A salem alekum. To mark the beginning of Ramadan, DJ/rupture put together a massive selection of Moroccan, Arabic, Maghrebi music for WFMU. We are talking three hours of music. Haven’t had the opportunity to go through the whole session yet, but for this week I’ve collared some Ata Abtekar & The Iranian Orchestra for New Music. This is not what I expected at all, with dense electronics tearing up traditional expectations, whizzing setting the mood, yes sir, 100% forward thinking material here.
At the Clandestino Botnik festival last week, I was introduced to DirectorSound, who performed a collaboration with John Henriksson of the label Tona Serenad. Directorsound played the saw while John spun thrift-store 7″ vinyls, passing through FXs, a Roland 303 and some other toys, brilliantly melancholic, dope and enchanting.
There are a couple more tracks from the latest Finest Ego compilation, I mentioned last week, this time based on beat producers outta the UK and Ireland. For your dinner we have John Scarlett, and the Cannibal Ox samplingOde to Vomitea Grey School, by Naive Ted Mikey Fingers & Vince Mack Mongrul.
More fresh goods come courtesy of King Midas Sound, with a remix of Earth A Kill Ya by Mala, it is pure dread.
Some friends happened to be in NYC recently, and they caught sets from Moodyman, Flying Lotus, and check this, Rakim and The Roots….yeah, took my breathe away too. So if you know Rakim, the Purdy 4 President track maybe to your liking. That’s all I’ma sayin’ about that one.
On your radio….computer really, tonight at 22h00 London/Tenerife time zone, via Sunhole dot net, and on Saturday, on the radio proper in Sarajevo via eFM‘s The Magic Show, hosted by my man Emil Prutina.
Ear Con 72 – No. 10 Bypass
DirectorSound / Somewhen By The Sea (Tona Serenad)
Ram John Holder / Notting Hill Eviction Blues (Beacon)
Trio Madjesi / 8iemi Round (Trikont)
A Tribe Called Quest / Award Tour (Jive)
Espionage / Purdy 4 President (Palm Pictures)
Madlib / 6 Versions of “In the Rain” (Stones Throw)
Blind Idiot God / Major Key Dub (Enemy)
Blind Idiot God / Alice in my Fantisies (Enemy)
Stereotyp / Regiment feat. Jahdan Blackamore
Naive Ted, Mikey Fingers & Vince Mack Mongrul Ode To Vomitea Grey School / (Finest Ego)
King Midas Sound / Earth A Kill Ya – Mala Remix (Hyperdub)
Jay Scarlett / Slide Away (Finest Ego)
Taylor / CMB – Rekordah Remix (Super)
Ata Abtekar and The Iranian Orchestra For New Music / Broken Silence
Welcome Msomi & Umabatha / Obani Labaya (EMI)