Radiohead: The National Anthem live on SNL

Radiohead-semaforo

Thom Yorke intoxicated with a spirit, my kinda performance. There’s nothing like letting go on stage, highly recommended.

As for the other band members are so into their parts as well, makes a great whole.

Radiohead – The National Anthem(live SNL) from amnesiac440 on Vimeo.

Portishead

Portishead producer/musician Geoff Barrow recently bumped into Thom Yorke at Paddington station, where the Radiohead frontman told him the band had just finished their latest album, The King of Limbs. “… I went, ‘Fuck off! Fucking hell, man, in the time you’ve done another record we can’t find two notes that we like that we can put together.’ And we can’t. And then we get really scared of trying it.”

Portisheasd curate I’ll Be Your Mirror for All Tomorrow’s Parties in London this weekend, Grinderman, PJ Harvey, a reunited Company Flow on the bill.

The source for the above quote is from the The Guardian/Observer interview

Ear Con70 – Freshly Squeezed and Stepped On

90% Fresh new goodies, people have been busy busy yo!

K-Mart turned me onto the brutally raw Death Grips, then at the other end of the spectrum we have a sample of the new album from Martyn, which will be coming out via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label.  Death Grips is brilliant, boom bap beats laced with an upfront One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest sanity vocal approach.  It’s on the edge for sure.

Finally got me mittens on the Radiohead album.  Saw a post that said they were the greatest band to walk the earth, could have a point.  Also in the pot, a ten minute excursion  from Semtek, Toddla T and Roots Manuva remixed by Sebastian….hey Sebastian,  you coulda left some of Roots’ vocals in however.

Kick things off with Marsmobil, who has a release via Compost. Marsmobil is Robert Di Giola, after hearing this new thing, I will try to keep an eye and ear on him. He’s cut his teeth working alongside the likes of Roy Ayers, Dj Hell, Brain Ferry, Henrik Schwarz, Kruder & Dorfmeister. New work, ‘Black Album’ is out next month.  What I’ve heard is a Pelahm123, psychedel-funk, 70’s vibe, adventurous and trippy.

Brothers from Ottawa, Canada,  A Tribe Called Red bring First Nation love to the bass arena – up for release pronto pronto,  their official début single, Northern Cree – Red Skin Girl (A Tribe Called Red Remix),worldwide on Masalacism Records.  A Tribe Called Red consists of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and Bear Witness. The single is a powerful dubstep remix of the Northern Cree Singers’ Red Skin Girl, done in their unique and hard-hitting Pow Wow Stepstyle, a mix of traditional Pow Wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Check their Soundcloud, plenty there for you to feast upon.

Dorian Concept, a fav around these parts gave away some remixes that me had done, I can’t find the link to pass onto you, however you may find something via his FB page.

The King Tubby contribution is from the Invasion of the Mysteron Killer Sounds compilation, put together by Stuart Baker of Soul Jazz Records, London and K-Mart aka The Bug/King Midas Sound.   If you aren’t aware of either of these guys or the Soul Jazz label, all I can is quality assured.  This 2CD package presents some of the most forward riddims coming out of JA, buffed up with contemporary channel destroyers.  Roots Manuva, Shadatek, Ward21, Dave Kelly, Prince Jazzbo, Sly an’ Christopher Birch, Steely & Clevie, South Rakkas Crew, Diplo…with me now?

Robot Ramifications EP, that’s where you will find this Native Machine track Africa, reworked by Om Unit, an esoteric exploration analogue synth driven number, bliss.

Sebastian has ripped a hell of a bitcrushing on Toddla T’s ‘Watch Me Dance’ with Roots Manuva.

Had to bring things to a smooth landing with Brenk, and a sample from his third album in three years, which drops in September. More juice on him here

Tune in tonight via  Sunhole at 22h00 London/Tenerife time to see what I’m talking about.

Ear Con70 – Freshly Squeezed and Stepped On

  • Marsmobil / Unconcious Mind Bend (Compost)
  • A Tribe Called Red / Red Skin Girl (Masalacism)
  • Death Grips / Klink
  • Dorian Concept / Game Over
  • Inverse Cinematics / 7 x 7
  • King Tubby / Fat Ting (Soul Jazz)
  • Radiohead / Little By Little
  • Radiohead / Little By Little – Caribou mix
  • Death Grips / Cut Throat
  • Raffertie / You Could Be Forgiven For Thinking That (Ninja Tune)
  • Martyn / Mask (Brainfeeder)
  • Semtek / Pizza (Don’t Be Afraid)
  • Toddla T / Watch Me Dance – Sebastian Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Native Machine / Africa (Hit and Hope)
  • Brenk / Predido (Melting Pot)
  • Future Sound of London / Papau Dub (Jumpin’ and Pumpin’)

Ear Con 66 – Peace Go With You My Brother


Ear Con66 – Peace Go With You My Brother

Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson / Peace Go With You, Brother As-Salaam-Aleikum (Strata East)
John Berberian And The Middle Eastern Ensemble / The Oud & The Fuzz (Rev-Ola)
– Junebug Productions / Listen To Your World (Codek)
Argonaut / Mingus Mundana (Language)
– Ella Fitzgerald / Whatever Lola Wants (Verve)
J-Live / A Charmed Life (Coup d’Etat)
Nubian Minds / 2010 Nubian (Archive)
Samiyam / Cushion (Brainfeeder)
Finn Peters / Purple (Mantella)
Supersoul / So Real So True (Metatronix)
Stereotyp / Police and Soldiers (BMG)
Black Chow / Wonderland (Jahtari)
– Radiohead / Codex (Mojib Remix)
Willamette Singers / Pray On
– Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson / Peace Go With You Brother Wa-Aleikum-Salaam (Strata East)
– Gil Scott Heron / Parents (XL)
– Gil Scott Heron / Being Blessed (XL)
Slum Village / Go Ladies Outro (Wordplay/Virgin)

Hearable via Sunhole tonight, 22h00 GMT+1, or Saturday via The Magic Show at eFM/Radio Studentski – Bosnia i Herzegovina

Kaoss Pad

The Guardian have this article about the Kaoss Pad.  I recently hit Santa Cruz to get some music gear, and my man Boni of GAF fame had just completed his purchase of a Kaoss Pad.  He hit home pronto pronto to plug in.  We later had a jam session at his place and I asked him to bring out the Kaoss Pad, let’s have a look and a twiddle with it’s knobs etc. “Nah, I took it back, I got this instead.”  I can’t remember what ‘this’ was, but it did work for us.

Anyway, here is the Kaoss Pad in the hands of Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood, effecting Thom Yorke’s voice for their song ‘Everything it it’s right place’.

Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma LP

Flying Lotus must be the most arresting thing I’ve come across since 2008.  The first thing I heard was the remix he did for King Midas Sound, then the 2 x 3 EP and Los Angeles LP.  I’ve been trying to catch up ever since, getting my paws on the 1983 album and the Reset release, besides his production jobs for Reefer, John Robinson, and the Radiohead remix he did.  He interprets his dreams very very well.

When I drop his tunes at Txola, they are bigger that anything else I play.  He has nailed it in managing to produce music that comes not from left and right speakers, but they seem to occupy above, bottom, behind, in front as well as left and right.  And the sound system in Txola ain’t even that good!?….sorry Pedro, but you did ask me what I would like to see changed, and I did say get some bass-bins didn’t I?)

Anyway Mr. Lotus’ new album, Cosmogramma will drop first week of May, tracklisting reads as follows, and it’s good to see that Laura Darlington continues her association with him.  Also on this album, vocals from Thom Yorke.

Yes, that juvenile feeling of anticipation is moving through my veins, I love it.

01 Clock Catcher
02 Pickled!
03 Nose Art
04 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 Zodiac Shit
06 Computer Face//Pure Being
07 …And the World Laughs With You [ft. Thom Yorke]
08 Arkestry
09 Mmmhmm [ft.Thundercat]
10 Do the Astral Plane
11 Satelllliiiiiteee
12 German Haircut
13 Recoiled
14 Dance Of the Pseudo Nymph
15 Drips//Auntie’s Harp
16 Table Tennis [ft. Laura Darlington]
17 Galaxy in Janaki

While on the subject of speaker spazms, check out fellow Brainfeeder, Ras G, and his latest mix, available hear (sic).