IR – Shadow Wars

Cousin It, (which is me and Sav) recently completed a remix for Shadow Wars,  the next installment of political discourse from I.R.
The following video in collaboration with EarthRitual, is based around Deeder Zaman’s contribution, “Us & Us”. Examining one of the broader themes of the song, the genocide that happened to the indigenous people of Brazil and the more recent murder of Pataxo warrior Galdino Jesus Dos Santos.  The video spotlights the activities of activists in diverse places like Brazil and Colombia to bring awareness about the case of Galdino and continuing genocide against indigenous peoples.

Shadow Wars will be released later this month.  See DubReality blog for more information:

Ear Conditioning 11 – Foreign Affairs

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Surprises, don’t you just love ’em?  One of the joys of going to music festivals such as Womad Las Palmas for example, is the unknown.  Who are we going to see?  For the  majority of artists and festival go’ers it will be the first time encountering each other.  Chancing upon Trio Chemirani was a highpoint of going to Womad about three or four years ago.  They played early on the first day, a percussive trio, an Iranian family, a  father and his two sons, playing the zarb, a drum that isn’t technically a drum. Makes sense yes?  As the zarb is played with all ten fingers, this presents melody, as well as rhythm, dope let me tell say.

Been listening to the Gonjasufi album alot since it’s release last week.  Funkadelic, Chic, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Mustafa Ozkent and more  come to mind, and it’s still original get me?  It’s well worth the price of admission.

Last Friday I handed over my contribution to the Galdino 2010 release, which I wrote about in the previous post.  A little bit of tweaking to be done at Tuff Gong, and we are set.  Adrian Sherwood is on the case as well, so it should be a quality package, as well as a damn good cause to publicize.

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry takes on Black Sabbath, then Pempi went an’ dark’d it up with a bass frenzied attack. Eh? yeah, I know.  When I dropped it at Txola last Friday, the one called Jose, was all WTF?! in my face.  Now if we can get some bass-bins in the joint, then there’s gonna be some serious trouble.  The newly-installed town-council enforced dB limiter as a right pain in the ass, so now we are only tickling people with the sound, and dat nah right.

On the subject of bass music, had to dig out Horsepower Productions, some quality pressure if I remember correctly.

The show as usual as it turns and twists, but not enough the throw you off the deep end, which maybe it should do actually.

In that case, I’ll try again next week, so for now….eat this.

Ear Conditioning (Week 11) – Foreign Affairs

  • Palestinian Radio
  • Trio Chemirani – Reng é Rāchel (émouvance)
  • Vilayat Khan – Morning Raga /Jalsaghar The Music Room
  • Portishead – Silence (Island)
  • Zinc – Faster (Bingo/Polydor)
  • Horsepower Productions – Special 131 (Tempa)
  • Maga Bo – Homeboys (Soot)
  • Reso – Channel Pressure (Civil Music)
  • Low Limit – Turf Day (Rush Hour)
  • I.R. featuring Deeder Zaman, Paxato Singers, the ghost,  Zumbi – Galdino 2010 D.WattsRiot Rmx (Indigenous Resistance)
  • Mutamassik – DounDoun (Rough Americana)
  • William S. Burroughs
  • Nochexxx – Smashing Your System featuring Sensational (Werk)
  • Other Weapons – Who You Be [Instrumental]  (Destroy All Concepts)
  • Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Iron Man Dub / Pembi Remix (On-U Sound)
  • S.U.A.D. – Epileptic – Martyn’s Remix (Z Audio)
  • Gonjasufi – Rebirth (Warp)

This transmission will be floating out there via Sunhole Radio from 22h00 GMT  tonight and maybe Radio Norte next week Tuesday at 20h00 GMT.  Sunhole also repeat the program every weekday morning at 11h00.

Update: The above program is now available to listen at your convenience via Pod-O-Matic.

Galdino 2010

Following up on the recent post regarding Galdino de Jesus Santos, a Pataxo Indian who was brutally murdered by elite sons of elite bitches in 1997, the label and activists that is/are Indigenous Resistance are releasing an EP to inform those interested, raise awareness of the situation for Pataxo and other indigenous communities in Brazil and South America in general.

The EP, ‘Galdino 2010’  features contributions from Deeder Zaman, Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound), Skip McDonald (Little Axe), Paxato Singers, Zumbi, Dr. Das, and Brendon Harding (Octave Productions).

‘Galdino 2010’ EP from iTunes at the end of the month.

I’m currently having a ginger tea/blog break, while mixing my contribition at Digital Arena studios.  Manolin is on mix duties, and Arka Medina (ex-Tropico28) on guitar.

More as it happens.

Dub for Galdino – Deeder Zaman – Dub Resistance

The original vocalist for Asian Dub Foundation, Deeder Zaman takes it to the stage tonight in Brazil for a tribute to Galdino de Jesus Santos, an indigenous Patoxo activist who was brutally in Brasilia in 1997.  His murderers  poured petrol over him and set him on fire as he slept.  Being children of the elite, judges and lawyers,  his murderers received a slap on the wrist as punishment.  Brazil ain’t all samba, carnaval, football and sex, it was the last country to abolish slavery, and they still got a large hump to get over in terms of doing right, and making amends for the horrid treatment of people they still consider less than them. Land issues are a bit problem down that way, however Galdino is not forgotten, and nor will his fight for acknowledgement and rights for his people that live in the colour-coded society that is Brazil.

We’ll be posting more regarding Galdino soon.