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June 1, 2012, 2:26 pm
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Hmmm … it’s almost time to say goodbye Rotterdam, but as you may have heard … Strange Fruit most definitely plans to go out with a bang!! So for the last Rotterdam gig we invited UK based DJ Mosca and to ease you into it (cause this is not for the fainthearted) here’s his “5000 followers EP”. A bangin Freebie he released when he hit 5000 follower mark on twitter over 8 months ago and since his twitter follower count is up to 11.310 now …. That should tell you sumthin!!

I guess we’ll see yah tonight!!

When: Friday 1st of  June 2012

 Time: 23.00 uur

Where: BIRD, Raampoortstraat 29, Rotterdam

Damage  € 12,-

Info & Tickets  here

Download: 5000 followers EP


May 23, 2012, 11:16 pm
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For Rotterdam natives and people in the vicinity thereof, Bird is without a doubt tha place to be on the 27th of May. Simply cause Damon G. Riddick a.k.a. Dâm Funk is about to raise tha motherf*ckin roof!!

Known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk,” Dam-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-’80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.

It was never hard to feel tha flevah of Mr. Funk’s 80’s groove, but I was officially hooked when he hit us up with the visuals for “Mirrors”, taken from his album Toeachizown.

Needless to say that after that everything Dam Funk was a good reason for a blog post. By then most fans were aware of Dam Funk’s keyboard, production and mixing skills. But I think he definitely left us speechless when he decided to do his rendition of Human League’s “Things that dreams are made of” for Dr. Martens 50th anniversary … like it or not he sure as hell nailed the spirit of the 80’s with that one.

I can go on and on about past productions, but I think it’s better when you actually experience the genius of Damon G. Riddick. The best way to go about that would be to repost something that demonstrates  his production, keyboard as well as his vocal skills… and of all the freebies the most recent, the Innafocuseddaze EP, pretty much showcases all of his talents. The best part is that you can still download the all of tracks to hold you down till upcoming Sunday!!

Even though his first release dates back to 2008, the abovementioned does not even begin to cover his body of work (just type his name in our search box and you’ll see what I’m talking about).  Since this is shaping up to be an event that should not be missed … here are the details …

What: Strange Fruit Live presents Dam Funk

When: Sunday  27th May 2012

Where: Bird, Raamspoorstraat 26 -29, Rotterdam

Time: 21.30 – 23.00

Damage: € 16,00


Guess I’ll see you on Sunday!!

May 3, 2012, 6:46 pm
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Strange Fruit 7th Anniversary ft. Marcellus Pittman (Detroit USA) …

Rotterdam – Strange Fruit staat al jaren garant voor zeer dansbare avonden vol boogie, electronica, house, dubstep, UK Funky en vooruitstrevende soul en hiphop. Met andere woorden: de allerbeste soulvolle electronica, waarbij DJ’s en live-acts uitstekend blijken samen te gaan. Voor de verjaardag van Strange Fruit op 4 mei hebben DJ’s Thelonious en Lucky Dubz wederom een legende naar BIRD gehaald: Marcellus Pittman.

Marcellus Pittman is geboren en getogen in Detroit, waar hij zijn jonge jaren doorbracht luisterend naar de radio, naar de geluiden van The Wizzard en Electrifying Mojo. In de jaren negentig begon hij met draaien op schoolfeesten en bruiloften en niet lang daarna bracht hij Essential Selections, Vol. 1 uit bij Sound Signature, het label van Theo Parrish. Met hem, Rick Wilhite en Kenny ‘Moodymann’ Dixon vormde hij eind jaren negentig de 3 Chairs, een samenwerking die Detroit House verder heeft helpen ontwikkelen.

Pittmans geluid is inmiddels overal bekend: in Detroit, maar ook in Canada, Engeland, Duitsland, Japan en Parijs. Momenteel is hij bezig met zijn eigen projecten op zijn label Unirhythm. En vanavond is hij in BIRD om het zevenjarig bestaan van Strange Fruit te vieren met veel dansbare disco, soul, funk en natuurlijk Detroit house.

Wanneer: vrijdag 4 mei 2012 Aanvang: 23.00 uur
Waar: BIRD, Raampoortstraat 29, Rotterdam
Toegang: € 12,- (tickets)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Tracklist: Scott Grooves – ?
Larry Heard – Washing Machine
KC Flight- Planet E(loop)
Marcellus Pittman – Loneliness Leave Me Alone
An-2 – Lazy Sun
Louie Vega ft. Arnold Jarvis – Life Goes On
Daniel Wang – Like Some Dream I Can’t Stop Dreaming
Chez & Trent – KMS054
Marcellus Pittman – Razz 09
ESG – Moody
John Consemulder ft. Lex Express (Piranhahead remix)
Marshall Jefferson- Step By Step (Ron Trent remix)
Lil Louis – ?
Theo Parrish – Space Station

April 20, 2012, 8:17 am
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This can actually be a really short post, cause frequent Strangefruitmusic  visitors already know that whatever Mar”s name is attached to …. is going to be a snooth musical experience.

I’ve been keeping an eye on his “Seeing her Naked” release ever since the track  “Our Attempt” was poppin up all over the net. But since it made me anxious and impatient, I decided that no Strangefruitmusic  reader should experience the agony of waiting for this musical gem. Instead of enticing you with just one track, Noggy decided to let Mar overwhelm you with the full release of “Seeing her naked” (believe me will be thankful after streaming).

Since Okayplayer already compared him to Miguel, Frank Ocean and Abel Tesfaye (the Weeknd) there is not much left to say except for enjoy the ride.

source: Okayplayer

April 16, 2012, 10:14 pm
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Yep Noggy here … hitting you up with Moodymann’s latest. These tracks are meant to hypnotize and not analyze, so I’m going to keep this short. It’s an 8 track detroit house exclusive banger,  provided by Scion AV!! You can get it for free here.

April 6, 2012, 11:27 pm
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We knew something was up as soon as we heard the first “analogue monsta mix” way back in 2011. Since I hold both Tokimonsta and Suzi Analogue in high esteem … I am not surprised their first collaborative effort turned out so well.  Suzi’s NNXTAPE is still on very heavy rotation and Tokimonsta’s “Darkest Dim” still has this surreal feel to it, that makes you want to listen to it over and over again. Needless to say I am anxious to hear a lot more from  Anologue Monsta, a merge of two ladies with their own distinctive take on electronic music.

I have to say that the blend of undividual styles is more accessible  than the electronic composition Suzi Analogue and Tokimonsta come up with when they produce solo.  But maybe that is because I only have this track to go on. The thing is that you’ll find that in this case accessability does not mean it ain’t totally fresh …

March 31, 2012, 11:54 am
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Almost forgot to remind ya’ll to cop the latest Georgia Anne Muldrow  “Seeds”. Produced by Madlib there was 99.9 percent change this release would turn out to be a musical master piece. The blend of the slightly diverse aproach to music of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Madlib turned out to be a stroke of genius. The result is absolutely worthy of a spin.