Ras G is one of the artists I wanted for this year’s Clandestino Festival, however with limited space and less money than in previous years,we found ourselves a bit stuck. However there will now be a Clandestino stage at the Way Out West Festival, so we’ve got Ras booked to do a set there in August. Recording-wise, our man returns with a six track EP of abstract dub-hop head pressure for Matthewdavid’s Leaving Records. With ‘El Alyien Part 1′ Ras is at his most esoteric. Bong-eyed blend of rich field recordings and crackly samples knitted togther with a bed of psychoactively charged subbass. Forward yout’!
If you live in Athens there’s a good chance you know of the Barcelona in Athens crew. Nikos who runs things there dropped me a track from the forthcoming album from Palyrria, uptempo horny Mediterranean balkan pressure.
As mentioned here a few days ago, Filastine will be bringing his sonic assault to the shores of Tenerife next month, so here’s another excuse to crank it up with a track from the Extra Dirty Bomb EP.
Caribou step up with a new album called Swim. The track Odessa has been given the David Wrench treatment, and it comes in the form of a drumcappela, which you can cop for nought over at RCDLBL.
I don’t know what direction I was looking in when Ninja Tune released the single by Andreya Triana late last year. The Flying Lotus mix of Lost Where I Belong is absolutely gorgeous, lush heart-tugging harp movements and what I think is Thundercat on bass, bottom end, soulful bliss.
The following will be broadcast tonight on Sunhole at 22h00 GMT
Ear Conditioning – The Speaker Spazm / Transmission 17
- Ras G – Discipline 09 1 (Leaving Records)
- Ras G – Discipline 09 2 (Leaving Records)
- Leila – Daisies, Cats and Spacemen featuring Roya Arab (XL)
- Dorian Concept – Be Tween (Beat Dimensions)
- Palyrria – Se Quema
- Aswad – Warrior Charge (EMI)
- Tom Zé – Tō (Luaka Bop)
- Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong / Flying Lotus Mix (Ninja Tune)
- Caribou – Odessa / David Wrench’s Drumapella
- Filastine – Discontinuities / Cardopusher remix of Singularities (Post World Industries)
- Jnerio Jarel – Going Home feat. Micah Guagh (Label Who)
- Jazzsteppa – Sweet Tooth (Studio Rockers)
- Black Chow – Air (Soul Jazz)
- Gang Starr – Take it Personal (Chrysalis)
- Ras G – Discipline 09 4 (Leaving Records)