Archive | January, 2012

A Love Supreme Weekender Present A Boom Bap Continuum

31 Jan

A Love Supreme Weekender

Saturday 25th of February : A Boom Bap Supreme

LAURENT FINTONI (Rhythm Incursions/ABBC)

Laminator (Bap to the Future, Galway)

PC

Deviant

mynameisjOhn

9pm to late – Admission on the door is 4 bucks. Mix ON!

Sunday 26th of February : A Love Continuum

Hosting A Boom Bap Continuum Lecture with Laurent Fintoni

Records gently spun by our usual gents PC,mynameisjOhn, Deviant, plus invited friends and fam

Free in, music-tea-coffee-newspapers-soup-sandwiches-drawing-colouring-in-boardgames. 4pm until sometime after 8pm – Admission free. Mix OFF!

Okay, so you know we’re all beat-heads, right? It isn’t all just lush grooves with us people, and of course, everyday cannot be Sunday. Sometimes we like nothing better than getting down to straight-up boom-bap bangers. In light of all this, and mostly down to the fact that we really enjoy doing A Love Supreme, we’ve gone and organized a weekender of sorts. Saturday for the bass and beats, Sunday for the listening and lounging. We have friends coming up, down and across for it. Here’s our spiel.

We all grew up on tapes. Then mixtapes. Then records. And I guess we have to mention mp3s too. A few years ago, a little creation began to circulate which gave props and respect to these mediums in the dopest of fashions. It was called A Boom Bap Continuum, and those that understood it and appreciated it knew that this was something more musically and culturally important than a simple dj mix. This was relevance of the highest order, an audio collage joining dots that just needed to be joined. A patchwork tracing the evolution of the boom-bap aesthetic in its most transmutative state. A joint effort by Laurent Fintoni, DJ Clockwork and Om Unit (back when he was 2Tall), the mix perfectly traced how the lineage of todays beat-scene owes as much to Premo as it does to Prefuse. This mix got A LOT of plays around our gaffs. It really does deserve around 15 – 20 listens to fully understand the careful planning and intelligence inherent in stitching something like this together so cleverly.

Skip forward two years from when the Boom Bap Continuum first spread across the internet. Its still getting props, whether its airings by Dublab in LA or salutations from Simon Reynolds in his recent book Retromania. Its even become a lecture, delivered in numerous cities around Europe. And that, folks, is key. We love the distribution of knowledge so much, we went and got in touch with Laurent Fintoni, and asked if he’d like to come over and maybe spin some records and present a public lecture on A Boom Bap Continuum. He said “sure, why not”, and we said “GREAT!”. IF you need a few words from the man himself about the concept and lecture, here’s a quote that sums it up something lovely – “ A Boom Bap Continuum seeks to trace what I see as the fascinating evolution of hip hop’s most enduring sonic aesthetic and how it was influenced by technological evolution, cultural and geographical mutations as well as hip hop’s original ethos of ‘do what you want with what you have”.

Its hard to even try and give some background on the work of Laurent Fintoni, except by saying he’s an extremely busy man. A worldly man. A writer, journalist, blogger, host, DJ, and one of the most forward-thinking people in the beat industry, Laurent has worked on the excellent Turntable Radio show and currently presents Rhythm Incursions. He also does some lovely mixing and blends on the U-Stream hosted La Maisonnette Electronique, alongside the all-conquering Om Unit and various guests. Dude has played everywhere, from Tokyo to Berlin to London, and is deep in the game, so we’re chuffed to be able to bring him over for music, words and craic.

Links :

http://www.aboombapcontinuum.com/

http://www.rhythm-incursions.com/

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/maisonette-electronique

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Love-Supreme/206091059461598

A Love Supreme Mix Vol IV -‘The Mellow Blow Mix’

26 Jan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest mix for A Love Supreme by PC. Sunday will sound a little like this.

Listen here.

Tracklist

P.U.D.G.E – Lost Angela
Lightmen Plus One – Ashie
Flying Lotus – Melting3
Marcus Belgrave – Space Oddysey
Lalo Schifrin – The Cincinnati Kid (Instrumental Version)
Dimlite ft. Elan Tamara – On The Same Picture
Barrabas – Mellow Blow
Michael Gregory Jackson – Catalyst To Perception
teebs – Gordon
Chick Corea – The Leprechaun’s Dream
Yusef Lateef – Bellow Yellow Bell
Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Kathleen’s Theme
Pharoah Sanders – Moon Child
Michael White – The Blessing Song
Jane Weaver – Whispers Of Winter

 

A Love Supreme VII

26 Jan

Our best representation of what mass SHOULD be like returns this Sunday, at the usual time of 4pm. Our second adventure of the new year. Same format, same craic. But this week we’re bringing one of Ireland’s deepest diggers into the fold for a trip down soul’s less tra…velled avenues. Andrew Flynn, better known as A2DF, is widely regarded as one of the most clued-in record collectors in the island. He’s also known as one of the more economically-daring cats as well, dropping big figures on rare wax which the rest of us could pay a month’s rent with. He’s got the 7″ soul bombs. We’re hyped to have him this Sunday in Leddins, playing some his collection which will get its first public airing. The man promises diamonds. Everything else continues as normal – newspapers, drawing, tea, stout, soup, board games, tension tower, BANTER. PC, mynameisjOhn and Deviant will be on hand to spin the weirder cuts in their crates. Our podcast will be up in the next day or two, PC is bringing the heat this time around. See y’all Sunday, thanks for the support. Draw us a picture as well, will ya – we love the art.

Also : Our A Love Supreme weekender is coming on the 25th and 26th of February, write it everywhere. This will be a smidgeon different than normal, just with more dancing and talking. And bass. Clues as to whats a g’wan in the next week.

A Love Supreme Vol 3 selected by mynameisjOhn

3 Jan

Sunday’s jam is gonna sound a little like this!

Listen to the mix here.

A Love Supreme Vol 3, selected by mynameisjOhn

The Beach Boys – In My Room
Clutchy Hopkins – Song for Wolfie
Eugene McDaniels – Jagger the Dagger
The Blues Project – Flute Thing
Mulatu Astatke – Fikratschin
Bo Hansson – The Ring Goes South
Frost – Poking Holes In Your Research
Dave Brubeck – Fugiyama
Linda Perhacs – Chimacum Rain
John Fahy – Sligo River Blues
Dorothy Ashby – Shadows and Shapes
Susan Christie – Rainy Days
Eric Burdon – Paint it Black

A Love Supreme VI – The One Where We Try And See The Wind.

3 Jan

The Love Supreme crew have been away for the last month trying to see the wind by eating boiled pig eyes (Eddie Lenihan told us to do so at the last one!) and are suitably refreshed and enlighted and ready to br…ing you some musical treats in the form of laid back folk, jazz, soul and whatever else takes our fancy this Sunday in the beautiful surrounds of Leddins! John Galvin and Steve ‘The Jenga King’ Lavin are set to renew rivalry after producing one of the greatest Jenga games of all time (there is talks of a pay-per-view tv deal for the rematch) and there will be soup, sandwiches and pizza and of course you can help us design our next poster while having a read of the Sunday papers! Deviant, mynameisjOhn and PC are on the selection duties, see you there!