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Nuthin but the Dam Funk

April 8, 2010 Video Comments Off on Nuthin but the Dam Funk

Great interview with Dam Funk.

Little Dragon

April 8, 2010 Video Comments Off on Little Dragon

While DJing at Madrone a few month back for I <3 the 90’s a young lady came to the booth to make a request. We got her song queued up and we started chatting about music. The young lady mentioned a group I had not heard of named Little Dragon out of Gothenburg, Sweden. Anyone who knows me, knows I have an affinity for a pillow-talk-esque female vocals, funky basslines and synthy layers. Little Dragon’s newest album Machine Dreams has something for everyone. Some of the stand out tracks include My Step, Feather, and Swimming ( the track also has a great remix by Zick on the full album ). The band is composed of Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano on vocals, and percussion, Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass), and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards). If you are in San Francisco April 13-14 you can check out LD at the Independent along with V.V. Brown ( who had a great show a few months ago at 330 Ritch). —AG

London Pirate Frequencies

April 6, 2010 Video Comments Off on London Pirate Frequencies

Find out about secret urban studios that transmit music from concrete tower blocks to the city, and meet DJs, and station managers, rappers and MCs.  Features DJ Scratcha from RINSE FM, MC Flirt from old school KOOL FM, J2k, Jammer, and Logan Sama.  Check out how they stay underground and away from the authorities, while still setting the new music standard across London.  Get a rare glimpse at the source, where it all started – massive concrete and steel forts that sit at the mouth of the Thames River.  Meet the people who pioneered the spirit of pirate, and played the music that London wanted to hear. They set the standard, and when the authorities shut them down, pirate sounds went into the urban underground.