"Radio Activity"

by The Hues Brothers

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    Cover art designed by Eena Daou for Layerframe Productions. Includes full-color double-sided lyrics insert. Only 300 LPs pressed. Also comes with a Hues Brothers "Radio Activity" logo sticker.

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Oscillation 01:44
Land Mines 03:02
PHANTOM VIBRATIONS Whatchu doing with your time and what it's doing to your mind? Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones Vibrate mode vibrate more It's devious times unleashed by dangerous minds A teacher's pay is a con a con is running full time These some uncomfortable times where comforts always right by In many forms of technological or medical kinds Diabetics in a line every line simple syrup for the refined It's hard to see the Spirit in the sky When your eyes are always squinting at a screen of some size And your thumb is sore from clicking info from your thumb drive Conversations turned to chat and chatting leave your tongue tied So you retire to your palace draw the bridge then unwind Ah ah unplugged from the world Then you flip the apple tv on the flat screen and unfurl Open up an app and make sure that you text back Anyone you missed while working from the office's Mac 4 synced products a spliff and some libations Could chill if my leg didn't get phantom vibrations Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones Vibrate mode vibrate more Carpal tunnel Stockholm Writer's block and block woes Agoraphobic folks who cannot bear to leave their locked homes The tetris effect the stress around tests The tekken addictions the systems automatic as grand theft The video games the scriptures the fame the Christians The rain the krishnas the chains the 9/11 commissioni High obsession positions with making decisions The living to make a living instead of living to make a difference Tricked into fake admissions Adopting made up wisdom Concocting lazy visions Vintage filter every image A montage a selfies from montuak with South Beach To Chelsea with Chelsea to rock the bells with El P Celebrity culture telemetry pulsing Bandwith be bulging while bands be rubbish and bantering about nothing My jimmy leg jittering keeping my lady awake and I blame it all on these constant phantom vibrations Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones Vibrate mode vibrate more Remedial minds in need of leaders who rhyme I don't mean rapping on beats I just mean speaking in time Instead of deepening the bind between money and mankind Need more Monet in my life need more Pele in the vibe Less cocaine in the news and more Cobain on the radio Seven steps to nirvana denominate like a ratio Need a week in Arcadia National Park or maybe Just a long walk with my lady saying nothing and gazing We all staying crazy in touch always plugged in and such Always seeking a charge always stuck on the bus Or maybe stuck in a rut waiting to get a like Everyone's a DJ with a wonderful life It's such a lovely day I think will ride my bike Maybe check out the park manhattan bridge by the night Barely missed the cops dodged a citation Now I gotta vie with these phantom vibrations Talking ringtones syndromes flip phones Phantom Vibrations
Seriously 02:21
Under the Influence Ursula LeGuin Ursula Rucker Audre Lorde bell hooks Octavia Butler Howard Zinn Jeremy Lin Homeboy Sandman Tony Gwynn Rachel Maddow Maya Angelou not no Kardashians Billy Taylor Norman Mailer Miles Davis Chance the Rapper Alice Coltrane Lizzo Patti Smith Michelle Alexander Paulo Friere Noam Chomsky Willie Nelson Neil Young Debbie Harry Nancy Sinatra Roxanne (ah yes the real one) Marvin Bell Allen Ginsberg Chinhua Achebe Nina Simone Janis Joplin Ladybug Lady Day George Orwell MLK Muhammad Ali Mohandas Gandhi Freda Cahlo Jackie Joyner Kersee Rita Marley Mos Def Ghostface Gil Scott Coltrane Jill Scott Zadie Smith Diane DiPrima Jean Grae Malcolm X Huey P Chuck D Heavy D Assata Shakur Adrienne Brown Amy Winehouse Genesis B Kerouac Cornell West Prince Ernest Hemingway Mia Hamm Kibibi Dillon Feist Etta James PhaseOne Lenny the Ox Rob Swift Jam Master Jay Erykah Badu Sophia Coppola Tina Fey Mumia Abu Jamal Kareem Abdul Jabar Kendrick Lamar Ani DiFranco Caits Meissner Dizzy Senze Michelle Obama John Lennon Ta’nehisi Coates Sir Ken Robinson Cheryl Boyce Taylor Amy Goodman Toni Morrison Chris Rock George Carlin Jon Stewart Stephen Colbert Pussy Riot Queen Latifah Rosa Clemente Rosie Perez Anderson Paak Langston Hughes Nelson George Charles Simic Sonia Sanchez Patty Keane Eagle Nebs Lucille Clifton Ali Shaheed Mohammad Zajazza Stevie Wonder Dorothy Ashby Lauryn Hill Norah Jones Brandee Younger Jeff Chang John Pfitsch Just Blaze Jimmy Cliff Rah Digga Chaka Khan Zap Mama Bessie Smith Jimmy Smith Jim Kelly Ahmad Jamal Sonny Cheeba Aretha Franklin Martha Cooper Miriam Makeba Marvin Gaye Fela Kuti Ray Bradbury MCA Nikki Giovanni Ntozake Shange Big Yuki Bob Dylan Last Poets Nas Tracee Worley Margaret Atwood Betty Freidan my Mom
Transformer 01:24
Salute 03:37


If Octavia Butler and Howard Zinn co-wrote an episode of Black Mirror while bumping Sun-Ra, The Hues Brothers "Radio Activity" is the soundtrack: politically-charged Electronic Hip Hop pushing against the gravity of apocalyptic human invention, reaching towards alternative realities. This trans-Atlantic collaboration features NYC emcee Rabbi Darkside's signature intricate wordplay atop UK producer/turntablist Mr. Simmonds' headnotic production. "Radio Activity" is a signal boost to a distant planet, a road map at the intersection of technology and consciousness, neon dystopian jazz for the boom bap futurist.

Say Word Ent is proud to bring its first renaissance release to the world in collaboration with Fat Beats Distribution and Layerframe Studios. This album is a 30-minute musical meditation steeped in poetry, soul, science fiction, sociology, resistance, Buddhism and hope. Pressed in limited edition, beautifully packaged with full-color lyrics insert to accompany the startling graphic cover art by Eena Daou. And not quite like anything you've ever heard.

Music videos for:
"Phantom Vibrations" - youtu.be/KO7Elfvr-Ys
"Old Souls" - youtu.be/X2yFxTnggAA


released April 13, 2018

All songs produced by Mr. Simmonds (J. Simmonds) for Mr. Simmonds Music (PRS)
All lyrics written and performed by Rabbi Darkside (S. Sellers) for Emcee Scrolls Music (ASCAP)
Farbeon (F. Saucedo) appears courtesy of Farbeon Music (ASCAP)
All scratches performed by Mr. Simmonds
Mixed by Mr. Simmonds
Mastered by Steve Turnidge
Artwork by Eena Daou & Layerframe Studios with thanks to Top Brahman, Amanda Smart & Tafadzwa Chiriga.
Executive Producers: Mr. Simmonds & Rabbi Darkside

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