Ear Con68 / Bug + Wattage Ear Raid2

The  Bug Man took some time out from the studio and touring to have a holiday.  Where better to come than here?

K-Mart is definitely one of the hard working and most committed people I have ever had the luck to to come across.  I heard plenty of new and old crackers this week.  Some of that new Bug stuff, which he will drop on us in due time.  Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the King Midas Sound remix album,  It’s a remix album with a difference, that’s all I’m sayin’.

This week’s set put together by sharing time and tuneage like when we  both lived in BabyLonDonZooLand.  Could not fit everything in 60minutes, part three will come soon, dig this for now.

Going out tonight via sunhole dot net at 22hGMT and eFM on Saturday at 16h CET, as part of The Magic Show.

Ear Con68 / Bug + Wattage Ear Raid 2

Ezekiel Honig / Distant Breakfast Highway
Clouds / Lots Of Calls From No One (Deep Medi )
Echologist / The Mercy Beat feat. The Spaceape  (Resopal Red)
Ricardo Villalobos / Unflug
Ding Dong / Bad Man Forward  – The Bug Remix feat. FlowDan (Greensleeves)
Lee Scratch Perry / Blackboard Jungle (Studio One)
Samiyam / Taco Delay (Brainfeeder)
Earl Sweatshirt / Earl (Odd Future)
The Beastie Boys / Make Some Noise – Bug Remix (Capitol/EMI)
King Abid / Yezzi Mil Viss (Also Records)
Obba Supa / Arabic Shisha (Word is Bond)
DOOM / Gazillion Ear – Thom Yorke Remix (Lex)
MachineDrum / TMPL
Kode9 and The Spaceape / Green Moon (Hyperdub)
Stray / Break Your Legs (Brownswood)
Shackleton / Death Dub – King Midas Sound Remix (Honest Jons)
Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 11 (Roughamericana)

Ear Con 54 – Back4Another1

Ear Con54 – Back4Another1

Beaming and streaming via Sunhole tonight at 22h00 GMT and eFM Studentski Radio Sarajevo on Friday, as part of the Magic Show, hosted by my man Emil.

New isht from Shackleton with a King Midas Sound touch on the remix tip, Susheela Raman, Mophono with Flying Lotus, Daedelus with Tokimonsta in tow.  Reso brings me up to date with what’s happening in the drum and bass world with his ‘War Machine’.   San Fran’ resident, Dub Gabriel  has been busy busy with the Jajouka Soundsystem, which features the Master musicians of Jajouka and David J, yes he of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets.

Also with the package, Super 3 feat. Hodgy Beats, and Casey Veggies Feat. Tyler Creator from the Odd Future Tape of 2009.  Still kickin’ it.

Oh yeah, and we got Justin Bieber, El-P, Sa Ra Creative Partners and Howlin’ Wolf.

Parental Advice before listening is recommended

 

Ear Conditioning 48 – The Show

When I was working as a press officer for Virgin Records, one of the most interesting gigs I had on my plate was going with the band Les Negresses Vertes to Beirut in 1991.  The reason being them giving the  first concert by a ‘Western’ band since the war started eighteen years previous.  One day we had a  trip via bus around the city and surrounding areas,  “This is the spot that Terry Waite was kidnapped.” The window next to the seat where my butt was parked had a bullet hole roughly head-height as in the photo above.  That photo is from the recent bruh hah hah between the Korean states.  It just seems that we are living in a big show, a massive production, whereby we are the actors and also the witnesses to absurdities seemingly without precedent. The current WikiLeaks furor is a case in point.  Very little political blow-back for those that masterminded murder, rape, pillage. No major heads on a platter. The political arena is awash with corruption that goes unpunished in most cases and accountability is just another word in the dictionary.  For it to be more than a collection of words that move air, it seems that it would require death.  So be it, but not Julian Assange’s as some commentators have said.

It’s one big fucking Show.

Now sports…..

Mr. Oizo‘s 2005 lp,  “Moustache (Half A Scissor)” album gets a re-release via Flying LotusBrainfeeder label.  Listen to the album and it all makes sense.  Apparently his label at the time F-Com just didn’t get it.

Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings have brought in Lefto and Simbad to help craft some new releases from all the records they come across in the search for the perfect beat.  Worldwide Family is a new series that sees Gilles Peterson hand over compiling duties to trusted friends of the label. Exile / grooveman Spot / Onra / TOKiMONSTA / Trilogy / Airhead / Illum Sphere / Cooly G / Zed Bias / Seiji / KU BO… and a whole host of under-the-radar talent. Volume one hits the streets Jan. 3/2011

Also due soon on Brownswood is the debut album from GhostpoetPeanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam continues a fine tradition of spoken word delivery with this man from Coventry, UK. The single, Cash & Carry Me Home is released next month, with the album to follow in February.  Tonally there is a similarity to Roots Manuva, same too with their drawl.  To be checked.

My man in Auckland, Stinky Jim, yes he, of the long running Stinky Grooves radio program on bFM and label RoundTripMars, has offered some free nuggets via the label website.  We sampled a twist on Horace Andy’s Skylarking by Jefferson Belt.  More available via the link in the tracklisting.

Thrown in near the end is a remix of Fun-da-mental’s ‘B4 I Leave’ from the Japanese edition of the ‘All is War’ album.  We’ll be making that and the other exclusive remix available to you soon…..ya dig?!

Ear Conditioning 48 – The Show

  • Intro / Pay It All Back (On-U Sound)
  • Mr. Oizo / The End (Brainfeeder)
  • Prakash Band / Aj Aj – Today Today (Disk Union)
  • The Death Set / Yo David Chase! You P.O.V. Shot Me In The Head -O.G Version (Counter)
  • DJ Food / Half Step (Ninja Tune)
  • Little Annie / I Think Of You (On-U Sound)
  • Andy Fairley / Jack The Biscuit (On-U Sound)
  • Ghostpoet / Cash & Carry Me Home (Brownswood Recordings)
  • The Bug featuring Roots Manuva (Ninja Tune)

Tune in tonight via Sunhole or Friday via eFM / Student Radio Sarajevo.

Dubstep meets Scientist

Going full circle and still forward.
Lord have mercy, the dub legend that is Scientist has mixed tracks some of the top bass producerss (Kode 9 and The Spaceape, King Midas Sound, Mala, Shackleton, Pinch, Loefah, RSD)  for Tectonic. How high, low, deep, deeper still and weighty is Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space going to be?  We’ll find back end of November.

Infinite boiling ain’t gonna soften this stone.

More juice, full tracklisting at RA