Daily Archives: December 3, 2010

7ft Soundsystem – “Kids At The Pool” – African Dope – Dub/Reggae/Electronica [Music]

Reggae for Robots and Dub for Droids

Click the link below to hear “Kids At The Pool”

7ft Soundsystem – “Kids At The Pool

7ft Soundsystem released their debut album God Shuffles His Beat independently last year. The album features collaborations with a host of South American vocalists, including Zolani Mahola of local super group “Freshly Ground”. They call themselves ” Digital Dub music duo with an insatiable passion for Jamican Roots music.” We say, if it’s inspiration you want, Jamaica’s not a bad place to start looking. You can take a listen to some of their music on their Soundcloud page.

7ft Soundsystem (Yves Adler and Andrew Winer, both former members of the band 7th Son) describe their debut album as, “A head brew of rollin’ bass, skanking rhythms and sci-fi sounds. An electronic interpretation of the old Jamaican Soundsystem culture, using live musicians, vocalists, 1980’s computer game sounds and LOTS OF BASS”.

(When people talk to us about BASS they speak in capital letters)

Wickid’. Make sure you grab the free tracks we gave out in our last few releases by clicking the links below, and get ready for another one from Mr.Sakitumi next week!!

**SUPPORT WORLD AIDS DAY (and if that doesn’t do it for you, support yourself) GET YOURSELF TESTED** Nuff said.

Peacefulness,
African Dope

Dank feat. Bakaman (Jam Jarr) – Mumble Jumble

Closet Snare – Pros And Cons (Bonus Track)

Mr.Sakitumi – Element Of Supplies

Check out 7ft Soundsystem killin it live in the studio with “Rub a Dub”:

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Audio Surf – Sick Music Game – Ride Your Music – Daft Punk – Around the World [Video]

I’m pretty sure this game is only for Windows and you need a gaming platform called Steam that you have to pay for (not sure how much) in order to play it, but it could possibly be worth it.

The key to Audiosurf is sick visuals that correspond to the music, letting you virtually ride your music. The road you cruise down changes with the actual music waves. It’s a pretty cool concept that could be taken a lot farther.

Fullscreen the following vid and enjoy the music:

Drum n Bass Song in Audio Surf:

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The Bulmers Berry Ground Breakers Competition -Vote Leaving Las Vegas!

Okay I’ll admit, I haven’t listened to any of the other bands yet in the Bulmers Berry Ground Breakers Competition, but the MWL band Leaving Las Vegas is a finalist and they REALLY deserve this vote. I’m not saying I’m biased, but vote for Leaving Las Vegas. Peace!

In case you need to hear them first, here you go:

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What To Do If Your Musical Gear Breaks Down At A Gig

When you are playing live on stage there are few things that can be worse than a musical equipment failure. Every professional musician will have technical problems on the stage. I’ve had numerous different problems with my gear in the past.

Here are some solutions that I’ve found work well:

  • Get a technician to help you set up and monitor your equipment before and during the show. You can either hire a professional (if you can afford it) or at least find a knowledgeable friend who will follow your set up instructions.
  • Map out (on paper) all of your equipment, how and where it should be placed on the stage, how each item is connected, the order in which midi instruments should be connected and turned on, which items are to be held on ‘standby mode’ and when they should be turned into active mode.
  • Pre-connect as many pieces of gear as possible before it is even placed on the stage. If there is no time for a sound check on the stage, then do your own quick sound check off the stage before the equipment is moved onto the stage.

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Sticky Stockholm – “Marrakech Nights” [MUSIC]

Awesome laid-back HOUSE beats with some cool Jazz riffs. Definitely diggin this sound. Hear more from Sticky Stockholm here:

Medley on HomeMade PVC Pipe Instrument [VIDEO]

This thing looks amazing for being homemade. Watch as Snubby J rips up some well known tracks for his college class.

Here is the RUNDOWN:

Songs are…

-Office Theme Song (0:18)
-Linus and Lucy (0:38)
-Turkish March (1:13)
-Mario Brothers Theme (1:27)
-In the Hall of the Mountain King (1:54)
-Bad Romance (2:07)
-Viva La Vida (2:50)
-Like a Virgin (3:03)
-Crazy Train (3:23)
-Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (4:01)
-James Bond Theme (4:15)
-Pirates of the Caribbean Theme (4:35)
-The Final Countdown (featuring my friend, Quin) (4:56)