Our re-creation from scratch of one of our favorite classic club cuts. This is our interpretation of 1997's infamous "Nightmare" by Brainbug.
*No samples were used in the making of this production.
Sometimes you just need to go back to the classics and this is one of them. Back in 2011 I went on Piers' show to discuss my book, 'The Thank You Economy,' which is quietly my best book yet ;) PLEASE give this a listen because the things we discuss still hold SO true today. It's crazy that this was nearly 6 years ago because the thinking in it still propels the way social media has affected business, marketing, social norms and the development of today's society, especially in regards to political climates. LOVE this one.
AJ's mix 'BETTER LIFE FOR ALL' has reached it's soundcloud download limit.
However you can still DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.afropop.org/wp/18214/afropop-premiere-a-j-holmes-classic-kwaito-mix/ for a limited time.
It maybe a bit misleading - however - check on where it says 'DOWNLOAD' on the widget, put your email address in where it asks you to, click return... it should reply 'Thanks…' that means it's sent you a download link to the email address that you entered. Follow instruction from there…and ENJOY!
20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICAN / 20 YEARS OF KWAITO.
20 years ago - on the 27th April 1994 - 'Nelson Mandela took office as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. The removal of the political and economic sanctions greatly transformed the South African music industry. In the backdrop of a transforming South Africa, Kwaito took shape in the township Soweto' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwaito
For me this mixtape marks a personal 10 year reflection; since I first heard this mid 90's / early 00's Kwaito - South African Hip Hop - music. Which became a big part of the 2004 Summer sound track for me and my friends, after my friend João Orecchia returned from South African the previous year with a plastic bag filled with cassettes.
I was recently having a bit of a spring clear out and come across these cassettes. As much as I was really into them at the time; I somehow wasn't surprised to discover that they sound even better to me now then they did all those years ago!
I think it's time to 're- discover' - or even 'discover' for the first time (you lucky person if that is the case!) - this amazing dance music. 20 years after some of it was made and - to me - this music sounds as relevant as ever.
I would love to go to a club that played this music. So if anyone wanted to invite me to play a set of hissy old Kwaito cassettes from this gold era of South African dance music; I'd be well up for it!
I've creamed off some of my favourite tracks to make this mixtape. Most of which can be bought on the great compilation - Kwaito: South African Hip Hop: www.sternsmusic.com/disk_info.php?id=STEW42CD
So here's to a 'better life for all'!
Mandoza - 50/50
Jimmy B - Make Em Bounce
TKZee - Magesh
Spokes 'H' - Wara Wara
Aba Shante - Come get me
Brenda Fassie - Qula
Arthur - Kaffir
Initially I had called this "messing with a classic btbw" but found it may be more appropriate to change it. Thank you for the comments that relate to initial name, I really enjoyed messing with this one a lot :)
Safari Sound teams up with Reebok Classic to join the ”It Takes A Lot To Make A Classic” concept. In this project we have designed an exclusive limited edition Safari Sound X Reebok Classic t-shirt which you only can get if you have a link to Safari Sound, and a mixtape which consits of 50 big tunes as a symbol of the 50th year of independence for Jamaica. The tracklist contains mainly 70's reggae scorchers but also some early 80's material.
So no long talking, press play and enjoy!
1- John Holt - Intro
2- Zap Pow – This Is Reggae Music
3- John Holt – Strange Things
4- Junior Reid – Strange Things
5- Glen Washington – Rockers A Nuh Crackers
6- Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
7- Marcia Aitken – I’m Still In Love With You
8- Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
9- Burning Spear – Down By The River
10- Alton Ellis – I´m Just A Guy
11- Freddie McGregor – How Could You Leave
12- Mighty Diamonds – Danger In Your Eyes
13- Ken Boothe – Black, Gold And Green
14- Cocoa Tea – Children Of The Ghetto
15- Sugar Minott – Hard Time Pressure
16- Ini Kamoze – Hail Mi Idren
17- Dennis Brown – No More Will I Roam
18- Dennis Brown – Tribulation
19- Leroy Smart – We Want To Go Home
20- Barrington Levy – Changes In Life
21- Barrington Levy – Bounty Hunter
22- Culture – I Tried
23- Culture – I’m Not Ashamed
24- Barry Brown – Two House Department
25- Lloyd Parks – Mafia
26- The Heptones – Cool Rasta
27- Dennis Brown – What About The Half
28- Sylford Walker – Burn Babylon
29- Naggo Morris – Su Su Pon Rasta
30- Ini Kamoze – World Affairs
31- Michael Prophet – Righteous Are Conqueror
32- Eek A Mouse – Terrorist In The City
33- Johnny Clarke – Every Knee Shall Bow
34- John holt – Let The Wicked Run Away
35- Horace Andy – See A Man´s Face
36- Frankie Paul – Hooligan
37- Don Carlos – Can´t Waste Time
38- Dennis Brown – Musical Heatwave
39- Cornel Campbell – Two Timer
40- Beverley Bailey – I Was In love
41- Welton Irie – Weh Yuh Fa
42- Cornel Campbell – Rope In
43- Ruddy Thomas – Feeling Soul
44- Johnny Osbourne – Trench Town School
45- Barrington Levy – Reggae Music
46- Linval Thompson – Dread At The Control
47- Twinkle Brothers – Since I Throw The Comb Away
48- Jacob Miller – False Rasta
49- Wailing Souls – War Deh Round A John Shop
50- Cimarons – James Bond Girl
51- Burning Spear – Door Peep
52- John Holt - Outro
Dublin win a classic in Croker
Dublin and Kerry gave us one of the great games of gaelic football, but when the All-Ireland champions kicked for home, Kerry had no response.
Malachy Clerkin and Mike Quirke join us to pick over the bones of a classic, while Ken gives us the (not particularly fair) view from Fairview.