Πέμπτη, 29 Απριλίου 2010

Tribute~Black Milk




The following two videos have been posted with purpose to compare the original track and the sampled one. The original track is the "tribute" from the Manfred Mann's Earth Bound and the remixed is from Massive Attack. The backstage and the mainly reason that i put these 2 specific tracks in comparison is that Manfred Mann accuse Massive attack and sued them. The reason was the unauthorised use of a Manfred Mann sample. You can drawn your own conclusion whether it is moral or not to use a track without permission. Personally i enjoy both the two versions and i can't see no point in Manfred movements.






Σάββατο, 24 Απριλίου 2010

Guru's Jazzmatazz


Keith Elam or by his stage name Guru is the man behind the project Gurus Jazzmatazz. Guru has made with this project 4 albums which are released under the Chrysalis records. The style of the project is a coctail of nighty rhymes, live jazz bands, hip-hop and big dose of acid jazz. The main characteristic of the project is the many artists that took part in the project. Names from Roy Ayers to MC solaar, Rony Jordan, Jamiroquai, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, Blackalicious and many others. The paradokse was that it bacame commercial success mainly in Europe and not in U.S.A.


This track is from second album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality the track Lost souls in which featuring Jamiroquai:




And this one is the I m jazzy from 4rd album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future featuring Slum Village.

Τετάρτη, 21 Απριλίου 2010

QUANTIC


Will Holland or better known Quantic(for this nickname he said "it seemed like the best name as it describes a whole with two or more variables.") is an english dj, producer and musician. The last years he's based in Colompia. His music can be characterized as a mixture of jazz-funk-groove, soul, electro,dancefloor and traditional elements from the  Colompia. He has released 5 solo albums on the Tru Thoughts label. 

Albums

  • The 5th Exotic (Tru Thoughts, 2001)
  • Apricot Morning (Tru Thoughts, 2002)
  • Mishaps Happening (Tru Thoughts, 2004)
  • One Offs... Remixes & B-Sides (Tru Thoughts, 2006)
  • An Announcement to Answer (Tru Thoughts, 2006)


Personally my favourite album of Quantic is the 5th exotic which includes Time Is The Enemy the next video





Beside the solo released album's Holland is the leader of several projects under the label Tru thoughts like Limp Twins, Quantic soul orchestra, Quantic and his combo barbaro, Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno e.c.t.
 
With his band quantic soul orchestra he has released  4 albums

- Stampede (2003)

- Pushin’ On (2005)

- I’m Thankful (2006)

- Tropidélico (2007)


Holland, along with DJ Russ Porter have released one LP as The Limp Twins. the name of the album is Tales From beyond the groove.


In 2007 Holland moved to Cali, Colombia’s third largest city, to pursue his passion for unearthing lost treasures from Colombia’s musical past and making new music with the golden array of talent available today. He created Quantic and his Combo Barbaro whose sound tend to be more ethnic orientated grooves. They released in 2009 the album Tradition in Transition.


Here is the live show of the group from Paris and the song Canoa Rocha:





Last but not least there are  one more project of  Holland Quantic presents flowering infermo. They have released the album Death of the revolution .


As you can see quantic has many aspects as a musician. In addition to Quantic s project we have presented,  you can find  more as quantic nickodemus and Spanky Wilson and quantic soul orchestra.


Παρασκευή, 9 Απριλίου 2010

Nicola Conte

 
 
Nicola conte is an italian Dj producer and quitar player better known for his personal albums Bossa per Due which was released in 2001 in the ESL records, Other directions which was released in 2004 by Blue note records and rituals in 2008.

 His unique  innovative style in which acid jazz  incorporates bossa nova themes, melodies drawn from Italian film scores of the 1960s, easy listening themes, and ethnic Indian music. He has been worked along with  many contemporary well known artists such as the italian group The Dining Rooms, Mario Biondi e.c.t. Last summer he came with his band to Greexe in the Kosmos festival.

Here is Conte's official site : http://www.nicolaconte.it/dates.php  




The name of the track is wanin moon and it can be found in the album Other directions.

Τρίτη, 6 Απριλίου 2010

Les triplettes de Belleville



I have seen this movie recently and i have to say that is quite good. The story is quite simple: A grandmother tries to make her young grandson (who is living with her) happy, and discovers his fascination for bicycles, so she buys him one. Cut to years later, and he is now a contender for the Tour de France, with his grandmother still doting on him, now acting as his trainer. During the race itself he and other riders are kidnapped and taken to Belleville, so the grandmother and their enormously fat dog go looking for him. Without money or shelter, the two are discovered by three old women, former famous vaudevillians – The Triplets of Belleville. They invite her and the dog in to stay and help her attempt to rescue her grandson.

This movie nominated in 2004 for 2 oscars and won several competitions such as in Toronto in Cannes and in Chicago. The movie distinguish from the soundtrack which has been written by Benoît Charest. The film's soundtrack sounds as though it was greatly influenced by Django's music .

Δευτέρα, 5 Απριλίου 2010

Efdemin Bergwein



Efdemin, aka Phillip Sollmann, the berliner producer with the amazing sounds.Efdemin released his debut album on Hamburg’s Dial imprint, home to lush like-minded technoists Pantha du Prince and Lawrence. We represent to you Bergwein from this album. Another track that i specialized from this album is lohn & brot. Have a nice listen!!!