Who would have thought that the man responsible for putting all the music on the X-Box/Mircosoft thingy would be into quality tuneage, well it’s true. Speaking with The Bugman yesterday and he forwarded a track that gonna be on the upcoming X-Box thingy. It’s a collaboration with The Spaceape, doing a version of the classic Clash number, Guns of Brixton. You can get an exclusive listen tonight. Speaking of The Spaceape, have you seen the video of him doing ‘Ghost Town’ by the Specials? He and Kode 9 did a version that is on the Hyperdub 5 compilation, which was an essential purchase of 2009. Jerry Dammers of The Specials was so impressed with the version he asked Spaceape to contribute to a live version with Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA band. You gotta love Jerry Dammers man, he sticks to his guns and doesn’t wanna stay in a bubble, he’s up for moving on, that being one of the reasons for the Specials splitting. There is an interview with him here, courtesy of the BBC.
We’ll get some Special AKA into next week’s program for sure, in the meanwhile enjoy tonights session via Sunhole Radio at 22h00.
Update: You can catch Kevin (The Bug/King Midas Sound/Techno Animal) Martin here doing a ‘fireside chat’ as part of Red Bull Music Radio here, via Fact Magazine. Two fingers up to mediocrity!
Ear Conditioning – Graphic Language
- Shlohmo – Tomato Squeeze
- Mutamassik – Command Jump! (Run Riot)
- Jahdan Blackamoore – Like This (Dutty Artz)
- The Bug & The Spaceape – Guns of Brixton (X-box)
- Coki – The End (Deep Medi Musik)
- Badawi – Den of Drumz / Kode 9 Remix (ROIR)
- Zomby – One foot ahead of the other
- Silkie & Mizz Beats – Purple Love (Deep Medi Musik)
- Gil Scott-Heron – Running (XL)
- DJ Food – Nevermore (Ninja Tune)
- Doom – Gazzillion Ear / Thom Yorke Remix (Lex)
- Untold – Stop what your doing / James Blake Remix (Hemlock)
- Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
- Manusa – J’fuck (CIAfrica)
- Mutamassik – Swampum (Rough Americana)
- Welcome Msomi & Umabatta – Obani Labaya (EMI)