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.

 

 

 

KingLMan feat. Earl 16/The Mighty Zulu Nation LV Remix

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The second release on our label is about to get out there.  I had the pleasure to lock down singer Earl 16 when he came to Tenerife for a show awhile back.  I shot the video while in London a few months back, and Alejandro Oñate put in the time to piece the video together.   This track is backed with a LV remix of a ‘Abantu’  by the Mighty Zulu Nation.  I think it was September 20o1 that we hooked up for the first time, Fun’da’mental toured with this crew, a twelve strong choir from South Africa.  I remember seeing them for the first time, at soundcheck for a show we did at Cargo in London; their voices rose majestically over our beats…my mouth was wide open, but no words would come.

FDM Director of Operations, Aki Nawaz went on to produce an album for them, hence how I got my hands on the acapella. Pleased to finally make this remix public.  For the record, it will be released July 21st, and is available via my bandcamp site, here.  XLR8R review of the original Mighty Zulu Nation album can be read here, Aki did a great job.

The Mighty Zulu Nation album on iTunes

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/94639073″>KingLMan-Vultures&#8217; Bazaar feat. Earl 16</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/earconditioning”>Ear Conditioning</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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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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.