D.WattsRiot entrevista en Diario de Avisos

 

Blah blah blah en español.

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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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KingLMan: Vultures´ Bazaar feat. Earl 16 – Video Testing Testing One Two

As a label, this is our first thing.

Big thanks to Earl 16,  Javier Afonso for his creative ills, Rubén ´Liquid´Fernandéz for the bends and aerodynamics, Richard at Espacio Cultural El Tanque, Pura, Harjinder, The Queen, Lazaro Wheels.

Mighty Zulu Nation – LV Remix

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As I have mentioned previously, the first record on our label is out soon. Earl 16 is doing the vocals for KingLMan.
Fact Magazine are hosting an exclusive online listening session of the flipside, LV‘s remix of ‘Abantu’ by The Mighty Zulu Nation.

Artwork by Mo Schwiransky.

More as it happens.

Ear Conditioning Label news

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We are releasing a record, as in a vinyl record, we must be mad.

No, we´re just passionate about something.

The first record features King L Man, with Earl 16 singing.

The song is called ¨Vultures´Bazaar¨

King L Man is juvenile in name, but not in manner.

It´s my molotov cocktail.

The flip-side has LV remixing ‘Abantu’ by The Mighty Zulu Nation.

Abantu is the title of their album that Aki Nawaz of Fun-da-mental produced in 2004.

The first record will be released end of next month, via Nation Records

We are preparing to release an album by Socos Dúo, they play chello and marimba

We hope to avoid the crevice of being pigeonholed, don´t like pigeons.

Grenouille are in the final stages of recording their album too.

We are amp´d.

More as it happens.

Grenouille

The man behind Grenouille, Javier Afonso is a creative force of gigantic proportions. I don’t say that lightly.He was the one that brought to reality the ‘Arando’ video for my King L Man project, which he did on a zero budget, but with 1,000,000€ worth of dedication and commitment. Music, photography, imagery, poetry, video, nothing seems to be beyond his grasp. The music is heart-felt and passionate, intriguing and moving.  It’s gotta be with a band consisting of Laura Escuela playing piano & celesta, Mónica Viñoly on violin and vocals, Juan Luis Pérez delicately touching the drums supporting the accordian, musical saw, guitar and voice of Javi.  Synchronized video images ranging from 1920’s era cartoons to the surreal and contemporary add layers of depth.  Their penultimate song at Keroxen last Thursday managed to stay on coarse despite rousing applause from the audience half way through the number.  It was a sight to behold.

More  Grenouille

Photos: David Perreko

Ear Con 41 – Ears for Vision

 

John Baker, your work, groundbreaking, thank you.

Oh No, man that Dr. No’s Ethiopium has been a great companion this year.

Vijaya, how much can you put into one song?

Prince Far I, what a talent taken away in his prime by senseless violence.

Creation Rebel and Adrian Sherwood, ahead, way ahead.

DJ Shadow:  Great programming and outlook, love the way he placed this 12″ in unknown locations at record shops in Eastern Europe, go seek.

Babylon Residence: “Can you play some African stuff?”  I drop this.

Public Enemy: What can I add?

Tebbs:  Skywalking the clouds

Niobe: Gorgeously silky

Ear Conditioning 41 – Ears for Vision: Will be in the outernet 22h00 (GMT+1 tonight) via Sunhole dot net, repeated weekdays at 11h, and as part of the Magic Show on Sarajevo’s eFM on Friday from 18h00 (CET+1)

John Baker / Vendetta – Ice Cream Man (Trunk)
Vijaya Anand/ Aase Hechchagide Desire Soars Up High) (Luaka Bop)
Oh No / Butta (Stones Throw)
Oh No / All My (Stones Throw)
King L Man / Untitled Tribe (Ear Con)
Prince Far I / Mansions of Invention (Pressure Sounds/On-U Sounds)
Creation Rebel / Space Movements Part1 (On-U Sound)
Tikiman / Never Tell You (Rhythm & Sound)
J. Dilla & Black Thought / Reality Check (Stones Throw)
DJ Shadow / Def Surrounds Us (Island)
Teebs / Why Like This (Brainfeeder)
Anti Pop Consortium / Volcano – Four Tet Remix (Ninja Tune)
Gaslamp Killer / Carpool Dummy (Brainfeeder)
El-P / Meanstreak (In 3 Parts) (Def Jux/Gold Dust)
Public Enemy / Too Much Posse (Def Jam)
Babylon Residence / Epikstar Riddim (Dutty Artz)
Niobe / Ghost Wharf Quartet

King L Man – Arando video

Javi ‘Grenouille‘ Afonso hizo un video para el tema, Arando.
King L Man es el nombre de un proyecto mio.
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The music contains some traditional Canarian folk music, and the main vocals is a farmer speaking to his animals as he ploughs. I’ve he been told the words are a metaphor for something to do with his boner, but I think somebody was just taking advantage of my lack of Spanish.

Javi Afonso made the video using tons of free software and loads of time, and I mean loads, the attention to detail is way beyond what I expected.  Much thanks Javi, you are a genius.