MR. Deba(Lex Records,Dailysession)
17 cedar st, Brooklyn 11221
The most influential and controversial rap group of the’80’s performs on the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Fear of a Black Planet, with two rising and equally political new comers.
Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap groups of all time. Public Enemy pioneered a variation of rap that was revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, co-founder Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing the Black community, often condoning revolutionary tactics and social activism. In the process, he directed hip-hop toward an explicitly self-aware, Pro-Black consciousness. Musically, Public Enemy were just as revolutionary, creating dense soundscapes that relied on avant-garde cut-and-paste techniques, unrecognizable samples, piercing sirens, relentless beats, and deep funk. It was chaotic and invigorating music, made all the more intoxicating by Chuck D’s forceful vocals and the absurdist raps of his comic foil Flavor Flav. Today, PE celebrates the twentieth anniversary of their classic, influential album Fear of A Black Planet.
Ghanaian hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador uses rousing horns and clever beats that make him impossible to take lightly. Alongside his band, The Embassy Ensemble, Blitz tests the limits of hip-hop with live instruments and heavily complex, cross-cultural musical exploration.
In an age of disposable, cookie cutter acts, The 7th Octave offers up a different musical and lyrical perspective, combining metal riffs and blistering instrumentation with fiery, socially aware lyrics to provoke the minds of the new millennium generation.
orce M.D.’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.
New York born and bred, The Force M.D.’s began their climb to fame by singing and dancing on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix catchy doo wop-affected consonances with hip-hop beats, the Force M.D.’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.
he king of Jamaican reggae plays alongside roots newcomers from South Carolina and Burkina Faso.
Dr. Jimmy Cliff is the world’s the best-known living Jamaican reggae musician and songwriter. He is generally credited for helping popularize the genre internationally with his soundtrack to the movie The Harder They Come, in which he also starred. His many hits include “Sitting In Limbo,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “Many Rivers to Cross” and the now classic covers of “Wild World” and “I Can See Clearly Now.” He was recently inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and holds The Order of Merit, the highest honor granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts.
Trevor Hall, a native of South Carolina, has been writing and performing since he was fourteen years old. His unconventional mix of acoustic rock and reggae serves as a vibrant backdrop for thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics, which he delivers in a uniquely soulful voice. Of his self-titled 2009 album, Rolling Stone says, “Trevor Hall fills his third album with spiritually inclined roots jams.”
For more than thirty years, Victor Démé has performed his soulful blend of rootsy African blues in bars and clubs of his home town of Ouagadougou, the capital of the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso. His heartful vocals evoke the struggle of a hard lived life, but also the confidence and wisdom of a man who comes from the griot tradition and spends his life honing his craft. Having already won acclaim throughout Europe, this is his US debut. But it wasn’t until the intervention of a French journalist and local hip-hop club promoter that he was able to record his first album of all original material. In 2009, his self-titled debut of rootsy blues gems was finally released internationally.
The godfather of hip-hop and neo soul performs classics and music from his first new album in over fifteen years.
Gil Scott-Heron’s poetry and music is widely acknowledged as the matrix from which hip-hop and neo-soul emerged. His transgressive, politicized, spoken-word-meets-jazz recordings, including, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” “Whitey on the Moon,” “The Bottle” and “Small Talk at 125th and Lennox,” have been covered, sampled, referenced, deified and parodied by generations of artists. 2010 saw the release of I’m New Here, Scott-Heron’s first release in thirteen years. SPIN called the album, “not so much a comeback as a testament to spiritual resilience.”
This event is presented in association with Jill Newman productions and is part of the NYC Revolutions series.
Energizing rock rhythms and unexpected up-tempo dance beats from Africa and the Middle East will make you rethink party music.
Plagued by warfare and drought, the political and environmental plight of the Tuareg people of the Southern Sahara has been given voice by the electrifying music of Tinariwen. Formed in 1979, the band rose to prominence in the 1980s as the pied pipers of a new political and social conscience in the southern Sahara, becoming icons to a generation of young Tuareg living in exile in Algeria and Libya. In the early 2000s, Tinariwen attracted a following outside Africa, first in the world music community and then in the wider rock scene, thanks to frequent tours and appearances at festivals in Europe and the US. Tinariwen sing about the suffering and exile of their people, the semi-nomadic Kel Tamashek, and about the beauty of their desert home.
Since 1994, Omar Souleyman and his musicians have reigned supreme as a staple of Syria’s dance-folk-pop scene. To date, they have issued more than 500 studio and live recorded cassette albums, easily spotted in the shops of any Syrian city. A ground-breaking musician, Souleyman melds classical Arabic mawal-style vocalization with Syrian dabke (the regional folkloric dance and party music), Iraqi choubi, and contemporary Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish styles. The music often consists of phase-shifted Arabic keyboard solos and frantic rhythms. Oud, reeds, baglama saz, accompanying vocals and percussion fill out the sound from track to track. This performance offers a rare glimpse into Syrian street-level folk-pop phenomena seldom heard in the West.
Toubab Krewe has set a new standard for fusions of rock ’n’ roll and West African music. The North Carolina musicians developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea and the Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with native musical luminaries. Their seminal new studio album, TK2, is a genre and mind-bending example of what the instrumental group’s “futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy” (Village Voice) is all about. Featuring an uber-unique and seamless mix of ancient and modern instrumentation and sounds, TK2 defines Toubab Krewe as “one of the most innovative bands in music today” (Honest Tune)
Mixed by Jonny Paycheck
01. Crash Drew – On The Radio
02. Q-Tip – Move
03. The Whatnuts – Help On The Way
04. 9th Creation – Much Too Much
05. Milton Wright – Keep It Up
06. Brothers By Choice – Baby You Really Got Me Going
07. The New Birth – I Can Understand It
08. Ellis And Cephas – I’m Gonna Miss You Girl
09. Afrodisia – A Fool No Longer
10. Michael Boothman Touch Feat.Charmaine Forde – What You Won’t Do For Me
Mixed by DJ KOJIE a.k.a.Marlin
01. Parquisite feat.Benjamin herman – Another summer
02. STARVING ARTISTS CREW – Organic Chemistry
03. Saukrates – Play Dis(Remix)feat.Common
04. Justice System – Dedication To Bambaataa(Diamond D
05. Justice System – Summer In The City
06. DJ Mitsu the beats – After Midnight
07. Kenichiro Nishihara Feat. Kissey Asplund – Life
08. Clementine – Un Homme Et Une Femme
09. INO hidefumi- Sentimental Promnade
10. Nichoras Orbie – Summer 87
By BKLYN Yard
To our Yardies…
Over the past four years, we have worked hard to create BKLYN Yard. You watched us grow from a small unknown independent venue into a space that hosted the best tacos in NYC, incredible talent (Lee Scratch Perry, Kaiju Big Battel, Dan Deacon & Jose Gonzalez to name a few), the Sunday Best dance series, the Gowanus Harvest Fest, the BK County Fair, Score! Pop-Up Mega Swap, Parked: Food Truck Festival, and countless lobster bakes, pig roasts, BBQs and more. This past Memorial Day Weekend, we were so proud to open our doors and display all the hard work we have been putting into the space to make this summer even better…from our new bar, to our atm, to our bocce court. Thousands of you came out and supported us and made it one of the most beautiful weekends we have had yet, so we are sad to announce, that last weekend was the final weekend of BKLYN Yard in our Carroll Gardens home. [Read More]
New in the Radio Archive
SESSION 477: A1 AFTRHRS – Ron Morelli
SESSION 476: THE BANDWAGON 012 – Taimur Agha/Neurotic Drum Band
SESSION 475: A1 AFTRHRS – Seth
SESSION 474: VINYLMANIA – Charlie Grappone & DJ Monchan
Mixed by Ron Morelli
01. Ami S – Friends (Inst)
03. Tullio De Piscopo – Stop Bajon
04. Sun Palace – Rude Moments
05. Frank Chickens – Mothra
07. TG – Distant Dream (Part2)
08. OMD – Annex
09. Terre Thaemlitz – Terre’s Neu Wuss Fusion
10. Earth Wind & Fire – Drum Song
RECORDED LIVE ON MAY 26TH 2010
A NEW RADIO SHOW FEATURING MASTER OF CEREMONIES, TAIMUR AGHA (BLKMARKET MEMBERSHIP / HALCYON |NY)
THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL GUEST WAS NEUROTIC DRUM BAND (WURST – NEW YORK) AKA JOHN SELWAY & ULYSSES
THE BANDWAGON PODCASTS INCLUDES LIVE DJ MIXES (NO PRE-RECORDINGS), INTERVIEWS, TRACK COMMENTARIES AND MUCH MORE. EVERY ALTERNATING WEDNESDAYS AT HALCYON THE SHOP IN DUMBO BROOKLYN FROM 7-9PM.
HR 1 – TAIMUR AGHA
1. Tony Lionni – Better Change – Mule Electronic
2. Lucien-n-Luciano – House Tools House – Cadenza
3. Darragh Casey – Kuri – Antiqua
4. Ellen Allien – Flashy Flashy (Nicolas Jaar rmx) – Bpitch Control
5. Mount Kimbie – William (Tama Sumo & Prosumer Rmx) – Hotflush
6. Chris Carrier – Gosse De Paris pt. 1 – Robsoul
7. Jamie Jones – Rukus – Hot Creations
8. John Talbot – Matilda’s Dream (Jacques Renault Rmx) – Permanent Vacation
HR 2 – Neurotic Drum Band (aka John Selway & Ulysses)
1. Omar – Feeling you (Henrik Schwarz Rmx) – Peppermint Jam
2. Trickski – The Warm Up (CB Funk Rmx) – Delusions Of Grandeur
3. Trapavoid – Little Countries (Neurotic Drum Band Remix) – Dither Down
4. Theo Parrish – Sweet – Stoky – Peacefrog
5. The Revenge – Heavy Love
6. Carl Craig – Angola (Carl Craig’s Mix) – BMG
7. Manu Dibango – New Bell
8. Hungry Ghost – Don’t Eat The Apricots – International Feel
9. Jose Gonzalez – Killing For Love (Todd Terje mix) – Permanent Vacation
10. Jackmate – Carrier – Phil E
11. Aka Jk – Someone Out (Neurotic Drum Band Remix) – Throne Of Blood
12. Eli Escobar – Love Pt. 1 (John Selway Endless Dub) – Plant
13. Rolling Stones – Ventilator Blues (Perishable Vertabrate Edit)
Mixed by Seth
01. Omar Souleyman – Jalsat Atabat
02. Unknown – Oh, Mother, The Hondsomeman Tortures Me
03. Omar Souleyman – Dabke 2001
04. Cheb Mami – Chedi Bentek
05. Chaba Fadela & ChebSahraoui – Ha Rai
06. Sajada AI Ubaid – Ala Honak (Take It Easy)
07. Omar Souleyman – Arabic Dabke
08. Omar Khorshid – Raqset El Fada (Dance of Space)
09. Cheb Hamid – Machi Esshour
10. Ya Loualid – Chaba Zahouania And Cheb Khaled
11. Cheb Zergui – Ana Dellali
12. Cheb Khaled – Ya Hay Kabret
01. Pauiinho Da Costa – Toledo Bagel
02. Domu – Sail Away With Me
03. Amy Helm – Own Way Home
04. Stigmato INC – La Maison De La Trompette
05. Patch Works – Sugar
06. Hudson People – Trip To Your Mind
07. Animal Nightlife – Love Is Just The Great Pretender
08. Incognito – On The Road (Danny Krivit Re Edit)
09. Blaze – Found Love
10. Biddu Orchestra – Chick Chica Chick Chica
Photo by Hiroki Kobayashi
Mixed by Olé Koretsky (Jetlag)
02. happy mondays – cowboy dave
03. black grape – reverend black grape
04. a certain ratio – knife slits water
05. a guy called gerald – voodoo ray
06. gang of four – i love a man in uniform
07. the smiths – barbarism begins at home
08. bohannon – let’s start the dance (dub)
09. ian brown – time is my everything
10. rza (as bobby digital) – my lovin is digi