Oh my god I’m playing Exodus / DMZ

Exodus DMZ 4th birthday

Yes. I’m playing Exodus / DMZ next month.

Warming up for El B and the magnificent Heatwave.

Most of my dubstep heroes in room 1. Kode, Mala, Loe, Scuba, Silkie…

Absolutely fucking mental. I cannot believe it.

They want 80s dancehall and “your own productions”. So there’ll be some new funky stuff, maybe the Shabba / Wicked Inna Bed remix that’s I’ve been working. Dying to play some Congo Natty too – probably Your Love, since it’s the greatest record ever made.

This is so fantastic…

Clean living in difficult circumstances: Haiti

Clean living in difficult circumstances: Haiti
None of these facts really point towards a supernatural cause belying the natural disasters that Haiti and New Orleans have endured. I’m a strong believer that “The Devil” only really exists as a personification of the horrors that human beings perpetrate upon one another and upon the planet. Such as slavery, for instance. Or being so abjectly terrified of a free black territory that has violently thrown off the yoke of slave owners, that you conspire to undermine its economy and stability in such a way that the repercussions are still being felt centuries later.
Gypsy Lantern on the demonisation of vodoun within the coverage of the Haiti earthquake disaster.

Hollow Earth

Hollow Earth
“though a longtime Mac-user (since Mac OS 8)”
Ah, a new boy! I helped run the introduction of OS7 when I was working in the Mac business. I go back to system 4 and a bit of system 3, but I used System 6 (and for a while, 5) professionally – including when I was a Mac journalist.

All of which shows nothing more than that I’ve got a few more grey hairs than the eternally youthful Mr Ingram 🙂

Incoming: Elijah and Skilliam Mix

Elijah and Skilliam of Butterz have done a wicked new grime mix! You’ll love it. Lots of purple influence on there, not just Joker and Starkey tunes but some fab new stuff on their own label and Terror Danjah’s fantastic Acid, forthcoming on Hyperdub. You will love this. No wonder Blackdown’s been making grime recently.

It’s here.

Butterz clearly a label to watch in 2010.

Here’s the tracklisting – read it and weep!

Swindle – Open Your Mind (Butterz)
Royal T – Hot Ones Remix (Unreleased)
Terror Danjah – Acid (Hyperdub)
Swindle – ‘Trending Topic’ (Butterz)
DVA feat P Money – Wind It Up (No Right Turn)
Rude Kid – Absolut Vodka (No Hats No Hoods)
DOK & Terror Danjah – Hysteria (Butterz)
Swindle – Air Miles (Planet Mu)
Silencer – Miss Asia (Wow Bass Level 3)
Joker – Output One Two (Tectonic)
Rude Kid & Terror Danjah – The Best Crawler (No Hats No Hoods)
Tempa T – Boy Off The Ting (No Hats No Hoods)
Terror Danjah – Bipolar (Butterz)
OGZ – Hot Ones (Deeco Remix)
Maniac – Lengman Tune (Unreleased)
Terror Danjah – Sidechain (Swindle Remix) (Planet Mu)
SRC – Powerman 9 (Unreleased)
DOK – Keep Making Grime (Unreleased)
Rude Kid – Electric (Earth 616)
J Beatz – Life & Death (SCUK)
Terror Danjah – Air Bubble (Butterz)
Starkey – Ok Love (Planet Mu)
????? – ?????? (Teaser)

Also soon come is the first release on their own label – and they’ve only scored terror danjah’s fantastic bipolar.

Butterz001 – Terror Danjah – Bipolar EP from Butterz on Vimeo.