August 16, 2007


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will release their latest full length, 100 Days, 100 Nights, on October 2nd on Daptone Records. 100 Days, 100 Nights is the group’s third full-length since they burst on the scene with their 2002 release, Dap Dippin’ With Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Since that time, the band has released 2005’s Naturally, and The Dap-Kings became sought after by artists ranging from Amy Winehouse (performing as the backing band on Winehouse’s Back to Black album and tour), Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Public Enemy’s Hank Shocklee, Lilly Allen, and more. In addition, Sharon contributed vocals to projects with Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, and They Might Be Giants. 100 Days, 100 Nights was recorded in the same Bushwick, Brooklyn Daptone studio as its predecessors, using all analog equipment to achieve the signature hard-hitting funk and soul sound that has made the band so in demand among musicians and fans alike.

Here's a taster of the upcoming album.

Thanks to Chris Tams of the Orchard for the info and the taster.

August 08, 2007


One thing leads to another, that's a godgiven fact. After writing the piece below about D-Rok's mix, the owner of 'T Nieuwe Werck immediately contacted me. Said he was interested in that "soul versus reggae" mix that is still not finished. As replacement I sent him another mix: a straight forward reggae mix, featuring the hottest new riddims of the day, which he fortunately liked very much as well.
So here we are: my first internet mix is now online, which is a bit funny in a way: I make these kind of compilations all the time, but the idea of putting 'em online never dawned me, really. Call me old fashioned, but I'm the kinda guy that makes cd's out of these mixes and then pass 'em along to whoever's interested. I know..I know...

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this mix, and if so, pass it forward! You can either listen or download the mix.

Listen and download here