Hovatron from Montreal gives an electro refix of Poirier’s Marathon, download it on soundcloud:
Buy the original and the rest of Poirier’s latest LP Running High on iTunes
Brand new Crookers video featuring Face T and Ghislain Poirier, run the riddim!
Soca season is coming soon with fast riddims to jump and wave… American producer Oh Snap!! is releasing a smashing soca ep on Faluma records. Get a free taster here: Oh Snap!! – White Bread(mp3) and you can buy the rest of the release on itunes: here.
One of the other soca activists is of course Poirier. He has done some nice refixes over the already famous Gutter riddim (like with Weed by Vybz Kartel) get them here on the Masala blog and Get Crazy with Mr. Slaughter at soundcloud:
It’s always hard to remember all the good or bad things that happened during a year. But I’ll give it a try with my (non-exhaustive) list of the tops and flops of 2009:
Flops:– The Copenhagen conference failure – Deaths of: David Carradine, Dash Snow, Vic Chestnutt, Michael Jackson, Claude Levi-Strauss, Brittany Murphy,… – Buju Banton arrested in Miami with 20 kilos of coke, we shouldn’t be hearing new music from him in a while because of that… – Overdose of autotune (I mean I like it, but it’s just too much sometimes)
Tops:– Berlusconi attacked in Roma : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIwaigZywnY – Chavez quote at Copenhagen conference: “If the climate was a bank, they would have saved it already”… – Soca – Ghislain Poirier – Snoop Doggy Dogg, qu’est-ce qu’on attend? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXHDqMu2dY
Best albums (in no particular order):Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Schlachthofbronx – Schlachthofbronx Bike for Three – More Heart Than Brains Moderat – Moderat Major Lazer – Guns don’t kill people lazers do Julian Casablancas – Phrazes for the Young Harmonic 313 – When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence
I have been really enjoying the new uk scene with dubstep/uk funky crossover sounds with producers emerging like L-Vis 1990, Joy Orbison, Roska, Dj Mosca…
But also the cosmopolitan ethnic house which got bigger in 2009 with guys like Douster, Solo, Chief Boma, Mujava, and many more style poping up from all over the world!
http://generationbass.com/ (best chronic of the worldwide bass movement)
http://masalacism.blogspot.com/ (best radio show)
http://dot-alt.blogspot.com/ (best podcast)
And also the others linked in the blogroll of course!
Brand new remix from Ghislain Poirier of the Jamaican dj Erup. To be released in November on Truckback records with a remix of Nick Catchdubs too…
Short mix from Ghislain Poirier to promote his new party Karnival!
Including the brand new Demarco song which is quite addictive and two of my favourites dancehall tracks (certainly because of the wipe out riddim) Me & Oonu and Fire fi Dem… Enjoy!
Intro by MC Zulu
Demarco – Love A Come Down (She Can’t Wait) (Stress Free Riddim)
The Dø – On My Shoulders (WILDLIFE! Remix Instrumental)
MJ Cole & Serocee – AO (Zed Bias Wind Up Mix)
Schlachthofbronx – Farafina feat. Ete Kelly
Izé – Oh Narina feat. Omrane
Buraka Som Sistema – IC19
Buju Banton – Me & Oonu (Wipe Out Riddim)
Bunji Garlin – Fire Fi Dem (Wipe Out Riddim)
Ricky T – Like A Jumbie (Poirier Edit) (V12 Riddim)
Finally got some time to record a new set. This one is more relaxed than the first volume. Yo will find some uk funky, dancehall and some other dubby african house tunes in there, i hope you enjoy:Tracklist: