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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

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!!

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)

Mr. Hawthorne truly delivered by Noggy
November 9, 2009, 7:23 pm
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On Sunday November 8th 2009…Rotown in Rotterdam was most definitely the place to be. Everybody who happened to be there is still buzzin and for those of you who missed out…I have taken upon myself the heavy task of informing you of what you missed out on.

I have to admit I wouldn’t have been there myself if somebody hadn’t told me about Mayor Hawthorne. In most cases I don’t judge a book by it’s cover…but in this case it was quite unexpected that “the nerdy white guy” on the CD cover would slap me around with some Curtis Mayfield and Smokey Robinson inspired soul music. Of course nowadays there are quite a view  retro-soul revivalists like Raphael Saadiq, Amy Winehouse and Jamie Lidell or even Joss Stone. But what makes Mayor Hawthorne stand out from his competitors is that every track he wrote for his latest release  “A strange Arrangement” has such an authentic feel, if you didn’t know any better you’d think it was a CD full of covers from the sixties. Not only did he truly manage to grasp the sixties sound but he was also able to capture the sixties spirit. Every track has exactly the right amount of soul ingredients to have you dismiss any connection to the year 2009.

With all of that being said…I expected a laid back and rather smooth concert with a tranquil atmosphere. Very much like the CD I had been listening to for a while now. But a few minutes before the concert I overheard the sound check and I immediately realized that this was going to be something else. Since I’m midget size the only way for me to see whomever the hell is playing…is to be way in the front. Given that Mayor Hawthorne was completely sold out…I had no choice but to get in early.  Being early has it’s advantages and one of them is that your able to get a sense of the crowd. In this case it was a very diverse one. Let’s just say that everything from nerd to b-boy or girl was represented!! But whatever the flavor everybody had one common ground…Mayor Hawthorne. The other advantage to being early…the truly magnificent funky spinning session with an electronic twist provided by THELONIOUS and LUCKYDUBZ.

After the pleasant warm-up it was time to get started and so it did. Everybody went wild when “The King of Nerds” and company started playing. The laid back, smooth and tranquil atmosphere was there when he sang “I wish it would rain” but for the most part it was a regular up tempo Motown soul festivity. The County proved to be a perfect addition to the Hawthorne sound and when they started teasing the audience by playing a house version of “Just ain’t gonna work out”  then broke it off and decided to do a little metal riff then broke it off again only to hit us up with the reggae version…they went from perfect addition to ultimate necessity!! Of course I should’ve seen all of this coming. Why??… No bona fide nerd accessorizes a three piece grey suit with awesome sneakers. Because of that and his superb sense humor…I’ll have to say I stand corrected the King of Nerds is now officially the King of Cool!!

If for any reason at all you missed out…reading all of this must have hurt. So next time just make sure you’re there!!  

And next time will be 22th of November when Strange Fruit Live Presents Taylor Mc Ferrin.

 Peace out