Filling in for a busy Johnny D this week, Rocket Ship’s d.j. cozy little takes you around the world, from Jamaica (Glen Brown, Twinkle Bros.) to Brazil (São Paolo Ska Jazz, Sergio Mendez) to Russia (Cabernet Deneuve, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review) to Australia (Jamaica’s Skatalites’ most recent!) to Japan (Little Tempo, Shiina Ringo) and beyond (International Observer)!
Another strange, heavy, dubwise mix inna Echo Chamber. New dub with a heavy African jazz groove from the Red Earth Collective; the Mondomix “Free Lapiro” benefit compilation and the “World Consciousness Unification Project – V.1” were among the new items.
The first Echo Chamber of 2010…and what a mash up of sounds. From Likkle Mai, to Trumystic, from Joe Higgs, to Meditronica. But the centerpiece of tonight’s show was half-hour set featuring tracks from the new Joe Strummer tribute compilation Shatter the Hotel, as well as The Clash and the Mescaleros.