Cratery 23 (pt. A) feat. Sipreano

22 12 2010

“The first of a 4-part Cratery featuring 2 of our favourite record nerds, Vancouver’s Sipreano and Toronto’s Jason Palma. On Session A, Sip goes one for one with Serious, Kaewonder and myself, sharing his love for all things Canadian, funky and undiscovered. Sip is not only responsible for breathing life into Light in the Attic’s “Jamaica to Toronto” compilation, but also the curator of the recently created voluntaryinnature.blogspot.com. He is also credited with creating the phrase “Rock Kokanee Flow”. Cratery 23: Session A featuring Sipreano. Enjoy.” – ARCEE

TRACK LIST:
1. Art Snider/It was a very good year
2. Patsy Gallant/Raconte
3. Roger Simard/Mary Mary
4. Claude Leveilee/Les Geographes
5. Pepe Merto/Yagibushi
6. The Pharaohs/Freedom Time
7. Dom Um Romao/Escarvos de Jo
8. Cargo/Rural Route 1
9. The Invaders/Lost Time
10. Johnny Pate/Frustrating Disappointment
11. Motherlode/Quality of Leadership
12. Buster Williams/Noble Ego
13. UNLISTED
14. Incredible Bongo Band/Sing Sing Sing
15. Terje Rypdal/Rolling Stone
16. Guy Rheaume/Des Cheveaux a Couper
17. Fullerton Dam/Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls
18. Manzel/Space Funk
19. Francois De Roubaix/Dernier Domicile Connu
20. Christphous Columbus/Puratoire Mood

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Cratery #21

21 09 2010

This month, the Cratery crew decided to embark on a journey to Montreal for the f*ck of it. Heat was copped, food was eaten and in less than 12 hours later we were back on the road. I can say from the bottom of my heart that I love that city.The city is great beyond measure and every time I go I have immense fun. This visit was no exception. Shouts to Arcee and Serious and the various vinyl vendors that made this trip both fun and worthwhile. We owe this edition of Cratery to y’all…

enjoy.





Cratery 19: feat. Frank Dukes

19 07 2010

photo credit: Dave Yan

This month for Cratery, we’ve enlisted the help of none other than homie/digger/producer extraordinaire Frank Dukes.

For those unfamiliar with his stellar production work, get familiar. This is how it went down: we went 3-for-3 with a wide array of joints from psych to soul, west-Indian funk to Bollywood brainmelters.

You’ll notice that there’s no tracklisting for this Cratery. The information is classified. However, we did give you an eBay-esque description that may help you decode the secrets contained within our crates. Just kidding, the descriptions won’t help you at all.

Regardless of all of that, we present to you:

1. Fantastic Soul *Horn Stabs* SAMPLES-*cue burn,surface noise. Plays fine*
2. MONSTER FUZZ SOUL!! 45 RARITY
3. “Ain’t no sunshine” HIP HOP BREAKZ
4. Shady Brook LP Hard-to-Find Soul!
5. Barbados 1977 WIRL Disco Funk
6. Funky 45 Plays Great!
7. Great Grits and Gravy Soul
8. 45 RPM Mid-tempo Soulful Rock – SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY
9. Groovy Funk – Great for Teenagers!
10. DOO WOP Surprisingly Hard Drums (No Break-sorry)
11. Detroit Soul 45 *surface noise*
12. Hot Wax LABEL Great Soul!
13. HIP HOP DRUM BRAEKZ! 45 RPM
14. Indian Psych –FUNKY— SAMPLES
15. Disco/Rock MONTREAL LP
16. Rare Tropical Funk COVER Gwen McCrae
17. Cuban RARE RARE RARE
18. Library INSTRUMENTAL FUNK –BREAKZ-

CRATERY 19 feat. FRANK DUKES





Cratery 18: The Vangover

21 06 2010

“Both the hommie Kaewonder and I recently spent some time on the left coast.  This month’s Cratery represents the fruits of our visit. I love shopping for records in a different town. Especially when that town is Vancouver. I was fortunate enough to stumble across a copy of J.R. Bailey’s “Just me and you”, Nina Simone’s “Is it Finished” LP, Bad Medicine’s “Trespasser” 45 and a copy of Marlena Shaw’s Spice of Life LP to name a few. There are definitely some records in Vancouver. And no one knows that better than the big hommie Sipreano, record guru extraordinaire. Thank you sir. For your hospitality. And your record collection. And so, in the aftermath of 2 weeks spent binging on records, alcohol and herb, we present to you, Cratery 18: The Vangover. Enjoy. ” – ARCEE

Track list and download after the cut.

TRACK LIST:

1. Galt McDermot “Let the Sun Shine In”
2. George Shearing “Aquarius”
3. Groove Holmes “No Trouble on the Mountain”
4. Strutt “Said you didn’t love her (instrumental)”
5. Bob Williams “I’m Alright (part 1)”
6. Grupo Irakere “Bacalao Con Pan”
7. Nina Simone “Funkier than a Mosquito’s tweeter”
8. Rotary Connection “Memory Band”
9. The Poppy Family “Beyond the Clouds”
10. The National Gallery “Pond with Swans”
11. Marlena Shaw “Where can I go?”
12. Mavis Staples “What happened to the real me?”
13. Bad Medicine “Trespasser (part 2)”
14. UNLISTED
15. Soul Hustlers “Super Party (part 1)”
16. Au Pairs “Headache for Michelle”
17. Marva Josie “He does it better”

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CRATERY 16

26 04 2010

[photo credit: Dave Yan]

Cratery 16. As per usual we’ve put together a wide variety of dope music (but sorry folks, no African disco)  for you and yours to enjoy. For free. Simple. You download it. You listen to it. you comment and give us props and/or criticize us for our non VG+++ records and generally lax attitude towards mixing and audiophile sound quality of said Cratery.

ENJOY

Don’t forget to comment if you’ve DL’ed this shit. Speak the fuck up.

tracklist:

1. Boris Gardiner/Melting Pot
2. The Gaylords of Dominica/Wicked World Outside
3. Johnny Clarke/Declaration of Rights
4. Soul Explosion Band/Captivity
5. Billy Stewart/Cross my Heart
6. Shades of Brown/Garbage Man
7. Freddie Robinson/Smoking
8. Blue Mitchell/Collision in Black
9. Earth Wind and Fire/Bad Tune
10. Doug Carn/Higher Ground
11. Roy Ayers Ubiquity/A Tear to a Smile
12. Volker Kriegel/Mindwell
13. Pete Jolly/Springs
14. Pride/A Home*
15. Glass Prism/Extention 68
16. *Unlisted*
17. Funkadelic/I’ll Stay

*for the big homie Sipreano!





CRATERY 15 *late pass*

26 04 2010

The arrival of Cratery 15 signals two things: 1. An official Cratery logo + design. 2. A brand new format for this month.

First off, a big thank you to Sean Davison (Creative Director, Maclaren McCann) for helping us bring our monthly dig diary to life with its own logo + look.  Hope y’all like it. Just the first of more new Cratery related newness to come.  And special thanks to this month’s official Cratery photog, DJ Serious – who was nice enough to join us on the first of many dig days this March.

This month, we’ve traded our traditional “1 for 1” format for two 30 minute sets from myself and the hommie Kaeweezy. I end up somewhere in the African/Latin/Rock space (Mandingo, Chakachas, Fever Tree), leaving Kae to mess around in the Jazz/Soul/Oddball realm (Cleveland Eaton, Julius Brockington, Synthesis).  In simple terms, another hour of ill shit – on us.  Cratery 15. A to the motherf****n’ Kae, homeboy. A to the motherf****n’ Kae. – ARCEE

TRACKLIST:

ARCEE’S SET:
Mandingo/Watching and Waiting
Chakachas/El Canyon Rojo
Manu Dibango/Pepe Soup
Monomono/Find Out
Exile One/You have lost the battle
Ginger Baker/The Winner
Fever Tree/Don’t come crying to me girl
Hugo Montenegro/Undun
Joe Thomas/Chitlins and Chuchifritos
Mandrill/Coelho

KAEWONDER’S SET:

Cleveland Eaton/All your lover, all day, all night
The Fatback Band/Love
Roy Ayers/Baby you give me a feeling
Synthesis/City Song
Marie Rottrova/Time is a rogue
Harnell/For a brief time
Herb Geller/Space a la Mode
Streetdancer/Journey into the night
Julius Brockington/Got to be there

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Meeting of The Minds

24 03 2010

This is but one of many pics taken one night after 24 Carat Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall. Late night eats at Taste of China.

Not sure what it is that (L-R Benzo, Jaz and T.R.A.C.K.S) find so amusing, but whatever it was it must’ve been good.

shouts to the others in attendance that night,too. Pretty sure Bozack Morris was in the cut alongside Big Jacks (?), Arcee the homegirl Natalie, Asicks and myself (?) shouts to whomever I’ve forgotten. That was a great late night food flex with hella jokes and good times.