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The Fat Beat Diet, August 20th 2009

Downtempo, drum’n’bass and some hip hop. Hot summer heat generally makes me want to play slow music. I mean, I usually like it a bit slower than most, but add a bit of heat, and it’s on; molasses here we come.  I was having flashbacks of Arrested Development‘s show(s) at this year’s Calgary folk fest… so good.

Photo by David Kenney.

Photo by David Kenney.

I’ve also been experimenting for the last little while on how to coherently string together some of the new hip hop/downtempo/experimental stuff that’s coming out of the LA area (think Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer) and from like-minded producers (Lone, MonoPoly). I don’t think I’ve quite figured it out yet to my liking… but I’m getting there, and I appreciate your patience while I get there.

Anyways, here’s the show.

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The Fat Beat Diet, August 13th 2009

Technical diffiulties once again prevent me from posting the show, but here’s the playlist… I’ll try and post a few different mixes over the next couple of days to make up for it.

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The Fat Beat Diet, August 6th 2009

Taking a break from hip hop on this show, we started out with some nice broken beat from yesteryear before moving on through breaks, baltimore, dubstep and ending with some drum’n’bass. I’m not yet convinced that dubstep really translates to radio. Because it’s all about the bass, i find it doesn’t translate so well outside of a club setting, unless you can turn up the bass on your system to stomach rattling levels. Hopefully a few listeners out there have a booming system which does the music justice, because once it’s broadcast over FM or translated to mp3, it can kind of get a bit tinny.

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The Fat Beat Diet, July 30th 2009

Pre-Rock the Bells edition of the show tonight, playing some funk and soul and then highlighting some of the artists playing at this year’s Rock the Bells (though some of the artists won’t actually be at the Calgary date itself… my bad…).

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Nas and Damian Marley under a full moon at Rock the Bells Calgary

Rock the Bells ended up being a pretty enjoyable show, despite the sweltering heat, Rza pretty much not showing up, and the annoying lack of in-and-out priveleges at the site. Personal highlights for me were Talib and the headlining combo of Nas and Damian Marley. I’ll be looking forward to their new collaborative album, ‘Distant Relatives’.

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