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  • The Herbaliser - Same As It Never Was

    23 Jun 2008, 12:11 by jeej

    Same As It Never Was is The Herbaliser’s sixth LP and it’s out now on !K7.

    As I mentioned the other week, this is somewhat new territory for The Herbaliser. Incorporating extra members on a more permanent basis with a focus on finding a more organic sound than before. I’m sure, like me, you’ve seen The Herbaliser travel through the various elements of hip-hop, turntablism and electronica, and although these stylings can be heard throughout Same As It Never Was, there has been a definite shift… as promised really.

    What we have here is an LP spanning twelve tracks of pure dynamite. Don’t be alarmed, at times it will sound very different to what you’ve come to expect from the guys, but that is exactly the point: Same As It Never Was.

    01. Same As It Never Was
    02. On Your Knees (feat Jessica Darling)
    03. Just Won’t Stop (feat Yungun Aka Essa)
    04. The Next Spot
    05. Can’t Help This Feeling (feat Jessica Darling)
    06. Amores Bongo
  • Rotations (May 19)

    23 May 2008, 23:32 by liftmuziek

    Do I have a nice installment of Rotations for you. Here come reviews and my Two and a Half Questions with Hammock, Julien Neto, Emanuele Errante, Sankt Otten, The Ideal Setback and more! All right below. If you want the real-time updates subscribe to the feed with your favorite RSS aggregation tool (I use Google's Reader). And I really appreciate your comments, even if it's just two words. It lets me know that I'm not talking into the void. Remember, I do this for the love of music, and for you! Thanks for reading, and enjoy!

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    Hammock - Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow (Darla)

    Hammock never fails to dissolve the illusion of time and space, break down the matrix of structured rules, and unplug from the looping pattern of being. Hammock makes me close my eyes and with the flow of sound hear my breathing. …
  • Same as it never was... New Herbaliser album!

    12 May 2008, 17:05 by zephirnl

    It's going to be great, as you can sample here. Instead of the omnipresence of Jean Grae on the last album, here Jessica Darling is the most featured vocalist (5 tracks), but Jean still gets her part on one track. The other featured artists are More Or Les and Yungun (a.k.a. Essa), each on one track. In general the sound seems more organic and raw, with less of an electronic feel, which seems to really work out well. But why are you still reading? Go check it out for yourself!


    http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8257/herbal1xl9.th.jpg


    jeej already blogged a bit about other news, it seems that the Herbaliser are now releasing on !K7 instead of their usual label Ninja Tune. I think it could be because the new sound is rather organic sounding, but no matter the label, the album is funky as hell and on my want-list as of now.

    Check it out, you're worth it!

    I totally forgot to link this to The Herbaliser. …
  • A-Z artists

    17 Jul 2006, 13:08 by cj6996

    Eassyyyy……

    A – Atmosphere
    B – Blackalicious
    C – The Chemical Brothers
    D – De La Soul
    E – Edan
    F – Fatboy Slim
    G – Gang Starr
    H – Hot Chip
    I – Ice Cube
    J – Jurassic 5
    K – Kanye West
    L – Looptroop
    M – Masta Ace
    N – Nas
    O – Outkast
    P – People Under The Stairs
    Q – Quantic Soul Orchestra
    R – The Roots
    S – Sway
    T – Talib Kweli
    U – Ugly Duckling
    V – Visionaries
    W – Wu-Tang Clan
    X – X-ecutioners
    Y – Yungun
    Z – Zero 7
  • lots happening in the next few weeks

    24 Apr 2006, 07:40 by evilai

    So much going on, so much to do!

    Mr Lif is in town! and he's doing a show at 93feet east tomorrow night. Cage and E-LP did a show last year and it damn hot! So definately not gonna miss this one.

    Then there's the Kung Fu birthday bash on thursday, at Fabric no less. So that's gonna be a big one. Check it:

    Room One:
    BOOT CAMP CLICK
    Black Moon, Smif ‘n’ Wessun & Heltah Skeltah
    BRING IT BACK (TO BASICS)
    Verb. T, Jehst, Red, Rosie Wilson & Ramson Badbones
    GROWN MAN BUSINESS Live
    Yungun A.K.A. Essa Plus Special Guests
    EXTENDED PLAYERS
    Harry Love, Mr Thing & Renegade
    Sarah Love
    Hosted By Rodney P

    Massive lineup there!

    EDIT: How could I forget!? dead prez is in town too! 4th of May!

    I bought some recods this week and picked up some tight tight beats. The new Alaska album Arctic Foundation is brilliant. Finally got my hands on N-Type's Way of the Dub, woah! BIG tune!

    But, the new Boxcutter album wasn't in, thats due this week. …