Blog - July 2010

The most inspiring part of the World Cup were the stories and views of Africa coming through my tv set. Some friends of mine returned from the games in South Africa with tales of Brai (BBQ) and Castle. 2011 I will step foot in the motherland. Here’s some of my favorite African beats from all tempos. Enjoy!

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Africa Unite Tracklist
Cirque Du Soleil – Africa (Cottonbelly Remix)
Vieux Farka Toure – Fafa (J-Boogie Remix)
Missy Elliott – Whatcha Gon’ Do
King Sunny Ade – Ja Fun Mi (instrumental)
Femi Kuti – Tell Me (Jeremy Sole’s Musaics remix feat. Ticklah)
Issa Bagayogo – Poye (Tal M. Klein Remix)
Aunty Adoley (Maga Bo Vs. Sabo Remix)
Nickodemus – N’dini feat Ismael Kouyate
Fanga – Kelen
The Pleb – One For Senegal
Awilo Longomba – Coupe Bibamba
Janelle Monae – Dance Or Die (Featuring Saul Williams)
Manu Dibango – African Battle
Fela Kuti – Shakara
Antibalas – Big Man
Rocky Dawuni – Masterplan (DJ OBaH Remix feat. Jimmy Lopez)
Common X King Most – UNiversal Mind Control (King Most Remix)
Yaaba Funk – Omanfoa – DJD Afrodubba Remix
Shakira – Waka Waka (Eduardo Castillo remix)
Myd – Train To Bamako
Buraka Som Sistema – General

Click here to check out more shows from Beat Sauce and Brooklyn Radio.

Posted by: J Boogie on July 16, 2010 @ 10:29 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads

I have to say, Black Spade is one of the freshest, skilled and most creative MC’s, producers and vocalist i have ever listened to. His music continues to push boundaries of hip hop and future soul whether he’s under his Stoneyrock alias or his work with genre bending Hawthorne Headhunters. Containing all new music, Spade just completed his first mixtape entitled ‘Build and Destroy’ presented by Union LA, Trackstar the DJ and TSS. Visit the Smoking Section for you own personal copy.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on July 16, 2010 @ 10:11 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads

This past weekend OM had the pleasure of hosting friends and family for a rocking July 4th celebration in Malibu. Go to the ‘Photo’ section of our website to check out all the beautiful people that came out to celebrate with us.

Posted by: James Stair on July 12, 2010 @ 12:59 PM
Posted in: Events

This summer saw the emergence of a new live set from Groove Armada and fans were not disappointed.

“Traditionally we always re-write material for the big stages, but with the Black Light stuff, because it’s quite a bandy record, we ended up more or less playing the tunes as they are on the CD. By doing that, we were just missing a real trick in terms of our experience of these big gigs. We thought we should just revisit them and create some moments.”

Despite a busy summer tour schedule, Andy and Tom got their crew together at Andy’s home in France and in the course three days, with basically no sleep, completely stripped apart the live set and put it all back together again. “The basis of it all is that we’ve re-approached the songs. You’re obviously going to know the tunes, but all the structures are totally different and there are just these huge moments in the songs.”

All the hard work and dedication proved to be worthwhile as the new set saw Groove Armada become the most Tweeted band at last week’s Glastonbury festival, an experience which, according to Cato, justified their decision to make the changes. “Everything feels like it’s the best it’s ever been,” he says.

Posted by: James Stair on July 8, 2010 @ 10:59 AM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

While in San Francisco playing two sold out shows at the Fillmore, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay of Groove Armada dropped by Amoeba records to talk about “Whats In Their Bag” and their influences on the new ‘Black Light’ record.

Sneak Peak: David Bowie, Brian Jones Town Massacre, Roxy Music, Radio Slave, Chromeo, and more.

Posted by: on July 6, 2010 @ 7:00 PM
Posted in: News


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