Tuesday, 29 September 2009

What A Funkin Damned DAY!!!

Yesterday a fellow music journalist who I actually have a lot of respect for (he's done some dope interviews with people like Busy Signal, Taurrus Riley, Jah Cure and all a dem reggae musician dem my parents regularly hold a vybe to), had attended an event for the underground music sub-genre I have become fairly acquainted with, UK Funky.

Being a blogger it was only natural for him to then write a review. The review wasn't what is usually seen within the UK Funky Scene, where everybody gives it a good response and then mutters to their nearest folk what their true thoughts are.... It was an outsiders view. An observation of events with some positive and some negative points, both going to their extremes respectively.

When first reading it I had to wonder how it would be perceived. Knowing had I written something of that nature, it would be considered faux pas. Consequently, I would automatically become branded a hater and probably be stoned the next time I tried to show attendance at any kind of UK Funky associated event. But I thought that as an 'outsider' of the scene, his negative comments would be taken on with grace allowing reflection on areas that can be worked on to make the UK Funky scene a bigger and better movement, really strong enough for world domination. I felt that it would show however whether or not the same people who are constantly accused of being 'gassed up' were really as grounded as they should be, seen as they are artists in such a minute area of the music industry. The day ended calmly..... No qualms?? Great!

Next day however, the review has made the rounds and the reactions have shown that many are not able to take criticism and turn it into a positive for the bettering of themselves. Something I find quite disheartening. It seems UK Funky has become a genre of artist that are only willing to hear 'songs of praise' and if you ain't singing, you're a sinner, condemned to hell because YOU don't get up on a stage TOO. They have the hardest job in the world, so we must bow down to their mercy. But this is the music business. Everybody plays their own part. From artist to journalist, from producers, video directors and A&Rs. NONE of us have a easy ride when it comes to longevity. Unfortunately as the artist, you're at the forefront, but you gotta take the rough with the smooth!

But the question I have to really ask to those holding grievance is:
How big will the UK Funky scene get if we don't master the craft of capturing the 'outsiders'?


Disclaimer: This is in no way aimed towards all of the acts that performed at the said event, or everybody who was originally mentioned within the review. This is an expression of my thoughts towards those who responded to the comments within the review with animosity. Whoever the cap fits let them wear......

Monday, 28 September 2009

Big Adults in Little Bodies

I've been watching this video over and over..... I can't seem to get enough of it!! This little girl has had more than enough of her aunty and expresses it very well, while bringing us some laughter while she gets well into her performance.

I love children like this, I call them little adults.... She has obviously been spending lots of time with some and picked up all the mannerisms.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Kano does Rock and Roll!!

We've been seeing much of Chippy and Tinchy recently, and few have been left wondering what's happened to the London Town artist Kano......

Fear not!!

I heard this one quite a while back and it had me head bopping the first time I heard it. Kano showing off his diversity once more with this electro style track that we've been seeing a bit too much of recently, but I think Kano pulls it off......

Take a look at his new video for his latest release: Rock & Roller

Case of the Fake People!!


Plastic bodies all around

Smiling, telling us what we want to hear

When you cut them, do they bleed?


How much do they really know about us?

Only as much as we wish to share.....

But when we share, do they listen?


Do they care?



What do they listen to? What do they see?

What we have, what we don’t have, who we know??

Who knows?


Are any of those people real?

Robots programmed to respond, say the correct things to please

What is it they want from us???


Really.....



They’re not friends

They have their own agendas.....


When they achieve them

Will they still be there?


To tell you ‘exactly’ what you wish to hear.....

Sunday, 13 September 2009

The Silent Treatment

What is really supposed to be achieved by the silent treatment? Men always depict the females of the species to be an emotional creature so I really have to question the manner of conduct. Surely this isn't the most effective way to handle a situation with an 'emotional' being?

So... You've been seeing someone, you're really feeling her (or so you say), then one day something inside you changes. Maybe she says or does something you don't really like. Maybe the grass on the other side of the fence is starting to possess a much healthier glow than it did since the last time you was standing there....

Whatever the reason, as a man, would you not invest in your own integrity by making the effort to ensure that this female you spent so much time wooing with sweet talk etc is aware that you've turned your page? Wouldn't it benefit you to ensure that she is aware that she is no longer on your page?

Even if you decide to use the standard 2 lines "Maybe we should just be friends" and "It's not you, it's me". At least then she knows where it is that she stands.... and then, when she starts to act like a 'psycho bitch' you're in the clear.

See men don't understand the female fascination with Sex & The City, but I for one love it and am also looking forward to the sequel of the movie. But you see, Sex & The City seems to have at least one scene that depicts the foolish things that men do and then try to turn it around and blame it on our emotions. But surely if a programme is able to highlight it, it can't be the actions of only 'one' male is that not correct??



See... I think that if a man isn't able to finish a relationship in an amicable fashion, then he shouldn't get involved in one. Because all that happens in the end is he ends up looking like a bigger arsehole than he would even if he used the generic 2 sentences when he took advantage of his perogative to change his mind!!

Not only that, but it also would decrease the amount of angry females we have in society that state "Men are this...." or "Men are that....." at any given chance. The number of women claiming to be 'Single by Choice' is climbing..... Do men think that their actions in how they handle their situations with females may have any bearing on this??

The simple fact is this: Every male has a scrotum, but only few actually possess balls!!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Da-Mju:zik!!!!!!!

Get with the times...... Get with Da-Mju:zik!!!!