Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Julien Dyne

Just stumbled upon this track by a new producer named Julien Dyne hailing from New Zealand. All I can say is WOW!!
This inspires me to go back to the studio and make more music.

Inside Vibe


If you get the chance, check out Blair Stafford's awesome 'Inside Vibe' radio program, where he premiers a new track from us called 'Don't Hold Back'. His show is a mix of soulful, jazz filled underground beats and airs tuesday mornings on melbourne radio station PBS, but you can re-stream it here: http://www.straightup.com.au/page?n=1676

1. I.F.M. Yes We Are (Det-Riot Mix) [ Drumpoet Records ]
2. Marco Di Marco feat. Nathan Haines Brazilian Waltz [ Arision ]
3. The Souljazz Orchestra Lotus Flower [ Strut ]
4. Skeletons Gravel [ Tru Thoughts ]
5. Eru Dangerspiel The Hold Up [ Rhythm Method ]
6. Lewis McCallum Syntheology feat. Esther Stephens [ Rhythm Method ]
7. Lewis McCallum New Someone feat. Tama Waipara [ Rhythm Method ]
8. Erykah Badu Jump Up In The Air feat. Lil Wayne [ CDR ]
9. 3 Titans College [ Daptone Records ]
10. Paper Plane Project Don't Hold Back [ CDR ]
11. Gizelle Smith June (TM Juke Remix) [ Record Kicks ]
12. Freepoint Crew My Dedication [ Dopeness Group ]
13. Garrincha Chile [ Far Out Recordings ]
14. Garrincha Apito no Samba [ Far Out Recordings ]
15. Cobblestone Jazz Cromagnon Man [ !K7 ]
16. Georg Levin The Better Life [ BBE ]
17. Yolanda Afro Rat [ Amfibia ]
18. Kumar Acompananos [ Brownswood Recordings ]
19. Mayra Caridad Valdes Roforofo Fight [ Brownswood Recordings ]
20. Los Aldeanos Pasa El Borrador [ Brownswood Recordings ]
21. Antibalas Obanla'e [ Ropeadope ]
22. El Guincho Costa Paraiso [ Young Turks ]
23. Cobblestone Jazz Fiesta [ !K7]

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

3 Titans

Daptone records have done it again! DOPE!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Aloe Blacc


This track is a modern day classic. After seeing Aloe Blacc perform this song last year at the Lee Fields album launch in Brooklyn, i've been waiting patiently to hear it in its entirety. Then I just found out it has been used for the intro theme song for HBO's new series 'How To Make It In America'!

It feels good that people are finally recognizing Aloe's immense talent as a singer/songwriter/MC, and this track proves all that. Recorded at the Truth and Soul studios - a few blocks away from my old apartment in Williamsburg - it definitely has that 70's New York feel, but with a modern touch. Check it out below.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pela Manha

A long time between posts! In Tokyo at the moment soaking up the culture and of course diggin for some Japanese vinyl.
We've been busily working on a new album of songs and they are FINISHED! You can hear our new track with Raashan Ahmad called 'What You Want' on our myspace.
Here's a short video we did in Brasil for a new track called 'Pela Manha' - which in English roughly translates to 'in the morning'.
It features percussion done in Rio by Thiago Martins, son of legendary Azymuth drummer 'Mamao'. Also on the track are the lush harp sounds recorded live back in Perth, AUS by local jazz harpist Michelle Smith. Other instruments like horns and guitar were recorded in our apartment in Brooklyn.