I was just thinking about this the other day. It would have been May 1994 when I hooked up the first public library computer in the Nelson/Tasman region to the Internet. We used Telecom Learning Link (remember that?) initially and then moved fairly quickly to Planet Nelson run by the anarchic and lovely Chris O'Donoghue.
I remember the feeling at the time that this was big stuff and 20 years on it really feels like the whole world changed from that moment.
* Disclaimer: I don't actually have 'sets" as such. I just listen to music on my computers by myself.
.. ‘Hooligan 69’ …
you lucky bastard …
You'd have loved them. They also gave it heaps on this one ...
So jealous. Reggae owes me money really arrived like a gunshot, takng dancehall/ragga to a whole new level. It was like reggae from outer space and I guess was referencing the underground stuff happening in London that would become breaks and jungle but at the time I'd never heard anything like it.
The first time I heard it would have been 1991(?) on a late night mid week show on Radio Active. I was down Cuba St the next day to grab my vinyl copy and it's been a treasured possession ever since. I think that Radio Active show played a tune off it every week for months. Good times.
There's a great saturated dub version of this by Althea & Donna on there as well.
Quick props to the new Lee Scratch Perry joint, Roaring Lion out on the reliably clever and quality producing Pressure Sounds label.
Amazing how new treasure just keeps getting unearthed out of the Black Ark vaults. Here's a sample;
Not sure that either party, Labour or National, are in favour of Internet freedom. The guilty until proven innocent anti-file sharing law, the "voluntary" Internet filter, the online bullying moral panic legislation, TICS, you name it: not much in that soup of silliness that promotes and protects the rights of Internet users.
We need, like, some kind of Internet Party or something.
But what's even harder to explain is why this happened in your first major set-piece speech of an election year
Even little things like the scheduling clash with the Grammy's where surely a large part of the electorate they'd like to be engaged only had eyes for the Staples Centre.
Mount Kimbie (& Jamie XX) at Laneways.
Ragga Twins (+ Shadow, Orb etc...) at Splore.
*wanders off and sulks*
two words: LEE FIELDS.
as you were...
Would love to have got to this. Having to settle for Charles Bradley at the NZ Festival in Wellington next month. :)
This is Lana Del Rey's Ride remixed by Paul Woolford aka Special Request, in a proper early 90s jungliest hardcore style. It's a banger!