What’s in the goodie-bag Mr.
More field recordings from India. We escaped the madness and filth of Delhi, and Daramkhot was the place that received us with calm and serenity. In McCleodganj is an area that has become a Tibetan refuge, hence there is a Buddhist temple there, where I recorded some 60-odd monks performing a mantra.
As far as the music is concerned, got some tunes that I bought in India in preparation for Harjinder and Mafe’s wedding party that I was to spin at. What does one play at a Punjabi wedding? ‘A Complete Marriage Album‘ of course.
New fresh beats are fully represented this week, with releases from Poirier collaborator Face-T, who dropped his Tuff Like Stone album earlier this year; Ill Blue with something on Hyperdub; Hot Sugar new album for NinjaTune; StayFresh grimmin’ out with ‘I Hear Ya Don’. Leading up The Full Retard, the new joint from El-P, we’ve got a couple gems from his former group Company Flow, who incidentally just completed their reunion dates. Apparently that’s it now for Co-Flow. We’ll see.
You’ve got your monies worth for this week, later.
Monks of McCleodganj Buddhist Temple, India / Mantra
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland aka Hype Williams / Sinn Fein (hyperdub)
Thom Torke / Harrowdown Hill – The Bug Remix (xl)
Kalabat & Warrior Queen / Shooting Range (soul jazz)
Artist Unknown / Segue Bezikh – from Choubi choubi – Iraqi pop & folk (sublime frequencies)
Pammi Bai / Boliyan – from ‘A Complete Marriage Album’ (saregama)
Face-T / Hands Up Deh, feat. Boogat (dep/universal)
Company Flow / Simple (rawkus / def jux)
Company Flow / Lenorcism (rawkus / def jux)
El-P / The Full Retard (def jux / fat possum)
StayFresh / I Hear Ya Don feat. Mayhem (stayfresh music)
Hot Sugar / The Girl Who Stole My Tamagotchi (ninja tune)
Ill Blu / Clapper (hyperdub)
I.R. Collective / Shadow War – Upright People Dem reMix- Cousin It (indigenous resistance)