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Groove Stain – “Get Back” [Music Video]

Groove Stain, sick band out of Atlanta, GA just released their new music video for the single “Get Back” off of their newest album Out All Night. Check it out:

Groove Stain is currently on a US tour with Josh Heinrichs (one of my favorite artists), The Onvi Sound System and Jimmy HaHa. You should really check them out as well.

Check their Tour Schedule Here

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The Flatliners – Calvacade [New Album] – Punk to the fullest

Punk rock used to be about haggard road warriors. Before all the breakdowns and flat irons, there were busted transmissions and collect calls home. The Flatliners grew up believing in the later and rejecting the former, and after seven years playing together, they’re unleashing Cavalcade, their third full-length record and an epic sonic testament to the life they’ve chosen.

Over the last four years, the Flatliners have spent almost thirty months in vans, dive bars, and concert halls across North America, Europe, and Japan, building up a dedicated following with a sound that mixes the endless fury of ‘90s skate punk with the nuanced, intelligent songwriting of classic post-punks like the Replacements and Hot Water Music. After releasing the ska-punk tinged Destroy to Create (Union Label Group) in 2005, the band evolved into a harsh melodic machine with 2007’s The Great Awake (Fat Wreck Chords), completing their transition into a vital modern punk unit with the Cynics 7” (Fat Wreck Chords) in late 2009.

For Cavalcade, the Flatliners once again teamed up with long-time producer and friend Steve Rizun, recording sporadically between tours in their hometown of Toronto over the course of 2009. Seeking to immortalize the last year of their lives on the road, the end result is easily the band’s finest hour; from the thrashy immediacy of “The Calming Collection” to the dub-influenced “He Was A Jazzman”, it’s the sound of a band hitting their stride musically and finding their voice lyrically, exploring the idea of unity through disconnectedness, of positivity in uncertain times. Driving home the theme are the numerous guest appearances on the record: members of Cancer Bats, A Wilhelm Scream, Dillinger Four, The Snips, Junior Battles, Permanent Bastards, and the Expos all contributed to Cavalcade. Add to that the presence of veteran punk Fat Mike, who flew up to jam with the band in November of 2009, earning an additional production credit and making one of the band’s childhood dreams come true.

View Slideshow Here

They’ve grown up on record and in front of a crowd of like-minded punks. They’ve made sacrifices to keep the wheels of their van on the road, and Cavalcade is the reward. It really is, as the band says, “a call to arms to all who travel throughout the world on the wings of their creativity.”

The Flatliners show their true colours as dirty hobos in their video for “Carry the Banner”

These guys kick ass! I highly recommend copping their new album!

African Dope Records Presents: Mr. Sakitumi – “Element of Supplies” [Free Download]

Mr. Sakitumi – “Element of Supplies”

Right-click Link, then ‘Save link as’ to get your free track, it’s a taster of his upcoming debut album (which will be available in the African Dope Store in good time 🙂

If you don’t know Mr.Sakitumi, here’s the name drop 🙂

Mr. Sakitumi has played a whole-wide-world of instruments, (from drums, through guitar, past double-bass, and far beyond) in some of the most reputable acts in South Africa, including Krushed & Sorted, Max Normal, LARK, Goldfish, Freshly Ground, Battery 9, Closet Snare, Godessa, Gazelle and Teba. He’s played at festivals like: Pukkelpop (Belgium), Lowlands (Netherlands), Face fest (Finland) and Oppikoppi (South Africa).  Basically.. He’s the sh*t 🙂

His music is in the style of beats and breaks, having been influenced by the likes of Ninja Tune, DJ Krush, Bonobo, RJD2 and DJ Shadow. The man recently returned from a European tour alongside EJ von Lyrik, and he’s planning another one for next August.

We’ll let you know the progress on the full album, till then, if you need evidence of the extent of his mad, mad skillys; make sure to check out this video of the man himself performing his track “Franklinstein”.

Enjoy!
African Dope Records

Mr. Sakitumi is the shit! Holy shit! What instrument doesn’t he play? Representing Cape Town, South Africa to the fullest!

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Album Review: Josh Heinrichs and Friends – Reggae – A+

Josh Heinrichs ft. Cas Haley – “Pressure Drop”

Josh Heinrichs is a Reggae sensation out of Springfield, Missouri. Formerly lead singer of the band Jah Roots, Josh has just released a new solo album titled Josh Heinrich and Friends.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy and I’ve got to tell you, this is one of the best reggae albums I’ve heard all year, and I’ve heard quite a few.

The music is laid back and will almost magically make you feel good the second you put it on..all of it! The skill on guitar is also a perfect additon. Josh’s voice carries the music to new heights however. You’ve got to hear him to know what I mean. His lyrics and style are full of soul, and it is felt.

Josh Heinrichs and Friends features a number of other artists such as Cas Haley, Katchafire, The Green, Clear Conscience, Aston “Familyman” Barrett of Bob Marley and the Wailers and more! The album has debuted at #5 on iTunes Top Selling 200 Reggae Albums and has not left the Top 200 since its release.

In short, if you digg great vibes and great music, this album is a perfect pick that won’t disappoint. I HIGHLY recommend it. A+

Check it out Here for Free: BandCamp

And if you like it, show some love on iTunes

Reviewed by: Dante Cullari Founder & CEO Beat-Play, LLC

Fourth Dimension Live @ the THC Music Fest

Fourth Dimension is an amazing reggae group out of South Florida. They’re steadily blowing up, playing all over the country for bigger & bigger acts, including Snoop Dogg most recently. You definitely don’t want to miss their new CD, it’s pretty fire. http://www.4thdimension.org/


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If you haven’t heard First Aid Kit yet, you need to! – Fleet Foxes Cover

“We aim for the hearts, not the charts!”

– Klara & Johanna Söderberg from Stockholm Sweden. First Aid Kit is Amazing! You should hear their original stuff:

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