Ear Con 60 – Purple Moon

This weeks sixty minutes of thang holds the following in it’s mouth, Diplo remixing Travis Barker, Daedelus remixed by Sepalcure, Citymouth, more from the man of the moment, Tyler The Creator, getting worked over by J.Pants. One of my favorite records of the last 10 years is Charlie Watts, yes he of the Rolling Stones, in collaboration with Jim Keltner.  The songs on their album are named after influential drummers and percussionists.  I’m going with Airto for this week.

Last Friday, DJ Floro dropped a set at Txola, bliss, great selection across the board.  He also blessed me with volumes two and three in his Republica Afrobeat series.

Kode9’s set on the Essential Mix from a few weeks back had me looking in my broken beat section, so and i have to give Mustang’s ‘Purple Moon’ a spin, frenetic drum programming at it’s best.

Tune in tonight at 22h GMT via Sunhole dot net, or Saturday via eFM Radio Sarajevo at 18h00 CET

Gotta run

Quantic / En Focus featuring Trinidad from Republica Afrobeat Vol.2 (Love Monk)
Al Green / Love Ritual – Bwana Mix from Republica Afrobeat Vol.2(Love Monk)
Travis Barker / Can a Drummer Get Some – Diplo Remix
SECT featuring Ben Westbeech / In The Park (!K7)
Rhythm and Sound featuring The Chosen Brothers / Mash Down Babylon (Burial Mix)
Citymouth / Holodecker (Dropping Gems)
Charlie Watts  Jim Keltner Project / Airto – remixed by Modaji (Higher Octave/Virgin)
Mustang / Purple Moon (2000 Black)
Mike G / Forest Green (Odd Future)
Daedelus / Tailor Made – Sepalcura Remix (Ninja Tune)
Jazzsteppa / Raising The Bar featuring The Foreign Beggars (Studio Rockers)
MF Doom / Vomit – 3.33 Remix
Prince Far I / Final Chapter (Daddy Kool)

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Ear Conditioning – Transmission 19.01.2010

Yesterday, Lamin of the Dutty Artz crew informed me that he’s got his latest mix “a series of emotions” within a thirty minute plus capsule, posted up on the DA site.  Subsequently we exchanged a few emails about the tracklist and more.  We have a shared liking of Shlohmo, a lanky nineteen year-old producer from out Cali way. His’ Tomato Squeeze’ comes in after the ten minute contribution from the second volume of Manouâat Amazighia, which I picked up in Agadir last July during the Timitar Festival.
Leading up to the release of their Hegioland album, Massive Attack come with another remix from an album track, this time She is Danger tackle ‘Girl I’m in Love’ featuring Horace Andy.  I’m finding this remix a bit more to my liking than the previous one’s associated with this album.  Looking forward to the Flying Lotus and Burial ones that are due.
Continuing on the beat tip, we’ve got Onra, Ras G, Busy, Paul White, J. Dilla, Mustang, and Dorian Concept.  Mustang is one of the aliases of Alex Attias, who I believe has moved back to his native Switzerland after years in London.  Part of the ‘broken beat’ scene with New Sector Movements, 4Hero/2000 Black, Domu, Bugz in the Attic, which in turn were all centered around the record distributor, (the name of which I can’t remember).  I heard his Purple Moon track on the Coldcut/Solid Steel show that used to run on London’s BBC station.  The next day or so, I went around to the distributor, which was around the corner from the Virgin office where I worked, Alex was there, and he gave me his last remaining white label.  Top geezer!
Mutamassik, returns with another cut from last year’s Commo EP.  That and Dr. No’s Ethiopium have been on heavy heavy rotation here this week.
Delve into the links, and enjoy the beats.
Tune in at the usual spot, Sunhole Radio tonight at 22h00
  • Taslit-Laârbi Ihihi from Manouâat Amazighia Vol. 2
  • Shlohmo – Tomato Squeeze
  • J. Dilla featuring Phat Kat (Rapster)
  • Portishead – Silence (Island)
  • Onra – Apocalypse Now
  • Mutamassik – Commo the Rag (Run Riot)
  • Blue Daisy – Wolf  (Black Acre)
  • Paul White – Ultra Violet (One Handed Music)
  • King Midas Sound – Outer Space (Hyperdub)
  • Ras G – 1derful Beings
  • Bim Sherman – What Sweet Yo So
  • Mustang – Purple Moon
  • Massive Attack – Girl I Love You / She is Danger Remix (Virgin)
  • Busy – Ecleptic Armilla (Beat Dimensions Vol.2)
  • Dorian Concept – Fort Teen