Interview with Dub Gabriel (Part 2 of 2) [Listen 31:40] Gathering the voices of the Revoultion with Dub Gabriel S04 Ep04
Special Guest: Dub Gabriel (Part 2 of 2): is a producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and is one of the biggest names in dancehall, dubstep, and global bass to come out of the U.S. and is one of the most in-demand and respected dub producers in the world. He has worked with a diverse set of musicians including Michael Stipe (of REM), Reggae Toasting legend U-Roy, the Scientist, punk icon Keith Levene, David J, Balkan Beat Box, and many more. His new album “Raggabass Resistance” is an ambitious project taking three years to make, spanning continents and brings together an array of artists and musicians all collaborating on the album.
Dub Gabriel is set to release his 4th album, Raggabass Resistance, on limited vinyl on the 20th of April. The fantastic list of collaborators include: U-Roy, Warrior Queen, The Spaceape, Brother Culture, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Dr. Israel, MC Zulu, Juakali, PJ Higgins, David J, Pedro Erazo, and Mark Pistel
What's Going On?
David Bowie and Bon Jovi, battling it out on the charts. Dylan and ZZ Top putting out an album that made top ten on many lists. It's a world that seems more familiar in the early 70's than 2013. I'm not knocking the music, the music's pretty good. It's just that these events are a little unfamiliar in such a great quantity. I've always gone back, looking for gems throughout the ages and discovered some truly remarkable gems that shine timelessly. You might want to take a look at the Little Jimmy Scott interview that we did in the first season to get a grasp on what's out there when you do a little scratching. Click Here
But for these artists to be making such an impression on today's charts really seems unprecedented. To put this in perspective, it's more like Bing Crosby busting through the charts in the 70's amongst Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. Ya, those days saw great change in music, but for purposes of illumination, you see what I mean.
it's more like Bing Crosby busting through the charts in the 70's amongst Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin.
Combative types might say that Tony Bennett had a hit record 1n 1970 with "Tony Sings the Hits of Today!", but that's not quite the same. And he's only one man, (yes Tony, you are) and there's more than just the occasional old rocker making it into today's charts and making an impact. The music's amazingly good from these stalwarts, and it's so much better to see than burnouts being pressured by record labels to turn out whatever crap gets made. But Besides the music being good, the question remains why these gentlemen still gather so much popularity. What might contribute to the success of these figureheads of the 70's is that classic rock stations seem to play the same songs, and while I won't criticise their success, I still can't stand to listen to a classic rock station. The songs never change. They really haven't changed for 20 years, and ya, most of the tunes they play are solid, but there's so much more that's good that doesn't get played, (I guess they don't stack up to advertisers ratings, etc.) But their popularity with the mainstream might depend, in part, to these classic rock stations that never change their rotation. Fancy that.
"Tony Sings the Hits of Today!"
Another reason why these greats of the classic rock era are continuing to produce is simply because people happen to be living longer. In the usual course of events a few decades earlier, statistics would have had these guys knocked off a decade ago. Heart attack, and stroke being the best candidates. Besides people generally living longer, it's the advancements in medical science that keeps the living going strong. Bowie already had a heart attack, and Dylan almost succumbed to a fungal infection in his lungs some 15 years ago. I suspect this trend will continue, and when it does, imagine what the music scene will be a few decades from now when we get some of the great pop divas still writing songs after they've got something like 90 years of experience of writing pop hits since their sexualized pre-teen breakout days! I can't wait.
Interview Date: June 7, 2012 @2pm EDT
Special Guest: (Audio) Mickey Hart - is a percussionist, author, producer and ethnomusicologist who’s done more for drums and drumming than I think almost any other human on the planet. His scope, reach and inclusion know no bounds; he is someone who has been searching, experimenting and expanding minds for over 45 years. Starting off in 1967 with the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart has gone on to reshape and reintroduce human beings to their most basic self. His newest trip “Mysterium Tremendum” might be his most ambitious project to date; taking people on a journey through the vastness of the infinite universe. By taking sounds that were created billions of years ago, Mickey Hart and the Mickey Hart Band are taking these sound, mixing it with the technology of today, and delivering it to us in the most tripped out world/trance music way. Believe me when I say that this will no doubt be some of the most exciting and interesting music that you’ve heard in a long time.
Special Guest: (Print) Heinz Rohrer CEO and Owner of Thorens Turntables (Part 2 of 2)- Started in 1883 by Hermann Thorens in Switzerland, the company Thorens and their Phonographs (Turntables) have been innovating and pushing High-end audio into the 21 Century. Recently they have been designing some of the most elegant, beautifully sounding, and desirable record players on the market today. I was lucky enough to land a rare interview with Mr. Rohrer and he was kind enough to answer my questions (Translated into English. His native tongue is Swiss German). http://www.thorens.com/
Thorens Turntable Interview - GoingThruVinyl's conversation with Heinz Rohrer (Continued)
GTV - There are three turntables in particular that I would really like to talk about. All three are some of the most stunningly beautiful record players on the market today. They are really a feat in industrial design brilliance; in fact I’m not sure whether to listen to it or put it on the wall as fine art.
Heinz Rohrer - You will miss something if you don’t listen to them. But allow me to mention something at this place. Thorens was (and in certain areas still is) considered as a conservative company. When I took the lead in 2003, I was forced to make a change due to several reasons. I was convinced that I have to go with the time and develop turntables with a touch of design.
Joey DeFrancesco Interview [Listen 29:24] – S02Ep07 (2 of 3) – Joey DeFrancesco and . . . What IS that Noise?
Interview Date: March 25, 2012 @12pm EDT
Special Guest (Audio) Joey DeFrancesco (Part 2 of 3): Nicknamed “the finest Jazz organist on the planet,” Joey DeFranceso and GTV present you with an exclusive and in-depth interview, plus his full concert performance in Toronto.
Coming from a long line of established organ players, DeFrancesco started his career off as a child prodigy (starting at age 4) playing with all the greatest organists in the world. He has developed his skill to the point where he dominates the Hammond B3. When DeFrancesco was 17, Miles Davis called him up to ask him to tour with him and play on his 1989 album, “Amandla.” Since that time he has gone on to play with many other "who’s who" in the Jazz world and often being paired with some of the greatest guitarists in Jazz such as Pat Martino, Paul Bollenback, Jimmy Bruno, Dave Stryker, and John McLaughlin. In this podcast we talk about the history of the Hammond B3 organ and talk about all the great guitarists he has played with.
Mysterium Tremendum - Exploring The Vastness of The Infinite Universe With Mickey Hart
Every once in a while there are extraordinary people who come along, who by sheer talent, mixed with hard work and focused dedication are able to achieve something truly unsurpassed and outstanding. They are able to attain a deeper understanding of their particular undertaking to a point where they are able to progress, and in some cases, alter everyone’s understanding
Interview Date: October 23, 2011 @9am EDT
Sly Dunbar as of right now (Continued)
Last week we left off talking about Sly Dunbar’s renowned contributions to Peter Tosh’s band and the Mighty Diamonds first album for Virgin Records “The Right Time” (Virgin Records 1976). But this amazing outpouring was just the beginning of what was to become a string of groundbreaking albums from this innovative and influential man.
“Two Seven Clash” was yet another phenominal album by him and a band called Culture; both aiding in and revolutionizing UK music; helping to bring upon the reggae/punk culture which defined an era and shaped its music. This was one of the main albums that was known to have been an inspiration at the time for bands like ‘The Clash’ and ‘The Rolling Stones’ (who were motivated by and borrowed heavily from these reggae beats). When I asked Sly about recording with Culture on “Two Seven Clash” he said:
“[it] Was done a Joe Gibbs studio when