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.
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
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.
Could somebody please explain why this didn’t I come out? Or did I miss this living in my safe mid-Atlantic African European home?
I’m talking about Flying Lotus’ remix of Girl I Love You by Massive Attack, featuring the mellifluous voice of Horace Andy. You will float, powered by a fat kick drum riddim, claps, and whisps of melodic dust and sparkles.
Fact Mag have a piece on seven crucial Flying Lotus remixes. Good to see they have his turn on King Midas Sound’s ‘Lost’ in there too.
More here, and you’ll find the link to FlyLo’s soundcloud here
It is Flying Lotus’ week innit, with his album, Until The Quiet Comes now out. It’s a solid work. He’s the don of ‘beat music,’ got his space and mojo working in sync. Good on you sire.
Fact Mag look at the area of remix albums. Not the easiest thing to do, many have failed.
Got some of my fav’ joints in there as well as one that have to be sought out, purchased and embraced.
May have to pass on the Pet Shop Boys one though.
Check out the feature at Fact
Shigeto / Lineage (ghostly)
Deco Child / Nocturne – Crewdson Remix (ninjatune)
Young Montana? / Repetition (alpha pup)
Blackstar / You Already Knew (blackstarhub)
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program / Lisa Bonet (ramp)
Onra / New Dynasty (allcity)
Onra / The Arrival (allcity)
Muta / Sleepshop (king deluxe)
Martyn feat. The Spaceape / Love and Machines (Brainfeeder)
Martyn / Popgun (Brainfeeder)
Thavius Beck / Thavihaus (mush)
Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer / Reannounce (ecm)
The Elements / Bumpa Riddim
Sepalcure / See Me Tell Me (hotflush)
Postman / Perfect Beat is Killing You (Postman)
Machinedrum / Door(s) (planet mu)
King Midas Sound / Cool Out – Ras G rework (hyperdub)
Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 9 (rough americana)
Broadcast tonight via Sunhole at 22h GMT+1 and Saturday 16h CET via eFM / Radio Sarajevo
Ear Con75 – 18 Tons
Sorry I’m so brief this week, I’m bouncing to Eolica in a few hours time. I finally got my ear mittens around some Footwork, for those that are genre hungry. Next month the label Planet Mu drop an ep from the Ghettotechnitianz, six tracks based in house but branching out into the future with reversed acid basslines and offkey quirky shit, well that’s what got me. DJ Earl and DJ Manny represent.
October also sees the release of the revoiced, re-rubbed version of the King Midas Sound album, Without You. It’s got contributions from Green Gartside, Cooly G, dBridge, Kode9 & The Spaceape, Mala, Kuedo, Ras G, Flying Lotus and more….time to catch breath.
More newness comes from Fatima riding a Floating Points production, The Moody Boyz, with an Oriental sounding production…you been digging in some crates Tony?
Dub1 / Boxing Dubplate
Burial / Dog Shelter – Essay’s Old Edit
King Midas Sound / Lost – Heat Wave Ham Flying Lotus Remix (hyperdub)
Fatima / Mind (eglo)
The Underachievers / Brian Chase
Long Arm feat. Technical Development / Organic (project mooncircle)
The Moody Boyz / Untitled
Dolomites / In Mid-Flight (if the kids)
Katakresis / La Cumbia Malvada
Shafiq / DNA -Splice Mix 3 (all city)
DJ Earl / Enlightenment (planet mu)
DJ Manny / All I Do (Smoke Trees) (planet mu)
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program / Alkebulan (brainfeeder)
Cutty Ranks / Who Seh Mi Dun (priority)
Calle 13 / John El Esquizoprenico – Den5hion Remix
Kalabat feat. Warrior Queen / Shooting Range (soul jazz)
Death Grips / Known For It (thirdworlds)
Danny Drive Thru / Black Gestapo (project mooncircle)
This edition of Ear Conditioning travels the airwaves 10 Sept. via eFM at 16h CET and on Tuesday 13 Sept. via Sunhole at 22h00 London/Tenerife time.
Kuedo remixes ‘Goodbye Girl’ for the version excursion that is ‘Without You’, new takes on the ‘Waiting For You’ album. Hyperdub will be releasing soon, first this single backed with remix by Mala comes out next month.
First gig the video:
The Bug Man took some time out from the studio and touring to have a holiday. Where better to come than here?
K-Mart is definitely one of the hard working and most committed people I have ever had the luck to to come across. I heard plenty of new and old crackers this week. Some of that new Bug stuff, which he will drop on us in due time. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the King Midas Sound remix album, It’s a remix album with a difference, that’s all I’m sayin’.
This week’s set put together by sharing time and tuneage like when we both lived in BabyLonDonZooLand. Could not fit everything in 60minutes, part three will come soon, dig this for now.
Going out tonight via sunhole dot net at 22hGMT and eFM on Saturday at 16h CET, as part of The Magic Show.
Ear Con68 / Bug + Wattage Ear Raid 2
Ezekiel Honig / Distant Breakfast Highway
Clouds / Lots Of Calls From No One (Deep Medi )
Echologist / The Mercy Beat feat. The Spaceape (Resopal Red)
Ricardo Villalobos / Unflug
Ding Dong / Bad Man Forward – The Bug Remix feat. FlowDan (Greensleeves)
Lee Scratch Perry / Blackboard Jungle (Studio One)
Samiyam / Taco Delay (Brainfeeder)
Earl Sweatshirt / Earl (Odd Future)
The Beastie Boys / Make Some Noise – Bug Remix (Capitol/EMI)
King Abid / Yezzi Mil Viss (Also Records)
Obba Supa / Arabic Shisha (Word is Bond)
DOOM / Gazillion Ear – Thom Yorke Remix (Lex)
MachineDrum / TMPL
Kode9 and The Spaceape / Green Moon (Hyperdub)
Stray / Break Your Legs (Brownswood)
Shackleton / Death Dub – King Midas Sound Remix (Honest Jons)
Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 11 (Roughamericana)