RIP Ben Sharpa

Jarring Effects’ten çıkardığı albümler ve Milanese’in 2009 albümü Lockout’taki ortaklığıyla bildiğimiz ve sevdiğimiz Soweto/Joburg-Güney Afrika’lı rapper Ben Sharpa hayatını kaybetmiş. RIP B. Sharpa

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

Tracklist:

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).

Soundclash Special

It’s really a rough week for me, I do not have much time to post here or dubstr or anywhere.But now it’s all over, we succeeded to transfer datas over fiber optic cables and all flight datas are coming to our…wait wait what the fuck I’m talking about.Too much work make my brain melt I think.
Anyway, 13th of February, which is tomorrow, Soundclash crew, which is also the Voconut crew, gonna present you Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO.Also, I’ll be playing along with Astrofonk and Obookubo.So, be there or be square…

Vibrato #12

Well, the series will continue at Pixie on saturday night.Datafobik, Traktor, GGman and Guven will be behind the decks.Unfortunately, I have lots of things to do in Ankara and I can not be there with my dear comrades.Buuut, I’ve a word for you who are in Istanbul, DO NOT miss it.Be careful, punishment will be severe.
Btw, tonight, GGman, Traktor and Guven gonna play at Karga Bar.This is the invasion of Khalkedon…

Moments of Mine

Last night on Mary Anne Hobbs‘s BBC Radio 1 show, Starkey built a brand new track called “Moments of Mine” from scratch during the two hour show with the help of Anneka on vocals and Reso on percussions as announced nearly a month ago as a first of a new series called “Building the Beat”.He used the samples that were sent to MAH from producers, DJs and listeners for this night.
The photos of this special production is here, and also they filmed the event.Later, it will be up on MAH‘s youtube channel.
The track is downladable, go get it.

Kasim-Aralik Mixi

Gecte olsa sonunda kaydettigim bi dubstep mixini soundclouda ve bilimum clouda koydum.Noel yaklasirken gayet alakasiz olmasina ragmen, yabancilarin noel heyecanina bende kaptiriyorum kendimi, bunda belki de tam o vakit dogmaminda etkisi var(haf-holy child), neyse iste dun dubstr‘a Bassnectar’in xmas hediyesini postalarken ben de bi yeni yil namina birseyler paylasayim edeyim dedim.Sonucu bu post iste.
Hazirliyorum dedigimde aylardan agustostu simdi ismi ona gore duzenlesek augoseptooctetanovodec mix olacakti, e oyle olmaz deyip novodec mix yaptim sadece buyrun dinleyin.Bu arada, daha once soundclouda ekledigim ama burada bahsetmeyi unuttugum bi dub seleksiyonu da cabasi.
Strictly vinyl bizniz, buyrun cloudlara:

Novodec Mix by corto
Tracklist:
DJ Madd-Joka Smoka (WAR011)
Sukh Knight-Ganja Dub(Cheese Loueez) (TTR017)
Tes La Rok-Do You Know The Future (NOPPA004)
The Bug-Jah War Ft. Flowdan(Loefah Remix) (ZEN12192)
Coki-Goblin (RNG008)
Jakes-In Tha Place To Be (HENCH008)
Sub Scape-Transaction (DP020)
NumberNin6-Breathe (FRUITLEGS001)
Zed Bias-Neighbourhood(Chimpo 2009 RMX) (SDSTPR005)
Clouds-Mighty Eyeball Rays (2NDRP003)
Joker&Ginz-Re-up (KAP004)
Rogue State-Dem Can’t Stop We Ft. Daddy Freddy (ARG024)
Roommate&The Bassist-Rub A Dub (SFLY001)
Distance-Radical (CHST01)
Jakes-Warface (HENCH007)
The Bug Ft. Killa P&Flowdan-Ganja (ZEN12218)
Reso-If Ya Can’t Beat Em (CIV004)
Bar9 vs. Deftones-Shove It!! (Not On Label)
Distance-Headstrung (CHST004)

Dub Selection #2 by corto
Tracklist:
Earl 16-The Rastaman
Johnny Osbourne-Never Stop Fighting
Sister Beloed-Freedom Of The Land
Jah Mason-Rainbow Circle Throne
Creation Stepper&The Dubateers-Go Back A Yard
Jah Shaka-Revelation 18
Vibronics ft. Boney L-English Girl
Ghetto Priest&Dougie Conscious-This Time Dub
Kanka ft. MC Phil Pilgrim-Righteous Storm
Urban Dub-War In Dub
Dubblestandart&Lee Perry-Blackboard Jungle(Respect The Poor Dub)
King Tubby&The Soul Syndicate-Isrealite Children Dub