R.I.P Frosty Freeze

Breakdance legend Frosty Freeze from the Rocksteady Crew (N.Y.), who inspired so many dancers, died this week at the age of 44.
Read an obituary in the NY Times.

Snowgoons ft. Edo G - Nothin You Say

New video by the German producer team Snowgoons feat. Boston legend Edo G.

Dizzee Rascal ft Bun B - Where Da Gs

New video by Dizzee Rascal from the new album on the HipHop label Definitive Jux.

Wildstyle The Sampler

You might now the classic hiphop movie "Wildstyle", but not many know about the book the director Charlie Ahearn recently put out. "Wildstyle The Sampler" is a must have not for all fans of that flick but also all hiphop music lovers.
The official info about the book says:

To celebrate the film’s silver anniversary, Wild Style The Sampler provides an inside look at the making of the film, its release, and the reverberations it caused around the world. Curated by Ahearn, this exhibition and accompanying book of the same name introduces us to a cast of characters and outrageous adventures through a collection of photographs, original artwork, production stills, and archival materials and includes the work of Ahearn. Martha Cooper, and Cathy Campbell, as well as animators Zephyr and Dr. Revolt. Featuring iconic images of legends and pioneers including the Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Lee Quinones, Fab 5 Freddy, Dondi White, Zephyr, Smiley 149, DJ AJ, Grandmaster Caz, GrandMaster Flash and the Furious Five, Melle Mel, the Fantastic Five, The Funky Four, Sha Rock, Double Trouble, Rammellzee, Debbie Harry, Patti Astor, and Frosty Freeze, among others.

Wildstyle The Sampler
Photo: Powerhousearena

Jaguar Wright in Europe

Don't miss out the European club tour by RnB singer Jaguar Wright, backed by Berlin's own Livedemo Band. She first came into my attention with her feature on a Hezekiah track, who btw is also on the tour bill alongside the great Bahamadia and Philly's hard-working DJ Statik (Ill Vibe Collective). We don't see RnB singers of that category too often in Europe, so worth the visit big time. Also I am fascinated by the nice vibes between the artists, the DJ and the band, who only had one day to rehearsal the whole set. Tourdates see Subotage website.

Jaguar Wright
Picture: lexmelek

Mixes of the week #4

Yes, it has been a while, but we manic is still around, don't worry.
Today I want to introduce to you three soca/carnival 2008 mixes which are all worth the download. All three come out of Germany, seems soca is pretty hype over there! ;)

Liquid Fire - Mad Again [Tracklisting see link]

Conqueror Sound - Neva too late for carnival [Tracklisting/Cover]

Three Kings - De roadmarch ting

Mixes of the week #3

SK Vibesmakers: Sincere - That's not gangsta, boy
UK Hip Hop
SK Vibemakers bring you 'Sincere - thats not gangsta boy' the mixtape. Sincere hails from North London and is most reknowned for his underground street hit 'Thats not gangsta', a single he put out on his own record label 'YE-Records'.

Steady Rock Crew/ DeeBuzz - "Without Love"
Lovers mix with Sizzla, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Pressure, Maxi Priest,..
DeeBuzz Sound

Marflix / MashUp Crew - MashUp Plus 2008-02-11 Radioshow
Reggaeton/Bachaton, Socarave,Remix, Bailefunk, Soca & Calypso in a smooth 85min mix! [zshare]
MashUp Crew, Marflix

Too hype

So if 3-hit wonder Uffie gets 6000 EUR for a 30min whack okay show, why can't we bring back JJ Fad? ;)

[picture by piperferni]

Mr. Dale - Soca Junkie (Video)

Mr Dales "Soca Junkie" was one of the biggest anthems last year in Barbados. Now there is a video - check it out:

[via de cooler]

Stephen Marley got Reggae Grammy

Stephen Marley got the Reggae Grammy Award for "Mind Control"

other nominees:
The Burning Spear Experience - Burning Spear
The End Of An American Dream - Lee "Scratch" Perry
Anniversary - Sly & Robbie And The Taxi Gang
Light Your Light - Toots & The Maytals

Pick it up (Video)

Yo Gabba Gabba! doing the Ska!

[via BoingBoing]

Make sure you also check out this dope ass old-school electro/miami bass track Party in my tummy.

Druff druff druff - drei Tage wach

New video by minimal/electro artist Luetzenkirchen from Munich. The video was shot in Berlin - I guess they had to cause the lyrics "3 days up" wouldn't fit to sleepy Munich. ;)