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Oki-ni / Mule Muziq Box-set

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Mule Box 3

Oki-ni has just released a special box-set in collaboration with Mule Musiq to celebrate KZA’s (half of Force of Nature) first solo album launch, D.A.E (Dig and Edit). DIG AND EDIT was produced with fellow Endless Flight artist Kuniyuki aka Koss. The 11 tracks on the album have strong parallels with the Force of Nature sound, and are made from samples of KZAโ€™s favourite finds of obscure old records ranging from jazz, rock, and disco.

Tracklist:
1.Aneugalam
2.Capricorn
3.Gotheenergy
4.On&On&On
5.Unfaithful
6.Communication Satellite
7.Transaction
8.ElectronicUniversity
9.Routine
10.Open Up (Slow Version)

These beautifully constructed sets contain the following items:

KZA “Dig and Edit” album CD – 10 tracks unmixed album from KZA

KZA “Dig and Edit” album sampler 12 Vinyl – 3 tracks album sampler featuring On&On&On, Communication Satellite and Open Up (Slow Version).

Cover art by Berlin-based artist Stefan Marx.

KZA 3Z-Disco Mix CD – KZA disco mix produced exclusively for oki-ni.

“Dig and Edit” T-shirt – heavy duty black T-shirt with hand-stitched Mule Musiq labeling, and “Dig and Edit” logo chest-print.

“Dig and Edit” pin badge – Black gloss pin badge with “Dig and Edit” logo.

The contents are housed in a matt-finish yellow and black heavy-duty card box, with black Mule Musiq logo on the lid, and silver embossed oki-ni text on the underside.

Limited run of 30 boxes.

Buy/pre-order from oki-ni:

Mule Box 1

Mule Box 2

Arthur Russell – Hold On to Your Dreams

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Arthur Russell – Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene 1973-92

Tim Lawrence’s biography of Arthur Russell will be launched in New York at the end of NYU’s Arthur Russell conference on 10 October. More info will follow at http://arthursymposium.blogspot.com.

Pre-order at Amazon and I guess all good book stores.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hold-Your-Dreams-Downtown-1973-1992/dp/0822344858/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251968382&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Hold-Your-Dreams-Downtown-1973-1992/dp/0822344661/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251973327&sr=1-1

Should be a good read!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Paul Morley Goes DISCO

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

A great set of features on Disco!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/interactive/2009/aug/20/1

Enjoy!

Awesome Lego Vid!!!! :)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The Tube – A Night In NYC

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Vintage VHS rip – Jools Holland and Leslie Ash hit NYC for a night of culture, Arthur Baker, Paradise Garage and B-Boys.

Well worth a watch! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Need 2 Soul / BBC

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Nice little featurette (!) on Need2Soul in London

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8143016.stm

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HMD on the BBC

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Check it out:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8143005.stm

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Deep Frequency feature on ISM

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

We did a quick interview with the guys at Infinite State Machine, you can read our wise (or unwise) words on their blog:

http://infinitestatemachine.com/2009/06/29/deep-frequencies/

It also features an exclusive mix as well as a free edit!

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

718 Sessions Review / Video

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

VIMBY – 718 SESSIONS

More on Danny Krivit @: www.dannykrivit.net

The Way Of The B-Boy Documentary

Friday, May 8th, 2009

A little late on this one as it was released back in October last year… the documentary/course is produced by Thierry Daher who directed “Just for Kicks” in 2006.

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Introducing The Way Of The B-boy, a full-length visually eye-popping documentary & instruction course all-in-one, about three generations of b-boys and how the method of creating the dance is what changes it. B-boys Jeromeskee (Massive Monkees Crew, Rock Steady Crew) and Fever One (DVS, Rock Steady Crew) start with the most basic step, then reveal the moves and demonstrate how they are put together in combinations – in the original way that hasn’t changed since the 1970s.

No special effects, no Hollywood, just REAL accounts of where breakin’ has been and where it is going. See behind the battles, the style from hard bottoms to BVDs double layered-up, the posture that says ยซb-boyยป just by how you enter a room, and why b-boying only works if the goal is creativity. Many train to win; others train to change the direction of the dance forever.

More info at: Way Of The B-Boy web-site