Archive for August, 2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

It must be the season for new Richard Swift. Last month we shared the troubadour’s ode to a maimed hand, “Broken Finger Blues,” and today Swift offers up “Whitman,” the first taste from his forthcoming release, Walt Wolfman. A fine ode from one American iconoclast to another, “Whitman” — all propulsive chugging drums and keys […]

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Ah, yes. I’ve always had a perverse love for some of the King’s most trite work — case in point the beach-party-ready “Do The Clam,” a song that clearly belongs on any dis-respectable Labor Day soundtrack. MP3: Elvis Presley :: Do The Clam ———————— _____________________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

– Over the weekend I donned my correspondent cap for FOK and hit up the Arts & Leisure closing party event at Space 15 twenty in Hollywood. My findings are now online. – Remember those homemade, New Kind of Mambo, compilations I raved about last summer? No? If not, dig in here. Their are now […]

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

As promised, here is the follow-up to last year’s Bomboclat! Island Soak :: A Reggae/Dub Mixtape. Compiled, once again, by our old friend John, this companion set is comprised of 24 choice vintage Rocksteady jams from his days spent in Kingston. Get this joint before Summer fades into Fall. Grab it after the jump…..

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Speaking of neo funk/soul classics, this subterranean monster was released on Philip Lehman’s short lived early ’00s imprint, Soul Fire Records, following the dissolution of his revival imprint, Desco Records, (his partner, Gabriel Roth, went on to found the ever-steady Daptone). Released in 2001, JD & The Evil’s Dynamite’s Explodes Across The Nation oscillates between […]

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Download Desert Island our new MONDO BOYS mixtape here. SIRIUS 208: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Takeshi Terauchi – What Have They Done / Venice – 30Th […]

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

(Welcome to the second installment of Clifton’s Corner. Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, will be sharing some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, psych and beyond. – AD) I’ve often been accused of being ‘retro’. Fair enough. I do have […]