Wilsoni Beat “Slow Asstley” blogged | blornagain – New Music Monthly

Somehow he’s managed to pull off the ultimate rickroll and produce a genuinely decent beat from Asstley on morphine.

Read the full post on the blornagain blog: https://blornagainblog.wordpress.com/january-2016/

Hey there, long time no see. What’s good?

Just takin’ some time out to sort out my shit, got some plans for a brace of new EPs this year in the pipeline.

In the meantime, a little instrumental I tossed off a while ago (based on a super-slow recording of Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley) has been very kindly featured by music blog blornagain in their January “New & Underexposed” post, after being posted on Soundcloud. The blog has a rather tasty selection of tunage every month from across the board – of great taste, might I add, so not only am I pleasantly surprised to be featured, but also pretty stoked that it’s  right next to one of my fav up-and-coming bands, Basildon-based Indie-Rap outfit COURTS who just dropped a new single called Glass Half Empty.

Very appreciative of the kind words, Mr. Blorn. Thank you muchly!

Christmas in July – NEW SINGLE OUT NOW!!!

Even with only 2 weeks to go ’till the Santa’s Super-Festive Funtime, Christmas has been getting earlier and earlier every year, wouldn’t you agree?

Pagan tradition and Messianic Birthdays aside, we all know the High Street shops are suffering the effects of the recession and the increasing omnipotence of THE INTERNET undercutting and undervaluing the overpriced goods and services that are so important to the maintenance of supply-and-demand power structures, and so we see advertising as early as September to usher in the season to be spending!

If this is the case – why not have it in July?

I’ve gone done it – I’m cashing in, selling out. ‘Cos that’s what Christmas is all about!

!!!BUY NOW ON iTUNES, BANDCAMP, SPOTIFY AND OTHER DIGITAL DISTRIBUTORS!!!

 

Sarcasm aside, I’m particularly pleased with the B-Side “The Gift That Keeps on Giving Mix” – a properly Prince-esque hard-grooving Sax workout, featuring my main man, the reed-roaster and all round dude that is Caspar Sutton-Jones on Tenor solo. Eric Leeds would be proud.

Please take some time to appreciate the excellent job that Andrew Denholm has done on the artwork. It really is fantastic. Nobody remembered Jesus’s birthday… 😀


Christmas In July Artwork

And remember – I may seem pretty cynical, but I only highlight these things to try and show people the world as I think it is, in an attempt to change the world into something it should be.

Take the holiday to spend some time with your people, don’t bother with the bullshit!

Merry Christmas.

WOKE = FlyLo x Thundercat x Shabazz Palaces (+ George Clinton) | Prog-Soul Supergroup | The Fader

“Lavishments” comes together around a deep bass groove and a staggered hand-clap

via The Fader: http://www.thefader.com/2015/09/28/flying-lotus-shabazz-palaces-thundercat


To call the coming together of this lot a “Supergroup” is something of a misnomer, as it’s hardly the first time they’ve worked together, but then again perhaps it is an accurate description of the level of potential energy on offer. In the official coming together of  Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces as WOKE, the gang could be seen with reference to featured regular Grand Old Man George Clinton as a future-Funkadelic in terms of the accumulating of musicians, experimentation and the openness to cross-contamination on each other’s output.

This single is 17 of 19 singles from Adult Swim, which helped break FlyLo using his instrumentals for their ad break seagues. Check out their other annual singles collections all the way back to 2010, which contain some equally tasty breaks and moods to sit inside.

I think it’s great to have such interesting cats around these days – playing such progressive music but also paying homage to the progenitors and the roots of Soul Music (as an umbrella). Plus they’re crazy, on-the-level people to boot. Also – I have no idea why Adult Swim has such a big involvement in pushing stuff like this but I’m not complaining – the programming block is how I discovered both FlyLo and Trigun. Which shouldn’t make sense, but has happened.

Prince drops new single “FREE URSELF” exclusively on Tidal | OkayPlayer

…perhaps this is Prince telling me and the world to, in fact, free ourselves from the streaming bubbles we’ve been confined to.

via OkayPlayer: www.okayplayer.com/news/prince-free-urself-mp3.html

tidal.com/track/51844380 – 30 sec clip for non-subscribers


It increasingly seems that His Royal Badness has staked his claim to the next generation of online music distribution, releasing this new track exclusively on Tidal after limiting his past Warners catalogue and some relatively rare NPGMusicClub releases to Jay-Z’s service. Whether this is a shrewd move – from the man who helped pioneer online music during it’s relative infancy – is moot. Personally, for someone who previously declared the internet “over” it seems to sit somewhere between putting all is eggs in one basket and a transparent attempt to keep up with the latest trend in an attempt to reach a wider audience – but then Prince is the kind of person with the longevity and the kudos to pretty much get away with anything, even in a musical sense.

As for the track? I managed to find my own copy outside of Tidal (shh!) and it stands up pretty well – more old-skool Prince in pop mode with a real Funky tag, less by-numbers than a lot of his recent stuff, including what I’ve heard from HITNRUN PHASE ONE that I’ve managed to hear without subscribing to the service (I’ll surely buy a physical copy when I have enough pocket-money 😀 ). I actually really like it!

Just as a side note, you can find my own stuff on Tidal here, soon including the Strange People EP. Dig if you will, and if you want to support direct, grab a copy on Bandcamp.

Prince – Stare | New Song on Spofity?


I thought Prince took all his music off Spotify recently? He said something about labels…

pay[ing] themselves twice while reducing what is owed to artists from pennies on the dollar to fractions of pennies on the dollar.

Seems like another double-bluff from the Prince Promo Playbook. I’m a little disappointed about this, as I feel that streaming services majorly  undervalue music (as I touched on in this post), and the CEOs and shareholders are profiting on content they don’t own through advertising.

Regardless of this, the track in question is ‘sho nuff Funky! Horns and eva’thang – not to mention a cheeky self-reference that made me laugh out loud! If this is the only way to listen to the song atm then it’s pretty smart marketing, as Prince is known for. I’m atcually looking forward to the new record – this is shaping up to be one of his best in recent years.

Whilst you’re there you could always check out my music – but I’d much rather you bought a copy from Bandcamp! I’d very much appreciate it. 😀

Public Enemy Takeover | Soho Radio

Public Enemy Takeover – Chuck D & DJ Lord (13/07/2015) by Soho Radio on Mixcloud

I’m only just starting to listen to it, but it’s BAAAAD y’all! This is some hype you can believe! So far it’s Chuck rappin over DJ Lord cutting James Brown jams – this makes me happy! 😀

Heads up for the brand new Man Plans God Laughs record that PE just dropped yesterday.

The Money Song – Stand Up & Be Recognised! (Pt. 2) – Out NOW! – FREE DOWNLOAD!

Today is apparently the last day that music in the UK will be released on a Monday. Additionally, the people of Greece voted yesterday against further IMF imposed austerity by a margin of 61% against.

To mark both these occasions – though obviously Greece is a much more pertinent event – I’m announcing the release of a fresh jam – part 2 of the Stand Up & Be Recognised! EP, here’s “The Money Song”!


 

Written after the banks broke in 2008, it’s an issue I feel strongly about and an attitude that angers me even more in today’s political climate.

You can grab a FREE COPY from Bandcamp – either as Pt. 2 on its own, or as a bonus track if you buy Pts. 1 & 2.

Share if you dig it! It’s a #SocialistParty, y’all!