25 Lo-Fi Songs To Break Your Eardrums In A Sweet Way

Science dropped by joppa AKA Arthur Jopparelli. Mar-16-2011

Welcome back! It’s been quite a long hiatus but hey, we really needed to get things together for this whole renewed website. As you might see, we have a cool new graphic layout and we’ll add new stuff gradually since now we have full control over our brand spanking self-hosted blog.

Let’s do what we do better and let’s try something new, shall we?

I have the feeling most of the music fans really don’t care that much about the audio quality nowadays. The Hi-Fi maniacs days are gone.

Augustus Pablo – Pipers of Zion

All they want is have good music to listen, quick and ready for their ipods. That’s the internet era baby, everything is fast. Once upon a time you used to buy a record, bring it home, remove the wrapping, put it on the turntable or cd player…. today such an experience is for “slow life” activists, you know what I’m saying?

It’s 2011 and music is on the internet, music is on Facebook. I have mixed feelings about FB. Since we opened our FB page we discovered a lot of nice things, and a lot of crap also. The whole world is online, its such a mess. Anyway, if you follow us you know what we do, we basically post a lot of dope videos up there.


So I said to myself: why wasting such beautiful -and sometimes rare- music we post on FB? We have the latest and dopest Hip Hop, we have a lot of Afro Beat and Latin Funk as usual …

…we have some of the best spiritual Roots Reggae by Augustus Pablo and then we have some extraordinaire Jazz and some groundbreaking Electronic Music from dubstep guru Mala.

We also have a spoken intro by Bill Hicks! He was such a genius by the way, one of the best of all time. If you have never seen his shows, go search for them.

Action Bronson – Imported Goods

Let’s put them tunes in our ipods! It all low-fidelity music, low bitrate mp3s ripped from Youtube. But does that really matters if its dope? You decide. Let us know what you think.

Here’s the playlist:

00 – Bill Hicks – Marketing INTRO

01 – Augustus Pablo – Pipers of Zion

02 – African Market – Abdullah Ibrahim

03 – Aftershower Funk …. Joe Bataan

04 – Johnny Mathis_ No Love

05 – King Just – Warriors Drum

06 – Okoi Seka – Melokon Mebun Ou

07 – Ahmad Jamal Trio – Darn That Dream

08 – Art Ensemble Of Chicago – theme de yoyo

09 – Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit

10 – War (Live72) – Ballero

11- Vis-A-Vis – Obi Agye Me Dofo

12 – De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring

13 – Soviet Jazz-Funk

14 – Action Bronson – Mr Songwriter

15 – George Fitzgerald – Don’t You

16 – Guitar Virtuoso Ebo Taylor plays tribute to Ali Farka Toure

17 – Janis Joplin – Summertime (Live Gröna Lund 1969)

18 – Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo

19 – WILLIE HUTCH – Tell Me Why Our Love Turned Cold

20 – Frank Strazzeri – Cloudburst

21 – Mala – Don’t Let Me Go

22 – Ray Stephen Oche — Ikwunmokon Okoitiho

23 – Action Bronson – Imported Goods

24 – Banda Los Hijos De La Niña Luz – Dejale Corre


26 (bonus) – Harold Hunter – Zoo York_ Mixtape 1 [1997]

Listen! 25 Lo-Fi tunes straight from youtube to your mp3 player.


4 Responses to “25 Lo-Fi Songs To Break Your Eardrums In A Sweet Way”

  1. Antonio says:

    Action Bronson and Willie Hutch get an instant co-sign. For the others, I will give it a listen, of course. The idea of DIY low budget, lo-fi stuff ripped from youtube resonates with me in a major way, anyway. Good stuff.

    • joppa AKA Arthur Jopparelli says:

      Thanx a lot Antonio!

      Facebook is too quick, sometimes you post something you really feel and it gets lost behind a million posts. I was searching for a way to fix that when I came up with this idea. Hope a lot of people find it interesting as you.

  2. stromberg says:

    slow life activist for (slow) life, homeys

    btw, I find interesting what you point out joppa, as these times are about quantity and redundance, so it’s normal that sometimes gems get lost in the dirt

    to me, this will continue happening as long as people will be slave of hi-tech instead of user of it, but its a matter of culture; give a fork to a killer, and give the same thing to a chef: same thing, different outcomes

    • joppa AKA Arthur Jopparelli says:

      hey, thx for stopping by

      Agree on everything, and I’m glad you got my point.

      We got to learn to take back our own time, kill Consumerism and slow down the pace: that will be the next big step for “modern” countries.