Ear Con One O O

Ear Con100

What’s in the goodie-bag Mr. Wolf Watts?

More field recordings from India.  We escaped the madness and filth of Delhi, and Daramkhot was the place that received us with calm and serenity.  In McCleodganj is an area that has become a  Tibetan refuge, hence  there is a Buddhist temple there, where I recorded some 60-odd monks performing a mantra.

As far as the music is concerned, got some tunes that I bought in India in preparation for Harjinder and Mafe’s wedding party that I was to spin at.  What does one play at a Punjabi wedding?  ‘A Complete Marriage Album‘ of course.

New fresh beats are fully represented this week, with releases from Poirier collaborator Face-T, who dropped his Tuff Like Stone album earlier this year; Ill Blue with something on Hyperdub; Hot Sugar new album for NinjaTune; StayFresh grimmin’ out with ‘I Hear Ya Don’.  Leading up The Full Retard, the new joint from El-P, we’ve got a couple gems from his former group Company Flow, who incidentally just completed their reunion dates.  Apparently that’s it now for Co-Flow.  We’ll see.

End this current sound fiesta with new remix for Indigenous Resistance.  The original riddim was by Dr. Das, so the remix had to be tuff, hope you like the result.

You’ve got your monies worth for this week, later.

Monks of McCleodganj Buddhist Temple, India / Mantra
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland aka Hype Williams / Sinn Fein (hyperdub)
Thom Torke / Harrowdown Hill – The Bug Remix (xl)
Kalabat & Warrior Queen / Shooting Range (soul jazz)
Artist Unknown / Segue Bezikh – from Choubi choubi – Iraqi pop & folk (sublime frequencies)
Pammi Bai  / Boliyan – from ‘A Complete Marriage Album’ (saregama)
Face-T / Hands Up Deh, feat. Boogat (dep/universal)
Company Flow / Simple (rawkus / def jux)
Company Flow / Lenorcism (rawkus / def jux)
El-P / The Full Retard (def jux / fat possum)
StayFresh / I Hear Ya Don feat. Mayhem (stayfresh music)
Hot Sugar / The Girl Who Stole My Tamagotchi (ninja tune)
Ill Blu / Clapper (hyperdub)
I.R. Collective / Shadow War – Upright People Dem reMix- Cousin It (indigenous resistance)

Available every day this week at 11h GMT+1 via Sunhole, Saturday via eFM / Radio Studenski Sarajevo at 19h00 CET

Ear Con91 – LaPlatanera Session

Due to an intense snowfall in Sarajevo last night, this week’s show, is here now

Dropped the song in the video below at LaPlatanera presentation party last week, one of the ace card’s of the night.

EarCon91 – LaPlatanera Session

Gonjasufi / Timeout (warp)
Zdenek Liska / The Song of the Siren (finders keepers)
Deco Child / Nocturne – Crewdson Remix (ninjatune)
General Levy Professional Ganja Smoker – prod. Fusing Naked Beats
Schlachthofbronx feat. Warrior Queen / Dickie Rider (schlachthofbronx)
Ital Tek / Gonga (planet mu)
Caju e Castanha / Vou Dormir Pra Sonhar
King L Man / Regime Nah Change
Martyn / Distortions (Brainfeeder)
Warrior One / Warrior
Neon Jung / Delirium Tremens – Nathan Fake Remix (Magic Wire)
School of Seven Bells / Babelonia – Sepalcure Remix
Mutamassik / ni itu rekkez sampler
Chris Watson / Veracruz (Touch)

Students Rebel – The Bug


News from London:
‘In today’s riots in London a trolley with 18 inch sub & tweeters on the top was pushed into the centre of the Millbank Tower (The Conservative Party’s HQ) playing THE BUG Ft Killa P & Flowdan ‘SKENG’

Take that.

The Bug’s ‘Infected’ EP hits the shops virtual and real next Monday. Four tracks featuring a heavyweight list of performers, Killa P, FlowDan, Warrior Queen, Autechre, Roots Manuva, Hitomo (King Midas Sound), Justin Broadwick (Techno Animal, Jesu) and Scratch DVA.  Heavy enough for ya?

Available at Boomkat

Listen here

 

Ear Conditioning 38 – Keroxen10 Toast

With this gig coming up on Friday at El Tanque Espacio Cultural en Santa Cruz, gotta figure out what works in a space with an apparent reverb of around 12 seconds.  Regardless, it will be a space to experiment, play out somethings that don’t work it other venues.  Namely it’s a speaker issue with many venues this way.  As I may have mentioned here recently, El Guincho spoke about the lack of  respect to the whole frequency spectrum in many venues.  What we need is a Plastic People sound system.  A place to experience and hear the fullest spectrum of  the elements that producers / musicians put into what they do.

I’m still in a cloud of the Ninja Tune catalogue. Thrown in a couple more cuts from The Bug’s forthcoming Infected EP out in November.  Also dug back into some future movements via Squarepusher‘s remix of Scratch Yer Head by DJ Food, with that toothbrush sample, my god. I recall being at the Blue Note in Hoxton Square, London when Coldcut’s Stealth club night took place for about a year. Squarepusher came loaded with just a drum machine and his bass.  He tore new assholes in a pleasant way for all of us present.  I think his programming was a source of inspiration not only for music heads, but also programmers and creators of music software, no doubt.  He set a mark.

The Cinematic Orchestra’s ‘All That You Give’ features the voice of Fontella Bass, who I now know was also wife of the late great Lester Bowie of the Art Ensemble of Chicago fame.  ‘All That You Give’ is her testament to her husband who passed away in 1999.  It is beautiful tear.

The forthcoming  album from The Creole Choir of Cuba was welcomed with open arms and ears.  It sounds nothing like what is generally  associated with music from Cuba.  The creative pallet is much broader than assumptions. The work of the Mighty Zulu Nation or Umabatha, The Zulu Macbeth, soaring voices free of restrictions on mind body and soul.  The Creole Choir have just been announced to perform at Womad Las Palmas.  A wish has been answered.

Another contender for Womad could be Soil and ‘Pimp’ Sessions.  Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label are preparing to drop a 4 to the floor, bass step stomper with frenzied horns sending you all over the place.

Tune in tonight via Sunhole dot net at 22h00 GMT+1

Ear Conditioning 38 – Keroxen10 Toast

Crooklyn Dodgers ’95 / Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers (40Acres and a mule/MCA)
Killer Mike / Swimming (prod. by Flying Lotus) (Adult Swim)
The Bug / Tune In featuring Roots Manuva (Ninja Tune)
The Cinematic Orchestra featuring Fontella Bass / All That You Give (Ninja Tune)
Mala / Return II Space (dmz)
Christian Parenti / War on Terror
Salem / Asia – oOoOO Remix
DJ Food / Stratch Yer Head – Squarepusher Remix (Ninja Tune)
Afronaught / Work It (Apollo)
Red Snapper featuring MC Det / The Sleepness – SUAD Remix (Warp)
The Bug featuring Warrior Queen / Poison Dart – Scratch DVA Remix (Ninja Tune)
The Bug featuring Warrior Queen / Poison Dart – Skream Remix (Ninja Tune)
Soil and Pimp Sessions / Pop Korn – WAFA Remix (Brownswood Recordings)
Los Destellos / Elsa featuring Fefe – Sonido Martines Remix
El Guincho / Ghetto Facil (Young Turks)
The Creole Choir of Cuba / Edem Chante (Real World)
Cauto / Despertar (Disboot)