Monday, 27 August 2018

Organic Vibes 27.08.2018



PLAY LIST
LINVAL THOMPSON - Ride On Dreadlocks (Extended)
LINVAL THOMPSON - Don't Try To Rob I (Extended)
LINVAL THOMPSON - Can't Stop Natty Dread Again (12" Version)
DUBMATIX featuring LINVAL THOMPSON - Peace & Love (2018)
TOURE KUNDA - Lambi Golo (2018)
BRAD POT - 100 Bills (2017)
T. LOVE - QMS (The Process Mix) (2000)
CUMBIA CHICHARRA - Rita (2018)
PEE WEE CRAYTON - Blues After Hours (1948)
DUBUTI - No Money, No Keys
LORD KITCHENER - My Landlady (1952)
DIGITAL DUBS - Bandito de Gravata (2010)
DUR DUR BAND - Dooyo (1987)

Sunday, 26 August 2018

SUMMER 2018 - SOME HIGHLIGHTS

YANKARI (formerly, THE DUBLIN AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE) played an amazing gig at the Sugar Club this summer (above)


  • PROFUNDA ESTIMA - saw them live a couple of times and now consider them friends. Lovely people and great musicians. Go and check 'em out!
  • YANKARI - at the Sugar Club in May. One of the nicest crowds I've ever encountered. Grooving to RUB A DUB HI FI in the back yard was magic too.
  • DAMAI SOUND SYSTEM - played various gigs in Dublin this summer and provided some fine entertainment. Made some new friends and lookin' forward to rollin' at more of these into the future. Bless!
  • SISTER NANCY - at the Sugar Club was an amazing night - dancing all night the sounds along with LEGAL SHOT SOUND SYSTEM and some thundering bass via the FIREHOUSE SKANK SOUND SYSTEM. Extremely memorable (despite the clouds!)
  • The weather kept everyone happy this year, but the sound of my summer was Dub for chilling and Dancehall/Roots for dancing my ass off. 
  • FM radio is almost unlistenable for me, so I use Mixcloud and this has provided me with some great sounds and the odd signpost to artists I'd otherwise not have found out about. Mostly it's been Roots Reggae that I've been switched on to: SISTA SKANKA on OUTTA MI YARD RADIO; SOHO SKANK on SOHO RADIO LONDON; and the very wonderful DEBBIE GOLT/THE OUTERGLOBE over on London's excellent RESONANCE FM (most of their programmes are available on Mixcloud); on RADIOACTIVE INTERNATIONAL (the online station, I work on) DJ BAMBINA has taken my ears on some pleasant journeys and is worth a listen for her brutally honest takes on the mundanity of life and how to deal with shit.
  • Finally - and the best thing about my summer - was the new pals that I met along the way. Big up to: Lariman, Ram, Sista Manu, Sean, Brian, Jan, Salim, Amina, Ian, Tommie, Iarla, Adriana. Apologies if I've left anyone out there - so many nice people in Dublin! Summer 2018 may be history now, but there's still other stuff to look forward to. Tell yer mates about this blog and if you - or anyone you know - has any ideas for how to get a collective going, or anything else get in touch!


Saturday, 25 August 2018

UPCOMING GIGS

MR UPFULL (Club Aras nGael, Co. Galway, 30.08.2018)
PROFUNDA ESTIMA (Sin E, 01.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/306807173229253/
SOCCER MOMMY (Grand Social, 07.09.2018)
TANK & THE BANGAS (Sugar Club, 18.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/1536546273138393/
ARABIC & AFRICAN CULTURE NITE (Sugar Club, 21.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/163796821086091/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1533056924267824
AJO ARKESTRA, DIFFERENT RHYTHM DJ's, TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH (The Bowery, 28.09.2018) https://www.facebook.com/events/282582999161869/
JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS (Sugar Club, 11.10.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/1684382244973628/?active_tab=about
KRIS DREVER (Workman's Club, 24.10.2018)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Organic Vibes 21.08.2018


PLAY LIST
ARETHA FRANKLIN - Sweet Bitter Love (1966)
ARETHA FRANKLIN - Lean On Me (1971)
ARETHA FRANKLIN - Heavenly Father (1971)
DELE SOSIMI, PRINCE FATTY & NOSTALGIA 77 - Na My Turn (2018)
CUMBIA CHICHARRA - La Wea (2018)
GUITAR WOLF - Batting Center (2013)
SCANGLOBE - Convergence Point (2018)
KING TUBBY & THE PROPHETS ALLSTARS - Poor & Needy Dubwise (c.1970's)
ARCHIE SHEPP - Blues For Brother George Jackson (1972)
THE GERMS - Circle One (1978)
PERIOD PAINS - Heroes (1997)
SPIRITUAL ROCKERS - Fireland (2018)
CORNELL CAMPBELL - Give The Little Man A Great Big Hand (2018)
I DRAW SLOW - Apocalypso (2016)

Friday, 17 August 2018

UPCOMING GIGS

THE FINAL DISCO E CULTURA WITH B+ (Bernard Shaw, 19.08.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/582462788822417/
WAX ON #10: LOUIS STEWART (Workman's Club, 22.08.2018)
FRANKIE COSMOS (Button Factory, 23.08.2018)
SUNDOWN GATHERING 2018 (Waterford, 24/25/26.08.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/168102530474027/
MR UPFULL (Club Aras nGael, Co. Galway, 30.08.2018)
PROFUNDA ESTIMA (Sin E, 01.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/306807173229253/
SOCCER MOMMY (Grand Social, 07.09.2018)
TANK & THE BANGAS (Sugar Club, 18.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/1536546273138393/
ARABIC & AFRICAN CULTURE NITE (Sugar Club, 21.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/163796821086091/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1533056924267824
JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS (Sugar Club, 11.10.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/1684382244973628/?active_tab=about
KRIS DREVER (Workman's Club, 24.10.2018)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

THE BIRTHDAY GROOVE IN FULL EFFECT!!!


PLAY LIST
WALK THE MOON - Shut Up & Dance With Me
ALTHEA & DONNA - Uptown Top Ranking
U ROY & TARRUS RILEY - Pumps & Pride
BOB ANDY - Life
BUNNY MALONEY - Baby I've Been Missing You
ALTON ELLIS - La La La Means I Love You
CHUCK JACKSON - I'm Your Man
ARETHA FRANKLIN - Think
NINA SIMONE - Feelin' Good
DAWN PENN - No No No!
FRANKIE PAUL - Shub In (12" Version)
NICKY THOMAS - Life Is Down In Denver
LAUREL AITKEN & THE SHED ENDERS -  Zigger Zagger
SUGAR MINOTT - Good Thing Going
WILLIAM BELL - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
JIMMY LEWIS - One Woman Man
JOHNNY COPELAND & HIS SOUL AGENTS - Soul Power
BARBARA ACKLIN - Love Makes A Woman
THE IKETTES - Peaches & Cream
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BO DIDDLEY - Pretty Thing
THIN LIZZY - The Rocker
THE COUNT BISHOPS - Carol
THE GORILLAS - Gatecrasher
THE CRAMPS - What's Inside A Girl?
LINK WRAY - Fatback
VERN PULLEN - Bop Crazy Baby
JOE HILL LOUIS - Good Morning Little Angel
FLOYD DIXON - Doin' The Town
THE CLIQUES - Girl Of My Dreams
CHARLIE FEATHERS - That Certain Female
BOBBY BLAND & JUNIOR PARKER - Love My Baby
CHUCK BERRY - Little Queenie
JOHN LEE HOOKER - Come Back Baby
ELMORE JAMES - Long Tall Woman
JIMMY REED - You're Something Else
SLEEPY LA BEEF - You Can't Catch Me!
LARRY WILLIAMS & JOHNNY 'GUITAR' WATSON - For Your Love
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BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA - Siran Fen
KONONO No1 & BATIDA - Tokolanda
ORLANDO JULIUS & THE HELIOCENTRICS - In The Middle
TONY ALLEN - Afro Disco Beat
ABAYOMY AFROBEAT ORQUESTRA - Melunghuinho
GODWIN OMABUWA & HIS CASANOVA DANDIES - Do The Afro Shuffle
BIXIGA 70 - Mil Vidas
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LA PESADA - Cumbia Y Tambo (En La Lluvia)
LUIS KALAFF Y SUS ALEGRES DOMINICANOS - Agarralo Que Eso Es Tuyo
AFRO FESTIVAL LED BY FANTASTIC TCHICO TCHICAYA - El Manicero Se Va
RUSSO PASSAPUSSO - Matuto (Dutty Artz Mix)
MARCOS VALLE - Vamos Sambar
NELSON Y SUS ESTRELLAS - Aguardiente Y Pollo
MARIO ALLISON Y SU COMBO - Bamba Cure
PIPER PIMIENTA DIAZ - Pensamiento
AFROSOUND - Pa' Ti Mami
SETENTA - Funky Tumbao
RUMBA CALIENTE - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
LOS CHARLY'S ORCHESTRA - El Ritmo Del Latin Funk
JULIO GUTIERREZ & LOS GUAJIROS - Quimbombo Con Mofon
PANALEON PEREZ PRADO - Tequila
WILLY CHIRINO - Africa
NICO GOMEZ & HIS AFRO PERCUSSION INC. - Baila Chibiquiban
WILLY CHIRINO - Chirinco
LOS GATOS LECHEROS - Contigo Me Vay
HOROYA BAND - Mansa Fela
TULIPA RUIZ - Expirou
ICONILI - O Rei De Tupanga
DOM SALVADOR - Gafieira

Monday, 13 August 2018

Organic Vibes 13.08.2018



PLAY LIST
BROTHER VALENTINE - Stay Up Zimbabwe (1979)
THABANG THABANE - Nyanda Yeni (2018)
CHRONIXX - Do Right (2018)
FRYD CHIKIN - I'm Fryd Chikin (2018)
LEE 'KING' PERRY & THE SKATALITES - Feel Like Jumping (1964)
THE TERMITES - Drip Drop
UNDERWORLD & IGGY POP - Bells & Circles (2018)
JIMMY McCRACKLIN - The Walk (1958)
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS - Stole My Push Bike (2017)
FRANKIE PAUL - Pass The Tu-Sheng Peng (1984)
DYNAMIC SYNCOPATION - 2 Tha Left (2000)
SKIFTANDE ENHETER - Rastlos (2017)
PADDY RYAN - The Man Who Waters The Workers Beer (1939)
FRYD CHIKIN - Not Your Kind Of Man (2018)
FRYD CHIKIN - Pizza/Beer (2018)
NO BLUES - Caffeine Shakes (2017)
BEN WEBSTER - That's All (1953)

Friday, 10 August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

UPCOMING GIGS

MELT FEST (Workman's Club, 11.08.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/1903904786367303/
THE BIRTHDAY GROOVE IN FULL EFFECT!!! (Pacino's, 12.08.2018)
SUBCONSCIOUS WAREHOUSE SHOWCASE (The Complex, 18.08.2018) https://www.facebook.com/events/1895927537367498/1908929289400656/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1533053749400081
THE FINAL DISCO E CULTURA WITH B+ (Bernard Shaw, 19.08.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/582462788822417/
WAX ON #10: LOUIS STEWART (Workman's Club, 22.08.2018)
FRANKIE COSMOS (Button Factory, 23.08.2018)
SUNDOWN GATHERING 2018 (Waterford, 24/25/26.08.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/168102530474027/
PROFUNDA ESTIMA (Sin E, 01.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/306807173229253/
SOCCER MOMMY (Grand Social, 07.09.2018)
TANK & THE BANGAS (Sugar Club, 18.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/1536546273138393/
ARABIC & AFRICAN CULTURE NITE (Sugar Club, 21.09.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/163796821086091/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1533056924267824
JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS (Sugar Club, 11.10.2018)https://www.facebook.com/events/1684382244973628/?active_tab=about
KRIS DREVER (Workman's Club, 24.10.2018)

Monday, 6 August 2018

Organic Vibes 06.08.2018


PLAY LIST
TOOTARD - Laissez Passer (2017)
TOOTARD - A'sfar (2017)
MONSIEUR DOUMANI - Mish Mash (2018)
IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS - We Be All Africans (2016)
THE BUSH CHEMISTS - I Came I Saw (Bad Tracking Remix) (2018)
SOOTHSAYERS - Good Vibration (2018)
T-BONE WALKER - Mean Old World (1959)
GREGORY ISAACS - Way Of Life
DAIMH - Lads & Lasses (2010)
GOODIE MOB feat. ANDRE 3000 - Thought Process (1995)
JUDY & THE JERKS - Fight (2018)
JUDY & THE JERKS - Grub Worm (2018)
JUDY & THE JERKS - Dog (2018)
ALBOROSIE MEETS THE WAILERS - Table Has Turned (2018)
AMMAR 808 feat. MEHDI NASSOULI - Sidi Kommi (2018)
TOOTARD - Roots Rock Jabali (2017)