Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Easter Boil Up

Belizian's call it Boil Up, and it's anything but leftovers. Mix equal parts R&B, calypso, disco, funk, reggae, bruckdown, soul, folk, and whatever else can be found back on the bottom shelf of the musical pantry. Get ready to feast on passport stamped rhythms, second-deck cruise ship melodies, hotel pool calypso, soundtracks to movies not-yet-made, and anything else savory, or unsavory, enough to throw into the pot.

The photo and description is of the what has got to be one of the finest compilations I've heard in a long time, namely Cult Cargo - Belize City Boil Up. Put together by the Numero group - crate-diggers and apparently their 6th album to boot. Their full discography here

Anyway this post was supposted to be about the April Radar and whats been spinning on the hometown hi-fi. So without further ado (and in descending number of rotations we have):
Various Cult Cargo Belize City Boil Up (joins the status of those Brazilian comps David Byrne did for Luaka Bop)
Aceyalone/RJD2 - Magnificent City
J Dilla aka Jay Dee - Donuts (great samples and beats)
Gotan Project - Lunatico (good quality control from the lounge tango dubmasters)
Massive Attack - Collected (a great mix of some of their best tunes)
Patrick Forge Presents the Brazilian Funk Experience (killer funk fueled brazilian 45s from the EMI vaults)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Zulu Rock (as blogged before this is the Ze reissue)
Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Prince - 3121
Rian Malan - Alien Inboorling
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
Ananda Shankar - A Life in Music

And eagerly awaiting
Cesaria Evora - Rogamar
Blue Asia - Hotel Bangkok
Various - Tom Moulton Remixes
Built to Spill - You in Roses
Raconteurs - Debut ..the live tracks from Newcastle and some leaked tracks sound good, so lets believe the hype for now.
Congos and Friends - Fisherman Style

For your listening pleasure we have the following tracks:
From Belize Boil Up
Listen - Shame Shame Shame by the Harmonettes

From Zulu Rock a french version of the track posted earlier:
Listen - Confident de la Nuit (French Version) by Lizzy Mercier Descioux

And from Magnificent City a great retake on Earth Wind and Fire's Fire
Listen - Fire by Aceyalone/RJD2

Over and out

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