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Notting Hill Carnival 2011 RBMA Stage Live Web Stream

For the yearly Notting Hill Carnival bash with the mighty Major Lazer Soundsystem all tickets were gone within a matter of seconds, and the day was suitably epic. By the time Major Lazer hit the stage, the yard underneath the Westway had already seen a wealth of memorable performances. The print on the back of Kito’s shirt said it all during the first set of the day: ‘Let’s Party’.

Lunice went straight from dancing in the crowd to dancing on stage, Dillon Francis & Brodinski were a torrent of transatlantic moombahton madness and Jackmaster & Oneman were the mindbending experience you would expect them to be.

Starting it’s life as a local festival set up by the West Indian community of the Notting Hill area, it has now become a full-blooded Caribbean carnival, attracting millions of visitors from all over the globe. Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe.

Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival. Twenty miles of vibrant colourful costumes surround over 40 static sound systems, hundreds of Caribbean food stalls ( Mama’s Jerk Station, on the corner of Portobello Rd and Oxford Gardens is essential) over 40,000 volunteers and over 1 million Notting Hill carnival revellers. Along with the colourful parade floats and the sounds of the traditional steel drum bands, the Notting Hill Carnival is arguably London’s most exciting annual event. Teaming up once more with the Red Bull Music Academy for Notting Hill Carnival 2011, Diplo and Switch of Major Lazer (pictured above) headed a bill handpicked for the occasion and brought all the fiery madness you’d expect at the Red Bull Academy Radio Main Stage.

Super DJ’s Oneman and Jackmaster also got behind the decks together with live vocals from the talented Jessie Ware and MC Asbo. Jack ‘Jackmaster’ Revill has been a member of Glasgow’s legendary Rubadub crew since the age of 14, his labels Dress 2 Sweat and Wireblock have been pivotal in launching the careers of trailblazing producers such as Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, or Night Slugs’ L-Vis 1990. His main focus, Numbers, sees him at the forefront of new electronic music again, with releases from some of the finest names in garage, such as SBTRKT, Untold, and Deadboy. First and foremost though, Jackmaster is a DJ and was just named “Best Breakthrough DJ” by DJ Mag.

Oneman has built a name by championing the pick of dark UK garage – that bypassed most people’s ears first time round – with the cream of dubstep. Part of the orginal BBC Radio 1 Dubstep War’s crew alongside the likes of Skream and Mala he is the co-founder of London’s infamous, sweat-dripping and legally-questionable warehouse events, House Party!, and he has 2-stepped his way onto a ridiculously long list of the top venues and club nights in the scene, including FWD>>, DMZ, and Night Slugs. In 2010 he founded his own imprint 502 Recordings, representing “new sounds born out of the collision of many modern forms of UK underground music”.

Also up on the main stage was Lunice Fermin Pierre II. This guy has taken hold of the futuristic beats scene across Canada and the US, and set ears and heads ablaze with his mixture of beats, bass, and splintered electronica. With releases on LuckyMe one side of the pond and a host of Mad Decent collaborations on the other side, Lunice’s bass heavy showmanship will be shaping the sound of clubland for a long time to come. Recorded live at Notting Hill Carnival 2011. Catch him at the Musica festival in Sydney and win tickets here.

You know you’re onto something when dubstep’s most famous MC Sgt Pokes waxes lyrical about your releases. So Kito must have been well pleased to hear her music described as a “magical journey into an enchanted forest made of jam and ice-cream that has grown on the back of an enormous cow deep in the heart of the invisible Burmese mountains”. This was when she had just switched the homebase for her clean and precise production style from Perth to bass music’s capital. Since her debut release What If on Skream’s Disfigured Dubz imprint in 2009 she has gradually allowed a healthy dose of pop melodies into her productions, reaching a first high note on her work with singer Reija Lee on Mad Decent. Kito’s set opened the RBMA x Major Lazer party at Notting Hill Carnival 2011 in style and finds Australian dubstep stepping up to the next level. What a great time to be in the capital of bass music!

Notting Hill Carnival RBMA Live Web Stream

In an Australia-wide exclusive, Forcefed Fistfuls Radio presents a live web stream from the Red Bull Music Academy’s sold-out Notting Hill Carnival event. The live performance will be streaming from this podcast episode Monday August 30th from noon to 7pm GMT+1 (11pm – 6am Brisbane time). Look for the RBMA Radio player below to listen live.

Returning to the city that hosted the Red Bull Music Academy earlier this year, the Academy will for the third time present a stage at the Notting Hill Carnival: a London pow wow set up in 1966 that has always been a hotbed for pulsing bass movements. In fact, with its massive influx of visitors and Caribbean residents, Notting Hill Carnival is ranked the second largest carnival in the world, second only to the Rio original.

The Acts: Major Lazer is made up of DJs Diplo and Switch. The name represents a cartoon alias to express their unique, futuristic take on the deviant dancehall sounds of the West Indies. Joined by an all-star cast of Jamaican vocalists, the pair has created an experimental and infectious set that will propel you through Carnival. David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan is a man who needs little introduction. Slayer of monstrous sound systems, the sound clash scientist brings heavy hype to any party he plays. Prepare to embrace the bass. Breaking from convention, Drop The Lime is renowned for chopped-up breaks and wobbling bass, Carnival will see DTL drop a fully Rockabilly set, bringing the double bass to a bass-heavy party.

Another Carnival newcomer is Poirier. A graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy 2010, the Montreal-based producer effortlessly combines styles to create a completely unique sound. Past hook ups include the likes of Crookers and Toddla T – this year’s Academy stage will, however, see him join forces with Face T to create a bouncing Carnival mash up.

Douster was born in France but has called Buenos Aires his home for the past two years – combining electro, house, bass, dancehall and hip hop with Argentine flavours. Meanwhile UK bass warrior Joker will raise the crowd with his instantly recognizable drops.

[UPDATE: The live stream has now ended].

FFF goes Electropical on ABC Radio National

This Sunday, Forcefed Fistfuls joins forces with The Night Air on Radio National to take you on a sonic adventure through one of Europe’s biggest electronic music and art festivals, Sonar. You’ll meet musical robot designers, dance with the queen of dub-step Mary Anne Hobbs and play on a giant game boy in the streets of Barcelona as Sonar’s Catalonian Electropical fever starts to bite. Mas fuego, mas fuerte!

Tune in Sunday 8.30pm AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time Live Web Stream Online at http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ or with your radio in Australia !!! Adelaide 729AM Brisbane 792AM Canberra 846AM Darwin 657AM Gold Coast 90.1FM Hobart 585AM Melbourne 621AM Newcastle 1512AM Perth 810AM Sydney 576AMPart 1 repeated 9.30pm Friday Part 2 repeated midnight Saturday.

Find out more over at the ABC Radio National website here. If you missed the Radio National broadcast you can stream it in three parts below.

Joker: Live on Triple Zed, 102.1FM

Joker live mix on FFF Radio

 

This Bristol bred DJ and producer comes with endorsements from the likes of Kode 9 for the BBC Radio 1 Experimental generation bass program and releases on both Hyperdub, Tectonic and Terror rhythm.

Joker’s merging of rnb, hip hop, grime and dubstep took him to recently release Top of the Game, featuring the epic instrumental – Gullybrook Lane, which got picked up by the likes of Plastician and Benga and featured on Soul Jazz’s Steppas Delight Comp – quickly becoming a diggers calling card.

As part of his east coast tour, Joker joined us at 4ZzZFM for live mix in studio 2 after a big night at Bar Soma, before jetting back to London for a FWD party with Shackleton, Loefah, and Ramadanman.

http://www.myspace.com/thejokerproductions

Hudson Mohawke & Mamiko Motto: Live on Triple Zed, 102.1FM

Following on from their live show at the red lit bass bins of Bar Soma in Brisbane – Hudson Mohawke (Warp) and Samurai.FM Amsterdam DJ Mamiko Motto – joined Prince Nod at 4ZzZ, 102.1 FM for an exclusive live mix in Studio 2.

This is 30 minutes of up close and personal mixing; from a musical couple who seem to enjoy the off kilter edges of the musical spectrum; who aren’t afraid to drop the beat, get weird n ambient, and then bring it all back with some sexy broken rnb, or 8 bit beat rush.

Big thanks to White Rhino and Dank Morass for keeping us company and bringing HudMo+Mamiko to our shores! And thanks to everone else who kept us company at the station!

Hudson Mohawke: http://www.myspace.com/hudsonmo
Mamiko Motto: http://www.myspace.com/one_dot_one

Peanut Butter Wolf joins us in the studio

In this episode, I am very excited to have dj, producer, and label owner – Peanut Butter Wolf, aka Chris Manak with me in studio 1 After flying in from Melbourne, as part of his Australian Tour, PbW ducked into FFF for a chat before heading off to play a DJ/VJ show in Brisbane at the Step Inn.

In 1996, PbW founded Stones Throw Records. Since then, he has overseen releases like Lootpack’s Soundpieces, Quasimoto’s The Unseen, the Breakestra’s Live Mix, Madlib’s Shades of Blue, and Jaylib’s Champion Sound.

Join Prince Nod and find out what its like working with Kool Keith, and more, with Peanut Butter Wolf on Forcefed Fistfuls

http://www.myspace.com/pbwolf

N-Type: live to air mix by World’s Best Dubstep DJ

Check it! N-Type is a dubstep DJ / producer / label owner from the deep south of the UK. He began mixing drum and bass in the late 90’s at the age 14, and more recently became resident at the prestigious night in shoreditch FWD>>, and is also one of the DJ’s on rotation at the almighty DMZ clubnight with Mala and Loefah.

Prince Nod and Mr Fold almost couldn’t fathom that the mighty N-Type dropped in unexpectedly to play an hour long mix at 4ZzZ FM, and then joined us in Studio 1 for a chat about his dubplates, and new record label plans. Presented below is a recording of his live DJ mix, and at the end is a small interview to round it off. Sadly, we only have a listener’s recording which is very poor quality, but because of the rare dubplates in the mix we felt it worthwhile preserving here online at FFF Radio.

http://www.myspace.com/djntype

Photo by http://www.megancullenphoto.com/

Rights Dub: a Sonic Documentary by Prince Nod on ABC Radio National

In September 2007 Prince Nod completed a feature radio program as a guest producer for The Night Air, on ABC Radio National. RIGHTS DUB, broadcast on ABC Radio National’s The Night Air on Sunday September 7th 2008 at 8.35pm.

Prince Nod has created a documentary meets collage meets dj mix that delves into the news and histories of black civil rights in America and examines the parallel cultural influence of black rights music and the dawn of digital sampling on the global music industry. The program captures the fragmented sound and music of an America coming to terms with the challenges of protecting and reviewing its civil and cultural rights.

‘Get up, Stand up’, the 1973 reggae song made famous by The Wailers is a nagging provocation to continue struggling for personal or group rights in an unjust world. But just what are ‘rights’ – who holds them, who’s being denied them and who benefits from getting rights? Using everything from dubstep, hiphop and baile funk to speeches by the Black Panthers, Lawrence Lessig and George W Bush, Prince Nod dubs through the music and voices of the civil rights and music rights movements to find the two are connected today more than ever before. Black rights, copyright, recycling and the right to listen — tonight in The Night Air.

The Night Air is a listening experience animated by dub versions of ABC Radio National’s distinctive programming. Obliquely connected material is re-assembled with sonic glue – letting the listener’s imagination build a new story. It’s a space to find the music in speech and the poetry in ideas, a show that invites you to take time to unravel the usual media tangle.

Read the program synopsis online at ABC Radio National:
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nightair/stories/2008/2338858.htm