Ear Con67 – Warped Level2

Ear Con67 – Warped Level2 Tons of upcoming new releases this week.  ‘electr*c’ a new compilation from the Brownswood label, featuring fresh beats that reside in the “grey area of dance music”.  I’ve culled Ta-Ku to drop for now…his name stuck out ‘cos I came across him for the first time last week, and it hit me hard, so I was in there, faster than a bullet from a gun when it hit my inbox.

UK rapper Jehst has a new album, so we got two tracks to share from that, ‘Starting Over’ which I have played previously here, and then ‘Two Point Four’, the blissful movements and play of the vocals in the background do the trick.

This man called Finn Peters is on it.  An ep to come through Mantella Records, sparse beats, electronic environmental studies, odd brain samples all in place.

Yo, where is the soul brother? It’s here, via Dego, he of 4Hero, has a new album lined up, so it’s my pleasure to bring some of that to you. Tonight’s contribution features long-time collaborator Bembe Segue.  Fat bass lines, lovely keys, soothing stuff this ya!

For ages I’ve been wondering what ever happened to Dobie, he was a producer based in London, had a release on Howie B’s Pussyfoot label.  I vaguely recall Brownswood doing something, never heard it, no matter, he is back, now with Big Dada, and they got him on the work quick quick with a remix of Wiley’s ‘Numbers’.  Dobie, we await your own fresh beats sir.

The Tribe joint is a tune that wasn’t completed before they split or something, it’s only got Q-Tip’s verse, where was Phife?  Somehow this made out of the studio and onto wax.

One of the first parties I played upon arriving in Tenerife was an event put on by the people behind Colectivo Drone, and that is where I met Tomas aka Postman.  He’s a local beat maker and has a new free ep out via a label that I can’t recall at the moment.  He passed me some of his tunes that comprised his recent set during the recent Magma Festival which took place here a couple months back.

We go out with Starkey, a resident of Killadelphia, with the second tune with the title ‘Sunshine’.  It’s got these ‘ravey’ synths, which I’m not really a fan of, however, it drops into some nasty wobbleque bass isht, and the vocal sounds like it’s sayin’ “Ear Raid”, which I have a strong liking to.

Tune in if ya can, should you wish, tonight at Sunhole dot net at 22h00 GMT+1 (repeated weekdays at 11h GMT+1) and then Saturday at eFM at 16h CET.

NuYorican Soul / Black Gold Of The Sun – 4Hero Remix (Talkin’ Loud)

Ta-Ku / Hey Kids (Brownswood)

Jesht / Two Point Four (YNR)

Finn Peters / Yellow

A Tribe Called Quest / Practice Session

Katakresis / La Cumbia Malvada

Jehst / Starting Over  (YNR)

Dego / Sunshine featuring Bembe Segue & Dave Okamu (2000 Black)

Gonjasufi / Candylane – Bayk’d Remix

Keith LeBlanc / Technology Works-You Drummers Listen (World)

Postman / Friday Night (Nulogic)

Wiley / Numbers – Dobie Crunch Music Remix (Big Dada)

Starkey / Sunshine (Civil Music)

Ear Con63 – Lean Back

A brief note about this weeks episode:

New shit: The Underachievers, hip hop, sampled some classic beats (like Tribe for example) and crissing them up for now. Jehst, more hip hop, this time from the UK, he’s a producer and vocalist, great spring vibe for this tune, appropriately titled ‘Starting Over’. MCR Riddims give us a remix of ‘Hot’ with Ms. Thing riding it proper.  LV, oh, LV, gorgeous vocals over a clipped, tripped up, bass-laden, synth wave, lovers rock fing.  Ramadanman brings the drum and bass fire with Reclaim, taken from a compilation that’s out now via Critical. Benjamin Zephaniah gets together with Jazzsteppa for ‘Stronger’, a sample of the new Jazzsteppa album due out on Studio Rockers next month. The Elementz are a production team from Nottingham, UK.  They’ve done beats for and collaborated with the likes of Lil Wayne, Skinnyman and Starkey, promoting club events, give courses in sound production, and now they’ve added a label called T.E.P.L. to their bag of tricks.

First up on the label is the Bumpa Riddim, guaranteed to send shockwaves through the dance with bad Juju chants and a bass heavy style designed to make you get low!  Conjuring up a dark carnival ambiance, lashed with haunting conga’s, the Bumpa Riddim sets the precedence for the future sound of T.E.P.L.  That paragraph is from the press release, I thought it was apt, so let the words flow.
Dope shit:  The John Barry inspired Timber from Grantby. A favorite to end a session, ‘Appa’ from Badmarsh & Shri.

Going out tonight at 22h00 GMT via Sunhole dot net, and Saturday between 16h-18h via The Magic Show at eFM Radio Sarajevo

Ear Conditioning 63 – Lean Back

The Underachievers / Shit My Mouth Says
Grantby / Timber (Cup of Tea)
Jehst / Starting Over (YNR)
Ghostpoet / Survive It – Quest Remix (Brownswood)
Souleance / Passarinho (First Word)
Katakresis / La Cumbia Maluada
MCR Riddims / Hot featuring Ms. Thing (MCR)
LV / Lean Back (Keysound)
The Underachievers / Life Intermission
Jazzsteppa / Stronger featuring Benjamin Zephaniah (Studio Rockers)
The Elementz / Hotpantz Riddim (T.E.L.P.)
Ramadanman / Reclaim (Critical)
Wareika Hill Sounds / Proverbs of Proverbs (Honest Jons)
Badmarsh & Shri / Appa (Outcaste)

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Ear Con58 – Ear Invasion

Ear Con58 – Ear Invasion
This uzi weighs a ton.


‘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)