Monday, 27 December 2010

rag & bone records on mixcloud...

http://www.mixcloud.com/ragandbone/

Does any more need to be said rly??

South London's finest will now be putting the archives of their bi-monthly Sub FM shows up on mixcloud.

This is fanastic news - the artwork's looking great, and last week's one's already got a full tracklisting (aka IDs for all tunes, for those of you like myself that are in to that kind of thing...).

In case you missed it on the day, MAKE SURE to check it out here.

Oh yes, and make sure to click follow...on the label page, as well as Warlock and Noyeahno's individual accounts.

You know it makes sense ; )

Friday, 24 December 2010

...and behind door number 5

It's Christmas. Well, Christmas Eve.

I was going to put up a mad ting of a mix, but what with festive obligations I simply haven't had the time (well, I have, but I got too in to this ale / gin teng with me fam, and decided to bun it HARD).

As this calendar started on the 20th however, I may take the liberty of putting more mixes up before the close of the year.

Otherwise - irie f*cking Christmas jampie readers, and a very happy New Year!

Thanks for reading this year, and see you in the nexxt.

Festive bless - jambie x.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

"It's a hard place that I'm livin, but I'm doing well, well..."

Captain "Don Van Vliet" Beefheart died on the 18th December 2010. I wasn't aware of this at the time, but having just found out I felt it necessary to make mention of it here.

He was one of my favourite musicians of all time, and I hope that he will be remembered, at very least, as one of the most important artistic talents of the last century. RIP.

He was always a controversial artist, and who knows what he might have acheived sonically had he not watered down his (still phenomenal) sound after the release of his seminal 2xLP Trout Mask Replica, in an attempt at producing the 'music that you all wanted to hear.' What we have on tape, however, will continue to stand the test of time, solidifying the already very apparent genius of this exceptional (controlling, and, apparently, enfuriating) human being.

Below are the lyrics to 'Frownland', the first track off the album and a massively uplifting blues song by just about anyone's standards.

God bless.

"My smile is stuck, I cannot go back to your Frownland.
My spirit's made up of the ocean, and the sky 'n' the sun 'n' the moon, 'n' all my eyes can see.
I cannot go back to your land of gloom, where black jagged shadows remind me of the coming of your doom.
I want my own land.
Take my hand and come with me.
It's not too late for you, it's not too late for me to find my homeland. 
Where a man can stand by another man without an ego flying. 
With no man lying 'n' no one dying by an earthly hand.
Let the devils burn and the beggar learn, 'n' the little girls that live in those old worlds take my kind hand.
My smile is stuck.
I cannot go back to your Frownland . 
I cannot go back to your Frownland."

Monday, 20 December 2010

Natty Christmas pt.2

*ANNOUNCEMENT*





















For all of those that watch this sh*t :

Over the next week I shall be putting a new mix up every day on my mixcloud account (http://www.mixcloud.com/jambie/) in an attempt to get all you jampie readers terribly hype for christmas.

Each one will be on a different vibe / theme / genre / tip, and just like one of those doors on an advent calendar type online memes, will be viewable from that day on, right up until the 25th.

Also - in a style similar to other advent type stuff / those very tight but always madly on point FACT mixes, I will be taking them down quite shortly after.

This is to encourage buzz, a feeling of exclusiveness to those that care about these things.

The first will be a very special guest mix, and should be up by midnight tonight.

I hope that this will keep you all entertained right up to the end of what has been, at least as I see it, a very productive year - mix / radio / voodoowise (and blogwise, up to a point).

Tank ya koindly for all of your support, and I hope you find this jokes / rly cool.

Updates will be popping up on here as they come in.

Festive bless, and Irie Ismas wishies to you, one and all.

-I Jambie.
 

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