Help Iron Man Records to finish building a new Embassy for the Imagine Nation

“Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind. And by controlling the intellectual record of humankind, you control our perceptions of who we are. When all music is digital, all independence will cease.” Iron Man Records seeks to provide a cultural outpost for musicians, writers and travellers in the arts. An Embassy for the Imagine Nation committed to inspiring and promoting Independent creativity. The vast majority of the 40,000 songs uploaded daily to Spotify are home recordings. For artists and songwriters to share content at a fast and frequent pace, it makes sense to sharpen your music production. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to employ a…

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Iron Man Records downloads will be available at NAME YOUR PRICE on BANDCAMP Friday March 5th

This week, on BANDCAMP Friday which will be March 5th - All Iron Man Records downloads will be available at NAME YOUR PRICE. In other words, PAY THE ARTIST WHAT YOU LIKE. This means you can have any download you want in exchange for your email address at check out. If you have the means to do so, you can pay your own price. All Money will go to the artists. Death To Fanatics - Iron Man Records Compilation 1999-2021 by Iron Man Records Iron Man Records is giving Artists 100% of ALL their net revenue, dating back to when I set the bandcamp page up in 2010. Madness perhaps but…

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Transglobal Underground – Walls Have Ears released 15th May 2020

‘WALLS HAVE EARS’ is the new album from Transglobal Underground, featuring family members from the beginning, the present and the future. If you would like a review copy of Walls Have Ears email mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk Transglobal Underground - "Walls Have Ears" released Friday 1st May 2020 Transglobal Underground have been described as "an anarchic self-built non-structure that goes it’s own way." It's probably the best record they've made. Here's a video for a track called Ruma Jhuma. The track features Natacha Atlas and Sheema Mukherjee. Transglobal Underground - Walls Have Ears You’ve gone your own idiosyncratic way since the 1990s. You’ve refused labels, moved in and out of different scenes and styles,…

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Review: Transglobal Underground: Walls Have Ears — as glorious as ever.

With swaggering reggae beats to modern Maghrebi, the near-original line-up reunites for a new studio album. Transglobal Underground were ahead of their time. Thirty years ago they rose from the ashes of the underrated indie band Furniture as a fusion of dance and world music, the furrow they have ploughed ever since. A revolving cast of characters have come and gone — the Egyptian-British singer Natacha Atlas, whose subsequent solo albums have ranged from Cairene strings to Arabic jazz; Nick Page, known in his TGU incarnation as Count Dubulah, who went on to Syriana, Xaos and most notably Dub Colossus; Johnny Kalsi of the Dhol Foundation and Imagined Village. TGU were…

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Natacha Atlas – It’s A Man’s World – Music Video – From the album Strange Days (Whirlwind Recordings, 2019)

Natacha’s revisit of the much-loved classic “It’s A Man’s World” was prompted by a belief that its message is ever more poignant in the context of today’s world. For all the apparent progress made since this song was penned in 1966, there remains a huge disparity between society’s valuation of women vs men within the current socio-economic structure. Released on May 3 2020 in joint celebration of James Brown‘s birthday and women everywhere. Directed by Riffy Ahmed https://www.natachaatlasofficial.com https://www.whirlwindrecordings.com Natacha Atlas - Voice Alcyona Mick - Piano Andy Hamill - Double Bass Vasilis Sarikis - Percussion Samy Bishai, Emma Smith, Oli Langford, Stephen Hussey - Violin I JennyMay Logan, Gillon Cameron,…

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Transglobal Underground – Walls Have Ears – For today only on Bandcamp

‘WALLS HAVE EARS’ is the new album from Transglobal Underground, featuring family members from the beginning, the present and the future. It will be released on May 15th 2020. Transglobal Underground - "Walls Have Ears" is available today Friday 1st May 2020, for one day only on Bandcamp. Available on vinyl £15, CD £10, and digital download £8. But for 24 hours only Transglobal Underground have been described as "an anarchic self-built non-structure that goes it’s own way." Tim and Hami have just sent me through an advance promo copy of the new album. It's probably the best record they've ever made. Here's a video for a track called Ruma Jhuma…

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RETROPOPIC 435 – Poet John Sinclair Talks: Freed By A John Lennon Song & Other Life Stories

Alongside the music of Gil Scott Heron, MC5, John Lennon, Charlie Parker, The Clovers & John's own words set to music, in this 59 minute podcast The Saint of RETROPOPIC RADIO talks with the legendary poet John Sinclair. How does John remember his childhood? Why did he move to Detroit? What was so different about the music of MC5? How did he receive a prison sentence for possessing dope? What were the circumstances that lead to John Lennon campaigning for his freedom? How does he regard the 'John Sinclair' song that appeared on Lennon's album 'Sometime In New York City'? What relationship did he have with Lennon after his release? Why…

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Natacha Atlas on Sputnik E305 & George Galloway – The Mother Of All Talkshows – Episode 21

Watch Natacha Atlas talking to Adam Garrie and Gayatri Galloway on Sputnik 305 - Never-ending conflict and fusion music (E305) — RT Sputnik https://buff.ly/36VvYW3 (Natacha Atlas begins around 12 minutes in)  The Middle East continues to burn with the kindling of further conflict transpiring in Iraq, Syria and Libya. It seems like a never-ending war of occupation and terror for the people of those countries. But could there possibly be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel?  To find out just what the current developments are in the region, we invited lecturer and journalist Sami Ramadani into the Sputnik studio to help unravel the knotted tangle of current…

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Funk The Dam – A Funk, Soul & Disco Weekend taking place in Amsterdam from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2019

The team behind the famous Funk & Soul Club bring you “Funk The Dam” – A Funk, Soul & Disco Weekend taking place in Amsterdam from Friday 8th November-Sunday 10th November, 2019. For the debut year, we have hand-picked a selection of some of the greatest and jazziest artists delving in Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz and Brass music from the current scene. Expect evening events, museum tours, funk & soul banquet, coffee shop tours, intimate boat parties + lots more! This is the ultimate experience for funk & soul fans to lose themselves in a weekend of debauchery whilst exploring the beautiful sights Amsterdam has to offer. Join us on a journey…

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Natacha Atlas – Strange Days

“Sophisticated atmosphere...compositional boldness...solid jazz aesthetic...Natacha Atlas delivers a refined musical experience, one that encourages revelling in the most meditative parts of the human imagination“ DOWNBEAT magazine, USA November 2019 Artist: Natacha Atlas Label: Whirlwind Recordings Format: 2 x 12" (180g) Sleeve: Gatefold Country: France Genres: Jazz Pressing: 1000 Copies Natacha Atlas - Strange Days - “A darkly dystopian Arabic-infused jazz fantasy” Over the years, Natacha Atlas has worked with Transglobal Underground, Peter Gabriel, Nitin Sawhney, Nigel Kennedy, Indigo Girls, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Ibrahim Maalouf. CD: High quality, 6 panel digifile with a velvety soft-touch laminate finish & 12 page booklet with lyrics in both English and Arabic Vinyl: High quality, 180…

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Transglobal Underground… A history…

Transglobal Underground had to happen. They refused to accept that dance music had to be four to the floor house. They refused to accept that something called ‘World Music’ ever existed. They slowed down hip-hop and sped up dub. They sang in whatever language they felt like singing in. they were DJs but they played live. Their influence is all over the place, sometimes benign, sometimes joyful, sometimes beautiful and sometimes bloody dreadful. But the price of innovation is often a trail of shite left in your wake. A thousand dodgy car adverts with colourful tribespeople, colonialised blanded out ethnic samples and ten year old beats…that’s not it at all… We’re…

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Transglobal Underground – EFG London Jazz Festival 22nd November 2019

"Full of life and heart and drama, it’s good to have that TGU ethos in the here and now" Songlines 2018 Transglobal Underground 22nd November 2019 LONDON PizzaExpress Jazz Club 10 Dean Street London W1D 3RW https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/trans-global-underground https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/transglobal-underground-1 So what is Transglobal Underground? Well, over 25 years it’s been a DJ/musical collective, a working band famous for it’s scorching live shows, a techno soundsystem, a folk festival rabble rouser, a pop group, a club night, a Middle Eastern hit production team, an improvised study group for Indian classical music, an Albanian brass band, a duo..or was it an octet?...a seminar, a medicine show and several things no one involved would admit…

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Transglobal Underground – The Colours Started to Sing Again

If you see a barrier, smash it down. 'The Colours Started to Sing Again' is the first new recording by Transglobal Underground in several years. 'I Left My Sweet Homeland' is a remix from the 2009 release 'A Gathering of Strangers' Digital Album and CD released May 13, 2019 Natacha Atlas sings on 'The Colours Started to Sing Again.' Nori Kovacs sings on 'I Left My Sweet Homeland' Transglobal Underground represent something so unique it would be a travesty and blasphemy to attempt to define them in one sentence or write a encyclopedia, you are sure to miss something. Nation Records gave a platform to the band who in turn shared,…

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Natacha Atlas – Strange Days, 20th September 2019, Whirlwind Recordings

Artist: Natacha Atlas Label: Whirlwind Recordings Format: 2 x 12" (180g) Sleeve: Gatefold Country: France Genres: Jazz Pressing: 1000 Copies Natacha Atlas - Strange Days - “A darkly dystopian Arabic-infused jazz fantasy” Over the years, Natacha Atlas has worked with Transglobal Underground, Peter Gabriel, Nitin Sawhney, Nigel Kennedy, Indigo Girls, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Ibrahim Maalouf. CD: High quality, 6 panel digifile with a velvety soft-touch laminate finish & 12 page booklet with lyrics in both English and Arabic Vinyl: High quality, 180 gram, 12" 2x Gatefold LP (4 sides of music - A, B, C, D) - comes with download code containing the digital album in multiple formats Tracklist Disc 1…

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John Sinclair – I Just Want To Get High And Fuck (Limited Edition T-Shirt)

This is the third design in a series of Limited Edition T-shirts featuring a quote from John Sinclair, the last of the Beatnik warrior poets…..a cultural revolutionary, pioneer of marijuana activism, radical leader and a political prisoner by the end of the 1960s. In 1966-67 the jazz poet, downbeat correspondent, founder of the Detroit Artists Workshop and underground journalist joined the front ranks of the hippie revolution, managing the “avant-rock” MC5 and organizing countless free concerts in the parks, White Panther rallies and radical benefits. Buy John Sinclair - I Just Want to Get High and Fuck T-shirt here The T-shirts are Gildan Extra Tees. Black shirt with a White print…

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