April 15th, 2008

linkthink #8: Funky Digitalia


  • 1. Birdseed  |  April 16th, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Killer set of links this one. I find it fascinating that the guy who goes into detail about the history of Hip-life doesn’t even mention any potential Jamaican influence. I realise it’s bigger in, say, Genge, but it seems strange to not mention reggae and dancehall at all when talking about African music.

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  April 16th, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Good point, Birdseed. I can hear what you’re talking about — there’s no doubt that reggae is in the hiplife mix, so perhaps that’s a conspicuous omission. At the same time, the deeply intertwined travels of hip-hop and dancehall often make teasing them out from each other somewhat tricky. I think one can easily get subsumed by the other, for certain observers, and even practitioners.

  • 3. Kiddid  |  April 16th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Hey, hey…I think I recognize that baby sqwak at the end of the #8 Sesame Street video clip! Sounds a lot like a sample used by Timbaland in Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody?”…am i right or wrong…can’t tell.

  • 4. wayneandwax  |  April 16th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    It may be the same one used by Timbaland — I’m not quite sure. The original, at least in the case of the Sesame Street video, is a track from Perrey & Kingsley’s The In Sound from Way Out, an early electronic/Moog album with lots of kiddie-style tunes and fart jokes. Great stuff. When I finally heard it a couple years ago, it took me a few moments to remember that Sesame Street had burned a few interludes into my brain.

  • 5. Toke  |  April 17th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Very nice place this one.

    I would like to thanks the inclusion in your site of a link that takes to the podcast dedicated to Angola, Kuduro dance music, Luanda’s street music.

    http://kuduro.podomatic.com/ an exclusive audio podcast dedicated to angolan kuduro, made in Luanda, bubbling kuduro scene.

    Cheers, all the best!

  • 6. b.art  |  April 19th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    its official. These are the freshest links in music blogging.


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