Steve Spacek & J Dilla – Look

Mentioned this one yesterday and it’s been making rounds on Twitter since then. So I guess this deserves a post of it’s own. Hit the play button and I’ll tell you a bit about it.

KCRW’s Mathieu Shreyer uploaded this for J Dilla‘s birthday yesterday. It’s one of two unreleased Steve Spacek tracks made in 2007 which -unlike Dollar– never made it on a release. Looks like this is about to change soon, though no further details have been disclosed yet. Keep your eyes open!

February 9, 2012 In the meantime, the track has been taken offline. You can listen to it on our Hypem channel!

Mark de Clive-Lowe – Journey 2 the Light

I started this blog with a post about IG Culture’s Zen Badizm album and found Kaidi’s album In Search Of Hope a worthwhile start into 2009. Both were released on Japan’s Freedom School label, which started its seminal releases with another great album, “Journey 2 the Light” from Mark de Clive-Lowe.

There are two reasons, why you never read about this here. First, it was released long before this blog even existed. Secondly, and tragically, I never managed to get a copy of it on vinyl! So why mention it now?

Well, as you can see Mark decided to put the entire album on his SoundCloud page, so you can listen to it wherever you are whenever you want. Or, if you’re not as picky as I am, this should convince you to buy a copy of Journey 2 the Light on CD. You really should, because in my opinion it’s the best album Mark has ever put out!

Let me also share this video of Mark and Bembe at the album’s launch party, recorded at Yokohama’s Motion Blue club.

Update Mark mentions on his blog, that there will be a worldwide digital release later this year. However, it seems that will be a live-version of the album.

Dub Echoes out soon on DVD

Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Natal is the director of Dub Echoes, a documentary about the history of Jamaican dub music and its influence on contemporary electronic music. Featured musicians include Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Jammy, Sly & Robbie, U-Roy, Kode 9, Mad Professor, Howie B, Bill Laswell and many more!

This award-winning film will be available on DVD for the very first time on May 11th, 2009. You can pre-order it already from Soul Jazz Records.

(thanks Cubikmusik)