Students Rebel – The Bug


News from London:
‘In today’s riots in London a trolley with 18 inch sub & tweeters on the top was pushed into the centre of the Millbank Tower (The Conservative Party’s HQ) playing THE BUG Ft Killa P & Flowdan ‘SKENG’

Take that.

The Bug’s ‘Infected’ EP hits the shops virtual and real next Monday. Four tracks featuring a heavyweight list of performers, Killa P, FlowDan, Warrior Queen, Autechre, Roots Manuva, Hitomo (King Midas Sound), Justin Broadwick (Techno Animal, Jesu) and Scratch DVA.  Heavy enough for ya?

Available at Boomkat

Listen here

 

Ear Conditioning 37 – Boreal Speaker Spazm

Gracias a todos Borealitos, we all made it happen.  What is takes to put on a festival is an unknown entity to the majority that attend, it’s not really their concern. “just make sure there’s plenty of beer alright?!”

For awhile it seemed that after all our work, especially that of Juanjo y Evelin – a year of planning, meetings, emails, phone calls, more meetings, up and down the autopista, from one end of the island and back again countless times in an effort to secure funding – was going to be all in vain, a big fat zero.  The cut-backs in sponsorship and financing that saw many of the long established  festivals like Eolica, Aguaviva, Mueca, Costa de Musica take an enforced break this summer.

Last year Boreal was a free festival.  The motor behind the festival, Juanjo of Birding Canarias, took a hit of well over 14,000€. This year we had to charge a little entrance fee, 8€ for a full day of various activities, workshops, stalls with everything from handmade crafts, photos, massage, ecological building materials, self-designed T-shirts, community radio stations, adventure activities.  Events like this is areas such as this, far from the metropolitan centre, don’t get many events of this nature happening, so it was even more necessary for it to happen.  Boreal 2009 ran out of beer, and so to did the whole town, same with Buenavista, you see, benefits for the local economy eh!

A big thanks to all involved, all that came, took part and supported.  People like the ‘Sauzaleros and  Teo, my  bass-making friend who made mad efforts to get there after a full day working in a bar then hoping on a bus to get to the furthest part of the island to be part of the night.  Sorry my set was a bit short, you know how it can be at festivals.

See you at Boreal 2011.

As for info for tonights set, I’m come back to it later to put in links, for now, the tracklisting:

Tune in via Sunhole dot net at 22h00 London/Tenerife time, that’s GMT+1

Ear Conditioning – Boreal Speaker Spazm

This Heat / Horizontal Hold
Flying Lotus / Kill Your Co-Workers (Warp)
1 Speed Bike / Taliban Horton Overnight Price Doubling
Anti-Pop Consortium / Volcano – Four Tet Remix (Ninja Tune)
Santigold + Diplo / Guns of Brooklyn  (Mad Decent)
Heatwave  featuring Kelis, Beenie Man, Unknown Artists
Mr. OK feat. Larose / Yaya
J*Star / Whoostar  (J*Star)
Gaslamp Killer feat. Gonjasufi / When I’m In Awe (Brainfeeder)
Barry Adamson / Snowball Effect (Mute)
DJ Shadow / Def Surround Us
DJ Vadim / Terrorist – Gaslamp Computer Remix (Ninja Tune)
The Bug feat. FlowDan & Killa P / Skeng – Autechre Remix (Ninja Tune)
Martyn / Brilliant Orange – Illum Sphere No.14 mix  (3024)

Autechre Mix Session

Rob Brown and Sean Booth, professionally known as Autechre have done a mix job for Fact Magazine.
It starts with one of my all-time favourites, a joint from Mark Stewart then proceeds down, up, along, to the left, to the right, tearing up channels. The mix is up for three weeks, and I think I was two weeks late, so you got maybe a week left.

It’s all here

Autechre

At last years Clandestino Festival, I spent an afternoon with Leila and her tour manager brother (forgive me for not remembering his name, Ali, I think).  The previous night she performed a set which comprised of long vocal samples, her own tracks and those of others, presented via turntable, cd player, her own effects units and lord knows what else and manipulating it all sitting in front of a 24 channel mixing desk.

She started her set playing a dialogue carried by an arresting ancient voice. The subject was ‘What is art?’ or something like that.  Anyway the next day I asked her what was the dialogue she played.  Leila not only told me, but gave me about six cd’s of music and dialogues that she used in her set,  a million miles far cry away from dj’s who won’t tell you jack-shit when you ask “What track was that you just played?”

So during our afternoon taking in a bit of Gothenburg on foot, we talked briefly about Autechre.  “You’ve got to get their first album” she said with an abundance of enthusiasm.  I still haven’t got that album, but some of the bits I’ve got, they do it.  I think it was a remix of DJ Food’s Sexy Bits, then a remix of Soft Ballet Forms knocked me for six.

Apparently they’ve been about for over twenty years.  A new album is out on Warp Records soon.  Which brings me to say, Warp got it going on this year.  Also to come the follow-up  to the Los Angeles album from Flying Lotus.  Also the Gonja Sufi album which once again Mr. Lotus has a part it producing, mi madre!  Oh yeah, Mr. Lotus speaks of his new album over at Pitchfork, sez too he’s doing a Massive Attack remix, figures dunnit?!  I’m hoping it will be some of different tone that the remixes they’ve offered so far.  Anyway, back to the meat, catch up on Autechre  here:

Wh? aRe th(e)ir ti.tles s o crypt-ic andOR incomplete oRand a little tonginchikk-the driest sense of humour o/r a private game celebrating the necessarily vague and open-ended/a hygienic emptying of connections/typographical errirs3/spell check resisisting.

Paul Morley