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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008



Just a public service announcement to all Soundmen worldwide.

The Dub Plate game is grimey, causes headaches, and full of snakes. Those that are throwing their hat in the dub plate ring are definietly in for some ups and downs.

This is an example of what you do not want to get from a dub plate "Broker" that says he can get you a Damien Marley Dub Plate for 100 dollars. First of all, if you have a good link for dubs, and they offer you a 100 dollar dub plate, you are probably getting a good link up. If you are getting a first time offer from someone peddling dub plates, and they offer one of the biggest artists in the industry for 100 dollars, BEWARE!

In The Dub Plate game, there is a term used for certain dubs called Splice Dubs. This is where someone gets a dub plate, then renders it and inserts a fake artist shouting out the crew that ordered the dub. This is a gambit, and gives the sound business a bad name. Everyone runs into these when building their initial dub plate links in Jamaica, and some people make careers doing this type of thing. Be weary of Myspace posts, and spam e-mails saying "Big Dub Session" or "Mavado dubs for 150 dollars".

Here is an example of Splice Dub Fuckery, courtesy of San Diego's Champion Sound. Trust me when I say we ended up getting justice, and receiving some wicked dubs in this ones place, but this sucks.

Jamrock Splice Dub-Fake Damien Marley

Notice how the voice changes between the authentic Jr. Gong Intro, and the parts where the crew shout outs are done.

I get a kick out of hearing this type of thing, just because some fools really think they can get away with this type of foolishness. The reason they can, is some of you out there are not well informed. So lets make sure we are smart, and don't give these guys a meal from a scam!

Jump It, Don't Splice It...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Experience Tribute

I'm not sure if you are aware, but Jimi Hendrix is my all time favorite. Above and beyond Hip-Hop, Reggae, etc... He is the beginning of many things that I love about Rock and Roll, as well the music that spawned from it.

This is our Tribute To Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding and Buddy Miles.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band Of Gypsys.

It's not a mix so I can try and show you how sick I am on the cut, these guys deserve more than that. If I were given the license to put together a comp, I'd shoot for something like this.

Party At 45 RPM Tribute Vol. 1

01 Midnight- Jimi just rips into this instrumental right off the bat. I believe it was released on War Heroes originally, which was a set of Rare and Obscure studio tracks.

02 Who Knows-If you are already familiar with Band Of Gypsys, then you got this one memorized. Originally released on the Band Of Gypsys Live album If you didn't know, it's Buddy Miles on the drums.

03 Born Under A Bad Sign-Fonky Blues instrumental. Kind of kills it. First time I saw this was on the "Blues" album.

04 I Don't Live Today- The Experience from their first release. Heavy duty.

05 Driving-The Experience recorded in the BBC studios in London for Alex Korner's Radio show. Guitar solo the whole way. Kills.

06 If 6 Was 9- From The Experience's second album. Sparse but harsh. Mellow but MAAAD!

07 Villanova Junction-Jimi Hendrix's performace at Woodstock may be the most remembered and revered of the latter part of the 20th Century. Villanova Junction was part of the Star Spangled come down, toward the end of his set. MURDER...

08 Earth Blues- This is from a bootleg of a rehearsal session with the Band Of Gypsys prior to their Historic performance New Years 1969-70 at the Fillmore East.

09 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)- From the third and final offical Experience album "Electric Ladyland". It's a long one, so twist up something nice.

10 Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)- This is the only Studio version I've heard of this, but was first turned onto it by his live performance in Hawaii, released as part of a movie called "Rainbow Bridge". Looked for it for awhile, before the whol;e internet thingy.

11. South Saturn Delta-First time I heard this was on this weird audio-mentary called Lifelines. It might have been finished posthumously, but it's interesting because he is playing alongside The Brecker Brothers. Smashes regardless.

12. Killing Floor- BBC recording. The big guitar men in the business around Jimi's time feared Hendrix because of his rendition of Howling Wolf's classic. Kills all the way through.

13 Bold As Love- From The Experiences second album "Axis: Bold As Love". One of the illest compositions I can think off.

14. Purple Haze- LIVE IN SAN DIEGO. To my folks from Daygo, your parents are probably at this joint from 1969 at the San Diego Sports Arena.

Alot of lesser known tunes I would say, but some of my favorites. Long live Hendrix.

Rock It

Thursday, November 13, 2008

R.I.P. Mitch Mitchell

Man. Mitch Mitchell was a wicked drummer. He actually inspired me to try the drums out, which lead to beatmaking which lead to...

Mitch was originally trained as a Jazz drummer, and played with some pretty hip London Blues bands (See Georgie Fame) before linking up with Chas Chandler and Jimi Hendrix for an audition. Just listening to drum break on Little Miss Lover, and hearing Busta Rhymes "Row Row Like A Dungeon Dragon" shows Mitch's power on the skins. Pretty incredible also, is the way he keeps the drums steady moving on "Manic Depression" as the whole rhythm and melody floats over the top.

Rest in Power to the whole Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell of which, was the last surviving member.

I'm growing weary of having to say R.I.Power to so many legends this year. Buddy Miles, who backed up Jimi Hendrix during the infamous Band of Gypsies performances also passed not too long ago. Please, no more legends passing in 2008!

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Little Miss Lover (Live On BBC)

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Manic Depression

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama Text Messages

I got a grip of them yesterday. Here are some of my favorites:

"Obama the first black President!! Free bbq chicken, chitlins', watermelon, and 40's at the White House tomorrow. Be there & bring blunts! We run this shit now!"

"They have a sign up sheet for volunteers to help Bush pack his shit and get the fuck out on Nov. 5th. I put us down for the 3-8 shift."

"Wow...some truly unbelieveable shit"

"Barack around the clock tonight!"

"Just a reminder to shave your genitals today...It's the last day for Bush"

"Straight to Pakistan!!!!!!"

Here is some celebratory music for all the stoned dancers this week...
Jah Cure & Wayne Marshall-So High
Big Up Massachusetts for decriminalizing possession of u nder an ounce of Marijuana.

Jump it!!