Donnerstag, 29. September 2011

Lovers Rock - The Film
The STORY OF LOVERS ROCK is a feature length documentary tells the story of an era and a music that defined a generation in the late 70s and 80s. Lovers Rock is romantic reggae that was uniquely British. It developed from a small UK scene to become a global brand through the likes of UB40 and Maxi Priest.
Lovers Rock was particularly influential to a new generation of black British young women and men who identified with this music that reflected their experiences. Female artists like Louisa Marks, Janet Kay, Brown Sugar, Carroll Thompson led a 'girl power explosion in it's early phase.
The music provided a coping mechanism against a backdrop of racial tension and riots across the UK as well as being a counterpoint to the male dominated 'roots' scene. 
The film combines live performances with some of the Kings and Queens of Lovers Rock with comedy sketches, interviews and archive material. 
Interviews include Denis Bovell, UB40, Levi Roots Linton Kwesi Johnson, Angie La Ma, Maxi Priest, Mykaell Riley, The comedy sketches are provided by the likes of Eddie Nestor, Robbie G, Wayne Rollins, Glenda Jaxson. Rudi Lickwood, John Simmit., Annette Fagon.
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Samstag, 24. September 2011

Dancehall News From Germany
Talkin to Mr. Futuristic Dancehall - Singin Gold

Jamaican-born artist Singin Gold has been based in Germany since 2001 and looks back onto more than two decades of musical creativity. It was in his local church choir in the Jamaican town of Robins Bay, where he collected his first experiences in the music scene. Already at this early age he began writing texts and composing music. Before moving to Germany he had already drawn much attention to himself by taking part in a number of talent shows and appearing on just as many sound system parties. And here in Germany he continues doing precisely what he was born to do: recording songs, playing at festivals throughout the country and performing in German as well as other European clubs. Ready to take his music to a whole new level, he began his collaboration with Symbiz Sound in 2010.

RS - You started to work with symbiz sound in 2010. how did it come to the collaboration ?
SG - ok i met chris(symbiz) quite a few years ago in a but we did did anything together at that by chance i met him in the year 2010 and he ask me sing a dub for symbiz sound and thats how the whole thing started!

RS - What new projects are planned ?
SG -  We are just work on new material and see how far it goes!!!

RS - Now your living for more than 10 years in germany. What do you still miss ?
SG - I live in Germany now for 8 years not 10 for the record.. but what i still miss is a lot cause the mentitaly is diffrent here in germany form jamaica...but i would say the food. the sea. big sound boxes sting up on every corner on holidays!!are just some of the things!!!


Next Live Date - 21.10. Darmstadt, Bessunger Knabenschule - Love + Unity celebrating 10 Years Radikal Sunflowers Colectivo with Special Guest Singin Gold and Dynamight Sound !!

Donnerstag, 8. September 2011

Deep Mixtapes Day

Doubla J is a Costa Rica born Dancehall Artist living in Munich. For more than 10 years, he performed as Soundsystem MC and as Lead-singer of the german DancehallReggae Band “Roots Rock Pioneers”, but I’m pretty sure most of you will remember him from his appearance on the Schlachthofbronx debut album. He’s the DeeJay from the wicked “Spot Clean”! Now
 he dropped his first Artist-Mix featuring 25 of his Tunes over hundreds of Beats from nearly all genres, mostly performed in Patois. “Cant Puzzle Me” is a free Artist -Mix (compiled by Mad Curl) somewhere between Dancehall, HipHop and Global Bass…

Second comes a mixtape deep into dubby Dubstep - are your ready to scream the basslines ?? DESTINATION SOUND - serving the finest dub, roots and dubstep since 2002-based in Göttingen and Mainz.
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High Tone | Depth Led Piperz rmx11
Tim Ismag | Megamozg
6Blocc | Believe It (The Bassist Remix)
Biometrix | Bassline Skanker Bassline Skanker
Flux Pavilion & Foreign Beggars | Lines In Wax - FORWARD
Rockso | Soundboy Shank - Original
Ashburner | Badness - Original Mix
EmalKay | Fabrication - Original Mix
Drop Top | Machete (High Rankin Remix)
FS | Touch O Klass
Davr | Checkmate
Davr | Mech
Caustik | Herbman - HD4000 Remix