Gaslamp Killer – Headphone Highlights

The Gaslamp Killer opens up his record box for us that give a shit, over at redbull online radio Headphone Highlights series.

“So, I put together Headphone Highlights with the idea that I would give you half songs that I like to put on when I’m in an introspective mood, or like to chill and feel chill vibes, and the other half are club songs. There’s exactly half and half, so half of my favourite club bangers, half of my classic hits, how ’bout that?”

He’s got the passion and energy I dig, ya dig?

Ear Con 60 – Purple Moon

This weeks sixty minutes of thang holds the following in it’s mouth, Diplo remixing Travis Barker, Daedelus remixed by Sepalcure, Citymouth, more from the man of the moment, Tyler The Creator, getting worked over by J.Pants. One of my favorite records of the last 10 years is Charlie Watts, yes he of the Rolling Stones, in collaboration with Jim Keltner.  The songs on their album are named after influential drummers and percussionists.  I’m going with Airto for this week.

Last Friday, DJ Floro dropped a set at Txola, bliss, great selection across the board.  He also blessed me with volumes two and three in his Republica Afrobeat series.

Kode9’s set on the Essential Mix from a few weeks back had me looking in my broken beat section, so and i have to give Mustang’s ‘Purple Moon’ a spin, frenetic drum programming at it’s best.

Tune in tonight at 22h GMT via Sunhole dot net, or Saturday via eFM Radio Sarajevo at 18h00 CET

Gotta run

Quantic / En Focus featuring Trinidad from Republica Afrobeat Vol.2 (Love Monk)
Al Green / Love Ritual – Bwana Mix from Republica Afrobeat Vol.2(Love Monk)
Travis Barker / Can a Drummer Get Some – Diplo Remix
SECT featuring Ben Westbeech / In The Park (!K7)
Rhythm and Sound featuring The Chosen Brothers / Mash Down Babylon (Burial Mix)
Citymouth / Holodecker (Dropping Gems)
Charlie Watts  Jim Keltner Project / Airto – remixed by Modaji (Higher Octave/Virgin)
Mustang / Purple Moon (2000 Black)
Mike G / Forest Green (Odd Future)
Daedelus / Tailor Made – Sepalcura Remix (Ninja Tune)
Jazzsteppa / Raising The Bar featuring The Foreign Beggars (Studio Rockers)
MF Doom / Vomit – 3.33 Remix
Prince Far I / Final Chapter (Daddy Kool)

Download at Mixcloud

MP Freeze – Tyler, The Creator / Daedelus

Ladies and gentlemen, get your free dose of beats from Daedelus featuring Bilal, and Tyler, The Creator featuring Hodgy Beats, remixed by Toro y Moi.  Both dudes have albums coming out ’bout a months time, ya dig.  Daedelus has got his El-P hat on in his own way….known for his lush and also dutty productions, this is one of the dutty one’s, with Bilal’s voice like a distant voice in the mist to sooth the fear.

Ear Con 54 – Back4Another1

Ear Con54 – Back4Another1

Beaming and streaming via Sunhole tonight at 22h00 GMT and eFM Studentski Radio Sarajevo on Friday, as part of the Magic Show, hosted by my man Emil.

New isht from Shackleton with a King Midas Sound touch on the remix tip, Susheela Raman, Mophono with Flying Lotus, Daedelus with Tokimonsta in tow.  Reso brings me up to date with what’s happening in the drum and bass world with his ‘War Machine’.   San Fran’ resident, Dub Gabriel  has been busy busy with the Jajouka Soundsystem, which features the Master musicians of Jajouka and David J, yes he of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets.

Also with the package, Super 3 feat. Hodgy Beats, and Casey Veggies Feat. Tyler Creator from the Odd Future Tape of 2009.  Still kickin’ it.

Oh yeah, and we got Justin Bieber, El-P, Sa Ra Creative Partners and Howlin’ Wolf.

Parental Advice before listening is recommended

 

Ninja Tune – A documusical

Ninja Tune have revamped their website, put out tons of music this year, the twentieth year of their existence. A documentary of the gathering at a car park in London on a dreary night, goes inside where the sun was shining.

Appearances from The Bug, Kid Koala, DJ Food, Coldcut, Roots Manuva, Daedelus and more

A World of Possibilties

I reached out for some ambient movements this week.  As I put my hands on the second CD in the Virgin ‘Ambient’ series, and looked at the tracklisting, saw Robert Fripps’s contribution, and I recalled doing the press for a Robert Fripp / David Sylvian project that came out on Virgin Records back in the day.  When I met Robert he embarked on the story of how the man behind EG Records, had ripped off Robert and several other artists on the label.  For our next meeting, Robert came loaded with photocopies of all the documents relating to his case.  I don’t know how he carried them all to be honest, hundreds of pages of correspondence, legal papers, faxes, telexes, notes etc.  He is one serious dude.  When he does something, be it King Crimson, whatever, he doesn’t do things by halves.  Just noticed that he’s performed on a new work by Grinderman, i didn’t expect that one at all,  Mr. Fripp has no limits.  That is the vague theme of today’s program / mix, let it all out, live it, do what ya want.

Example, rapper/producer Oh No, and his Dr. No Ethiopium project.  Not what you would have expected.

Jneiro Jarel, he behind Shape of Broad Minds, doing exactly what he wants, no follow fashion.

Daedelus, the same, off on his own tanget.

Silkie, embracing a lot of music of the last 20 years to create his own vision of now and a possible future.

You get the picture.

Ear Conditioning 33 – A World of Possibilities

  • Daedelus / An Armada Approaches (Brainfeeder)
  • Oh No / Pardon Me (Stones Throw)
  • Oh No / Madness (Stones Throw)
  • Samiyam / Return (Hyperdub)
  • Foreign Beggars featuring Jesht & Kashmere – Om Unit Andromedan Battlemix
  • Robert Fripp / Water Music (Virgin)
  • CV313 / Subtraktive – King Midas Sound Remix
  • The Bug featuring Warrior Queen / Poison Dart – Skream Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Silkie – Techno 22 (Deep Medi Musik)
  • S.U.A.D.  / Epeleptic – Martyn’s No Strobe Mix
  • Shape of Broad Minds / Raiders of the Lost Mix (Lex)
  • Voyager / Arrival (Underworld/Virgin)

Transmission: Tonight Sunhole dot net 22h00 London/Tenerife Time

Speech Debelle calls time on her label

I just saw that Mercury Music Prize winner Speech Debelle has quit her label Big Dada (a subsidiary of Ninja Tune) due to them not having her prize winning album in shops since being awarded the prize.
“The Mercury Prize was on Tuesday, and on Friday there were no more physical albums in the shops,” she said.
“So, on the Mercury weekend, which would have been my biggest selling weekend, people couldn’t get it,”

A point of the Mercury Music Prize is to create a buzz, highlighting some of the records that generally get missed by the ‘mainstream’ media and general public, and to get the public into the shops with this increased profile that the awards generate.    It’s the record companies that submit albums to the Mercury Music Prize for consideration, so you think that Big Ninja Dada Tune would have a plan ready should their artist win?  Why bother with submitting the album if they weren’t gonna have a few records ready following the announcement of the award.  They should have the hotline to  the pressing plant as soon as they heard “…and the winner is Speech…”

In these days of record companies bitching about lack of sales, blah, blah, blah, you’d think they would take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity to recoup their costs, after all the work that’s been put into the recording.  Certainly wasn’t any promotion being done.

It pains me  to say it, ‘cos I do like Ninja Big Tune Dada and quite a bit of the stuff they release, but they are a bit sloppy when dealing with people that want to get hold of their product.  A month ago, I bought a Daedelus mp3 via their online Ninja shop. After they copped my money, I was expecting a link to download the track, like when you buy from Boomkat, Beatport etc. The link never appeared so I wrote to Ninja immediately to ask ‘what was up?, surely your not sending the mp3 in the post?’

They didn’t reply, not to the first, second, third, fourth or fifth emails.  (Hey Speech, maybe there is nobody at the office.)
It was only after I wrote to Daedelus direct, that I was able to get what I paid for, as he responded practically immediately.

Speech, good luck in your future endeavours, Daedelus, your a star, Big Ninja Tuna Dada..ahem,  you kinda losing it, and hence your artists, which are your life.

Update:  NInja have now sent me my paid-for goods.

Control+Alt+Dlt v2.0

ctrl-alt-del

 

Power switch ON.

Clipped Beats, Altered Sounds, Fractured Notes, Time-stretched waves all   courtesy of Electricity.

The Long Trail –  “What is at stake is the operating system of audio social reality.”   Kodwo Eshun + Steve (Kode9/Hyperdub) Goodman 

Surf-dancehaul?   Thanks to Diplo and Switch aka Major Lazer for that new genre. That Diplo man, he just don’t stop.  Where was it I read last week that everybody wants to be on Diplo’s dick?  True though neh?

Ear Conditioning – Control Alt Dlt Program

  • Major Lazer / Boom 1 (Mad Decent)
  • Martyn /  The Only Choice (3024)
  • Steve Goodman & Kodwo Eshun – The Long Trail excerpt (mpfree)
  • Martyn / Little Things (3024)
  • Echologist featuring The Spaceape / The Mercy Beat Dub
  • Ras G and The Afrikan Space Program / Veggie Burrito (Brainfeeder)
  • XRABIT + DMG$ / Follow The Leader – Mexicans with Guns Remix
  • Daedelus / Off to the Races (Meanest Man Contest’s Remix feat. Cuzzo)
  • Don Cash / On the Strength 
  • Ghislain featuring Mr. Slaughter  / Get Crazy  (Ninja Tune)
  • TV on the Radio / Dancing Choose – Prefuse73 Remix (4AD)
  • Major Lazer / Hold the Line (Mad Decent)
  • Starkey featuring Durrty Goodz – Gutter (mpfree)
  • Reefer – Let It Go / Flying Lotus Remix (mpfree)
  • Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms (mpfree)
  • Filastine – La Muerte (Filastine)
  • King L Man – HuhWhat?  (Ear Conditioning)
  • Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens / What Have You Done, My Brother (mpfree)
  • Buddah Music – Zone 05 (The Wire mpfree)
  • The Naturists – Lost in Space  (Interactive)

Ear Conditioning is ´earable on Tuesdays at

Radio Norte 89.4FM, Tacoronte and neighbouring pueblos from 20h30

Sunhole Radio www.sunhole.net from 22h00

On Thursday, tune into Planet Radio www.planetradio.es see link for frequencies within Tenerife.

I´ll be hoisting the record bag over to Txola this MayDay Friday.  If your in the area, venga, la dia es la cumpleaño de mi mujer.