Hyperdub – Rinse Shows Uploaded

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In celebration of the release of the instrumentals from LV’s 2012 album ‘Sebenza’, the label have neatly pooled together nine of their monthly Rinse FM shows from last year, plus an edit of the ‘Sebenza’ pre-cursor Boomslang for free download.

Full story at Dummy plus links to download that LV tune.

Hyperdub

Fact Magazine’s Angus Finlayson digs deep into what is Hyperdub, the label outta London headed by Steve (Kode 9) Goodman.

Starting in late 2007, the label embarked on a series of releases that would elevate it from a relatively minor player in dubstep to master of its own strange destiny. Quarta 330’s marvellously gauche chiptune remix of ‘9 Samurai’ fired the starting gun, followed by singles from Ikonika, Darkstar, Zomby and of course Kode9 himself. Suddenly, after the greyscale deep-isms of most dubstep, melody was back on the agenda: soured, synthetic, radioactive melody, swaggering, garishly articulated synths that spoke in some foreign tongue, rhythms that stumbled and bounced their way to the edge of dysfunction, lingering there, locked in a perverse game of chicken with the dancing faithful.

Read full article here

Ear Con60 – Black Sun Burnin’


Yesterday the sun was black.  It will be like that for awhile, judging by how timeless ‘Memories of the Future’ the first album by Kode 9 and The Spaceape feels.  It still resonates with the freshness upon the first encounter.  The follow up work, ‘Black Sun’ rose yesterday.  It’s a environment that is not dissimilar to that which was presented via the film ‘Children of Men’ to which Kode9, The Bug, Digital Mystikz contributed music.

Kode 9 interview from Fader Magazine

We deliberately tried to make Spaceape sound like I’ve tuned in to him on some kind of frequency from another place, like he’s transmitting from another location. That location is this fictional world we tried to create, a world after an unknown, unclassified radioactive event. The album takes place in the repercussions of this event and what it’s done to the atmosphere. The album is really about populations dealing with the ecological consequences of this radioactive event. Now, that’s not an attempt to reflect what’s going on in the world. It’s distant in the sense that it’s a fictional world, that  we don’t know where it is and we don’t know when it is. The music evoked a world that we didn’t expect and now we’re just trying to work out what that world is.

Also contributing to the sunburn this week are Badawi, who did the artwork for the ‘Black Sun’ album, Martyn, The Bug, Ryuichi Sakamoto with Youssou N’Dour, Four Tet, Scratch DVA, Vision and the Riddler (thanks for that tip Manjeev), Silkie, The Gaslamp Killer with Gonjasufi on board.  And there are a few more gems in there, finishing of with the closing track from ‘Black Sun’ which features FlyLo.

Transmission tonight via (Black)Sunhole at 22h00 GMT and via eFM Radio Sarajevo on Saturday at 18h00 as part of The Magic Show.

Ear Con 57 – Electronic Waltz

Mix up, mix up.

Jumped all over the Kode9 mix for the Essential program on BBC and the xlr8r give-away that i linked to yesterday.  Extracted the Kode9 produced joints from the forthcoming second album from he and The Spaceape.

Also this week, new material from one of the best loved Canarian bands, Las Ratas.  Known for their rap/rock direct assault, they have upped their game by producing a ‘rock opera’ based in the nearby Western Sahara.  The new work,‘Sahara 1975’ tells a story of friendship and love between two young men who is torn by the exodus of the Spanish after the invasion of Morocco on the Saharan territory, in the historical event that became known as the ‘Green March’.  Flamenco guitars, pianos, violins, subtle electronic touches provide beds for a fine cast of vocalists,  such as Luis Morea, Andrew Mollo, Javier Ruibal, Ivan Mura, Julio Tejera, Alfredo Llanos, Elisa Falcon, Olga German.  This is such a leap I think they have left most bands behind by some serious mileage.  It’s a work of tremendous determination, ten years from initial concept to completion.

Finally, somebody produced some instrumental hoip hop with some cumbia flavour, his name is Katakresis, you can sample his free goodies at his soundcloud page, which is below, here his name is in the playlist. He’s also done a refit with a Mos Def acap’ that was floating around recently.

If you tune in and hear some ‘housy 4×4’ stuff, that’s most probably the African Government tune by Mr. Raoul K. Simple and effective I think.

That’s enough scribbling for now, time to eat, later.

Ear Con57 – Electronic Waltz

  • Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 2 (Rough Americana)
  • Las Ratas / Title unknown (Creativa Canarias)
  • Seiji / Second Nature (Bitasweet)
  • Maga Bo feat. Teba / Abaphantsi  (Soot)
  • Tha Greensella / Represent (CIAfrica)
  • Mr Raoul K / African Government
  • The Dirtbombs / Bug in the Bassbin – Kyle Hall Remix (Scion A/V)
  • Katakresis /La Cumbia  Malvada
  • Junip / Always – Prefuse 73 Remix (City Slang/Mute)
  • Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future)
  • Hodgy Beats/ Laxin featuring Ace Creator (Odd Future)
  • 40 Winks / Sales over soul (Project Mooncircle)
  • Kode9 / Essential Cuts
  • Kode 9 & The Spaceape featuring Cha Cha / Time Patrol Dub (Hyperdub)

 

Tune in via Sunhole tonight 22h00 GMT (repeated weekday mornings at 11h00 GMT)

Saturday via The Magic Show at eFM / Radio Studentski Sarajevo 16h00-18h00 CET

Kode9

One of my favourite cuts from Kode9+The Spaceape’s debut album ‘Memories of the Furture’ is the synth-dagger bounce of ‘Time Patrol’. The production is supa-criss.  Kode9 has just upped the dub version at Xlr8r for you and me.  The only vocals that remain are “Do you wanna see what I see?” from Cha Cha.  Heatin’ up the zone in anticipation of the new album ‘Black Sun’, next month. ‘Memories of the Future’ still gets a good rinsing around these parts, neh sound dated at all.  Kode9 was recently on the Essential BB1 program, check his selection here before the link expires in five days.  Download into your computer proper here.

Previous related post: The Spaceape speaks to Big Shot

Kevin Martin talks The Bug, King Midas Sound, Adrian Sherwood

 

Somebody who is influenced by Crass, Discharge, 23 Skidoo, Killing Joke, Public Image Limited, Joy Division, The Birthday Party, On-U Sound, SunnO))), The Bomb Squad, Kode9, Steely and Clevie and Dave Kelly can’t be that bad can they?

Up now at The Quietus, a freshly brewed interview with the K-Mart.

On ideas for the next Bug album,”….. it’ll be like The Buena Vista Social Club on crack.”

Something to look forward to.

In the meanwhile we’ll have a King Midas remix project and The Bug’s London Zoo in Dub featuring Adrian Sherwood to contend with….life’s shit innit?

Ear Conditioning / Transmission 18 – Flying High

Can’t shake that juvenile feeling of excitement regarding a record release.  Instead of running down to the record shop to get the first copy, it’s turn on the ‘puter and check the inbox.  When ordering the cd or vinyl of the Flying Lotus ‘Cosmogramma’ album via Bleep one gets an mp3 of said album sent out on day of release also.

Did anyone else get an empty file?

The postman dropped the cd at my door before I could say boo to Bleep.

Being born in the sixties, I was captured by the sight of men going into space.  However, btrothers never had a connection with space until George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic and Sun-Ra.  We watched as a few white men went into orbit, walked, played golf, and drove cars on the moon, and collected rocks.  It was George and Sun-Ra that brought space to us, looking at the cosmos, it’s properties and it’s mysteries in the quest.  From Chocolate City to The Mothership Connection.  With Flying Lotus, it’s from Los Angeles to The Comsos. Cosmogramma,  a space beat odyssey .  Searching within to capture some of dreams and possibilities of where one can go, reside, exist, partake of, explore, seek.

Funk.  That’s one of the things that separates Flying Lotus from a lot of those that bite his sound.  He’s got a profound sense of funk that the others miss.  A few numbers on Cosmogramma rides on deep bass drawl of Stephen (Thundercat) Brunner, (Suicidal Tendencies/Eryka Badu/Shafiq Husayn).

Rebekah Raff’s control of the harp provides a a perfect floating companion and guide.  Dorian Concept, Thom Yorke, Ravi Coltrane and Laura Darlington don’t fall asleep at the wheel either.

Ear Conditioning – Transmission 18 Flying High

Sunhole 22h00 GMT

  • Black To Comm / Void
  • African Head Charge / Throw It Away (On-U Sound)
  • Bim Sherman / Slummy Ghetto (On-U Sound)
  • Cornershop / Sounds Super (Beggars Banquet)
  • Mohammed Al Madloul / Unknown Title (Sublime Frequencies)
  • 1 Speed Bike / Taliban Horton Overnight Price Doubling
  • Mistachuck / Tear Down That Wall (SlamJamz)
  • King Midas Sound / Earth A Kill Ya (Hypedub)
  • Gonjasufi / Duet (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Computer Face  (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus featuring Thom Yorke / And The World Laughs At You (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Infinitum – Dimlite˙s Re-finitum (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Pickled! (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Massage Situation (Warp)
  • King Midas Sound / Lost -Heat Wave Ham – Flying Lotus Mix (Hyperdub)
  • Flying Lotus / Shifty (Plug Research)
  • Flying Lotus / Satelllliiiiiteee  (Warp)
  • Andreya Triana / Lost Where I Belong -Flying Lotus Remix Instrumental (Ninja Tune)
  • Radiohead / Reckoner – Flying Lotus Remix
  • Flying Lotus / Unexpected Delights featuring Laura Darlington (Plug Research)