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.