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Jan 18

VTech Phones and Frequency present..

An intimate DJ set from:

Jazzy Jeff feat. Skillz

Plus….

Apollo (Triple Threat)

Sake One (PST)

The Whooligan (Om Records, 40Love)

Hosted by Fran Boogie.

Might,  119 Utah, SF

Limited Advance tickets available at www.frequency.eventbrite.com

This event is 21+.
We are giving away a pair of tickets to the show.  Winner will be drawn from people who hit us up and will win a pair of tickets.  Winner will be notified via email by 1/20/11.  Courtesy of Synergy Works.

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Oct 01

(photos by Laith Majali & Nasser Kalaji)

Free new mix from Mochilla (click image for download page)

Message from B+:

This past summer, Coleman and myself, along with Jay Electronica and his DJ, TJ the King, Ommar Offendum, and Will Quantic had the chance to go to the Middle East and play.  We even made it to Egypt and linked with Kutmah there, but that’s a whole other story… This mix represents some of what we learnt. It’s a group effort, but Coleman made the whole thing seem magically coherent…

This is the liner note from the back of the cd:

The Mashriq (Arabic: مشرق, also transcribed as Mashreq, Mashrek) is the Arabic term referring to a large area in the Middle East that is bounded between the Mediterranean Sea and Iran. It is derived from the Arabic consonantal rootMaghreb (مغرب), which simultaneously suggests  “west” or “sunset,” and is a reference to the Arabic-speaking countries of North Africa. sh-r-q (ش ر ق) and essentially means “east” – or more poetically, “place of sunrise.” It is therefore the companion term to

Mochilla has had the opportunity to visit Lebanon and Jordan twice within the past year, as well as Egypt most recently. We were invited by our friends Nasser Kalaji and Laith Majali of Immortal Entertainment to play our music in Beirut and Amman, and to experience for ourselves how life is at this incredible cultural crossroads. To say that we have been astonished, amazed, shocked, gratified and humbled is to put things mildly. We have only begun to scratch the deep surface of this world, and yet so many things have been revealed already.

In honor of these visits and our growing cultural exchange, we are presenting a mix of some of the music that we collected, picked up, swapped and bought along the way. Coleman always delivers when it comes to these mixes and this is no different: from Jay-Z samples to the fidjeri vocal music of Bahraini pearl divers, this is a journey worth taking. Enjoy, open your ears and let the beauty and depth of the cradle of civilization wash away your preconceptions…

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Sep 20

Hey, it’s been a minute since we’ve done any sort of contest, so J. Kim thought it was about time that you had the chance to win something…first person to respond on our twitter: http://twitter.com/thegiantpeach wins a pair of tickets to Frequency: The Detroit Edition featuring Black Milk with a live band (new album making its way to us very slowly from the East Coast…we should have it up soon), Elzhi from SV, your man House Shoes, Carey Kopp…hosted by Fran Boogie.  This Friday at Mighty SF 119 Utah, 10 PM.  Anyone can enter, but you have to be in SF on Friday for the show.  Send us an @ message and we’ll direct message you back for your details.  Good luck!

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May 27

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The Sounds of VTech / Tezeta De Ethiopia: A Special Mulatu Slideshow

Mulatu Astatke Slide Show

It is sometimes easy to forget that Timeless is the brainchild of two photographers and a promoter. But for those lucky enough to see the shows live there was always photographs there to remind you. For Verocai we had an amazing slide show of a recent trip to the North East of Brasil, Suite for Ma Dukes was presented complete with a tough look at Dilla’s Detroit and of course Mulatu’s show was resplendent with a slide show of Ethiopian photographs.

In 2004, Miles Cleret of Soundway Records, Will “Quantic” Holland and B+ spent three weeks in Ethiopia. The plan was to meet Mulatu and dig for records. B+ shot some 120 rolls of film and the best of that is represented here. The music is an exclusive track from the concert that didn’t make the film. “Ene Alantchi Alnorem” is a languid beautiful song of longing.

This slideshow along with lots of other treats are contained on the DVD.

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Apr 21

We’re fans of DJ Nuts here at Peach, and here is a free mix  he did of Arthur Verocai songs courtesy of Mochilla (click the image above to download). A little background:

One the eve of the Verocai Timeless Concert Series show, DJ Nuts was supposed to perform with Madlib.  He made the arduous journey from Brasil after completing a show with Marcelo D2.  He endured a punishing series of flights that took 20 hours to complete, and in the end, a plane delay caused him to miss his own set at the start of the show.
In a pinch, J. Rocc stepped up to the plate and performed a stellar set at the Luckman in his place, and Nuts went on to DJ a mind-blowing two hour set at the after-party.
So much of Mochilla’s dealings in Brasil would not have been possible without Rodrigo Teixera (known to the world as DJ Nuts).  The Verocai concert surely would never have happened without him.  His role in helping with the pre and post coordination was enormous.
DJ Nuts is an astute and rigorous historian of Brasil’s vast and varied musical culture.  His record collection is legendary; his skills as a DJ are world class.  Mochilla commissioned him to make this mix to help people understand the extraordinary legacy of Verocai.  Many by now know Verocai’s self-titled album, some even know the more popular compositions and arrangements, but none have dug as hard as Nuts.  Years of collecting and a strong friendship with Verocai himself have made this historic mix possible.  78 minutes of all Verocai compositions and arrangements is a dream come true.

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