Mighty Zulu Nation – LV Remix


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


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.

Hyperdub – Rinse Shows Uploaded


In celebration of the release of the instrumentals from LV’s 2012 album ‘Sebenza’, the label have neatly pooled together nine of their monthly Rinse FM shows from last year, plus an edit of the ‘Sebenza’ pre-cursor Boomslang for free download.

Full story at Dummy plus links to download that LV tune.

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)

Now on Mixcloud