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.
Let’s start the latest weekly bits with a remainder from the previous week. The Roots played enough cover-versions of Dilla Joints to fill an album, but they decided to give those away for free!
Another full-lengtt is available for streaming, it’s Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson Zwei, which is now out on CD and MP3 through !K7.
This week has also saw the release of the anticipated new album from Matthew Herbert, the first in his ONE Trilogy.
The other week I have mentioned a teaser to Behind Closed Doors 2, a documentary on young beatmakers such as K15, FS Green, BUG, Sir OJ and many others. Check out this new and extended trailer.
You have probably seen this article on Information Is Beautiful, as it circulated quite a lot. It’s basically a picture of pie charts showing how much musicians earn on the internet. Quite sad!
Lastly, here are a couple of mixtapes for you. Kyle Hall uploaded his guest-mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ radioshow. Hoya:Hoya celebrated the launch of their blog with a live-recording from Daedelus. 7even Recordings boss Greg recorded the Modulation Mix with new and exclusive music from the label.
Here are a couple of new tunes for you, most of them were posted in the last 24 hours. Let’s start with this Brownswood double feature, jazz pianist Elan Mehler gets the remix treatment from labelmate Dobie. Only available for the next seven days! Another remix comes from Recloose, who put his hands on a tune by Shake Aletti.
The new single from the upcoming album The Roots is now available from Okayplayer. Singer Eska is featured on a lot of album recently, here’s her rework of an old Police track.
XLR8R is giving away a free track by L.A. beatmaker Ras G from the upcoming compilation Echo Expansion. And a couple of days back Fresh Selects posted a new one by SA-RA’s Shafiq Husayn featuring Fatima.
Okay, I’m leaving you alone already!
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.