Posts Tagged ‘Laid Back’

Summertiiiiiiiiime……….. (hopefully…..)……….

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

It’s been a while since I last posted anything – no blog entries, no mixes: I’ve only recently started getting back to answering stuff on Twitter!

Anyways, things have been a bit hectic (as  usual), but I managed to get to a couple of things:

  • The screening of Ice-T’s directorial debut: ‘Something From Nothing: the Art of Rap’
  • Wynton Marsalis & his band playing at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
  • I got the new case for my PC build (finally!)

The sun’s FINALLY put in an appearance, after all the horrendous rain, plus the general greyness we’ve had.

I’ll probably get around to discussing these in greater detail later, in the meantime, he’s a few things I’ve been listening to on Mixcloud:

 

Romantic Classics – and a ‘Thank You’….

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Just before Christmas, I bought Jason ‘Classicbeatz’ Minnis’ latest recording ‘Romantic Relfections’,

If you’re not familiar with his work it’s worth checking out his Bandcamp page here.

The Brooklyn-born musician decided the put together an EP of classical pieces to try to dispel elitist notions surrounding classical pieces. I know some people (musician & critics alike) say these things every once in a while, Jason has come up with a well-conceived & performed selection. They also show a degree of shrewdness as the composers chosen, chiefly Debussy & Rachmaninov were known for incorporating other musical styles & traditions in their work.

It was the soundtrack to much of my Christmas this year, much to the delight of my mother-in-law.

It looks great, thanks to photograhy courtesy of Mixcloud caster & Laid Back contributor, Charles le Brigand, who also blogged about the photo shoot (you can find that here).

What I felt was really cool wasn’t how quickly the package arrived, but that inside was a small, handwitten note thanking me for supporting him. Sometimes, its easy to forget in the age of instant gratification, downloads & convenience music, there are real people with a genuine passion for creativity, striving to be heard.

It just makes you stop and think. Just a little………

Support Laid Back & The Compilation!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Laid Back have been running this campaign for about a month.

It’s to support their latest¬† compilation release. I think it’s better to here from them, in this video:

Introducing the LDBK compilation from Laid Back on Vimeo.

Also check a further description plus a list of artists here.