Posted on May 5, 2009 by Bill Jones
Kevin Nottingham, of the aptly titled KevinNottingham.com and recent recipient of an award from Hip-Hop search engine SOHH.com, has announced the formation of a new digital record label, HiPNOTT Records. They will be distributing music exclusively through the Diamond Music Group (parent company to Coalmine Records who recently released The Foundationby Shuko & DJ Dutchmaster). This announcement, the first for a hip hop blogger, could be the an insight into how more and more of the “indie” groups distribute music over the web.
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Posted on April 10, 2009 by Bill Jones
Very few things have floored us here at impossible city. I mean the kind of stuff that has your walking creep to a crawl, mouth agape, scratching your head with a quizzical look on your face to finally stop dead in your tracks with an ear tilted listening to true science. This said moment is one of first discovery; that of stumbling upon a million dollar idea that will save the world. A sound or idea-way of thinking-that should have been yours; it was so simple yet so untapped. Well, this week we definitely had one of those and were completely happy and content on the finding.
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Posted on April 9, 2009 by Bill Jones
Reading through Mr. Zappa’s 1989 autobiography can warp one’s mind and it seems to bring the reader to a different time and place all together. The reader gets taken all over the place, much like the space-rocker’s music, but to be taken to the future? Very few would argue that the Freak Out! artist’s musical exploits seemed to be channeling artists from the future, but the digital age…in the 80s?? An exerpt from said autobiography reveals he conceived of music downloads years before the digital revolution even began.
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Posted on March 26, 2009 by Bill Jones
Everything has it’s time and place. Much of what endears us to our favorite types of music has a lot to do with many different variables. Whether it is wher we first heard a particular band or perhaps, what said particular band’s relationship with each other at the time was, or the venue they were playing at. When listening to “live” recordings one should, and most likely does, get transported to the time and place of the show. If it is a particulary great performence one can pickout diffeneces between that one and similar performences; especially if you have a storyline to go along with it. That being said, we here at Impossible City we are featuring a show from 1972, before we were even founded, that is a true–and unheard of–classic. The rauchous Japanese crowd eats up the dark over-the-top antics of Zep while probably not understanding a word.
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Posted on March 23, 2009 by Bill Jones
The Underground Hip-Hop scene is laying in-wait for the new LP from a true master: DOOM (formerly MF Doom). His new album Born Like This., Lex Records March 24th, features contributions from two of Wu-Tang’s members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon as well as the beats of the late genius J Dilla. Thom Yorke recently remixed the sleazy single “Gazillion Ear” and a Jake One-produced “Ballskin” has been blogged about more lately than Kid Cudi’s retirement. The true surprise, at least here at Impossible City, is another collaborator featured on the record.
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Posted on March 19, 2009 by Bill Jones
Booker T. & the MGs were/are the originators of the Memphis soul sound and the house band on many Stax/Volt hits, they became one of the most respected and imitated bands of the mid 1960s. The group forged a soulful sound and backed many of the greatest soul and rhythm & blues musicians of the era, including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Picket, Albert King and many others. March Madness has started and our Bracket has Memphis winning it all. In honor of that, today Impossible City will do a focus on the true Originators of the Memphis-Soul Sound: Booker T & the MGs. Continue reading
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