Ear Con 45 – The Ill Section

This is how it’s going down tonight at Sunhole 22h00 London/Tenerife time  and on Friday over at eFM/Radio Sarajevo 18h00 CET.

Kanye West, Talib Kweli and Consequence on a Q-Tip beat, Tigerstyle dholstroying it, Timeblind and a vocalist I don’t know the name of giving plenty sense to it; newness from King Midas Sound and Scientist; also fresh is Shy FX with MJ Cole on the remix duties.  I was a bit shy at first when I say MJ’s name, usually a bit soft for me, but he comes with something different for him I think, it’s got some dirty in it.

Asian Dub Foundation founder, bass analyzer, Dr. Da, Ramjack and I caught up at Womad, they are currently performing with another former Nation Record stalwart Nick Page/Count Dubulah ex. Transglobal Underground, now the engine behind Dub Colossos.  The  twelve strong Ethiopian/UK collaborative effort managed to get through onstage monitor issues to deliver a shoulder popping, guitar shredding, voice soaring, dub heavy, percussive, horn laden, jazz piano, one-stringed, well received set.  Oh yeah, heavy on the smiles of beauty too.  So yes, got a Dr. Das track in here this week.

Also fresh is another track from the new forthcoming album from dubstep pioneers Horesepower Productions.

That should work.

Tune in if yer ranking. Sunhole tonight 22h00 London/Tenerife time

Friday as part of The Magic Show / eFM Radio Sarajevo 18h00-20h00  CET

Ear Con 45 – The Ill Section

King L Man / Tribe
Kanye West/ Chain Heavy (feat. Talib Kweli & Consequence)
Tigerstyle feat. miss Rimpi / Bol! Bol! Bol! – Streamer Pilot’s Dholstep mix
Timeblind / Rastabomber
Lone / Cloud 909 (Magic Wire)
DVA / Still Born (DVA)
Nosaj Thing / Coat of Arms – Boreta Remix
King Midas Sound vs. Scientist / U Part 1 (Tectonic)
El-P / 1 Day After The Day After (Astralwerks)
Shy FX / Raver featuring Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor – MJ Cole Remix
Dr. Das / Free Agent (VU)
Horesepower Productions / Water (Tempa)
DJ Shadow / Def Surrounds Us (Island)
King L Man / OneThirtySix

Ear Con 27 – Don’t Spit Here

When in London a couple weeks ago, getting prepped for the Fun-da-mental – Taqwacore gig, the local council where FDM head-honco Aki  Nawaz and many a man from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan live,  has embarked on a program to highlight the ‘nastiness’ of spitting pan, the equivelent of chewing tabacco.  Anti-pan spitting propaganda competes with the beautiful sari’s for your attention.

A day after returning home, the “King of Ghetto-Tech” Maga Bo came to Tenerife on his way to  the Fuerteventura en Musica festival.  One of the digital gifts he dropped on me was the Audiofile Collective’s ‘Do Not Spit Here and There‘  project.  If you’ve never been to the Indian sub-continent, this CD is a very good  Lonely Planet audio guide.  If you have been to the Indian sub-continent, it’s  a very good  audio photo –  field-recordings of prayer calls, dhols, traffic horns, markets, radio scans, airplanes, discussions, cinema audiences and the like neatly mixed, like twenty-four hours compressed into 30 minutes, Chris Watson style.

A healthy portion of ‘Do not spit here and there’ take up the opening of todays program. The Kominas, with whom we shared the Meltdown festival stage come in with their edgy take on matters.

As usual, being in London meant meeting up with Kevin ‘The Bug’ Martin at Sounds of the Universe, before it was ‘tart o’clock’.  At Sound…we delved into re-pressings of Ruddy & Redeye Original Sounds 7’s, like Wayne Marshall’s Gunshot, and Errol Bellot’s What A Wonderful Feeling.  I also picked up one of the first  tunes I recall, U-Roy’s ‘Welding’.

Tody’s program also opens it’s doors to The Dead Kennedys’ Kill The Poor, Cutty Ranks, Kode9, an exclusive from Adrian Sherwood featuring Congo Ashanti Roy and the late Mikey Dread inna bass-heavy drop – Blackanized from Glasgow with ‘What a G’waan?’;  Ricky Ranking with his first outing for Roots Manuva’s Banana Klan label….oh speaking of Roots Manuva, The Bug gave this head a blast of a couple tunes from the version album of London Zoo, and yes, finally the long desired pairing of Roots and The Bug will come out soon.  Oh check this too, Public Enemy remixed by The Bug.  Yeah, that’s right, now your panting like the cats outside my house that are in serious heat.

Also kicking the stuffing out of weak speakers is Timeblind with the environmentally sound Rastabomba, giving a discourse on the use of solar panels and other The Man trick you to using dere tings when all the goodness is here all about, and how dem/we pollute all de wata, unnastand?

Hopefully you’ll dig it, tune in via Sunhole dot net at 22h00 tonight

More as it happens

Destroy this blog…no, not this one!

One of my fav’ San Fran residents, Dub Gabriel has lit the fuse on a new blog letting those that care what is pon de stereo over yonder, who is doing what, how you can get it, where to put it, what is costs. Simple.

While your at it, check for Luv n’ Liv, featuring the legendary U-Roy, with remixes by Timeblind, Lloop, Subatomic vs. Ming, and DG himself.