Making ‘The Cold Vein’ (Video Documentary)

Watch a three-part series highlighting the early years of Definitive Jux and an intimate look at the recording of Cannibal Ox’s debut album “The Cold Vein”

Apparently this has been on YouTube for a year and has an unusually low number of views; a three-part documentary on creating the debut Cannibal Ox album The Cold Vein. It only runs just over a half-hour but is a wonderful glimpse into not just the singular album but an intimate look into the prime-era of Definitive Jux as a homegrown NYC rap label.


P-Funk Documentary

‘One Nation Under A Groove’ presents a near hour long documentary on George Clinton’s musical legacy led by the formation of the “Parliament Funkadelic” syndicate of musicians.

After spending most of Thursday listening to Maggot Brain, it is rather appropriate to have stumbled upon the following near hour-long documentary of Parliament Funkadelic made in 2005.  Embedded below for your viewing pleasure, One Nation Under A Groove profiles George Clinton’s musical projects that culminated in ‘P-Funk’ and of course it’s legacy on modern rap music and that awesome Jeremy Piven movie.


EVEREMAN Documentary

Atlanta street-artist EVEREMAN, emphasizing the value of collaboration, and underground art’s role in the identification of Atlanta and other cities

Evereman LogoA well-timed post from Catlanta today; a 5 minute documentary on Atlanta street-artist EVEREMAN whose iconic wood stencils have been a part of Atlanta street art for as long as I can remember.

In the video EVEREMAN shares thoughts emphasizing the value of collaboration, and the role underground street-art plays into the city’s cultural identification.

A wonderful companion article to the ABV Gallery / Terminal West article shared last week, putting the spotlight on Atlanta’s growing street-art community.

Learn more about Atlanta street art by visiting some of the artists below:

EVEREMAN [ Blog | Facebook | Twitter ]
Catlanta [ Facebook | Twitter ]
ABV Gallery

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King Midas Sound Documentary Pt. 1

Ahead of the forthcoming sophomore full-length ‘Without You’ on Hyperdub, Kevin Martin’s ‘King Midas Sound’ project has released the first part of a short documentary feature.

The follow-up album to the group’s premier ‘Waiting For You’ is set for release on digital and vinyl formats on November 8th. Although a collection of remixes and revoicings of originals, Kevin Martin and crew insist this release stands firmly on its own as well as its predecessor. A full tracklist is available beneath the fold.

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Samsara Debut / Trailer / US Launch

Ron Fricke’s ‘Samsara’ the follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Baraka’ debuted Sept 11, 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival. View the trailer and read additional info ahead of the US launch August 2012.

Samsara,’ Ron Fricke‘s follow-up film to his critically acclaimed non-verbal epic ‘Baraka‘ has been in development for years with very few updates. The film premiered in Toronto, Canada on September 11, 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

It has been announced Samsara will debut in American theaters beginning August 2012.

Samsara [ IMDB | TIFF | Press Release | Official Website | Full Cast & Crew ]

Update – Watch the Trailer for Samsara:

New Update: Since the film has been released and premiered since the time of this writing I have added the additional resources related to the film below:

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Future Sound – An Underground Electronic Music Documentary

This one was posted on Sonic Router the other day, in addition to being linked to me by a number of friends in emails and IMs. For those who haven’t seen it yet, I will share it here. Jamie Whitby and Rachel Lob-levy’s documentary features appearances from such mainstays and trend-setters as Roska, Blackdown, and Scratcha DVA, as well as some live footage of SBTRKT.

Definitely recommended watching here, a HD version is available through Vimeo.


Future Sound – An Underground Electronic Music Documentary – HD from Jamie Whitby on Vimeo.

PlayPortrait : Terror Danjah

Great interview from the Playground Magazine camp as they highlight Terror Danjah upon the release of his first full-length issued on Hyperdub. Having established himself at the forefront of the UK Grime scene with his immense list of productions, it’s exciting to see his talents finally displayed in LP form.

Check out Playground Magazine’s interview and a near 20-minute ‘day in the life of Terror Danjah’ documentary over on their website. Whether you are a long-time follower of his sound or a grime neophyte, Terror Danjah is typically a jokester and although I haven’t had an opportunity to watch it yet, I don’t expect it to be a disappointment given his recent shenanigans hosting on  RinseFM.

Read / Watch  PlayPortrait:001 – Terror Danjah [via Playground Magazine]
Follow Terror Danjah on Twitter

Theo Parrish v. Tony Allen (Live and Forthcoming RBMA video)

I am a long way from Lagos so unfortunately will be unable to attend this one when it happens however, Red Bull Music Academy has arranged quite a meeting of the minds by teaming up Theo Parrish, Tony Allen, Seun Kuti and more as a part of the annual Felabration tribute to Fela Kuti. The concert which will feature Parrish alongside a 9-piece Afrobeat outfit is scheduled to be documented as a short film for release sometime in December.

Felabreation Official Website
Theo Parrish / Tony Allen [via RBMA]

The History of Hessle Audio

A video documentary on Hessle Audio, the forward looking label helmed by Ben UFO, Pangaea, and Pearson Sound (née Ramadanman)

An absolutely brilliant article from the Always Everything blog outlining the Leeds collective of Ben UFO, Ramadanman, and Pangaea that has become the ground-breaking and genre defining Hessle Audio label.  The mark these three have left on the modern bass music scene is clearly undeniable; their Sub.FM radio show, Rufage Radio was picked up recently by RinseFM for obvious reasons, Resident Advisor has featured them as label of the month, and their productions and dj sets are always top notch. Additionally, they are some of the most humble and courteous people I have encountered.

Read History of Hessle Audio, regardless of how much you already know about these guys for a wonderful look at music that never fails to defy expectations.

Hessle Audio broadcasts this evening on RinseFM at 2300GMT (6PM ET) featuring the dj work of Ben UFO, Ramadanman, and guest Shortstuff of the Blunted Robots crew.

Follow the Hessle Audio crew on Twitter: BenUFO, Ramadanman, Pangaea

Always Everything : A History of Hessle