From the album Ugly Musick.
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Soul Jazz Records have announced the release on a new Studio One compilation: “Studio One Jump-Up“, featuring killer tracks by The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Derrick Morgan, Lord Creator, The Maytals,
Lester Sterling, Count Ossie and more.
Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first began recording music in the late 1950s, making one-off records to play on his Downbeat Sound System. These ‘exclusive dup-plates’ enabled him to reign supreme in the regular dancehall soundclashes of Kingston, fighting off the competition from rivals including Duke Reid the Trojan and Prince Buster. This new album traces the roots of the legendary label as it created the sound of the young independent Jamaican nation going into the early 1960s.
Sir Coxsone used only the finest musicians in Jamaica for these recordings, including players that would later become known worldwide as the Skatalites: Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Cluett Johnson and others. As fans clamoured to get a copy of these ‘one-off’ exclusive records, Clement Dodd eventually decided to start making them available commercially starting in 1959, and so began the birth of an empire.
The Quash Wagon Reclusion writes: “No questions regarding the location of the projects and/or the identity of band members will be answered.” Oh, well OK then, we’ll just listen.
Hijos del Culto (Sons of the Cult in Spanish) is a surf band from Lima, Perú. Their music is a mix of surf rock with black/death metal and their first EP is out now:
“We are a three piece that pretends to be faceless aliens who have to go planet to planet to avoid another alien race that Bio engineer space creature like the “Lazertüth” and in the process the faces of the creatures on the planets because we get high off of them.”
Sloth Baby & the Land Pirates are an ensemble of fertile minds from Morristown NJ who make music for the masses. Here is their latest video, for your dancing and viewing pleasure:
Chicago based Lowdown Brass Band will release a new album, “Lowdown Sounds”, on September 19.
Featuring a line-up of sousaphone, trumpets, trombones, saxophones and percussion, Lowdown Brass Band utilizes the classic instrumentation of traditional southern brass bands. By adding modern influences of soul, funk, R&B, reggae and hip hop, Lowdown Brass Band creates an exciting synthesis of the old and the new- even recruiting R&B legend Roy Ayers to sing on their version of ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine.’
More info at lowdownbrassband.com.
Twink is the toy piano band of Mike Langlie, an artist and musical mad scientist living near Boston (USA). One day Mike found an old toy piano in a thrift store and fell in love with its charming, off-kilter tones. Soon more little pianos followed him home and a fun new project was born.
On September 30 Twink will release a new album: “Critter Club”. We already got our hands on a copy of the CD and it’s even more fun than the previous release, “Happy Houses“. Highly recommended if you like your toy pianos mixed with electronica, whistles, violins, tubas and English horns.