Fourth World – Flora Purim & Airto Moreira ‘Terra Mae’

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An early show of confidence from Tony Thorpe.  Back in the day, he was commissioned to assemble a collection of producers to remix songs from the catalogue of Fourth World, the group led by Flora Purim and her husband Airto Moreira.   Tony lined up a cast including 4Hero, Shut Up & Dance, IG Culture, The Herbalizer, London Elektricity, Fila Brazilia  He also tapped up a two fellas who in the basement where Nation Records operated.  Rich McLean aka DJ Overhaul and I produced two tunes in the studio, this is one of them. With the aforementioned producers involved, we had to go deep into our crates and tapes.  Honored, believe…and also to work with Rich, phew, he had a different head on his shoulders.

Read more about the project at label Melt2000 site

Tony Thorpe & Si Begg

Globestepping, is a project headed by my good spar Tony Thorpe aka The Moody One Boyz.  Music librarians / publishers Boosey & Hawkes have deep vaults of recordings from all about, and they are getting contemporary producers to twist and bend as they see fit.  Si Begg, (Noodles,  Tresor,Ninja Tune)  joins Tony on lead track ‘Kongotronic’, a rolling UK-bass-meets-funky number with bright synth stabs and distant African vocals. The B-side sees Bobby Friction favourite Nuphlo (Universal, Nasha, High Chai) bring the desert storm to ‘Dusty Path’, and Mixmag “one to watch” Pempi (Studio Rockers, On U Sound) puts a zen flavour on ‘Chai Garden’

Ear Con86 – The Last Trip (of the year, that is.)

Ear Con86 – The Last Trip

Chris Watson / El Divisadero – from the album ‘El Tren Fantasma’ (touch)
Ta Ku / Zine High (project mooncircle)
Nuphlo / Nona (studio rockers)
Postman / Friday Night
Asher D & Daddy Freddy / Ragamuffin Hip Hop (music of life)
Royalty vs. Ben Sharpa / Halley’s Trail vs. Hegemoney acappella
The Moody Boyz / Congotronic (Boosey & Hawkes)
School of Seven Bells / Babelonia – Sepalcure Remix
Mark Ernestus / Mbalax Mix
Gonjasufi / Timeout, from the forthcoming ‘MU.ZZ.LE’ release (warp)
King L Man / Ossie Davis eulogy for  Malcolm X
Chris Watson / Aguascalientes – from the album ‘El Tren Fantasma’ (touch)

The train departs from Sunhole Station at 22h GMT tonight, and on Saturday from platform eFM / Radio Sarajevo at 15h GMT

Thanks to all passengers that came aboard at some point in 2011, and thanks to the stainless steel providers of this music and sound.

Próximos Las Palmas

Para me, Colectivo Mascero en Gran Canaria y Colectivo Drone (G.A.F., Tupperware, Af-gan, Resonance, i/o) aqui en Tenerife son dos de los mas interesante colectivos que existe.  Some real forward thinking motherfuckers these.  Looking forward to finally seeing Leon aka Mech do his thing (we have some things in common) , and to be sharing the decks with OswaldoH, hell yeah.  Of course seeing my close friend Tony Thorpe aka The Moody Boyz will be something to look forward to also.  If your in the area, don’t be shy, we are fierce, but we don’t bite.

Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape

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The release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi sure has kicked off a political stink.  All the fuss being made, chah!

The USA has forgotten that it’s a primarily ‘Christian’ nation, and therefore should forgive and move on.  Yeah, I know, I’m dreaming.

The US families of the Pan-Am victims are somewhat pissed, however it’s strange that the majority of the British victims are looking through a completely different set of glasses, and feel that something in the case against al-Megrahi stinks.

As you may recall, originally, the perpetrators of the bombing were thought to be of Palestinian origin, and the bombing was retaliation for the US shooting down an Iranian airliner, that took place six months prior to the Lockerbie incident. All 209  pepople on-board were killed instantly after being hit by two sea to air missiles.  The crew of the US Navy ship that targetted the Iranian airliner were rewarded with medals upon their return home.

al-Megrahi has been returned to Libya on ‘compassionate grounds’ and was welcomed home by a couple thousand people.  He didn’t get a medal, and he’ll most probably be dead by the years end.

The USA, for it’s survival it evades and is resistance to justice, escaping moral servitude.
Sometimes you have to take it even though it hurts. Sure you don’t like the taste, but that’s what happens when you fuck with people. It’s called blowback.

And now sports:

Ooh, did ya see the news that Flying Lotus is on the way to completing his new album for 2010 release? He’s also done a remix for Shafiq of Sa Ra. I dropped some of his tunes in last weeks program, you may recall should you be tuned in to what goes on in these parts.

Also due for release between now and then is the debut long player from King Midas Sound. An email exchange with the King Bug-man, Mr. Martian held information that he has just mastered the album over the previous two days.

Exciting times ahead indeed, keep those ears pinned back and on the ready.

Back to now, also lined up for travelling the high-speed cables, fibre-optics and FM airwaves, is some of that old time, new release material from Jahdan Blackamore, produced by DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadatek.  Yes, them two responsible with a few more co-horts for what is known as Dutty Arts.  The dubplate skit is tops, “What’s name of your sound?”  asks Jahdan, in reponse to the question if he voices dub-plates.  Man sound called, Moonrakerinternationalsuperficalifimarshalnopartialsoundsystemcentipedecoxmanboozemandrunkard.

Jahdan and Matt Shadetek also make an appearance in the mix from Spoek / H.I.V.I.P.  Spoek’s been a vry busy man this year, churning out mixes and productions at quite a feverish rate.  Shame on me.

After  remixing Amy Swinehouse, Bloc Party, Roots Manuva, Prince Fatty and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry  (did I miss anybody Tony?) The Moody Boys return to their own material with Freedom Dub.

Also returning to the fray are Breakestra.  Their new album will surface next month methinks.

As mentioned in last Friday’s post, The Sandinista Project was made available as a good quality download for the first time.  The Lothars version of The Call Up is on it’s own. Like the Kode9 and The Spaceape reworking of  ‘Sign of the Times’ , the only reference to the original is the lyrics, the music totally original, and so is the vocal delivery, which rides on a skanky hopping kind of rollercoaster theramin rhythm.

There you have it, plenty to get your ears around for this week.

As usual, Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at the following locations and times:

Sunhole Radio – Tuesday 22h00 GMT  (Repeated weekday mornings 11h00)

Planet Radio – Thursday 23h00 GMT

Radio Norte – Uh, they’ve gone on holiday, so forget them for the time being.

Ear Conditioning / Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape Program

Ras G + The African Space Program – Behind the sun (Brainfeeder)

Breakestra featuring Chali 2Na – S’posed to be  (Strut)

Onra – Live from Hue (Bo Bun)

Jahdan Blackamore  – Dubplate for Moonshine (Dutty Artz)

Jahdan Blackamore – Like This  (Dutty Artz)

The Moody Boyz – Freedom Dub (Studio Rockers)

Famille Bou Bess vs. Flying Lotus – Melt the place.

Spoek Mathambo – H.I.V.I.P. Unied States of Ayobaness Mix

  • Spoek Mathambo & So Called Friend – Fever (Hostage Remix)
  • Crazy Couzinz – Bongo Jam  –  (Bokbok  & L-VIS1990 REFIX)
  • Alcapoem – Akuse
  • Sunship feat. Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Solid Groove Remix)
  • Matt Shadatek – Wonton Garden
  • Spoek Mathambo, Jahdan Blackamore & 77 Klash  – Dem no Like It
  • La Roux – Bulletproof (Foamo REmix)
  • Foamo – Wardance
  • Lyki Li (BURAKA SOM SISTEMA) – Dance, Dance, Dance
  • Kasi House Mafia  – Bitch Made
  • DJ What What – Dreams
  • Red The Homeless GFunk Beatbox – I’ma tell your mama on you

Oleg Kostrow – Do0-Little Love

The Lothars – The Call Up (Sandinista Project)

Radiohead – These are my twisted words (Dead Air Space)

Flying Lotus – Auntie’s Harp  /  Rebekah Raff Remix (Warp)

(Warp)