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March 31, 2012, 10:48 am
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Britse Benji B vereert Canvas wederom met bezoek

Funky soul electronica met hiphop tintje bij Strange Fruit


Benji B, één van meest invloedrijke underground DJ’s van de laatste jaren, vereert deze maand Canvas wederom met een bezoek. Degenen die bij de uitverkochte editie waren vorig jaar, weten hoe deze Brit kan rocken. Benji, die al jaren zijn eigen radioshow ‘Deviation’ op de BBC heeft, heeft er eigenhandig voor gezorgd dat artiesten als Flying Lotus, Floating Points, Thundercat, Dorian Concept en The Gaslamp Killer bekend werden bij een groter publiek. De organisatie van Strange Fruit is dan ook beretrots dat zij Benji B weer naar Nederland hebben kunnen halen voor de nieuwe editie op zaterdag 7 april a.s. in Amsterdam.

Met Benji’s verrassende mix van hiphop, latin, broken beats, nu soul, dubstep, boogie, afro-beat en een vleugje soulful house kan het niet anders dat er zich een lachende, dansende, dampende menigte aan mensen zal manifesteren in Canvas op de 7e. De Britse funkbox zal zonder twijfel de dansvloer tot het kookpunt laten komen met zijn meesterlijke mix van artiesten als J Dilla, Joy Orbinson, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu & Floating Points. De vaste Strange Fruit residents Thelonious en LuckyDubz brengen de crowd voorafgaand alvast in de juiste sfeer met hun dansbare en explosieve sounds.

De avond wordt georganiseerd door Strange Fruit, bekend om haar muzikaal kwalitatief hoogstaande avonden. Zo brachten zij eerder al artiesten als Dimlite, Flying Lotus en Theo Parrish naar Nederland. De rode draad bij de clubavonden en concerten is soulful funky music, een goede sfeer en een relaxte crowd.
De avond met Benji B zal zich ook kenmerken door deze aspecten. De vorige editie was al rond enen uitverkocht, dus koop je kaarten op tijd voor deze editie op tijd hier.


Canvas, Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam (22.00 – 03.00)

Schade: 12 Euro

Voorverkoop online: via Ticket Script (klik hier)

Voorverkoop: Free Record Shop, Van Leest


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March 31, 2012, 10:27 am
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If you are not familiar with Jai Paul … my bad, cause I failed to introduce you to this London based artist last year. In Jai Paul’s case the music is basically the only thing we have to go on. There seems to be an air of mystery surrounding this artist cause other than his singer songwriter and producer skills thereis not much I can tell you about him.

To fans he is best known for his 2010 release BSTU, the track that put him on the map (for me).

BSTU by Jai Paul

After the 2010 smasher I hadn’t heard much from Jai Paul. That is up until 13 hours ago … Out of nowhere he hit fans up with a stream for his latest “Jasmine“. Even though it has a slightly different electronic feel, I’d have to say the man created another banger..

Jasmine by Jai Paul

February 28, 2012, 10:56 pm
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On the 29th of February the time has come to get acquainted with UK’s Submotion Orchestra.

Submotion Orchestra is a  live 7-piece project from Leeds-based dubstep label Ranking Records, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound.  Needless to say that this is a performance you can’t miss.

WHAT: Submotion Orchestra

WHERE: Bird, Raampoortstraat 26, Rotterdam

DAMAGE: € 12,-


February 15, 2012, 8:34 pm
Filed under: Electronic, music, music video | Tags: ,

Jennifer Lee a.k.a Tokimonsta has finally released a video for the standout track from last years “Creature Dreams EP” … “Darkest Dim”. Both the L.A. beatsmith,Tokimonsta and Gavin Turek, the girl who does the dreamy vocals are featured in the video. With the help of director Doug Chang a  3.26 minute dream adventure is created.

The story is that Tokimonsta (The Dream Curator) carefully manages the playlist of Gavin Turek’s (The Sleeper) dreams throughout the night using her grippers. When Tokimonsta accidentally breaks a dream card in half using her hand, she discovers a newfound possibility of remixing broken pieces of dream cards together to deliver Gavin the most beautiful dream she ever had.

You can find each and every possible detail of the video on ….

February 15, 2012, 3:15 pm
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Even though 2012 is shaping up to be a wonderful year in music … I don’t mind looking back if it’s James Blake we are talking about. The British singer-songwriter, producer has come  a long way since he started his musical career by releasing a string of impressive mainly dubstep oriented EP’s from his bedroom. He actually started his musical career when he was in his final year at Goldsmiths, University of London where he studied popular music.

Well it’s almost 3 years since his first release … an EP by the name of  “Air and Lack Thereof” but I think it’s safe to say that after his selftitled debut album he has arrived. The album was, to say the least, slightly different from all his previous releases but was pretty well received nontheless.

I guess Mr. Blake wanted to show his ever growing amount of fans a little bit of gratitude when he provided them with the link for an unofficial FreeLP . The FreeLP can be downloaded from his Tumblr site and features live versions of I think every track on his album. kudos to Pinboardblog for providing us with the soundcloud stream.

Even though the whole release is worth while … track 14 “love what Happened Here”  is the one that really floats my boat.


January 27, 2012, 7:54 pm
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First of all I’d like to say …. all of you anywhere in the world who were smart enough to purchase their D’Angelo tickets in time …you lucky devils!!

I was watching the footage below yesterday and I am already jealous cause … D’Angelo is definitely BACK!!

Curious? … to see more of this electrifying performance head on over Okayplayer

January 17, 2012, 11:10 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, music, music video | Tags: ,

No … I have not been sleepin on this one. It just  took me a while to post it … something you will probably not understand when you press play. But hey … better late then never.

Taken from Elzhi’s Elmatic“Memory Lane”!!