Walter Mecca aka “the VHS king”, pushes back the limits and innovate once again with his new album “Tonnerre” (thunder). Spaced out samples, vintage synths and funky talkbox are the main ingredients to this project. This exclusive package includes videos on a vhs tape and music on a Tonnerre usb key. Check out the preview after the jump…and order the VHS package on Weirdata. Thanks to Onra for the heads up.
Walter Mecca – Gaab Squad[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/03-Gaab-Squad.mp3]
Last week Dãm-Funk was our guest at the MiNiBAR and Joao Costa was so nice to make a nice little video of him performing “Killdat” live with vocals. A whole lot more collaborations are to come later this year. Very curious about the project with Steve Arrington and about how the whole Master Blazter project is going to develop itself. Also enjoy some FREE Funk…
Whut?!?! Volume 4 already? The Hi-Hat Club is on a roll and this time they present volume 4: “Chop Shop” by Brenk (Vienna) and Fid Mella (Italy). Last year we already informed you this guy Brenk cooks up one killer Gumbo! This Austrian heayweight beatchampion has produced for the likes of Guilty Simpson, MC Eiht and Miles Bonny. He introduces his protegee, the Italian beatmaker Fid Mella, with this cats like Kev Brown and EdO G.
Enough with the name calling already…these cats are just on sum next shit. Melting Pot is starting pre-sale in two weeks, but in the meantime they were so nice to share this with us. Enjoy these high quality leaks and this summer I heard Full Crate & FS Green are doing volume 5! BUY CHOPSHOP HERE NOW
For those that don’t know…Arthur Verocai is composer/arranger from Brasil. He has worked with giants as Jorge Ben, Gal Costa and Leny Andrade, but hiphop heads know him for his often sampled (by Ludacris, MF Doom and Little Brother) self-titled solo album. The album came out at the height of the Brasilian dictatorship and was a commercial failure. According to Verocai, he had never played the record, “alive or dead”! His delight at the opportunity to play this music in its complete form can be seen on the Timeless DVD box set (which is f*cking amazing).
This song, “Flying to L.A.” was written specifically for the concert at the Luckman. It starts with open drums by Mamao from the famed Brasilian trio Azymuth, and then goes on a beautiful harmonic journey. Massive props to VTech and Mochilla for this beautiful initiative.
When miss Fatima (Eglo Fam) was in Rotterdam last year, I asked her which female vocalists she really liked. She told me that her half sister (who she met at a very late stage in her life) turned out to be a fantastic singer. I thought she was pulling my chain, but the plot thickens. Young Swedish Seinabo is actually a very dope vocalist and she’s getting ready to dazzle the world. Together with Frank Nobel she started a group called Def Chronic and here is a sneak preview of things to come. You know where you heard it first..let us know what you think of this upcoming project. Check out what Seinabo had to say her self.
Woke up early this morning, took a long walk home from my uncles house. Realized that it’s up to me and only me to become who I want to be. I need to get this show out of my head and on to a stage. So I decided to let you all hear what has been on store waiting for warmer days, decided to wear the summer dress even though some people still think it’s too cold outside, Ya feel me?!
These snippets are previews, the fruit of a week in January, me, Frank and a whole lot of coffee. It’s not properly mixed just yet, that’s why I’m calling it RAW. But soon enough it’s going to be READY, little 3 plus minutes soundtracks of our life’s. Downloadable, danceable, singalongable, viewable, funkable little keys to a dream. Get ready for the EP , DEF CRONIC oooweeee.
HudMo + OliverDaySoul = WIN! In this latest “Joy Fantastic” video we see how video’s should look like in the year 2010. The animation is crazy nice and this one is going on repeat. Hopefully we can expect that new OliverDaySoul project with Oddisee very soon, cuz we heard a little sumthin’ and it sounded very promising.
Stones Throw’s Abassador of Boogie Funk Dãm-Funk did a bangin’ ass cover of “The Things Dreams Are Made Of” by synth-pop band The Human League. Eventhough today is April Fools’ the following is no joke. Shoe brand Dr. Martens celebrates it’s 50-year-anniversary and for this special occasion the brand asked ten modern-day producers to remake a cult classic in their own style. All tracks come with a videoclip and man is this one crazy! FREE download of course..
As if this wasn’t enough…Dãm-Funk will be performing at Boogie Bash on April 9th. KC the Funkaholic is bringing back the Boogie so get your ass over to the Paradiso next week. In addition Damon will also be dropping by the MiNiBAR earlier that evening to give ya’ll a taste of what the night at Boogie Bash has in store for you. Bring your marker and your entire Dãm-Funk collection to get everything autographed by the master of Funk himself. More info on Boogie Bash next week..
Whilst cruisin’ the web, I came across this live footage of Dam-Funk‘s “Killdat” with the entire Master Blazter crew. Now this is what we’ve been wanting to see! Some live ass shit with Computer Jay on the keys, J1 on the drums and homegirl JIMIJAMES on the vocals. Bring that shit over to Amsterdam my friends…we’re ready for that ish!!
This is truly one of the ones to watch! “To Have & To Hold” is a vinyl inspired documentary or musicmentory. Director Jony Lyle gives us a brief teaser of this upcoming film in celebration of the age of vinyl records.”
Loads of rooms filled with records, huge music collections, archive footage and even a peak in a pressing plant. The movie is scheduled to be released later this year so all you addicts better get those fingers dusty. It features interviews with notable vinyl aficionados as Questlove, Chuck D, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Amir, Bruce Lundvall, Christian Marclay, and Paul Mawhinney. Shout out to Cratekings for this one.