Low End Theory – Gonjasufi, Gaslamp Killer, Jeremiah Jae, Dot

Sound Colour Vision covered last week’s Low End Theory, which featured Jeremiah Jae, Dot, Gonjasufi and The Gaslamp Killer bringing their respective stamp on musical adventures.

On the evening of February 29th, 2012, Low End Theory came together for yet another out of this world set of artists on the bill. Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae, Alpha Pup’s Dot and Warp’s Gonjasufi, you have three of the best modern experimental electronic labels coming together under the spirit and energy of the Low End Theory family. Daddy Kev, D-Styles, Nocando, DJ Nobody and The Gaslamp Killer are always presenting something new with the old and a drastic shift in every nights presentation.

Gonjasufi felt like the apex with The Gaslamp Killer and himself sharing the stage, bringing the crowd to a funneled connected grid of energy with the way he was controlling the crowd and his own impulsive behaviors. It is truly inspiring to watch Gonjasufi become engulfed inside of the music and the freedom that transpires outward was endless in visual representation during his set. Gonjasufi has a power and presence on stage that you could tell affected everyone right away. The charismatic nature of his being really embodied itself int his Low End set as you could really feel every word he was singing and saying.

Read in full and more lensmanship, here

Photo: Oliver Walker

Ear Con62 – Viña Rock Fest’ Warm Up

This weekend I’ll be doing a set at the Viña Rock Festival in Villarrobledo, Spain. Adding some percussion concussions will be Ventor de la Guardia. His band, Line and I have been spending a lot of time in the same studio over the last couple months, recording our respective projects.  As for the festival, I’m looking forward to seeing Kid Koala, who’ll be playing the night before us. Ghostface Killah was supposed to be down, but in typical Wu-Tang fashion he ain’t making it. Okay, that dig was unfair, reason for the no-show is something to do with passport stroke visa issues, has meant he’s canceled his whole Euro-tour.

This weeks radio set has the usual mixture of old and new, fast and slow.  The new is represented by Kode9 & The Spaceape, The Dirtbombs, Young Montana? and Jon Phonics.  Mr. Phonics has connections with Chakra Sounds, who came to my attention through the album by Obba Supa, which was off the hook fresh.  So for that alone, if Chakra’s name is on it, I’ll check.  Mr. Phonics does not disappoint.  Young Montana? was given the Mary Anne Hobbs seal of approval as best unsigned act/producer, and the California label AlphaPup are on the case.  AlphaPup is run by Daddy Kev, he the mastering engineer for Flying Lotus, and head honcho at  beat head heaven, the Low End Theory club in L.A.

Have to throw in some more Mutamassik and Morgan Craft, really into their respective albums which came out within the last twelve months, oh we are so lucky.  Get them, they are even free dammit.

From this region where I reside we have some freshness from Postman aka Abstract Grooves, the appropriately named ‘Perfect Beat is Killing You’.

I’m on a mission to spread the gospel according to On-U Sound, as a friend recently said, “People have to know”.  Hence I close with two classic dub cuts from Dub Syndicate.

Tune in if your ranking, tonight at Sunhole at 22h00 GMT+1 and Saturday via eFM / Radio Sarajevo, 18h00 CET.

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Ear Conditioning 62
Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 1 (Rough Americana)
Jimi Hendrix / Am The Gods Made Love (Polydor)
Cooly G / Love Dub [Refix] (Hyperdub)
Kode9 & The Spaceape feat. Cha Cha / Black Sun (Hyperdub)
Soil & “Pimp” Sessions / Pop Korn – WAFA Remix (Brownswood)
Gerardo Frisina / Latin Seeds
Tino / Intro Latin Beat (Tino Corp.)
Tino / H-Bomb (Tino Corp.)
Young Montana? / Repetition (AlphaPup)
Mr. Oizo / The End (Brainfeeder)
Salem / Asia – oOoOO Remix (Merock)
The Dirtbombs / Bug in the Bassbin – Kyle Hall Remix
Mutamassik / DounDoun/TheCrux (Rough Americana)
Fun-Da-Mental / Pollution (Nation)
Postman / Perfect Beat is Killing You
Jon Phonics / Bruk Out (Chakra Sounds)
Ricky Ranking / Can’t Kill I – Flootsramental (Banana Klan)
Dub Syndicate / Hi Fi Gets A Pounding (On-U Sounds)
Dub Syndicate / Reggae Raga (On-U Sounds)

Flying Lotus – Morning Becomes Eclectic

Tune in for some FlyLo on the Morning Becomes Eclectic program hosted by Jason Bentley at KCRW.  He drops two sets and talks about what went in, on, and through, to become the  album Cosmogramma.  He talks about his first foray into drum machines, toys, having belief  and crazy life experiences.

Check out the LA Weekly spread from last week too for further insight – Daddy Kev, Dr. Strangeloop, Brainfeeder, The Low End Theory and a whole heap more, it’s all there.