The second release on our label is about to get out there. I had the pleasure to lock down singer Earl 16 when he came to Tenerife for a show awhile back. I shot the video while in London a few months back, and Alejandro Oñate put in the time to piece the video together. This track is backed with a LV remix of a ‘Abantu’ by the Mighty Zulu Nation. I think it was September 20o1 that we hooked up for the first time, Fun’da’mental toured with this crew, a twelve strong choir from South Africa. I remember seeing them for the first time, at soundcheck for a show we did at Cargo in London; their voices rose majestically over our beats…my mouth was wide open, but no words would come.
FDM Director of Operations, Aki Nawaz went on to produce an album for them, hence how I got my hands on the acapella. Pleased to finally make this remix public. For the record, it will be released July 21st, and is available via my bandcamp site, here. XLR8R review of the original Mighty Zulu Nation album can be read here, Aki did a great job.
The Mighty Zulu Nation album on iTunes
; Bazaar feat. Earl 16</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/earconditioning”>Ear
Conditioning</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>
This time last year we had the opportunity to have Mala deal a DJ set at Clandestino Festival, it was class, very very dutty. Mala is not with us this year, however you can get your ear mittens around a mix he’s done for the podcast series of Xlr8r. Download here.
As for Clandestino, it’s already kicked off with Debruit laying it down at the inauguration a couple weeks ago, with the main action taking place this coming weekend. On-board are Susheela Raman, the destroyer Mutamassik, DJ Gavana, Baloji, French beat-maker Onra, Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu Astatke, Amazigh Kateb, Hype Williams who recently signed to Hyperdub, Soom T & Disrupt (Jahtari), and plenty more. I know I’ll see some of you there. It’s my 50th birthday on the Saturday, so your welcome to join me, Aleksander, Karin, Nat, Gavana, Fasterpeace, JayStarSeven, The Nazarenes and the entire Clandestino crew for a drink or two. Maybe I should finally decide what I want to do when I grow up,