Saturday, October 4, 2014

Radio BSOTS show #149 - Grooves and Gratitude

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Radio BSOTS celebrated its 9th Anniversary in August of this year.  Between a much-needed vacation and the back-to-school/work whirlwind that was September, I am just getting around to completing this episode, but that's okay.  It gives me an excuse to stretch out for this one and play cuts from artists that I've been supporting since the early days of this podcast while surrounding them with new cuts coming in from all over the planet.  Not only that, but I wanted to set some time aside to show love to the listeners and my fellow podcasters who have supported me throughout the years.

This episode includes a BSOTS GONE (buck)WILD mini-mix entitled "The Ferguson Suite," which was inspired by the murder of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson and the protests that took place this past Summer in Ferguson, MO.  The mix includes excerpts from a Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford entitled "America: Young Black Men Have No Right To Life" as well as brief remarks from poet Nikki Giovanni taken from "Introduction to In The Spirit of Martin."  The visceral cut from Jasiri X and the heart-breaking plea from J. Cole not only speak to the immediacy of the Ferguson situation, but to the growing trend of Black lives snuffed out by police brutality.  At the same time, works from Ms. Lauren Hill, Mystic and the late Amiri Baraka help put things in a historical context, shedding light on just how long the struggle for freedom has been taking place.

Whether you're a first-time listener or a long-time listener, I truly hope that you enjoy this episode and will continue to check out future shows.  Love and respect...

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This episode's track list:
1.  Kidkanevil  - "Butterfly/Satellite feat Cuushe & submerse" (2014) {Bandcamp}
2.  Very Tall Stories - "Don't Lose Your Cool" (2014) {iTunes}
3.  Bishop Nehru - "You Stressin'" (2014) {iTunes}
4.  Stacie Aamon - "Where You Are" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
5.  The GrooveblasterAnji Bee - "Southern Heat" (2014) {iTunes}
6.  80s Babies - "I Digress" (2014) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
7.  Kalbata & Mixmonster - "Congo Beat The Drum" (2014) {iTunes}
8.  Mr. Fresh - "Deep (feat. C3)" (2014) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
9.  All Urban Outfield - "Lurkers" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
10.  The Impossebulls - "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
11.  Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 - "Seven Nation Army Dub feat. Dennis Alcapone" (2014) {iTunes}
12.  Jamod Allah - "Cry For The Children" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
13.  Sonzeira - "Southern Freeez (feat. Emanuelle Ara├║jo)" (2014) {iTunes}
14.  Omar - "Stop War, Make Love" (2014) {to be released October 20th}
15.  Jonny Sonic - "Conduit" (2014) {to be released this Fall}
16.  Soul Inscribed - "Dream State (DJ Kiva Remix)" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
17.  Jasiri X - "212°" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
18.  Mystic - "Country Roads" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
19.  J. Cole - "Be Free" (2014) {Soundcloud}
20.  Amiri Baraka - "Why Is We Americans? (excerpt)" (2012) {YouTube}
21.  Ms. Lauryn Hill - "Black Rage (sketch)" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
22.  Sun Dula & Sam.i.Am the Son - "Drop" (2014) {to be released}
23.  Hired Gun - "Midnight Sun" (2013) {YouTube}

ID drops courtesy of Mr. Fresh, Anji Bee, Fave, DJ Diva, EJ Flavors, Jonny Sonic, Stan Smith, and Hired Gun.  Background music consists of "germinal ring" by Cyclops Joint, "bathing" by Techniken Defunkus, "Leave A Note (Instrumental)" by Silhouette Brown, and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Other key info:
The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Black Podcasters United Facebook Fan Page
The Chillcast With Anji Bee
Cold Slither Podcast Network
The DigiKast
Friday Favecast
Hard Knock Radio
Operation Cubicle
Solipsistic Nation
This Week In Blackness

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