The Ear Raid

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Mazes to the Motherlode: Brandon Locher

 

I used to fret about making mixtapes, anyone that makes them knows the deal about having to repeatedly start again due to an error committed along the way, such as the volume too high, something turned down, off, a missed cue point, take 56, uff, enough already! I stopped fretting once I remembered it’s supposed to be fun. This selection covers nuff nuff in less than thirty minutes.  Fresh jams from Mutamassik, who came out with her new work Monday past, ‘Symbols Follow’.  It’s heavy heavy, her hardcore roots are not hidden, she is a minor threat indeed.  Last week I had a session on the beach in Santa Cruz, por fin.  Was looking forward to dropping the DRC tune, and it worked like a dream.  A lot of other joints from that session are included here, you are just missing the sand, don’t let that put you off.  Gotta give props to Patrick de Groote who organizes the Sfinks Festival.  It was through that festival I saw Máximo Jimenéz, a Colombian vallenato singer, a singer of the pueblo, of the people, he had to leave Columbia quick quick, to live in exile.  The truth damn near got him killed. Must get an update on his whereabouts.  Right, work to do.  PEace.

Ear Raid

Quincy Jones: Jazz Corner of the World

JJ DOOM: Waterlogged (Lex)

Mutamassik: Ke Nin Kai  (Discrepant)

DRC Music: We come from the Forest feat. Bokatola System

El Mahdy Jr. & Gulls: Disco Maghreb (Boomarmnation)

Rabit: Bloody Eye (Tri Angle)

Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force: Yermande (with Mbene Diatta Seck)

Moderat: Seamonkey (BPitch Control)

Salome de Bahia: Batucada Fantastica (Yellow)

Uproot Andy: El Botellon (Dutty Artz)

Máximo Jimenéz: La Gente de Mongteria (Alegre Cumbion)

DJ Premier: Come With Me Now (Skit)

DigitalDubs feat. Duda Do Boreal: O Cemela Vacilou (Man Recordings)

Kahn: Abattoir (dmz)

The Bug feat. Flowdan: Black Rain (Ninja Tune)

Kubo: Kookoo

KingLMan: 7MWM feat. Kiki Hitomi & Count Dubulah (EarCon)

Death Grips: Government Plates (Third World)

NameBrandSound: Name Brand Ah Murdah  (Big Dada)

RP Boo: 03_02-52-03 (PlanetMu)

El-P: Instrumental No.6 (DefJux)

Vincent Price: Discussing Racism & Religious Prejudice

More on Brandon Locher, who created the image up top

Nasa, not N.A.S.A.

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Spring Cleanin, it’s only now that I have come across this draft of a post that I started….uh, three years ago! 

What don’t you get with mpfreeze?  Information, that’s what.

Spending time gazing over album covers,  checking artwork, info on the producer, studio, singers and players, engineers, catering, dealers, seeing the links to other artists etc.  It’s a great thing.  Which brings me to Nasa.  The name featured on many Def Jux productions, Cannibal Ox, El-P, The Presence, Mr. Lif, to name four. He was the chief engineer for the label from 2000 to 2005.  Been wondering what this cat has been up to, and I was brought up to date.  After leaving Def Jux around 2005, he set up the label, Uncommon Music.

If progressive hip hop is your thing, hit his bandcamp, plenty to settle your nerves there, including his taking on Death Grips, get it for free.

I am not here anymore, because I am there, catching up on what he’s been doing since I initially started this post!

 

 

 

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Ear Con One O O

Ear Con100

What’s in the goodie-bag Mr. Wolf Watts?

More field recordings from India.  We escaped the madness and filth of Delhi, and Daramkhot was the place that received us with calm and serenity.  In McCleodganj is an area that has become a  Tibetan refuge, hence  there is a Buddhist temple there, where I recorded some 60-odd monks performing a mantra.

As far as the music is concerned, got some tunes that I bought in India in preparation for Harjinder and Mafe’s wedding party that I was to spin at.  What does one play at a Punjabi wedding?  ‘A Complete Marriage Album‘ of course.

New fresh beats are fully represented this week, with releases from Poirier collaborator Face-T, who dropped his Tuff Like Stone album earlier this year; Ill Blue with something on Hyperdub; Hot Sugar new album for NinjaTune; StayFresh grimmin’ out with ‘I Hear Ya Don’.  Leading up The Full Retard, the new joint from El-P, we’ve got a couple gems from his former group Company Flow, who incidentally just completed their reunion dates.  Apparently that’s it now for Co-Flow.  We’ll see.

End this current sound fiesta with new remix for Indigenous Resistance.  The original riddim was by Dr. Das, so the remix had to be tuff, hope you like the result.

You’ve got your monies worth for this week, later.

Monks of McCleodganj Buddhist Temple, India / Mantra
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland aka Hype Williams / Sinn Fein (hyperdub)
Thom Torke / Harrowdown Hill – The Bug Remix (xl)
Kalabat & Warrior Queen / Shooting Range (soul jazz)
Artist Unknown / Segue Bezikh – from Choubi choubi – Iraqi pop & folk (sublime frequencies)
Pammi Bai  / Boliyan – from ‘A Complete Marriage Album’ (saregama)
Face-T / Hands Up Deh, feat. Boogat (dep/universal)
Company Flow / Simple (rawkus / def jux)
Company Flow / Lenorcism (rawkus / def jux)
El-P / The Full Retard (def jux / fat possum)
StayFresh / I Hear Ya Don feat. Mayhem (stayfresh music)
Hot Sugar / The Girl Who Stole My Tamagotchi (ninja tune)
Ill Blu / Clapper (hyperdub)
I.R. Collective / Shadow War – Upright People Dem reMix- Cousin It (indigenous resistance)

Available every day this week at 11h GMT+1 via Sunhole, Saturday via eFM / Radio Studenski Sarajevo at 19h00 CET

Ear Con97 / What, you again?

Ear Con97 / What, you again?

This edition of Ear Con will be transmitted at 20hCET via The Magic Show on eFM / Radio Sarajevo, and on Tuesday via Sunhole dot net, and 22h GMT+1. There is plenty in there to sink your teeth into.

Memotone / It’s out there waiting (a future without)
OFWGKTA / Intro
Earl Sweatshirt / Home (oddfuture)
Magnificent Ruffians / Intro
Magnificent Ruffians / Spanglish Conquistatores feat.
Blest One & Dkoldis (magnificentruffians.bandcamp.com)
El-P / The Full Retard (fat possum)
Prince Far I & The Arabs / Mansion of Invention (trojan)
Prince Fatty vs. Hollie Cook in Dub / Shadow Dub (mr.bongos)
Andy Fairly / Segue (on-u sound)
Anenon / Acquiescence (non projects)
Elkat and Moleskin / Hurt – The Elementz Remix (hit & hope)
Mutamassik / Ni itu rekkez
Face-T / What?
Middleswood Sessions / Nowhere in Between (middleswood)
Schlachthofbronx / Juego (disko b)
Filastine / Colony Collapse – Squeaky Lobster remix (post world industries)
Amenta / Stormy Weather (first world)

Ear Con85 – Forced Retirement

Ear Con85 – Forced Retirement

Death awaits you.
We are all going to die.
Before then let us eat the food that landed on the plate this year.
We Smoked Trees with DJ Manny,
Death Gripped your throat, Gonjasufi got The Lows
The theater of the Mind of Finn Peters cast a purple glow while
Congo beat movements from DRC Music Project infected what remained.
A visit from the Danny Drive Thru and the Black Gestapo cleared the way for some Professional Fuckery by the Underachievers.
Bouncy Inner Troubles from Chilean beatmaker fLako broke out while
Loka and DJ Food watched the Tower Falling
He hit her so she left, the green sun rose.
Then there was silence.
Time to die.

It’s not as bad as it seems, really.  Tune in via Sunhole dot net tonight at 22h (London/Tenerife) or on Saturday via eFM / Radio Sarajevo at 16h (CET)

Ear Con58 – Ear Invasion

Ear Con58 – Ear Invasion
This uzi weighs a ton.

Why?

‘Cos within the allotted sixty minutes, for your ears, hearts and minds we present newness from Débruit, Maga Bo, Obba Supa, and Jeremiah Jae. (I’ll post more details about Maga Bo’s new EP within the next couple of days)

Old-time music from Robert Crumb’s collection, that be Paul Specht & His Orchestra.

Good ole dutty funk from Funkadelic.

Reggae vibes from Horace Andy, Barry Brown and Dr. Alimantado.

Plus curveballs from Gaslamp Killer, Black Chow, El-P, Jeremiah Jae, den5hion and Primus

Is that good enough for ya?

Going out via Sunhole Radio 22h GMT tonight and on Saturday 16h-18h CET via The Magic Show at eFM, Sarajevo.

Obba Supa / Arabian Shesha (Chakra Sounds)
Calle 13 / John El Esquizofrenico (den5hion remix)
Katakresis / La Cumbia Malvada
Funkadelic / Red Hot Mamma (Westbound)
Paul Specht & His Orchestra / That’s What I Call Sweet Music
Horace Andy /Talk About Zion (Blood & Fire)
Barry Brown / Natty Roots Man (Blood & Fire)
Dr. Alimantado / Mash It Up  (Blood & Fire)
Black Chow / Danger (Jahtari)
Maga Bo / Ransom – Timeblind Mix (Senseless)
Maga Bo / Gondar (Senseless)
Débruit / Turkish-ish (Civil Music)
RJD2 / Silver Fox (Def Jux)
Jeremiah Jae / Kings Bop (Brainfeeder)
Primus / Los Bastardos (Interscope)
Obba Supa / Yumm Yumms (Chakra Sounds)
DJ Vadim / Terrorist – Gaslamp Computer Killer Remix (Ninja Tune)
El-P / Lab Rat Bravely Escapes Only to Crash Into the Gates (Def Jux/Gold Dust)

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

 

More El-P mpfreeze

If you like yer hip hop with a twist as much as that Egyptian prez  likes his job, get your seemingly regular free El-P tune right here.  After dropping  the beautifully titled ‘Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside of Gates’ a few months back, here’s another one, this time the tune in question is pulled from the WeareallgoingtoburninhellMegamix3 album that surfaced last year. This new version of ‘Time Won’t Tell’ features Los Angeles MC, Nocando…gotta be the same Nocando that is a regular at the Low End Theory, not that I’ve been, but when I check the podcasts, he’s there most of the time, introducing the sessions if I’m not mistaken.

Courtesy of RCLBL and the El’