ill chemistry with The New Congress

When Desdamona and Carnage the Executioner work their lyrical content and hand-woven catastrophe tapestry orally attached to beats the outcome is a dynamic being known as Ill Chemistry. The hip-hop heard when they collide is so damn raw and open that it makes a listener hit the refresh button on their minds. I was fortunate enough to catch the show here in Madison right at the University and man, was I overwhelmed with the power of beatbox and the rhythm of the rhymes. With loops in loop and mics in hand, Ill Chemistry brings meaning and life to words….you can see the actions and feel the chest rise in these words. Dez and Carnage worked the night with another Minneapolis product, The New Congress. The New Congress are the winners of the 2006 Minnesota Music Awards for Best R&B Artist/Group and R&B Album for their release “Everybody Gets Up“. They also earned two Los Angeles Music Awards in 2006 for Neosoul Artist of the Year and R&B Single of the Year for “Make You Move“. Once you take a listen to this band, you’ll be ready to vote in the New Congress.

With one of my favs. Desdamona 11/3/07

Check out my previous conversation with Ms. Desdamona here.

When in the World

Get out of This- Leftover Salmon/CRACKER
Eurotrash Girl- CRACKER/Leftover Salmon
Ordinary People- Neil Young
Bad Fog of Loneliness– Neil Young (live)
Hotwired- Porter Wagoner
*One Night of Sin- Corinne Bailey Rae
*My Blue Heaven- Norah Jones
*Honey Chile- Lucinda Williams
Late Night Deposit- ZZ Hill JR.
MPD- the Poogie Bell Band
Twist- Xavier Rudd
Kebaluso- Daby Toure
Fire Go Come- Corey Harris
Bring me your Cup- the Beautiful Girls
Convenience Store- Buddy Wakefield
the Source- DESDAMONA
Refracted Light- DESDAMONA
the Rain- K-OS
If you Want me to Stay- Sly & the Family Stone
Crazy Stranger- Nickodemus feat. Harel Shachal
Body & Mind- Liquid Soul
Wake- Depth Quartet
Groovin’ for Mr.G- Richard “Groove” Holmes
Serenade to a Savage- Candido
Another Joe- Melvin Sparks Band
Angel- Rob Wasserman
Sultan Song- Rob Wasserman
Slither- Anoushka Shankar/Karsh Kale
Life of the Mind- Club’d’Elf (live 10/12/06)
Opening- Diego Garcia
Feeling Good- Rufus Harley
Scotch & Soul- Rufus Harley
Teknochek Collision- Slavic Soul Party

* denotes A Tribute to Fats Domino


SCRATCHCAST….what’s that you say?

Well, friend of greenarrowradio Mister Rourke has put together a new podcast on Ropeadope. This is some bugged out scratch music that is cosmic as well as soul-grabbing. Follow this link HERE and click on the word to have your musical itch lubed up with some lotion to only make the SCRATCHING better….It will take a few moments to download so be patient, stay calm…maybe feed the need…..

ear-scratching good times