Thundercat – Off Main St.

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Brainfeeder man, bass player Thundercat has dropped a new album, Apocalypse, which is doing it for a lot of people, me included. His tribute to Austin Peralta, keyboard wiz’ and label mate who recently passed away, is as one would expect, delicate and touching, a beautiful thing, as it moves into clockwork like a heartbeat with exploratory fretwork nailing down the sentiment. Not content to hide behind the bass, our man steps to the microphone, passing on messages conveying a faith that is beyond a book.

A documentary series called Off Main St. opens the door on what and who is Thundercat.

Flying Lotus remixes Massive Attack

Could somebody please explain why this didn’t I come out? Or did I miss this living in my safe mid-Atlantic African European home?

I’m talking about Flying Lotus’ remix of Girl I Love You by Massive Attack, featuring the mellifluous voice of Horace Andy.  You will float, powered by a fat kick drum riddim, claps, and whisps of melodic dust and sparkles.

Fact Mag have a piece on seven crucial Flying Lotus remixes.  Good to see they have his turn on King Midas Sound’s ‘Lost’ in there too.
More here, and you’ll find the link to FlyLo’s soundcloud here

It is Flying Lotus’ week innit, with his album, Until The Quiet Comes now out.  It’s a solid work. He’s the don of ‘beat music,’ got his space and mojo working in sync. Good on you sire.

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?

The Gaslamp Killer – Flange Face

Fresh promo arrival in the inbox this afternoon, Flange Face, the new single from The Gaslamp Killer, featuring violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Dread delivered with heavy beats and distortion.

This guy spins tunes the way it supposed to be done, just up my alley, with passion and sincerity.  He feels it!

He is working on an album, and naturally Gonjasufi has contributed vocals to a couple tracks.  More as it happens, meanwhile eat this…

Ear Con96 – Hello Darkness

Ear Con96 – Hello Darkness

This is a bit of a hangover from sets over the last couple weeks, got some jams that just wouldn’t let go.

Morgan Craft / A Cycle of Seven 3 (circle of light)
Omar Faruk Tekbilek / Aksak – Amon Tobin Remix (5 points)
Filastine / Colony Collapse – Squeaky Lobster Remix (post world industries)
The Heavyweights Brass Band / Nueva Orleans (brownswood)
James Blake / Air & Lack Thereof (hemlock)
Scalper / Slanted (scalpermusic)
Hodgy Beats prod. Flying Lotus / Lamented (oddfuture)
Martyn / Hello Darkness (brainfeeder)
Burial / Loner (hyperdub)
The Gaslamp Killer / All Killer – Parts 1-4(finders keepers)

This edition of Ear Conditioning is bouncing out tonight at 22h GMT+1 via Sunhole dot net and on Saturday via The Magic Show, eFM Radio Sarajevo

EarCon93-Suck it Dry

This week’s set is ready to go in about two hours via Sunhole dot net (22h GMT+1).

Featuring the goodness from Bonobo, New Order, Public Image Ltd., Laximikant Pyarelal (from the Bollywood Bloodbath album on Finders Keepers): from Project Mooncircle, in celebration of their 10 years in the game and roughly 100releases, DZA and Gards from KC; Also visitations from Busy, Funkadelic, Samiyam, Flying Lotus, De La Soul, Dream Continuum, and Kuhn, in the hands of Philip D. Kick (who is also part of Dream Continuum, or so I gather.)

More details on the tracklist later on.

As usual you can catch the repeat on Sunhole, weekdays at 11h GMT+1, and on Saturday at 16h CET at eFM

King Midas Sound – Image and Sound

A well put together short introduction film thing for KMS. The sound design is so apt for what they are doing.

New album, Without You, is released in early November, and it features contributions from…check this – dBridge, Kode9 & The Spaceape, Cooly G, Green Gartside aka Scritti Polliti, Mala, Ras G & The African Space Program, Kuedo, Hype Williams, Dabrye, Flying Lotus. Is that enough for ya?

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