Friday, December 28, 2007
We're back at the city of Toronto with another mighty installment of our show, SALAD GOLD.
This time we come equipt with a stellar 5 song sampler with 2 rare songs by The Salads, and more by the other Canadian acts on the bill: The Stereo Hoax, Dodger, and Kazzer!
Get that shit...enjoy....and come out and party with us on January 26th!
DOWNLOAD> (V/A) SALAD GOLD 14 SAMPLER
*Show details at the SALAD GOLD MYSPACE
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I have accumulated a lot of Christmas music of all kinds over the last few years, but I decided to put this one up here for the real reggae fans like myself who get a kick outta this shit. :)
This collection has Christmas songs by guys like Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, and so many more! It's a good album!
Merry Chrismakwanzafestivukah, y'all!
DOWNLOAD> (V/A) REGGAE CHRISTMAS from STUDIO ONE
P.S. Anyone interesting in a Christmas album from James Brown? The Beach Boys? Willie Nelson? The Jackson 5? The Tempations? ...or maybe The Jingle Cats?! yeeeeeah. You want The Jingle Cats. ;) hahaha Happy HoHo.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
In 1994, rapper/actor/entrepreneur, Ice-T, released a book called "The Ice Opinion : Who Gives A Fuck?". I have a copy of the audiobook, which is dope because it's read by Ice himself.
I posted two of my favourite chapters, 5&6, in this blog, and since then have received many comments from folks looking for the rest of the book. This one goes out to my boys Fritz and Mindbender...
Here are Chapters 1-4....Enjoy!!
DOWNLOAD> ICE-T - Chapters 1&2 of "The Ice Opinion" (Audiobook)
DOWNLOAD> ICE-T - Chapter 3 of "The Ice Opinion" (Audiobook)
DOWNLOAD> ICE-T - Chapter 4 of "The Ice Opinion" (Audiobook)
P.S. Interested in Chapters 7-11? Leave me a comment and maybe I'll do it. :)
A nice mash-up/remix album put together by DJ Doc Rok combining acapellas by Jay-Z from "American Gangster" and the music of Led Zeppelin....and it sounds good!
Big ups to Dr. Chlorophyll's Heavy Cuts blog for turnin' me on to this one!
Check it out, yo...
DOWNLOAD> JAY-Z vs LED ZEPPELIN - American Zeppelin (by DJ Doc Rok)
Thursday, December 6, 2007
1977 saw the release of "Visions", the first full length Dennis Brown album released by Joe Gibbs and a proper album rather than a collection of singles like its predecessor, the classic "Wolf & Leopards" set. It proved to be one of the singer's greatest and most compelling albums, and the one that helped establish his and producer Joe Gibbs' dominant position in late 1970s reggae.
Here the listener is treated to a thoughtful selection of material, Jamaica's leading session musicians (including Sly & Robbie, Lloyd Parks, Lennox Gordon, Eric Lamont, Franklyn Waul, Errol Nelson, Harold Butler, Sticky, Herman Marquis, Tommy McCook, Bobby Ellis, and Vin Gordon) on top form, the prowess of Errol Thompson at the controls and, last but not least, the amazingly assured vocal performances of a then barely twenty years old singer.
All in all an essential album from a great singer whose untimely death in 1999 shocked the reggae world.
* (taken from here.)
Another reggae classic from another legendary Jamaican vocalist! ENJOY!
DOWNLOAD> DENNIS BROWN - Visions
When this album came out in 2001, obviously I was curious about the music based on the cover art (I'm a sucker for a good album cover), but for whatever reasons, I wasn't ready to fully dig the music on the album...I didn't get it.
A few years ago a finally gave "I Get Wet" by Andrew W.K. a full-attention thorough listen....and I loved it!!
I was also swayed to the ways of Mr. W.K. after my band played the same Wakestock festival at Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada. He really put on a great show! I also remember seeing him on the same flight that the band and I once took from SXSW in Texas to LA. A few of us thought it was him, but the others weren't convinced. So on our ride out of the airport we passed him waiting for his ride, and I stuck my head out the window with a "Andrew!", and sure enough he turns his head and waves in our direction with a smile. We all laughed in the car, "It WAS him!". hahaha
To this day, this is now one of my favourite "party albums" of all time. Give'r a go...It's very effective! :)
Remember this video for "She Is Beautiful"?!:
DOWNLOAD> ANDREW W.K. - I Get Wet
P.S. Unfortunately, I have yet to obtain copies of any of his other albums. If anyone has anything, or can send me in the right direction, that'd rock!
P.P.S. This is great too! A clip from Andrew W.K.'s 4 hour lecture at New York University. This clip is about the paradox of partying. haha:
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I seemed to have missed the release of this 2006 mixtape from Devin The Dude, but thankfully I just stumbled upon it the other day...and I've got it here for y'all!
This is not one for the kids, for as most of you know, Devin likes to rap about sex, weed, pussy, and his Lacville '79....and this mixtape is heavy on that. Some highlight tracks on this for me so far are "Yo Bitch", "Toast To The Pussy" ft. Twista (you love that title. haha!), and "Beautiful Crazy".
Check out The Dude and enjoy!
DOWNLOAD> DEVIN THE DUDE - On The Grind (Smoke One 4 Your Brother) (Mixtape)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Last night at midnight, mixtape master Mick Boogie, released this KILLER mixtape album featuring brand new vocals by Busta Rhymes over some amazing J.Dilla instrumentals...for FREE!! This album also features guest vocals by Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, M.O.P., Rah Digga, and a nice spoken intro by Dilla's mom, Ms.Yancey.
Need I say more?! Check this out...
DOWNLOAD> BUSTA RHYMES & J.DILLA - Dillagence (Mixtape by Mick Boogie)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Eddie Hazel was born on April 10, 1950, and passed on December 23, 1992. He was a pioneering and influential guitarist in early funk music in the United States, most famous for his lead guitar work with George Clinton and Funkadelic. In 1977, Eddie released his debut solo album on Warner Brothers entitled "Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs". He has been featured on a number of lists of greatest guitarists of all time, and is highly respected among many guitarists of all genres. One of my favourite groups, Ween, recorded a tribute to him called "A Tear for Eddie" on their album Chocolate And Cheese, imitating his unique soloing style; A super dope track! When my band, The Salads, was on tour with Fishbone in 2002, I remember their guitarist at the time, Spacey T, talking a lot about Eddie Hazel's influence on him.
Anyhoo, if you're a guitarist, or just a lover of good funk music, you have to check this album out! Enjoy!
P.S. This download does not include the second last song on the album, "From The Bottom Of My Soul", as it's over 12 minutes long and wouldn't fit in the zip. If you dig this album and would like that song to complete the album, leave me a comment and I'll post it for you.
DOWNLOAD> EDDIE HAZEL - Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs
Saturday, November 10, 2007
In 1994, rapper/actor/entrepreneur, Ice-T, released a book called "The Ice Opinion : Who Gives A Fuck?". I have a copy of the audiobook, which is dope because it's read by Ice himself. It's a great listen if you're on a long journey in your car, or on the subway, or whatever....Ice-T is the man.
Of the 11 chapters, here are chapters 5 (Men, Woman & Sex) and 6 (Rap:The Art Of Shit Talkin') for you to have a listen to. I got a kick out of these two chapters the most. Some other topics he touches on in the book are religion, racism, gang warfare, riots & revolution, crime & punishment, among many others. If anyone is interested in the rest of the book, leave me a comment and maybe I'll post the rest piece by piece, as they're big files.
Now, listen up to the original gangsta....Ice Muthafuckin' T!
DOWNLOAD> ICE-T - Chapters 5&6 of "The Ice Opinion" (Audiobook)
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Remember Danger Mouse's "Grey Album"? It combined Jay-Z's "Black Album" acapellas with The Beatles' "White Album" instrumentals. Well, now we have Lushlife's "West Sounds", combining Kanye West acapellas with The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" instrumentals....And it's really well done!
Check it out...
DOWNLOAD> KANYE WEST - West Sounds (Mixtape by Lushlife)
Saturday, November 3, 2007
In 1982, English reggae group, Steel Pulse, released their album, "True Democracy". They recorded the album in 25 days in Denmark. This album, in my opinion, contains some of the best songs by Steel Pulse.
If you don't know about Steel Pulse, this is a great introduction...Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD> STEEL PULSE - True Democracy
Friday, November 2, 2007
Following in the recent steps of Radiohead, Saul Williams has joined forces with Trent Reznor and released his latest album as a free or pay-what-you-can release. Unlike the Radiohead album, this one comes with the album cover plus a 33 page pdf full of art and hand-written lyrics and credits. Very dope! I still have to listen to it, so hopefully the album is as cool as the packaging and concept. I'm sure it will be...Check it out for yourself...
Monday, October 29, 2007
The second album from Skindred just came out this week. I bought it, and I've been kiiiiilling it. The lead singer, Benji, has the wickedest voice. Check out this video for the first single, "Rat Race"...The video is just a plain and simple "performace in a box" type of thing, but the song is the dopest!
Go get this album!
P.S. If you're not familiar with the 1st Skindred album, or the Dub War albums...Check them out too!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I just got this new solo album from UB40's lead singer, Ali Campbell....and man, I can't get it outta my head!! It's SO good! I just LOVE this man's voice!
My favourite tracks so far are: "Don't Go", "I Want One Of Those", "Don't Try This At Home", and the amazing covers of Bob Marley's "Hallelujah Time", and Stevie Wonder's "Village Ghetto Land".
Deadly, deadly stuff, folks.....or at least to my ears! ;) Lemme know if you dig it too....Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD> ALI CAMPBELL - Running Free
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I stumbled upon this German reggae band called Seeed, simply by searching around online for certain artists, and I found a Seeed song that featured Cee-Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley, Goodie Mob) on vocals, called "Rise & Shine" aka "Aufstehn". I loved the track and proceeded to check out Seeed's discography. This particular album, "Music Monks", was released around 2003, and is my favourite album of theirs so far.
Check it out, and let me know if you dig these good and heavy reggae vibes..... :)
DOWNLOAD> SEEED - Music Monks
This live performance of "Waterpumpee" in 2006 is pretty deadly too...These guys are for real!:
Saturday, September 8, 2007
This kat is THE MAN.
I have most of Bobby McFerrin's catalogue, so it was tough to pick one album to post on here...but I realized that I always find myself going back to this particular gem from 1990 quite often. I've been listening to a lot of his music again lately, especially the strictly acapella tracks....DEADLY stuff!
So I thought I'd share some with y'all....Check it out...and lemme know what you think...
DOWNLOAD> BOBBY McFERRIN - Medicine Music
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Ok...so I'm feeling extra generous today. You're in luck!
Here's a definite hip-hop classic from 1988. This is Slick Rick's debut album, "The Great Adventures of Slick Rick". With big tunes like: "Children's Story", "The Moment I Feared", "Mona Lisa", "The Ruler's Back", "Hey Young World", "Lick The Balls"...shiiiit....What more can I say, really? This one's deadly! Enjoy it....
DOWNLOAD> SLICK RICK - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
This one's for those who requested to hear more Cymande. :) I just love these guys.
So here is the 3rd and final album from Cymande, "Promised Heights", plus 5 more unreleased tracks finally made available on the 2cd set, "The Message", which also includes the 3 albums.
Love the Cymande.....Eat the Cymande....Breathe the Cymande.... :))
CYMANDE - "Promised Heights" & "The Message" (5 bonus tracks)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Ok....yes, I know, it's been a while since I've posted last....but I've got a really good excuse. My wife and I just had a our first baby, a beautiful baby boy, and are still getting into the swing of things at home with him.
But anyways, here is an album that has been very helpful to us recently. This company, Baby Rock Records, has recorded and released a ton of lullaby albums of songs by popular rock artists....and they're great! So far we have this Led Zeppelin one, Pink Floyd, and Bob Marley...and our little guy is loving them (or so I like to think!). Plus they're waaaay cooler than listening to Brahm's over and over. :)
Check it out...
DOWNLOAD> ROCKABYE BABY! - Lullaby Renditions of Led Zeppelin
visit Baby Rock Records
Saturday, August 4, 2007
It seems like people forgot about these guys since they broke up in 2001. They put out some dope ska/rock/metal/type shit..They were dope! I know that their singer, Steve Ewing, released a few solo albums, but I haven't had the chance to hear them yet (If you got 'em, send 'em ova!)
So check out their last major full length album, which I think is their best, "Too Much Stereo"....
P.S. I have their earlier material too if anyone is interested. ;)
DOWNLOAD> THE URGE - Too Much Stereo
Friday, July 27, 2007
This is one of my favourite reggae albums, by one of the best reggae voices, Freddie McGregor.
The title track, "Big Ship", is a classic regggae tune. Other favourites of mine: "Stop Loving You", "Get United", "Roots Man Skanking"....shit, the whole thing is awesome, really!
DOWNLOAD> FREDDIE McGREGOR - Big Ship
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This one was kind of a surprise to me, as Andre 3000 is not one of the first artists I was expecting to find a mixtape from. Nonetheless, I'm sure it's a gem! I have yet to listen to this one, but I already recognize a few of the song titles, taken from random Outkast albums, soundtracks, etc. I'm sure there are also some exclusive tracks....Maybe I should have a listen to it now...haha...So should you! Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD> ANDRE 3000 - Whole Foods (Mixtape)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
This one goes out to those you of who commented me about Demon Fuzz......
Cymande were an eclectic band who released a few albums in the early 1970's. They arrived in London, England from Guyana and Jamaica and developed a subtle, deep funk style heavily influenced by calypso rhythms, jazz, African music, and American soul. By the mid '70s the band members were going their separate ways. It wasn't until 20 years later that they reaped any financial rewards, as their music became a popular source for samplers. Perhaps the band's best known recording is the soulful dancefloor groove "Bra", later sampled by the American hip-hop group De La Soul in their song "Change In Speak" (from "3 Feet High & Rising"), and by Def Jef on "Give It Here", and by DJ Kool on "Let Me Clear My Throat". The Fugees sampled "Dove" for the title track of their second album, "The Score" in 1996. The list goes on and on, and it's obvious why: Cymande are the shit. :)
Here are their 1st 2 full albums, "Cymande" (1972) and "Second Time Around" (1973).
(If anyone is interested in the 3rd Cymande album, and some bonus tracks, let me know!)
DOWNLOAD> CYMANDE - Cymande / Second Time Around
Cymande tribute site
Friday, July 13, 2007
Some sad news in the world of Hip-Hop....
"After several bouts with severe depression, Randy Hubbard Parker, 23 year old son of KRS-One & Simone Parker was found dead in his Atlanta apartment, with a gunshot wound to the head. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office listed the death as a suicide. The family will hold a private memorial service on Randy's birthday, July 18th. KRS-One is currently on tour overseas with Marley Marl and was unavailable for comment." - HipHopSite.com
This is gonna be a heavy one on KRS and his family....My heart goes out to them.
Here's a KRS mash-up I got recently from DJ BC's website....
DOWNLOAD> KRS-ONE vs DJ BC - Da Sound Of Da Irish Police Band
This album, "Afreaka!" by the band Demon Fuzz, was their only album released, and that was in 1971. A few years ago it was re-discovered and released on cd. I stumbled upon it while cd shopping one day towards the end of last year, and wrote this blog about my new find. Check out my original blog for details, and then check out this rare masterpiece...
And if you like it, leave me a comment, because I've been finding a lot of this kind of psychadelic-soul-rock stuff lately...and LOVING it. Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD> DEMON FUZZ - Afreaka!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
In 1975, Kool & The Gang released this album "Spirit Of The Boogie". It contains 8 hot tracks, including an instrumental-style version of "Jungle Boogie" called "Jungle Jazz", and starts off with some heavy funk on the title track too.
Discussing Kool & The Gang in the early '70s, James Brown was quoted saying, "They're the second-baddest out there...They make such bad records that you got to be careful when you play a new tape on the way home from the record store. Their groove is so strong you could wreck." And that really says it all. Kool & The Gang were funk's kings in 1975, and some say "Spirit of the Boogie" was the finest album they ever recorded!
This one's a classic...Check it out...
btw, if anyone digs these kats, let me know...I've got more!
(big props to the Lost-In-Tyme blog for this link!)
DOWNLOAD> KOOL & THE GANG - Spirit Of The Boogie
The history of this album is well-documented, but in a nutshell (for those not in the know), Prince wrote and recorded it for Sheila E.'s birthday one night, and eventually decided not to release it due to religious reasons. The acetate got out, however, and the rest is history. Eventually Warner Brothers re-issued it in 1994, but with no liner notes. The songs are merely listed on the disc itself.
"The Black Album" was originally planned for release in November of 1987 as the follow-up to "Sign '☮' the Times". Referred to as "The Funk Bible" by preceding press releases and in a hidden message within the album itself, the work seemed to be a reaction to criticism that Prince had become too pop-oriented.
All and all, I really dig this "dark funk" album from Prince....Check it out...
(big props to Blak's Lair for the link!)
DOWNLOAD> PRINCE - The Black Album
Monday, July 9, 2007
If you would like me to post on any particular artists, album, genre, whatever, please leave me a comment on this particular blog. This will always remain under the genre section along the right-hand side, under "Requests/Comments", making it easier to find for us all. Feel free to leave any kinds of requests, comments, props, whatever you like! Cheers!
P.S. If you are an artist or a label connected to any particular albums I've posted on here and would like me to remove them, please just comment me here and I'll do so asap.
P.S. If you are an artist or a label connected to any particular albums I've posted on here and would like me to remove them, please just comment me here and I'll do so asap.
This, so far, has been my favourite collection of Jacob Miller songs. For those of you unfamiliar with Jacob Miller: He was a Jamaican reggae singer who was born on May 4, 1952, and died at the young age of 27 in a car accident on March 23, 1980....immediately before his BIG musical break with an international record deal with Island Records, and a tour with Bob Marley and Inner Circle through Brazil and beyond.
In the lyrics for The Salads' "Get Loose", I wrote at the end of the second verse: "If your belly is hungry - Givin' you attitude - Do like Jacob Miller and eat some food". This was in relation to the scenes of him chowin' down, and fighting people who touched his food, in the movie "Rockers"...One of my favourite movies! Another classic scene is Inner Circle's performance of "Tenement Yard" with Jacob Miller. SO good.
I also hoped that in mentioning Jacob Miller in my lyrics, hopefully a few people out there would start asking, "Who's Jacob Miller?" And sure enough, as we began touring for that album, a LOT of kids who were reading my lyrics in the liner notes began asking me who Jacob Miller is.....and THEN I would hear from fans who went and checked out the music of Jacob Miller, and LOVED him.
THAT is why I do what I do, folks. THAT is why I love writing/recording/performing for excited fans. THAT is why I post this music here on this blog. I love helping people find music that might move and inspire them. Y'dig? If so, lemme know.
And dig the fantastic, Killer Miller, y'all....
DOWNLOAD> JACOB MILLER - Collector's Classics
Friday, July 6, 2007
Kardinal has joined forces with DJ Clinton Sparks and just released this wikkid new mixtape called "Do The Right Thing". It's got some brand new tracks, freestyles, and remixes by Kardi. Have a listen...It's dope!
Nice work, Kardi! Keep makin' Canada proud!
DOWNLOAD> KARDINAL OFFISHALL & CLINTON SPARKS - Do The Right Thing (Mixtape)
visit Kardinal's MySpace
This is Pink Floyd's debut album, released in 1967, and was their only recording based on the vision of founding singer/guitarist Syd Barrett. This is some classic material. What else can I say?
DOWNLOAD> PINK FLOYD - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
I found a great description of this one online, so read this:
Remember the band Dread Zeppelin? Well, here's a reminder -- they're a band that caused a minor stir in the early '90s when they took Led Zeppelin classics, added a dash of reggae, and were fronted by an Elvis Presley impersonator (who alternated between reciting Zeppelin and Elvis lyrics). It was perhaps only a matter of time until another group came along that mashed together two other renowned rock acts, and while Zeppelin and Elvis aren't exactly universes apart musically,the Beatles and Metallica are -- which makes the emergence of Beatallica much more of a curiosity. And somehow the band (whose members go by such colorful nom de plumes as Jaymz Lennfield, Grg Hammettson, Kliff McBurtney, and Ringo Larz) mixes and matches Beatles and Metallica riffs/lyrics pretty flawlessly -- as evidenced throughout 2007's Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band. First off, it must be stated that it is absolutely eerie how much Lennfield is able to replicate James Hetfield's manly bark (it really does sound as if it's the actual Metallica singer throughout). Some of the tracks are a bit silly -- such as "A Garage Dayz Nite" and "Ktulu (He's So Heavy)" -- but you have to give the quartet credit for how they craftily merge "Enter Sandman" and "Taxman" together, as..."Sandman." The next time you're going to party with headbanging pals, put on Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band toward the end of the night, and watch their mullets spin as they enter this bizarro world. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide
Check it out...
DOWNLOAD> BEATALLICA - Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
When I was on tour in Australia a few years ago, I made a point of reading as many Aussie music magazines/newspapers as I could, and hitting all the indie music shops, in hopes of finding some new musical favourites. The Black Seeds was one of those finds.
These guys are a funky, soulful, reggae group from New Zealand that formed in 1998. They have been tearing up clubs across Australia and area, but it seems that they are relatively unknown here in Canada. In 2002, they released this album "Keep On Pushing", which is now a favourite of mine.
So check out this album, and if you dig it, hit up their website/MySpace and let's convince these kats to tour Canada!
When you hit up their website, make sure to scroll your mouse over the giraffe's head a few times for a good laugh. ;)
DOWNLOAD> THE BLACK SEEDS - Keep On Pushing (LP)
visit TheBlackSeeds' MySpace
In 1989, this unofficial bootleg of Beastie Boys tracks called "Def Before Dishonor" was released on 2 piece vinyl and on cd. This was between the official releases of "Licensed To Ill" (1986) and "Paul's Boutique" (1989), so the tracks sound like sessions from both those albums. Here's the tracklisting:
1. Rock Hard
2. Party's Getting Rough
3. Beastie Groove
4. She's On It
5. Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix
6. And What You Give Is What You Get
7. Some Dumb Cop Gave Me 2 Tickets Already
8. 33% God
9. Dis Yourself In '89 (Just Do It)
10. It's The New Style (Extended Version)
11. Paul Revere (Instrumental)
12. Hold It Now, Hit It (Acapulco)
This is a great disc for any hardcore Beasties fan! It's got some wack moments, and some very shiny golden moments too...like the interview at the end...Hilarious!! ;)
Ch-ch-check it out yo!
DOWNLOAD> BEASTIE BOYS - Def Before Dishonor (1989)
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Back in 1991, The Mighty Mighty BossTones released this awesome EP for their single "Where'd You Go?" from their "More Noises & Other Disturbances" album that came out the same year. This EP has 5 songs: The BossTones' "Where'd You Go" and "Do Something Crazy", and 3 covers: Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion", Metallica's "Enter Sandman", and Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love". Some hot shit, folks!
If you haven't already heard this, you're in luck! Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD> MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES - Where'd You Go? [EP]
DJ BC is one of many mash-up djs, and he's put together two Beastie Boys mash-up albums; The first of which is this one with The Beatles.
If you go to his website (linked below), you can find a variety of downloadable mash-ups he's done, and more! He's got some good mixes; One of my favourites is a mash-up of RUN DMC's "My Adidas" with Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'", and it's called "Free Adidas". I think my favourite track on this one is "Hold It Together Now", a mash-up of the Beasties' "Hold It Now, Hit It" with The Beatles' "Come Together". If anyone digs these, comment me and I'll post more dope mash-ups I've found. Diiiiiiiig.
DOWNLOAD> DJ BC - The Beastles
This album came out in 2004, and I have been killing it since.
These guys were once known as DubWar. Skindred has a similiar sound to DubWar, but Skindred is much heavier. Skindred have this wikkidly heavy, dancehall/ragga/metal/punk sound that I just love. I have added a few extra bonus tracks to this download for y'all to hear: a drum'n'bass remix of "Pressure", a Peter Tosh cover of "Steppin' Razor", and the video for "Set It Off". These guys apparently have a new album coming out soon too, which I will eagerly await!
DOWNLOAD> SKINDRED - Babylon (w/bonus tracks!)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The Infectious Grooves are a funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. It also features former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, now Metallica, bassist Robert Trujillo, and ex-Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins.
Though Muir's sense of humor was often obvious with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves often brought out a goofier type of humor through their albums' comedy skits by a reptilian lover named Sarsippius.
This is their debut album, released in 1991, "The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move....It's The Infectious Grooves".
Deadly material. One of my classic favourites!
If you didn't know, now you know....ENJOY!
DOWNLOAD> INFECTIOUS GROOVES - The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move...It's The Infectious Grooves
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Omar is an amazing soulful and funky singer from the UK. He's got 6 albums released to date since 1990. "For Pleasure" came out in 1994, and is probably my favourite of them all, particularly with tracks like "Keep Steppin'", "Little Boy", "Making Sense Of It", "Saturday"...damn, the whole thing is the bomb. :)
Omar made his debut performance in Toronto about a year ago at the Mod Club, and I was there. I met him afterwards to say thanks, and to slip him a spliff, for which he thanked me with a big hug and an autograph on my copy of "Music". He was a super nice guy, and the show was killer!
If you don't know about Omar, check him out!
DOWNLOAD> OMAR - For Pleasure
Monday, June 25, 2007
If you don't have any Black Sabbath in your music collection, (A) What's the matter with you?, and (B) Today is your lucky day! ;)
The other day I stumbled upon a post of mp3s containing all 27 of Black Sabbath's albums! Now, in my opinion, all you reeeeally need to are the first 6 albums, as those are the ones with Ozzy on vocals. (#7 has Ozzy on it too, but is a collection from the first 6) AND if you don't have the "Reunion" album (#25, a live recording of Ozzy's reunion with Sabbath in 1998), you might wanna snag that one too! And if you're slightly curious about all those albums in between with Dio, go feed your curiousity.
Enjoy the ORIGINAL metal band!
DOWNLOAD> BLACK SABBATH's Complete Discography
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I found this mixtape at the beginning of this year, and I've been listening to it since. It's a great introduction to new fans of the phenomenon that is: THE ROOTS. It's also a remix of the classics the rest of us grew up with.
We're talkin' about mixes with folks like Big Pun, Ghostface, Will.I.Am, Busta, Lauren Hill, Erykah Badu, NaS, Rakim, Kardinal, D'Angelo, Jay-Z, Zion I...and Stevie Wonder! Whaaaaat?! If you don't know, you're CRAZY not to snag this one up. ;)
I love this mixtape. I wish all mixtapes could be like this one. :) It's even hosted by The Roots' lead MC, Black Thought.
Enjoy this fine piece of work, yo...
DOWNLOAD > THE ROOTS - The Best Of (Mixtape) PT.1
DOWNLOAD > THE ROOTS - The Best Of (Mixtape) PT.2
visit THE ROOTS.COM
That's the test. So far this new podcast of mine is my summer soundtrack. Could it be yours?
It is also the ninth episode of my GOOD MUSIC PODCAST, and the 2nd part of my REGGAE NICENESS collections! All of the songs on this specific show were released between the years 2000 and 2007.
Check it out, and let me know what you think!!
P.S. If you use iTunes regularly as your main music player, click HERE to subscribe to my GOOD MUSIC PODCAST! What have you been waiting for?! haha
DOWNLOAD> MISTA D's GOOD MUSIC PODCAST: Episode 9: REGGAE NICENESS (Pt.2)
Episodes 8+ @ www.mistad.mypodcast.com
Episodes 1 thru 7 @ www.mistad.podomatic.com
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Mr. Human Rights himself, the original throat behind the legendary Bad Brains...H.R.
H.R. released a few solo albums in the 90's, reggae albums for the most part. My favourite one is "Charge", released in 1990. I was always a big fan of the few reggae tunes that Bad Brains threw in the midst of their chaotic punk classics. And with Bad Brains back in Toronto next month with The Roots and Bedouin (and more!), I figured this post would be very suiting. ;)
Big thanks to Mr. Darrin Pfeiffer for passing this classic album along to me a while ago from his collection...You rule dude!
DOWNLOAD> H.R. - Charge
Thursday, May 31, 2007
This past May 24th, 2007, The Salads opened the evening of the 30th anniversary party for Q107, Toronto's classic rock radio station. The headliners were a reunited Max Webster (featuring Kim Mitchell, of course), and other acts included Honeymoon Suite, Alannah Myles, Sass Jordan, Goddo, and David Wilcox. Quite the Canadian rock extravaganza! And the entire show was live to air! We also brought The Salads' original drummer, Grant Taylor, back for this special show, and had our new drummer, Legs, play our only original tune at the end of our set. It was quite the experience!
So a friend found a recording of the show online, and I thought I'd put it up here for those of you who missed it. When I find out if we are "allowed" to add it to our website (www.thesalads.com), I'll post it there too. ;) It's just great because we may not do that again, and if you listen to the very end of the recording, you can hear the audio from a video they played of Kim Mitchell giving props to The Salads...What an honour from such a cool dude!
Check out our ass-kickin' classic rock medley here for now....Enjoy!
P.S. By the way, that picture of the crowd was taken during our set, and the 2 circles on the photo are to pin-point the location of The Salads' good friend and albums/website designer, Dennis Vidaic, and his friend, Paul. Dennis sent me this picture... Thanks, Dennis! ;)
DOWNLOAD> THE SALADS - Live @ Q107's 30th Anniversary Party - May 24th, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Da Grassroots consist of 3 djs/producers from Toronto: Mr.Murray, Mr.Attic, and Swiff. In 1999 they released this cd,
"Passage Through Time", on Conception Records. To the best of my knowledge, this cd has been discontinued for a few years now, which is unfortunate because, in my opinion, it's one of the best Canadian hip-hop albums released!
The album features a wack of Canadian MCs like Arcee, Mr.Roam, Saukrates, Choclair, Fatski, Thrust, G-Knight, Ghetto Concept, k-os, Marvel, and more!
If you don't know this one...now you know!
DOWNLOAD> DA GRASSROOTS - Passage Through Time