Ear Con 102 – Clandestino X – Part 2

With the tenth Clandestino Festival coming up next month, in just under three weeks, I thought I’d throw down some of the inspirational acts that we have been fortunate to witness over the years. Some of the bits in there include tracks that I’ve played or heard from other musicians or dj’s, or just new shit that couldn’t be left out, but would be warmly welcomed by the Clandestino audience.

This year we Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell Dub Band, Filastine & Nova, Staff Benda Bilili, Fenster, Gonjasufi, DJ Ripley, Pursuit Grooves, Cooly G, Jagwa Music and plenty more.

For now, you have this….

EarCon102 – Clandestino X – Part2

FAQ / Intro (rebel records russia)
Niobe / Lovely Day (tomlab)
Bab’s Three Bips & A Bop / Oo-Pa-Pa-Da
Mos Def / Universal Magnetic (rawkus)
Noam Chomsky / Culture of Solidarity (ak press)
State of Bengal / Skip-ij – Sub Swarj Remix
Andy Fairley – Segue (on-u sound)
Harem Turkish Percussion Group / Dub-The-Buka
OH91 / Yellow  (soundcloud.com)
Afronaut & Son del Batey / Golpe tuyo Calinda
Om Unit / The Timps (civil music)
Unknown Artist / Oh Mother, the handsome man tortures me (sublime frequencies)
Sumach / Bananasalt (a1r)
Sumach / Track 08 (a1r)
Konono No.1 / Lufuala Ndonnga (crammed discs)
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics / Cha Cha (strut)
Morgan Craft / Absence of Day and Night 12 (roughamericana)

This collection will be broadcast Tuesday night at 22h via Sunhole dot net.

Ear Conditioning – Body Rock

The head-nodding, body rocking, mind-bending experience.

It had to happen, didn’t it?


Dublicker, a bass-heavy take on Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker. Thanks to Generation Bass for posting the link.

The Clandestino Festival, have just announced the dates for next years event, 11-14 June, and I’m onboard again, as part of the curating team.  One of the highlights will surely be Staff Benda Bilili.  The rumba-based sound this band from Kinshasa, threw me a curveball alright.  Glad to say I caught it.

My man Scalper pointed me in the direction of Fujako, who are linked up with the Wordsound label, another bed of quality, (Sensational)

The mix that accompanied the ecent post on a decades worth of Boom Bap did the job, digging out gems such as KRS-Ones’s Return of the Boom Rap.

The head-nodding, body rocking, mind-bending experience.

Antoine Dougbe – Honton Soukpo Gnon (Analog Africa)
Staff Benda Bilili – Moziki (Crammed Discs)
John Robinson – Fly Prezidente
Famille Bou Bess vs. Flying Lotus – Melting
Fujako – Sulphur Goat
Unknown Artist – Dublicker
Untold – Stop what your doing * James Blake remix (Hemlock)
Chancha Via Circuito – Prima (ZZK)
MadVillian – Raid (Stones Throw)
KRS One – Return of the Boom Bap (Jive)
Martyn – Krdl t grv (3024)
Silkie vs. Mizz Beats – Purple Love (Deep Medi Musik)
Aziz Mian – Allah Hi Jane (Oriental Star)

Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at Sunhole Radio, Tuesday  22h00