Hey soundbwoy, you wanna turn that goddam music off?

The Ear Conditioning radio program will soon be moving from Radio Norte to a new home at Planet Radio, which I’m pleased to say covers all of Tenerife.  Ever since I moved to Radio Norte, due to my inability to communicate perfectly in Spanish, I never spoke directly about what I was playing on the program, and although I was generally fine with it, I gradually felt a slight nagging in a corner of my brain, that people were missing out on one of the foundations of what I/we do as radio presenters.  I mean, I’ve got nothing wrong with mix programs, but yeah, we are communicators, and while people can check the blog, it’s good to know right there and then what is being played.  So, there will be some changes to the program when it gets onto Planet Radio, which should happen within a few weeks.  The program will still be going out on Sunhole however, there my boys too ya know.

For those folks in Gran Canaria, I will be playing at the Bass Gordo event on Friday 27 March / marzo en Sala Paraninfo  Also on the bill, from Sweden, LoopTroop Rockers, and local crews, Alma Sin Dueńo and U+O.  With a name like Bass Gordo (Fat Bass) there should be sufficient wattage and speakers to handle some bottom end.  Finally!  You don’t know how hard it is to play in clubs and events here.  Bass is like a foreign entity in these parts except when Jah Ras takes out his sound system.



Clandestino Festival, which takes place in Gothenborg, Sweden in June,  has just  announced the line-up.  I’ve been helping out on the curating side since last year’s edition, and we are pleased to say that we got Konono No.1, Leila, Buju Banton, Speed Caravan, Bass Fiction aka Kode9 + The SpaceApe set and ready to go.  More info here.  Flights are available via Cryin…uh RyanAir, among others.  See you there.

Ear Conditioning Playlist / March 24 2009

  • Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou / Sé Wé Non Nan (Analog Africa)
  • Broki / Mi Ritmo (ABCD)
  • Seńor Coconut / Mucha Fritura – From Freezone 5 (SSR/Crammed Discs)
  • Schlachthofbronx / Landergschwister Isatalerghettoschuten (mpfree)
  • Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry vs. Kode 9 / Yellow Tongue  (On-U Sound)
  • The Bug featuring The Space Ape  (NinjaTune)
  • Santo Gold + Diplo: Presents…..The Clash / Ghetto Defendent (Mad Decent)
  • Warrior Queen / Check It (Mad Decent)
  • Santogold vs. Benga / Unstoppable / Night Dub  (Mad Decent)
  • Shawty Lo vs. Skream / They Know / Stagger  (Mad Decent)
  • Mighty Zulu Nations vs. Mala/Digital Mystikz  (Ear Conditioning)
  • Radiohead / Reckoner – Flying Lotus remix (mpfree)
  • King L Man / Aziz Visitation (Ear Conditioning)
  • Jazzsteppa / Taylor Rain (Studio Rockers)
  • Squarepusher / Title Unknown  (Warp)
  • Public Enemy / Shut ‘Em Down – Pete Rock Remix (DefJam)
  • Peteres Boom & Chime / Title Unknown (Stonetree)
  • King L Man / Huh What? (Ear Conditioning)

Ear Conditioning is currently ‘earable on Tuesday at the following locations:

Sunhole (Internet) Radio  22h00 GMT (and repeated randomly during the week)

Radio Norte 89.4FM  20h30 (Repeated Saturday 22h30)