OKP Films: Questlove in Cuba Okayplayer

Quest For Cuba! OKP TV follows Questlove on a 1-man mission of DJ goodwill to Havana as The Roots drummer promotes cultural exchange, cratedigger style.

Source: OKP Films: Questlove in Cuba Okayplayer


 

?uestlove – the general International Ambassador for The Funk and Good Vibes – spent some time in Cuba recently as part of his online outpost OkayPlayer, doing a bit of digging and exchanging some cultural notes. It seems that some of the Cuban sensibilities appeal to the Hip-Hop ethos, and make an impression on Quest. I hope Los Cubanos are able to retain their own Roots in the new era.

“I Just Want to Go Further” — An Interview with Dam-Funk | Passion of the Weiss

Currently on tour with 70s psych-pop star Todd Rundgren, Dam-Funk talks about how it came together, his favorite unsung musicians, and selects some of his favorite Rundgren cuts. #damfunk #interviewdamfunk #interviewtoddrundgren

Source: “I Just Want to Go Further” — An Interview with Dam-Funk | Passion of the Weiss


 

Check out this interview with Dam-Funk, once again showing that this brother is DEEP. Not only giving an insight to his motives and progress, he also lists his top 5 cuts from the man he’s currently touring with – Todd Rundgren!

If there’s one thing I like, it’s an eclectic cat.

Gilles Peterson’s guide to record buying, bullies and beating the competition | Music | The Guardian

Ahead of this year’s Record Store Day, the broadcaster and vinyl obsessive on how to be crafty when crate digging – and what to do when you’re new to the game

Source: Gilles Peterson’s guide to record buying, bullies and beating the competition | Music | The Guardian

Great article from The Guardian with Gilles on record shopping. I must say, though it is a great excuse to go out and actually buy something (an experience not savoured these days) – and a day for me personally to save my pennies for, I do echo Gilles’ sentiment that it’s changed the game a bit in terms of pressing records and valuation of records – not only starting to muscle out the little guy, but it kind of takes the fun out of digging.