Gaslamp Killer – Headphone Highlights

The Gaslamp Killer opens up his record box for us that give a shit, over at redbull online radio Headphone Highlights series.

“So, I put together Headphone Highlights with the idea that I would give you half songs that I like to put on when I’m in an introspective mood, or like to chill and feel chill vibes, and the other half are club songs. There’s exactly half and half, so half of my favourite club bangers, half of my classic hits, how ’bout that?”

He’s got the passion and energy I dig, ya dig?

The Gaslamp Killer – Flange Face

Fresh promo arrival in the inbox this afternoon, Flange Face, the new single from The Gaslamp Killer, featuring violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Dread delivered with heavy beats and distortion.

This guy spins tunes the way it supposed to be done, just up my alley, with passion and sincerity.  He feels it!

He is working on an album, and naturally Gonjasufi has contributed vocals to a couple tracks.  More as it happens, meanwhile eat this…

Low End Theory – Gonjasufi, Gaslamp Killer, Jeremiah Jae, Dot

Sound Colour Vision covered last week’s Low End Theory, which featured Jeremiah Jae, Dot, Gonjasufi and The Gaslamp Killer bringing their respective stamp on musical adventures.

On the evening of February 29th, 2012, Low End Theory came together for yet another out of this world set of artists on the bill. Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae, Alpha Pup’s Dot and Warp’s Gonjasufi, you have three of the best modern experimental electronic labels coming together under the spirit and energy of the Low End Theory family. Daddy Kev, D-Styles, Nocando, DJ Nobody and The Gaslamp Killer are always presenting something new with the old and a drastic shift in every nights presentation.

Gonjasufi felt like the apex with The Gaslamp Killer and himself sharing the stage, bringing the crowd to a funneled connected grid of energy with the way he was controlling the crowd and his own impulsive behaviors. It is truly inspiring to watch Gonjasufi become engulfed inside of the music and the freedom that transpires outward was endless in visual representation during his set. Gonjasufi has a power and presence on stage that you could tell affected everyone right away. The charismatic nature of his being really embodied itself int his Low End set as you could really feel every word he was singing and saying.

Read in full and more lensmanship, here

Photo: Oliver Walker

Ear Con96 – Hello Darkness

Ear Con96 – Hello Darkness

This is a bit of a hangover from sets over the last couple weeks, got some jams that just wouldn’t let go.

Morgan Craft / A Cycle of Seven 3 (circle of light)
Omar Faruk Tekbilek / Aksak – Amon Tobin Remix (5 points)
Filastine / Colony Collapse – Squeaky Lobster Remix (post world industries)
The Heavyweights Brass Band / Nueva Orleans (brownswood)
James Blake / Air & Lack Thereof (hemlock)
Scalper / Slanted (scalpermusic)
Hodgy Beats prod. Flying Lotus / Lamented (oddfuture)
Martyn / Hello Darkness (brainfeeder)
Burial / Loner (hyperdub)
The Gaslamp Killer / All Killer – Parts 1-4(finders keepers)

This edition of Ear Conditioning is bouncing out tonight at 22h GMT+1 via Sunhole dot net and on Saturday via The Magic Show, eFM Radio Sarajevo

Ear Con58 – Ear Invasion

Ear Con58 – Ear Invasion
This uzi weighs a ton.

Why?

‘Cos within the allotted sixty minutes, for your ears, hearts and minds we present newness from Débruit, Maga Bo, Obba Supa, and Jeremiah Jae. (I’ll post more details about Maga Bo’s new EP within the next couple of days)

Old-time music from Robert Crumb’s collection, that be Paul Specht & His Orchestra.

Good ole dutty funk from Funkadelic.

Reggae vibes from Horace Andy, Barry Brown and Dr. Alimantado.

Plus curveballs from Gaslamp Killer, Black Chow, El-P, Jeremiah Jae, den5hion and Primus

Is that good enough for ya?

Going out via Sunhole Radio 22h GMT tonight and on Saturday 16h-18h CET via The Magic Show at eFM, Sarajevo.

Obba Supa / Arabian Shesha (Chakra Sounds)
Calle 13 / John El Esquizofrenico (den5hion remix)
Katakresis / La Cumbia Malvada
Funkadelic / Red Hot Mamma (Westbound)
Paul Specht & His Orchestra / That’s What I Call Sweet Music
Horace Andy /Talk About Zion (Blood & Fire)
Barry Brown / Natty Roots Man (Blood & Fire)
Dr. Alimantado / Mash It Up  (Blood & Fire)
Black Chow / Danger (Jahtari)
Maga Bo / Ransom – Timeblind Mix (Senseless)
Maga Bo / Gondar (Senseless)
Débruit / Turkish-ish (Civil Music)
RJD2 / Silver Fox (Def Jux)
Jeremiah Jae / Kings Bop (Brainfeeder)
Primus / Los Bastardos (Interscope)
Obba Supa / Yumm Yumms (Chakra Sounds)
DJ Vadim / Terrorist – Gaslamp Computer Killer Remix (Ninja Tune)
El-P / Lab Rat Bravely Escapes Only to Crash Into the Gates (Def Jux/Gold Dust)

Ear Con 47 – Strike!

Beat labs are in full swing, came across some newness from Souleance, who is also known as Fulgeance, a beatmaker from Paris. Passarinho is kinda on the Jneiro Jarel Brazillian tip, lovely smooth vocals over a steady groove, luscious comes to mind.

A compilation of beatmakers fron Russia has arrived courtesy of Finest Ego.  I maybe behind the curve, but this cat Pavel Dovgal has got some weapons, glad to know of him.  I also pulled Long Arm from the same compilation for an outing today.

Martyn may have appeared to have gone underground, but he’s in the midst of his next album which is due to surface next year.  We have the first taste of the new gear with a single on his 3024 imprint.  Out now, two tracks, Left Hander and Shook Up.  Bass music with that Detroit Techno pad smoothness.

Contender for track title of the year.  Consider, Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside of Gates.  That’s a track that didn’t make the final cut to El-P’s instrumental WeareallgoingtoburninHellMegaMixx3.  It’s cop’able here.

A  crew that is on a similar beat path is Odd Future.  Great to see some offkey warped beats and lyrically absurd donuts coming out of Watts, LA.

“Try talking on the blog with your fucking arms cut off.”

Back in 1984, the UK was gripped by a fierce fight between the government of that bitch Margaret Thatcher,  and the coal miners.  The police got used by the state to do the governments dirty work, and the many parts of the media did their best to help her.  On the other side, communities that were to be affected by the closing of mines in the UK received help from all quarters.  Many musicians did what they could.  From Test Department collaborating with the  South Wales  Striking Miners Choir and releasing an album to raise funds.  Billy Bragg, The Redskins, etc. did their bit too.  Under the name The Enemy Within,  drummer Keith LeBlanc got in on the action to produce Strike, along side Adrian Sherwood.  At the time, using vocal samples wasn’t as common as it became, these guys were ahead of the curve.

If hear that sweet voice that is Horace Andy, then you know you’ve found us…..

Ear Conditioning 47 – Strike!

Transmission Time/Dates:

Tonight at Sunhole 22h00 GMT

Friday at 18h00 CET via eFM / Student Radio Sarajevo

  • Horace Andy & Naggo Morris / Heart is Gone (Wackies)
  • Horace Andy & Naggo Morris / Heart Dubwise (Wackeis)
  • Carl Bradley / Slipping into Darkness
  • The Enemy Within / Strike!
  • Pavel Dovgal / Is On Fire
  • Souleance / Passarinho (First Word)
  • Martyn / Left Hander (3024)
  • Mizz Beatz Sactuary (Eglo)
  • Earl / Couch featuring Ace Creator
  • El-P / Lab Rat Bravely Escapes On Hovercraft Only To Crash Directly Outside of Gates
  • Sunn O))) / It Took The Night To Believe (Southern Lord)
  • Pixies / U-Mass (4AD)
  • Parliament / Funky Woman (Invictus)
  • DJ Vadim / Terrorist – GasLamp Killer Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Long Arm / The Roots (Finest Ego)
  • DOOM / Green Whore Net
  • Samiyam / Catch Me Riding Dirty

Ear Con 41 – Ears for Vision

 

John Baker, your work, groundbreaking, thank you.

Oh No, man that Dr. No’s Ethiopium has been a great companion this year.

Vijaya, how much can you put into one song?

Prince Far I, what a talent taken away in his prime by senseless violence.

Creation Rebel and Adrian Sherwood, ahead, way ahead.

DJ Shadow:  Great programming and outlook, love the way he placed this 12″ in unknown locations at record shops in Eastern Europe, go seek.

Babylon Residence: “Can you play some African stuff?”  I drop this.

Public Enemy: What can I add?

Tebbs:  Skywalking the clouds

Niobe: Gorgeously silky

Ear Conditioning 41 – Ears for Vision: Will be in the outernet 22h00 (GMT+1 tonight) via Sunhole dot net, repeated weekdays at 11h, and as part of the Magic Show on Sarajevo’s eFM on Friday from 18h00 (CET+1)

John Baker / Vendetta – Ice Cream Man (Trunk)
Vijaya Anand/ Aase Hechchagide Desire Soars Up High) (Luaka Bop)
Oh No / Butta (Stones Throw)
Oh No / All My (Stones Throw)
King L Man / Untitled Tribe (Ear Con)
Prince Far I / Mansions of Invention (Pressure Sounds/On-U Sounds)
Creation Rebel / Space Movements Part1 (On-U Sound)
Tikiman / Never Tell You (Rhythm & Sound)
J. Dilla & Black Thought / Reality Check (Stones Throw)
DJ Shadow / Def Surrounds Us (Island)
Teebs / Why Like This (Brainfeeder)
Anti Pop Consortium / Volcano – Four Tet Remix (Ninja Tune)
Gaslamp Killer / Carpool Dummy (Brainfeeder)
El-P / Meanstreak (In 3 Parts) (Def Jux/Gold Dust)
Public Enemy / Too Much Posse (Def Jam)
Babylon Residence / Epikstar Riddim (Dutty Artz)
Niobe / Ghost Wharf Quartet

Teebs

Fuck you Gaslamp Killer.

Think your bad huh?  (You are actually, but let’s pretend I don’t think so)

There’s a track on your mix cd  ‘Hell And The Lake Of Fire Are Waiting For YOU!‘, that has captured my fullest of attention, and as you recall, you purposely did not include a tracklisting.  Hence for two years I’ve been wracking my brain wanting to know who did what, what more they got.  Well that agony is over motherfucker.

You see, there is somebody  that I don’t annoy, they likes me, hence the promo of the upcoming Brainfeeder release by Teebs bum rushed my inbox.   Brainfeeder, yeah Flying Lotus’  label, you may know of them, anyway, now I know, that unknown track that you taunted me with is on it.

Why Like This?‘ kicks off the three track single occupying the state of bliss, riding your heart via a steady thump of a beat, rising synths, sampled coins adding a silver tinge or hue, distant voices calling out in the keyboard fog.

The press release is  gracefully  appropriate, devoid of BS….As a creator of vibrant, ethereal forms in soft focus, “Why Like This?” is the tonal counterpart to the hazy alternate world conjured up in Teebs’ visual forms – A field recording from Heaven. “Arthur’s Birds” meanwhile, is a dreamlike soundscape, full of effulgent ambience in reversed sequence – the rewinding of a distant memory.

‘Arthur’s Birds’ is special, once again a thumping mighty ounce bounce of a beat and gorgeous instrumentation following the gravitational pull of a distant entity.

In shops 1 November

Hey Gaslamp, I read your not as much as an asshole as you used to be, good, your learning from our mistakes.

Ear Conditioning 37 – Boreal Speaker Spazm

Gracias a todos Borealitos, we all made it happen.  What is takes to put on a festival is an unknown entity to the majority that attend, it’s not really their concern. “just make sure there’s plenty of beer alright?!”

For awhile it seemed that after all our work, especially that of Juanjo y Evelin – a year of planning, meetings, emails, phone calls, more meetings, up and down the autopista, from one end of the island and back again countless times in an effort to secure funding – was going to be all in vain, a big fat zero.  The cut-backs in sponsorship and financing that saw many of the long established  festivals like Eolica, Aguaviva, Mueca, Costa de Musica take an enforced break this summer.

Last year Boreal was a free festival.  The motor behind the festival, Juanjo of Birding Canarias, took a hit of well over 14,000€. This year we had to charge a little entrance fee, 8€ for a full day of various activities, workshops, stalls with everything from handmade crafts, photos, massage, ecological building materials, self-designed T-shirts, community radio stations, adventure activities.  Events like this is areas such as this, far from the metropolitan centre, don’t get many events of this nature happening, so it was even more necessary for it to happen.  Boreal 2009 ran out of beer, and so to did the whole town, same with Buenavista, you see, benefits for the local economy eh!

A big thanks to all involved, all that came, took part and supported.  People like the ‘Sauzaleros and  Teo, my  bass-making friend who made mad efforts to get there after a full day working in a bar then hoping on a bus to get to the furthest part of the island to be part of the night.  Sorry my set was a bit short, you know how it can be at festivals.

See you at Boreal 2011.

As for info for tonights set, I’m come back to it later to put in links, for now, the tracklisting:

Tune in via Sunhole dot net at 22h00 London/Tenerife time, that’s GMT+1

Ear Conditioning – Boreal Speaker Spazm

This Heat / Horizontal Hold
Flying Lotus / Kill Your Co-Workers (Warp)
1 Speed Bike / Taliban Horton Overnight Price Doubling
Anti-Pop Consortium / Volcano – Four Tet Remix (Ninja Tune)
Santigold + Diplo / Guns of Brooklyn  (Mad Decent)
Heatwave  featuring Kelis, Beenie Man, Unknown Artists
Mr. OK feat. Larose / Yaya
J*Star / Whoostar  (J*Star)
Gaslamp Killer feat. Gonjasufi / When I’m In Awe (Brainfeeder)
Barry Adamson / Snowball Effect (Mute)
DJ Shadow / Def Surround Us
DJ Vadim / Terrorist – Gaslamp Computer Remix (Ninja Tune)
The Bug feat. FlowDan & Killa P / Skeng – Autechre Remix (Ninja Tune)
Martyn / Brilliant Orange – Illum Sphere No.14 mix  (3024)

Transmission 7 – That Which Death Cannot Destroy

The title for this week’s transmission is the title of the new album from Mutamassik, which was released/unleashed yesterday.  I may be wrong, I think you can download from her RoughAmerica website.  Egyptian breaks, emphasis on breaks, stings, percussion, bells, audio snatches from the radio, tension, suspense,  elements of Ennio Morricone, crunched beats, scratched fragments coming at you from left, right, and head-on.  Mutamassik is on her own path, avoiding a path that has become somewhat well worn as of late.

The Gaslamp Killer is a big fan of the Finders Keepers label, hence when approached to do a mix with the first twenty releases of the label, it was pure joy.  The catalogue is perfect for his psychotic/delic/out there  pallet.

If your a fan of King Midas Sound, Dokkebi-Q may interest you, as both groups share the vocalist that is Hitomi. Dokkebi-Q is rough digital noise steppas business, well Goibbledygook anyway.

A personal situation has directed me to have The Bug and Wayne Lonesome’s  Fuck Y-Self on rewind this past week. The opening salvo is perfect.

I must admit I had my head elsewhere when the first Wu Tang album dropped, although I did get onto several of the individual projects, and when time came for the second Wu album, I was already to step to the London concert that was planned around the release date.  I think a work conference kept me away from the gig, but I didn’t miss anything as only a couple of the members showed up.  Anyway, if you haven’t already, you must check the Wu Tang meets the Beatles mash up.  No, it’s not as bad as it sounds, or rather looks like with words.  The man who did this put time, thought and effort into it, and it ain’t no cheap bullshit thing.  Using obscure Beatles material and cover versions, this is a project EMI would love to have done themselves. Available via free download at this spot You can read about it here And, while your at it, check the MF Doom stuff  that TC remixed.  It’s on the money. UPDATE: I guess due to the popularity of the Wu Tang / Beatles thing, Apple Corp. and / or EMI have got in touch, and it’s no logner available….well, not through Teasearecords.com

Filastine returns from a cleansing period to drop an EP of mixes from his Dirty Bomb release.  Extra Dirty Bomb features Deep Throat X, Cardopusher, Jahcoozi, and Maga Bo among the cast of collaborators.

Ear Conditioning – Transmission 7 will be broadcast tonight on Sunhole Radio at 22h00, and then next week Tuesday 21h00 and Saturday  20h00 at Radio Norte 89.4FM

  • James Blake – Air & Lack There Of  (Hemlock)
  • Dokkebi Q – Gobbledygook (DokkebiQ)
  • Unknown Artist – Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me (Sublime Frequencies)
  • The Gaslamp Killer Mixes Finders Keepers – Tracks Three & Four (Finders Keepers)
  • Filastine – No Lock, No Key featuring DJ Collage (Post World Industries)
  • The Bug featuring Wayne Lonesome – Fuck Y-Self  (Rephlex)
  • RSD – Murderation
  • Matty G – 50,000 Watts / Loefah Remix
  • Zomby – Spliff Dub / Rustie Remix (Hyperdub)
  • Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Dishwater
  • ODB & Kelis – Got Your Money from Wu Tang vs. The Beatles (Tea Sea Records)
  • Manusa – Black President
  • Massive Attack  – Paradise Circus featuring Hope Sandoval / Gui Boratto Remix (Virgin)
  • Mutamassik – DounDoun/The Crux (Rough Americana)