Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday tune of the day!

Brother D with Collective Effort-"How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise?"

"Risin' up we can't take no more!"

Been digging this for many years, originally i heard my Sir Henry's Sweat buddy Shane Johnson dropping it at parties. I picked it up soon after in the Vinyl Exchange in Manchester on 12". Over the years i've rarely heard DJ's playing it but it's been a tune that i dust off every often for special occassions. Socially conscious hip-hop from 1980 in an era where many were content just to party,the lyrics are deep, while the delivery, particularly from the female MC's , has got a certain charm that many records lack these days. The sampled groove, another DJ staple of mine, Cherly Lynne's "Got To Be Real", adds to the party vibe in a record that spearheaded many of the great hip-hop tunes of the 80's, conscious and thought-provoking music that you could dance to aswell! Kick back and enjoy, or damn it, just rise up and dance.

Big up's to victornewman06 fro uploading on youtube!

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    I'm a DJ from Cork in Ireland. I work with RedFM, presenting Red Drive, The Hitlist and my specialist show, Black on Red. I'm probably best known for being one of the main hip-hop/soul DJ's in Cork and Ireland. I've been DJing in Cork since the early 90's in legendary clubnights such as Sweat in Sir Henrys, Mor Disco, Free La Funk, Yo Latino and also Jam and Jam Junior at the Savoy and the Pavilion. I've also held down long term residencies at clubs around Ireland such as Brown Sugar at the Kitchen in Dublin, U-Turn at Ri Ra in Dublin, Jazz Juice at the GPO in Galway, Thompson Garage in Belfast, the Soul Clinic, Dee-Bop, Meltdown and Mo Bounce in Limerick and i've played abroad in the United States and the U.K. on numerous occasions. I also write a music column for the Evening Echo and i'm a regular contributor to the U.K.'s Blues and Soul, the longest running black music magazine in the world. These days i run the Pavilion, a music venue in Cork, which hosts my Jam night every few Fridays http://www.pavilioncork.com also you can catch me at http://djstevieg.podomatic.com