Plenty in the pot tonight, starting with Vilayat Khan from the Film India album that he shares with Ravi Shankar.
More from Shafiq Husayn, Paul White, Dr. No’s Ethiopium, a new joint from Dub Gabriel with U-Roy; Massive Attack with longtime collaborator Horace Andy; Rap newness from Profisee and Emprom; Bottom end movers from Cessa, who I don’t think bother a myspace page/website, they just throw their energy into their music; Some old joints from the 1983 album of Flying Lotus, one featuring the suave vocals of Laura Darlington aka Mrs. Daedelus, who will be on his new album due in a few months…..uh, got word today of a full album to come from Manusa, who are part of CIAfrica. Word via the keyboard/screen is that DJ/rupture is working on a mixtape for them too. In the meanwhile soak up the Manusa tune here, or download the CIAfrica History 3 via the above link.
Hyperdub kick of the new decade in fifth gear, courtesy of DVA, and the link strengthens with Zomby having a go at Martyn’s ‘Hear Me’.
My man Scalper has a new website up and running to check it for the goods, click up dis.
For the program, tune in via Sunhole, tonight at 22h00, or if next week suites you better sir, go to Radio Norte, which are one week behind in terms of transmitting the program, meaning you can catch last weeks program tonight at 21h00.
Until next time, PEace.
Vilayat Khan – Fire Dance (Él Records)
Shafiq Husayn – Intro_ Electra (Rapster)
Shafiq Husayn – All Dead (Rapster)
Paul White – An illusion interlude (One Handed Music)
Paul White – Dream State /Dam Tales (One Handed Music)
Manusa – Combinasions (CIAfrica)
Muslimgauze vs. Rootsman – Mecca
Dr. No’s Ethiopium – Excalibur (Stones Throw)
Dr. No’s Ethiopium – Butta (Stones Throw)
Dub Gabriel featuring U-Roy – Luv ‘n Liv (Destroy All Concepts)
Massive Attack featuring Horace Andy – Girl I Love You / She is Danger remix (Virgin)
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.
With this weekend’s Cuentacuentos storytelling event in Los Silos in mind, (where I’ll be supplying some sounds on Friday night en el Patio Exconvento San Sebastian a las 23h) I’ve got some African Head Charge, Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor, and field recordings from Chris Watson and La Casa de Africa lined up. Also stepping up to shine are Portishead, Floating Points (electronica), Scalper (NZ hip hop), John Baker of the BBC Sound Workshop, Taslit-Laârbi Ihihi (Amazigh), Mohsen Sharifian (Iran or Armenian, much google), Samiyam (Brainfeeder), a couple minutes from the Paul White album , Sounds from the Skylight, the spacious electronica of Porcelain by ASC , Mike Slott, and more from the new King Midas Sound album.
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