For 30 years, in the basement of a Swedish TV station, a treasure of 16mm film material documenting the Black Power movement between the years 1967 and 1975. Göran Hugo Olsson put together a collage of interviews with the likes ofAngela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, or Kathleen Cleaver.
The film further features music by The Root’s ?uestlove and Om’Mas Keith of SA-RA, and commentaries from people inspired in those days, including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles.
A trailer for The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is now available on Apple’s website, on Vimeo you’ll get a first look and a Q&A with Danny Glover.
If you haven’t read the email correnspondence between Egon (Stones Throw, Now-Again) and composer Lloyd Miller yet, you’re missing something quite delightful. Comes with a free track.
Dark Roasted Blend has an article on car record player and other cool vintage gadgets.
Warp Films presents the first 10 minutes of the All Tomorrow’s Parties documentary, which is out now on DVD and as download.
Music lover’s favourite car-brand Scion presents the latest installment in the remix series, a new single from Todd Edwards with remixes from the likes of Joy Orbison and MJ Cole. Didn’t exactly blow me away, but hey – it’s a available for free!
On the mixtape front, there is the new Low End Theory Podcast by DJ Nobody and Take, Urb’s exclusive Plastikman set, or Seiji and Joker’s mini-mix for Anne Mac.
For some videos, check out Fullcrate & Mar’s all new music-video I Said, Gilles Peterson and ?uestlove together at Miami’s WMC, or A Minute with Mux Mool.
Dublab has a new mix CD from Daedelus on sale. Called Future Roots, it focuses on rave music from the early nineties.
Also have a look at Zomby’s page on SoundCloud, there’s some new stuff going on!
You might have heard of Red Bull Music Academy participant Ishfaq for his remixes of D’Angelo or Bugz in the Attic. For the latter he produced a great remix of Move Aside, a personal favourite of mine in the Bugz remix contest. Following a release on Scribble Records and the production on Stee Downes album (Sonar Kollektiv!), Ishfaq is back with a remix for the ongoing The Roots remix contest hosted by Indaba Music.
With only five days remaining, I hope I can win you to vote on his Criminal remix. Only the top 25 tracks will make it to the next round, in which the jury around ?uestlove will have to pick the winner.