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If you're an artist that would like me to check out your stuff or if you would just like to share some music with me, please feel free to send any files or links to waxramble AT gmail.com .
While I can't promise to write about everything I receive, I will definitely share my thoughts about any music that I am really enjoying a lot
Category Archives: Live
Post in progress! Will be completed soon
Aloe Blacc – Fireside Chat (Stream)
Anika – Live at Benicassim 2011 (Stream)
Breakestra – Fireside Chat (Stream)
Dam-Funk – Headphone Highlights (Stream)
Dam-Funk – Live at Simachev Loft (Stream)
Dam-Funk – London Session (Stream)
Dimlite – Live at Brainfeeder Sessions, Fabric (Stream)
DOOM – Live at Sonar Sao Paulo 2012 (Stream)
DOOM – The Message Behind The Mask (Stream)
Egon – Fireside Chat
Egon – Live at The Sleep-Over
Emmanuel Jagari Chanda – Zamrock Special
Guilty Simpson – Headphone Highlights
Guilty Simpson & MED – Live at Free Your Funk, La Bellevilloise
J Rocc – Live at Brainfeeder Sessions, Fabric
J Rocc – Live at GLK and Friends, The Mayan
James Pants – Live at La Casa Encendida
Karriem Riggins – Fireside Chat
Mayer Hawthorne – Fireside Chat
Mayer Hawthorne – Headphone Highlights
Oh No – Fireside Chat
Peanut Butter Wolf – Stones Throw Special
The Heliocentrics – Live at Broad Casting
The Stepkids – Headphone Highlights
The Stepkids – Live at Play, Japan!
Witch – Fireside Chat
Today is the last day of Dilla month, so I thought I would share a cool video from Karriem Riggins that was put out recently. This is the final track of his excellent Alone Together album. It is interesting to hear and see the process of how the song is put together. The sample he is referring to in the video is from Featuring Phat Kat of Welcome to Detroit. A fantastic tribute to J Dilla, RIP.
Been a very busy week at work, even had to come in today for some OT. No long post for tonight, time to relax! Here’s an excellent performance of Shadows on Behalf by The Stepkids. The 12″ for this one is sweet, not sure why I haven’t grabbed it yet.
I know I have been sharing a little too much Will Sessions stuff over the last couple of weeks, but I swear this is it for awhile anyway! Just wanted to post up their free album Real Sessions which includes live performances with some of Detroit’s finest emcees (including Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Elzhi, and Black Milk). Will Sessions does the hip hop thing so well and it’s incredible to hear how well they are even when it’s live. Their renditions of these beats are flawless, just as it was with their work with Elzhi on Elmatic. Haven’t heard anything coming from these guys recently, hoping they might do some more hip hop collaborations in the future as I’ve enjoyed every one of them I have heard so far. You can grab Real Sessions here.
The other night I was thinking about getting an internet stream working from my physical turntable so that I could share some records with friends and whatnot. After spending a little time figuring out how to get my broadcasting software to recognize my line in from the turntable, it seems to have turned out pretty well. I’m not sure how often I will be using this, but it might be useful if/when Plug.dj decides to integrate some live streams to the site. Years ago I did a music stream that got a little popular on Justin.tv, but it appears that the music streaming there these days isn’t as active. This makes sense considering excellent sites like Plug.dj, Turntable.fm, Pandora, Spotify, etc etc etc are all great sources of music streaming now (Music streams on Justin.tv were the pioneers of this new age of social music sharing sites I like to think!)
Something that will see far more use is the official Wax Ramble Youtube channel. I have uploaded a lot of songs that are marked as private which can only be heard here on the site (these are usually the songs you will see as audio players) but I have been uploading more public content lately as well. It is hard to post music on Youtube these days without getting your account shut down and stupid things like that, so the public content will tend to be more original/unique stuff that is safe from all the legality crap.
So there you have it! To check out either of these pages, simply click on the corresponding banner that is displayed in the right sidebar of every page.
Fantastic new video with James Pants brought to you by One O’Clock. Includes some live footage of a recent performance in Paris and a little insight into JP from a few of the questions he gets from them in the interview. The fear of hell bit was particularly interesting, especially in respect to Seven Seals. That album had a pretty dark sound to it (my interpretation anyway) and I have always wondered what was going on in his head with songs like I Promised I Lied especially (the transition that takes place in that song is still amazing to me). Wish they could have gone into more detail on this part, but I imagine he could go on for a bit talking about stuff like that I suppose. On the music side check that song at 2:35, what a jam. There’s also a cleaner version of his live drum bit that I had originally seen with his performance at the Boiler Room at 9:50.
Stones Throw also put up ST Podcast 74 by JP the other night but quickly removed it for some reason (some on STMB are saying that it might be due to some crappy copyright issue). Fortunately I was able to get a download of it before this happened and I must say that it is fantastic (just as his other two ST Podcasts are!). It sucks because there was a neat story behind this podcast but it was also removed with the podcast post. From what I remember, James Pants recently donated his huge boom box collection to some museum in Germany (where he is currently living I believe) and the podcast was a performance he gave at an event there for the opening of the exhibit. This is what I believe I read anyway, I’m hoping that more information about this will be posted somewhere if the podcast isn’t returned. Above is a clip from the podcast, probably my favorite part of the mix. I’m not sure what the original song is, but the remix is so smooth!
Anyway, I can’t wait for more James Pants this year. His first release of the year was excellent, really looking forward to hearing even more new material.
UPDATE (6/28/12): Mix is back up over here.
Finished watching this movie with some friends at Plug.dj earlier. Such an amazing way to end the film (which is a great flick if you haven’t seen it by the way!). In another part of the movie I immediately recognized the sample to the intro of Gorillaz – Demon Days. Guess I hadn’t seen the movie for awhile, don’t remember recognizing that bit last time. Lots of neat music in the soundtrack though which seemed to be the case with a lot of films made around this time.
This was originally a post that was meant to share this wonderful Donuts tribute by Stray Phrases but it ended up turning into a bit of a rant. I’ve spent too much time writing it now, so I’d feel bad deleting all of it. I’ll just hide it in the spoiler! I stand by the point I’m trying to make anyway, if you’d like to skip it feel free to. – Show ▼
Enough of this rant though (sorry!), here is what I consider a proper treatment of Donuts. During last year’s Dilla month the jazz trio Stray Phrases played a set for some small NYC bar that consisted of a cover of Donuts in its entirety. From start to finish they nailed every single aspect of this album in their own way. There were no raps, no singing, no gimmicks. Just the pure music that J Dilla created in jazz form. It’s amazing to me that a hip hop producer’s work can be integrated so well with traditional music, another fantastic representation of this seen in Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood Ferguson’s Suite for Ma Dukes. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised though, seeing as how unique and talented Dilla was as a producer. He was truly one of a kind.
My only complaint with this performance was the obnoxious crowd. I’m curious as to whether anybody there realized what they were hearing. It’s a shame that there is no studio recorded version of the performance available, I would certainly purchase it if this were to ever happen. Sorry that this was a bit of a read, if you made it this far though here is a special surprise for you! Show ▼
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge Tim & Eric fan. David Liebe Hart, a frequent guest on the show was easily one of my favorite parts about Awesome Show (I even own a painting I bought from him a few years ago). Since the conclusion of the program, DLH has continued working on his music. I remember listening to his stuff with Adam Papagan back in high school. These days he’s with a band playing punk music. I wasn’t quite sure how this would sound until hearing the recorded sessions included in this post. I must say that it is fantastic, the band he’s performing with is great. Right now he has a Kickstarter going on to help fund a recorded album, I’m really hoping he will reach his goal so we can get some more of this stuff (I put my $20 in!). Be sure to check out Violitionist for DLH’s thoughts about his time at SXSW 2012, Korendians, and the future of his music career.
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