Ear Con 50 – The Puppet Show

Computer fuckries have wreaked havoc upon me, put after contributing to  Mr. Jobs’ healthcare plan, the Ear Conditioning program is back on track.  I see last week Apple announced some 6Billion dollars in profits.  I paid over £1500 for this computer, two years later I have to pay €500 to get a new motherboard.  Yes, the word mother came to mind, but ‘board’ did not come after it.

Now sports,

We cover plenty ground this week, new movements from DJ/rupture’s Nettle project, proper blues from RL Burnside, alt. blues from the Blues Explosion, contributions from William Burroughs, former engineer for Ryuichi Sakamoto, Seigen Ono and his runway music for Comme de Garcons, the lord of nasty Drum and bass, Nico remixing Endemic Void, Squarepusher, Homeboy Sandman guesting with Das Racist, upcoming material from the Eglo stable featuring Mizz Beats, with the fantatistically title 2 Bit Road..it does make sense.

Ear Conditioning 50 – The Puppet Show, ‘earable tonight at Sunhole dot net at 22h00 Tenerife/London time and Friday over at eFM Student Radio Sarejevo at 18h00 CET.

Put that in your pipe….

  • DJ Food / Full Bleed (Ninja Tune)
  • William S. Burroughs / Pay It All Back
  • RL Burnside / Got Messed Up (Fat Possum/Epitaph)
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Hold On (Mute)
  • Seigen Ono / All Men Are Heels featuring Sussan Deyhim (Venture/Virgin)
  • Endemic Void / Lionstone – Nico Remix (Language)
  • Squarepusher / Deep Fried Pizza (Rephlex)
  • Nettle / Nakhil (Soot White Label)
  • J. Dilla / Sycamore (mpfree)
  • Wagon Christ / Shadows (Ninja Tune)
  • Sugar B / Authentic Dub Disco
  • Atticus Blues / Contemplating Jazz (Mo Wax)
  • Das Racist featuring Homeboy Sandman / I’m Up On That
  • Mizz Beats / 2 Bit Road (Eglo)
  • Andreya Triana / Far Closer – Tokimonsta Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Nettle / Red Masque Ticker (Soot White Label)

Ear Conditioning 32 – Adjust the Treble and Bass

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.

Tune in via Sunhole dot net from 22h00 GMT tonight.

Oh, in case you do feel like showing up, I’ll be at Txola este viernes desde 23h00

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)

Ear Conditioning Transmission 17 – The Speaker Spazm

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)