Tuesday, December 02, 2008

(Mostly Reggae) Linx up

Haven't done one of these posts in a while, so there's a mountain of stuff that's piled up and then been forgotten... will try and remember as much as possible:
Reggae Interviews: Excellent 2 and a half hour long King Jammy's interview from 1xtra. Also - extended sessions with Carlton Patterson and Tony 'Downbeat' Screw on WKCR radio New York.

Reggae mixes: There's been a few very digi nice sets floating around recently: Rise up selections - Digital Killers is a nice all round selection of digital tuneage. There's a showcase mix of tunes from Mikey Bennets' 'Two friends' label also from the Rise Up cru, and this KILLER set from Stereotronic which led me to their podomatic page which features three more excellent mixes.

Bay B Kane/Blog2theoldSkool: I assume everyone has heard of this excellent new blog by now? Curated by some old skool uber-nerds (myself excepted) and dedicated to exploring the minutiae of the rave era via obscure audio uploads, this is an essential site for any 'nuum heads. If you had any doubts about the credentials of these guys, check out this revelatory interview with elusive jungle legend Bay B Kane.

If that hasn't got your old skool juices flowing, then check out The Jungle Preserve for links to a ton of old radio and rave sets - and in a similar vein, Simon Reynolds' recent article on UK pirates' from the Wire's 'Unofficial Channels' feature is online at his Energy Flash blog, and also features loads of pirate tape linkage...
I thought I had more than that stored up... guess the old memory banks aren't as good as they used to be!


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