Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Rocket up your ass

No Restless Funk this week as I'm ill. However I'd been meaning to throw together some Ra stuff for a while, so here you go...

I really love everything about Sun Ra, the craziness, the attention to details, the artwork, the DIY nature of a lot of his work, the discipline, hell, even the music!

This is imagery and music I've picked up along the way, when you start it becomes kind of an addiction within an addiction...

If you're starting out, your best bet is the Art Yard reissues for vinyl unless you have a rich benefactor who doesn't think original press vinyl is a crazy investment. There's a lot out there in terms of reissues to be had for cheap though.

When you talk about labels, El Saturn is king. There's discographies out there, but none of them has it all. Geerken's "Omniverse" looks pretty terrific, but at about £1000 for the book, I'll stick with Campbell & Trent at 900 odd pages.

There's not enough Ra label porn out there, I've been meaning to put something together from my own stash but I'm not so fast with photoshop so I've just slung this together:

Oh, and the music?

Friday, 22 November 2013

Get Baked

The Restless Funk Radio Show 20/11/13


Bookfa - Press Bookfa Press
Vakula - Sleepyvision
Faust - It's A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl
Six Sed Red - Shake It Right (Bang Em Right)
Rinpoche - Degradation
ZSOU Vs Velvet Season & The Hearts of Gold - Wild Honeyz
King Tubby - There's Dub
Max Romeo - Rise Up
Nath & Martin Bros. - My Head
Dazzle - Explain
Phil Moore Jr - You Showed Me
Saint Etienne - Stoned To Say The Least (Foxbase Beat Version)
Jeff Phelps - On The Corner
Sam Sanders - Face At My Window
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Everyday People
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - L'anamour
Matana Roberts - Lulla/bye
Hieroglyphic Being - Nidhamu
Appleblim & Peverelist - Overhere (Brendon Moller Remix)
Basic Channel - Phylps Trak

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Monday, 11 November 2013

It's not something, right?

The number of registered space cadets in the village is stratospheric but it's been a while since I went anywhere near full biscuit round here. I had a bit of time and although I didn't quite reach the full psychosis intended (a quiet, sunny Sunday afternoon doesn't lend itself) I'm glad I pressed "record"...

Thursday, 7 November 2013

It's a Steel

The Restless Funk Radio Show 06/11/13


Quiet Village - Days
Craig Leon - Four Eyes To See the Afterlife
Don Cherry - Chenrezig
Verb T - All That Exists
Black Light Orchestra - Touch Me Take Me
Warriors - Theme (Inst.)
Mad Cobra - Middle Dub
Johnny Mathis - Something To Sing About
40 Thieves - Don't Turn It Off (Version)
Mano Le Tough - Being Yourself
I:Cube - Procession
Armando Trovaioli - Racconto Televisio
Steve McKay - Tunnel Diner
Freedom Family - Love Affair
Blue Cu Barker - Don't You Make Me High
The Velvettes - Ain't No Place Like Motown
Jamie 3:26 - On The Way To Sing Sing
Cheryl Lynn - Keep It Hot
Mongo Santamaria - Carmela
John Martyn - Cocain

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Just play the hits...

Weekend's gathering got livelier than expected, luckily my records weren't too far away. Here's what went down:

Theo Parrish - Carpet People Don't Drink Steak Soda
TV Baby - New York's Alright (Dunks Downtown Mix)
The Jellies - The Conversation (Version)
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
Maestro - Dread Man
Elsworth James - Calypso Music
Ofege - Nobody Fails
Christie Azuma & The Uppers International Band - Din Ya Sugri
Secret Circuit - Moon Life
Syndrome - Roots (12" Extended Version)
Quiet Village - Circus of Horrors
Ricardo Villalobos - Tu Actitud
Tambien - Dios
Brian Ferry - Alphaville (Todd Terje Remix)
Leisure Connection - Jungle Dancing
Tambien - Campagnia
First Choice - Love Thang (Genius of Time Remix)
T-Kut - Let Me Show U (Keys Remix)
Unknown - Magic Body
Hamilton Brothers - Music Makes The World Go Round (Inst.)
Tirogo - We Like To Party
The Mole - Lockdown Party (Sprinkles Crossfaderama)
Moodymann - I Can't Kick This Feeling When It Hits
Dissidenten - Bajka's Gnoui (Extended Mix)
Rick Poppa Howard - I Won't Lay Back
James Mason - Nightgruv
Stardust - Blazin'
Billy Ocean - Nights
Try To Find Me - I'm Dancer
William Onyeabor - Good Name
Asiko Rock Group - Everybody Get Down
Moussa Doumbia - Samba
Camaro's Gang - Oh No (The Beast Day)
Velvet Season & The Hearts of Gold - Truth Machine For Lovers
K.C.C. - Future III (Richard Sen Edit)
Omar Souleyman - Shift Al Mani (Crackboy Remix)
Francis Bebey - Bissao (Pilooski Remix)
4 To The Bar - Slam Me Baby (X-Rated Remix)
The Rhythm Machine & Dr Dunks - Saffron
Lil' Louis - 6AM (Extended Mix)
Maurice Fulton - Sarah's E With Extra P
Adventure Party - The Globe
Rub n Tug - Scanners (Live Edit)
Neal Howard - To Be or Not To Be (The Gathering Club Version)