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THA PLACE TO BE ON FRIDAY-> STRANGE FRUIT PRESENTS DEGO!! by Noggy
September 8, 2011, 7:48 pm
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Who: DEGO

When: 9 September 2011

Where: Bird, Raamspoorstraat 26 -29, Rotterdam

Time: 23.00 – 5.00

Damage: € 10,00

Tickets

Strangefruit holds it down! Na een korte vakantie komt de StrangeFruit clubavond hard terug. Heel hard zelfs!  Met achtereenvolgens Dego, Africa Hitech, Lefto, Motor CityDrum Ensemble, Benji B (Space in Between Festival) en Theo Parrish laten wijzien waar er anno 2011 op gedanst wordt. Disco,Boogie, Uk Funky, Soulfull House, Afro en Hiphop dus.

Als eerste gaat er op vrijdag 9 september een lang gekoesterde wens in vervulling. Dan hebben we namelijk niemand meer of minder dan Dego te gast in BIRD. Deze man is bij velen beter bekend als de helft van het duo 4 Hero en heeft al meer dan 20 jaar de dansvloeren onveilig gemaakt. Een held!!! Uiteraard zullen Lucky Dubz en Thelonious er voor zorgen dat jullie al niet meer stil kunnen staan voor dat onze gast zijn eerste plaat  op de platenspelers heeft gelegd.

Dego is een award winnende producer, een alom erkend kunstenaar en zoalseerder vermeld de helft van het internationaal geprezen duo 4hero. Dego is alom erkent als de pionier van bass drum ‘n’ en de profeet van de nu-soul/jazzbeweging. Hij heeft samengewerkt met Jill Scott, Madlib, Goldie, Georgia AnneMuldrow, J * Davey, Ursula Rucker, Digable Planets en jazz legendes Roy Ayers en Larry Mizell. Iedereen die de afgelopen jaren naar soulfulle en vooruitstrevende dans muziek heft geluisterd heeft vermoedelijk wel iets van de man binnen zijn muziek collectie.

Van de laatste Strange Fruit editie herinneren wij ons dat wij mensen op de dansvloer bewegingen hebben zien maken waarvan we nietwisten dat deze bestonden. Voor de 9 september editie dagen wij jullie uit om daarin nog een stap verder te gaan. Amaze us!

Om alvast een beetje in de stemming te komen kun je hier beneden een groot deel van de DEGO’s producties streamen en voor een download moet je even hier klikken.

DOWNLOAD

1.Dego “Da Fuzz” (feat. Matt Lord)
2.4hero “Hold It Down” (feat. Lady Alma)
3.Silhouette Brown “They Can’t Tell Us”
4.DKD “Future Rage”
5.Dego “DNP” exclusive
6.Dego “Love & Hate You” (feat. Obenewa)
7.Dego “Sparkling Minds (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
8.4hero “Something In The Way” (feat. Bembe Segue & Kaidi Tatham)
9.Silhouette Brown “Strawberries In Vinegar”
10.2000Black “Lose It” (feat. Face)
11.DKD “Natty Head”
12.Dego “They Never Know” (feat. Sarina Leah)
13.Dego “We Are Virgo” (feat. Kaidi Tatham)
14.Tek 9 “Interlude”
15.Dego “Whatever” (feat. The Luv Bugz)
16.Capitol A “Doing It Up”
17.Dego “Valentines” exclusive
18.Dego “Pushing You To Begin” (feat. Ferraz)
19.2000Black “So Right” (feat. Ferraz)
20.MM Black “2000 Black” (feat. Roy Ayers)
21.4hero “Universal Love” (feat. Carol Cosby)
22.Tek 9 “You Got To Slow Down”
23.Jacob’s Optical Stairway “Jacob’s Optical Illusion”
24.Da One Away “Trash Da Junk”
25.2000Black “If You Got 3 Wishes”
26.2000Black “Forgot The Steel Pans”
27.Focus “Having Your Fun” (4hero Remix)
28.2000Black “Got Me Puzzled” (feat. Face, Dego & Kaidi)
29.Dego “Right From Wrong” (feat. Tosin Tao)
30.Dego “Road Lessons” exclusive



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!!



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.



ANDREYA TRIANA WAS HERE…. by Noggy
October 21, 2010, 9:00 pm
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The lovely Miss Triana was here and it was the most extraordinary experience. Not only does she have the voice of an angel but her mere presence commanded everybody in Rotown to be silent. I am forever thankful for the silence during her performance because I have a lot of beautiful ballads to share. Most of Andreya Triana’s performance can be watched on my youtube channel when you click 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 PROOVE THAT DORIAN KNOWS HOW TO GROOVE!! by Noggy
August 15, 2010, 12:33 pm
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Big up for Oliver Thomas Johnson cause he most definitely fired up Westelijk Handelsterrein last night.

It was impossible to not feel this off tha hook electronic performance and of course for those of you who were not there like you should have been … we try to shoot awesome performance videos just to make you jealous!!

Okay…just kidding… about the reason for shooting the videos that is …cause Dorian Concept absolutely delivered…Enjoy!!



FUTURE NEST PODCAST – STRANGE FRUIT SPECIAL by Noggy
August 12, 2010, 10:58 pm
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Ever wondered about the typical Strange Fruit collective sound?! Well are fellow bloggers at www.Crazybirds.org wanted to know and offered Strange Fruit a spot in their future nest podcast series.  The future nest is a weekly podcast consisting of all new, sometimes soon to be released tracks by the up and coming artists of today. Fresh tunes for an avant garde audience, curated by the Crazybirds staff.

We hereby thank Crazybirds.org for the shine and of course after you have listened to the podcast you are able to download it when you click here. Just to make sure there are no misunderstandings…Noggy (that would be me) just uploaded this sweet mix to make sure everybody gets a taste of the Strange Fruit sound…words are my specialty. The music that is where Guido van Dieren and Lucky Dubz come in. This particular mix was compiled by Guido van Dieren.

Just in case this mix appeals to you so much that you would like to nod your head or shake or bum click here for events list and join us!!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

GET READY FOR DORIAN CONCEPT!! by Noggy
August 11, 2010, 10:14 pm
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If your an avid Strangefruitmusicblog reader this is not really news … but it’s more like a reminder to be at Westelijk Handelsterrein in Rotterdam on the 14th of August. Cause Oliver Thomas Johnson a.k.a Dorian Concept has finally earned his Masters in Sounddesign at the University of Salzburg and therefore has no excuse to stay away.

If you don’t have a clue who I’m talking about …you might get the impression that he is just starting out and nothing is further from the truth. Although his discography list dates all the way back to 2004 and is filled with EP’s, remixes and 12′ for several record labels. I think his most note worthy release must be the album When Planets Explode  released via Kindred Spirits. After being heavily plugged by the likes of Benji B and Gilles Peterson everyone wanted a piece of this young Austrian and so does Strange Fruit. But we are not selfish and most definitely are looking forward to sharing the Dorian Concept experience with you!!

To warm you up for Saturday we are providing you with a hot Dorian Concept download.

The Dorian concept remixes were once uploaded by Kindred Spirit but were no longer available on the net. Luckily for us Kindred Spirit granted Findmag.com’s wishes and allowed them to re-upload the remixes for our downloading pleasure…Enjoy!!

DOWNLOAD: DORIAN CONCEPT – THE REMIXES



THA PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND!! by Noggy
July 7, 2010, 11:37 pm
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Friday 9 July: Colonel Red (live), Cut Nice, Thelonious

Saturday 10 July: City Safari Blue (live), Miss Delicious

Sunday 11 July: Lucky Dubz, Thelonious           

 Zaal De Unie, Mauritsweg, Rotterdam
21:00 – 1:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Entrance: FREE



PEANUT BUTTER WOLF – CHROME MIX (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
May 12, 2010, 2:10 pm
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 The 14th of May is a big day….simply because it’s Strange Fruits’  five year anniversary and of course we are going to do what we do best…invite you over to club Watt to party with us!!

We already hooked you up with valuable info in one of our previous post…(for those of you who missed that one click here) and now the introductions are out of our way..time for another goody!!

The Chrome mix by Peanut Butter Wolf…will surely get you hyped up to party with us on Friday 14th!!

A few years back Stones Throw hooked up with Adult Swim for Chrome Children, a DVD+CD release containing a live show headlined by Madvillain (on the DVD), and a collection of new and then-unreleased tracks by all our artists (on the CD). A few of these tracks, Peanut Butter Wolf put together in his “Chrome Mix” which was released as a free CD giveaway. These CDs are long gone by now, so here’s a download.

 

Track List:
Quasimoto – Greenery
from The Further Adventures of Lord Quas
Guilty Simpson – Clap Your Hands
Chrome Children
Madvilain – Meat Grinder (Chrome Face Remix) unreleased
Percee P – Who With M (Remix)
from Perseverance: The Madlib Remix
Madlib – Take It Back
Chrome Children
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Melanin, Because each from Fragments Of An Earth
Jaylib – No $ No Toke aka Blaze Up
recorded for Champion Sound, not released until Chrome Children
Koushik – None in Mind
Chrome Children
On No – WTF (Instrumental) from The Disrupt (Instrumentals)
Aloe Blacc – Long Time Coming
from Shine Through
MED – All I Know
Chrome Children
Roc C – Don’t Stop from All Questions Answered
Oh No – Oh Zone
Chrome Children
Quasimoto – Hydrant Game (Jaylib Remix) from B-Ball Zombie War
Diamond D – 2 Brothers from the Gutter
from Perseverance
Jaylib – The Ruckus
unreleased
Dudley Perkins – That’s the Way It’s Gonna Be
from Expressions

DOWNLOAD MIX HERE: PBW – CHROME MIX



STRANGE FRUIT PRESENTS THEO PARRISH, PEANUT BUTTER WOLF & SPEC BOOGIE by Noggy
May 8, 2010, 5:38 pm
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The 14th of May is a big day….simply because it’s Strange Fruits’  fifth year anniversary and of course we are going to do what we do best…invite you over to club Watt to party with us!!

Naturally we have a sweet line up which includes Spec Boogie (live), Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw) & Theo Parrish (sound signature)…We know a lot of you out there already pencilled this gig in and blocked whatever needed to be blocked to be there…if this is you…you can skip this post. This post is for those of you who would really like to be there after you get what you are missing out on…

Related Post

INTRODUCING SPEC BOOGIE!!

WHO THE HELL IS PEANUT BUTTER WOLF?!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THEO PARRISH!!

THEO PARRISH-MUSIC ACADEMY TORONTO TREASURES 2008

if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!

 

 



STRANGE FRUIT LOCAL ON SATURDAY 27TH OF MARCH FEAT. AISCHA TRADIA, MIKE SPECIAL & D-FELIC by Noggy
March 24, 2010, 9:08 pm
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AISCHA TRAIDIA

MIKE SPECIAL

D-FELIC

for details click here



ONLY 2 DAYS TILL SEIJI…LAST AND FINAL WARNING !! by Noggy
March 10, 2010, 11:06 pm
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Strangefruitmusicblog already did enough SEIJI features to make sure you know what you are going to miss out on when you choose to be somewhere else than at club WATT on the 12th of March.

So to be honest…we are confident we can let this go now…but before we do…remember the Fact Mix 129 we allerted you on?!  You know the one you can download here  for a limited amount of time.

To give you an extra push in the right direction we are going to provide you with a little extra incentive to download…when you click here you are not only going to find the tracklist for this very energetic SEIJI mix but you can also listen before dowloading.

Afcourse there is an alterior motive to our generosity. Since we are very much aware of the SEIJI effect and how slamming the FACT mix is…we can safely say SEE YOU ON FRIDAY AT WATT!!

Related Post:

STRANGE FRUIT PRESENTS SEIJI ON MARCH 12th (FREE DOWNLOAD)

ONLY 6 DAYS TILL SEIJI !!

SEIJI – YESMAN/ELEVATOR

20 BEST BROKEN BEAT TUNES



STRANGEFRUIT UPDATE (IN DUTCH) by Noggy
March 10, 2010, 10:39 am
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www.seiji.co.uk

www.myspace.com/ndambi

www.souljazzorchestra.com



ONLY 6 DAYS TILL SEIJI !! by Noggy
March 6, 2010, 8:31 pm
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Strange Fruit knows that they are on to something otherwise they wouldn’t have bothered to invite SEIJI over. But for those of you who are still in need of a little push in the right direction…I suggest you read this very recent article Fact Magazine did on Seiji and the download that comes with the article is a definite must have!! If you really want it…. download fast because it will only be available for 3 weeks after the 5th of March.

Time for yet another SEIJI warming up!!

Below I have collected as many of the seijgoodies as I can….so you can listen and get an impression of what SEIJI is capable of and when your done shaking your bum you can download them for free after you click here.

If this feels like a music overdose…You’re right…cause it’s supposed to be. Since I am convinced that you’ll want to be there…. the time has come for details  (in Dutch) and tickets when you click here.

Afcourse nothing has to happen in the exact order we suggested above..but we most definitely order you to…ENJOY!!


seijigoodies 1 ravin a


seijigoodies 3 dope test


seijigoodies 4 can’t let it go


seijigoodies 5 tumbledown


seijigoodies 6 get it together


seijigoodies 7 rumpus



STRANGE FRUIT PRESENTS SEIJI ON MARCH 12th (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
March 3, 2010, 7:44 pm
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As of March 2010…WATT CAFE will be STRANGE FRUIT territory…at least once a month on Fridays. For those of you who know our drill and for those of you who don’t…we’ll still deliver our rather unusual mix of nu-soul, hiphop, boogie and uk funky!! 

For STRANGE FRUIT ‘s first 2010 club edition our special guest will be SEIJI from London. This former member of broken beats super crew BUGZ IN THE ATTIC is mostly into UK FUNKY music nowadays. But since BENJI B and ANNIE MAC can’t stop playing his productions we can safely assume….he knows what he is doing.

The 12th of March is only a few days away and there is one thing that has now become STRANGE FRUIT policy…THE STRANGEFRUITMUSIC BLOG provides you with some music or a download to get you warmed up for our upcoming event and afcourse SEIJI is no exception to the STRANGE FRUIT policy….ENJOY!!


Seiji 1 BBC extra mix

if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!



FUNKINEVEN AND FATIMA’S B-BASH PERFORMANCE!! by Noggy
February 28, 2010, 11:30 pm
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There is this odd chance that I am starting to sound like a broken record …. scratched CD when it comes to STRANGE FRUIT party reviews. So I’ve decided that action speaks louder than words and to provide y’all with visual evidence that the B-Bash with FUNKINEVEN and FATIMA was off da hook!!

I know I am still buzzin from yesterdays eightiesinfused funkelectric DJ set and the kickass vocals….so now it’s time to see what you think. Okay…okay…okay I am aware that the visuals are kinda dark. But hey…..that is part of the underground vibe…the audio however…should be proof that skipping a STRANGE FRUIT party is not a very smart move to make.



Taylor Mc Ferrin was off tha Hook by Noggy
November 23, 2009, 9:20 am
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 Just got home after enjoying a great performance by both  Taylor Mc Ferrin and Pan Africanz. Pour myself a cup of tea while I am figuring out how to put this pleasant musical experience into words. The task is to keep the people who missed out informed and at the same keep the memory alive for those who were smart enough to show up.

To keep you awake while reading I decided to break everything down in rhyme. But since I am not a pro…do not shoot tha messenger but please do enjoy the message!!

On the 22th November Mr. Mc Ferrin was in town 

So tha place to be was naturally Rotown

Lucky Dubz and Thelonious were busy warming up the place

While people were entering and filling up the space

Rotown wasn’t packed but it surely was crowded enough

And warming up this crowd proved to be really tough

 

Luckily Pan Afrikanz  were in tha house to turn up the heat

Doin there Hip Hop thang to an afrobeat

Turns out their latest CD is out and is called a Brand New Day

And while performing they even gave a few away

Their new material was optimistic, fresh and sounded good

They were amusing and they really got me in tha mood

 

Taylor Mc Ferrin’s performance was just my cup of tea

He gave the audience exactly what they wanted to see

His sound was hype and I swear tha man has got skill

The things he can do with his troat are absolutely ill

His beats were of tha hook and you could feel his groove

If truth be told you had no other choice but to move

In my opinion his performance was simply amazing

Most of the stuff he did was truly breathtaking

 

If you were not there I’m truly sorry you missed out

So next time just make sure you are part of tha crowd

In the near future there will be a few other Strange Fruit joints

Next up are Alex Nut, Fatima and Floating Points

Don’t worry I will surely help you all to remember

If you promise to be in Hotel Central on the 12th of December

 

Peace out…Noggy

 



22 NOVEMBER, TAYLOR MC FERRIN (including new BeatMup Remixes) by strangefruitmusic
November 19, 2009, 8:06 pm
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Only two weeks have passed since the Mayor Hawthorne show, which was nothing but amazing and we’re already set for the next chapter of STRANGE FRUIT “LIVE” events. The 22th November our old friend Taylor Mc Ferrin  will perform live at Rotown Rotterdam.

We’re curious about what kind of progress he has made after the amazing performance in Toko94 almost 2 years ago.

For your pleasure we have the original Broken Vibes and some exclusive BeatMup remixes here.


Taylor Mc Ferrin – Broken Vibes

Taylor Mc Ferrin – Georgia (Fes Remix)