Sunday, March 29, 2009

Praises and Ballads

Still reeling from the heavy bass explosion that was tropical dance 3, I finally got a second to listen to the second collabo mix from simon + awesome tapes from africa. It's pretty bananas so far, not exactly on a hit you over the head kick, just in a slow burn, this is is gonna be on repeat forever kind of way. Perfect for shaking out the cobwebs and easing into the day.

If you missed part one, you will surely want to grab it now. I have had a chopped version sitting around for a while, but I haven't gotten around to uploading it, so drop me a line if that's your thing. Otherwise, the single-track version is below.

shout to awesome tapes, and simon, wherever you are, these sets are crazy.

Simon's Records + Awesome Tapes from Africa - Praises and Ballads
Thione Seck - Chauffeur Bi
Alou Fané & Daouda Sangaré - Nambara Mogo
Super Djata de Bamako - Bimoko Magnin
Etoile de Dakar - Aladj
Kojo Mireku's Band - Mepe Me Ho Asem
Ashanti Brothers Band - Odo Afre Me
Dr. T.O. Jazz International Band - Asem Atome
Oko's Guitar Band - Ebeye Yie
Salif Keita & Kante Manflia - Wara-Mana
Ali Farka Toure - Kady
Kassa Tresor Mihindou - Dwimbu
Virtuoses Diabate - N'fa
David Zé - Ngongo Mua Ngola
Balla et ses Balladins - Leydi Mendnin
Celestine Ukwu - Onwu Bu Ugwo
E.T. Mensah and the Tempos Band - Medaho Mao
Cardinal Rex Lawson - Elizer
Lijadu Sisters - Osupa


Simon's Records + Awesome Tapes from Africa - Slow Music from West Africa

Paulson Kalu - Dick Tiger A Naa (Nigeria)
Rex Lawson - Osuala Oru Enene (Nigeria)
Yamoah's Band - Saman Me (Ghana)
African Brothers Dance Band - Mmobrowa (Ghana)
Black Dragons - Emalon Ni Hokowo (Benin)
Sorry Bamba - M'makono 'Attends-Moi' (Mali)
Orchestre du Jardin de Guinée - J.R.D.A. (Guinea)
Star Number One - Waalo (Senegal)
Number One du Senegal - Mory (Senegal)
Orchestre Rail Band de Bamako - Koro Koni (Mali)
Camayenne Sofa - Wayalangaï (Guinea)
F. Kenya - Ewule Adoma Kuma (Ghana)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Nous Avons Gagne (Benin)
Achille Johnny - Mede Woui (Benin)
Demba Camara et son Groupe - Exhumation Folklorique (Guinea)

simons-records_-_slow music from west africa.mp3

Friday, March 27, 2009

Really Bad Video from Ruff Skwad

this isn't so bad it's good, it's just bad.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kode9 on Benji B

new kode9 mix, lotsa dubs. get familiar.


01. Samiyam “Return” Hyperdub
02. Kode 9 “Black Sun” Hyperdub
03. Cooly G “Love Dub (Refix)” Hyperdub
04. Ikonika “Sahara Michael” Hyperdub
05. 2000F & J Kamata “You Don’t Know What Love Is” Hyperdub
06. Darkstar “Digital” Hyperdub
07. Burial “Untitled” Hyperdub
08. LV “Take Away” Hyperdub
09. Burial “Untitled” Hyperdub
10. Kode 9 “Too Far Gone” Hyperdub
11. Terror Danjah “Sonar” Dubplate
12. Lemon D “Manhattan Melody” Dubplate

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Grievous Angel - Funky Manifesto

I am into this. Grevious Angel, big man in the scene, heavy with meticulous mp3 metadata + tracklists, has put together a new uk funky/whatdoyoucallit compilation. Instead of trying to hunt down the crucual tunes, which must be quite a challenge, GA has spliced together bunch of radio sets, and the result is BIG.

This is not a mix. Rather, this is a compilation of the best UK Funky I could find, taken from radio shows. I’m NOT pretending I have these tunes. Rather, I’m showcasing the best in UK Funky. Because, while funky is wonderful, there’s a lot of tunes out there I don’t like that much, and I wanted an hour of music I could point that would say, “this is what I want. This is what I want to make.”

Friday, March 6, 2009

Full Hundred

Don't be a wasteman. Check out the music. Full writeup here.