2010 >> BEST OF <<

HERE IS MY LIST OF THE BEST TO COME OUT OF 2010 >>

MUSIC >>

1.  TIPPER – BROKEN SOUL JAMBOREE – TIPPER MUSIC
LUSH,  4 DIMENSIONAL SPACE AGE BASS MUSIC..

2. ADAM SCENX – LONELY WISDOM (DOUBLE RAINBOW) – www.adamscenx.com
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN??
A NICE TUNE FROM THE MULTI TALENTED ADAM SCENX.
SAMPLES FROM THE HILARIOUS “DOUBLE RAINBOW” YOU TUBE CLIP LAID OVER A NICE HOUSE TUNE THAT BUILDS FOR OVER 7 MINS.

3.THE ORB X DAVID GILMOUR – METALLIC SPHERES

4. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO – A.NSWERS C.OME I.N D.REAMS

5. OMAR FT. STEVIE WONDER – FEELING YOU – PEPPERMINT JAM RECS [HENRIK SCHWARZ MIX]

6. DJOON EXPERIENCE FEAT KENNY BOBIEN – OLD LANDMARK – CHEERS REC

LET US ALL GO BACK TO THE OLD LANDMARK FOR THE REVIVAL..
NOTHING LIKE SOME STRAIGHT UP DEEP GOSPEL HOUSE
TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

7. DJ HARVEY presents LOCOSOLUS – GUNSHIP / LITTLE BOOTS
BOTH TRACKS ARE NICE, THE FAVORITE IS GUNSHIP.
A NICE MINIMAL GUNNER.. THE DUBBY FX AND GUITARS MAKE IT A KEEPER..

DJ HARVEY PRESENTS LOCUSSOLUS

8.  IDRIS MUHAMMAD – COULD HEAVEN EVER BE LIKE THIS
(LEFTSIDE WOBBLE EDIT)

9. SEU JORGE – EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE – NOW-AGAIN RECS
A NICE REMAKE OF THE TIMELESS ROY AYERS JOINT

10.  DJ KNOE1 – LOVE LOCKDOWN REMIX-

Alan Pownall- Love Lockdown- Dj Knoe Rmx by KNOE1
THE HOMIE KNOE PUTS TOGETHER A NICE HOUSE TRACK, GIVING LOVE LOCKDOWN A BETTER SOUNDING VERSION THAN EVEN KANYE WEST

11. THE BLACK KEYS – BROTHERS
HAS BEEN GOOD FOR MANY LISTENS DURING MY TRAVELS AND STILL HOLDS UP WELL.. ALWAYS A SIGN OF A STRONG ALBUM. OVER SUMMER I STARTED WORKING ON AN EDIT OF EVERLASTING LIGHT TRACK, WHILE ON A FLIGHT TO AUSTIN.  I WILL POST UP ON MY SOUNDCLOUD PAGE SOON..
“Let me be your everlasting light
A train going away from pain
Love is the coal
That makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light”

ART >>
CHOR BOOGIE PAINTS THE BERLIN WALL > OCT 2010

KEN RUZIC – 20 YR RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION – CAGED CHAMELEON GALLERY, SANTANA, CA

THE EVOLUTION OF LORD KINNETH’S JOURNEY THROUGH MANY WONDEROUS LANDS.
HIGHLY DETAILED SCENES DEPICTING  MYTHICAL CREATURES, EPIC BATTLES OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS AND POLYNESIAN INSPIRED TIKI FREAKNESS. KEN’S ART IS A STUDY OF CURIOUSITIES..

I FIRST ENCOUNTERED KENS’ ARTWORK IN THE LATE 90’S, DURING A PERIOD IN WHICH I MANGED AN ART GALLERY AND PICTURE FRAMING SHOP IN THE SANTA ANA ARTISTS VILLAGE. ONE EVENING DURING THE ARTWALK, I NOTICED A CROWD ACROSS THE STREET AT THE NEWLY OPENED CAGED CHAMELEON GALLERY, SO I WENT TO CHECK OUT THE SHOW. IT WAS MY FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE GENIUS OF RUZIC, AND WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY HIS ART AND THE FUNNY LITTLE DESCRIPTIVE STORIES HE WROTE OUT THAT ACCOMPNAIED EACH PAINTING. .  IT REALLY STUCK OUT AS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I HAD EVER SEEN, AND IS FITTING THAT YEARS LATER I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH KEN, EXHIBITING HIS  ART WORK AT THE LIGHT GALLERY

TRAVELS / OTHER >>
ELECTRIC ZOO NYC > SEPT 2009
MY FIRST TIME VISITING NEW YORK

PORTLAND VISITS >
PORTLAND IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR FROM SO.CAL.. HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT ABOUT 6 OR 7 TIMES DURING 2009, THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST IS ALWAYS RECOMMENDED FOR ITS MANY TALENTED ARTISTS, GOOD DIY MUSIC SCENE, LOCAL BREWERY’S, GREEN SURROUNDINGS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

MOVIE
INCEPTIONSTILL HAS ME THINKING OF THE MANY PARALLELS OF DREAMS, LIFE AND PERCEIVED REALITY’S. WHICH MEANS I THINK I WILL HAFTA WATCH IT AGAIN ON DVD

*WORTH A MENTION*

JEREMY TAYLOR – REGGAE INTERPRETATION KIND OF BLUE – SECRET STASH RECS.
TECHNICALLY IT WAS RELEASED TOWARDS THE END OF 2009, BUT I DIDN’T DISCOVER
IT TILL EARLY 2010.  WAS PROBABLY THE 1 ALBUM I LISTENED TO THE MOST, AND STAYED ON REPEAT ON MY IPOD PLAYLIST. ORIGINALY RECORDED IN 1981, ITS A RASTAFIED TAKE ON A CERTIFIED CLASSIC, BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO THE ORIGINAL WHILE STILL RETAINING THE

HERES INFO FROM THEIR WEBSITE
http://www.secretstashrecords.com

In the spring of 1981 a group of reggae studio musicians from Jamaica gathered in New York City under the direction of Jeremy Taylor, a music professor at NYU at that time. The result was this Reggae Interpretation of Kind of Blue.

Though he was primarily regarded as a world-class Jazz musician and educator, Taylor had taken several trips to Jamaica to study reggae music with some of the best performers in the world. In his 1979 book, A Space Between Taylor wrote, My first trip to Jamaica (May 1977) was the most eye-opening musical experience of my life. I met so many incredible players who had been brushed off by the snobby musical establishment at institutions such as the ones I was affiliated with. They showed more musicality, taste, and rhythmic comprehension than some of the most revered musicians in the states. I knew that I had to find a way to showcase their unparalleled talent in a different medium in order for some of my colleagues to fully understand and learn from it. This statement served as the basic concept behind this album. Taylor took the most loved, well-known modern jazz album of all time and put it in the hands of reggae musicians. It was in this context that he felt his contemporaries would be able to fully understand what it was he saw in these players.

Unfortunately, weeks after directing the sessions Taylor passed away in his Paris hotel room while on a speaking tour of Europe. A final mix of the album was never made and it was never released. Collectors have long spoken of this album and in the late 80s lo-fi cassette tapes of rough mixes circulated. No official release was ever issued until now.

In early 2009, Secret Stash Records began working with the Taylor estate to finally release this album. After creating final mixes, dub versions of all the songs were also made by Secret Stash producers. Now for the first time ever, this highly sought-after album is available. This vinyl-only release is a must have for any record collector.

TRACK LIST:

SIDE A
01. So What
02. Freddie Freeloader
03. Blue In Green
04. All Blues
05. Flamenco Sketches

SIDE A
01. So What (Dub)
02. Freddie Freeloader (Dub)
03. Blue In Green (Dub)
04. All Blues (Dub)
05. Flamenco Sketches (Dub)

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