November 16th, 2007

Dubious Bredren, Soundcrash, & Otra Trenchant Mixxage

While I’m busy reassembling my laptop&life, ‘low me to point u to some niice mixes of recent vintage –

>> Gregzinho, who will be rocking the Beat Research labs this coming Monday, brings some Rio heat for his contribution to the blogariddims series, “A Seleção do Gringo,” which offers a personal(ized), self-consciously “outsider,” but well-informed perspective on the carioca sound. Greg’s deeep notes on the contents of the mix (see 1 2 3) help to provide some much-needed, anti-sensationalist cultural context, including a few barbed jabs at some fellow funky mediators.

>> & from his nueva perch in Granada, El Canyonazo poses a provocative question about hip-hop and reggae with his “Dubious Bredren” mix (notes) –

>> && LA’s Akaider brings some up-to-the-time Japanese bashment fiyah with his “Ragga Zamurai” mix (tracklist). For those who didn’t know J-reggae went beyond Mighty Crown and Junko, this offers a tantalizing tip of what Akaider elsewhere calls, hilariously and to-the-point, the Japan-JA “Soundcrash.”

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gregzinho  |  November 19th, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    no time to listen right now — feverishly prepping for BR tonight at the moment — but that last pic shows homeboy in front of “Liberdade” — aka the Japanese neighborhood of São Paulo. Japan to JA by way of SP?

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  November 19th, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    astute observation, gregzinho! indeed, akaider tells me he’s moving to brazil soon. the reggae scene is huge there, of course. and round & round we go…

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