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Quick Hitlist

…Here’s some of the songs I’ve been listening to of late, especially while sorting through boxes of old LPs and cassettes. As every home DJ knows, you can’t so much...
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Friday Phun

Enough with the war-time postings. The Village Voice has gone all Brit-pop on us this week. First, this week’s full-page Voice “essay” greets us with that famous picture of Tony...
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Northern Soul

“I can confirm that since that morning of Thursday July 7, you have not saved one single Muslim’s life in your phoney war for freedom. A war which targets innocent...
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Rampling Resigns

He was a leading light in the British acid house revolution, the resident DJ at his own legendary London party Shoom back in 1987. Now Danny Rampling is setting an...
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Musing for the Day…

“This business is as rotten to its artists at it was 50 years ago… One of the good things about the Internet is that it has helped to lessen the...
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Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

My Spring Cleaning Hitlist consisted of old cassette tapes I’d come across while doing some, yes, spring-cleaning. One of them was my own recording of The Smiths at County Hall...
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12″ Rulers

Much good music was played last night at 12" Bar in the East Village, where iJamming! Pub regulars Paddy Casino and Madina hosted the first of what will hopefully be...
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How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise (if they won’t hear their own?)

>This week’s Village Voice runs a cover story on how "Black-conscious hip-hop deals with an overwhelmingly white live audience," an important subject worthy of serious discussion. Unfortunately, Bakari Kitwana’s piece...
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