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where are you from?


The Where Are You From? (Christophe Lemaire And Now-Again Records Present A Series Of Global Psychedelic Rock, Funk And Folk Grooves. 16 Tracks From 1968 Until The Present Day)v/a cd on Now-Again (NA 5073, 2011) has been compiled by Christophe Lemaire, a Frenchman who has worked for Lacoste (dig their brilliant L!VE! collection) and who has now replaced Jean-Paul Gaultier at Hermès … Great to see gypsy hippie Damon end up in the hands of Paris’ beau monde and other filthy rich, too ;-

Bonus book for those of you wanting to get a degree or into waxing academical: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calctitle=1&pageSubject=568&pagecount=5&title_id=8700&edition_id=12010


Hmmm … haven … everybody wants to go to haven …

10.000 posters and tons what you get


FRANK IS BACK and he’s got pictures and music for us to drool over … at his magnificent http://voodoofunk.blogspot.com/ viz. http://voodoofunk.blogspot.com/2010/02/ghana-nigeria-jan-2010.html etc. – all this by way of an update to http://uzine.posterous.com/lagos-disco-inferno-collectors-wet-dream and earlier, similarly tagged posts

lagos disco inferno / collector’s wet dream

boogie trippin’ in lagos disco inferno after a collector’s wet dream put out the fire


= “Boogie trip” by Doris Ebong … via http://www.nylvi.com/blog/lagos-disco-inferno-a-room-full-of-vinyl/ … where we meet Frank – http://www.nylvi.com/blog/digging-for-african-funk-records-meet-frank-gossner/ – our most excellent guide to the heart of dark vinylness: http://www.voodoofunk.blogspot.com/ + see also: http://uzine.posterous.com/asikool-and-the-lagos-gang + http://uzine.posterous.com/afro-beat-is-hot

& speaking of collector’s wet dreams: http://nightwatchershouseofrock.blogspot.com/2009/10/record-dealer-turns-up-ultra-rare-sgt.html

afro beat is hot

Over the past ten years, we’ve been flooded with funky afro compilations


Picture : “Sound wave” by Jean Shin – http://www.jeanshin.com/soundwave.htm !

but there’s still a lot of diggin’ to be done ;-)

& see also

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.