Since 2000, U.S. police have killed between 1,000 and 1,200 people per year, according to Fatal Encounters, an up-to-date archive of police killings. The victims are disproportionately likely to be Black, male and young, according to a study by Frank Edwards at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, in Newark. In 2019, Edwards and two co-authors […]
9/10 … King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band is rightfully one of the most celebrated of all New Orleans jazz bands. Their recordings from 1923 were groundbreaking. Not only were they the recording debuts of Oliver, Louis Armstrong and clarinetist Johnny Dodds but they are definitive examples of ensemble-oriented classic New Orleans jazz, certainly ranking as the most exciting and advanced jazz recordings up to that point in time…
6/10 … UK movie distributor of mainly 1980’s cult movies. In the beginning it was mainly horror, but they expanded out to having more Martial Art and Action movies, and have given several of Jackie Chan movies the deluxe treatment. I love this label when it comes to their editions, great transfers, nice packaging and good prices…
Yes, they sing in Swedish but that haven’t stopped them from being very well liked in other countries. Their fast 2-bar music with catchy melodies makes them nothing short of amazing. Asta Kask forms a fund for a lot of Swedish punk bands that appeared in the 1980s and 1990s. Among Asta Kask’s own influences […]
Before Jesus arrived and his divine father chilled out, the Old Testament God was, ironically, kind of a hellraiser. He was not a nice guy. He really liked killing people. And he may have actually been insane, if his willingness to randomly murder devout worshippers like Moses was any indication. Here are the 12 craziest, most awful […]
9/10 … The past five years have seen amapiano, South Africa’s electronic music movement born in the townships of the country’s Gauteng province, evolve from an underground sound to a nationwide mainstream staple. Even with its commercial success though, amapiano’s DIY ethos has continued to disrupt music creation and distribution in the country….
Back in 2002, Awesome Tapes from Africa label founder Brian Shimkovitz was studying ethnomusicology when his research sent him to Ghana. “I was collecting a lot of music, and all during this time, it was a cassette-based music economy,” he says. “As a music freak grabbing lots of stuff for research, I was dealing with […]
UK drill is probably the latest of the music genres to make the middle class housewives choke on their morning tea, waving flags, demanding it to be banned. A not such a wild guess is that the home and school association already have bombarded the politicians in London with demands of harder legislations on what […]
When American rock music spread across Europe in the late 1950s, it was integrated with the countries’ own cultural heritage. In the UK, the road to rock’n’roll went via skiffle, fast folk music on the banjo and washboard. In 1956, John Lennon formed a slate group, the Quarrymen, of which Paul McCartney and George Harrison […]
Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) is a 1982 Turkish science fantasy martial arts superhero adventure filmdirected by Çetin Inanç, starring actor and martial artist Cüneyt Arkın. The film is popularly known abroad as Turkish Star Wars, due to its notorious unauthorized use of footage, music and sound effects from Star Wars and other science fiction films. The film combines science fiction themes with martial arts fantasy film action, having more in […]
Turkey in the 1960s and 70s was one of the biggest producers of film in the world even though its film industry did not have enough written material to start with. In order to keep up with the demand, screenwriters and directors were copying scripts and remaking movies from all over the world. Name any […]
7/10 … They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle.
9/10 …At the end of the 60s, superstar drummer and angriest man in rock Ginger Baker was on the verge of collapse. Strung out on heroin, deeply grieving Jimi Hendrix’s death, and alienated from his former Cream and Blind Faith bandmates, he needed a new direction. He found it in Nigeria, where he decamped after driving a Range Rover from Algeria across the Sahara Desert. (A madcap adventure captured in the 1971 documentary Ginger Baker in Africa). Once in Lagos, Baker started jamming with Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti….
In November 1971, Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer of Cream and Blind Faith, decided to set up a recording studio in Lagos, then the capital of Nigeria. Baker was one of the first rock musicians to realize the potential of African music. He also decided that it would be a rewarding musical experience to travel […]
8/10 …The holy trio (303) of Hardfloor records released during the same period, 1993-1994, TB Resuscitation, Respect and Funalogue are even now, almost 30 years later is still amazing. Especially the two full-length albums. The mini-album Funalogue as a stand alone release as it was ment to be at first, with only the 5 tracks, Confuss, Roarrh, Rosinenbrot, Funalogue and Alternative is still a solid good album, and I would rate it as a 6/10. But when they decided to include the over 10 minute long Into The Nature (Plastikman Mix) Remix and Into The Nature (Hardfloor Remix) the release reached a whole new level. They are mind-tripping, mind-blowing and both of them should always be played in any Acid DJ set. The other tracks are as I said good, apart from Roarrh, that’s nothing short of embarissing and I chose to ignore.