Palms Out Sounds' regular feature "Sample Wednesday" showcases music that recent artists have plundered. Here's vaguely Sarf London starlet Lily Allen's source material. Boy, dat girl got taste. (But here's Floodwatch Music, exorcising hatred of Ms Allen.)
I've only recently discovered sQuare Productions, quality electronic music blog. But thanks to them, I have discovered Pantha du Prince, German techno geniuses who are apparently also Marxists.
I want to buy almost all the records Teruah gives notice of here: Yiddish hip hop, Ladino blues, folk for far out cats, Hebrew indie, "Turkish hash bars meet Hasidic Brooklyn juke joints with ‘70's era psych rock well in tow", Jewish bluegrass - what more could you want?
That "far out folk" refers to Fred Katz, who you can read about at the brilliant Locust St. The "Hebrew indie" refers to Blue Fringe, who you can listen to at Obscure Sound. That "Yiddish hip hop" refers to Socalled, who has a new album out, Ghettoblaster, and you can listen to some of it at Bricolage Fantasy, pop drivel, 5 acts, and the consistently good comfort music.
Also from Comfort Music, I have posted before about the great song "Guns of Brixton", but didn't know there was a band of that name. Well, now I do.
Staying with the Clash and dub, DJ Durruti posts some top class Clash as part of an excellent series on dub reggae.
Here the Toaster Talks sings the praises of the deeply uncool Derek and the Dominos. I used to have the gatefold LP of this, and treasured it (horrible admission: I bought it off a junkie schoolmate who stole it off his mum to feed his habit), but I have no idea what happened to it.
Finally, here's a bunch of Balkan and gypsy music, older and newer, on Nialler9.
Bob's beats artist keywords: The Clash, Lily Allen, SoCalled
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