Archive for August, 2010

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amen break

August 30, 2010

if you have 20 mins, this is a good listen (lesson?). describes the history of the amen break as it progressed from a b-side in the 60’s, through old school hip-hop to ragga jungle and techno to modern commercialism. six second beat. most popular sample ever? are there others out there?

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The real Queen of England

August 22, 2010

With much sadness Mary Anne Hobbs is leaving BBC Radio 1. Darn, she was my go to lady for all the freshest tracks on the planet. There’s only a few shows left before she bows out on Sept 9th so listen up my friends as she is bringing in the heavy weights. Last week she had Skream in the studio, this week Joker on decks, next week Shackelton, then Digital Mystikz. Her final show is a mystery man. I am putting my bets on Flying Lotus, what do you think?

Mary Anne accepted a position at The University of Sheffield where she’s going to be the head of student media. She still plans on DJing and curating the Sonar festival. Much respect goes out to this lady who had me tuning in every week or listening again.

With that being said, Calgary is a great place to be right now for future sound. You can catch a lot of the artists featured on her show playing live in our fine city. As things slow down with summer plans I look forward to hitting the dance floor once again. But for now listen again to MAH’s show and party it up in your living room and enjoy this lovely song!

Onra-Bonus Beat

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rabid

August 20, 2010

i wouldnt normally double post on the same artist. but we have a winner here folks. (and its late august). much much thanks to mr. next-of-keen for turning le.tanque on to the snow.

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miike snow

August 6, 2010

i just made sweet jesus love to this track.

In Search Of – Miike Snow