Monday, 28 April 2008

The Roots

Philadelphia live hip-hop crew The Roots released their new album today. I haven't got it yet but if the rest is as good as the awesome single Get Busy then it's set to be another classic from ?uestlove (above) and the boys...

Buy the album here


DJ Food's 1000 Masks mix

Ninja Tune is far and away my favourite record label of all time. If only every music company nowadays was run with so much passion and commitment to innovate. Ninja recently released a three-CD collection of its current output called You Don't Know featuring, among many others, Diplo, Spank Rock, Roots Manuva and The Heavy. It contained some fantastic stuff but, due to its size, was difficult to fully digest. Helpfully, Ninja's mixmaster in chief Strictly Kev (aka DJ Food) has stepped forward with a 50-minute 39-track mega-mix of the collection, which is a simply stunning demonstration of the man's considerable DJ skills. I wholeheartedly recommend you buy it now and check his MySpace to find out when he's next playing in your town.

To buy DJ Food's 1000 Masks mix for just £4.oo, click here
To buy Ninja's You Don't Know compilation, click here



According to Blogcatalog, we apparently don't yet have enough content to be registered with them so i thought i'd better get posting.

Heard L.E.S. Artistes about a year ago and have been excited about Santogold ever since then so it's pretty much made my monday morning to find these two uptempo gems:

Santogold: You'll Find A Way
Santogold: Say Aha

I'm sure everyone's got this by now but i'm looking forward to hearing this on the Gramaphone sound system in June:

Gnarls Barkley: Going On


Friday, 25 April 2008

Rockabilly Boom

In the true spirit of Beat Poetry, we go from upfront electro banger, the 1950's.

I've been listening to a lot of Rockabilly recently, mainly spurred on by Cut Chemist and Keb Darge's excellent compilation 'Lost and Found: Rockabilly'. This track is from Johnny Burnette, released just after the break up of The Rock and Roll Trio in 1957 and is a dark, screaming, hiccupy slice of magic.

Johnny Burnette: Rock Billy Boogie

Cut Chemist & Keb Darge Comp on Emusic

Enjoy, Alex

Watch out! I know kung fu

Wow. Beat Poetry has its own blog! This is Ally just checking in to see how this shit works. So, I've been digging this remix of Shit Disco by Goose. It's a big old electro/punk tune a la LCD Soundsystem that I can't wait to play out. Enjoy.

I Know Kung-Fu (Goose rmx) - Shit Disco

Check out Shit Disco here:

And Goose here:

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

April Mixxx

Well, hello and welcome to the Beat Poetry blog. This post is a bit out of date now as our April night at Gramaphone has now passed. However, better late than never as they say, so here's the little mix we put together for this month. It was recorded live down in Hither Green in Ally's flat whilst eating a whole packet of Cheddars. At the time, we only had 2 guinea pigs and Cat (Ally's cat) for an audience so we hope you enjoy it as much as they did.

April Mixxx


1. Intro - Jack Kerouac
2. Good Rockin Tonight (Rmx)- Elvis Presley
3. Psycho - The Sonics
4. The Lollipop - Delicious Allstars feat. Jocelyn Brown
5. Drop It Down (B rmx) - The New Mastersounds
6. Foxy Girls In Oakland - Rodger Collins
7. I Got Soul (Smalltown DJs rmx) - Eric B & Rakim
8. I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth
9. Killing In The Name - The Apples
10. The Seed 2.0 - The Roots
11. Sergeant Peppers (reprise) - The Beatles
12. Looking Out My Window - Tom Jones
13. Get Ready For The Young Folks - Conroller 7