Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Aphex Twin "Rubber Johnny"

Chris Cunningham is well known as a music video film director.

He worked with Bjork, Madonna, Portishead, and many more. His most popular video clip is perhaps the one he made for Aphex Twin called "Come to Daddy". He also directed "Windowlicker" for the artist signed on Warp. Both singles caused controversy on their release due to disturbing images and themes.

So let me know what do you think about his last video for Aphex : Rubber Johnny:

video

Saturday, 27 October 2007

DJ Muggs, Buddha mix!




Along his career Muggs produced the Soul Assasins compilations, the first LP of House of ain, lots of tracks for Funkdoobiest and many more. He is also the architect of this very characteristic sound on which Sen Dog and B-Real love to rap.

When Cypress Hill released their 3rd album "III temple of boom" in 95, the LP came out with a special mix from DJ Muggs called Buddha mix. It contains elements of Hole in the head, how I could just kill a a man, Insane in a brain, stone is the way of the walk, Hits from the bong, hands on the pump, real estate and I wanna get high.
Grab it right now!

DJ Muggs - Buddha mix

I'm out for a sliff... Peace!

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Free Spirits

First thing I have to say today :
Al Gore... What the fuck is this wanker doing with the Nobel?

Like Chuck D used to say : DON't BELIEVE THE HYPE. The ex vice-président is still conviced about the benefits of the "holy capitalism" that rules and pollutes the whole world. USA are using energy and world ressources 8 to 10 times more than they should do. So watch your fucking country and do something instead of travelling around and bullshiting...


Let's go back to our program, today my aim goal was to talk about a movie I really enjoyed, this is called Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind directed by Michel Gondry. He's second full lenght after Human Nature (2001). Michel Gondry is well known as a music video director for Bjork, White Stripes, Daft Punk, Beck and many more. The film stars Jim Carey and Kate Winslet are in fact former lovers, now separated after having spent two years together. Kate Winslet decided to erase all memories of her former relationship with Jim Carey.

Most of the movie takes place in Jim's mind struggling to preserve the souvenirs of his beloved. It also features Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood and Jane Adams.
The movie's title is taken from the poem " Eloisa to Abelard" by Alexander Pope which was the story of a tragic love affair.

That was my favorite 2004 movie. The soundrack has got a brillant cover from the Korgis "eveybody's got to learn sometimes " performed by Beck. ...Piano and voice ... Minimal and perfect:



Beck -Everybody 's got to learn sometimes

Sorry Folks, gotta take a loony break , back in few dayz!

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Auklin's special delivery



It's cool to have one of your best friend living in the states, it allows you to order wax for a very good price on the bay and avoids to pay for an expensive shipment.....

Thanks to my man Auklin who brought to me vynils I was hunting for a while.

It was good to see you this summermate!

Yo! here's the Auklin's special mix:

Auklin's mix


tracklist:

De la Soul: U can do (life)
Eminem: Any man
Artifacts feat Busta Rhymes : C'mon wit da git down
Saukrates: P's and Q's
J-Live : Braggin' writes (Spinna remix)
Key Kool & Rhettmatic : Existentialism
Saukrates : Father time
Slick Rick feat Outkast: Street talkin'
De La soul feat Chaka Khan: All Good?
AZ feat Nas: Mo money, mo murder" homicide"

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Good times this summer !

Last summer I've hosted two big names of the pop-rock history, first was this guy:



After almost half a century in the music industry, Lou Reed is back on stage to play his misunderstood masterpiece Berlin, starring the love story of a couple of junkies Caroline and Jim.

Hosting a star like Lou reed is a kind of very stressful nightmare because you never know how he's gonna behave.

Any way he remains as one of the greatest musician and composer of the pop history. I leave you with Caroline says, a track from Berlin (1973) and Venus in furs taken from the self titled album of his first band the Velvet underground and Nico (1967). Two great songs!

Lou Reed - Caroline says

Velvet Underground -Venus in furs



An other big star in pop music came this summer,

Damon Albarn leader of Blur and Gorillaz came to present his new project called The Good The Bad and the Queen featuring ex-clash Paul Simonon and Fela Kuti's drummer Tony Allen.
I'm not a big fan of the album but the gigg was great! The single "Kingdom of doom" is definitly my favorite track of the album.


That very day was cool, production team and artists were glad to play here.









Grab it!:
The Good the Bad and the Queen - Kingdom of doom