Ear Conditioning – Transmission 8 / Living in Small Spaces

Ear Conditioning / Living in Small Places

Gotta be brief, the potaje (Canarian stew) is on the stove, and I’m salivating like Pavlov’s Dog.

Check out Debruit.  The monies from his Spatio Temporel EP are being donated to Haiti Relief.  The beats are good too!

When lining up the program for this week, I took the Faust CD of the shelf, put it in the thing, and pressed play.  When the sound came out the speakers I thought I had put in a Flying Lotus track that I’d never heard of by mistake.

The Playgroup contribution is the original Playgroup, not the Trevor Jackson Playgroup, but the Playgroup that was made up of Adrian Sherwood, Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, Bruce Smith, George Oban and Style Scott.

iTunes think that people that buy the Gazzillion Ear EP by Doom will be offended by the word ‘whore’ so it appears as Green W**** Net when you purchase it from the site.

Fujako is fucked up and so is Dälek.

Leroy Young, The Grandmaster is not, but what he talks about is, at times.

  • Doudou N’daiye Rose – Saber Saf Sap (Virgin France)
  • Filastine – Discontinuities  / Cardopusher remix of Singularities (Post World Industries)
  • Ras G + The Afrikan Space Program – Veggie Burrito  (Brainfeeder)
  • Faust – Just A Second (Virgin)
  • Doom – Gazzilion Ear / Dave Sitek & Jneiro Jarel Remix (Lex)
  • Doom – The Green Whore Net (Lex)
  • Samiyam – Moon Shoes (Hyperdub)
  • Playgroup – Squeek Squawk (On-U Sound)
  • Artist Unknown vs. Aphex Twin – Dublicker (mpfree)
  • Leroy Young – Nothing but love  (StoneTree)
  • Dub Colossus – Negus Dub (Real World)
  • Bonjay – Faat Gyal
  • Debruit – Nigerian What (Civil Music)
  • Dorian Concept – Be Tween
  • Fujako – Sulphur Goat (Wordsound)
  • Flying Lotus – Sangria Spin Cycles (Do-Over)
  • Dälek – Classical Homicide (Ipecac)

This edition of Ear Conditioning will be broadcast on Sunhole tonight at 22h00, and Radio Norte next week Tuesday,21h00 and Saturday  20h00

Ear Conditioning / Transmission 4 – Extremities

From one corner to another, hence the title of this week’s adventure.  Starting with South African township business with Malombo, heading to some Balkan horny horns courtesy of the ever dependable Crammed Discs.  Montreal’s Poirier heads down south for a collaboration on another dependable source of quality tuneage that is Zizek.

Another joint from the forthcoming Massive Attack album, Hegioland.  This time the featured vocalist is Damon Albarn.

In shops now  is volume four of Starkey’s Street Bass Anthems.  Pulled from this album is Slugabed’s psychotic rinse of ‘Simon Says’ by Pharoahe ‘fucking’ Monch.

Someone that is definitely waking people up is Jay Electronica.  His ‘Exhibit C’ has taken the rap world by storm, it’s just a right pisser that you can only get the track from the US itunes store.  Am I missing something?  Anyway to sooth those of us that don’t have access to US iTunes is the J.Dilla beat of  ‘Suckas’.

On the subject of beats, Flying Lotus takes on ‘Evil Man’ by Shafiq Husayn.  This is from a new 10″ vinyl that also features a remix of Cheeba by J.Rocc, as well as the original mix of Evil Man.

William S. Burroughs has something to say as Public Image Limited, Diplo, Dalt Wisney and Drumcunt, who I wrote about yesterday.

Plenty to get your ears around this week.

Tune in tonight via Sunhole at 22h00.

Radio Norte are back on the case, and you can catch up with last weeks program tonight at 20h30…apparently.

Transmisson 4 – Extremities

  • Malombo / Perefere…takenfrom Rhythm of Resistance LP (Virgin America)
  • Flat Earth Society / Psychoscout (Crammed Discs)
  • Koĉani Orkestar vs. Señor Coconut / Usti, Usti Baba (Crammed Discs)
  • Poirier featuring Boogat / Kalima Shop Titi – Uproot Andy Mix (Zizek)
  • Marcelo Fabian / Sed de Mal
  • Massive Attack featuring Damon Albarn / Saturday Come Slow (Virgin)
  • Slugabed / Slugabed Says….taken from Starkey Presents Street Bass Anthems Vol. 4 (Seclusiasis)
  • Diplo / Sarah (Big Dada)
  • Shafiq Husayn / Evil Man – Flying Lotus Remix (Plug Research/K7)
  • Jay Electronica / Suckas
  • Dalt Wisney / R2FUX from Beat Dimensions Vol.2
  • Drumcunt / Bonnie Tyler_Snow White (Bunkland)
  • Public Image Limited / F.F.F. (Virgin)
  • Blue Daisy / Strings Detatched

Connections – Minsk Calling


In 2007, a gathering of like minds took place in Minsk, Belarus. The occasion was Unsound Minsk and featured Pole along side local artists, and it must have been good as it gave birth to collaborations between artists from Western Europe and Belarus. Alongside the aforementioned Pole, there is Pinch, Buben, Jacek Sienkiewicz & Arciom Kaveluski, Minorscene, The National Fanfare of Kadebostany. That’s right, I never heard of them either until now, and that’s the point. I hadn’t heard of Flying Lotus or Parliament/Funkadelic until I did, get me?  You may have an idea what Pinch and Pole sound like, what about Kassian Troyer?  His contribution would not be out of place on Chris Watson enviromental recording. Top dog!

The following tracks are available as a free download (proper quality too, not that 96kbps bullshit) and cd’s will also be given away at four events that are taking place about now in Krakow and Minsk.

See here for more information.

For this week’s radio program I’m dropping the album in it’s entirety, all backing it up with the following: contributions from Scalper, ‘Zero’ (from his forthcoming debut album which I mentioned last week); ‘Simple’ from the remastered Funcrusher Plus album by Company Flow, and a blast of South Africa’s hip hop crew Basemental Platform, their sound was very left-field like Co-Flow, disjointed beats somehow fitting together in a mind-bending kinda way. I lost the album that I had, but luckily I have two tracks burned on a cd. So that’s the radio program sorted for this week.

Ear Conditioning – Connections Special

  • Pinch Meet Pavel – Poison / Remedy
  • I/Dex vs. Pole – Minsk
  • The National Fanfare of Kadebostany – Untitled
  • Milf meets Minorscene – Constans (White Jack Dub)
  • Jacek Sienkiewicz & Arciom Kaveluski featuring Minorscene – Alfabet
  • Kassian Troyer – Plant Shift
  • Buben vs. Hermann Muntzing – Counterbalance
  • The Vulva String Quartet w/ Eugene, B. Twisted, Uladzimir Likhaswhapka – Live at Cafe Planeta
  • Company Flow – Simple (Def Jux)
  • Basemental Platform – Title Unknown
  • Scalper – Zero

Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at the following times and locations:

Radio Norte 89.4FM Tenerife Tuesday 20h30

Sunhole Radio Tenerife Tuesday 22h00 (Program repeated weekdays at 11h00)

Planet Radio Thursday 23h00

All times are Tenerife / London time.