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RANCIDO FEAT. I/FAN “FLY AWAY” RELEASE PARTY ON THE 7TH OF FEBRUARY 2011 by Noggy
February 3, 2011, 11:52 am
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In love with everything that sounds remotely soulful, afro and deephouse like?! Than you simply cannot miss out on Rancido and I/Fan’s  “Fly Away” releaseparty!!

A preview and more info on “Fly Away” can be viewed here. Apart from this killertrack …Rancido will provide you with his signature dj set of deep soulful house music. His remixes are appreciated by fans from South Africa to the US and just to give you a taste of what can be expected and why you’d want to be at the Supperclub on Monday you can stream the free downloadable Deepjourney on TheFloorMix, Rancido did a few months ago….

Rancido DeepJourney OnTheFloorMix by RancidoDeepJourney

Finished streaming?! Well than of course you want to know where the party is at and how to get there … don’t worry all the info you need is available here.

Supperclub
Party on Monday
 

Jonge Roelensteeg 21
1012 PL Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 3446400



THEO PARRISH RBMA LECTURE 2008 (VIDEO STREAM) by Noggy
January 23, 2011, 12:04 pm
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Only five days to go and he will fly in from Detroit and Rip of the Roof and Break down tha House with his soulful electronics.

So I guess the time has come to get y’all warmed up. Usually we do this by throwing a lot of mixes your way to get you hyped up and the truth is we will do that again as soon as Noggy finds one that has not been featured on tha blog already. Of course for those of you in need of some musical incentive Eclectro.nl has a beautiful post (in Dutch) on this upcoming event with a sweet download waiting for you to come and get it. Interested? …just click here.

But since this genius has a great number of fans which include a lot of DJ’s and people otherwise attached to music on a level that is above the common headnodder status … I thought it might be interesting to offer the RMBA video stream of his 2008 lecture. In this lecture Mr. Parrish breaks down how he got to where he is today and gives us “common people” a piece of his genius mind … that and a lot of Detroit House history.

A worth of warning … it’s a 2 hour stream so make sure you are really comfortable before you press play..

Vodpod videos no longer available.

source: Red Bull Music Academy



THE PLACE TO BE THIS FRIDAY!! by Noggy
January 13, 2011, 8:37 am
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Strange Fruit, Toko en MC
Presents:
   A Philly Soul Special
  
 
Jaguar Wright – Lady Alma & Spec Boogie!
21.00 uur | 16,00 euro
Kaarten via: ticketscript, mc online en aan de kassa
 
 
Jaguar Wright
Lady Alma
Spec Boogie
MC Theater
Strange Fruit
 
Rechtstreeks vanuit Philly komen Jaguar Wright en Lady Alma naar het MC Theater in Amsterdam. Jaguar Wright begon haar carriere als rapper in de groep Philly Blunts. Al snel bleek echter dat haar vocale talenten nog groter waren dan haar kwaliteiten als rapper. Dit werd ook opgemerkt door de leden van hiphop supergroep the Roots die haar in 1999 meenamen op hun US tour. In 2002 kwam het eerste succesvolle album Denials, Delusions and Decisions uit, dat in 2005 werd opgevolgd door Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul. Haar derde album schijnt er op korte termijn aan te komen.
 

Lady Alma is een veteraan uit de Philly scene. Ze kwam voor het eerst onder de aandacht van het grote publiek via het Album When the Funk Hits the Fan dat King Britt in 1998 uitbracht. Een nog grotere hit werd Hold It Down waarvoor ze met 4 Hero de studio in ging. Vele samenwerkingen met artiesten zoals Marc De Clive Lowe, Dj Spinna, Dj Mitsu en onze eigen Kid Sublime volgden.

 
 
Wij zijn er trots op deze twee souldiva s op 14 januari in het MC Theater te verwelkomen.
 
Klinkt als: Angie Stone, Leela James & India Arie
DJ support is er in de vorm van Lucky Dubz en Thelonious.
 
Afterparty in Toko MC met DJ’s:
Full Crate, Thelonious & LuckyDubz.
Afterparty zonder ticket €5,- aan de deur.

14 januari 2011  – MC Theater, Amsterdam



KINGS GO FORTH !!! by Noggy
January 13, 2011, 1:58 am
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Yep Noggy dropping in to let y’all know that Kings Go Forth was a genuine party. This must have been the coolest diverse crowd ever but despite the many diferences everybody had one thing in common … their love for the brothers from Milwaukee.

To get a taste of what it was like visuals are available on my youtube channel when you click here



OMAR WAS HERE!!!!! by Noggy
December 21, 2010, 1:46 pm
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Yes people he was here and as expected Noggy enjoyed every minute. Since I’m very good with words but when it comes to reviews I’ve decided to be about the action … I took my cam with me and I think y’ all are going to enjoy the result. The entire concert can be watched on youtube ->http://www.youtube.com/user/Noggy73.

As you will be able to see on youtube there were many highlights but the one that got my blood racing is the fact that Omar announced that new music is on it’s way and gave us a taste by performing “Ordinary Day” which you can stream below.

If you missed out and are sick of finding out how cool it was from all the youtube footage make sure that your there next time. Next up is Kings Go Forth which promises to be a very funkalicious experience laced with lots of soul!!



GET READY FOR ….OMAR!!!! by Noggy
December 17, 2010, 3:51 pm
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Yessssssssss … it’s almost that time. You know … that time when tha Godfather of  British Neo Soul is going to grace the people of Rotterdam with his presence.

Everybody who knows who I’m talking about will of course totally agree with the aforementioned. Therefore the following is basically adressed to everbody who is not in tha know…yet. Usually we do tha mixtape and the music stream kinda thing. In this case however I thought a different approach was necessary to make sure that everybody present at Rotown tomorrow will grasp what is they are exactly a witness of. For the unenlightened … a quick run through Omar’s achievements is about to follow and for the enlightened it will just be a trip down memory lane. So buckle up and here we go…

London born Omar Lye-Fook , also known as Omar, is an internationally acclaimed British soul singer, songwriter and musician. Since he grew up in a musical household (his two brothers and a sister are also musicians) it’s no suprise that he choose to become who he is today.

His first hit at the age of 22, There’s nothing like this, hit the streets in 1990 and after that …Neo Soul was officially born!! The album also named “There is Nothing Like This” was released on his fathers label, Kongo Records and entered the UK album charts unaided by promotion or advertising. Pretty impressive achievement in an age lacking twitter, facebook or for that matter even internet.

His second album ‘Music’ was released by major record label Talkin’ Loud but despite all the wonderful and very progressive soultracks  at that time … it proved to be less sucessful than “There is Nothing Like This”. Less sucessful when we’re talking about record sales that is … because the second album did manage to grab the attention of a lot of  R&B giants and among them none other than Stevie Wonder. Stevie got in touch and as a result Omar went over to L.A. for six weeks to write with him.


By than Omar had his choice of top class collabs and of course he choose wisely. Motown’s songwriter Lamont Dozier, keyboard wizard David Frank (From the American Synth-Funk Duo The System (band) & a player on Chaka Khan’s ‘I feel for you’), former Heatwave bass player Derrick Bramble, Marvin Gaye’s arranger Leon Ware all collaborated with Omar. Most of it around the time the album For Pleasure was released via RCA in 1994. My personal favourite of that album still is and always will be … “Keep Steppin

Still reading all of this?! … Than  you’ll realize the magnitude of what is about to go down on the 18th of December in Rotown. But your not there yet because we still have atleast 3 albums to go. In ’97 This is not a love song” was released featuring Lullaby” a duet with Syreeta (former wife of Stevie Wonder) and a magnificent cover of “Golden Brown” by the Stranglers.

After all the previous releases it was apparant that Omar couldn’t be slowed down nor boxed and in 2000 he dropped Best by Far” via Naive (yep another record company) featuring Erykah Badu on the track “Be Thankful” and none other than Angie Stone in the music video for the same track.

“Sing (If You Want It)” is the sixth album by Omar, released in 2006 on Omar’s own Ether label. Sing (If You Want It) was produced by Omar and his brother, Scratch Professer, and features guest appearances from long-time Omar fans Stevie Wonder and Angie Stone, as well as rapper Common and British artists Estelle and Rodney P.

Okay you probably thought you knew but of course you had no idea and if you think this was the full 411 … guess again. This is just his albums and all the info necessary to persuade you to buy a ticket to see this show. To make sure you didn’t miss any of the highlights Imma leave you with his latest Maddslinky collab on the track “Special” and I guess by now you already have your ticket so I’ll just see you there ….



THA PLACE TO BE … FATIMA & FUNKINEVEN!!!! by Noggy
December 10, 2010, 10:23 am
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Hell yeah … weekend is here and I know where you’re supposed to be …

On the 11th of December 2010 we’ve invited EGLO RECORDS FATIMA & FUNKINEVEN over to provide us with some of their UK funkaliciousness. Usually a lot of words are thrown around to express what could be expected and why you shouldn’t miss out but since this isn’t the first time we’ve had them over … we can drop some visuals to make you feel their vibe!!

Of course Strange Fruit residents THELONIOUS and LUCKYDUBZ are going to be there to get the crowd into the proper mood by dropping a mix of Erykah Badu, Dilla Theo Parrish, Atjazz, Multe Astake, Doneao, 4 Hero & many more … 

So let s Dance, Boogie, Pop and Lock

Strange Fruit
presents Dj Thelonious B Day Bash
djs Funkineven, Thelonious & Lucky Dubz..feat the lovely miss Fatima
Staurday 11 december
Pakhuis 15, Van Vollenhovenstraat Rotterdam
23:00 – 5:00

7 euro voor 0:30
10 euro na 0:30

Below you’ll find a fabulous mix by Lefto with some of Fatima & Funkineven’s greatest … Enjoy!!

 

DOWNLOAD: A CUT ABOVE MIX by LEFTO

 

 



PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND …THE GARDENS PRESENTS JESSE BOYKINS III by Noggy
December 8, 2010, 9:57 pm
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The intention was to allert Strangefruitmusicblog  readers on this awesome Jesse Boykins III & Drum Machine collab “B4 The Night is Thru“. But than I found out that he was going to be in the Netherlands on the 12th of December and since I live there … that of course became the actual news.

To keep y’all informed I’m gonna  drop it all while it’s hot. Below you can stream Jesse Boykins lastest endeavour “B4 The Night is Thru” this gem is available on iTunes as of yesterday so click here if you know you want it.

Jesse Boykins – B4 The Night is Thru

 

Now for the real deal …If you think the abovementioned sounds really hot and it’s something you’d like to expose your ears to …then I’ll suggest you stream the video below and see why you should try and get to Toko MC on Sunday 12th of December because  in that case all of the above goes a litlle something like this ….

For more info on this gig click here but the best thing is to be at Toko Mc!!



THA PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND …ANALOG!!! by Noggy
December 1, 2010, 11:05 pm
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It doesn’t matter how much we innovate … there are just some things we have to appreciate.

Although we’ve come a long way with the CD’s, the MP3’s and tons of other digital formats. Nothing captures the warmth and the depth required to make you feel every drum beat or trumpet tone as accurate as the sound of an analog recording does. To make sure music loverz get their regular fix of the undistorted and unconverted high quality sound with the authentic feel only vinyl can provide you with  … there is ANALOG!!

So make sure your at Beatburger on Saturday the 4th of December 2010 to experience how music should sound !!

On the decks:

Full Crate
Civil
LuckyDubz,
Miss Dilicious,
MOOVMNT

 

ANALOG

Saturday 4 December 2010

Beatburger, Roodkapje

 Meent 125 Rotterdam

€ 2,50



THA PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND … ZED BIAS!! by Noggy
November 18, 2010, 10:21 pm
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Strange Fruit

Presents 

ZED BIAS aka MADDSLINKY  

Featuring

Djs Thelonious and Lucky Dubz

 

Zaterdag 20 November 2010 (23:00 – 5:00)

Westelijk Handelsterrein, Rotterdam

Van Vollenhovenstraat 15

Zaterdag 20 November is het weer zover. De Strange Fruit crew brengt je wederom je maandelijkse portie Boogie, Soul, Hiphop, Uk Funky, Afro en House. Voor deze editie hebben wij Uk Funky en 2-step koning ZED BIAS aka MADDSLINKY over laten komen uit London. Al vanaf midden jaren negentig staat Zed Bias aan de top van de Soulfull Bassmusic. Met Neighbourhood scoorde hij een van de grootste 2-step hits van die tijd. Zijn onlangs uitgebrachte CD bewijst dat hij nog steeds volop actueel is.

Een warme mix van Uk Funky, 2-step en broken beats is wat je kan verwachten deze zaterdag. Muziek die ervoor zorgt dat de Bass en Soul tot in het diepste van je buik voelbaar is. Niets dan Liefde dus 

Dit wordt zonder twijfel dansen, zweten en genieten tot in de laatste uurtjes!

Natuurlijk zullen net als in voorgaande edities the bad bwoys van Strange Fruit, Thelonious en Lucky Dubz jullie alvast in de juiste sfeer brengen met hun dansbare en explosieve sound, een mix van onder andere Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, Zed Bias, Theo Parrish, Dam Funk & Roy Ayers.

Strange Fruit

Presents Zed Bias/ MaddSlinky Zaterdag 20 november

Westelijk Handelterrein,

Van Volenhovenstraat 15, Rotterdam

Damage voor 0.30 € 7,00 & na 0.30 € 10.00

Meer info: https://strangefruitmusic.wordpress.com/

http://www.myspace.com/zedbias

RELATED POST:

ZED BIAS – BIASONIC MIXTAPE’ VOL 2 (FREE DOWNLOAD)

MADDSLINKY FEAT. OMAR – SPECIAL (MUSIC VIDEO)

ZED BIAS: BIASONIC MIXTAPE PART 1 (FREE DOWNLOAD)

 

 



THA PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND … MONICA LEWINSKY by Noggy
November 12, 2010, 1:25 pm
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MDUNGU & RUNDFUNK @ EXIT ON THE 6TH OF NOVEMBER (CONTEST) by Noggy
November 3, 2010, 9:33 pm
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Mdungu is a nine piece band based in Amsterdam. The musicians from Holland, Luxembourg, Spain and Gambia bring their music with skill, flair and energy that is irresistable to any audience. African music by Mdungu is a strong musical experience: it funks, it grooves, it moves your feet and feeds your soul. The percussion is dazzling, the melodies enchanting and the vocals captivating, creating a chemical reaction that makes people start dancing and romancing. The moment Mdungu kicks off and the music takes over there is no future, no past. No borders, no passport. The groove is king, and that’s the way it should be.
 
If the abovementioned sounds like something you’d like to experience Exit in Rotterdam is tha place to be on the 6th of November 2010. Apart from Mdungu’s energetic performance you can expect the Rundfunk DJ’s to keep you moving to everything remotely Afrobeat!!
 
Of course this is an oppertunity you shouldn’t miss and therefore we decided to give the Mdungu connaiseur a chance to experience the Mdungu performance for free.

 What do you have to do?

 Just tell us the name of Mdungu’s debut album and if your fast enough you get in. If you know the answer mail it to bsmusic@gmail.com do not forget to put Mdungu contest in the tittle of your e-mail. You have until Friday 5th and the lucky winners will receive word by e-mail. We can only grant three lucky winners free entrance so hurry up to make sure you are one of them!! 

 Mdungu live + Rundfunk
Date: Saturday 6th of November
locatie: Exit, Mauritsstraat 173, Rotterdam
Time: 21:00
Damage: € 10,-


TYPHOON & NEW COOL COLLECTIVE CLUBTOUR 2010 !!! by Noggy
October 31, 2010, 11:19 pm
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If you didn’t catch their performance at Noorderslag, North Sea Jazz or Lowlands this is most definitely a party you can’t afford to miss.

It should come as no surprise that when you fuse one of Netherlands best Hip Hop performers with one of Netherlands best Jazz acts it will result in an energetic musical fest only artists that are in it for the love of music can provide you with. Typhoons sharp and witty lyrics accompanied by the very high quality musicianship of the New Cool Collective will fascinate you from begining to end and of course you’ll be shaking some booty as well. I can honestly say that even though The Chocolade EP is a very pleasant musical  journey, nothing compares to the live experience.

I happened to be at the North Sea Jazz gig and the only thing left to say is …prepare to be blown away. They have a few gigs lined  up in November and Noggy’s advice on this one is … be there!!

04-11 Tivoli, Utrecht
06-11 Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen
25-11 Off_Corso, Rotterdam
26-11 Luxor Live, Arnhem
27-11 Melkweg, Amsterdam
28-11 Hedon, Zwolle



THE PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND … REVOLUTION IN B MINOR !!! by Noggy
October 27, 2010, 3:30 pm
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Isn’t it beautiful to know that  in our hi-tech world where everything has the tendency to change at warp speed, there are still things left that are valuable enough to preserve?! Cause in the essence that is what REVOLUTION IN B MINOR is all about.

REVOLUTION IN B MINOR is a singer/songwriter event that is hosted by Crimejazz, Numoonfest, Strange Fruit, World Port Jazz and Singasong. The concept behind this event is to invite the best national and international musicians over to Rotterdam to perform their material stripped of any kind of frill in a very intimate setting. In other words… back to basics and back to a place where only the lyrics and the melody are essential.

The next edition will be on the 29th of October 2010 with a line up of very talented performers.

So my advice to those of you in need of something uncomplicated, easy-going and soul touching …is to be at Concertgebouw De Doelen on the 29th of October. The mini festival starts at 20.00 and prices start at € 16,00 up to € 25,00. For more info click here (in Dutch) to go to the website or here (in Dutch) to go to the Revolution in B minor facebook-page.



BIG UP FOR AFRICA HITECH SOUNDSYSTEM!!! by Noggy
October 25, 2010, 10:12 pm
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Yep … you know what time it is… time to provide y’all with visuals from the last Strange Fruit party. For those of you who were smart enough to join the party THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

For those of you who missed out … feast your eyes on where you should’ve been on the 23th of October 2010 and aftwards click here to see whats next on our event list.



THE PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND …STRANGE FRUIT PRESENTS AFRICA HITECH SOUNDSYSTEM by Noggy
October 21, 2010, 2:48 pm
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http://warp.net
http://www.myspace.com/africahitech
http://www.myspace.com/officialmarkpritchard
http://www.myspace.com/stevespacek

  

Strange Fruit Presents Africa Hitech Soundsystem Zaterdag 23 oktober

 Westelijk Handelsterrein,

Van Vollenhovenstraat 15, 3016 BE Rotterdam

Damage:  Voor 0.30 uur € 7.00 & Na 0.30 uur € 10.00
Vanwege beperkte ruimte adviseren wij je kaarten tijdig te reserveren. Om te reserveren klik hier.

 

 



STRANGE FRUIT PRESENT ANDREYA TRIANA ON THE 18TH OF OCTOBER 2010 by Noggy
October 17, 2010, 12:14 pm
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This young lady has been featured on this blog so many times that it is not possible to write anything about her you haven’t read before. But for those of you who missed a few post we made a selection. Of course the alterior motive is to let you know what you are going to miss out on if you are not at Rotown tommorow…

INTRODUCING ANDREYA TRIANA

THE DREAM SUITE A TRIBUTE TO ANDREYA TRIANA (FREE DOWNLOAD)

ANDREYA TRIANA – A TOWN CALLED OBSOLETE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

BONOBO – EYES DOWN FT ANDREYA TRIANA

 SB.TV A64 – ANDREYA TRIANA (ACOUSTIC LIVE PERFORMANCE)

ANDREYA TRIANA – LOST WERE I BELONG (MUSIC VIDEO)



SADE ADU PERFORMING IN THE NETHERLANDS ON 23TH OF MAY 2011 by Noggy
October 15, 2010, 6:36 pm
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Strangefruitmusicblog is happy to announce that Sade Adu will embark on her first European tour in 17 years and will be performing in the Netherlands for the first time in 18 years on the 23th of May 2011. She will perform at Ahoy in Rotterdam and tickets are available as of tomorrow. Click here for further details (in Dutch). If you live in the UK or North America you don’t have to be jealous cause concertdates for a gig near you can be found here.



FLOATING POINTS KILLED IT!! by Noggy
September 19, 2010, 8:30 pm
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Strange Fruit thanks everybody for their support on Friday 17th!!

If you are not one of those people present … no biggie … below you can stream and see were the party was at on Friday and of course you are going to want to be there next time.



THA PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND…STRANGE FRUIT LOCAL AT TOKO 94 by Noggy
August 28, 2010, 11:40 am
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Vanaf juli 2009 organiseert Strange Fruit een gratis “mini editie” in de Unie te Rotterdam. Helaas is de Unie onlangs gesloten. Maar niet getreurd de 28e Augustus zijn we weer terug met onze mini Strange Fruit. We doen dit op een plek waar Strange Fruit al eerder geschiedenis heeft geschreven Namelijk Toko94.

Verwacht komende zaterdag wederom een avond met de mooiste Jazz, de heetste Hiphop, de zwoelste Soul en de lekkerste Toko cocktails. Voor Strange Fruit eindigt de zomer van 2010 nog lang niet.

Voor deze editie hebben wij natuurlijk jou uitgenodigd maar hiernaast zullen Mr Nice Guy en Falinda Mixtures laten zien hoe de nieuwe generatie het doet op het gebied van hiphop, soul, funk, dubstep, uk funky en more.

Natuurlijk zullen onze Strange Fruit residents THELONIOUS en LUCKY DUBZ jullie wederom verassen!

Still not convinced …let’s take a trip down memory lane check out our Strange Fruit local with Fatima and Funkineven…

Dus tot vanavond bij…

Strange Fruit
presents FALINDA MIXTURES
MR NICE GUY, LUCKY DUBZ, THELONIOUS
Zaterdag 28 Augustus
Toko94, Witte de With, Rotterdam
21:00 – 2:00

gratis!