Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quantic Presents: The World's Rarest Funk 45s

This collection is compiled by musician and DJ Will Holland, leader of the Quantic Soul Orchestra, a man based out of Columbia who certainly knows his funk. The title of this collection says it all. Quantic Presents: The World's Rarest Funk 45s consists of 16 incredibly funky tracks that move so incredibly well it is impossible to not, at the very least, tap your foot along to the beat when listening to these songs. As my mother used to say, "funk does a body good", so give this one a listen and live longer. 

Future Islands 'Crish' (Javelin Remix)

Javlein tackled the unreleased Future Islands song 'Crish' which was recorded during the 'On The Water' sessions.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ryan Adams: Live in Jamaica

Back in 2002, Ryan Adams released the DVD "Music in High Places", an ongoing series that has musicians perform their songs in tropical environments. This is the audio from these performances, one with the ever famous Frederick "Toots" Hibbert when they play "Hard Time Situation". Besides this reggae rendition, Ryan Adams along with The Cardinals, take on "New York, New York", "Firecracker" as well as others. Its nice to hear these songs stripped down accompanied with some interesting hand drums and performed in a unique way. If you're a Ryan Adams fan this is worth a listen.

Confederacy in Brooklyn

I was in a bar. It was in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn where you often find a division between young artistic types and life-long Polish locals. We went to this specific bar because we were celebrating our friends birthday. I have been to said bar a few times a couple years back and found it welcoming, often empty and having the perfect dive bar jukebox. When we walked in everything we saw was not what I expected to see.