King Midas Sound – New movements

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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.

The Bug in your bassbin – Live shows New Video, New EP

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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.

Tony Thorpe & Si Begg

Globestepping, is a project headed by my good spar Tony Thorpe aka The Moody One Boyz.  Music librarians / publishers Boosey & Hawkes have deep vaults of recordings from all about, and they are getting contemporary producers to twist and bend as they see fit.  Si Begg, (Noodles,  Tresor,Ninja Tune)  joins Tony on lead track ‘Kongotronic’, a rolling UK-bass-meets-funky number with bright synth stabs and distant African vocals. The B-side sees Bobby Friction favourite Nuphlo (Universal, Nasha, High Chai) bring the desert storm to ‘Dusty Path’, and Mixmag “one to watch” Pempi (Studio Rockers, On U Sound) puts a zen flavour on ‘Chai Garden’

Amon Tobin ‘ISAM’

Re-drawing and blurring the lines between psychedelia and sci-fi, between art and entertainment, between sound design and melody, ‘ISAM’ is Amon Tobin‘s new isht.  Plenty formats to choose from,  special artworked CD package, double vinyl, mp3, 24-bit WAV.  I was hoping for an 8-track version myself.

Catch him on tour should you be  in the vicinity of London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Montreal, Brussels or Paris in early June.

Kevin Martin talks The Bug, King Midas Sound, Adrian Sherwood

 

Somebody who is influenced by Crass, Discharge, 23 Skidoo, Killing Joke, Public Image Limited, Joy Division, The Birthday Party, On-U Sound, SunnO))), The Bomb Squad, Kode9, Steely and Clevie and Dave Kelly can’t be that bad can they?

Up now at The Quietus, a freshly brewed interview with the K-Mart.

On ideas for the next Bug album,”….. it’ll be like The Buena Vista Social Club on crack.”

Something to look forward to.

In the meanwhile we’ll have a King Midas remix project and The Bug’s London Zoo in Dub featuring Adrian Sherwood to contend with….life’s shit innit?

Ninja Tune – A documusical

Ninja Tune have revamped their website, put out tons of music this year, the twentieth year of their existence. A documentary of the gathering at a car park in London on a dreary night, goes inside where the sun was shining.

Appearances from The Bug, Kid Koala, DJ Food, Coldcut, Roots Manuva, Daedelus and more

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

Teebs

Fuck you Gaslamp Killer.

Think your bad huh?  (You are actually, but let’s pretend I don’t think so)

There’s a track on your mix cd  ‘Hell And The Lake Of Fire Are Waiting For YOU!‘, that has captured my fullest of attention, and as you recall, you purposely did not include a tracklisting.  Hence for two years I’ve been wracking my brain wanting to know who did what, what more they got.  Well that agony is over motherfucker.

You see, there is somebody  that I don’t annoy, they likes me, hence the promo of the upcoming Brainfeeder release by Teebs bum rushed my inbox.   Brainfeeder, yeah Flying Lotus’  label, you may know of them, anyway, now I know, that unknown track that you taunted me with is on it.

Why Like This?‘ kicks off the three track single occupying the state of bliss, riding your heart via a steady thump of a beat, rising synths, sampled coins adding a silver tinge or hue, distant voices calling out in the keyboard fog.

The press release is  gracefully  appropriate, devoid of BS….As a creator of vibrant, ethereal forms in soft focus, “Why Like This?” is the tonal counterpart to the hazy alternate world conjured up in Teebs’ visual forms – A field recording from Heaven. “Arthur’s Birds” meanwhile, is a dreamlike soundscape, full of effulgent ambience in reversed sequence – the rewinding of a distant memory.

‘Arthur’s Birds’ is special, once again a thumping mighty ounce bounce of a beat and gorgeous instrumentation following the gravitational pull of a distant entity.

In shops 1 November

Hey Gaslamp, I read your not as much as an asshole as you used to be, good, your learning from our mistakes.