Yesterday The Bug​ uploaded 3 unreleased tracks that he did with the late Spaceape to his youtube account . One of them is the remix of the glorious song of The Clash history, Guns of Brixton. Not much to say, i love The Clash, i love “Guns of Brixton”, and i really liked this remix.
If somebody asked me who i wanna hear toasting over the Skeng riddim, my answer would be Spaceape definitely. His style would add more and more depth to the riddim without taking out what’s already there, carved by Killa P and Flowdan. Well, here we have, they actually did it.
One more time it’s proven, Spaceape was an extraordinary poet and MC. RIP.

London Pirate Radio

“Pirate radio is everywhere in London, born in the 60’s from rusting anti-aircraft towers in the mouth of the Thames. Today’s broadcasts are hidden in plain sight, transmitting from secret tower block studios via homemade rooftop antennas.”

Vice and Palladium filmed a great documentary about the London’s pirate radios for their documentary series, Exploration. London Pirate Radio is the sixth in these series and it features many pirate radioheads like Logan Sama, Matt Mason (author of the book The Pirate’s Dilemma) and 60’s original pirate Tony Pine.

Logan Sama compiled a grime mixtape for this documentary, you can download it from here.

Logan Sama x Palladium – Still Keepin It Grimy March 2010


01 Newham Generals – Introduction
02 O.Gs – Hot Ones (Royal-T Remix)
03 Rapid – Go Rapid
04 Badness – Go Bing
05 Dot Rotten – The Rotten Club News Report (Woooo Riddem)
06 Griminal – ChaChing Freestyle
07 Scorcher ft Terminator – Spartan Gang (Rude Kid Productions)
08 O.Gs – What The Rass
09 Jammer – I’m A Star
10 Frisco – Training Day
11 Trim – Stereotype
12 Ghetts – Trained To Kill
13 Little Nasty & Yunga Hunga – Badda Dan Dem
14 Big H ft. Bossman Birdie & President T – Hooligan Remix

Bonus: P Money vs Ghetts The War Report
01 Introduction
02 Ghetts – All Black Winter
03 Ghetto vs Ghetts – Suicide
04 P Money – The Dub
05 P Money – The warning
06 Ghetts – The Destruction Of The Eiffel Tower

Soundclash #16

Our sisterz, Reggaelation Sound will take the stage to select the best roots & dub tunes all night for your own meditation. Drop by Dogzstar on Saturday night. You can not have more important thing on that night instead of this bass meditation. B-Line and Steppa Sista are two of the best selektaz of Istanbul I’ve ever seen (consider that I saw most of them).
Reggaelation Sound will be accompanied by the dubstep duo, WOB. I played with them once, and also believe me they are really good.

Extra Dirty Bomb

What I last heard something from Filastine is, he attended the Bike Bloc with his bicycle mounted megaphones during the Copenhagen Climate summit.Here’s what I mean:

Then we came to today.Following his successful 2009 album, Dirty Bomb, Mr. Filastine gave us a present consisting of 7 remixes and a live recording.He also prepeared a mix for Dutty Artz supporting his new EP release.You can get it from here.
I have no words for this EP except adding Filastine‘s own thoughts about tracks, direct from his blog:

A1. Opium Den (Jahcoozi remixes Desordenador)-Deservedly loved and respected Berlin heroes that somehow make ecstatic pounding bass music that speaks about serious themes like gentrification & the vacuity of hipsterism. We played together in Marseille once, they were wonderful.

A2. Discontinuities (Cardopusher remixes Singularities)-Just walking down the street in Caracas is an act of will. Doing so with dreadlocks down to your ass is asking for serious trouble, and trying to introduce audiences to music like breakcore & dubstep in such a context demonstrates a rare fortitude of character. Cardo lives in Barcelona now, he’s a neighbor.

A3. Hungry Ghosts (phowa remix) feat. Wire MC-I met the Jeremiah aka phowa at dawn in a crowd of sleep-deprived ravers at a music festival in the Canadian forest. He told me that he’d be coming to Barcelona. Everyone says that, but he actually showed up. Later in Vancouver he organized one of the most enjoyable gigs of the 2009 tour, at a derelict movie theater, followed by an afterparty so packed that it was drizzling inside from the sweat condensed on the ceiling.

A4. Desordenador (live version feat. cellist Amélie Bouard)-The day before I was due to fly to Reunion Island from Lyon, France, my accompanying VJ cancelled. The ticket permitted passenger name changes, with less than 24 hours notice we somehow found & confirmed cellist Amélie as a substitute invited artist. She heard my songs for the first time with headphones during the 12 hour flight to the Indian Ocean. Now we are a regular team.

B1. Pharma Sutra (Ill Gates remixes Fitnah) *only on the vinyl-Deeply lucky to have met this other Mr. Gates, a digital jack of all trades- producer, vj, and educator who is not afraid to get political. His contribution was too good to wait for this delayed release, we let it out digitally earlier on compilation, where it topped Beatport’s charts.

B2. Con Las Manos en la Masa (Deep Throat X remix) feat. Malena D’Alessio-They came up to me during a wild semi-legal street party in Tokyo with a CDR and saying, with polite smiling and bows, “japanese ghetto sounds,” later i saw them on stage rocking old school drum machines while wearing balaclavas. They are associated with the expanding situationist/anarchist scene there.

B3. Batalha Cotidiana (Maga Bo remixes B’talla) feat. Rabah-Maga Bo is my closest colleague & fellow bootstrap nomadic producer. Without each other we probably would have long ago given up on the precarious and often degrading attempt to survive via music. He spends half his year moving around (mostly africa), the other half in a cinderblock hut on the roof of a residential skyscraper in Rio de Janeiro.

B4. No Lock No Key (Electromeca remix) feat. DJ Collage-On tour in australia in 2007 I was gifted a few gigs of breakcore and found Electromeca’s work. It’s next-level grit, in his own words: “hectic B-Boys break-dancing in a puddle of motor oil, The Bomb Squad meets Russolo in a Z-movie disco-club, FM-radio harsh beats, dismantled stuttering beat-box, muddy boom-bap”

Just choose your medium and grab it, either wax or digital (personal choice is vinyl definitely).

A Minha Face

As the African Cup of Nations 2010 started this week, nothing will be better than a kuduro album to celebrate it.Benjamin Lebrave from Akwaaba Music sent me this album last week, which is due to be released on 12th of January from iTunes.Well, I can say this is one of the best kuduro albums I’ve listened so far.
Killamu is part of the kuduro scene for 10 years, and he is one of the names that contribute to the development of the genre.He explains it all in the video below.

The best thing about this album is, it is not limited to classic kuduro sounds, you can feel the kizomba and semba flavors troughout the album.Even, while listening to Vai Con Calma you may think Carlos Lamartine visited Killamu in his studio, and while he was there, they made this magnificent song.Another thing that makes this album special is, Killamu cannot stop himself from experimenting on his music that we are not familiar to hear from other kudurists.
Do not neglect this pure and sometimes aggressive energy rising from the streets of Luanda.If you have no idea about kuduro and music of Angola this album will be a good start for you.First listen to the mixtape below and then go get it when it’s released.

Artik Turkce yazmicam demistim ama dayanamadim.Yukardakinin birebir cevirisi degil ama idare edin iste.Skylife styla..
Afrika kupasinin basladigi su gunlerde bir kuduro albumunden daha iyi bir hediye olamazdi.Akwaaba Musicten Benjamin gecen hafta Killamunun 12 ocakta cikacak albumunu yolladiginda bu kadar tutulacagimi tahmin etmiyordum bu albume.Simdiye kadar dinledigim en iyi kuduro albumlerinden biri diyebilirim.
Luandadan bizi selamlayan Killamu 10 senedir kuduro sahnesinde yeralip gelismesine katkida bulunan isimlerden.
Album kuduroyla sinirli degil, adam kizomba ve semba havalarini benimsemis ve muzigine yedirmis ozellikle Vai Con Calma’yi dinlerken sanki Carlos Lamartine kalkip gitmis Killamuyu studyosunda ziyaret etmis hazir ordayken beraber sarki yapmislar gibi hissedeliyor.Diger kuduristlerden pek alisik olamadigimiz deneylere de girismekten kendini alikoyamamis Killamu.
Kuduro ve Angola muzigi hakkinda bir fikriniz yoksa bu iyi bir baslangic olacaktir, en kisa zamanda edinin albumu.

Soundclash #14

AA – Cumartesi gunu Estádio Dogzstar‘da Real Madrid ile Soundclash liginde karsilasacak olan Voconut FC hazirliklarini bugunku antremanla surdurdu.Teknik direktor Thomas Doll nezaretindeki antremanda, ozellikle gol vuruslarina calisan kirmizi-siyahlilar, haftasonu gerceklesecek olan karsilasmaya hazir olduklarini gosterdi.
Teknik direktor Doll antreman sonrasi basin mensuplarinin sorularini cevaplarken, Real Madrid teknik adami Pellegirini‘nin, evimizde de disarda da kaybetmeyiz herkesi yeneriz, aciklamalarini degerledirilmesi istenmesi uzerine, “Bu oyunun gecmisinde bircok ornegi var.Pellegrini havalanmasin, Barcelona cakti bizde cakariz, korkumuz yok, onlar bizden korksun” dedi.

–Gurbetci takim

Ozel bir roportajda muhabirimiz Toygun Sert‘in sorularini yanitlayan Baskan Cavcav, gunumuz futbolunda herseyin mumkun oldugunu, amaclarinin sadece guzel oyun sergileyen bir takim yaratmak oldugunu ve bu yolda simdiye kadar basarili olduklarini soyledi.Sozlerine gurbetci futbolculardan kurulu takimini overek devam eden Baskan Cavcav, “Bu cocuklarin hepsi gurbetci ve Istanbullu, bi Corto hala burada ikamet ediyor.Her macta beni memnun eden bir oyun sergiliyorlar ve rakibimiz kim olursa olsun yenecek gucteyiz.Real Madrid‘in bizim icin herhangi bir siradan takimdan farki yok, onlarida devirip sampiyonluk kupasi yolunda tam gaz ilerleyecegiz, bunun aksini kimse bana iddia edemez” dedi.
Maca kalede WOB, defansta Yafetboy, Automata ve Corto, orta ikilide DJ Rezonananas ve Nodul, ileride ise Ali Slayer ve LUDDdan mutesekkil 1-2-1-2-2 duzeninde cikacagi ogrenilen Voconut FC, mac saatini beklemeye koyuldu.

Stadium: Estádio Dogzstar (Kartal Sok. No.3 Kat. 3 Beyoglu)
Kick-off: around 22:30

Vibrato #5

Vibrato yaldir yaldir devam ediyor.
Serinin besincisinde kadro genisledi.Gozunu sampiyonlar ligine kestiren baskan lhan Cavcav, hic bir seyden kacinmadiklarini “teknik direktorumuz ne istediyse, kimi istediyse aldik, eger kupa gelecekse fabrikami bile satarim” diyerek belirtti.
Vibrato ekibi cumartesi aksami 10 civari baslayacak olan macta, sahaya 1-1-1-1-1-1 duzeninde cikacak.Teknik direktor Thomas Doll, 5 yirtici forvet ve bir cakili defansla, rakip takim Inter’i darma duman edeceklerini ve daha evvel Vibrato yu kucumseyen aciklamalarda bulunan Jose Morunhio‘nun esas kendilerinden korkmasini gerektigini soyledi.
Kombine sahibi taraftarlar stadi doldurmaya baslamisken, ben daha fazla uzatmadan kadroyu sayayim isterseniz:
1 Gruvholmes
2 Datafobik
3 Guven
4 Corto
5 Traktor
6 G.G.
Stadium: Pixie (Tomtom mah. Tosbaga sok. no:12 Galatasaray,Istanbul)
Kick-off: around 22:00

PS: Uzun sakatlik donemi sonrasi bende sahalara donuyorum bu karsilasmayla

A Geography Defying Project

Nettle Fasli Abdel Hak, Iskoc Jenny Jones ve Amerikali DJ /rupture’in projesi./rupture beatlerden ve her turlu elektrifiye aletten, Jenny Jones cellodan, Abdel Hak kemandan sorumlu.Bazen gene Fasli Khalid Bennaji vokallerde, Grey Filastine darbukada, Daniel Perlin gorsellerde eslik ediyor gruba.Bu kadar myspace about bilgisi verdikten sonra,2003ten beridir herhangi birsey cikarmayan, sadece avrupa cenahlarinda konserler veren grubun yaptigi muzige gecelim.
Dinledikleri, etkilendikleri ne kadar muzik,ses varsa hepsini karistirmislar, bazen kolajlamislar.Arabesque tinilarla ortadogu-kuzey afrika muzigi uzerinden ilerlerken, arkada break beat akiyor,ustune gabba kickleri geliyor,az sonra reggae/dancehall melodileriyle sakinlesirken jungle/d&b a bagliyor gibi yapip duba geciyor,hip-hop kendine vocal samplelarla ve seyrekte olsa beatlerle yer buluyor,arka plandaki kaos bazen tekduze looplara biraksada yerini,genelde varligini surduruyor sarkilar boyunca.Simdiye kadar cikardiklari uc 12”,bir album ve birde Hrvatski,Dj Olive,Donna Summer gibi isimlerin Nettle sarkilarina yaptiklari remixlerin yeraldigi bir remix albumleri var.Asagidaki video 2007 Sonar festivalinden, yaptiklari muzik hakkinda fikir verir umarim.