June 2011

RastaMonday – Culture “See them a come”

Culture was a Jamaican roots reggae group founded in 1976 and they were originally known as the African Disciples. The members of the trio were Joseph Hill (lead vocals), Albert Walker (backing vocals) and Kenneth Dayes (backing vocals). Critically considered one of the most authentic traditional reggae acts, Culture received five-star reviews in the first Rolling Stone Record Guide publication. This track “See them a come” is a testament to the brilliance of the band, but inevitably the lead singer Joseph Hill. The track speaks of the evils the world has to offer by way of our trusted friends, but just to find out that ‘jah’ sees them coming from a far. Hill states, “some are partial in the words of Jah but their works are not complete”.

Last summer, I had the privilege of meeting Josephs son, Kenyatta Hill while in Kingston. After his father died on tour in 2006, Kenyatta, to the amazement of promoters, fans and critics alike, stepped onstage and delivered electrifying performances time and again, nineteen shows in all, until the tour was complete. This was unheard of in any genre of music at any time. Kenyatta gave of himself so totally as his father had for so many years, that the two seemed to become one. The history behind this group and furthermore this family could have me typing for days, but I’d like to let the music to do the talking. Fulljoy this wonderful track and soak up its ever important message. Bless up!

Culture – “See them a come

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Oreo Jones – “Cordon Bleu”

My long time homie Oreo Jones dropped this bad ass video last week for his lead single “Cordeon Bleu”, which is off the upcoming album Super Model Death Dive. The video features pretty much all of the local musicians and homies from around Indianapolis. Much respect to Jace from Circaforever and to everyone who participated in the shoot. The album is slated to drop in early fall, stay tuned for updates on the project! Bless up!

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E Giovedi Due

Once again, E Giovedi (Thursday)! It’s been an interesting week full of exciting events and great music. Take in this Spankin’ new track from English electronic band Metronomy and fulljoy the rest of this beautiful Thursday wherever you are in the world. Bless Up!

MetronomyThe Bay

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Little Dragon – Runabout

Little Dragon is an electronic band, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. They consists of Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion) her close high-school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass), and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards). Their first release was a double A-side 7″ single entitled “Twice”/”Test”, released on Off The Wall label in 2006. The following year, the band signed with a larger British indie label, (Peacefrog) and released their debut self-titled album Little Dragon on September 3, 2007. Thankfully, the band has stood the test of the industry over their 5 year run, and their new album, Ritual Union, will be released on July 26, 2011. Check out one of my favorites from them, “Runabout” and enjoy the free download! Bless!

Little Dragon – Runabout

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