By LTD Magazine
Two weeks ago, someone came up with the bright idea of remaking “We Are The World”…with rappers. While results were less than swaggalitious, we at Hood Newz (boo-yao!!) managed to swap a copy of an exclusive never before heard HIP-HOP REMIX of “We Are The World” and we must say, this is how it SHOULD have sounded!
This mix features Bollywood sensation, DJ Khaled, renowned vocalist, T-Pain, upstart producer, Dr. Dre, Police Man’s ball host, Rick Ross, baggy-jean enthusiast, Kid Cudi, Swedish singer, Akon, children book author, Young Jeezy, satanic worshippers, Bone-Thugs-Harmony, cardigan kingpin, Drake, rehab sponsor, DMX, yogi-maven, Eminem and Christopher “King Of NY” Walken. [Read More]
Mixed by Olé Koretsky
01. Al Green – Here I Am
02. David Bowie – Right
03. Sly & the Family Stone – If You Want Me to Stay
04. Kate Bush – Running Up that Hill (Datasette Remix)
05. Jimmy Edgar – Turn You Inside Out
06. Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes (Oil Tank Mix)
07. The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby (Reverend McFly BMore Mix)
08. The Glass – Hear the Music (Mylo Remix)
09. Utah Saints – What Can You Do For Me?
10. UNKLE – Keys to the Kingdom
“I crave the taste of blood, Good Lord Almighty, Good Lord above, My soul is lost, I said I curse the day that I ever was born.” — “She Said,” The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
While the Vatican of Rock spans a wide range and often worships false idols, Jon Spencer and his Blues Explosion are particularly soulful pontiffs. Plastic Fang was recorded at Manhattan’s Oorong Sound, with Steve Jordan (producer) and Don Smith (engineer). Their combined experience includes time spent with The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and countless other rock pioneers. Like those giants, there’s nothing small about Plastic Fang, and it marks the first time that this powerhouse band has been accurately represented on vinyl (or, you know, disc).
Jon’s voice has never sounded better; over time he’s developed the depth and control that characterize the best rock and soul singers. He and Judah’s guitar’s are massive here, yet retain the distinct qualities that were sometimes lost in the past, and Russell’s innovative style is in full flourish. Most importantly, this is quite simply their strongest collection of songs yet. With a tighter and more considered approach to writing and recording this time around, Jon’s growth as a songwriter is explicit, though the band’s style remains wild. With its vivid imagery and lustful, adrenalized music, Plastic Fang cages the resolute intensity of possibly the best live band playing today.
Formed in 1991 after the demise of Spencer’s seminal hatefuck band Pussy Galore, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has always included drummer Russell Simins and guitar ace Judah Bauer. Taking cues from rock, punk, r&b, garage, hardcore, and hip hop idioms, while transcending the limitations of each, the Blues Explosion created a new sound which they’ve spent six records both honing and redefining. Plastic Fang encompasses everything that’s ever been great about this band, then ups the ante still more: It’s a mindbendingly soulful record by three musicians whose abilities have yet to be fully recognized, as deft and bold and life-affirming as the Meters, the Magic Band, or the Birthday Party.
Mixed by Takaya Nagase
01. Kraftwerk – Autobahn
02. Japanese Synchro System – C2 Main Mix (Carl Craig)
03. Passport – Loco – Motive
04. Gong – Flying Teapot
05. Juzu – Chan Van ~Tribute To Angkor Wat~
06. Innervisions presents Secret Weapons – Madioko ‘ N’ Rafika
07. Altair Nouveau – Space Fortress
08. House of House – Rushing To Paradise (DJ Harvey Streets Mix)
09. Keep Her Keen
Photo by Blue Jake
Romance In R&B Is Dead…And Hip-Hop Killed It – MOG
Beyond the Jimi Hendrix Experience – NewYork Times
Nina Simone, Diva Out of Carolina – NewYork Times
Snipshape And Bristol Fashion – Vice
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Photo by Beezer
Interview by Bruce Bayleaf – Vice
Bristol today is synonymous with drum and bass and dubstep, but back in the mid-1980s it was the UK’s hip-hop heartland. Against a backdrop of Thatcherism and high unemployment, the city’s youth developed a taste for US rap and got heavily into the music, fashion and partying of that culture. The soundsystems, civil-rights demonstrations and parties that Bristol native Andy Beese (aka Beezer) documented in photos were in fact the roots of a burgeoning UK urban music scene, which, for a time, was absolutely brilliant. Then it got a bit rubbish, then it was good again, and now it’s kind of OK (well, the new Massive Attack album isn’t bad). These photos are a selection from Beezer’s book, Wild Dayz. We had a word with him about living in Britain’s very own version of Wild Style. [Read More]
By Robin D. G. Kelley – NewYork Times
“I will never be your clown,” Nina Simone shouted at a restless nightclub audience in Cannes in 1977. The mostly French-speaking crowd was either unable or unwilling to join her in a singalong, and she took it as a personal affront. “God gave me this gift — and I am a genius. I worked at my craft for six to 14 hours a day, I studied and learned through practice. I am not here just to entertain you. But how can I be alive when you are so dead?” Her speech only prompted more requests for her to “SING!” She managed to get through some songs before delivering her parting words. “You owe me,” she railed. “I don’t wear a painted smile on my face, like Louis Armstrong.” [Read More]
By Anthony DeCurtis – NewYork Times
THIS year marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix, and, predictably, that event will be commemorated with the release of a new CD, the freshening up of his classic titles, a tribute tour and a version of the video game Rock Band devoted to him. He will be a hard figure to avoid, as viewers of the Super Bowl who heard his song “Fire” on a commercial promoting “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” have already learned. [Read More]
DJ Neil Armstrong
Friday, Mar 05, 2010 10:30 PM EST (10:30 PM Doors)
– Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 4:00 AM EST
in Brooklyn, NY
Acknowledged as the founding father of the DJ Collective .5th Platoon., Neil Armstrong is known as a purveyor of good music, dropping gourmet goods for mixtape aficionados, music connoisseurs and party people throughout the world. Born and Breed in NYC, He cut his teeth in the early 90.s honing his skills in the realm of turntablism, the sect of DJing where proficiency in kutting, scratchin, and beatjuggling define status. His time spent in the trenches battling and mastering the art form allowed him to rock shows alongside artists across the Hip Hop Spectrum – from De La Soul, The Roots, Company Flow and Biz Markie, to Kanye West, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Wyclef Jean. As a member of the critically acclaimed 2 time Grammy award nominated jazz band – “Russell Gunn and Ethnomusicology”, he further explored the idea of using a turntable as an instrument. His stint with the band brought him around the globe to places like the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Hague, Netherlands . one of the largest music gatherings in the world, and gave him the opportunity to play alongside true musicians like Kenny Garrett (a member of Miles Davis’ band) and Branford Marsalis. Over the last 7 years, he has made a mark in the subgenre of Hip Hop known as the Mixtape Culture. Everyone from the hipster set to the industry heavyweights have taken notice. He made Rolling Stone’s “Top 10” Mixtape DJ’s of 2005 list, was recognized by Vibe Magazine as one of the next DJ’s “on deck” to watch out for, had his cd’s featured on MTV.com’s Holiday Essentials Feature, and gained honorable mentions in Mixunit.com’s Power 30 List of “The most influential players players in the mixtape game”. In 2007, he received a SEA Mixtape Award for the .best Old School R&B. Category. Almost 10 years later, the mixtape projects that he created are still sought after and revered.
Brooklyn percussionist Chauncey (Pimps of Joytime, LoveBeat@Bembes) hosts an early week session for those stray souls in search for some real live soul, funk and otherwise, a good Monday night hang with resident band, Soul Survivors: Andy Cotton, Brian J (The Pimps), Raja Kassis (Nomadic Wax), Borahm Lee (Mobius Collective)
“The Ex Caminos are an 8-piece soul, jazz, funk, and boogaloo band from New York City that plays original and cover material rooted in the late 60s and early 70s. The band performs with New York’s best singers as well to create a unique blend of jazz funk, soul jazz, R&B, boogaloo, and funky soul.
Special guests: The Al Street Excursion