July 2011

Saw the Fela show in London last night. Great interview with Lemi Ghariokwu talking about creating designs for Fela Kuti’s music over three decades.
Produced by Native Resonance in association with Knitting Factory Records.

Thanks to Kam for this link.

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Channel 4′s street summer art starts this August. this promo is directed by Neil Gorringe for 4Creative and composited at MPC

This is the full length version of the Street Summer promo – featuring Professor Green, Wretch 32, Ms Dynamite, Faith SFX, Akala and Ms Bratt.
Also featuring music from Blak Twang, Kano, MIA and Lethal Bizzle and more.

Lots of events happening around the UK also.

More information on channel4.com

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The Story behind this appearance at The Black Lily as told by Questlove of the Roots.

“It was black lily day in philly and my computer was in the shop at springboard and i just landed in philly from an atl gig. it was sunday afternoon round 12ish and i double parked to get my jawn out the shop on walnut..” read on

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Lots of articles related to the live and loss of Amy Winehouse, here is a selection of the most memeroble.

Robert Elms Interview (2006)
Robert Elms interviewed Amy and her dad Mitch for his BBC London show, as part of his regular Listed Londoner slot on the day Back to Black was released.
You can listen it here.

Russell Brand on Amy Winehouse:
Russell Brand in todays Guardian on Amy’s Affliction

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings remember Amy Winehouse

The Dap Kings created Amy’s sound and backed her US tour in 2007
read more here

Razor sharp, Winehouse changed the for ever
Excellent music scene article by Sophie Heawood

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The hype train is well under way for the new Kanya x Jay Z collab Watch the Throne. Great short which is no doubt part of a longer feature a la Fade to Black. Russell Crowe looked incredibly strange in one scene.

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Fade to Black: Amy Winehouse at SXSW

July 25, 2011

Lots of tributes written on the passing of Amy Winehouse, but I had no idea she was planning a supergroup with Questlove and Rahael Saddiq. The folks at SXSW posted this exclusive clip her performing ‘Love is a Losing Game’ words. Backed by Binky Griptite of the Dap Kings on acoustic guitar. This performance is [...]

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Kanye West x Jay Z – Otis

July 21, 2011

New Jigga x Kanye joint ‘Otis’, sampling Otis Reddings ‘ Try a little tenderness. Played on Radio for the first time yesterday.Apparently there were creative differences in the studio, but it’s all good. Let hope the Album slated for August is better than Best of Both Worlds. via Jay Z’s LifeandTimes.com Even funnier is Funk [...]

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To The Victor – The Spoils

July 19, 2011

Airside’s new video. This is a project by Fred Deakin (Lemon Jelly) and Robin Jones (The Beta Band). New album project — Flashman. The making of film directed by Kam Bhogal. Tweet

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Industry Rule #1080

July 12, 2011

Great video about how to stay foul of record execs. All budding emcees watch and learn Tweet

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