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Archive for March, 2010

The Main Ingredient Episode #46 (March 30, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #46 (March 30, 2010)
shaun escoffery – into the blue 4 hero remix (oyster)
jazzanova – look what you’re doin’ to me (featuring phonte) (verve)
crown height’s affair – far out (de-lite)
rosie brown – bliss (quantic mix) (tru thoughts)
reel people – the rain feat sharlene hector (papa)
george duke – brazilian love affair (epic)
gene harris – los alamitos latinfunklovesong (bugz in the attic remix) (blue note)
jazztronik – samurai (chez)
nuspirit helsinki – honest (jazzanova’s honestly yours mix) (sonar kollektiv)
jose james – desire (moodyman remix) (brownswood)
roisin murphy – sinking feeling (echo)
j* davey – outta the window (illav8r)
rhythm roots all-stars – i would die for you feat raheem devaughn (scion)
turboweekend – something or nothing (2000f and jkamata remix) (kraken)
curtis mayfield – move on up (curtom)
nina simone – funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter (bluebird)
blakai – the king is dead, long live the king (co-operation)
airto moreira – samba de flora (montuno)
the impressions – love me (curtom)
sons and daughter of lite – let the sunshine in (luv n’ haight)
ronnie foster – golden lady (blue note)
sharon jones and the dap-kings – just dropped in (to see what condition my condition is in) (daptone)
mpho skeef – comin for ya (phuture lounge)

From The K-Os Show – Photo by Clay Williams (more photos here and here).

The Main Ingredient Episode #45 (March 23, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #45 (March 23, 2010)
homemade – settle for feat mar (bacardi visita)
esperanzah – we must rise feat gmb, furlan
oddisee – the supplier feat tranqill (oddisee music)
j dilla – african rythms
waajeed – tetris (scion)
j. period – jazz (tribute remix) feat blu (mixtape)
dexter – one for yusef (mpm)
body language – at a glance
mainframe – fuk de lux
zero 7 – ghost symbol
dewilt sharp – i need you close (part 1 & 2 edit) feat lorette fleur
k-os – call me (astralwerks)
wildbirds & peacedrums – my heart
el perro del mar – how did we forget?
body language – new day
bonobo – eyesdown (floating points) feat andreya triana
freddie cruger – baddest mutha feat desmond foster (raw fusion)
domu – dangerous times (tru thoughts)
kylie auldist – ship inside a bottle (tru thoughts)
minnie ripperton – how could i love you more (epic)
little dragon – swimming (peace frog)
devonwho – actriz ( krystal klear’s woogie mix)
krystalklear – tried for your love
joya mooi – when i take a step back
muhsinah – summer
dj vadiam – that lite (astronote remix) (a-side worldwide)
blu and exile – in rememberance (sound in color)
testiculo y uno – testiculo deetermeeter (mpm)

Opening DJ Set for K-Os Show (Take 2) Wednesday 3/24!

The rescheduled K-Os show (with me playing an opening DJ set) is going down next Wednesday!

Here are links to some of my favorite songs again:
Black Ice (Hymn 4 Disco), Call Me, Crucial, Electrik Heat – The Seekwill, Born To Run, Patience.

Feel Like featuring Mar
HomeMade
HomeMade EP, 2009? 2010?
Bacardi Visita (The site is in Dutch)

This is another example of the great blurring of lines that’s going on in “the music business” these days. These three Dutch producers (Full Crate, FS Green & Grand Jackson) teamed up to do an EP and a series of events for Bacardi Visita – what I guess is the Dutch Bacardi (?). I first read about this last August on Moovmnt, my favorite blog. The EP was to be released “during the upcoming three editions off the Visita event.” I’m not sure if that means that they were releasing it digitally, a couple songs at each event or whether they made CDs and were distributing them at all the events but either way, this goes against everything the entire music industry business model. There’s no solid release date, they got paid upfront for a short term mix of recording and performing and the money came directly from a non-music brand to the artists and not through a middle man. Even their name seemed to be a little somewhat in the air, on Moovmnt it was originally billed as “Visita Homemade” but by the time the cover art surfaced (I found this on Trees For Breakfast) the name was simply “HomeMade.”

I’m reminded of my rant about the RIAA president making a speech at the grammy’s in 2008 about “the music stopping” if we don’t keep buying music from the major labels. Well, here it is, one of my songs of the year last year, “pre-paid” by a non-music company from Amsterdam…and it’s better than 98% of what the major labels put out last year.

Photo by Aaron van Valen.

Songs are available for two weeks.
The full EP is available here. I’m not sure for how long.

The Main Ingredient Episode #44 (March 16, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #44 (March 16, 2010)
joya mooi – when i take a step back (dub spensa remix) (twitter.com/joyamooi)
durty bjork – megaphone (mixtape)
emmanuel – getaway feat celetia martin (little league/lowlife)
outkast – ain’t no thing (la’face)
soft touch – plenty action (luv ‘n haight)
heavy – wonderlove (for minnie) (jazzanova) (ropadope)
b. bravo – computa love (frite nite)
jay electronica – hagler feat che grand
esperanzah – now
lupe fiasco – american terrorist feat matthew santos (atlantic)
eric lau – no regrets (feat oddisee) (kilawatt music limited)
tom trago – voyage direct (fs green remix) (rush hour)
nottz – shine so brite (dirty) (dmp/teamsta entertainment)
mr. chop – good life (five day weekend / now-again records)
dabrye – get it together (feat invincible and finale) (ghostly international)
slumgullion – favela (slumgullion)
little brother – curtin call (hall of justus)
little brother – after the party (feat carlitta durand) (abb)
jay-z – dead presidents (roc-a-fella/priority)
mos def – u r the one (geffen)
erykah badu – think twice feat roy hargrove (motown)
miles bonny – nothin’ but chu innatesounds
ghostface killah – r.a.g.u. feat raekwon (def jam)
dwele – too fly (self-released)
the roots – act too….the love of my life (mca)
blu & exile – good life (sound in color)
blakroc – why can’t i forget him (feat nicole wray) (cooperative / v2)
mayer hawthorne – thin moon (stones throw)
james brown – theme from king heroin (instrumental) (polydor)

The Main Ingredient Episode #43 (March 9, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #43 (March 9, 2010)
blakroc – stay off the fuckin flowers feat raekwon (blakroc)
wildbirds & peacedrums – places (leaf)
onra – broken language (scion)
ashford and simpson – one more try (dimitri re-edit) (warner brothers)
kraftwerk – computer love (warner brothers)
simon grey – galactica suite (domu remix) (papa)
little dragon – my stop (peace frog)
soliders of twilight – believe (the new mastersounds remix) (20:20 vintage visions)
astoria – zoo floor (in phusion)
cinematic orchestra – dawn (ninja tune)
dj kaos and ce.el – around in circles (compost)
notorius big feat sadat x – come on (astronote remix)
blu & exile – dancing in the rain (sound and color)
marc mac – tell me now (feat marvin) (omniverse)
miles bonny – joy (innate sounds)
afta-1 – believe (aftathoughts)
slum village – dope man (barak)
slum village – fall in love (good vibe)
gap mangoine – diana in the autum wind (grc)
dwight trible and the life force trio – antiquity (ninja tune)
rjd2 – tin flower (rj’s electrical connections)
testiculo y uno – uno windyridge (melting pot)
24-carat black – i’ll never let you go (numero group)
thomas east – slippin around (true soul)
marvin gaye & tammi terrell – ain’t no mountain high enough (beatnick and k-salam remix)
marvin gay – main theme from trouble man (1) (motown)
pointer sisters – i’ll get by without you (blue thumb)

Waiting On You
Pointer Sisters (Official Site, Wikipedia, Twitter)
Having A Party, 1977
Blue Thumb/ABC
(CD, iTunes, Amazon)

Shout to Maggie Stein for putting me onto this, probably the most consistent Pointer Sisters album, back in the day. This is proof positive (one of many many examples) that the Pointer Sisters should be remembered for more than “Jump (For My Love)”/”I’m So Excited”/”Neutron Dance” et al.

Stevie Wonder is credited with playing keyboards and synthesizers on the album (along with two other people) and has a partial songwriting credit on “Bring Your Sweet Stuff Home To Me.” I’m not sure if he had anything to do with this song. It doesn’t “sound like him” as much as ‘Sweet Stuff’ does, but you never know. I’ve heard that he’s involved in far more records than album credits would suggest.

I love the tone of this song, it almost fits into my “inappropriately happy” category but not quite; it’s more an a chosen optimism in a bad situation.

I was going to say something about it being funny to think of the television networks also being in the music industry (this album was distributed by ABC which was bought by MCA in 1979) but as I was checking to see if there ever was an “NBC Records” (i don’t think so) and when Sony bought CBS Records (1988), I read that CBS Records is actually back from the dead. Who knew?

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #42 (March 2, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #42 (March 2, 2010)
blu & exile – my world is… (sound in color)
marc mac – so free (omniverse)
rjd2 – the stranger (rj’s electrical connections)
miles bonny – blue and green (innatesounds)
pointer sisters – waiting on you (blue thumb records)
the natural yogurt band – thoughts (now again)
shawn j. period – the comeback (rude)
roberta flack – go up moses (atlantic)
galt mcdermot – coffee cold (kilmarnock)
handsome boy modeling school – the truth (tommy boy)
deltron 3030 – 3030 (75 ark)
j* davey – valley of love (interdependent)
jackson 5 – ready or not (here i come) (motown)
the mad lads – i forgot to be your lover (volt)
raekwon – fat lady sings (h2o/emi)
zulema – if this world were mine (sussex)
isaac hayes – the red rooster (enterprise)
k-salam & beatnick – from the gutter
aischa & coultrain – edge of
keelay & zaire – addicts for real feat. tunji (myx music)
sylvester – i been down (fantasy)
jamie cullum – frontin’ (live) (ether)
mandrill – kofijahm of the golden baboon (polydor)
lucy pearl – dance tonight (virgin)
jean carn – my love don’t come east (philadelphia international)
pockets – pasado (kalimba/columbia)
amadou & mariam – ce n’est pas bon (bullion remix)
juho kahilainen – now and since (initial cuts)
the lafayette afro-rock band – soul makossa (hi & fly)
third world – come together (island)

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