Monday, August 14, 2017

Salmonella Dub snubbed

Salmonella Dub, 2017
Salmonella Dub, 2017

Back in early August, I saw some comments pop up on Facebook on Salmonella Dub's official page, about the band getting dropped as NZ Music Hall of Fame inductees this year because their preferred band to cover them (Beat Rhythm Fashion) was rejected. "We are not welcome with Beat Rhythm Fashion as our choice of a seminal band to represent a Sal Dub tune.... There were other options but Beat Rhythm Fashion was our preference. We never got to the finish line."

The story has been picked up in the media, with Star Times/Sunday News reporting 'Dub snub! Salmonella Dub turn down Hall of Fame over clash with organisers.'

Acording to the story (no author credit online) "... The legendary dub band was approached to be given a Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards in November and were told they could select a band or performer who had influenced them to perform at the awards ceremony ... organisers deemed their selection, Wellington post-punk band Beat Rhythm Fashion, too obscure for TV audiences and rejected it. In response, the band then turned down entry to the NZ Hall of Fame."

The story also says .... 'Frontman Andrew Penman refused to confirm the band's involvement in the dispute [despite confirming it on the band's Facebook page two weeks ago]. "Salmonella Dub are a young band not yet deserving of a legacy award. We feel it would be more fitting to be invited into the NZ music industry's award ceremony in 2043 when we celebrate our 50th birthday," Penman said in a statement.'

Flying Nun band The Clean have rejected the Hall of Fame accolade twice in the past five years. "I think when we were asked it just didn't feel right for us," said Robert Scott.

"We feel we are outside the industry, and in the past we were shunned and dismissed and it seems like by saying yes we would be forgiving the industry for that. Of course, with time they are proved wrong as our music has stood the test of time. It's a strange thing dealing with other people's perception of your music and what you stand for as a band."

Meanwhile Beat Rhythm Fashion have posted the Stuff story on their Facebook page, saying "With the number of people worldwide who own the Beat Rhythm Fashion Album and their 3 iconic singles we wonder what upset the NZ Music Hall of Fame) about BRF being selected by Salmonella Dub to perform one of their songs at their now cancelled induction.

BRF were originally post punk anarchist in direction but their music is hauntingly beautiful and timeless, and hardly offensive.

Check out their album on band camp and see if it offends you in the slightest." 

Salmonella Dub are planning shows this summer reuniting with former frontman/soundboy Tiki Tanne...

Salmonella Dub 25th anniversary tour featuring the return of Tiki Taane!
31st December 2017 | Mangawhai | Northern Bass (R18)
13th January 2018 | Christchurch | Hagley Park
3rd February 2018 | Taupo | Owen Delany Park

Lord Echo remixed

Some crisp biznizz from Lord Echo, out on 12" vinyl/digital late Sept. Club mix, plus remixes from Julien Dyne and Borrowed CS, and a dub.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, August 12

Charles Wright  -You are the one for me
Idris Mohammed - Express yourself
Little Sister - Stanga
Bernard Wright  - Haboglabotribin'
Myele Manzanza - On the move
War - Youngblood (livin' in the streets)
Omar - I love being with you
Sisters Underground - In the neighbourhood
Nightmares on Wax - Ease Jimi
Unitone Hifi - Boomshot
Ticklah - Queen dub
The Yoots - E Papa Waiari
Staple Singers - Washington, We're Watching You
Otis and Carla - Knock on wood
Eddie Floyd - Under my nose
Gene Chandler - Such a pretty  thing
Marvin Gaye  -One more heartache
The Parliaments  - (I wanna) testify
James Borwn - Shades of brown
Bill Doggett - 25 miles
Len Barry - Like a baby
Cliff Nobles - Judge, baby, I'm back
Sam & Dave  -You got me hummin'
The Champs - Tequila
Brenton Wood - Oogum boogum
The Brownettes - Baby don't you know
Sister Sledge - Love don't you thru no changes
Sue Ann Jones - I'll give you my love
Esther Phillips - Just say goodbye
Gloria Jones - Tainted love
Labelle - Moonshadow
Laura Lee - If you can beat me rockin' (you can have my chair)

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, August 5

George McCrae - I get lifted (Mischief brew edit)
Isley Bros - It's a disco night (rock don't stop)
Lonnie Givens - The heat is on
Carl Grubbs - Scorcher
Puzzle people - French fried boogie
Rose Royce - Do your dance (Amichays edit)
Willie Mitchell - Percolatin'
Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson - Soulshake
William Bell - Eloise (hang on in there)
Eddie Floyd - Don't tell your Mama (where you've been)
Bobby Moore - Hey Mr DJ
Pied piper players - Hold to my baby
The Demures - Raining teardrops
Luther Ingram - Oh baby don't you weep
James Booker - Gonzo
Hypnotic brass ensemble - Brass in Africa
Paul Murphy - Soul call
MARRS - Pump up the volume
Prince - Housequake
Roger - Do it Roger
Little Dragon - Constant surprises
Round Four feat Tikiman - Find a way
Sonsine - Believin'
Sabre of Paradise - Wilmot II
Salmonella dub - Loop 7 (DLT remix)
EPMD - Strictly business
Eric B and Rakim - Don't sweat the technique
Che Fu - Fade away (Solephonic remix)
Mr Chop - Vitamin C

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, July 29

Suzanne Vega - Tom's diner (DNA remix)
Nona Hendryx - Transformation
O'Jays - Message in our music (Jimmy the Twin re-edit)
Chairmen of the board - Life and death (Mr K edit)
Orgone - Funky Nassau (Danny Krivit edit)
Maxayn - Bail out
Johnny Frigo Sextet - Scorpio
Renee Geyer Band  - Really really love you
Kendra Lou and the Miracles - Everyday
Mary Wells - Bye bye baby
Stevie Wonder - Contract on love
Temptations - Ball of confusion
Mable John - Shouldn't I love him
Lee Sain - Them hot pants pt1
The C.O.D.s - I'm a good guy
Otis Redding - Hard to handle
The Originals - Goodnight Irene
Jean Knight - Don't talk about Jody
Eric Burdon and War - Magic mountain
Della Reese - If it feels good, do it
Budamunky - Wednesday (dub)
Electric wire hustle - I light a candle
Janet Jackson - Got til its gone (Jay Dee remix)
LV - Turn away
Steve Spacek  - U're a Sta
UMOD - On the downlow
Doug Carn - Suratal ihklas (Fulgeance remix)
Rhythm and sound - Poor people must work
Pitch Black - Speech (Intl Observer remix)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Auckland's LAP result

The Auckland Council's Local Alcohol Policy made a signficiant step late last week, with the outcome of appeals. This news via Dance Til Dawn (a lobby group for club culture):

"Result! The decision in the Auckland Local Alcohol Policy appeals case was released yesterday (July 19). We are happy to announce that Auckland CBD closing times will remain at 4am and one-way doors/lockouts will NOT be implemented.

In rejecting the appeals which sought to close venues earlier The Authority has given some hope and surety to late night music culture in Auckland. There is significant cultural value in cities having a vibrant music scene and they should be encouraged, not punished in pursuit of reducing alcohol harms caused elsewhere.

We know that the vast majority of alcohol harm (even in the CBD) is not the result of those who enjoy electronic music and having policies which effectively blamed them/us would have been unjust outcome. So this is the correct result and hopefully marks an equitable outcome to a very long consultation and appeals journey.

The written evidence of Dance Till Dawn will be made available soon for anyone interested in how we were involved in the appeals case."

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, July 22

Jonzun Crew - Pacjam
Heaven 17 - We dont need this fascist groove thang
Trouble Funk - Hey fellas
Spoonie G and The Squence - Monster jam
Mark Putney - Don't come around here anymore
Clarence Reid - Nobody but you babe
Bobby Byrd - Try it again
The Meters - Chicken strut
Cold Blood - Kissing my love
Donny Hathaway - Come little children
Fabulous Counts - Dirty Red
Aretha Franklin - I am in love (Cutec edit)
Ballistic Bros - Peckings
Jackie Mittoo - Moon walk
Diatribe - Dangerous Game
Black Seeds - Make a move (Downtown Brown remix)
Katchafire - Sensemillia (Pitch Black remix)
Tosca - Chocolate Elvis (Boozoo Bajou remix)
Boozoo Bajou feat Joe Dukie & U Brown - Take it slow
Soul sugar - All I know
War - Low rider
Jean Knight - You think you're hot stuff
Carla Thomas - I like what you're doing to me
Johnnie Taylor - I am somebody
Lord Echo - Sweetest meditation

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, July 15

Chakachas - Jungle fever (Greg Wilson edit)
Jimmy Castor -Ham hocks espanol
Bar Kays - Sang and dance
A Different Bag - Lets put it together
Spanky Wilson - Nonstop flight
Gary Davis - The professor is here
Madd Rackett  - Get it
Ernie Hawks and the Soul Investigators - Scorpio man theme
Eric Boss - Closer to the spirit pt1
EL Fields Gospel Wonders - Heaven bound
Sharon Jones and the Dapkings - Inspiration information
Otis Redding  - Nobody's fault but mine
War - Why can't we be friends
Jr Walker and the Allstars - Hip city pt1
The Fantastic Johnny C - Boogaloo on Broadway
The Supremes - Love is like an itching in my heart
Marvin Gaye - One more heartache
James Brown - Let yourself go
Laura Lee - If I'm good enough to love, I'm good enough to marry
Johnny Hammond - Higher ground
Candido - Candido's funk
The 1860 Band  - Porky (Peter Mac edit)
Charles Wright and Watts 103rd st rhythm band - What can you bring me?
Betty Wright - Clean up woman
Cold blood - Kissing my love
Roy Ayers - Boogie back
Chuck Higgins & the wild bunch - Funkyfied
Johnny Harris - Odyssey pt1
Bacao rhythm and steel band - Bacao suave
Breakdown brass - Next episode

Friday, July 14, 2017

Eric Boss 45 bizz

Hot new 45: "Eric Boss (DJ E Da Boss, Myron & E, The Pendletons) needs little introduction. His 2nd outing with the German funk heavyweights anticipates their forthcoming collaborative album “ A Modern Love” with a raw uptempo funk track, oozing old school vibes, flipped live and uncut on tape with a fresh style that is all their own. Limited edition vinyl 45 includes instrumental for dedicated DJs." Out now, 45/digital

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, July 8

Ike and Tina Turner - I idolise you
Ruth Brown - Mama he treats your daughter mean
Titus Turner - Big Mary's
Otis Rush - Homework
Isaac Hayes - Do your thing
Bang Gang - Who said honky's aint got soul
Eddy Senay - Zambezi
Glass house - Crumbs off the table
Stephanie Mills - Sweet sensation
Sign of Four - Jumping beans
Ariya afrobeat arkestra - Crosstown traffic
Boozoo Bajou - Yoruba road
Tony Allen - Ole (Moritz von Oswald remix)
Fat Freddys Drop - Hope (Sonsine remix)
Howlin 21 - I got beat up by a 303
3 Titans - Life of a scholar
Pigalle connection - Paris breakdown
House of Pain - Boom shalock lock boom
Boogaloo combo - Hot pants road
Dexter Story - Wejene Aola
DJ C and Quality Diamond - Let it billie
Lee Scratch Perry - Jungle youth (Congo Natty remix)
Burro Banton -Who wha dis
Bunny General - Pon mi border
Conroy Smith - Dangerous
Johnny Osbourne - We need love
Risco Connection  - Aint no stopping us now

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Oté Maloya compilation out now

Some crazy goodness from Strut.... "Strut present a brand new compilation documenting the groundbreaking maloya scene on Réunion Island from the mid- ‘70s, as Western instrumentation joined traditional Malagasy, African and Indian acoustic instruments to spark a whole era of new fusions and creativity. Compiled by Réunionese DJ duo La Basse Tropicale, ‘Oté Maloya’ follows up last year’s acclaimed ‘Soul Sok Séga’ release on Strut."

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, July 1

Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes - Wake up everybody (DJ Apt One re-edit)
Marlena Shaw - California soul (Diplo edit)
Alice Clark - You hit me right where it hurt me
Sidney Barnes - You'll always be in style
Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters - Prove it to me
Jan Bradley - Mama didn't lie
Major Lance - Aint no use
Ollie and the Nightingales - Girl you have my heart singing
The Magic Tones - Together we shall overcome
James Brown - Aint it funky now pt1
Sonny Stitt - Heads or tails
Stevie Wonder - All day sucker
Crown Heights Affair - Galaxy of love
Koliphones - Voyage into the sun
Electric wire hustle - They don't want
Tokyo ska paradise orchestra - Big man still standing (Afro art remix)
Misa Negra - Hype me up
Noiseshaper - The only redeemer
Tiger feat Q-Tip - Who planned it
Julien Dyne - Fallin down (Mitsu the Beats remix)
Candy Staton - Do your duty (Pepe Bradock remix)
Undisputed Truth - Smiling faces sometimes
Millie Jackson - Love doctor
Diana Ross and The Supremes - Some things you never get used to
The Tams - I've been hurt
Baby Jean - If you wanna
Mo Horizons - Foto viva (Nicola Conte remix)
Horne singers - Flat foot
Frightnrs - I'd rather go blind
Jackie Mittoo - Hot milk
Mike Fabulous - Cosmic Echoes
Sly n Robbie - Softcore surge

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, June 24

Prof Oz -Waves and sun (Grant Phabao remix)
Grant Phabao, Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston  - Message to you Rudie
Morwell Unlimited meets King Tubby - Morpheus special (Kid Loco remix)
Herbs - French letter dub
Manu Chao - Merry blues
Amadou and Mariam - Coulibaly
Johnnie Taylor - Strange things
Carla Thomas - Separation
Mad Lads  - Love is here today and gone tomorrow
Executive suite - You've got that kind of love
Chi-lites - (For god's sake) give more power to the people
Johnny Jones and the King Casuals - Purple haze
Vaughn Mason - Bounce, rock, skate, roll (pt1)
The Whispers - In the raw
Dynasty - I don't want to be a freak (but I can't help myself)
Indeep - Last night a DJ saved my life
MARRS - Pump up the volume
Stargard - Which way is up
SOS Band - Take your time (do it right)
Conquest - Action pt1
Fred Wesley and the JBs - Doing it to death
Sister Love - Give me your love
Lil Buck and the Top Cats - Monkey in a sack
Tony Alvon and the Belairs - Sexy coffee pot
Arthur Conley - A year, a month and a day
Salt  - Hung up
Dub traffik control - Fresh prince of Babylon
Bobb Deep - Got it twisted
Luciano - Police and thieves (State of Bengal remix)
Pitch Black - Unadrumma (Downtown Brown remix)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, June 17

Tomtom Club - Genius of love
Skyy - Skyzoo
Luther Vandross - She loves me back
Taka Boom - Middle of the night
Janet Jackson - What have you done for me lately?
Freez - I dub u
ESG  - Moody (spaced out)
The Vogues - Humpty dumpty
Gloria Jones - Tainted love
Four Tops - You keep running away
Little Tommy - Baby can't you see
Della Reese - If it feels good, do it
Booker T and the MGs - Sunday sermon
Otis Redding - Amen
Willie West - I'm still a man
James Brown - Get it together
Clarence Reid - Masterpiece (Kenny Dope edit)
Dapkings - Nervous like me
George Benson feat MAW - The ghetto
Primal Scream - Higher than the sun

Tunes for Big Matt (26-09-1964 to 15-06-2007)
Yush 2K - Fade away
Nextmen feat Dynamite MC - Bloodfire
Le peuple de l'herbe - Reggaematic
Love grocer - Sitting on a fence
Overproof - Get with it
Henry and the Revolutionaries - Skanking
Brentford allstars - Racetrack
Carlton Livingston  - 100 LBs collie weed
Courtney Melody  -Bad boy
PD Syndicate - Ruff like me
Ballistic bros - Prophecy reveal
Freddie Cruger - Running from love
Jackie Mittoo - Earthquake

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ring The Alarm playlist, June 10

James Bown - Time is running out
Lord Julien - Shades
Grover Washington Jr  -Masterpiece
Tina Turner -Whole lotta love
Barkays - Cant sit down
Otis and Carla -Lovey dovey
Jackie Wilson - Light my fire
Syl Johnson - Different strokes
Rufus Thomas - Sho gonna mess him up
 Lily Fields - Changes
Junior Walker - I'm a roadrunner
Shaladons  -We can do it
Barbara Lewis - I remember the feeling
The C.O.D.s - Michael
Ike Noble and the Uptights - That's what I get
Sidney Pinchback and the Schiller st gang - Soul strokes
Eddie Warner - Brutus drums
Sir Isaac and the Do-dads - The big dipper
Randy Maverick - Pure love
Joe Dukie & the Nextmen - Hold me now
Haggis Horns - Take it back (inst)
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids - Tinoge ya ta'a ba
East New York Ensemble - Mevlana
Little Walter - It's too late brother
Bo Diddley - Gun slinger
Bacao rhythm and steel - Was dog a doughnut
Dexter Story - Wejene aola
Prince - Housequake