Little Miss Sunshiine #13Posted on Jan 27, 2010 by Orsii |
Hello my friends,
I hope you are all well! Im back in London and back to business after being away to Sweden for 2,5 weeks. Thought I would drop some knowledge (yes I know stuff too, believe it or not) in regards to certain things I mentioned in this show so you can stay updated and in tune with things.
Contrary to what many seem to think, I don’t really go out that much. However, I attended Kidkanevil‘s album launch for his new LP BASHO BASHO the same week I got back to London and the event was absolutely amazing. The album is great and the party was a perfect way to get back into the London scene after being away for a while. Lots of great music provided by my friends DJ Gilla, Illum Sphere, DJ IQ, Mr Thing and of course the man himself, kidkanevil, with Testament/Homecut on the mic all night. Lovely to see peeps like Greymatter, Blue Daisy, Ross aka ThrowingSnow, as well as Amelia from put me on it and Bonobo in the house. BASHO BASHO is released on First Word Records and I promise you that your record collection is in need of this album. If you have any doubts, you can download kidkanevil’s 2008 release “Back Off Man, I’m A Scientist” as a free download to get you in the mood and stream the new LP in the widget below.
Also, if you have checked out “Little Miss Sunshiine #13″ you will know that I had a little Hungarian music selection on the show, and I thought I would recommend some artists for you to check out if you are interested. Mainly because, not only does this type of music represent my roots and my childhood, but I genuinely think that it is fascinating music as most of these records and artist had their prime time during the communist area in Hungary. Obviously there are plenty more, but this is a nice little selection of some artists that I featured in my show, and some extra ones to spice things up.
I played “Kikapcsolom az Idegrendszerem” which is one of my favourite ‘old time’ Hungarian songs, and I was delighted to find it on a mix by rHil and Fab-E that they made after going on a digging trip in Budapest and Krakow. The song is taken from Bergendy’s LP “Fagypont fölött miénk a világ” which released in approx. 1976 (ten years before I was born). The video above is a classic and I can’t stop smiling whenever I watch it. Just as I can’t stop singing along and shaking my little bum when I listen to the song.
Kovács Kati’s claim to fame was when she won a Hungarian talent show sometime in the mid 60′s. She went on to become a very famous singer/songwriter as well as an actress. She has released several albums over the years, but I love the work she did with Locomotiv GT. She wasn’t featured in the show, however, LGT was with their song “Szolj Ram Ha Hangosan Enekelek”, and above is a remake of that song with Kovács Kati on vocals.
This is another legendary Hungarian group that was formed in the early 60′s. They were not included in the show, but that doesn’t make them less brilliant. Funnily enough, they have recorded quite a lot of material in English, I even think their first proper album release, “Devil’s Masquarade”, was entirely in English. However, not that I am a patriot of any kind, but I still much prefer their songs and LP’s that are in their native language. The song above is entitled “Hová Mehetnék”, perfect for chair dancing if I may say so myself, and it is taken off their 1976 album “Széttört álmok”.
There are plenty more great artists as I am sure you can imagine, so just leave me a comment if you’re hungry for more Hungarian music (haha). And have no fear my dear friends, I will leave you with this hilarious video (and song) from the band General. Enjoy and make sure you tune in to episode #14 of “Little Miss Sunshiine” as it will be a Gilles Peterson World Wide Awards Special. Until then, take care and much love! Orsii