Danger Grove is Jesse Dangerously and Lizard Grove. We did some remixes, we won a competition, we made a record, and COAX Records will be releasing it in body and soul on Jesse's 39th birthday, October 19th of this year. We'll let you know as soon as there's a pre-order! This is going to be a big one. CD, vinyl, cassette, the works. You'll see it in stores, you'll see it on tours.
I wrote this song in probably 2007, trying to get inside the head of the person a friend of mine was trying to divorce. I was trying to imagine his logic, how he thought forbidding someone to leave him and trapping them with guilt and threats could lead to reconciliation.
Today is Rich Terfry's birthday. Buck 65 . The Has, the Slam; the Boss, the Man. I posted a quick note about it on Twitter, and a long distance rap friend replied a bit scornfully with "why do you still idolize this guy?" And it was a nice opportunity to reflect - why do I? Here's what i told him...
This song was originally a demo for Peter Project, who was working on a producer album featuring different MCs over beats he was making using strictly vintage hardware samplers from hip-hop's golden era, which he planned to record entirely to two-inch magnetic tape. A beautiful idea which turned out...
just a few things i been listening to this week, no deep central connecting theme. some old favourites, some recent discoveries, some mistakes.
There's a canon of great and classic Wu-Tang Clan songs, but when they were first coming out, a lot of us voluntarily overwhelmed our whole lives with the worlds they created, down to the smallest details. These songs weren't singles & don't get played out, but formed part of it all.
The Mayor and I got really excited about the New Jack Swing aesthetic of that new Bruno Mars & Cardi B song, so we had a little YouTube party about it. When I went home, my head was stuck in the 90s. I'm also reading the 33⅓ book about Dummy and how Portishead worked behind the scenes, so somewhere between those two nodes, my subconscious triangulated this part funky, part moody 90s house party tape.
You can get a unreleased and never-before-heard and star-studded Jesse D song from one of my forthcoming albums - not that one, t'other one - if you pick up the Friendraiser compilation by Schäffer the Darklord, and support our friends who are wracked with legal fees in protecting themselves from an awful situation. More details at the link!
I'm gonna edit this post to say a little something about every artist I included! Gotta run get a bus now though or I'll be late for therapy. If you want to help support my playlists, my music, my writing, AND my therapy? Visit my patreon. Here's the same playlist for Google Music users, like myself!
Episode V, December 201