman Rmx) - Bjork (One Little Indian)
Vostok - Cumbia Cosmonauts (bandcamp)
Impluvium - Sun Araw (Drag City)
Water 3 - Bitchin Bajas (Bathetic)
Spider Man Dub - Errol T & The Matador (BBE)

Now that it has reached the point of errands to run after the show I may as well just even give up the pretense of writing anything more than the playlist for this blog.
Ah well...
By way of an apology, have a gander at the latest Tourettes viral vid (it's all the rage as you'll see) and even a free tune from Tiger Belly (but get onto it sharpish as it's only free til the weekend!!)
I'm out

Free tune from Tiger Belly innit

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stinky Grooves 16.08.11 & bonus AHC ruffage

A Little Love aka That's All I Want From You - Mr Vegas (Steelie & Clevie)
Hard Drugs - Busy Signal (VP)
Storm - Lukie D (VP)
Strictly Dub - Prince Jammy (Pressure Sounds)
Earth A Kill Ya (Mala Rmx) - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
Dragon Stout - Lukid (Glum)
Concept - Trim (Related Music)
Raise Your Standard - Durrty Goodz (Durrty Goodz)
Radio Song - Danny Brown (Fools Gold)
Valentines For Vampires - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Daydreams - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Jealousy - Jay Roacher (Breakin Wreckwordz)
UFO! UFO! UFO! - Alphabethead (Breakin Wreckwordz)
Park It Low - Lukid (Glum)
Solitude Is Bliss (The Time & Space Machine Rmx) - Tame Impala (Modular)
Our Trip To The Moon - Cumbia Cosmonauts (bandcamp)
Gambari, Signifie L'Herbe Vertes - L'Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti (Kindred Spirits)
Good Things - African Head Charge (On-U Sound)
Yukoma (Popolous Rmx) - Saroos (Alien Transistor)
Benefactress - Botany (Western Vinyl)
Motion - Balam Acab (Tri Angle)
San Dominico - Haunted Love (Round Trip Mars)
The Day (Prins Thomas Rmx) - Mark E (Spectral)
World War 3 - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Sat At The Beach - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
So Happy - Tourettes (Round Trip Mars)
Pac Blood - Danny Brown (Fools Gold)
A Woman Is A Woman - La Vampires goes Ital (Not Not Fun)
Beat Imperial - Kelpe (Project Mooncircle)
Eninde Sonunda - Gokben (Bouzouki Joe Records)
Tamammi - Gulcan Opel (Bouzouki Joe Records)
Troposphere 5000 - Cumbia Cosmonauts (bandcamp)
Mannenberg - The Movers (Generation Stereo)
Dickie Domecon - Faceplant (Bathetic)
Streetwise - LA Vampires Goes Ital (Not Not Fun)

There is so much muchness going on right now in the RTMosphere that inevitably the worlds are spilling over and merging rather wonderfully. So this week another batch of tunes from Tiger Belly, I reckon I've premiered very track over the last few weeks which means all that remains is to unleash that beastie, light the blue touch paper and set it off! That will be happening on August 29th with an official spot of going out type recognition on the following Friday at Whammy alongside turntable torturer Alphabethead and Breakin Wreck' geezer Jay Roacher, more on that next week...will be large.
But really that's only part of the story because tonight we also got to smash the bottle of slightly suspect champagne against the keel and officially wet the rudder of the upcoming Haunted Love album 'Spirit Revival'.... talk about blessed. 'San Dominico' is just one facet of a album that is so untypically RTM ...well it's typically RTM, as someone said.. Respect The Unexpected (and get ready for your respectin's on September 19th)
Loads more tonight, two songs using ESG's UFO, that always aaaaaaa-ite by me, lots of moody biz of a discerning nature and another slice of Melbournian cumbionic flavours from our muckers the Cumbia Cosmonauts. Would love to fling you a track from that but actually would far rather that you followed the link (in the playlist above) and headed off to bandcamp and showed 'em a little of your love in a monetary style & fashion.

This weeks tune is an uncovered gem from the On-U Sound back cat, up lo qual for a week only. This track is a bonus on Off The Beaten Track, one of several African Head Charge albums that could only be considered as thoroughly essential in my book. My memories of AHC are somewhat delightfully tainted by the time we got Bonjo up for, I believe it was a guest spot on Tranquility Bass, back in the days (daze?) when bFM was a considerably more liberal joint....if you know what I mean. Mr Head Charge so enjoyed the liberal joint(s) he rendered himself unable to speak. Lovely bloke but frankly, like many overseas guests before and after him, his eyes were bigger than his lungs and his Rizzlas were writing cheques his faculties couldn't cash. Bless!


and this just in #2 in the videos running up to Tourettes Tiger Belly release.... check it

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Call To Arms - Your Help Is Needed Now

Below is a list of the labels who have been affected, many of them possibly terminally, by the fire which has completely destroyed the Sony DADC warhouse in Enfield as a result of the riots in the UK. As a bloke who runs an independent record label himself, I don't really feel I have the words to describe how utterly fucking terrible this is... it's beyond words, and it's not exactly like it's been easy going for anyone trying to run an indie in recent times anyways.
The Quietus (where I pinched this list from) has an excellent article that goes deeper and has some specific positive suggestions as to what YOU can do to help. They've done it better and I'm not going to crib anymore but please - if you give the slightest damn about quality music, musicians and the people who help bring it to your ears - if you want to continue to have the chance to make a difference and allow others to .. then dig in your pockets and buy something, hell somethings from the labels below, digitally NOW.
You can buy physical product too, that will help as well, but right now that's a finite supply; there aren't enough pressing plants to begin to make up what has been lost in the right now, and as anyone from Christchurch will likely attest, waiting for insurance to come through is a b*tch and there's no guarantees. Many of these labels probably won't make it, all of them are under the heaviest of heavy manners, this situation is unimaginably fucked up. Please I urge you to spare a few coins, go without something you don't really need anyway, and help a brother out - you're going to end up with some wicked music and you'll be helping to continue quality gear to be made and released. If you want to go the extra mile then do it from somewhere like Boomkat or any of the labels that sell direct, indie shops are going to feel the pain too and there's really no need to put any more pingers in Mr Jobs already overstuffed poche (but that's cool too if you gotta).

[PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings Belgium, 4AD, A Camp, Absynthe Minded, Accidental, AEI Music, Air Recordings, ALC Music, Alsation, Ambush Reality, Ancient & Modern, Angular Recording Corporation, Arcady Records, Ark Recordings, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Atlantic Jaxx Recordings, Bad Magic, Balling The Jack, Banquet Records, Battered Ornaments Records, Beggars Banquet, Best Before, Big Brother, Big Dada, Bird Records, blackmaps, Bloody Chamber, Blowout Music, Blue Chopsticks, Border Community, Borstal Beats, Boysnoize Records, BPM, Brainfeeder, Brassland, Bright Star Recordings, Brille, Broken Sound Music, Bronzerat, Brothers and Sisters, Brownswood Recordings, Buzzin' Fly, Cache Cache, Cadenza Records, Celluloid Records, Chalkmark / IE, Chemikal Underground Records, Cocoon, Control Tower, Counter Records, Dance To The Radio, Dead Oceans, Deceptive, Defenders Ent UK, DESOLAT, Dessous, Different, Dirtee Stank, Divine Comedy Records, Domino Records, Double Six Records, Drag City, Dreambrother, Drive Thru Records, Drowned In Sound, Dummy Records, Duophonic, Eat Sleep Records, Fabric Worldwide, Fake Diamonds, FantasyTrashcan, Fatcat Records, Fence, Feraltone, Finders Keepers Records, Flock Music, Flying Circus, Freerange Records, Friends Vs Records, Full Pupp, Full Time Hobby, Gang Of Four Recordings, Geographic, Ghost Ship, Glaze Recordings, Groenland Records, G-Unit, Hardly Art, Hassle Records, Helpless, Hem Hem Records, HFN Music, Immune, Independiente, Infant, Infectious, Jagjaguwar, Kartel, Kitchenware, Kitsune, KMS Records / Fabric, Laughing Stock, Lex Records, Lipservice, Little Sister Recordings, LO-MAX Records, Loose Music, Lovepump United, Low life Records, Lucky Number Music, Lucky Seven Records, Mantra, Matador, Memphis Industries, Merok, Metric Music International, Metroline Limited, Model Citizen, Moikai, Motion Audio, MyMajorLabel Ltd, Nation, Ninja Tune, No Quarter, NovaMute, Nusic Sounds, One Four Seven Records Ltd, One Little Indian, Organs, Outcaste, OVNI, P.I.L., Peartree Records, PeMa, People In The Sky, People Tree, Pirates Blend Records Inc, Planet Function, Play It Again Sam, Playlouder, Poker Flat, Polyvinyl Records, Poseidon Records, Post Present, Pschent, Raw Canvas, Red Cord Records, REK'D, Rekids, Rekords Rekords, Renaissance, Reveal Records, Riverman Records, Rock Action Records, Roots Records, Rough Trade Records, Rubyworks, Sea Note, Search and Destroy, Secretly Canadian, Setanta, Shape, SideOneDummy Records, Silva Screen, Slam Dunk Records, Smekkleysa, Soma, Sonic Cathedral, Soul Jazz Records, South Paw, Southern Fried Records, Stereo Bang Media, Stolen Recordings, Stranger Records, Streamline, Sub Pop, Suicide Squeeze, Sunday Best, Thrill Jockey, Tirk, Too Pure, Torque Records, Touch & Go Records, Transmission Recordings, Tri Tone, Trouble Records, True Panther, Try Harder, Turnstile, Twisted Nerve Recordings, Universal Sound, Victory Records, Wagram, Wall of Sound, WARP, Watergate, We Love You, Wiiija, Willkommen Records Ltd, Wonderfulsound, XL, Xtra Mile Recordings, Yaala Yaala, Young Turks