Monday, 22 March 2010
All Cash Raised Goes To Haiti + Cruzroja/Red Cross in Chile.
Some press on the track from London to Madrid to Paris to Oz & NYC....
"Amazing...very eclectic. You can definitely tell your influences range from reggae/dancehall/hip-hop. I’d love to hear more anytime, Your releases would be well-received by our eclectic audience. "
Wax Poets Magazine Brooklyn described as “The best and most exquisitely laid-out music bimonthly in America.” by The New York Times Style Magazine
'The 13th Tribe and their new single Negro are about as inspired as it gets. Negro is a tidal wave of musical and cultural influences, as they draw from their collective backgrounds, taking you from Africa to the UK to South America, to create one lethal cocktail.
Best described as a jazzy cha cha topped off with patois and scratching, the track is all about celebrating individuality and personal pride. You may not be able to make out all of the words but you can't help but get swept up in the rhythmic emotion.
The accompanying music video is just as colourful (no pun intended) as the song, using stereotypical minstrel-type images in an entertaining way that gets their message across without being preachy.'
Review By Hazard For Planet Urban
"Negro is great - really infectious. The video reminds me of the early days of the Hac groovin with The Jazz Defektors when the Hac screens showed vids like that with b+w movie clips-
Geoff Ellis (Founder Of T In The Park,DF Concerts)
'The 13th Tribe's Negro sums up our club night in just over 205 perfect seconds' -
Huskiii (FFtang @ 93 feet East Brick lane London)
"I love Negro and think it's a HIT, that youtube clip with the film you've used is a def winner. The whole vibe reminds me a lot of Belleville Rendez-vous - very cool style." -
dj Hobbes (Trouble,getintotrouble.com- Voted "one of the Top 100 Clubs Worldwide" by DJ magazine,& Voted Club of The Yr by Gilles Peterson of Worldwide Radio One .Talkin Loud & Brownswood)
"I really like that Video (of Negro) That was DOPE!"
Buddy Peace (Warp,Sage Francis,Anticon,Bully,Strange Famous Records,2600Recordings)
" I love it,can i submit a beat for this? "
The Apple Juice Kid (drummer/producer for Mc Lyte,Yazarah,The Jungle Brothers,Camp Lo,Freebass 808,Fatman Scoop,7 times USA Beat Battles Champion)
"Negro is Dooooooooooooooooope!!! Yeahhhhhh!! " - Señor Lobo (CEO of Lovemonk Records Madrid)
" ...Thanks a million to Suchil K Dade (future Pilot AKA) for pointing me in the direction of The 13th Tribe,a marker of how vibrantly diverse the music world is here in Scotland I just loved that."
Mary Ann Kennedy on playing Negro on Global Gathering BBC Radio Scotland.08/12/09
"Really enjoying your Negro track! Fantastic music!
I've just programmed that on Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering and it sounded fantastic!
Future Pilot AKA
"Really good track. Love the video a lot too." Arnaud Danielou Groovalizacion Radio
released 23 March 2010
Vocals - NicheFlow( VOCA-Cuba,Barcelona)
Engineered+Post Production-Dubstructor for VOCA (Madrid)
Produced - The 13th Tribe (UK)
(Guitar-D.S. Murray,Cuts-13t,thanks to Roddy MacDonald)
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Its February,so that makes it Carnival month in Brasil,what better then,than to astrally project urself there by checking this little beauty i found floating around the webby stratosphere.Its jam packed to the gunnels with enough alegria to keep ur chops grinning till next carnival season.Skymark on the 1s and 2s for Modern Sun Records-what a joy....
'Modern Sun records was founded in 2009 by a passionate of any kind of Soul music. From the deep 70’s Northern Soul, Modern Soul crossover, Hip Hop, Nu Soul to Deep House. The purpose of this label is to spread this passion for Soul music by releasing records and mixes...
This Label takes his influences through artists like The Mizell Brothers, James Mason, Norman Connors, Leroy Burgess, MTUME, Tamla Motown, Strata East, Black Jazz Records, Atlantic...(the list would never end)'
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Long time amigo of The 13th Tribe and legendary CEO of Lovemonk Records Señor lobo,has done us the honour of playing our forthcoming single,Negro,on his weekly Radio Show called 'Soleado' on Spain's Radio Gladys Palmera.Ths show is broadcast on FM terrestrial Radio to Barcelona,Madrid and Valencia but u can also check it below from Lovemonk's online treasure trove.Negro features the dizzying vocal gymnastics of Cuba's NicheFlow, a little known Caribbean Toaster presently based out in Barcelona.As per usual the Lovemonk show is showered with blissfully rare little gems...theres more sparkling little jewels here than on Ugly Betty's shiney bonnet,so dont be shy,dig in like a purple veined Texan in an Afghan oil field...
Check The Lovemonk Podcast Here
Soleado on Radio Gladys Palmera, straight outta Lovemonk. Your hosts: Señorlobo and Lubacov, bringing you the finest in Discos Buenos. Spanish spoken.
Binky Griptite With The Sugarman Three – A Lover Like Me (Daptone)
Cody ChesnuTT – Look Good In Leather (One Little Indian)
Tony Allen – Afro-Disco Beat (Vampisoul)
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins – Bootie Beat (Ubiquity)
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – Satta Amassa Gana Version (Greensleevs)
The 13th Tribe feat NicheFlow – Negro (Drop Zone Records)
Grupo X – Sunshine (Loft)
Bibio – The Apple And The Tooth (Warp)
Jake One – Get ‘Er Done (Featuring MF DOOM) (Rhymesayers)
Lord Panama And The Stickers – Fire Down Below (Soundway)
Moondog – Bird’s Lament (Honest Jon’s)
Billa Quase – Bossa Casino (Cast-a-Blast)
Heath Bros. – Smilin’ Billy Suite Pt. 2 (Strata-East)
Fruko Y Sus Tesos- A la Memoria del Muerto (Blundetto Edit) (Lucien)
Based On Kyoto – Flower (Japonica)
The John Betsch Society – Ode to Ethiopia (Heavenly Sweetness)
Brownout – Con el Cuete (Six Degrees)
Adolphe Parillon – Country (BBE)
Pazazz – So Hard to Find (Original Version) (Soulplex)
Peven Everett – Special (Trippin)
Basement Jaxx – Gimme Somethin’ True (feat. Jose James) (Ultra)
Titanic – Sultana (CBS)
Colman Brothers – El Nino (GRC Remix) (Wah Wah 45)
Earl Zinger – Heavy Hitter (!K7)
Little Francisco Grooves – Moving-Grooving (Soundway)
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug (Greg Wilson Edit) (Tirk)
The Revolution Of St. Vincent – The Little You Say (Strut)
Gasper Lawal – Awon-Ojise-Oluwa (Luaka Bop)
The Velvet Underground – The Black Angel’s Death Song (Verve)
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Featuring Yast Solo (APN/Association de Las Panteras Negras/Madrid/Guinea/Senegal)
"sick beat" El Cubist (Exegene Records Boss)
The 13th Tribe feat Yast Solo - Vive Lo. by The 13th Tribe
Sunday, 31 January 2010
"How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?"
"If you don't know history, it is as if you were born yesterday."
“Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.”
"I wonder how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own."
“We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children”
“(Nationalism is) a set of beliefs taught to each generation in which the Motherland or the Fatherland is an object of veneration and becomes a burning cause for which one becomes willing to kill the children of other Motherlands or Fatherlands”
“War itself is the enemy of the human race.”
Howard Zinn R>I>P.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Presenting Benjammin,50+ releases with the likes of Black Grass,Scotch Bonnet/Mungos Hi Fi,Prof Angel Dust and Roots Garden,he has become the most loved and recognised voice in the reggae scene in Spain.Here we see him reunited with The 13th Tribe for a Latino/Ragga/Tropical tobasco flavoured slice of dancefloor cha cha cha.Expect to see a whole bunch of seismic collabs from these guys in 2k10.
The 13th Tribe & Benjammin - Heavy Duty 09 Mix by The 13th Tribe
Thursday, 21 January 2010
'Once in a while some great underground rap makes its way to my ears. This time its not the usual American stuff, like Sage Francis, Sixtoo, or Shadow Huntaz, although it has some innovative vocal manipulations and twisted beats like Shadow Huntaz. No this is some homegrown shit direct from Glasgow,Scotland, not quite the rap mecca, but it sure does breed some forward thinking electronic acts, such as our providers here, Eastborn on the lyricals, and The 13th Tribe taking them vocals and chopping and screwing them into some mad rhythms over his crunchy headnodding Southeast Asian influenced track. Big pressure from two great Artists, and even more props goes to them for giving the proceeds of this track to the Haiti earthquake aid'
Mogadon glitch with Sara on Vox and Soft Wasp on Drums,Tommy Wah Wah Molina on Guitar and Freddy Bolivar on blubbery Bass.If u hadnt yet noticed Sara Taxe Rodriguez is Spain's Roxanne Shante multiplied by Queen Latifah to the power of Ursula Rucker.Soft Wasp is a dynamite Dubhop/Step producer hailing from Manchester with a rather plump back catalogue to peruse,check him out here,some of his stuff is well benny hill.
Production,if u can call it that, by 13t. (does this guy ever leave the house? - wierdo)
Le Micro feat Sara Taxe Rodriguez + Soft Wasp by The 13th Tribe
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Red 5 Winter. by The 13th Tribe
Downtempo Electronic jiggery pokery@ half time 140bpms, with constantly evolving musical shapes, culminating in a ping pong of blappy bleepishness...down to the load to the free y'all.
(the foto is my friend Olga Estelles and i think its great,it reminds me of Pan's Labyrnth)
Friday, 15 January 2010
Babylon Shall Fall Dub feat Horsemouth. by The 13th Tribe
This is FREE download from The 13th Tribe's Soundcloud page,navigate there by clicking on the song title above the foto and click on download for the free track.
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Fantastic wee chill out mix by Huskiii from FFtang! Amusingly entitled Cloud Monsters,it features lots of African/Latin/Eastern goodness thatll soothe yer lugs into the new year an beyond.Spark up a herbal woodbine non filter an get yer horizontal jiggy hats on,cloud cluster bomb incoming....
U can hear Huskiii and fellow FFtangeros every third Thursday @93 feet east in Brick lane,look out for our Charlie Inman (dj C-Boogie) of shep Boosh's Cover up fame playing 'a ragbag mix of hiphop samba funk salsa brazillia dancehall jazz' on 21st january - Free entry all night
Umalali - Uruwei
Oumou Sangaré - Ne Bi Fe
The 13th Tribe - Wanya Eko feat. Gozi Joe Adigwe
Juan Son - Las Hadas
Juana Molina - Los Hongos de Marosa
A.R. Rahman - Silent Invocation A
Co ft. Deuce - Bastards
Helado Negro - Dahum
Paavoharju - Tuoksu Tarttuu Meihin
Múm - Marmalade Fires
El Remolón - La Bonita
Odd Nosdam ft. Jessica Bailiff - Fat Hooks
Black to Comm - Virtuosity Is A Means To An End
Sublime Frequencies - Evening Ambiance, Myanmar
Kuupuu - Taivaankotiin
Saturday, 2 January 2010
On a Celtic Tip(ple) I just found this wee selection of Scottish,Irish and Galician (ie Celtic),Ballads and Airs,Jigs n Reels that i used to pass around Irish bars in Spain (it was always worth a free stout or 2 :).It features the melifluous and spine tinglingly angelic voice of Karol Matheson,The majestic Chieftains,Godfathers of Folk music and Bob Dylans best pals;The Clancy Brothers(they taught Bob D how it was done in Greenwich Village NYC in the 60s),the inimitable High Priests of the Scottish Celtic music scene (& of course collaborators of The 13th Tribe) ;The McCluskey Brothers,The raucous,sublime and poetic, Pogues and also The Ard Ri's (High Kings) of Irish Folk Music;The Dubliners.Loud and Proud they all gather round the still, simmering a lethal poitin brew with some well known tunes and some not so well known,kinda suits this time of yr.Hope u dig.Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit.