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