Friday 31 December 2010

December Chart Part 2

The Snow Is Gone December Chart Part 2

1. Awanto 3 Waus Music CDR

2. Cooly G Sunshine CDR

3. Randomer Alize (Greymatter Remix) CDR

4. James Blake James Blake LP A&M

5. Roots Manuva Boss (Dobie Dubplate Remix) CDR

6. Illum Sphere An Old Escape Fat City

7. Aardvarck Various Nu Dubs CDR

8. Hypno Various Nu CDR

9. Sandra St Victor FMAO (Seiji Remix) Strategic Soul

10. Freak Seven Feel (inst) / Nano Kids (inst) Rush Hour

11. Throwing Snow Various Nu CDR

12. Skinnz Euphorbia Boka

13. Zed Bias & Falty DL Lucid Dreams CDR

14. Gerry Read Various Dark Arx

15. Laura B Music Is Air Laura B

16. Old Apparatus Various CDR

17. Maddslinky ft Tawiah Further Away (Funkbutcher Mix) Tru Thoughts

18. Isolée Well Spent Youth LP Pampa

19. At One Kina Mawazo EP Yoruba

20. Simbad & Steven Question / Answer CDR

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Nov Mixtape

Simbad Xclusiv Mix for Hybridlife (Nov2010) by simbad

You know when u get people askin u 2 do an 'exclusive' mix 4 their website & then u do it & then they go silent on u ? here's a typical example LOL
(a lot of unreliable peeps in dis game i tell ya !!!)
Download & enjoy :-)

Tracklisting :

Buddy Sativa Deus Ex Machina CDR
John Roberts Lesser Dial Rec.
Falty DL Endeavour Planet Mu
Shed Keep Time Ostgut Ton
Robert Owens Moments Compost
Jumping Back Slash Transmission CDR
Hunee Sand Days Rush Hour
Manuel Tur Golden Complexions (Pépé Bradock Mix) Freerange
Christo The Trust Is Gone (Re-Rub) Atjazz Rec.
Kaytronik Suh Mi Say Beat CDR
Utra Nate Love Drug (Adam Rios Mix) Tommy Boy
Northworks Through Millions Of Moment
Agape I & I (Simbad Voodoo Dub) Giant Step
Circle Traps Fjord CDR
Scuba Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix) Hotflush
Vince Watson Etheral Delsin
Eric Ericksson Synchronized Minds Fragile Rec.
Peverlist The Grind Punch Drunk
Pearson Sound Blue Eyes Hessle Audio
RSD Pretty Bright Light Punch Drunk
Truth Stay Disfigured Dubz
Jessica Kaya Heavy CDR
Santa Nguessan Manny Nia Hot Casa

Monday 13 December 2010

December Chart Part 1

Not Enough Sleep In My Life December Chart Part 1

1. Falty DL Large Flash White

2. Bakey Ustl EP 1 Firecracker

3. Green Meadows Various Edits CDR

4. Eliphino Undivided Whole EP Some Think Sounds

5. Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile Teleport (Overflow X Remix) CDR

6. Lojik Lovin' You EP CDR

7. Dj Spinn Good Good Shit CDR

8. Baobinga & Hyetal Trouble Build

9. Moonstarr The Archive PTR

11. Owiny Sigoma Band Various Brownswood

12. Jaymz Nylon Live In This Light (P60 Remix) NT

13. Dead Capo Atraco A Las 3 Lovemonk

14. Jay Electronica Ft. Tone Treasure Jazzmatazz CDR

15. Mr Morning Fire So Sound

16. Theo Parrish Sketches (Re-release) LP Sound Signature

17. Youthman Concrete 57 CDR

18. Marlow Marlow EP Room WIth A View

19. OL Forbidden Flow Faces

20. Airhead Black Ink CDR

21. Headhunter Chasing Dragons Idle

22. Deepspace Orchestra Clockwork Ninja Supernature

23. Lee Scractch Perry (Mala Remixes) White

24. Kink Aphex Kink EP Sharivari

25. Mala & Simbad Growler CDR

Sunday 12 December 2010

James Moody RIP

Another Jazz Legend has left our realm...
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist celebrated for his virtuosity, his versatility and his onstage ebullience, died on Thursday in San Diego. He was 85.

Mr. Moody, who began his career with the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie shortly after World War II and maintained it well into the 21st century, developed distinctive and equally fluent styles on both tenor and alto saxophone, a relatively rare accomplishment in jazz. He also played soprano saxophone, and in the mid-1950s he became one of the first significant jazz flutists, impressing the critics if not himself.

“I’m not a flute player,” he told one interviewer. “I’m a flute holder.”

The self-effacing humor of that comment was characteristic of Mr. Moody, who took his music more seriously than he took himself. Musicians admired him for his dexterity, his unbridled imagination and his devotion to his craft, as did critics; reviewing a performance in 1980, Gary Giddins of The Village Voice praised Mr. Moody’s “unqualified directness of expression” and said his improvisations at their best were “mini-epics in which impassioned oracles, comic relief, suspense and song vie for chorus time.” But audiences were equally taken by his ability to entertain.

Defying the stereotype of the modern jazz musician as austere and humorless (and following the example of Gillespie, whom he considered his musical mentor and with whom he worked on and off for almost half a century), Mr. Moody told silly jokes, peppered his repertory with unlikely numbers like “Beer Barrel Polka” and the theme from “The Flintstones,” and often sang. His singing voice was unpolished but enthusiastic — and very distinctive, partly because he spoke and sang with a noticeable lisp, a result of having been born partly deaf.

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Tuesday 30 November 2010

November Chart Part 2

London Snowflakes November Chart Part 2

1. Tom Trago Lost In The Streets Of Ny (FS Green Mix) Rush Hour

2. Scott Cunningham Morning Madness 7'' Les Disques Superfriends

3. Machine Drum Let It Be EP CDR

4. House Of Jezebel Love&Happiness Rush Hour

5. Bassanova Terror Dactyl (Greenmoney Remix) Grizzly

6. Magestik Legend The Great Escape LP EBM

7. Various Nightslugs Allstars Vol.1 Night Slugs

8. SP:MC + LX 1 Down Tempa

9. Yannah V & Eddy R Free In CDR

10. Alfabet Lap The Music CDR

11. Orphan 101 Disemble / Propa Applepips

12. I.D Feat. Rider Shafique The Light Bass

13. Ramadanman & Appleblim Void 23 CDR

14. King Cosmic Acid In My Soul (Snuff Crew Edit) Elevation

15. Souleance Passarhino / La Romance FW

16. Opolopo Voltage Controlled Feelings LP Tokyo Dawn

17. Slackk Them From Dub Numbers

18. Chanan Hanspal Footprints In The Sand HAN

19. Homework I Got One (Untold Remix) CDR

20. Farben Farben EP Faitiche

Friday 19 November 2010

Lefto & Simbad Presnt Worldwide Family Vol. 1

(Taken from Playground Mag)

If you want to offer a panoramic view of a certain genre—or several—in an album format, the best option is to find a credited insider (in this case, two) of the scene in question to select the content. It could’ve been Gilles Peterson, the boss, the brain behind the WorldWide label, but he’s a generous guy and so he assigned Belgium’s Lefto and Londoner Simbad to the job. Lefto and Simbad are the curators of a compilation album featuring 27 exclusive tracks oscillating between nu-soul, post-dubstep, future punk and abstract beatmaking. Honouring it’s name and overall spirit, the compilation includes artists from the U.K., Belgium, Germany, the U.S., France, Japan, Turkey, Croatia, Austria and Puerto Rico, a reflection of the sonic melting pop that defines WorldWide. The album will be released in early December (no definite date as yet) via Brownswood Records, Peterson’s label.

Lefto CD
01. UpHigh Collective feat. Delvis – Blend (Revised)
02. Damage Is Done – Meeting Point
03. Exile - Rake
04. Dela & The Headlesshunters – London Town
05. Grooveman Spot – Take Back
06. Brassroots - Goodlife
07. 74 Miles Away feat. Ahu & Miles Bonny – Same Dream Again
08. I.N.T. - Raw Funk
09. Karl Marx - Mists
10. Onra – The Perfect Match
11. TOKiMONSTA – Park Walks
12. Trilogy - Automata

Simbad CD
01. Airhead – Stilt Beetles
02. Illum Sphere – One For Dimlite
03. Steve Lynx & Hellrazor – I Don't Think So
04. Andreas Saag – Nobody Here
05. Greymatter & Klic – Thinking About You
06. Harrison Blakoldman – Full Speed !!!
07. Afrikan Sciences & Kebbi – 5 Spot
08. Ave Blast & Cosmos Rodriguez – Glow In The Dark
09. Kemeticjust feat. Terrance Downs – I Got Life
10. Cooly G - Gritting
11. Zed Bias & Eddy Ramich – Lost Elevator
12. Seiji – The Kingr
13. Kalbata – Silver Ball
14. KU BO – Twist Up
15. Chuck Maurice & Simbad – Summer Badness

Thursday 18 November 2010

Save The Tuna !!!!

Bluefin tuna will be wiped out unless drastic action is taken to stop overfishing at the world summit going on right now. Without these magnificent fish, oceanic ecosystems could collapse.

please care & sign the petition...

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Soundsory Radio

One of my younger brother has started his radio, non-stop good music from around da 5 corners of the oceans, will provide nu mixtapes & diverse selections in the next few weeks on it too... Check it !

Monday 15 November 2010

Enter The Void

A must see from Gaspar Noé...

Tuesday 9 November 2010

November Chart Part 1

Ancient Civilisations (Are The Key) November Chart Part 1

1. Aardvarck Nosestep (Cosmin TRG Remix) (Rush Hour)

2. Scuba Interpretations/Various Remixes (Hotflush)

3. Lone Emerald Fantasy Tracks (Magic Wire)

4. Subswara Steam CDR

5. Jumping Back Slash Transmissions CDR

6. Dj Leroi Ft Andrea Let It Feel Good (Atjazz Mixes) (MN2S)

7. Various Artists Ivory Coast Soul (Hot Casa)

8. Terror Danjah Undeniable LP (Hyperdub)

9. Version Nothing EP (Miso)

10. Marcello Napoletano Everyday Madness (HHYR)

11. HeavyFeet Ft Serocee Parking Meter (Stamp)

12. Andy Ash Dance (FOTO)

13. Brother's Rise / Fantastic Man Pack Mentality EP (Wolf)

14. Jamie George Flying Saucer (Roska/J Kenzo Remixes) (Kicks&Snares)

15. Marsmobil Patience (Reprise Long Version) (Compost)

16. FunkySptepz Ft Lilie McKenzie For U CDR

17. Re-Drum Microcosmos EP (TFE)

18. V/A Riddim Box (Soul Jazz)

19. J Kenzo Feeline (J Kenzo's Guttershake Remix) (Kicks&Snares)

20. Jessica Kaya Heavy CDR

21. Xiasou Loco Menda (Alex Xiasou Loco Mix) CDR

22. Taylor CMB CDR

23. DVA Still Born (DVA)

24. Truth Stranger Than Fiction EP (DIS)

25. Greenlaw Less Of A Star (Dj SS Vocal DNB Mix) (Formation)

26. Buddy Sativa Deus Ex-Machina LP CDR

27. Breakage Hard (Redlight Remix) CDR

28. Boddika Synchron (NL)

29. Fantastic Mr Fox Over (Black Acre)

30. A Made Up Sound Rear Window (Delsin)

Monday 8 November 2010

Brian Eno Interview

Seriously this guy is a genioooooooooous !!!! Hilaaaaaaarious interview by himself... check it

Friday 29 October 2010

October Chart Part 2

I Will Always Love NYC Oct Chart Part 2

1. Zed Bias & Dj Spinna ft FYZA Untittled CDR

2. Taras Van De Voorde 1998 (Deetron Remix) Rebirth

3. Thought Cosmic Let Them Come Fresh Minute

4. Dennis Ferrer The Red Room (Kyle MF Hall Mix) Objektivity

5. Dairmount & Berardi Love Unltd EP RWAV

6. Jus Ed Im Comin (Aybee Warmhole Slap Remix) Underground Quality

7. The Rongetz Foundation Zap Carnivorous (Patchworks Remix) Heavently Sweetness

8. Girl Unit Wut EP Night Slugs

9. Kasper Bjorke Go Away (Wareika Incandescence Resistance) Compost

10. Nuphlo 40 Thieves Studio Rockers

11. Atjazz Ft Robert Owens Love Someone (The South Africa Remixes) Atjazz

12. Brandy I Wanna Be Down (Ezel Remix) CDR

13. Bloodfire V Ltd Love To The World CDR

14. Son Of Kick Guacha Rekix Equinox

15. Bernart Badie Ft. Dajae Truth Hurts (Pete Dafeet Remix) CDR

16. Lykke Li Get Some (Combo Re Edit) CDR

17. Cosmopolyphonic Comp Various Art Union

18. Lone Let The Music Play Hoya

19. Jacques Greene The Look EP Lucky Me

20. Taz Gold Tooth Grin EP Numbers

21. Bob Holroyd African Drug (T.Williams Mixes) Phonica

22. Circle Traps Circle Traps EP CDR

23. Pearson Sound Blue Eyes / Blanked Hessle Audio

24. Jack Sparrow Circadian LP Tectonic

25. Delano Smith Ancestors (Deep Mix) Kolour

26. Teebs Ardour LP Brainfeeder

27. Terence Fixmer Epsilon EP Turbo

28. Nosaj Thing Drift Remixed Alpha Pup

29. Shlomi Aber Groove Mechanism CDR

30. Simbad & Spinna Untittled CDR

Friday 22 October 2010

Sunday 17 October 2010

Oct Chart Part 1

Heat From LA To Atlanta Oct Chart Part 1

1. Hunee Bobos Alone In Paradise Rush Hour

2. Clicks & Whistles Various CDR

3. Jeremy Sole Various Edits CDR

4. Kink & Neville Watson Metropole EP HHYR

5. Gotan Project Panamericana (Michel Cleis Remix) CDR

6. Pearson Sound Blanked / Blue Eyes Hessle Audio

7. Arkist Until Next Time ISP

8. SBTRKT Fright Numbers

9. Sara Mitra April Song LP Impossible Ark

10. Jacques Renault Marylin's Gold Hand Of God

11. Dunian Various Nu CDR

12. Awanto 3 For Five EP Rush Hour

13. Gary Bartz Coltrane Rules_Tao Of A Music Warrior LP CDR

14. Homepark Forever Walking CDR

15. Jagged Biasca Bonzzaj Rec

16. Subeena Neurotic (Greymatter Remix) CDR

17. Horsepower Productions Quest For The Sonic Bounty LP Tempa

18. John Roberts Glass Eights LP Hard Wax

19. Benin City Grooves Various (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edits) Sofrito

20. Kai Alce & Simbad ft Kayenne Untittled CDR

Sunday 10 October 2010


Its my birthday 2day !!! After da amaaaaaaaaaaaazin party @ The Lift few hours ago, im headin 4 a set @ da Do-Over party & then carry on in da nite @ Voodoo 4 a last minute set... Propa marathon in LA ! !!!! Luv it :-)

Thursday 30 September 2010

Aaron Carl R.I.P

One of my favourite house singer & producer has died... We didnt know he had cancer until a few days ago, when he announced it... First he got very ill due to a lower bowel inflammation (i even emailed him last week when he got hospitalized) and had to cancel his forthcoming European Tour... Im truly gutted and sad 2day... We lost a true Soul Legend & a great human being... Aaron Carl Rest In Peace & carry your journey brother ...

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Sept Chart Part 2 + USA Tour Dates

Far Too Much Good Shhh Around Sept Chart Part 2

1 . Maddslinky Make A Change LP Tru THoughts

2 . Cosmin TRG Sores Of Attraction Rush Hour

3 . Ninja Tune XX Various (Boxset) Ninja Tune

4 . J-Kenzo Fibreoptickz / Dreadnought CDR

5 . Marbert Rocel Love Me (Good Guy Mikes & Filburt Remix) Compost

6 . Commix Call To Mind LP + Remixes EP 1 & EP 2 Metalheadz

7 . Silkie Bass Junkie Deep Medi

8 . Kay Suzuki Altered State EP Round In Motion

9 . Tom Middleton Gliding (Shur-I-Kan Mix) CDR

10. Seiji Straylight SEIJI2

11. Untold Anaconda (Tribal Guarachero Mix) SSSSSS01

12. Darling Farah Berline (Bzode! Remix) CDR

13. Justin Harris This Place Is (Mug Dub) Pack Up & Dance

14. Lone Raptured Werk

15. Todd Omotani I Left My... (Charles Webster Dub) CDR

16. Mrsk Close To Me Rush Hour

17. Gaslamp Killer Death Gate EP White

18. Christo That Feeling EP Superficially Deep

19. Sam Soda Immers & Daarengeten LP We Play House

20. Anthony Valadez Audio-Visual Remixes LP Record Breakin'

21. Mala Standby CDR

22. Ezel Secreto LP Ocha

23. Aera Continental Drift EP Aleph

24. Rick Wilhite Presents Various - Vibes New & Rare Music LP Rush Hour

25. Gold Panda Lucky Shiner LP Ghostly International

26. Various Future Bass LP Soul Jazz Rec.

27. Dj Rum Plead WIth Me EP Smoke

28. XXXY Every Step Forward EP Fortified Audio

29. Scuba Three Sided Shape Hot Flush

30. Modeselektor VW Jetta White

31. Elgato Blue Hessle Audio

32. Artificial Intelligence Stand Alone LP V Rec.

33. Nas & Marley Land Of Promise Land (Reble MC & Congo Natti Remix) White

34. Cooly G & Simbad Landscapes CDR

35. Lefto & Simbad Present Worldwide Family Vol.1 (Various) Brownswood Rec.

01/10 Love Fest W/End San Francisco, CA

02/10 Secret Party San Francisco, CA

03/10 Bionic 12th Anniversary San Francisco, CA

09/10 The Lift Party with Wiseacre & Jeremy Sole Los Angeles , CA

10/10/10 !!! Do-Over Party (Birthday Set SPECIAL!!!!!!!) Los Angeles, CA

15/10 The Sountable with Karl Injex + more Atlanta, GA

16/10 TBC

17/10 Sundae Party @ Silk City Philadelphia, PA

18/10 Deep Space @ Cielo with François K. New York, NYC

19/10 Detroit, MI

22/10 Franklin Park with Nickodemus, Brooklyn, NYC

23/10 TBC

Monday 27 September 2010

Upnorth Love

Always love travellin' & playin' upnorth, peeps are warmer then in UK's capital & usually ready to party haaaaaaard yooooo... Massive thanx to Bruce Q in Birmingham who showed his cookin skills, was gr8 2 c Colonel Red aka Redz in da building & catch up a bit wid him. Beane's party in Nottingham saturday nite was fantastic, Charles & i played some serious deep house shizzle but dropped many disco/boogie joints & hiphop & soul & latin & more goodies to a wonderful crowd, really felt good in that Moog joint (despite a very dodgy equipement...!). Charles missus Kaori also cooked some amazin pizzas so i guess that inspired us too thru our musical selection haha :-) ,
got 2 Manchester last nite & hooked up wid Chimpo (bad ass dubstep producer), in 3hours we layed down a nice little 134 bpm joint, might actually test it 2nite @ the Hit & Run party with Mala, Jakes & Deadboy... Should be fun !

Thursday 16 September 2010

Lefto & Simbad present Worldwide Family Vol.1

Yep its official ! !!!! 27 exclusives tunes on 2 cds, shld b out late november on Brownwood Rec. ;-)
(Artwork by Michael Eveno aka Grems)

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Sept Chart (Part 1) + Gigs

Swiss Alps Landscapes Sept Chart Part 1

1 . Greymatter Only To Fall Wolf

2 . Mark Pritchard Out In The Street CDR

3 . Coldcut Timber (Seiji Remix) CDR

4 . Baobinga & DVA This Ones Wavey Build

5 . P.U.D.G.E Idiot Box LP Ramp

6 . 501 Short Circuit EP Black Acres

7 . Various Artists The Heart Tokyo Dawn Rec

8 . Subeena Wishful Talk (Remixes) Opit

9 . SoundQuest ft. Moyo Nilipaulendo EP Cover Music

10. Breach Fatherless EP PTN

11. Jimpster Alsace & Lorraine Freerange

12. Dobie Various Nu CDR

13. James Blake I Never Learnt To Share CDR

14. Andrea Clarke Supahero LP (prod. Daz-I-Kue) Future Soul

15. Fulgeance Glamoure EP Musique Large

16. Harrison Black Oldman Various Nu CDR

17. Red Rack'em The Early Years Berg

18. Lorn None An Island EP CDR

19. Moonstarr C-Minus Particles PTR

20. Frankie Francis & Simbad Various Nu African Edits White

11/09 Construction Party with Afronaut, Benji B , Stu Patterson & more London

12/09 CDR Special with Tony & Gavin, Semtek & Mr Beatnick Plastic People, London

18/09 Raduno Club with Malloy & Glacier + more TBA London

24/09 Special Party with Bruce Q & Colonel Red Birmingham UK

25/09 Soul Buggin' 6th Birthday with Charles Webster Nottingham UK

27/09 The Factory Manchester UK

01/10 San Francisco USA

02/10 San Francisco USA

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Sunday 5 September 2010

France & co...

Supa maaaaaashed up but its still nice to play in dem small french cities... :-) Toulouse was pretty cool, was kinda hard 2 get da peeps movin' at first (posh crowd haha) but da efforts paid off and it ended up being a wicked party, thnx 2 Will aka Dj Fritz, Val, Max & Ludo @ La Riviere, beautiful outdoor spot by La Garonne (River) . Marseille was gr8 too, spent 2 days mainly makin music in da studio wid my bro Julien Lourau (nice upcomin project !!!) and missed da Radio Grenouille gig and radio slot, my bad on that 1 sorry guyz, u know we'll still make it happen nxt time, props to Patrick & John, Stephan, Gala & Abel... Right about now just got back from Annecy (pretty city by a lake & Alps mountains), played @ the Ruby Club for the Superfriends party and that was really nice, many friends from school drove over from far to come 2 da party, so gr8 2 c da old faces yeeeeeeees thnx to all who made it, especially Alix, Jeff, Guillaume, Philippe, Gloria, Manu & Frankito & Gerald (dope djs), Fafa and every1 else i missed... In Geneva now, time to chill my broken back... I must say that the trains in france are rockin, so far so good big up the SNCF (unlike da UK train system, that is a joooooooke hahaha) ...

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Big Ups

Massive big ups 2 the Souleance crew, dj Soulist & Alain and all @ Nouveau Casino in Paris 4 a wicked party friday nite !!!! Special shout 2 da 3 beauties who came onstage @ da end 4 a quick dance :-) This club is one of the best in da Paris area noooo doooooooubt, super friendly staff & all, yeeeeees !!! I like it when there's no bullshh...
Anotha mash up nite in Basel for the Musik Stadt Festival, big up Marco & wifey, Franco, Tom & Katia and da rest of the Living Room Fm crew, top peeps as always... The venue was in an outdoor courtyard of the Modern Museum Of Art, quite amazing and certainly full of people, was hard 2 move them @ first but we all got there @ da end, 4 hours of music of all colors :-) Best breakfast ever @ that amaaaaaazin hotel too... Final big ups 2 every1 i missed @ Carnival !!!! One of them ones... Back 2 South of France again, Toulouse 2moro...

Friday 27 August 2010

Stadt Musik Festival 2010

Swiss booties ae you reaaaaaa-aaaaady ??? ;-)

Thursday 26 August 2010

What The Funk @ Nouveau Casino (Paris)

Friday nite special in Paris !!! Gonna b propa party tiiiiiiiiime !!!! Funk / Disco / Boogie / Afro / Latin / Dancehall / Hip Hop & more ... Doors open @ Midnite ...

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Tokyoooooooooo !!!!!

Everytime i go to Japan it really gets better . One of my favourite place in the world no doubt, as its so different !!!!! Amazin few days spent in Tokyo, saw my brother Lefto (who was stayin 3 weeks wid his girl Fatoosan) and saw a few of my friends there, the gig @ AIR with Jazztronik was roooooockin , one of the best sound-system in the country and fantastic vibe, even Osunlade came down as he was in Tokyo (bless bro !!!) , we ended up playin until 6am wid Ryota as Satcho from Soil & Pimp was blessing the mic, really a top nite 4 sho'... After a very few hours sleep (so many places 2 go and things to do in such a short time), went to do a little radio ting on J-Wave, bought a few items that you can only find in Japan and witnessed da last day of the huge HMV store in Tokyo... Things are changin' !!!
Had time to check out Osunlade playin @ Eleven (the ancient Yellow Club) on saturday and dropped by Warehouse 721 where my man Jimpster was spinnin', dfntly a deep house w/end hahaha, supa good vibes tho, finished @ a little Jazzy Sport party in Shibuya where Dj Jin, Masaya & crew were spinnin' ... Massive thanx & big ups to Yoshi @ Base, Ryota aka Jazztronik, Yuya & crew @ AIR, Taka & Shoji, Mari Sinju, Nami, Mari & Andy @ J-Wave, Toshio Matsura, Atsushi, Jun @ BBQ, Jimpster, Osun, Aroop, Kimi & Absolute Crew, every1 that 1 4got & all da dancers !! 私は日本を愛する

Thursday 19 August 2010

August Chart

Tokyo Skyscrapers August Chart

1. Christo The Trust Is Gone (Christo's Re-Rub + Deep Order Mix) Atjazz Rec.

2. Phil Asher Esoteria EP Vol 2 restless soul

3. Kidkut I Love 04 Applepips

4. Andreas Saag Nobody Here CDR

5. V/A Elements Part 2 Urban Graffiti

6. Greymatter & Klic Thinking About U-11 CDR

7. Simon/off Various CDR

8. Gold Panda Snow & Taxis (Throwing Snow Remix) CDR

9. Midland Play The Game Phonica

10. Foreign Beggars Beggattron Remixed EP 2 Dented

11. T. Williams Chop & Screw Deep Teknologi

12. Setspeed Droptools Bass

13. Dark Axe Blood Vein CDR

14. DVA 32DA4 DVA

15. Dels Shapeshift (orig & instr) Big Dada

16. Funkineven Heart Pound Eglo

17. Greenmony Strictly Original CDR

18. Superfriends Various Superfriends Edits CDR

19. Milton Jackson Beautiful Liars EP Dark Energy

20. Alex Abstract Various CDR

21. Mahon Closer (Kaytronix Insanely Klose Dub) R2

22. Aslope A Helping Hand EP HI

23. Illum Sphere One For Dimlite CDR

24. Trilogy Various NU CDR

25. Willian Kouam Joko Yes, Now CDR

26. Steve Lynx Various CDR

27. Izzi Dunn Nothing But Love (Bugz Remixes) CDR

28. LD & Cluekid Jay's Reese Ringo

29. Agape I&I Simbad Remix & Dub CDR

30. Mala & Simbad Various NU CDR

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Interview + Mixtape For Get Some UK

Guess its anotha big fun nite dis saturday in Londinum ! !!!!

Who are you and what do you do?
I make music & dj, have used many aliases when released in the past but im trying to stick just to Simbad deze days…

Where are you currently based?
Mainly in London but spending 1/3 of every year in da US

When did you first get involved with music and what were you doing?
As a teenager I picked up the saxophone and started playin in bands and got heavily into jazz & funk then moved to Paris in the mid-90′s where i was putting on Jungle & DNB nites with a crew, finally moved to London when i was 19 to pursue my dreams… Had to do many shitty jobs while playing with musicians on the side but got to do loads of session work in studios, mainly house & garage. Then met another french fella called Fred McQuinn and we started our own studio and label (we were releasing under Marathon Men) , thats when i really got into the whole production & record collecting (was workin in some record shops in Soho @ that time too)…

How has the music industry changed since you first got involved? In your opinion, has the online revolution has a positive effect on what you do and the music industry?
Well back in da days we would press a 12” and live of it for months easily (as music was selling well in general) and everything was much more ‘physical’ or hand on hand, whether in da studio regarding the gear (hardware equipement like compressors, mixing desk, reverb units etc…) , record releases or carryin crates of vinyl to your gigs you know ? The whole digital revolution had some positive effects regarding freedom of expression & exposure via non-physical mediums but the whole game has changed tremendously, not only money-wise but also substantially…

Like nowadays i feel the information behind a tune or an album has been lost, no more credits attached to it too much and the sound resolution in quality has somehow diminished and we’re getting used to it !! It seems that there’s a lack of knowledge in certain areas and that kinda bothers me coz its as if technology has made our brains regress instead of progressing, we almost leave the computer to do all the thinking and thats fucked up in my humble opinion… I mean its amazing what we can do now with computers just digitally in creativity and all that, but its important to know also what we’re worth just as simple human beings and how we relate to our context in different ways… Hahaha not that i wanna sound patronizing but you know what im sayin ???

Do you find there to be a prejudice against DJ’s who use MP3′s and is software like Ableton Live bridging the gap?
Mmmh not really, i mean again its a question of taste and creativity really… You can have the best tunes and not connect with an audience, wether its coz you’re playin’ low resolution mp3′s via your laptop (so the frequency spectrum of the music is totally diminished therefore we can’t feel it through the sound-system) or coz you just dont pay attention to the vibe and just look at your screen all nite LOL but naaaaaaah you can really exploit that digital side of playing in a positive way… Its about energy and emotions & fun @ the end of the day right? (and BASS hahaha)

Personally I still prefer vinyls and cds for the physical touch and the randomness of human error opposed to a robotic flawless pattern of a software… But thats me yo !!! Loads of my fellow dj friends do really great things with Serato and Ableton and i do admire them, somehow its all about being original and being yourself… The way you do it isnt too much of an issue no more… Just spread da love yooooo :-)

What can we expect form Simbad in 2010?
Few singles about to come out on a few labels (Defected, 2nd Drop and a few others TBC) and still loads of remixes (Simbad Remixes VOL 2 due any minute on Key Rec.), gotta mix down some collabs projects too (with Cooly G, Deetron, Von D, Fred P, Karizma , Son Of Kick etc…) and more travelling i guess… The Donn T album that i produced in Philly in 2008 has just come out (she’s Questlove sister) and im still rapping up this booogie / funk project featuring some dope singers in the states for a respected label from LA… Also finishing a compilation for Brownswood Rec. with exclusive material from various peeps, quite exciting actually !

If your career in music was to end tomorrow, what would you do instead?
Good question haha ! I pretty much live day by day and find it a blessing to survive doing what i love so i dont think about it too much… Maybe i would retire to the Himalayas and become a buddhist monk LOL

Who should we be watching in 2010?
What you eat LOL !!! Musically ?? A singer from South Africa called Brian Temba, a french producer named Klimaax, the next Stereotyp album all gone juke style, some Mark Pritchard newness that is out of this world, guys like ID & Baobinga, Airhead, Midland, Trilogy or DNB cat Steve Lynx makin sick beats … The next Disiz & Grems album (the 2 best french rappers) … Labels like Night Slugs, Deep Teknologi, Record Breakin’, Numbers plus all your favourite producers and bands haha :-)

And finally, please complete the following sentence…
GET SOME… love (let’s)


1: Earl Flint – People Hold On (CBS)
2: Mike Dunn – Prey (CDR)
3: Kink – E79 (Ovum)
4: Izzi Dunn – Nothing But Love (Bugz In The Attic Dub) (CDR)
5: Doc Daneeka – Hold On (Ramp)
6: Simbad – Pilgrimage (CDR)
7: Dubbel Dutch – Throwback (Palms Out)
8: Ave Blast – Glow In The Dark (CDR)
9: Mj Cole – Thekla Riddim (Prolific)
10: Africa Hitech – Do You Really Wanna Fight (CDR)
11: Midland – Play The Game (CDR)
12: LD Vs Cluekid – Jay’s Reese (Ringo)
13: Plan B – Prayin (Breakage Remix) (CDR)
14: Aquadrop – Hyper (Eight FX) (Edit) (CDR)
15: Unknown – Chatte Pa La (Edit) (White)

Monday 9 August 2010

Catania (Sicily)

Just got back from Catania, sweet little town on the magnificent volcanic island that is Sicily. Even tho i've been before (i recommend it, beaches with black sand & warm sea !!!!) i was really happy to play again @ Mercati Generali, a beautiful outdoor venue & restaurant open from February thoughout October, very decent sound and open crowd, not to mention the sicilian ladies alwayz up for a dance ... :-) Had 600 peeps rockin' under the moon and really felt a nice vibe there, mainly stayed on the deep house tip but couldnt resist droppin a bit of UK bass tings in da mix, some disco & some bruk ... u know how we do !!! Thanx to the girls that were throwing flowers during my set, gracie to Andrea, Arturo i Marco & special gracie mile to Diego the papa !

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Monday 26 July 2010

Sunday 25 July 2010

July Chart

Fresh Future Flavaz & Few Feedbacks From Fantastic Festivals July Chart

1. Donn T Kaleidoscopic LP MoreAboutMusic
2. Ramadanman Work Them Swamp81
3. Florian Keller Presents Party Keller Vol. 3 Various Compost
4. Office Gossip Imperfect Variations EP Dark Energy
5. Bilal Airtight's Revenge Plug Research
6. Rush'd Voices Subtek
7. Mr Beatnick Various CDR
8. Ku Bo Twist Up CDR
9. Mala Enter (Mix1) Dubplate
10. Skinnz I Know CDR
11. Late Phantom Papers EP Immerse
12. Albert Crosseyed Studio Rockers
13. Zed Bias Ft Jenna G Show Some Appreciaton Developpement
14. Dj Pierre Ft Dawn Tallman The Spirit (Pierre's Dub & Steve Parker Remix) Afro Acid
15. Peverlist Better Ways Of Living Punch Drunk
16. Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom Jah Warriors Various Nu CDR
17. The Cut Misa Soup (Misa DZP) Digital Disco
18. Space Ranger Superstring Lovemonk Rec.
19. Hypno Over The Top EP Ramp
20. Samuel H Simpson Spronkle (F Remix) CDR
21. Dark Sky Reflex CDR
22. Darque Son Of Soil EP CDR
23. Aquadrop Hyper CDR
24. Tony Lionni Precious (Deetron Mix) CDR
25. Fred P & Simbad Various Ruffs CDR

30/07 Souljazz Rec Party with Mr Beatnick, Xavier & more Gramophone (upstairs) London
05/08 Sicily
06/08 Club Mercati Generali, Catania, Sicily
14/08 Get Some Party with Doc Daneeka, Silencer Gramophone (dwnstairs) London
18/08 Japan
19/08 Japan
20/08 Club Air with Jazztronik, Tokyo Japan
21/08 Osaka (TBC) Japan
22/08 Japan
27/08 What The Funk, Nouveau Casino, Paris France
28/08 StadtMusik Festival, Basel Switzerland
30/08 Fat Badger, Notting Hill Carnival 2010 , London
01/09 Toulouse France
03/09 Marseille France

Sunday 18 July 2010

Dour Festival

Braaaaaaaaaaaaaap anotha maaaaaaassive festival w/end, Dour  (Belgium) being one of the best medium sized festival in Europe (140 000 peeps), we played the last tune @ 5am dis mornin to da smiling & dancing ravers, thanx to all who made it, extra props to Chinese Man, Bilal, Lee Fields & my brotha Lefto !!!! 

Monday 5 July 2010

Worldwide Festival 5th Edition (Sete, France)

Hope to see you on the beaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaach ! !!!!!!!!! :-)

Saturday 3 July 2010

From Zagreb to Belgrade via Romania...

Last week was a mad one, 1st went to Zagreb to play with my croatian brother Eddy Ramich, we were closing this huge festival (INMUSIC) by the lake in a massive tent, after a really poor performance by Massive Attack (i must admit)... But luckily da youngsters stayed and we had a blaaaaaaaaaaaast !!!! Probably one of the best outdoor gigs i had dis year, really open minded crowd, smiles & fantastic energy all around.Its a very different thing to play big crowds from little clubs but i love it. Musically Eddy & i went all things house, fonky, dubstep & DNB, kinda BASSY but really proper fun ! !!!! Saw briefly Josef & Christian from Ame who were playin on the other side of the site, good laughs in da mornin@ the end of the nite :-)
Went straight back to London & caught up with my brother Karizma from Baltimore, we hung out in the studio 4 a bit as its been a while & made plans for the future, good things are coming to those who wait, as the sayin says ;-)
So yea then no sleep as i left @ 5am to the airport to catch my 8am flight to Belgrade,
nightmaaaaaaaaaaaare daaaaaaaaamn the flight was 4 hours late ... Basically ended up landing in Timisoara (Romania) in the late afternoon so a driver could pick me up to cross the boarder to Serbia... What a jooooooourney shhhhhhhhhit (im not gonna start on that one lol)... Finally arrived in Belgrade around 10-11pm, the fact that i still had no sleep probably helped me to stay zen hahaha ... Anyway, after a good meal with Schwabe & Goran (the promoters of the party) i headed up for a shower, an hour sleep & booooooom off to the club which was on a boat & on the Danube river. Really good vibes but honestly i was riiiiiinsed out, played a few hours & went 2 sleep as the sun was comin up... A rainy sunday but Nec, Niko & co took care of the brunch, absolutely gorgeous restaurant, we watched a bit of the worldcup & had even time to get some good brown bread to bring home...
Props to Eddy, Jozef & Christian, Nikola & Camille, Necone, Julia & Ivan, Goran & Schabe. WIZZ airline NEVER EVER AGAIN tho  !!!!