music on the net

I’ve only just started getting into music blogs, but they’re fabulous. Of the ones I visit at the moment, the ones which I’ve taken most music from are PopText and Funky16Corners, but I’m currently listening to a 70 minute mix of ‘dancehall/bashment, reggaeton, R’n’B/hip hop/crunk, soca, reggae and ragga jungle’ from Heatwave which I learned about via Mudd Up!. And my award for best design goes to Cocaine Blunts and Hip-Hop Tapes, though it would be even better without frames, imho.

And in answer to the obvious question – yes, I’ve already been persuaded to buy music (with actual money) which I wouldn’t have otherwise, so I’m not completely being a parasite.

[EDIT: having done some internet research, I now actually know what reggaeton is: Puerto Rican reggae-influenced hip hop – the booty-shaking face of globalisation, basically. ‘Bashment’ is still a mystery. Sounds good, though; I’d recommend that mix I mentioned and I’m now listening to a reggaeton mix from the same people.]


  1. Hannah
    20 November 2005 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    O…mp3 blogs are wonderful. I have so much more time to read poetry now that other people find the interesting music for me, provide the link, and maintain gigantic blog-rolls. Better than than microwave. Especially love the diversity, from great country blues posts on Honey, Where You Been so Long, to Benn loxo du taccu’s “african music for the masses.”

    And gems like this. O. Yes.

  2. Harry
    20 November 2005 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    I do kind of love that monkey song. When in doubt, indoctrinate the kiddies!

  3. 27 March 2006 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    hi harry, cheers for the link/recommendation, glad you enjoying our mixes… ‘bashment’ is used in jamaica to refer to a party (ie a bash), and in england has come to be used to refer to dancehall music itself.

    more info here

    gabriel – Heatwave

  4. Harry
    27 March 2006 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Cheers gabriel. I’ve never been exactly at the cutting edge of these things, but these days I’m so far outside the loop it’s untrue.

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