90% Fresh new goodies, people have been busy busy yo!
K-Mart turned me onto the brutally raw Death Grips, then at the other end of the spectrum we have a sample of the new album from Martyn, which will be coming out via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. Death Grips is brilliant, boom bap beats laced with an upfront One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest sanity vocal approach. It’s on the edge for sure.
Finally got me mittens on the Radiohead album. Saw a post that said they were the greatest band to walk the earth, could have a point. Also in the pot, a ten minute excursion from Semtek, Toddla T and Roots Manuva remixed by Sebastian….hey Sebastian, you coulda left some of Roots’ vocals in however.
Kick things off with Marsmobil, who has a release via Compost. Marsmobil is Robert Di Giola, after hearing this new thing, I will try to keep an eye and ear on him. He’s cut his teeth working alongside the likes of Roy Ayers, Dj Hell, Brain Ferry, Henrik Schwarz, Kruder & Dorfmeister. New work, ‘Black Album’ is out next month. What I’ve heard is a Pelahm123, psychedel-funk, 70’s vibe, adventurous and trippy.
Brothers from Ottawa, Canada, A Tribe Called Red bring First Nation love to the bass arena – up for release pronto pronto, their official début single, Northern Cree – Red Skin Girl (A Tribe Called Red Remix),worldwide on Masalacism Records. A Tribe Called Red consists of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and Bear Witness. The single is a powerful dubstep remix of the Northern Cree Singers’ Red Skin Girl, done in their unique and hard-hitting Pow Wow Stepstyle, a mix of traditional Pow Wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Check their Soundcloud, plenty there for you to feast upon.
Dorian Concept, a fav around these parts gave away some remixes that me had done, I can’t find the link to pass onto you, however you may find something via his FB page.
The King Tubby contribution is from the Invasion of the Mysteron Killer Sounds compilation, put together by Stuart Baker of Soul Jazz Records, London and K-Mart aka The Bug/King Midas Sound. If you aren’t aware of either of these guys or the Soul Jazz label, all I can is quality assured. This 2CD package presents some of the most forward riddims coming out of JA, buffed up with contemporary channel destroyers. Roots Manuva, Shadatek, Ward21, Dave Kelly, Prince Jazzbo, Sly an’ Christopher Birch, Steely & Clevie, South Rakkas Crew, Diplo…with me now?
Robot Ramifications EP, that’s where you will find this Native Machine track Africa, reworked by Om Unit, an esoteric exploration analogue synth driven number, bliss.
Sebastian has ripped a hell of a bitcrushing on Toddla T’s ‘Watch Me Dance’ with Roots Manuva.
Had to bring things to a smooth landing with Brenk, and a sample from his third album in three years, which drops in September. More juice on him here
Tune in tonight via Sunhole at 22h00 London/Tenerife time to see what I’m talking about.
Ear Con70 – Freshly Squeezed and Stepped On
- Marsmobil / Unconcious Mind Bend (Compost)
- A Tribe Called Red / Red Skin Girl (Masalacism)
- Death Grips / Klink
- Dorian Concept / Game Over
- Inverse Cinematics / 7 x 7
- King Tubby / Fat Ting (Soul Jazz)
- Radiohead / Little By Little
- Radiohead / Little By Little – Caribou mix
- Death Grips / Cut Throat
- Raffertie / You Could Be Forgiven For Thinking That (Ninja Tune)
- Martyn / Mask (Brainfeeder)
- Semtek / Pizza (Don’t Be Afraid)
- Toddla T / Watch Me Dance – Sebastian Remix (Ninja Tune)
- Native Machine / Africa (Hit and Hope)
- Brenk / Predido (Melting Pot)
- Future Sound of London / Papau Dub (Jumpin’ and Pumpin’)