Great interviews and live performances from two of the biggest reggae artists in the biz. This is one of my favourite shows we have done. Listen back to it below. Guaranteed to make your dance moves at least 20% more sexually inappropriate…
I had a bit of a love hate relationship with the band. Bombs Over Baghdad for instances – not necessary. I just want to hear that kicking, crisp electronic production rather than a wall of noise through which it was sometimes difficult to make out the song. However, on the other hand, Spottieottiedopalicious played with the help of two horn players in matching green Adidas tracksuits – stooooopid fresh to the power of infinity plus one.
Oh did anybody see that hoochie doing her stripper dance between the horn players? Oh dear! Maybe it would work in a place where folks weren’t so rhythmically challenged, but it just seems awkward when they invite the girls on stage in an attempt to turn the encore into the after party.
Nitpicking aside, Big Boi has hits for days, and delivers them with an amazing energy and flow. He played his part of all the Outkast hits as early as ‘Southernplayalisticcadiallacmusic’ taking us through to his more recent ‘Sir Luscious Left Foot’ solo jams. What more can I say? Dude can really rap, and it is just bumping party music.
In addition, Theophilus London was fun. Bringing a little bit of that Andre 3000 element to the tour.
Oh and big ups to Thundamentals who almost got kicked off the tour for stealing chicken backstage. Apparently Big Boi has two tonnes of chicken wings in his rider in every variety from Buffalo Wings to Honey Mustard Wings.
Anyways, here is a mix we did… Vodpod videos no longer available. Download:Outkast and Dungeon Family Tribute Mix on Stolen Records Playlist:
Outkast – Last Call (Feat. Slimm Calhoun, Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz, & Mello)
Big Boi – Shutterbug
Killer Mike ft Sleepy Brown & Big Boi ADIDAS
Cee-Lo Green & Jack Splash – Right Now
Outkast – Player’s Ball (Original)
Outkast – ATLiens
Big Gipp ft Sleepy Brown – Steppin Out
Cool Breeze ft Sleepy’s Theme – Eastpointin’
Sleepy Brown ft Andre 3000 – I Can’t Wait
Big Boi ft Sleepy Brown & Joi – Turns Me On
Andre 3000 – Roses (Kero One Remix)
Dungeon Family – Follow The Light
Sleepy Brown ft Pharrell & Big Boi – Margarita
Outkast – Way You Move
Big Boi – Shine Blockas ft Bun B & Project Pat (Remix)
Outkast – Southernplaylisticcadillacmusick
Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s feat. Andre 3000
Outkast – Git Up, Git Out ft. Goodie Mob
Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean (Locsmif Mix)
Janelle Monáe – Tightrope ft. B.o.B (Wondamix)
Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly
Outkast – B.O.B.
Outkast – Bombs Over Your House (Locsmif Mix)
Scary Canary on a Wednesday night. It is like a Koh Phangan full moon party in the middle of Sydney’s CBD minus the sand, water and some dude with dredlocks fire twirling. Trashy tourists, trashy music all getting trashy on toxic cocktails served in little buckets with big straws.
Don’t ask how we ended up here at 3 in the morning after Mr Merriweather’s show. But I guess this is how I paid Daniel back for showing me some of the slightly more classy parties that you can find in New York on a weeknight while I was in his town.
From Melbourne originally now living in Harlem for several years, Daniel put on a couple of shows while returning to Australia for a little while. Instead of an over rehearsed show that an artist reproduces in every city, Daniel’s performance at Tone felt more like he was playing to us in the living room of a New York apartment in the wee hours of the morning after the clubs had closed.
Working his way through a bottle of Jameson, Daniel played his songs acoustically, and talked to us openly and honestly in between each track. He spoke about the vices that have inspired some of his songs, joked about making very little progress on the new album, his opinions on the London riots, Amy Winehouse and other friends and fellow artists that have passed away.
While I think some were expecting something more uptempo, instead we experienced a very intimate, at times very somber show, which really showcased his amazing voice as he sung with such feeling and depth.
In Colombia cocaine is dirt cheap and abundant. So much so it is more economical to do a line of blow before work, than have your soy latte. So in Medellin when the home team, Atletico Nacional, win the Colombian Football League grand final, all of a sudden these massive bags of coke appear from nowhere and there is a big cocaine fight in the streets to celebrate. People throwing bags of the stuff at each other. Daniel and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Sleep standing outside Shinjuku Station. Proof the Japanese can nap anywhere.
Brisky Lazer Guns. One of the all girl groups I saw at a night called Girls Power.
There is not an object that can't be converted into a cute animal. Council workers any where else would find this equipment too emasculating. Imagine trying to wolf whistle at a girl, while leaning on one of these.
Much like how African Americans have reclaimed the 'N-Word'.
キノコホテル (Kinoco Hotel). An all girl Japanese Garage Rock band.
Woah! Really putting it out there dude. I hope you can back it up.
Japan. Crazy, huh? I hear they sell orphan babies in vending machines and Hello Kitty is President. I went there once. These are some of the photos I took on my brother’s shitty camera before it’s battery ran out and I couldn’t recharge it. Some of them are even semi in focus.
I was at an all girls rock night in Shinjuku and was having one of those “I’m spending way much money” moments. In hindsight I should have bought one of the CD’s these Kinoco Hotel girls were peddling, but in lieu of having some of their music to share, I have posted something of a similar vain.
The 184.108.40.206’s, are probably the best known of the Japanese all girl Garage Rock bands. Their music is reminiscent of American Surf Rock, Rockabilly and Garage Rock, they also cameo in Kill Bill and they can’t sing L’s. I Ruv You!
Looking for Tokyo nightlife? Other than asking in record stores, Metropolis and Time Out Tokyo is a great start. And for fantastic food options and a couple of ultra trendy hipster bars follow Fashimi on her super hot and cute blog and twitter.
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