Ear Conditioning – Transmission 19.01.2010

Yesterday, Lamin of the Dutty Artz crew informed me that he’s got his latest mix “a series of emotions” within a thirty minute plus capsule, posted up on the DA site.  Subsequently we exchanged a few emails about the tracklist and more.  We have a shared liking of Shlohmo, a lanky nineteen year-old producer from out Cali way. His’ Tomato Squeeze’ comes in after the ten minute contribution from the second volume of Manouâat Amazighia, which I picked up in Agadir last July during the Timitar Festival.
Leading up to the release of their Hegioland album, Massive Attack come with another remix from an album track, this time She is Danger tackle ‘Girl I’m in Love’ featuring Horace Andy.  I’m finding this remix a bit more to my liking than the previous one’s associated with this album.  Looking forward to the Flying Lotus and Burial ones that are due.
Continuing on the beat tip, we’ve got Onra, Ras G, Busy, Paul White, J. Dilla, Mustang, and Dorian Concept.  Mustang is one of the aliases of Alex Attias, who I believe has moved back to his native Switzerland after years in London.  Part of the ‘broken beat’ scene with New Sector Movements, 4Hero/2000 Black, Domu, Bugz in the Attic, which in turn were all centered around the record distributor, (the name of which I can’t remember).  I heard his Purple Moon track on the Coldcut/Solid Steel show that used to run on London’s BBC station.  The next day or so, I went around to the distributor, which was around the corner from the Virgin office where I worked, Alex was there, and he gave me his last remaining white label.  Top geezer!
Mutamassik, returns with another cut from last year’s Commo EP.  That and Dr. No’s Ethiopium have been on heavy heavy rotation here this week.
Delve into the links, and enjoy the beats.
Tune in at the usual spot, Sunhole Radio tonight at 22h00
  • Taslit-Laârbi Ihihi from Manouâat Amazighia Vol. 2
  • Shlohmo – Tomato Squeeze
  • J. Dilla featuring Phat Kat (Rapster)
  • Portishead – Silence (Island)
  • Onra – Apocalypse Now
  • Mutamassik – Commo the Rag (Run Riot)
  • Blue Daisy – Wolf  (Black Acre)
  • Paul White – Ultra Violet (One Handed Music)
  • King Midas Sound – Outer Space (Hyperdub)
  • Ras G – 1derful Beings
  • Bim Sherman – What Sweet Yo So
  • Mustang – Purple Moon
  • Massive Attack – Girl I Love You / She is Danger Remix (Virgin)
  • Busy – Ecleptic Armilla (Beat Dimensions Vol.2)
  • Dorian Concept – Fort Teen

Hope fading fast…

Over at Dutty Artz they have a recent post with the above picture, so I checked the link to The World’s Got Problems, and the T-shirt represents how Obama has continued practices of his predecessor….ouch!

  • consolidates a multi-tiered “state always wins” system of justice
  • continues to assert a radical version of the “state secrets” privelidge
  • nominates a pesticide pushing lobbyist to a top agriculture post, breaking once again his campaign promise not to hire lobbyists
  • nominates Bush’s final spokesliar, Dana Perino, to the Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • breaks his promise to close Guantanamo prison within a year, even as people long known to be innocent still languish there – not to mention an expasion of that other Guantanamo at Bagram Air Base
  • protects torturers from accountability
  • and contemplates a massive escalation in Afghanistan

Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape

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The release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi sure has kicked off a political stink.  All the fuss being made, chah!

The USA has forgotten that it’s a primarily ‘Christian’ nation, and therefore should forgive and move on.  Yeah, I know, I’m dreaming.

The US families of the Pan-Am victims are somewhat pissed, however it’s strange that the majority of the British victims are looking through a completely different set of glasses, and feel that something in the case against al-Megrahi stinks.

As you may recall, originally, the perpetrators of the bombing were thought to be of Palestinian origin, and the bombing was retaliation for the US shooting down an Iranian airliner, that took place six months prior to the Lockerbie incident. All 209  pepople on-board were killed instantly after being hit by two sea to air missiles.  The crew of the US Navy ship that targetted the Iranian airliner were rewarded with medals upon their return home.

al-Megrahi has been returned to Libya on ‘compassionate grounds’ and was welcomed home by a couple thousand people.  He didn’t get a medal, and he’ll most probably be dead by the years end.

The USA, for it’s survival it evades and is resistance to justice, escaping moral servitude.
Sometimes you have to take it even though it hurts. Sure you don’t like the taste, but that’s what happens when you fuck with people. It’s called blowback.

And now sports:

Ooh, did ya see the news that Flying Lotus is on the way to completing his new album for 2010 release? He’s also done a remix for Shafiq of Sa Ra. I dropped some of his tunes in last weeks program, you may recall should you be tuned in to what goes on in these parts.

Also due for release between now and then is the debut long player from King Midas Sound. An email exchange with the King Bug-man, Mr. Martian held information that he has just mastered the album over the previous two days.

Exciting times ahead indeed, keep those ears pinned back and on the ready.

Back to now, also lined up for travelling the high-speed cables, fibre-optics and FM airwaves, is some of that old time, new release material from Jahdan Blackamore, produced by DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadatek.  Yes, them two responsible with a few more co-horts for what is known as Dutty Arts.  The dubplate skit is tops, “What’s name of your sound?”  asks Jahdan, in reponse to the question if he voices dub-plates.  Man sound called, Moonrakerinternationalsuperficalifimarshalnopartialsoundsystemcentipedecoxmanboozemandrunkard.

Jahdan and Matt Shadetek also make an appearance in the mix from Spoek / H.I.V.I.P.  Spoek’s been a vry busy man this year, churning out mixes and productions at quite a feverish rate.  Shame on me.

After  remixing Amy Swinehouse, Bloc Party, Roots Manuva, Prince Fatty and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry  (did I miss anybody Tony?) The Moody Boys return to their own material with Freedom Dub.

Also returning to the fray are Breakestra.  Their new album will surface next month methinks.

As mentioned in last Friday’s post, The Sandinista Project was made available as a good quality download for the first time.  The Lothars version of The Call Up is on it’s own. Like the Kode9 and The Spaceape reworking of  ‘Sign of the Times’ , the only reference to the original is the lyrics, the music totally original, and so is the vocal delivery, which rides on a skanky hopping kind of rollercoaster theramin rhythm.

There you have it, plenty to get your ears around for this week.

As usual, Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at the following locations and times:

Sunhole Radio – Tuesday 22h00 GMT  (Repeated weekday mornings 11h00)

Planet Radio – Thursday 23h00 GMT

Radio Norte – Uh, they’ve gone on holiday, so forget them for the time being.

Ear Conditioning / Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape Program

Ras G + The African Space Program – Behind the sun (Brainfeeder)

Breakestra featuring Chali 2Na – S’posed to be  (Strut)

Onra – Live from Hue (Bo Bun)

Jahdan Blackamore  – Dubplate for Moonshine (Dutty Artz)

Jahdan Blackamore – Like This  (Dutty Artz)

The Moody Boyz – Freedom Dub (Studio Rockers)

Famille Bou Bess vs. Flying Lotus – Melt the place.

Spoek Mathambo – H.I.V.I.P. Unied States of Ayobaness Mix

  • Spoek Mathambo & So Called Friend – Fever (Hostage Remix)
  • Crazy Couzinz – Bongo Jam  –  (Bokbok  & L-VIS1990 REFIX)
  • Alcapoem – Akuse
  • Sunship feat. Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Solid Groove Remix)
  • Matt Shadatek – Wonton Garden
  • Spoek Mathambo, Jahdan Blackamore & 77 Klash  – Dem no Like It
  • La Roux – Bulletproof (Foamo REmix)
  • Foamo – Wardance
  • Lyki Li (BURAKA SOM SISTEMA) – Dance, Dance, Dance
  • Kasi House Mafia  – Bitch Made
  • DJ What What – Dreams
  • Red The Homeless GFunk Beatbox – I’ma tell your mama on you

Oleg Kostrow – Do0-Little Love

The Lothars – The Call Up (Sandinista Project)

Radiohead – These are my twisted words (Dead Air Space)

Flying Lotus – Auntie’s Harp  /  Rebekah Raff Remix (Warp)

(Warp)

Heavy Sick & The Bogota MixTape

It’s been a busy few weeks with stops at many airports, transferring from one plane to another, then repeating the process a bit too much, although, yes I am grateful that promoters have the faith and requested some Ear Conditioning via dj sets and the Fun-da-mental live thang.  

Conveniently, with  all this coming and going, a couple fresh arrivals in the inbox and conventional mail-box.  It gives me a chane to get a breather.   Mixes from Dutty Artz bass loving conspirator Taliesin, who is currently in the midst of a European tour, and a mix from the DJ Rodrigo and folks at Indigenous Resistance, who are no strangers to Ear Conditioning listeners if you’ve been following the program for awhile.  Shout out to  Ghetto Bazaar blog in Hungary, who are spreading the joy of  bass an’ trouble, treble where they reside, here, in the internet kingdom.

Taliesin-cover

  • El Gunicho- Antillas
  • Dev79 – Live n Die 4 tha Street Bass
  • Schlachthofbronx – Too High Feat Slush Puppy Kids
  • Octa Push – Kolokani
  • Timberlee – Gunny Gunny (Schlachthofbronx RMX)
  • The Brick Bandits- The Chase
  • Movado – Inna Di Carback
  • Movado – So Special (DJ Yonny Baltimore ClubRMX)
  • Rod Lee – Let Me See What You Workin With (Rustie RMX)
  • The Dream – Let me See The Booty
  • Pirate Sound System – Rush Around
  • Villa Diamante – Daleduro vs Lady Tigra
  • Eymnd – It’s Hot Down Here
  • Buraka Som Sistema – IC19 (NGUZUNGUZU RMX)

 

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A musical journey through various musical styles and with the participation of indigenous performers from various parts of the world. You will hear people like Assatta Shakur,Micheal Franti, Augustus Pablo, Mikey Dread, Mad Mike, Underground Resistance ,Soy Sos, Christiane D,Tohununo, Saevo, Dr Das, Ramjac, Tapedave, Jimmy Dick, The Ghost, Freshmint and Benjamin Zephaniah among many others.  Check the above link for details on how to cop the whole mix tape via iTunes and other digital music outlets.

This week’s program, goes on via the following stations:

  • Tuesday 20h30 (GMT) / Saturday 22h00 Radio Norte, 89.4 FM Tenerife  [Note:  The program goes out a week later at this station]
  • Tuesday 22h00 (GMT) Sunhole Radio  (and repeated weekday mornings at 11h00)
  • Thursday 23h00 (GMT) Planet Radio