The Beatyard is back next month and this time, Bodytonic are really pushing their festival beyond their own walls with an expansion not only physically but with collaborations between promoters like Choicecuts, Harmonic, u:Mack, Note, Block T, Irish Moss, Emergence and Junior Spesh as well as emphasis on more than music. The collaborative city festival takes place from October 19-28th
Here’s a rundown of who will feature. Full details with schedule and ticket info at the site.
Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Efterklang, Hot 8 Brass Band, Russian Circles , Chelsea Wolfe, Karenn Feat. Blawan & Pariah, Waxahatchee, David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan, Masaki Batoh, Sam Amidon, Fabio & Grooverider (History Of Dnb Set), Henrik Schwarz, Blondes Full list →
Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Masta Killa and Gza are lined up for a Wu Legends show in Button Factory on Sunday 15th of July in which all will perform tracks from their solo records and collectively, some Wu Tang tracks. Tickets €33 plus fees on sale tomorrow.
Blakroc is The Black Keys along with rappers Mos Def, Jimmy Jones, Raekwon, RZA, Q-Tip, M.O.P, Pharoahe Monch and a posthumous contribution from Ol’ Dirty Bastard. They have teamed up thanks to Damon Dash, to release a modern “blues” album out this Friday.
You may have been following the behind the scenes webisodes, well here’s the first official video from Blakroc featuring Mos Def, Jimmy Jones and The Black Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach.
Some great stuff has passed through the tubes of the Nialler9 mailbox recently and here’s a smattering of it. I fully support the awesomeness of all these songs.
‘This New Technology’ is a new tune from Melbourne’s Midnight Juggernauts to be released on Acephale Records (home of Memory Tapes (Check out the Seek Magic album, SALEM and Air France). It’s got a nice Buck Rogers feel to it and that’s not a reference to Feeder in any form. Pre-order the 7″ . The digital version is on iTunes on 9th October and it will feature a remix from Memory Tapes amongst others.
Despite what a short-sighted article in the Sunday Times over the weekend would have you believe, Twitter is much more than “a vanity project” for bloggers like myself. It’s where I (and many others) share and get links, recommendations, news and short bits that aren’t worth a full blog post. It’s where people make connections, share knowledge and all that good stuff that makes life a little bit better.
Sure, you could lazily focus on the mundane tweets that everyone emits, but that’s like thinking all music is moribund because you only listen to Spin FM or that all TV is trash because you only watch Big Brother. Graham Linehan addressed the newspaper Twitter syndrome last week.
In light of this, I thought it was worthwhile collating some of the more interesting tweets over the past week on the blog for those who don’t use Twitter and those missed it the first time. Of course, if you want more of this from me, you can follow me on Twitter. Just don’t do it boost my ego 😉
Raekwon feat. Ghostface over J Dilla beat from Only Built For Cuban Linx II
Born Like This is another brilliant DOOM album, dispensing with the MF and “all big letters but it isn’t no acronym” this time around and pairing up a raspier Daniel Dumile up with Ghostface, Raekwon, Dilla beats and more cartoon samples. That’s flawless enough for me. As an added bonus we got the extra track of the album which is Mr Radiohead’s singer remixing ‘Gazzillion Ear’ somewhere between the cracks of his own Eraser material and Modeselektor.
I’d love to post a track from the album but Lex Records have kinda asked nicely not to post tracks from the it (so I hope the bonus track is OK). Anyway you can listen to the whole album @ http://www.myspace.com/mfdoom. You should just buy it anyway.
Q-Tip proved last week there are some tangible benefits to following musicians on Twitter as he debuted this ‘Renaissance Rap’ remix tune through it. In the tradition of ‘Scenario’ it features a multitude of rap stars delivering their own rhymes over the original. It sure is nice to hear. Recycling is important don’t ya know?