Posts tagged Fela Kuti
WGM Podcast 2 Up!

The second WGM podcast is up for your audio pleasure my Giants, I have a few updates (minor and major) there and 21 tracks of audio crack to zone out with. Hope you guys enjoy and subscribe, subscribe, suuuuubscribe as there will be more podcasts coming up.

About time? Yeah I think so. Check the track listing below.

Track list 1. Ab - A Prayer For Mariah Woods 2. Zilla Rocca x Dr. Quandary - Vienna 3. Mr. Kinetik & Rusty Redenbacher - Over 4. Sketch Tha Cataclysm - Kidney Stones 5. Gantz OST - Murder 6. Mos Def - Ms Fat booty (Bollywood Mix) 7. Los Rakas - Ta Lista 8. Zounde Zande - Sankara 9. Rhymageddon Ft John Robinson - Vaccine 10. Kurse Featuring Jc Mejia - Unleash Me 11. Venomous2000 & DJ Priority - Rock The Bells 12. Dotropolis - Ponyo Power 13. Ace Creator (Tyler) Featuring Casey Veggi - Odd Toddlers 14. KeilyN - Columbus In A Week 15. Villano Sam - Mafu Tama 16. Copia Doble Systema vs Major Lazer - Colegiala Pon De Floor (Copyflex Mixup) 17. Jeeks - Nightcap 18. GagaDilo - Cyclotimik trip 19. Fela Kuti - Water No Get Enemy 20. Erykah Badu - Agitation 21. Maxx Julian Featuring Sincere Vega - One

Stephen Chai & The No-Nation Orchestra Gives Us 'More More More'

Stephen Chai of Laserfang fame has returned with a few friends and a new band called No-Nation Orchestra to take us on a soulful uplifting travel through the funky fields of horns and drums. This EP brings sounds familiar to those that listen to afrobeat, funk, with jazzy undertones that prove highly enjoyable and even danceable. Stephens voice billows out reminiscent of the Bee Gees yet smoother with a hint of THC and visions of purple fields fading in, it carries over each track beautifully as the captain in this ever-flowing romp thru the soul and inner beat. I would love to hear this whole EP live, I loved the rhythm of The No-Nations start and made me miss outdoor summer night concerts already! This 5 track EP is well worth it's 5 dollar price tag, as it will have you shaking, grooving and take you to a place where Kuti would've been proud and jamming right along with em.

Enjoying Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra's "Ayodegi"

"A modern Afro-Fusion Ensemble" you say? It already sounded like something I would enjoy and for the most part I did, there was just one song that kept it from transcending me to that "place". This 10 man band called Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra presents a smooth mix of Nigerian Jazz, Afro-Beat, Funk and a sprinkle of French (The band is from France) to what could probably be a good soundtrack to an older spy movie. Overall it sounds great and tracks like 'Orient Express', 'Mamadou', 'Presentations' encapsulate the sounds of the past perfectly, but there was one I didn't care too much for and it was 'Fusion' because it came off as a slightly amateur sound in bass and guitar and couldn't fully get in to. Having only one track I don't really prefer over 10 is a winner for me, and having these vibrant sounds still being faithfully re-created in modern times is what I look forward to and keep searching for. I would recommend this album in the end to those in the endless search of Afro sounds and connect to rhythms from a different past, I for one can't get enough and only have a handful of artists that play this good using similar genres. Praise is always in order when in 2011 there are these groups or people that keep an old sound alive, it also can't an easy task to recreate the ambiance and emotion to which Fela Kuti and a few others spread in their time. Worth the purchase is the definite final call so head over to iTunes, Amazon or Discogs for vinyl and get funkin' to the beat.

Below you will find a teaser audio track and the band performing 'Mamdou' live under it, hope you all enjoy.

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The Progression Of A Giant Morning Music

As each track takes me from one place to another like all worlds were connected somehow ala The Adjustment Bureau sans the stupid hat rule, traversing and conversing I found out this morning has been especially random in music taste and I wouldn't have it any other way. Check the rest of the music after the jump, and hope you enjoy the tracks! Anyways let me show you why and how it started... With Fleet Foxes new album 'Helplessness Blues'. A bit slow but pretty fitting for a morning, had that album going for a few and enjoyed it much.

Then off to Bachata land courtesy of DJ Jevi Jay's mix. DJ JEVI JAY - BACHATA MIX 2011 by DJJEVIJAY

Bumped 'Black President' along the way thanks to Marcus.

Hopped over to Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra for a few.

Kokolo got some play as well.

OFWGKTA at will.

Went back to Dominican Republic for some Rita, remix courtesy of Atropolis. Rita Indiana- Los Poderes (Atropolis RMX) by Atropolis

Also played Asi Asi Asi from Atropolis new album 02. Atropolis - Asi Asi Asi (ft. Noelia Fernandez) by Atropolis

Didn't stop there with Atropolis... 'Dos De Febrero'. Dos de Febrero (Atropolis Lite Edit) by Atropolis
The music never ends, as for this post it does... Fin.

Tall Black Guy goes Fela

Taking the 'Water No Get Enemy' sample from Fela Kuti, Tall Black Guy Productions has given a smooth and chill vibe to this instrumental track. If you listen to it enough it plays as it's own track and strays away from sounding like he just cut and pasted the sample. A great mood set by the track and another notch on TBG's belt with dope music.

WaterNoEnemy 119.389 BPM by TallBlackGuyProductions