Crash, bang, wollop. Today’s program was almost wrapped up until I checked the inbox. Freshly minted beats and rhymes from the Foreign Beggars. Following on from their ‘United Colours of Beggattron’ album, Beggatron REmixed 2, a package that’s pushing some weight. Detroit legend Dabrye, Om Unit, Planas (Ranking Records), Blue Daisy (Black Acre), Diverse Concepts and world dj champ and producer DJ Troubl & Dj 2 Tall. Guest vocalists include rappersJehst, Kashmere, Ben Sharpa (Pioneer Unit South Africa), American soulstress and ex – Macy Gray/Plantlife vocalist Audra Nishita and newly celebrated Graziella of Miss Frank
Starting the proceedings this week however we have Mech, a producer from Gran Canaria. For his contribution to the program, he’s taken a classic isa and rewired the components to bring traditional Canarian folk music into the age of now. Mech is part of the Colectivo +0 crew, who are in the midst of putting together an event featuring Mech and myself in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria at the beginning of October. More details as they come in.
Ninja Tune are celebrating twenty years in the game, and hence they are about to release an absolutely massive box set, featuring lord knows how many tracks. The package clocks in at around 60 tracks or something. In line with this, Ninja are giving away a track a week via their website, hence The Herbalizer contribution, remixed by Roots Manuva, who also has his own remix package coming out next month.
Sitting on my shelf is an album by the folks that put together the All Tomorrow’s Parties. I haven’t dug this album out in a long time, which is a crime. Who is on it? Boards of Canada, Autechre, Mike Ladd, Co Flow, Cannibal Ox, Prefuse 73, Tortoise for starters. Seek and enjoy.
Without a doubt, one of the pioneers in electronic music was World Domination Enterprises. They captured a vibe that was present in London in the late ’80’s, alongside the likes of Renegade Soundwave, Mutoid Waste Company, and that Jack Dangers produced band whose name as presently escaped me, Meat Beat Manifesto. While recently in London, I passed by the building that used to be home for the Mute group of labels. Mute have now moved within the offices of EMI, however the new building on the former Mute site, is now called Miller House, in honour of Mute founder Daniel Miller, how about that?!
Coming back to now, we have a track from the long player from Mala, a collection of three vinyl slabs for you to meditate on.
Well that should do you for now.
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Ear Conditioning 32 – Adjust the Treble and Bass
Mech / Isa antigua de Valsequillo
Foreign Beggars / Asylum bound featurng Ben Sharpa – DJ Trouble Remix (Dented)
The Herbalizer / Something Wicked / Roots Manuva Dub (Ninja Tune)
Foreign Beggars featuring Dabrye and DJ 2 Tall / Gravity (Dented)
Boards of Canada / In a beautiful place ou tin the country (ATP)
Fe Mi Time / Mother Liza (Pressure Sounds)
World Domination Enterprises / Jah jah call you (Product/Mute)
Mala / Mountain Dread March (dmz)
Shoes / Saving Mr. Billy’s Soul / We Don’t Row Enough / Cosmic Clock / Which Jesus Am I / Shit / So Much For Loving You, Baby / Everything (Shoes)
Andreya Triana / Lost where I belong – Flying Lotus Remix (Ninja Tune)