put the piano in molasses, kid. put it in.
Alicia Keys – No One (chopped & screwed by DJ Michael Watts)
it makes sense in retrospect: Alicia sounds GREAT overweight.
Trey Songz – Can’t Help But Wait (c&s’ed by DJ Michael Watts)
UK low-end bredren Sinden started off his (highly influential & generally awesome) Kiss FM radio show last night with the Cauto stormer from Dutty Remix Zero, Bona Vida! Tracklist. Seems like you can stream it back here for a week, although are my computer & I am not smart enough to make it work for us.
Across the Atlantic, on my radio show last nite we aired an exclusive set by another Londoner, bassline/grime producer Dexplicit. Listen back. This will be available as a podcast soon.
At night, when the big advertisers go away, NYC-area radio gets really good.
The stations that are satured with depressing, attention-grabbing ads for the army, “debt relief” usury, and McDonalds during the daytime… well, at night those ads dont go away, they widen to include Viagra-type ads. But they happen less frequently.
And between them unfolds incredible, alive radio. Some moments are great because of the music they play and others are great because of how live they make it all. The best combine both of these with technically virtuoso hiphop DJing. I’m convinced they edit it in advance because i’ve never once heard a mistake or an off-beat blend, it’s that good. We didn’t get any of that perfectionist Manhattan turntablism tonite, but it was bumpin nonetheless. Here’s what i heard:
nYc aIrwAves – dUTtY rAdIo RiP (30 min., 28 MB)
This is EXACTLY what New York City sounds like right now. Midnite to 3AMish? I’m skipping around stations, but La Kalle and Hot 97 are well-represented, and the weird stuff at the end is WFMU. Recorded onto a flagging harddrive from one of those cd-cassette units that resemble the head of a praying mantis or ant.
clean music rubs right off – the dutty stuff stains
Dutty Artz –> Dutty Wine, bassline time, seen?
Dutty Wine also happens to be one of our fav youtube searches. for example this brave Colombian boy!?!
I’m not gonna go into hype mode, because Dutty ARtz family is forming, Voltron-like, AND WE HAVE NO NATURAL PREDATORS…
I don’t even need to talk about how we recorded 10 TUNES with JD this weekend, all ten riddims slew. Don’t even have to mention my crate full of dubs and international ‘xclusives…
But i should give a shout to my man GEKO JONES who not only knows what time it is, he knows what time it will be, and he’ll be opening the evening so i suggest you show up early New York stand up & get dutty.
also: I have a pair of tickets to giveaway for this event. First person to either A) identity this tune — hint, it’s called “Live in Harmony”
or B) tell me what yr favorite Octavia Butler book is & why, with details, will get a pair of free tickets. email nettlephonic at yahoo dot com.
FIESTA SOOT: a label party thrown by DJ /rupture’s Soot imprint hits Manhattan on October 5
On Friday October 5, a Soot Records & Funkworthy FM present FIESTA SOOT, featuring international soundboys DJ /rupture (Barcelona/Brooklyn), Maga Bo (Rio de Janeiro), Filastine (w/ guest cellist Brent Arnold), and Manhattan’s own Matt Shadetek. The Funkworthy crew will install a proper reggae soundsystem with enough booty-friendly BASS to handle hot new ragga, dubstep, hiphop, grime, baile funk, world beat, and whatever else we use to get things poppin’.
Soot Records specializes in ass-shaking polyrhythms, cosmopolitan bass, and local collabos, with an ear for the global south. New material by Ghislain Poirier, Rupture, and Maga Bo is slated for fall release. Busy touring schedules mean that this lineup is a special one, with artists traveling from Brazil, Spain, and the West Coast.
Fiesta Soot. Friday Oct. 5
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery @ Bleeker St, NYC.
10PM-late. $5 before midnight, $8 after.
snap crackle static: signal’s ON!!!!!!
coming a few minutes from NOW , DuttyARtz 01, a 12″ record designed to destroy any party u unleash it on. Matt Shadetek vs Cauto, Brooklyn NYC-//BarcelonaES bass
DUTTY ARTS IS A FAMILY