Mindpirates is an artist group that works on aspects and issues of contemporary culture, sociology and ecology. The group has the approach to work independently and interdisciplinary. They combine challenging aesthetics, substantial examination and experiment with new forms of distribution, exposition and cooperation.
Tristeza — Alto Mota
Tristeza was the first band I ever really got into that mixes synths and guitar … and to a lovely effect. I love their jam mentality and the drummer is straight up off the chain. Who needs guitar chords anyways.
Jel — All Day Breakfast
I know a lot of people are heralding AraabMuzik as the MPC master but Jel has been doing live MPC music on that level for years. What is great about Jel vs Araab though is that Jel actually writes amazing songs rather than just drippy ass beats.
Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby
I am a somewhat tragic character. I never love the men that love me and often love the ones that don't. This leads to daydreams that a life as a barfly will suit me just fine. I find the idea a bit romantic in a way. This song is me and Sinatra captures the mood like no other can.
Anita O'day - Sweet Georgia Brown
Love this performance not only because of the beautiful colors and the crowd but because wow, I've never seen Sweet Georgia Brown sung so slow and cool. And she's wearing a ladies' hat and gloves while doing it! She makes it look so easy.
Christian Schmid Rincon
Hector Lavoe - peridico de ayer (Yesterday's Paper)
The Iconic Hector Lavoe "The Voice" during the peak of his career 1978 in Mexico, this is a rare live recording. This is one of my favorites, it embodies everything that salsa stood for, over the top glam, passion, poetic lyrics full of double meanings, style and great stage performance.
Gustavo Cerati a. Luis Alberto Spinetta
G.Cerati lead singer of the most influential rock band in Latin America, Soda Stereo, teams up with the pioneer of this same genre in Latin America Luis Alberto Spinetta, two impeccable lyricist and voices singing one of Spinettas hits.
Sam and Dave live - Hold on I'm Coming
The live energy of this performance defines the term "soul music"
Joan Baez sings for Bob Dylan
The intimacy of this scene is amazing - for those few minutes you are locked into the room with dylan and baez, both vibing off of each other. no other living room jam could compare.
Miles Davis - Berlin 1973
Piercing stabs of wah-wah trumpet cut through a torrent of thick crashy textural percussion all wrapped around fiercely funk riven guitar thrashes in miles Davis' 70s jungle experiments. This concert in Berlin in 1973 was part of a tour that saw Miles flying off from his more ambient late 60s sound into full on textural jungle. A huge mess of energy, rhythmic force, fast paced interaction and stabs of melodic invention make this maybe the most overwhelming music i know.
Bert Jansch - One for Jo
The most British suggestion I could probably come up with. The late Bert Jansch fills an 'atmospheric' 60s pub in London with his unmatched folk guitar technique and plain honest vocals. Since a friend introduced me to this when i was 14 it has been a major feature of my autumns and seeing as he died this autumn i thought it was worth sharing.
Bad Brains Live from CBGB's 1982, still the hardest thing to fill your ear
Flip and Flow
From Casablanca, Flip and Flow represent the next generation of freaks from North Africa