Ear Con 57 – Electronic Waltz

Mix up, mix up.

Jumped all over the Kode9 mix for the Essential program on BBC and the xlr8r give-away that i linked to yesterday.  Extracted the Kode9 produced joints from the forthcoming second album from he and The Spaceape.

Also this week, new material from one of the best loved Canarian bands, Las Ratas.  Known for their rap/rock direct assault, they have upped their game by producing a ‘rock opera’ based in the nearby Western Sahara.  The new work,‘Sahara 1975’ tells a story of friendship and love between two young men who is torn by the exodus of the Spanish after the invasion of Morocco on the Saharan territory, in the historical event that became known as the ‘Green March’.  Flamenco guitars, pianos, violins, subtle electronic touches provide beds for a fine cast of vocalists,  such as Luis Morea, Andrew Mollo, Javier Ruibal, Ivan Mura, Julio Tejera, Alfredo Llanos, Elisa Falcon, Olga German.  This is such a leap I think they have left most bands behind by some serious mileage.  It’s a work of tremendous determination, ten years from initial concept to completion.

Finally, somebody produced some instrumental hoip hop with some cumbia flavour, his name is Katakresis, you can sample his free goodies at his soundcloud page, which is below, here his name is in the playlist. He’s also done a refit with a Mos Def acap’ that was floating around recently.

If you tune in and hear some ‘housy 4×4’ stuff, that’s most probably the African Government tune by Mr. Raoul K. Simple and effective I think.

That’s enough scribbling for now, time to eat, later.

Ear Con57 – Electronic Waltz

  • Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 2 (Rough Americana)
  • Las Ratas / Title unknown (Creativa Canarias)
  • Seiji / Second Nature (Bitasweet)
  • Maga Bo feat. Teba / Abaphantsi  (Soot)
  • Tha Greensella / Represent (CIAfrica)
  • Mr Raoul K / African Government
  • The Dirtbombs / Bug in the Bassbin – Kyle Hall Remix (Scion A/V)
  • Katakresis /La Cumbia  Malvada
  • Junip / Always – Prefuse 73 Remix (City Slang/Mute)
  • Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future)
  • Hodgy Beats/ Laxin featuring Ace Creator (Odd Future)
  • 40 Winks / Sales over soul (Project Mooncircle)
  • Kode9 / Essential Cuts
  • Kode 9 & The Spaceape featuring Cha Cha / Time Patrol Dub (Hyperdub)

 

Tune in via Sunhole tonight 22h00 GMT (repeated weekday mornings at 11h00 GMT)

Saturday via The Magic Show at eFM / Radio Studentski Sarajevo 16h00-18h00 CET

Ear Conditioning Transmission 16 – Air Particles

Now sports….

I finally got my mitts around Leila’s album, Blood, Looms and Blooms.  It’s all in there, such detail to sound, incredible.  It’s like Autechre, DeBussy, Sarte.

Gilles Peterson is back with the next chapter in the Havana Cultura series – a compilation of  remixes transporting original Cuban grooves on ‘Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: New Cuba Sound’ to the club domain. Louie Vega4heroMJ ColePhilippe Cohen-Solal from Gotan ProjectRainer TruebyCarl Cox, and homegrown Cuban producers Edgaro and Wichy de Vedado all contribute. There’s a lavish 12″ featuring reworks by Michel Cleis and Seiji. Did someone say Seiji?

Kevin (The Bug/’King Midas Sound) Martin hit me on the head  with a new Black Chow track.  Black Chow is K-Mart and Hitomi, two-thirds of King Midas.  Black Chow’s Air will surface on Soul Jazz I believe somewhat soonish.  Black Chow has found space to operate between the two aforementioned projects in a manner that goes down well in this neighbourhood.

Also on the ‘air’ tip is Dabrye, and man introduced to me via K-Mart.  This time Dabrye gets Doom involved and this track is riding on a Madlib remix.  How cool is that?

One other major thing this week, Jneiro Jarel, drops in from Viberia to lay on the Android Love Mayhem  EP courtesy of  his Label Who imprint.

Rub those mittens.

Ear Conditioning – Transmission 16 / Air Particles – broadcasted via Sunhole dot net tonight at 22h00.

  • Cuentacuentos Intro
  • Leila / Mollie, Mollie  (XL)
  • Leila / Little Acorns  (XL)
  • Stacey Pullen / 40thstreetblack  (Science/Virgin)
  • LD / King of the Kong (Dub Police)
  • Bebel Du Guetto / Beijo Na Boca
  • Gilles Peterson Presents….Chekere son /Seiji Refix  (Brownswood)
  • Black Chow – Air (Soul Jazz)
  • Jneiro Jarel / Gosohaurd (Label Who)
  • Dabrye / Air featuring Doom – Madlib Remix
  • Martyn / Brilliant Orange – Illum Sphere Remix  (3024)
  • Fulgeance / Haggis (Beat Dimensions)
  • Oh No / Excalibur (Stones Throw)
  • Moody Boyz / Nasty Rockers (Studio Rockers)
  • 1 Speed Bike / Kandahar Porn Merchant Moustache Twitch
  • Flying Lotus / Heat Wave 2
  • Onra / Last Tango in Saigon
After that, or before, Flying Lotus is celebrating 4/20 with a good chuck of his Brainfeeder crew via  http://flying-lotus.com/radio