Nasa, not N.A.S.A.


Spring Cleanin, it’s only now that I have come across this draft of a post that I started….uh, three years ago! 

What don’t you get with mpfreeze?  Information, that’s what.

Spending time gazing over album covers,  checking artwork, info on the producer, studio, singers and players, engineers, catering, dealers, seeing the links to other artists etc.  It’s a great thing.  Which brings me to Nasa.  The name featured on many Def Jux productions, Cannibal Ox, El-P, The Presence, Mr. Lif, to name four. He was the chief engineer for the label from 2000 to 2005.  Been wondering what this cat has been up to, and I was brought up to date.  After leaving Def Jux around 2005, he set up the label, Uncommon Music.

If progressive hip hop is your thing, hit his bandcamp, plenty to settle your nerves there, including his taking on Death Grips, get it for free.

I am not here anymore, because I am there, catching up on what he’s been doing since I initially started this post!





Ear Con 46 – I.E.D.

Sad news via Anne Haak aka Mohak,  the passing of one half of the Argentinian Cumbia-tronic producers Fauna. Federico Rodriguez died on the weekend, last day of their current tour, I don’t think he was even thirty yet. Links to Fauna download packages via the Fauna in the tracklist below.  I was hoping to have them perform a festival next year.  We’ll be spinning some Fauna material to keep that flame burnin’.

Good to see Massive Attack are onto the Jneiro Jarel train.  He’s been roped in to remix the track Atlas Air from the Heligoland album.  The Atlas Air remix package, released to support charity War Child is available now.  Also on the freshly unwrapped goods tip, car battery energizing label Eglo come with a new platter of synth plunderings from Arp 101, and UK rapper DELS, gets the clutter off his chest with new single for Big Dada.

It’s all in there for this weeks show, the blues from John Lee Hooker, Indian film music, cumbia, beats, Afrobeat, industrial strength noise from 2nd Gen, frizzed circuitry from Ras G, and tons mo’.  That Akoyo Afrobeat track is good one to put on when a toilet break is needed during the dj set, especially when it gets rammed at Txola, which reminds me, I will be there this saturday night, manning the decks from 11pm ’til 2am.

Ear Con46 – Improvised Explosive Device

  • Intro: 2nd Gen/And,Or vs. The Beatnuts
  • Massive Attack / Atlas Air – Jneiro Jarel’s Lavender Remix (Virgin)
  • Tricky / Pondersosa – Dobie’s Rub Part 1. (Island)
  • Aurita Castillo / Chambacu
  • Mech / El Baile del Vivo (+0)
  • Fauna / Piratas del Zanjon – Frikstailers Remix – Sonido Martines presenta: Nueva Cumbia Argentina (Soot)
  • Arp 101 / Flush (Eglo)
  • Bugskull / Subterranian Life (Digitalis)
  • Vilayat Khan / The Kite Song – The River Le Fleuve (El Records)
  • Lata Mageshkar / Title Unknown
  • Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program / 1derful Beings (Ramp)
  • 2nd Gen / Slowburn featuring Mau (Mute)
  • John Lee Hooker / House of Blues (Pye)
  • Akoyo Afrobeat / B.F.B.F. Panama
  • Cannibal Ox / Pidgeon Instrumental by El-P (Def Jux)
  • DELS / Trumpalump (Big Dada /Ninja Tune)

As usual you can catch Ear Conditioning via Sunhole dot net tonight at 22h00 London/Tenerife time and Friday  with The Magic Show at eFM / Radio Sarajevo 18h00 CET

Ear Conditioning / Transmission 6

This is how we do for this week’s transmission.  I’ll put links in to some of the artists later, time to go for a walk before the rains start again.
  • Gil Scott-Heron – On Coming from a Broken Home (XL)
  • Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (XL)
  • Gonja Sufi – Ancestors (Warp)
  • Sufian Husayn – The U.N. Plan (Rapster)
  • Obba Supa – 2am but not
  • Nochexxx featuring Sensational – Smashing your System
  • Debruit – Changement
  • Flyng Lotus – 1983 / Daedelus Odd Party Dance Remix (Plug Research)
  • Slugabed – Slugabed Says….
  • Profisee and Emprom – Zoning / RVLT Remix
  • Martyn featuring The Spaceape – Is This Insanity? / Ben Klock Mix (3024)
  • Dub Gabriel featuring U-Roy – Luv n’ Liv / Timeblind Mix (Destroy All Concepts)
  • Martyn – Brilliant Orange / Illim Sphere No. 14 Mix (3024)
  • Sculpture – Rainbow Ink
  • Cannibal Ox / Scream Phoenix (Def Jux)
  • William S. Burroughs – The Cut Up Technique

This transmission will be in online at Sunhole tonight at 22h00, and will float in the atmosphere via Radio Norte on the frequency 89.4FM, next week  Tuesday at 21h00 and Saturday at 20h00

A Boom Bap Continuum

2tall, DJ Clockwork and Kper present a decades worth of quality hip hop in a megachuck of a downloadable mixtape, yeah, it’s still called a mixtape even though tape bit of the mix ain’t been used since last week.

What’s on it?

Dilla, Spacek, Mos-Def, Co-Flow, El-P, Flying Lotus, Matty G, Loefah, Samiyam, GLK, Ras G, Mike Slott, Danny Breaks, Nosaj Thing, Group Home, High & Mighty, Shawn J. Period,  J-Zone, Lootpack, Madlib, Pete Rock, Cannibal Ox, Rdj2, DJ Shadow, Boards of Canada, DJ Vadim, Busdriver, Pharoah Monch, Slum Village, Jaylib, De La Soul+MF Doom , Dabyre, Vast Aire, Roots Manuva, Prefuse 73, The Bug, Boom Bip, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Modeselektor, Onra, Rustie, Jneiro Jarel plus about three giga more.

Download here

Thanks to Daily Swarm for the heads up.  How goes it Todd?