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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Listen | Midnight Mover – A Bobby Womack Tribute

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I found out in the early hours of Saturday morning  the sad news that Bobby Womack had died. Being a lover of soul and funk Bobby was one of my favourites, he had bags of feeling, the funk and managed to always sound fresh right up to the end. Out living is friends, which included Jimmy Hendrix and Wilson Pickett, he recently made a come back.  I was going to see him at festival in North London in a few weeks. I was moved to put together a mix this morning of his music and others. If you think you’re lonely now is one of my all time favourite songs. Thanks Bobby.

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Listen | Yasiin Gaye

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From the guy that brought you Fela Soul and Bizarre Ride to Far Tribe comes Yasiin Gaye. Yes, that’s Yasiin Bey formerly known as Mos Def  mixed with Marvin Gaye. I’m sold. This is side one, side two is on the way.

 

 

 

Read | Conscious Endeavour

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We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour

David Thoreau – Walden

Watch | Helpless Sun

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This a music video for the Tim Green track Helpless Sun off his EP of the same name  directed by Steven McInery. It combines music, science and visual art. Using a Nano Projector visual designer Paul Skawinski creates and captures a series of chemistry experiments that combine oils, acid base liquids and a range of coloured chemicals, spinning them at varying speeds and directions. Watch the video and a short making of below and be sure to full screen in HD because the wonderfully, natural psychedelic imagery is captivating and goes well with the music. It reminds me of the Shigeto album cover.

 

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