As we continue on with our Funky Little Boxes reviews, we’ve received a submission from the homie Dave Mata. Dave is a member of Impala Sound Champions, resident DJ at Chicago’s legendary Soul Summit dance party and knows about a lot of great f*cking records. Simply put, Dave Mata is that dude. Here’s a few flicks that he sent our way.
Since the beginning, Pulp novels have always been a big hit with the mature reader in mind. Written to capture the imagination and attention of intense stories of crime, love, war, espionage and mysteries that placed the reader inside the pages as if one was a character themselves. For collectors, these novels are not only highly collectible because of the stories, writers and rarity but also because of the artwork that the cover holds. One such series that is sought after is Black Samurai written by Marc Olden who wrote approximately 40 books of mainly suspense and thrillers. Olden wrote seven books featuring the Black Samurai, a US GI stationed in Japan and gets trained by a Martial Arts master and sent into a series of different adventures told in each book. One of the storylines from the Black Samurai series was made into the feature Blaxploitation film by the same name starring actor / Karate expert Jim Kelly.
If you don’t know, know you know.
Last week we featured a mini documentary on the history of Craig Moerer’s Records By Mail and this week he’s back with another short doc on record collectors called Vinyl Fever. The short is based on the obsessed, diehard collector and gets a little more in depth on a few places that Craig has found great records.
Hot Peas & Butta’s Kamui Sumida decided that it was time to take flight across the pond for a couple of gigs. He’ll be linking up in Brighton with the crate slingers known as the Vinyl Veterans for a night of heavy tunes being spun. Kamui has his crates packed and will be spinning alongside VV residents Rob Life, DJ Format, Mr. Krum, Bobby Boucher, The Muffin Man and Mac McRaw, all turntable titans and specialists of the craft. Raw Soul, Heavy Funk, Original Breaks and Classic Hip Hop are in order for the night. Brighton will never be the same!
Skeme Richards was recently asked to curate a mix to be included as part of the Lexdray City Series. The series features mixes from DJ’s around the globe that have been inspired by or named after their favorite city. Skeme’s mix, Welcome To Thun was inspired by his love of traveling to Thun Switzerland. Lexdray is a travel bag company that specializes in quality backpacks, cases and other goods.
Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Yesterday actor Roger Hill known as Cyrus, the organizer of an entire city of street gangs in the classic film The Warriors passed away. Hill’s role became legendary with one simple speech that has been sampled and mocked countless times throughout the years. Hill (65 years old) had a limited filmography and spent 20 years on stage as a theater actor and three seasons on the soap opera One Life to Live (1982-1985).
We’re always excited when we receive emails from readers telling us how much they enjoy reading the content that we post each week. We’re also surprised when people offer to submit content which (we highly encourage) for the site, weather it be a review or even something featuring a piece from their collection. A while back we started a series called Funky Little Boxes where we asked DJ’s and collectors to send us photos of 7” boxes that they store their valuable gems in. Before we put the word out, we received an email from Chris International asking if we were going to be doing the series again. Since Chris was kind enough to send us a few photos from his collection before anyone else, we decided to give him his own feature. Thanks for contributing and giving our readers something cool to read! Continue reading
It’s obvious from what we cover here at Hot Peas & Butta that we love old Soundtracks, Scores, Library and other weird and obscure music. But we have an equal love for artists creating new music that’s inspired by the old. One such band that have set out to produce some really incredible and authentically sounding tunes is Starkiller. Starkiller is comprised from members of Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn and is the brainchild of C.E. Garcia and Alfredo Fratti. Influenced by rare European Soundtracks of the 60’s & 70’s, 90’s era Hip Hop, Rock & Roll psychedelia and more, they’ve recorded tracks at the Brooklyn headquarters of RZA’s Soul Temple Records as well as at Willie Mitchell’s Hi Records studio in Memphis. Word from the booth is that they’re preparing to release a few projects in the upcoming months so we’re super excited to see what comes our way. Here’s a few gems to keep you holding on until a proper release. Continue reading
Breakin Bread have released another 7” single from the funky Hammond outfit known as The Getup. “What If?” b/w “Ooh Ooh” is an incredible double sider with the A featuring sweet vocals and a four on the floor solid dance groove, horn stabs and of course their signature Hammond solo going buckwild. The flip, is a perfect uptempo instrumental Hammond wig out filled with drums (break included) and heavy bass. With the releases that we’ve heard so far from The Getup, we know exactly what to expect when their full LP drops and we’ll be there to pick it up for heavy rotation on our decks. Continue reading
It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a Diggin In The Tapes post, but we’ve had plenty of time during the last few weeks while snowed in to pull from the stash and get a little viewing in. One of the flicks that we pulled out was an OG VHS Jackie Chan flick of Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (1978). The movie was originally released by Lo Wei Motion Picture Company which was a subsidiary of Golden Harvest who was responsible for Bruce Lee’s films as well as female sensation Angela Mao Ying. Even though Jackie Chan is known for his more comedic roles, Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin is one of his earlier, lesser talked about movies which we prefer more than his usual over the top comedies. Continue reading