1. deejaytheory:

    My mix of the summer is here! Loaded with new music and unreleased tunes getting ready for NNMF 2014 July 18-20 in Piercy, CA

    (Grab last summer’s NNMF Mixtape here:
    Deejaytheory – Northern-nights-mix)

    www.NorthernNights.org
    www.fb.com/NorthernNightsMusicFestival

    Premiere…

    Might want to nab this »>

     
  2. Sun Ra, Lee Perry, George Clinton. Where music and space meet. The Last Angel of History (part 1)

     
     
  3. The Specials - “Long Shot Kick The Bucket”

     
     
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  5. ( @TheSpecials ) - Too Much Too Young (Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979). Ska is truly a missing link in music. It’s such a key piece to the story of where the music we listen to came from, and it doesn’t even exist for so many. If it does, it’s very likely sorely misunderstood.

    I grew up going to see The Skatalites, The Selecter, Fishbone, Bad Brains, The Bosstones and many other Ska/Ska influenced bands. It had such a profound effect on me, and along with reggae, it was very much a pathway to The Jazz, The Funk, The Soul and The Hip-Hop. Punk and Hardcore brought me to Ska and Reggae, then Ska and Reggae brought me into the musical light of so much more. It’s a beautiful thing.

    Their Twitter bio says it all:

    "If you were 16 in 1979, the Specials were easy peasy lemon squeezy the greatest band on the planet. If you’re 46 in 2013, nothings changed."

     
     
  6. Tower Of Sound

    (Source: djhsquared, via spliffington)

     

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  8. Musics: Did I ever mention that there’s this tuff radio station called Radio Lily ( @MissLilysChat )? They play a lot of reggae, and some other good thing things. Take a wander on over there. You can click the picture above to get there too. Radio Lily’s unique DJ booth looks out on to the corner of Houston and Bleecker St. in New York City’s West (Greenwich) Village, as Manhattan’s inhabitants pass by. The radio station also serves as a store, with Jamaican books, cultural doo dads and the like.

    They have an iphone app, and can also be found on itunes, and tune in.

    Large up to Max Glazer and Matt Goias on the achievement, and a Super Noodle Koogle out to DJ Gravy, Jasmine Solano and DJ Select (all whom I have done some good thangs with and who all have shows on Lily). Really, the whole Miss Lily crew smashes. You can also catch DJ Emz and DJ Eli Escobar amongst the whole roster over there.

    Sidebar: There’s a side bar, or really a back bar, behind Radio Lily. It’s a JUICE Bar. It’s called Melvin’s Juice Box. Chilled nutrients for eons. And right next door to all that, there’s a Jamaican themed restaurant called Miss Lily’s. Owned by NYC’s restaurant/lounge maven Serge Becker (The Box), Lily’s serves up some lovely Jamaican nibblins. It’s really a down-low go-too for those that know, as well.

    Image by spliffington

     

  9. The bud @ZTrip remixed Bob Marley! The track features Lee Perry, who was an early architect of Bob’s sound. But didn’t Scratch curse Bob in his grave (on stage) for a long period of time? In any case, this groove is smewth, and Lee is obviously living musical majesty. 

     
  10. This has to be my favorite photo of HR.

    breathnaigh:

    HR, Madam’s Organ, DC; 1980. By Lucien Perkins, from the book Hard Art, DC 1979.

    Via Jose Mejia.

     
  11. Amazing mini-documentary on sampling from 1989. Steve Winwood, Andy Partridge (XTC), Tom Petty, Ofra Haza and more are interviewed.

     
     
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  13. "This Is Ska"  is a 1964 documentary on Ska music, which gave birth to Reggae, and is often overlooked as a hinge that much popular music hangs on.

    Big crunch cakes out to Dangerous Minds for the tip.

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
     
  14. "Give The Workers (More Of The Profit)" - Macka B (1995).  Prod. by Mad Professor.

     
     

  15. Some Words On Why The Beastie Boys Matter So Much To Me:

    This was inspired by an article that came out on my folks site Largeup.com today about the Beastie Boys’ connection to reggae music. I left this comment on their article today:

    The Beasties truly represented my musical path more than any other group ever. I came of age (11-13) going to see to hardcore bands like Bad Brains and Murphy’s Law, who obviously both had big reggae/ska influences. At the same time, I was being introduced to “The Harder They Come” soundtrack (which includes the “Stop That Train” sample), Eek A Mouse, Steel Pulse, Yellowman and the like. I remember, my boy had all these reggae artist names scrawled on his book bag, and it just had a HUGE effect on me. I went and found all those artists.

    After being raised on classic rock, yacht rock and 80s music, hardcore and punk were the next logical step. Then, all the hardcore kids in Boston (where I grew up) took off their Doc Martens, and put on sneakers, started listening to/going to more reggae, ska and hip-hop shows, and called themselves “sneaker boys”. Precisely at this time, I moved to NYC. I never went to another hardcore show again. I got completely obsessed with listening to Red Alert, Stretch Armstrong, Kid Capri and Silver Dee on the radio, and just got consumed by hip-hop. Later on, I went back and caught back up on all these previous phases, which was great therapy.

    The Beasties represent the true nature of hip-hop and dj culture to me. The people that started hip-hop (and dj culture), just loved music. ALL KINDS. But the Beasties also had a musical progression that mirrored mine, which transcends any of that for me. The connection between reggae, punk, hardcore and hip-hop is something that I think many people who call themselves “hip-hop fans” just don’t even understand.