Brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

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I normally take a recorder to capture dj sets, however there is always something falling foul of the correct alignment of the planets: forgetting the press the record button, running out of juice aka batteries when the power cable is too short to reach the socket….there is always a crap reason.  The run of DJ session’s this year has been memorable for more than a minute, from the Las Terasitas beach in Santa Cruz, Mojo Club in Las Palmas, GCMN at Druga Godba Festival in Llubljana, Clandestino Festival, Micromusic TEA, the Keroxen do’s in Tenerife and in Los Jameos del Agua, Womad Fuerteventura and all points inbetween.

Inspired by and for those that turned up throughout the year, and also the people behind the voices or stories and artists contained within.

Ingredients: Guantanamo Stories from Shaker Aamer, recently released from the Yankee enclave in Cuba; political discourse and opinions from Yanis Varoufakis, whose book The Global Minotour has got me wrapped up.  Also some news from Palestine / Occupied Territories via Electronic Intifada. The Arabic discussion before that piece, is taken from a documentary about divorce in Iran.

Regarding the music and sound, contributions from the likes of Batida, Maga Bo, El Mahdy Jr. Kink Gong, The Bug, Kode9, Stereotyp, Tupperwear, Morgan Craft, KingLMan, Kiki Hitomi, Mohammed Al Madloul, Waipoo Petchsuphan, Public Enemy, Stock Hausen & Walkman; MF Doom, SK Simeon, Machinedrum, Oh No, DJ Vadim, Sol Monk, Fun’da’mental, DJ Spinn, Danny Brown, Muslimguaze, Rootsman, 16 Bit vs. Dj Leo, Manolo Viera, Job Ledesma, Mizz Beats, Jeru The Damaja, Nochexxx, Sensational, Walter Gross, theUnderachievers, The Beastie Boys, Audio Two, Gil Scott Heron, Namebrandsound, Source Direct, CDM, and RP Boo. There could be several names missing, hope it doesn’t hurt.

Click here or on the image above to get to it.

First DJ set of 2016 to be announced soon in Madrid come early Feb., with an appearance on RNE.  More as it happens. Hasta pronto.  All the beats, and thanks for tuning in.

PEace.

 

 

 

D.WattsRiot entrevista en Diario de Avisos

 

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Entrevista completa del proyecto KingLMan, entre otras cosas, en Diario de Avisos

Click below if your Spanish is better than mine, or do that Google Translate thang, lord knows I do.

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King Midas Sound – New movements

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King Midas Sound open a new chapter

Vocalist Roger Robinson explains: “We’ve set our sights on where drone melancholy and fuzz blisteringly collide. The sweet voices on Waiting for You have a hint of bitterness now. One journalists who’d seen some of the live material described it as an apocalyptic “My Bloody Valentine in Dub” I think that goes some way to  describe what it’s like.” Read more at Fact

New single Aroo / Funny Love will be released next week.

The Bug in your bassbin – Live shows New Video, New EP

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Kevin Martin pka The Bug is on a serious-as-cancer march. One of the most dedicated producers going, the one I have had the pleasure of having my ears and body destroyed by, is currently getting ready to drop a set at SWSX, as well as few other dates in North America. He is armed with MC’s Miss Red and Daddy Freddy for these live dates. Come late May, his label Ninja Tune will release Filthy, an EP featuring Flowdan, Daddy Freddy, Danny fuckin’ Brown and Kiki Hitomi of King Midas Sound. How’s that for a tenner?  The video below gives you the Flowdan and Daddy Freddy contributions within one clip. Flip it.

King Midas Sound System / The Bug @ Keroxen12

King Midas Sound System

http://vimeo.com/54484465

The Bug
http://vimeo.com/54491877
It was a top night, the crew that built the sound system worked damn hard, basically worked 24hours straight through. We had 10 columns of speakers arranged in a circular fashion….and to think somebody (Kevin) said “One of my monitors isn’t working!”  Well, to be fair, he didn’t say it, he had to shout!

Millions of Thanks to the Keroxen team for having the faith.  We’ll be back
Moments captured by Klallam Digital Works.

The Spaceape – On The Run

I’ve been waiting a long time for this. This, being Xorcism, the album by The Spaceape, yeah, him whose name one is used to seeing with Kode9.  The Spaceape has some new stories to tell, and it is very personal.  So personal that I will leave it to him to share as he will with this new disc. You can read some of his lyrics at his blog which is here. I’ve always felt that his contributions to the albums he did with Kode9 were never really appreciated, he’s vastly underrated in my opinion. But hey, people like Kode9, Martyn, The Bug, Jerry Dammers, Dub Gabriel, call him up, so that’s good enough for me.  This video is the business, shout out to Hiroo Tanaka and Kiki Hitomi