Entries in tribute (13)


AROE Interview and Charles Mingus Mural


AROEis both a massively talented artist and a seriously interesting interview subject. This short video encapsulates both his new mural in central Brighton, UK as a tribute to the BBE Records re-release of Charles Mingus' legendary Live In Detroit album, and some insider knowledge on everything AROE.



Charles Mingus - Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden is available now on vinyl / CD / digital: https://www.bbemusic.com/downloads/mi...



James Blake Performs 'Vincent'

Don McLean's 1971 song 'Vincent' is a bittersweet tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.  McLean was inspired after reading a book about the life of the artist, and the song has just been revisited by one of the most inspiring artists of our time.  This video captures James Blake performing 'Vincent' live in the studio, and gives new life to a beautiful song about a legendary artist.

James Blake 'Vincent' from James Blake on Vimeo.

'Vincent' described in McLean's own words: "In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms. I was sitting on the veranda one morning, reading a biography of Van Gogh, and suddenly I knew I had to write a song arguing that he wasn’t crazy. He had an illness and so did his brother Theo. This makes it different, in my mind, to the garden variety of 'crazy’ – because he was rejected by a woman [as was commonly thought]. So I sat down with a print of Starry Night and wrote the lyrics out on a paper bag."

Hear the Don McLean's original version of 'Vincent' here


Happy Birthday JDILLA!

Artwork by @itsbigmitch of fingersonblast / littlegreenghouls


'Peace Phife' by Dres The Black Sheep feat Red Alert, Chi Ali, Sadat X

 Here's a very cool tribute to the man Phife Dawg from some of our favorite MC's. Native Tongues fam Chi Ali, Dres The Black Sheep, Sadat X and Red Alert all pay their heartfelt respects to the Trini Gladiator. You're gonna love this:


Flight Facilities - Apollo (Willy Wonka Edit)


Australian super producer/dj team Flight Facilities just released this special edit of their tune 'Apollo' as a tribute to the brilliant Gene Wilder. They posted this alongside the song:

After hearing of Gene Wilder's passing, there seems no better time to post this. When we made Apollo back in 2013, it was based on 'Pure Imagination' (some of you may have heard it in our live show). No doubt many of you have special memories of Gene's 'Willy Wonka', particularly this song. That's why we've chosen to share this with you.

RIP Gene Wilder 1933-2016

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