August 25, 2010
Tomorrow I will be heading off to the annual Towersey folk festival, now in it's 46th year and still going strong, (even if it's just me and the lady going this year, the rest of the group having deserted us for the far cooler and more hip Shambala.) Day tickets are still available if anybody fancies a nice day out with some good tunes, fresh lemonade and a warm atmosphere. This is the website...... http://www.towerseyfestival.com/
For those sadly left behind in need of some music to brighten this possibly cloudy bank holiday weekend, please enjoy this little taster of the excellence that is Ghettoplotz - bigger than klezmer. A fantastic combination of Yiddish melodies and hip-hop beats. This is the mashup we have all been waiting for. Thanks to Mr Schwartz for bringing it to my attention.
For the interested, a full set can be downloaded free of charge from their website http://www.ghettoplotz.com/
Wishing everybody an enjoyable and relaxing bank holiday weekend.
MASHUP : Musical genre. Involves cutting and pasting samples and loops from two or more popular tracks to form a new track, often forming a suprisingly catchy new tune. Not as complex as remixed music. There are a number of bedroom djs who create moderate quality mashups. The more different the genres of the source tunes, the more effective the mashup.