Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Friday Music: Welcome back Lorde. Thanks for making it interesting.

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  • Hugh Wilson,

    I enjoyed that Rodigan extract last night and will cop the book when it comes out – from a few things I’ve read it seems not all has always been full peace & love in Rodigan’s world of reggae, which seems to parallel Jamaica & the genre in general I guess – volatile characters abound! Paul Bradshaw touches on some of this here: https://ancienttofuture.com/2017/02/20/david-rodigan-a-life-in-reggae-roddy-you-a-dubwise-smody/

    Elsewhere Australian producer Mista Savona is getting close to the release of his Havana meets Kingston project – the lead single dropped last week (its on Bandcamp and 45) & would mix extremely well with summertime anywhere, and theres a snazzy video of the project (which has a seriously impressive cast of musicians) too:

    Another thing I’ve enjoyed this week – Cut Chemist & B+ in conversation on David Axelrod, with some of his stuff and sampling songs mixed in as well.

    https://www.mixcloud.com/Cut_Chemist/a-stable-sound-episode-11-songs-we-experience-a-david-axelrod-retrospective-featuring-brian-cross/

    And the new Lorde in the New Yorker:
    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/listen-to-lordes-fiery-new-single-green-light?mbid=social_twitter

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    More records released on Lorde Day:

    Grayson Gilmour's rather delightful new song 'Hundred Waters'.

    And Pitch Black's single of 'It's the Future Knocking', with remixes by International Observer, Alpha Steppa and Deep Fried Dub.

    Seriously looking forward to that Pitch Black show tonight ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Like this ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Wow, that Nadia Reid album is awesome! Thx for heads-up. <3

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    that Pitch Black show tonight

    have a great one for me

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac, in reply to Russell Brown,

    :'-(

    At least I have a single to download when I get home.

    And the Lorde release is pretty good - not a great house fan myself, but it's cool she can do a dancy tune.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • Kimberley Verburg,

    I'm reassured to hear that I wasn't the only one hearing Taylor Swift in there, although I couldn't pin down exactly what it was.

    I'm also reassured that, while Lorde has clearly developed musically, she's still keen on teeth.

    Leiden • Since Jun 2007 • 27 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Just hope the new Lorde video doesn't encourage more young folk to lean dangerously out of the windows of moving vehicles...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7939 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Boak,

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    Also on Sat April 8, but in a regular venue, not a forest... Punk It Up...

    San Francisco • Since Apr 2016 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    I think I prefer Lorde's Green Light song more than the video. I can relate to it more.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Brown, in reply to Andrew Boak,

    *Punk’s

    Or perhaps it does mean 'Punks who are not dead'. That would work. Sorry. It has been a long week.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2013 • 137 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    I keep an eye on SXSW and I do wonder if it hasn't completely jumped its shark.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2932 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Tim Michie,

    I think I prefer Lorde's Green Light song more than the video. I can relate to it more.

    Ditto. The song is good.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2932 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Rees, in reply to Kimberley Verburg,

    I'm hearing Kate Bush in the chorus. But yes, Out of the Woods. And that's a good thing.

    Wales • Since Nov 2006 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    That piano/keyboard riff in Green Light feels very familiar - tugging at some memory of a National FIlm Unit doco from last century or similar, or perhaps just a mammalian-brain-friendly sequence of frequencies...
    ...it does get in, though!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7939 posts Report Reply

  • Vivid,

    That SXSW contract has the whiff of government about it. In the present US environment I'm sure that immigration has sent the directive to keep their immigrant workers legal.

    Wairarapa • Since May 2015 • 43 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kimberley Verburg,

    hearing Taylor Swift in there

    who copied her later sound from Lorde's first album

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB, in reply to Martin Brown,

    *Punk’s

    Or perhaps it does mean 'Punks who are not dead'. That would work. Sorry. It has been a long week.t

    Although getting super-nerdy is sort of anti-punk... I'll think you'll find there are probably whole thesis already written, explaining how the ethos of punk is counter establishment to a whole range of issues, including the norms of spelling, grammar, and punctuation.... :D

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 889 posts Report Reply

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