Ear Con75 – 18 Tons

Ear Con75 – 18 Tons

Sorry I’m so brief this week, I’m bouncing to Eolica in a few hours time.  I finally got my ear mittens around some Footwork, for those that are genre hungry.  Next month the label Planet Mu drop an ep from the Ghettotechnitianz, six tracks based in house but branching out into the future with reversed acid basslines and offkey quirky shit, well that’s what got me.  DJ Earl and DJ Manny represent.

October  also sees the release of the revoiced, re-rubbed version of the King Midas Sound album, Without You.  It’s got contributions from Green Gartside, Cooly G, dBridge, Kode9 & The Spaceape, Mala, Kuedo, Ras G, Flying Lotus and more….time to catch breath.

More newness comes from Fatima riding a Floating Points production, The Moody Boyz, with an Oriental sounding production…you been digging in some crates Tony?

Dub1 / Boxing Dubplate
Burial / Dog Shelter – Essay’s Old Edit
King Midas Sound / Lost –  Heat Wave Ham Flying Lotus Remix (hyperdub)
Fatima / Mind (eglo)
The Underachievers / Brian Chase
Long Arm feat. Technical Development / Organic (project mooncircle)
The Moody Boyz / Untitled
Dolomites / In Mid-Flight (if the kids)
Katakresis / La Cumbia Malvada
Shafiq / DNA -Splice Mix 3 (all city)
DJ Earl / Enlightenment (planet mu)
DJ Manny / All I Do (Smoke Trees) (planet mu)
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program / Alkebulan (brainfeeder)
Cutty Ranks / Who Seh Mi Dun (priority)
Calle 13 / John El Esquizoprenico – Den5hion Remix
Kalabat feat. Warrior Queen / Shooting Range (soul jazz)
Death Grips / Known For It (thirdworlds)
Danny Drive Thru / Black Gestapo (project mooncircle)

This edition of Ear Conditioning travels the airwaves 10 Sept. via eFM at 16h CET and on Tuesday 13 Sept. via Sunhole at 22h00 London/Tenerife time.

Ear Con 69 – Eat As Much As You Want

Ear Con69 – Eat As Much As You Want

Mutamassik / High Alert – Interlude for Grampa (Soundink)
Ras G / 14.303 Vs. Tell-lie-version (forthcoming on Ramp)
Teebs / Untitled 10 (Brainfeeder)
G.A.F. y La Estrella de la Muerte / Let’s Fuck (Foehn)
Prince Francis / Rockfort Shock
Jackie Opel / I Am What I Am (Rio)
The Bug feat. Cutty Ranks / Gun Disease (Rephlex)
DHS / The Forbidden (Hangman)
Hype Williams / Badmind (soon come from Hyperdub)
Flying Lotus / Zodiac Shift – Sonnymoon Remix
Company Flow / End to End Burners – The Lost Mix (therealelp)
Dub Gabriel feat. The Spaceape / Is This Revolution (coming soon via Destroy All Concepts)
Silkie / Head Butt Da Deck (Deep Medi)
Blackdown / Lata (Keysound)
Filastine / Hungry Ghosts (Soot/Jarring Effects)
Nuphlo / Atma (Meerkat)
23 Skidoo / Just Like Everybody (Fetish)
The The / The Sinking Feeling (Some Bizarre/CBS)
G.A.F. y La Estrella de la Muerte / Sky Before Us (Foehn)

This sixty-minute collection of sound will be transmitted today via Sunhole at 22hGMT+1, and via eFM/Radio Sarajevo, Saturday at 16hCET

Ear Conditioning 40 – Hit the Spot

A strictly vinyl affair for this week, all warts, clicks, skips included. We have something for all those ‘hardcoritos’ that keep pestering me for ‘hardcore’ at parties. “Dem nah know ’bout hardcore. Dis ya hardcore!”

Still on a Keroxen10 induced high – thanks for the over-the-top compliments that have streamed in. You, those that were there made it happen.  Keroxen10 runs until Nov.6.  Also to be checked out is the exhibition of chairs, which is happening in La Laguna.

Boni Kurajica, a Macedonian chess master / electronic musician living in Tenerife is part of the team behind Keroxen10, and his group Tupperwear have a new ep out via Ruin Rec0rds, and that starts our adventure this week.  The busy man also has new release out with his other project G.A.F., and they will be performing at Womad Las Palmas next month.

Back to now, also in the potaje de music que es mi programa, hay temas de October, es un tema brutal, en el stilo de drum y bass, poca mas lento, pero con ganas.  Tambien un clasico de jungle, Supacat con Wu-Tang Clan, no lo se quien el productor, lo sientom mi suena (?) Congo Natty.

Semana pasada en Keroxen, el chico Hyperpotamus mi pregunto “What is that Aisha Bosle track you played?” It was this baby, although this video is The Kominas version.

Ear Conditioning 40 – Hit The Spot

  • Tupperware / Rumor Vitreo (ruin)
  • Radiohead / Climbing up the Walls – Zero7 Remix (Parlophone)
  • Prefuse 73 / Five Minutes Away (Warp)
  • RjD2 / The Proxy (Def Jux)
  • The Bug featuring Cutty Ranks / Gun Disease (Rephlex)
  • Renegade Sound Wave / In Dub (Mute White Label)
  • Trouble Funk / Pump Me Up (Sugarhill)
  • October / Dub Junglism (Z Audio)
  • Overtone / Give It Away – Inverse Cinematics Instrumental Mix (Redbud)
  • David Shire / Goodbye Green, Hello Garber, Goodbye Hippie  from the Taking of Pelham 123 (MGM)
  • Lata Mangeshkar / Mohabbat Ki Jhoot Kahani from the film Mughal E Azam (Odeon)
  • Black Chow / Purple Smoke (Hyperdub)
  • Flying Lotus / Disco Balls (Hyperdub)
  • DJ Disk / Holidisk Inn (Bomb)
  • Source Direct / The Crane (Source Direct)
  • Supacat & Wu-Tang / Scalp Dem – Jungle Mix (White Label)
  • Dilinja / It Ain’t Too Loud  (Valve)

This edition of Ear Conditioning will be out there tonight via Sunhole dot net at 22h00 GMT+1 and on Friday 20h00 GMT+1 at eFM, Radio Sarajevo

Ear Con 27 – Don’t Spit Here

When in London a couple weeks ago, getting prepped for the Fun-da-mental – Taqwacore gig, the local council where FDM head-honco Aki  Nawaz and many a man from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan live,  has embarked on a program to highlight the ‘nastiness’ of spitting pan, the equivelent of chewing tabacco.  Anti-pan spitting propaganda competes with the beautiful sari’s for your attention.

A day after returning home, the “King of Ghetto-Tech” Maga Bo came to Tenerife on his way to  the Fuerteventura en Musica festival.  One of the digital gifts he dropped on me was the Audiofile Collective’s ‘Do Not Spit Here and There‘  project.  If you’ve never been to the Indian sub-continent, this CD is a very good  Lonely Planet audio guide.  If you have been to the Indian sub-continent, it’s  a very good  audio photo –  field-recordings of prayer calls, dhols, traffic horns, markets, radio scans, airplanes, discussions, cinema audiences and the like neatly mixed, like twenty-four hours compressed into 30 minutes, Chris Watson style.

A healthy portion of ‘Do not spit here and there’ take up the opening of todays program. The Kominas, with whom we shared the Meltdown festival stage come in with their edgy take on matters.

As usual, being in London meant meeting up with Kevin ‘The Bug’ Martin at Sounds of the Universe, before it was ‘tart o’clock’.  At Sound…we delved into re-pressings of Ruddy & Redeye Original Sounds 7’s, like Wayne Marshall’s Gunshot, and Errol Bellot’s What A Wonderful Feeling.  I also picked up one of the first  tunes I recall, U-Roy’s ‘Welding’.

Tody’s program also opens it’s doors to The Dead Kennedys’ Kill The Poor, Cutty Ranks, Kode9, an exclusive from Adrian Sherwood featuring Congo Ashanti Roy and the late Mikey Dread inna bass-heavy drop – Blackanized from Glasgow with ‘What a G’waan?’;  Ricky Ranking with his first outing for Roots Manuva’s Banana Klan label….oh speaking of Roots Manuva, The Bug gave this head a blast of a couple tunes from the version album of London Zoo, and yes, finally the long desired pairing of Roots and The Bug will come out soon.  Oh check this too, Public Enemy remixed by The Bug.  Yeah, that’s right, now your panting like the cats outside my house that are in serious heat.

Also kicking the stuffing out of weak speakers is Timeblind with the environmentally sound Rastabomba, giving a discourse on the use of solar panels and other The Man trick you to using dere tings when all the goodness is here all about, and how dem/we pollute all de wata, unnastand?

Hopefully you’ll dig it, tune in via Sunhole dot net at 22h00 tonight

More as it happens