Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jamaican Roots Drinks◥◥◥◥◥◥

I have been wanting to post this for a while. We have all seen them and some buy them. They are everywhere and nowhere. They seem like they sit on the shelves for years. Raw Moon Bush… Man Back… Strong Back… Poor-Man-Friend…The various “roots tonics” of Jamaica are made of the best sounding stuff on earth. And according to their literature they are pretty much good for everything, too. Expect a long and healthy life if you get into them.

Rootsman Jamaican Vintage Roots Beverages are usually brewed from quality synergetic Jamaican herbs using an original Maroon recipe passed from generation to generation. As a tonic, Rootsman Roots cleanses the body and purifies the blood. As a beverage, it stimulates, invigorates and rejuvenates the body, the mind and the spirit.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Water, Raw Sugar

Raw Moon Bush - Body builder, fertility, increases sperm count

Chaney Root - Blood cleanser, rheumatism and arthritis, skin problems, promotes physical strength

Cola Bark - rids the body of poisons, regulates circulation and cardiac rhythms, improves appetite and lessens desire for alcohol, promotes physical strength

Sarsaparilla - Blood cleanser, balances hormones, reproductive organs

Strong Back - Promotes physical strength

Chew Stick - Kills bacteria that causes tooth decay, stops bleeding gums and tighten loose teeth

Dandelion Root - As a blood cleanser and purifier, diuretic, removes excess mucus, strengthens bones and teeth, can be used for chronic arthritis, rheumatism and stiff joints, skin conditions, normalizes the acid level of blood

Cherry Bark - Digestive aid, respiratory problems

Giant Wisp - Lowers blood pressure, treats hypertension and diabetes

Poor-Man-Friend - Promotes physical strength

Man Back - Male and female body tonic, reproductive organs, backache, muscle pains, kidney ailments and impotency

Blood Wisp - Promotes physical strength

Sassafras - Spring tonic, cleanses the body of mucus, body purifier, acts as a pain-killer

Hops - Neuralgia, insomnia, excitability, anorexia, specifically indicated in restlessness associated with nervous tension headache and/or indigestion.

Bryal Wisp - Promotes physical strength

Wood Root - As a household remedy and general tonic for the blood, body and nerves

Nerve Wisp - Calms nerves, cleans the liver

These herbs, imported from Jamaica, are blended and brewed into a very pleasant-tasting drink that everyone can appreciate and enjoy. Available in 5 and 10 oz bottles, in cases of 12.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

4.27.11 100+ Tornadoes Reported on Planet Earth

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In the aftermath of this mile wide tornado system, 200 plus deaths were confirmed. Over a hundred cyclones across the southeast were reported and comparisons were made to the Tornado Super Outbreak when 148 twisters struck several states in the midwest and southeast on April 3rd and 4th 1974.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MeLo-X: In Studio Performance : Maxwell's Bad Habits Remix (The Highest)


MeLo-X Demonstrates his Live Remix Style with this In Studio Performance of "The Highest". The Highest is a Remix of Maxwell's Grammy Award winning album featuring the song "Bad Habits". MeLo-X's Remix was purchased by Sony Music back in 2009 and used during Maxwell's World Tour. This video Also features ZephyrXtra.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Sebastian Hempel◥◥◥◥

Here’re just 3 of Sebastian Hempel‘s installations, but there’s much much more to discover.

Beetle Bling: Researchers Discover Optical Secrets of 'Metallic' Beetles


ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2011) — Costa Rica was once regarded as the poorest of all the colonies of the Spanish Empire, sadly deficient in the silver and gold so coveted by conquistadors. As it turns out, all of the glittering gold and silver those explorers could have ever wanted was there all along, in the country's tropical rainforests -- but in the form of two gloriously lustrous species of beetle.

Today, the brilliant gold- (Chrysina aurigans) and silver-colored (Chrysina limbata) beetles have given optics researchers new insights into the way biology can recreate the appearance of some of nature's most precious metals, which in turn may allow researchers to produce new materials based on the natural properties found in the beetles' coloring.

A team of researchers at the University of Costa Rica has found that the beetles' metallic appearance is created by the unique structural arrangements of many dozens of layers of exo-skeletal chitin in the elytron, a hardened forewing that protects the delicate hindwings that are folded underneath. A paper about the discovery appears in the first issue of the Optical Society's (OSA) newest open access journal, Optical Materials Express, which launched this month.

The beetles were captured in the University of Costa Rica's Alberto Brenes Mesén Biological Reserve, a tropical rainforest environment. "The metallic appearance of these beetles may allow them to be unnoticed, something that helps them against potential predators," says physicist and study leader William E. Vargas. The surface of their elytra "reflects light in a way that they look as bright spots seen from any direction," he explains. "In a tropical rainforest, there are many drops of water suspended from the leaves of trees at ground level, along with wet leaves, and these drops and wet leaves redirect light by refraction and reflection respectively, in different directions. Thus, metallic beetles manage to blend with the environment."

To interpret the cause of this metallic look, Vargas and his team assumed that a sequence of layers of chitin appears through the cuticle, with successive layers having slightly different refractive indices.. In these beetles, the cuticle, which is just 10 millionths of a meter deep, has some 70 separate layers of chitin -- a nitrogen-containing complex sugar that creates the hard outer skeletons of insects, crabs, shrimps, and lobsters. The chitin layers become progressively thinner with depth, forming a so-called "chirped" structure.

"Because the layers have different refractive indices," Vargas says, "light propagates through them at different speeds. The light is refracted through -- and reflected by -- each interface giving, in particular, phase differences in the emerging reflected rays. For several wavelengths in the visible range, there are many reflected rays whose phase differences allow for constructive interference. This leads to the metallic appearance of the beetles."

This is similar to the way in which a prism breaks white light into the colors of the rainbow by refraction, but in the case of these beetles, different wavelengths, or colors of light are reflected back more strongly by different layers of chitin. This creates the initial palette of colors that enable the beetles to produce their distinctive hues. The mystery the researchers still needed to understand in more detail, however, was how the beetles could so perfectly create the structure causing the brilliant metallic tones of silver and gold.

Using a device they specially designed to measure the reflection of light when it strikes the curved surface of the beetles' elytra, Vargas and his colleagues found that as light strikes the interface between each successive layer (the first interface being the boundary between the outside air and the top chitin layer), some of its energy is reflected and some is transmitted down to the next interface.

"This happens through the complete sequence of interfaces," Vargas says.

Because a portion of the light is reflected, it combines with light of the exact same wavelength as it passes back through layer upon layer of chitin, becoming brighter and more intense. Ocean waves can exhibit the same behavior, combining to produce rare but powerful rogue waves. In the case of the beetles, this "perfect storm" of light amplification produces not only the same colors but also the striking sheen and glimmer that we normally associate with fine jewelry.

In the two beetle species, interference patterns are produced by slightly different wavelengths of light, thus producing either silver or gold colors. "For the golden-like beetle, the constructive interference is found for wavelengths larger than 515 nm, the red part of the visible wavelength range," Vargas says, "while for the silver-like beetle it happens for wavelengths larger than 400 nm -- that is, for the entire visible wavelength range."

"The detailed understanding of the mechanism used by the beetles to produce this metallic appearance opens the possibility to replicate the structure used to achieve it," Vargas says, "and thus produce materials that, for example, might look like gold or silver but are actually synthesized from organic media."

This potentially could lead to new products or consumer electronics that can perfectly mimic the appearance of precious metals. Other products could be developed for architectural applications that require coatings with a metallic appearance. Vargas notes that in the solar industry, for example, chirped multilayer reflectors could be used as back layers supporting the active or light-absorbing medium, to improve the absorption of the back-reflected light.

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  1. Cristian Campos-Fernández, Daniel E. Azofeifa, Marcela Hernández-Jiménez, Adams Ruiz-Ruiz, William E. Vargas. Visible light reflection spectra from cuticle layered materials. Optical Materials Express, 2011; 1 (1): 85 DOI: 10.1364/OME.1.000085
brainy-beauty:  These are adinkra symbols. There are a lot more but this picture gives a little description that why I chose it. I want to get a tattoo of one of them sometime is my life.



ahqibhussain:  The Qur’an


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◤◤5/3 @redbull #Thre3Style @uhalldc Ft. @richmedina ✚ DJ's @cam_Jus @jamil_h @jeromebaker3rd @DJCuzzinB & more

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International DJ competition Red Bull Thre3Style is coming to the nation’s capital to test the skills of the top party DJ’s. In the ultimate battle scenario, nine DJ’s will take turns stepping up to the tables to determine who can rock the dance floor the hardest combining three different music genres in 15 minutes.

Competing in the night’s party are DJ JAHSONIC, DJ UNDERDOG, DJ MUNCH, CAM JUS, DJ PRICE, JEROME BAKER III, DJ 2-TONE JONES, DJ CUZZIN B, DJ PETEY C (winner of Red Bull Thre3Style Pittsburgh) plus the winning DJ’s from Red Bull Thre3Style Boston and Brooklyn.

The winner of Red Bull Thre3Style will take home a $1,000 prize check and the top two finalists will get a chance to compete in the US national finals in Las Vegas.

Hosting the night's festivities will be rapper and famed emcee Akrobatik of the hip hop collective The Perceptionists.

Special performance by Rich Medina.

Free admission. Ages 18+.

Defeating Summer Heat With the Mint Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Overstand and Innerstand This::::::::::

A few words about Summer heat
Summer-heat is the main pathogenic factor occurring only in the summer. It is a yang pathogenic factor. Its characteristics are described as follows: Summer-heat is a yang pathogenic factor characterized by sweltering heat.

If pathogenic summer-heat attacks the body, the clinical manifestations are yang-heat, syndromes, such as high fever, burning heat sensation of the skin, irritability, forceful and rapid pulse, etc.

Summer-heat consumes qi and yin (body fluid), and is characterized by upward direction and dispersion.

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Tips
-We have to familiarize ourselves with which are cooling in nature.

-Avoid drinks with over loaded sugar and caffeine, as caffeine is a diuretic.

-Drink plenty of water even if not thirsty.

-Add lime to water, as it is a refrigerant.

-Iced herb and berry teas can bring body temperature down. The usage of herbs such as peppermint, lemon balm, chrysanthemum flowers, honeysuckle flowers and lavender.

-Use cooling essential oils in misters to mist your body and air. Cooling essential oils such as peppermint, spearmint, and lavender work well for this. Peppermint mist is wonderful for hot tired feet.

-Keep melon and cucumber diced and handy for quick snacks. Watermelon and cucumbers are very cooling.

PEPPERMINT TEA WITH GINGER AND LEMON IS THE TRUTH!

Defeat the heat naturally
Most herbal philosophies are based on a system of thermal energetics. Our bodies as well as the substances we put in them are classified as either cooling, heating or neutral. The Eastern philosophies take this concept into greater depth and extremes with hot, cold, dampness and dryness levels.

Cooling
Apples, Dates, Figs, Guava, Lime, Melons, Pears, Pineapple (Dual Role), Berries, Strawberries(Dual role), Tangerine, Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Avocado, Beans (Mung), Bell Pepper, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Lettuce, Peas, Potatoes, Sea Vegetables, Spinach, Squash, Grains - Most tend to be neutral, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Psyllium, Fruit Sugar, Maple Sugar, Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Feverfew, Honeysuckle, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Peppermint, Spearmint, Tea Tree Oil.

Heating
Apricots, Bananas, Cherries, Cranberries, Grapes, Grapefruit, Oranges, Lemon, Mango, Papaya, Peaches, Pineapple (Dual Role), Artichoke, Green Beans, Beets, Chili Peppers, Corn, Mushrooms, Mustard, Onions, Radish, Tomatoes, Buckwheat, Millet, Rye, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Peanuts, Most nuts, Most meat, fish and poultry, Cheese, Sour Cream, Cane Sugar (Dual Role), Honey, Molasses, Salt, Vinegar, Alcohol, Coffee.

Junior Murvin then and Now▼❏▼❏▼❏

Police & Thieves





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Super cute photo of artist Brooke Williams and her daughter by Anna Wolf for Experience PARISIENNE. (via Tiffany on Pinterest)

ONRA – SITTING BACK (MUSIC VIDEO)_ ███__ ██████ (░)(▒)(░) _(▒)(▒)___██____█


Onra - Sitting Back - Official Video from Matt Ferran on Vimeo.

Blitz The Ambassador Album Release Concert Featuring DTMD ✚✚✚✚✚✚✚✚✚


Lunchbox Theory Presents…

BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR

and special guests….

DTMD

With a lightning-fast mind, the political boldness of Chuck D, and the sixth groove sense of Fela Kuti, the Ghanaian-born, New York-based MC, composer, and producer unleashes psychedelic Afrobeat colors and triple-time rhymes on new album, Native Sun, which will drop May 3, 2011.

Out of the greater DMV area, local talents DTMD are the hip-hop renaissance. One masterful emcee and talented producer equals one of the DMV’s best hip-hop groups.

With a night of horns blasting and records scratching you don’t want to miss this LIVE show!

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Liv Nightclub
2001 11th st NW
Doors at 9pm
$10 in advance/$15 at the door
BlitzDC.eventbrite.com

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@DTMDmusic
@BlitzAmbassador

Dead Prez "The Beauty Within"▲❍ ▲❍ ▲❍ ▲❍

Friday, April 15, 2011

▁ ▂ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ ▉ ▊ ▋ █ ▌Reminder ::::::: Coconuts Matter!!!!!!!!!!




Seems like every month we are posting something on coconuts. But tis the season to buy!!! Here are some things to take into consideration:::

Coconut water health benefits

Young tender coconut water has the following benefits and medicinal values:

  • Low in Carbohydrates
  • Low in Fat 99% Fat Free
  • Low in natural occurring sugar
  • Keeps the body cool and at the proper temperature.
  • Effective in the treatment of kidney and urethral stones.
  • Natural drink for feeding infants suffering from intestinal disturbances.
  • Excellent oral re-hydration medium, an all natural isotonic for all ages.
  • Presence of saline and albumen makes it an excellent drink in cholera cases.
  • Maintains the human body's natural fluid levels.
  • Aids in the quick absorption of drugs and makes their peak concentration into the blood stream easier because of its electrolytic effect.
  • Found as a blood plasma substitute because it is sterile, does not produce heat, and does not destroy red blood cells and is readily accepted by the body.
  • Kills intestinal worms.
  • Excellent all natural water to drink while Relaxing, Meditating, Driving, Eating, Running, Aerobics, Working, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Exercising, Body Building, Surfing, Fishing, Snow Boarding, Working Out, Surfing, Physical Activities, or Exertion of any kind.
  • Aid the body in fighting viruses that cause the flu, herpes, and AIDS
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Helps control diabetes
  • Promotes bowel movements
  • Promotes healthy thyroid function
  • Helps eliminate pinworms
  • Used in cancer therapy
  • Helps kill the parasite Giardia Lamblia
  • Improves digestion
  • Provides quick energy
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body
  • Helps in gallbladder disease
  • Helps eliminate Candida yeast infections
  • Inhibits the growth of mycoplasma
  • Helps eradicate eczema
  • Helps keep skin soft and smooth

As you can see, Coconut water has amazing health benefits. It should be an integral part of any healthy diet. Coconut water is a natural energy drink. No need for drinks like Gatorade or Powerade. Replace them with the healthy alternative that is coconut water.



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Newness::: Spaven's 5ive - Maz Feat. Jose James ▲ △▽▽



Maybe you’ve never heard the name Richard Spaven before, but chances are big you’ve heard the man play, maybe even live. He’s been a household drummer for so many artists: Mark de Clive-Lowe, José James, The Cinematic Orchestra, GURU, 4hero, … the list goes on. But now that the good cats at Jazz Re:freshed have kickstarted a new series of mini-albums called 5ive’s, it’s time for Richard to step out of the shadow and deliver his first proper release. He is accompanied by a few great guests though: José James and Dj DooWop on vocals, Brotherly’s Robin Mullarkey on bass, Flowrider’s Vincent Helbers on keys, and many more.

The result is amazing. The drumming of course is fingerlicking good, but the intricate jazz arrangements, quirky time signatures and modern electronic production are top notch as well. Give these 6 tracks a few spins and you’ll be hooked. From the hypnotizing Rockers Round Window to the enchanting ballad Maz and the headnodding jazzhop of Zeebra III. The mysterious and slightly discomforting Network could have been on Two Pages, or a Domu album. And 1759 finally is the perfect closing track – mesmerizing and soothing. This is future jazz, people. Give this man a 5-album contract!

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City Lights #DC....Sunday April 24th ▲▲▲Community Service

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Monday, April 11, 2011

WHOLECHECK aka WHOLEFOODS IS OUTTA CONTROL◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥

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so... who needs me to pick up a couple of emu eggs?

IT'S NOT THE PRICE...IT'S THE ITEM...WHY WHY WHY...

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You are the Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥◥

:::Flora::: Model & Concept: Lyfe  Make Up: Marika Aoki Hair & Styling: Joanne Petit-Frere Photo & Creative Direction: J ‘Quazi’ King

The type of people you interact with influences the (1) consciousness level you operate in and (2) the subject matter you engage in. It brings out a side of you that is further reinforced by their default response tendencies, thus perpetuating the situation. Below are some examples of the different groups of people I’ve interfaced in my life; you will probably find parallel experiences in your life as well from them

If you hang out with a group of successful, positive-minded individuals who believe in taking responsibility for their lives, you will move to become a proactive individual who shapes his/her future. If you hang out with a bunch of pessimists who believe the world is out to get them and there is nothing worthwhile, you will start descending into the negative whirlpool at some point, even if you are initially a positive individual.

This is especially important in goal achievement, because the consciousness you vibrate at affects the kind of thoughts and actions you undertake. If you want to lose 20lbs of weight, you need to think as your end persona; the person who is clean cut in making diet decisions. However, if you are constantly surrounding yourself with people who eat a lot, you make it harder to restrict yourself. At this point, your ability to stay on track in your goal will boil down to how grounded and resilient you are. Think of how much easier the task becomes if you were hanging out with like-minded people with similar visions, or even people who have already been there before.

Of course, this does not mean you should sever relationships or cut away every single person who does not contribute to your goals. It just means you should reduce the amount of contact you are having with people who do not enable you to become a better person. Only in the event that the person is seriously dragging you down should you resort to cutting him/her completely away. Remember, if you are entrenching yourself in relationships which are not elevating you or bringing yourself forward, you are not really helping yourself nor anybody else since you are not being the best you can be and subsequently, not being the best you can be to them.

Exercise to identify your core circle

Let us do an exercise now. :) Pick up your pen and paper, then write down the answers to the following questions:

1. What is the kind of person you want to be?

What is your ideal self that you wish to become? What are the qualities you want to possess?

2. Who are the 5 people you spend the most time with in your life currently?

How are they like? What are the top 3 qualities each of them stand for?

3. Do they match who you want to become in the future?

Do their qualities match who you want to become? Do they help enable or disable your vision for yourself? Do they elevate you or bring you down?

4. Who are the top 5 people who embody the qualities you desire?

They should be people you aspire to become and/or respect in some way or another. There are no rules here – It does not matter whether the person is a specific individual or a general person, outside of your social circle, lives in a different country or dead. It can be someone who already achieved the end state or goal that you want to achieve.

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Shape your life by choosing who you are with

By choosing who you spend time with, you are literally shaping your own future. Start by examining the people you spend the most time around. Consider if these people are enabling you towards your envisioned self. If they are not, identify and increase contact with the people who will enable you to become the best person you can be :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New VIDEO: CODY CHESNUTT – DO BETTER TO THE YOUNG


Seems like every month there is a new version or vid of this great tune. Here is the latest rendition.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Roy Ayers Project: Questlove▲ △▲ △



Roy Ayers Documentary Trailer #1
(YouTube Link: youtube.com/​watch?v=ZSREjGgQhd0)

Featuring: Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Producer: Haylow Overby
Director: Haylow Overby, Ariel Nuñez
Camera: Ariel Nuñez, Tony Ng
Sound Mixer: Lalo Guzmán
Motion Graphics: Aries Nuñez
PA: Michael Austin, Juan Amador
Music: Zak Damundo
Special thanks to Derreck Johnson

DC artists featured are Damu the Fudgemonk and KIA BENNETT




"I am truly honored to be featured on this page dedicated to the legendary Roy Ayers. QuestLove, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, and others along with my mentor John Manuel/RAMP and I (as part of RAMP -Roy Ayers Music Production band) will be featured in this documentary speaking of his musical influence! The documentary is still in the works filming etc. but they will use different artists music in it who is influenced by his rare grooves/funk/jazz! God is good! Check it!"


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

City Lights #DC....Sunday March 10th ▲▲▲Community Service

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déjà vu déjà vu déjà vu déjà vu déjà vu AS RELATED TO BRAIN FUNCTION_█_█_█_█_█_█




QUESTION emailed to our blog: After a brief run to the grocery for some provisions, I returned
home and entered the kitchen, when suddenly I had the weird feeling that I was
repeating actions I had lived before
No matter what I did, it seemed that it
happened before
I thought I was losing my mind
Do you know if there is any
medical explanation for this experience? I need some reassurances.

ANSWER: If this was the first time you have experienced the sensation that
all you were doing had happened before, it can be a truly eerie feeling
But
the fact is, experts estimate that almost two thirds of all adults have gone
through this experience at one time or another
It is known as “deja vu”,
from the French words meaning “already seen”
Though it may seem a bit
frightening at first, it is not a symptom of any underlying illness, and you
are most certainly not losing your mind
No one knows for sure just what sets
off this type of experience, but there are a lot of very interesting theories
and much speculation
One theory is that the electrical impulses in the part
of the brain dealing with memory and familiarity suddenly fire off
spontaneously and make you think that you are experiencing something over
again
Another explanation that relates to brain function suggests that one
side of the brain is aware of an experience just fractions of a second before
the other side receives its stimuli, which then thinks it is “reexperiencing”
it
Frequently familiar smells and odors, of baking or cooking for example,
can set off old memories of days past, and make you think that today’s doings
are just repeats of remembered activity
What ever the cause, it is clear
that it is not an experience that should cause you any concern.

The material contained here is “FOR INFORMATION ONLY” and should not replace
the counsel and advice of your personal physician, homeopath or your natural instictive deductive reasonings about YOUR life.

Blessed....

▁ ▂ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ ▉ ▊ ▋ █ ▌FIRST PREVIEWS OF LV, MESSAGE TO BEARS ‘EXPLODE’ + REMIXES

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Marie Daulne of Zap Mama (B. Anderson)

The second release from south London based LV on 2nd Drop Records, but this one is a little different, you might say more international. Basking in the afterglow of their much hyped Kwaito inspired bomb, Boomslang on Hyperdub last year, the LV trio stick the brakes on and crank up the soulful vibes for this release.

With well established roots in South Africa, a recording session at the Red Bull studios in Cape Town saw LV record a number of vocal collaborations with the honeyed-voiced Zaki Ibrahim. Zaki’s Canadian and Burmese heritage not provides her with striking looks but also politically charged ammunition for her lyrics.

The third angle of this collaboration is a young band from leafy environs of Oxford. After discovering Message to Bears on YouTube trying to make more dubstep / electronic music, 2nd Drop Records saw the opportunity to link the disparate groups together. Explode was created, with Message To Bears providing lush piano motifs and subtle strings.

The first remix is from the mysterious Mothy with his Implosion redux. Sounding like Mount Kimbie on Novacaine, the original is dubbed, filtered and squeezed into a cerebral paste.
DJ Rum brings more than most to his remix duties, here displacing the vocal pacing and adding luscious strings, creating something really special.

Lastly, dragged kicking and screaming out of 10 years of retirement, Charlie Dark, former Attica Blues-man, urban poet, and seasoned DJ, brings together a deep and rolling Theo Parrish-esque remix.

Listen to three of the tunes here:

'Explode' - (Charlie Dark's Longtime Remix) - SAMPLE by 2ndDropRecords

'Explode' - LV & Message to Bears Ft Zaki Ibrahim - SAMPLE by 2ndDropRecords

LV feat. Message To Bears and Zaki - Explode (DjRUM's remix) teaser clip by DjRum

Featuring illustration from Will Scobie: http://www.willscobie.co.uk/

Packaged in glorious brown ‘soundwave’ card housebags. Out March 16th…. GET SOME will have the exclusive and will be featuring full audio and music video!

2nd Drop 011
A: LV & Message to Bears feat. Zaki Ibrahim
AA: LV & Message to Bears feat. Zaki Ibrahim (Mothy’s implosion)

2nd Drop 012
A: LV & Message to Bears feat. Zaki Ibrahim (Charlie Dark’s longtime remix)
AA: LV & Message to Bears feat. Zaki Ibrahim (DJ Rum remix)

New Video: Nas & Damian Marley x Dennis Brown “Land Of Promise”▲▲▲▲