The ground-breaking UK band, Massive Attack, are re-issuing their classic album, Mezzanine on April 19th. Mezzanine, a Trip Hop and Dub mas...
Passport Radio is celebrating 5 years of broadcasting!
Tune in 24/7 to the finest in Downbeat, Dub, Headz, NuJazz... featuring hosts Architektur (Burning Bowl), Jon Coats of Canartic (Dank Disk) & Satta Transport Soundsystem. Passport Radio features artists like Kruder and Dorfmeister, The Orb, Pressure Drop, Sofa Surfers, Mad Professor, Ralph Myerz, Massive Attack, dZihan & Kamien, Yonderboi, Seefeel, Mark Stewart, Nightmares On Wax, Red Snapper, Adrian Sherwood, DJ Bootsie, Tosca, Xploding Plastix, and so much more ... Also, check out their interviews, including members of Gotan Project, Thievery Corporation, Canartic, Compost, G-Stone, Klein, Bastard Jazz, and Quango Records, among others.
Michael Rose of Black Uhuru & Twilight Circus Dub Sound System
DJ DSL Feat: Urbs (G-Stone '16 F#*king Years' video)
Anima Sound System
Peter Kruder (G-Stone) Interview
NASA/Stereo footage of the Sun
The first public release of images from the satellite record huge explosions and great looping prominences of gas. "It's like looking at the details of our star through a microscope". Here is the BBC report w/ additional footage of the Sun.
Paul McCartney live w/ NASA footage
One of the most underrated artists of the "Downbeat" genre:
Pressure Drop "Silently Bad Minded" (One Eye Records-UK)
Pressure Drop "Warrior Sound"
For over 150 years, Spring gives Baseball fans hope that this is their team's year. In preparation for the season, player training regiments vary and the occasional substance is used to help give them an "edge". Historically, few players reveal what they have used, be it steroids, creatine, amphetamines, etc. Well, the following athletes open up years later on what helped fuel some of their more memorable performances. No, not hang-over influenced heroics by Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle, but stoner, Acid induced remarkable and improbable outcomes.
Dock Ellis pitches a No-Hitter on LSD
The Red Sox's Bernie Carbo describes how he hit a World Series game-tying 3 run homer whiled stoned, Mets 'legend', Chico Escuela talks about Marijuana reform, and of course, the most infamous baked Red Sox, Bill "Spaceman" Lee.
New Sofa Surfers LP, Blindside available today!
Also stay tuned for new releases by Gotan Project (April 19th) and the Joan of Arc Soundtrack featuring members of Portishead & Goldfrapp!
Here is a little teaser from Gotan Project
Download links courtesy of Passport Radio
Milky Way time lapse video
Virtual video of the Candor Chasma canyon on Mars
Sounds like the intro to an old joke...BBC reports that 'a Belgian, two Frenchmen and a Colombian-Italian' have agreed to be locked away in steel containers for a maddening 18 months to simulate a mission to Mars. Full Story
Also, check out these amazing photos of the Mars moon, Phobos! The Link also shows the proposed landing sites for the forthcoming Phobos-Grunt Russian mission in 2011.
New Hint (Tru Thoughts) video
Tru Thoughts is now celebrating their 10 year anniversary! The UK label is also providing the exclusive soundtrack for the new iPhone game, X2 Snowboarding. Check out Tru Thoughts artists, The Bamboos as they share some 'home movies' featuring behind-the-scenes in both their lives & in the Studio.
The return of New Wave...
The classic "Gangsters" by The Specials
Several former "New Wave" artists have revitalized their careers by reuniting, recording & touring with their old band mates. Recently, The Specials released a 30th anniversary tour 2DVD set available HERE. Also, check out the latest by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, including this free download of the Neo Wave classic, Sister Marie Says from their upcoming album, The History Of Modern! Also, available is Shatter The Hotel: A Dub Inspired Tribute To Joe Strummer, celebrating the 30 year anniversary of "London Calling" and benefiting, Strummerville: The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music.
New Markus Kienzl feat. Oddateee
Air on Tour in North America:
3/13 - Miami - Fillmore
3/14 - Orlando - Hard Rock Live
3/15 - Atlanta - Centerstage
3/17 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club
3/18 - Philadelphia - Electric Factory
3/19 - New York - Terminal 5
3/20 - Boston - Berklee Performance Center
3/22 - Montreal - Metropolis
3/23 - Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/24 - Chicago - Riviera Theatre
3/26 - Oakland - Fox Theatre
3/27 - San Diego - 4th & B
3/28 - Los Angeles - Walt Disney Concert Hall
Hubble telescope video of Saturn's aurorae
"The aurora images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) were made possible by a rare chance to see the planet with its rings edge-on and both poles in view. It takes Saturn almost 30 years to orbit the Sun, and during that time such a picture opportunity occurs only twice." Story courtesy of the Daily Mail
NASA image of surface plumes on Saturn's moon, Enceladus
"Immanuel Kant declared in 1781 that space and time were real, but only indeed as properties of the mind. These algorithms are not only the key to consciousness, but why space and time − indeed the properties of matter itself - are relative to the observer." But a new theory by Robert Lanza, called Biocentrism 'suggests that space and time may not be the only tools that can be used to construct reality.'
Massive Attack "Splitting The Atom"
Nearly seven years since their last LP, Massive Attack released "Heligoland" today! Their latest album features a couple of vocal mainstays, Martina Topley-Bird & Horace Andy, as well as, the customary limited edition Vinyl & iTunes bonus tracks. Visit their "Tweatre" site for more videos (exclusively through Twitter) & music links. Also, you can download "Girl I Love You (She is Danger Remix)" free on Soundcloud, HERE.
Some additional downloads worth checking out:
BBC reports that the 'chance of discovering life on other worlds is greater than ever', calling it a "a mathematical certainty". Britain's leading astronomer. Lord Rees, the president of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal, says 'such a discovery would be a moment which would change humanity.' Hopefully, to expedite this change, we're discovered first...if we haven't been already.
Watch the BBC interview HERE
Burning Bowl Records artists, Scheibosan & Sugar B present their recent Dub Club set for free Download. Also, All India Radio (Burning Bowl / Minty Fresh) is offering 'remixes, alt versions, and favourite album tracks' from "Once A Day" for Download.
(Thanks to Passport Radio for the Portishead, DJ Bootsie & Dunkelbunt Links)