Looking 4 Galt

by admin on March 2, 2013

 
The people from Gasface (FR) just finished their (web-)documentary “Looking4Galt”. The documentary is on the bottom of this post.
First here is a mix by Swiss DJ Green Giant, made during the process of making the documentary.
Click on it and I’ll continue while you’re listening to it.
 
Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928) is a Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre.
He won a Grammy Award for the song “African Waltz” in 1960.
His most popular work is the musical Hair. It has been translated in every language and staged all over the world.
Some songs from Hair are: “Aquarius”, “I Got Life”, “Where Do I Go” and ofcourse “Hair”.
Galt composed music for more than 10 other musicals and movie-soundtracks.

The jazz-funk that he crafted with jazz musicians such as Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Lewis and Idris Muhammad prefigured the funk material of James Brown.

In recent decades, his work has become popular with hip-hop musicians including Busta Rhymes, who sampled “Space” from MacDermot’s 1969 record Woman Is Sweeter for chart-topper “Woo hah!!”, and Run DMC, who sampled the Hair song “Where Do I Go?” for their Grammy Award-winning “Down with the King”.
Handsome Boy Modelling School, DJ Vadim, DJ Premier and Oh No have all sampled the same segment from “Coffee Cold”, from Shapes of Rhythm (1966). As part of his Special Herbs series, rapper MF Doom sampled three MacDermot songs from Woman Is Sweeter: “Cathedral” for his song “Pennyroyal”, “Space” for “Cinqfoil”, and “Princess Gika” for “Hyssop”.
In 2006, rapper Oh No released an album produced completely with MacDermot samples, entitled Exodus into Unheard Rhythms.
J Dilla used Macdermot’s “Golden Apples (Part II)” from The Nucleus (1971) for “Mash” on his Donuts (2006) record.

Galt Macdermot (84) nowadays lives an intensely private life somewhere in New York.
He never gave any interview and seem to ignore the cult going on about him.
Nicolas Venancio and Mathieu Rochet from Gassface went out to look for him.
They called their mission “Looking4Galt” and the documentary released end of January 2013.
Looking4Galt reminds of the documentary and Acadamy Award winner “Searching for Sugar Man“, telling more about people’s perceptions and feelings about Macdermot/ Rodriguez than that it’s really about Macdermot/Rodriguez.
It’s an entertaining 53 minutes long roaddocumentary searching for the king, Galt Macdermot. Click and watch! 

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Bang ‘n Mash presents Zamali & Jayl Funk

by admin on January 30, 2013


On Saturday February 2nd Bang ‘n Mash will strike down again at Canvas op de 7e.

Amsterdam’s funkiest clubnight has reserved spots on the decks for heavyweights Jayl Funk (Bombastic Jam | Germany) and Zamali (Timewarp | Belgium), championing nu-funk, ghettofunk, breakbeat, oldskool hip-hop and hot new mash-ups.

Add the visuals by Zephod and the sounds of Bang ‘n Mash residents Formula 75, Mr. Holmes, Bassconnect and DJ Fass to the mix and you will have the hottest winter-night ever!

Come surrender yourself to the Bang ‘n Mash vibes on Saturday February 2nd from 20:00-03:00 at Canvas op de 7e!

Click here for the eventpage on facebook.

Get in the mood with the mixes below!



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Hi!
I found this recording from march 2012 on my computer and I decided to write the tracklist for it and upload it.
It took a little while, but it’s done now.
Here you go! I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Greetings, Frank

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Bang ‘n Mash @ Canvas, Saturday Dec. 8th

by admin on November 4, 2012

Bang ‘n Mash strikes down at Canvas for a night of Mashup, Ghettofunk, Hiphop, Soul, Drum ‘n Bass and Nufunk.

On the wheels:

Pimpsoul (Finger Lickin | Ghetto Funk | UK)

Snowy D (Regrooved | New Zealand)

Mr. Holmes (Bang ‘n Mash | Amsterdam)

BassConnect (Bang ‘n Mash | Amsterdam)

DJ Fass (V.B.I. | Sittard)

The plan is that I will open up the night doing a soul-set.
Man, that feels GOOD!!

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Lock your windows close your doors
hide your cat…

 

The notorious Chaos Bros
(chaos brother #1 DJ Fass en chaos brother #2 DJ The Original Mo)
playing soullatinbreakdnbjazzhouseskahiphopfunk records @
N.A.P Amsterdam

 

Get in the partymood on the eventpage on facebook and listen to a fresh groove every day, selected by The Chaos Brothers. The eventpage is here.

 

Artwork by Onnie O’Leary!!

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Inside Design 2012

by admin on September 20, 2012

www.fassbook.nl dj fass inside design 2012 n.a.p. ijburg afterpartyCome catch me spinning in IJburg at N.A.P. at the Inside Design 2012 afterparty!

Inside Design 2012 is programmed mainly around the marina, thus around N.A.P.‘s terrace.

On Sunday 23rd I will be playing records from 15:00 until late.

More DJ’s @ N.A.P. the same weekend:
Friday September 21st, DJ Chocomel
Saturday September 22nd, DJ Vals|Plat

For more info on Inside Design Amsterdam 2012, click here.

I hope to see you on Sunday!

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Recommended Mixes

by admin on August 28, 2012

Lately I have updated the Recommended Mixes section on this page.
You will find a selection of some recent quality mixtapes and I will continue to add and update the page.

There’s a bit of everything in there, for different moods.
DJ Paul Nice, DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Craze, DJ Task, King Megatrip, DJ Moneyshot, Pepé Deluxé, DJ Jess Distress and much more.

They all work very easy, just click and play. Now check it out.

Enjoy!

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DJ Gig @ Canvas, Sunday September 2nd

by admin on August 28, 2012

On Sunday September 2nd I will be DJ-ing @ Canvas on a night called
I Am Expat Soirée.

The door is open at 18:00 for everybody to get together for some relaxing, eating and chatting. From 21:30 on you can find me spinning records until 1:00. So that’s over three hours of boogietime!
The entrance is free!

Also, you can catch me DJ-ing @ The Flying Pig on Thursday August 30th!

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North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam

by admin on August 8, 2012

Maybe you know it already, but there’s a new venue in town:
the North Sea Jazz Club!
Recently I was able to go see Fred Wesley & The New JB’s there and also Bob James’ Four Play.

It’s a beautiful venue where you can see world class acts in an intimate atmosphere.
Next to the main room there’s also a seperate bar area where you can find DJ’s spinning every thurday, friday and saturday.
North Sea Jazz Club is located on the Westergasterrein, next to the Westerpark, in Amsterdam.

 
A selection from the concerts that are planned in the next couple months:
British soul singer Omar, Ghanese living legend Ebo Taylor with the Afrobeat Academy from Berlin,
the orchestry of the late Sun Ra: the Sun Ra Arkestra, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara
and the father of Ethio-jazz vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke, to just name a few.

Check out the recommended gigs section on this site for info on these and many more recommended concerts!

Here is a clip of harpist Edward Castaneda performing at the North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam.

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Hi! It’s been a while since my last post.
That ofcourse doesn’t mean I haven’t been spinning.
For my gigs, you can always check the future gigs section on this site.

On Sunday July 8th, you can find me spinning @ the IJburg marina again,
in front of Restaurant N.A.P. where the monthly Sunday Market Amsterdam strikes down.
Sunday Market leaves their residence at Westergasfabriek for once and will set up the fair around the harbour at IJburg.

Are you ready for a dose of soulful beats, spicy latin, good old fat funk, groovy jazz and swinging afro? Than come by. I’ll start playing at 13:00!

Afterwards, I will head to The Flying Pig Downtown for another DJ-set.
Start: 22:00.

Do you feel like groovin’?

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