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Space Invadas by strangefruitmusic
April 11, 2010, 3:16 pm
Filed under: funk, music, music video, soul | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The 2nd video from the Space Invadas project which consists out of Steve Spacek and Australian producer Katalyst. Expect some sci-fi soul mixed with rare grooves, hiphop and jazz. Be on the look out for more Steve Spacek & Katalyst projects for the future.

Sharon Jones & The Dap- Kings – I Learned The Hard Way by strangefruitmusic
April 4, 2010, 7:09 pm
Filed under: music, Old Soul, soul | Tags: , ,

On April 6th 2010 the new album of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be hitting the Shops. I am definately looking forward to this one and must admit that I regret it that i was to late to buy a ticket for their sold out Amsterdam Show at Paradiso. For those who have a ticket: Enjoy!

It has been a long way coming for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings since their first album Dap Dippin in 2002. Since then she appeared on David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, finished 2 other albums (Naturally, and 100 Days, 100 Nights) and became the star she is now. This status is something this hard working lady deserves, after all good music finds it’s listeners. I remember buying some of their first 7 inches on the daptone labels many moons ago and was amazed when i heard this was n’t made in the 50s but it was new material. Since then I am hooked on her sound. 

 If you wanna hear a taster of what to expect for her new Album you can go to her website and download the song. Ooh, and 15% of the pre-order sales for the album go the Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Relief Fund!!!

Floating Points – My Plastic People mix by strangefruitmusic
April 2, 2010, 11:41 am
Filed under: Electronic, mix, music | Tags: , , , , , ,

This is more like it Sam Sheperd aka Floating Points provides the world with a great mix. And shows his taste in music. Altough lots of people think Floating Points is post-dubstep or house. We know he’s so much more. Whether assembling tracks on his own, running the leftfield Eglo imprint with partner Alexander Nut, or leading the grandiose Floating Points Ensemble with a bevvy of live musicians, Shepherd clearly isn’t just another UK bass music producer. As this My Plastic People mix—made in tribute to the endangered Northeast London nightspot—proves, his tastes extend well beyond electronic music—much of the podcast focuses on jazz and funk gems from the 1970s, with only a few newer cuts making an appearance. You can check Floating Points in september on Strange Fruit at Watt. But before enjoy this great mix. Click


01 Flora Purim “Encounters” (Milestone)

02 Deniece Williams “Slip Away” (Columbia)
03 Esther Philips “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” (KUDU)
04 Windy City “(So You Think) Somethin’s Missin'” (Chi Sound)
05 James Brown “Mind Power” (Polydor)
06 Gil Scott-Heron “Lady Day and John Coltrane” (Flying Dutchman)
07 Brian Auger & Oblivion Express “Whenever You’re Ready” (RCA)
08 Willie Bobo “Sixty-Two Fifty” (Columbia)
09 Chick Corea & Return to Forever “Captain Marvel” (Polydor)
10 Kuniyuki “Precious Hall (Dub)” (Natural Resource)
11 Larry Heard “Missing You” (Track Mode)
12 Herbert “Suddenly” (Studio !K7)
13 Darkstar “Aidy’s Girl Is a Computer (Kyle Hall Oats B So Deep Remix)” (Hyperdub)
14 Floating Points “Shark Chase” (Eglo)
15 Pharoah Sanders “Greeting To Saud (Brother McCoy Tyner)” (Impulse)

And dont forget to support Plastic People to stay open. Click on the link for more info!