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Sonar festival was a big weekend so just the tracklistings this week, don't worry more ramblings next week...

Seun Anikulapo-Kuti & Egypt 80 - Rise (Knitting Factory promo)
Oddisee - Al Mawrada (Mello Music free download)
Versus - Mr Blue feat. Bruce Sherfield (Self Released)
Kidboy feat. Ohmega Watts - The Culture (Jazz and Milk promo)
Mia Doi Todd & Jose Gonzalez - Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo (Red Hot promo)
Boom Clap Bachelors - Lob Stop Sta feat. Coco O (Plug Research)
Amon Tobin - Surge, Emika Version (Ninja Tune promo)
Pavel Dovgal - Guinea (Project Moon Circle promo)
Space Ranger - Plastic Romance, MCDE Dub rmx (Lovemonk promo)
The Melton Brothers - Livin' In The City (Favourite promo)
Omar & Zed Bias - Dancin (Tru Thoughts)
George Fitzgerald - Reset (Aus promo)
AnD - Swing Me (Project Sqauared)
Machinedrum - She Died There (Planet Mu promo)

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No time for idle chatter as Sonar shenanigans have stolen all my time so I'm just going to drop the track list

Frederic Robinson - Mood Swings (Brownwood promo)
Beaumont - Lucky (Kinnego promo)
Maguett - Orange Flame (Error Broadcast)
Holy Other - Touch (Tri Angle)
Szare - Active Five (Idle Hands)
Tevo Howard - Autumn Spell, Top Shelf September Mix (Hour House is Your Rush)
DEGO - Not In My Disco (2000 Black promo)
Tropics - Mouves (Planet Mu promo)
Incarnations - Meet Me At Midnight (Lovemonk)
Fink - Perfect Darkness (Ninja Tune)
Samiyam - Lifesized Stuffed Animal (Brainfeeder promo)
Mr. Scruff - Wobble Control (Ninja Tune promo)
El Kid - Construction No.104 (Astrobig smileynamics)
Vezelay - Sedative (Planet Mu)

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Simple folky delights led us gently into this weeks show firstly with Grey Reverend, of Cinematic Orchestra fame and his one man and guitar sound, before DJ Cam mixed the pleasant vocals of Chris James with some orchestral strings and hip hop touches. Free The Beats is a handmade CD compilation series featuring unsigned artists and was the source of the delicate, stringy, delights of Howard before things took a turn for the dark, dramatic and testing sounds of the new Vladislav Delay Quartet album which comes highly recommended.

The enigmatic Downliners Sekt then kept things twisted and dubby with a track from their latest offering on Barcelona's Disboot label before Johnny Clark and King Tubby laid down the dub roots and Wrong Tom and Citizen Sound niced up the dance with some feel good reggae vibes. Hail Mary Mallon otherwise known as Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz then dropped some of that good old underground hip hop before Starkey further carried the hip hop torch, bassline style and made you wonder why more modern, forward thinking producers don't throw vocals over their fresh rhythms.

Kuedo is back with another EP coming soon on Planet Mu and we particularly liked the dreamy Hetoric remix of 'Shutter Light' before we gave you a little taster of the drum mental floater, 'Farthing Wood Dub' from Hype Williams, rather (un)surprisingly on Hyperdub. Alex Barck then displayed his musical pedigree and versatility by remixing ambient pioneers Popol Vuh to prog rocktastic effect - epic! Loose limbed house vibes then finished the show courtesy of Ossie and rising star based in the Middle East, Darling Farah.

Grey Reverend - Box (Motion Audio promo)
DJ Cam - Swim feat Chris James (Inflamable promo)
Howard - Music In Slow Motion (Free The Beats)
Vladislav Delay Quartet - Killing The Water Bed (Honest Jons)
Downliners Sekt - All I Can Hear Now (Disboot)
Johnny Clark - Roots Natty Congo, King Tubby Dub (BBE promo)
Wrong Tom meets Citizen Sound - We Do Dance (Irieites)
Hail Mary Mallon - Smock (Rhymesayers promo)
Starkey - Bricks feat Curly Castro (Civil Music promo)
Kuedo - Shutter Light Girl, Hetoric remix (Planet Mu promo)
Hype Williams - Farthing Wood Dub (Hyperdub promo)
Popol Vuh - Haram Dei haram Dei, Alex Barck Prog Rock Edit (SPV promo)
Ossie - Set The Tone (Hyperdub)
Darling Farah - Crown (Civil Music promo)

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Sad news this week with the passing of Gil Scott Heron, a true musical legend and one of the most insightful political and social commentators of his generation, at least he went out on a high note after a couple of decades of ups and downs with his last album, RIP. Arthur Verocai kept the vintage vocals flowing, Brazilian style, with a dramatically arranged slice of soul jazz. Hawa then graced us with some brand new retro vibes from her great debut album coming very soon on Favourite recordings, excellent. I then dropped some tropical vibes courtesy of pysch-inclined latin funksters, Octote Soul Sounds from their new album, Taurus. Batida, all the way from Angola then mashed up the dance with a crazy riddim and some great soulful African vocals.

Gang Gang Dance are always worth checking and the future Balearic classic, 'Romance Layers' is, in my humble, the best cut from their new album. Gagarin then got all electronic, extra terrestrial and experimental with 'Dunnock' but it could have been any of a few cuts from his great new self titled album. DOK then re-invented G Funk with an East London grime twist with the aptly titled 'West Coast', which sounded fat on a big system when I heard Kode 9 drop it on the weekend.

Loose 4/4 vibes took over the second half of the show kicking off with the tripped out, uplifting hazy house sound of Benjamin Jackson before I gave you a taste of the forthcoming Crewdson album - Gravity and his trademark complex, yet melodic threaded, blend of electronica. The album definitely has hidden depths and is getting better with every listen, always a good sign. Brownswood new boy Gang Colours then let loose with some post garage dreaminess from his outstanding, soon to be releaed, EP. Patrick Zigon then dubbed up the dance with a great slice of twisted bass throbbing quirkiness which led nicely into the deep, sprawling, hypnotic bass heavy sounds of Deadbeat and a taster of the world of dub that awaits on his forthcoming new album, Drawn and Quartered.

Gil Scott Heron - Winter In America (Arista)
Arthur Verocai - Velho Parente (Luv n Haight)
Hawa - So Wrong (Favourite promo)
Ocote Soul Sounds - Tumba Del Payaso (ESL)
Batida - La Vai Maria feat Ize Teixeira (Akwaaba)
Finn Peters - Purple (Mantella promo)
Gang Gang Dance - Romance Layers (Warp)
Gagarin - Dunnock (Geo)
DOK - West Coast feat Terror Danjah (Hyperdub promo)
Benjamin Jackson - Tareco Drive (The Analogue Quadrant)
Crewdson - Starting Out On The Wrong Foot (Slowfoot promo)
Gang Colours - Dance Around The Subject (Brownswood promo)
Patrick Zigon - Momento Magico feat Caramelo Criminal (Danza Macabra promo)
Deadbeat - Fouth Quarter (Blkrtz promo)

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I eased you into this weeks show with a track from the new Fourcolor (aka Keichi Sugimoto) album, As Pleat a great new addition to the ever dependable 12K recordings before I dropped the title track from my album of the week the forthcoming Dakota Suite 'The Hearts Of Empty' which is simply wonderful. Africa Hitech then gave us an uptempo deep spiritual tribal vibe with the excellent 'Light The Way' one of the highlights of the new tracks from this rather inconsistent project.

It was a great excuse though to hit you with an organic African section ably started by Bombino, a rising star in the whole desert blues genre before some classic Congolese vibes with an East African twist carried on the vibe, good old Franco. Idrissa Diop & Cheickh Tidiane Tall then shifted the focus on to the golden age of Senegalese music before German funksters, Karl Hector & The Malcouns showed that scuzzy, pysched out Ethiopian vibes are a wonderful thing - check their new EP on Now Again, deadly.

Now Miles Bonny has been dubbed the missing link between D'Angelo and Willy Nelson, perhaps rather optimistically by his PR crew, but their is no denying he's no lightweight and his new album is a great modern soul work and rock solid start to finish. Saturn Never Sleeps, the Sun-Ra inspired project of King Britt and Rucyl Mills, is a wonderful thing and last week they gave away an interstellar slice of future soul called 'Tory', wow. Dego then kept the fresh soul vibes rolling with a track he gave away last week featuring Bembe Segue and David Okumo. Doesn't anyone sell music any more?

Jack and Juke then treated us to their great Sugar Hill Gang cover version '9th Wonder' which funnily was also a giveaway last week, along with 15 other nice tunes, as part of the label's 7th birthday celebrations before Floating Points came in and stole the show with a great meandering slice of future boogie which paved the way for Jin Choi to end the show on a lovely deep quirky scat vocal house vibe, I just wished I could have played all of it.

Fourcolor - Bleach Black (12K promo)
Dakota Suite - The Hearts Of Empty (Karaoke Kalk promo)
Africa Hitech - Light The Way (Warp)
Bombino - Tar Hani (Cumbancha)
Franco & Le Tout Puissant OK Jazz - Ku Kisantu Kikwenda Ko (Sterns)
Idrissa Diop & Cheikh Tidiane Tall - Caridad (Teranga Beat)
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - M'Hammath (Now Again)
Miles Bonny - What's Life Like (MPM promo)
Saturn Never Sleeps - Tory (Free download)
Dego - Sunchine ft Bembe Segue & Dave Okumu (Free Download)
Jack & Juke - 9th Wonder (First Word free download)
Floating Points - Marilyn (Eglo Promo)
Jin Choi - Half Baked, Vinyl Edit (Serialism promo)

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Happy Days, Red Snapper have got a new album, always something to celebrate in my book and this one doesn't disappoint and with quite a few mellower tracks on as the opening 'You Read My Cards Wrong' track testifies. Caural has a 'new' project with long term collaborator Jason Hunt which was originally conceived in 1995 and is now finally seeing the light of day, swapping the beats for a rockier edge - check it. Somethinksounds, the label of the Somethinkblue crew, aren't releasing much but what they are is quality, as the new Lucky Paul EP testifies - look out for the wicked Elephino remix as well. Electric Cowbell have realized not everyone has got a record player and are about to put out a CD and digital compilation of it's collectible 45's showcasing the varied sound of the big apple.

Zackey Force Funk is usually more at home robbing banks with baseball bats but has found the time to come out with an EP of grimy electro funk on fledgling label Machino Muerte, nasty shit as the 'Pistolgrip' track testifies. I like him. Letherette then showed that, after the Young Montana? album, the west midlands is the next hottest beat making center of the universe, I like their fresh take on vintage music. Now Mo Kolours has been getting a lot of love and rightly so and his debut EP is now in the shops, go buy, it's as fresh as anything out there as the 'Dead Of Night' taster shows. Also out about now is the LV album and it's a great fusion of dubstep's ruder roots and the new more sophisticated post dubstep sounds.

The Jono McCleery hype machine is gearing up and rightly so. The album is out end of year but Counter are starting to tease with some new bits and choice remixes including a killer Seiji remix, easily the most interesting thing he's done in years. Holly Cook then brightened up proceedings with 'Milk and Honey' from her reggae meets soul and pop, debut album, set to soundtrack many a BBQ it could be massive, she's the daughter of Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols don't you know. Now Birdy is a 14 year old being swept up by the hype machine and making Bon Ivor fans hate her in equal measure and some cheecky remixes arrived this week. I dropped the Lunice remix but the Jack Sparrow twist is growing on me, seek them out.

Mayer Hawthorne has just released a free download of 6 cover versions, 'Work It Out' being my favourite, check my Mayer blog post for more info. Americana is a new comp coming from BBE focussing on the murky world of AOR (look it up) and it's fusions with the world of black American music from days gone by - smooth, sexy, grooving and your mum will like it as well. SoulParlor is putting out an album on Tokyo Dawn soon and it's full of progressive beats, soul jazz flavours and a hip hop/spoken word twist not to mention some nice remixes, look out for it. As promised I finally dropped the Erodiscotique cut from Dimitri from Paris and DJ Rocca which led nicely into a new Moodyman remix of Billie Holiday from a generally pretty poor set of new Verve remixes before finishing off with some great techno bassline business from Breach and T. Williams.

Red Snapper - Your Read My Cards Wrong (V2 Benelux promo)
Boy King Islands - Lights In My Sky (Eat Concrete promo)
Lucky Paul - Thought We Were Alone (Somethinksounds promo)
Superhuman Happiness - Human Happiness (Electric Cowbell promo)
Zackey Force Funk - Pistolgrip (Machino Muerte promo)
Letherette - Shoe Be Do (Ho_Tep promo)
Mo Kolours - Dead Of Night (One Handed Music)
LV ft Joshua Idehen - Murkish Delights (Keysound promo)
Jono McCleery - Garden, Seiji remix (Counter Records promo)
DZA - Twat (Project Moon Circle/Jus Like Music promo)
Hollie Cook - Milk and Honey (Mr Bongo promo)
Birdy - Skinny Love, Lunice remix (White)
Mayer Hawthorne - Work To Do (free download)
Midnight Flyer - I Just Want To Love You (BBE promo)
SoulParlor - Real feat Colonel Red, Opolopo rmx (Tokyo Dawn promo)
Erodiscotique - Downtown (Gomma)
Billie Holiday - That Ol Devil Called Love, Moodyman rmx (Verve promo)
Breach - Fatherless, T. Williams remix (PTN promo)

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Ethiopia is the launch pad for this weeks show kicking off with a track from the new Dub Colossus offering which has gone more Ethiopian and less dub and is certainly none the worse for that. Geneva boys, Imperial Tiger Orchestra, then continue the Eritraen vibes with an authentic, albeit by a bunch of Swiss lads, take on the country's music. Mother Africa then provided a funkier reworked Afro groove from the excellent Owiny Sigoma Band whose album has just dropped and which I highly recommend. Boxcutter then kept the funk but with an interstellar twist with the excellent 'Zabriskie Disco' from his new album. Cosmic house courtesy of the San Soda remix of Sebastien San's 'Great Cities' then kept the galatic vibes flowing and I for one will be playing this cut for a long time.

Now I played you a bit of Falty DL a while back as an introduction to his latest album but I was listening back to it the other day and couldn't believe the deeper than deep 'Voyager' track had escaped me, I guess it's the dangers of trying to listen to too much music too quickly. Mathias Stubo then "future discoed" up the dance with the title track from his forthcoming album on BBE, '1979'. Now the 80's are influencing a lot of producers at the moment and the lastest is young Scottish producer Beaumont who has made what sounds like a modern version of the original Miami Vice TV soundtrack and I'm particularly liking the 'Tokyo' track. Look out for the EP coming soon on Kinnego Records out of Ireland.

Moa Pillar is one of the new breed of Russian beatmakers and his 'Flying Low' track is an intense yet evocative slice of great beat making. I've just been sent a whole host of other Russian beats so expect to hear more of what's happening up north soon. I then changed to a more sedate and contemplative tack kicking off with a new Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto tune from their latest collaborative album - beautiful stuff which led nicely into the guitar led soundtrack meanderings of Barcelona boy Microfeel. Seargent Garcia then provided a heavy percussion workout from his new album on Cumbancha before Ghostpoet crept into the house with a killer, dBridge remixed hip hop cut. It's great to hear an MC with a really distinctive sound and flow especially when the production is sick as well. I then dropped Young Montana's warped view of the hip hop world featuring the vocal dexterity of Stainless Steele before Bibio provided a new Balearic wind down to the show, lovely.

Dub Colossus - Yezema Meseret (Real World)
Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Anchi Bale Game (Mental Groove)
Owiny Sigoma Band - Nabed Nade Ei Piny Ka, Rework (Brownswood)
Boxcutter - Zabriskie Disco (Planet Mu)
Sebastien San - Great Cities, San Soda's downtempo mix (We Play House)
Falty DL - Voyager (Planet Mu)
Mathias Stubo - 1979 (BBE promo)
Beaumont - Tokyo (Kinnego promo)
Moa Pillar - Flying Low (Gimme 5)
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Moto - Pionier IOO (Raster Norton promo)
Microfeel - Guitar & Your Silence feat Arbol
Sergent Garcia - En El Domino (Cumbancha)
Ghostpoet - Survive It, dBridge Limbo rmx (Brownswood promo)
Young Montana - Suchbeats feat Stainless Steele (Alpha Pup)
Bibio - Light Seep (Warp)

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So this is the last Global SoulJah & BBE Records Radio Show after getting on for 200 shows, I can't quite believe it. But fear not the radio show is continuing it's just changing identity to Audio Texture for purely selfish reasons. I've got to say a big, big thank you to BBE Records for allowing me to jump into bed with them the last three years, it's been a wonderful thing, cheers boys. So on with this weeks show which kicked off with a little 4/4 mix and new wonder kid producer. Norway's Mathisas Stubo is only 19 years old with an unhealthy obsession for black music history and disco and boogie in particular and an uncanny knack of taking those classic sounds and giving them a really unique twist and dragging them screaming into the new millenium. The forthcoming debut album, 1979, is great and the start of a promising career for sure. Neon Jung, the first non Lone production to grace Magic Wire records followed with some classic yet futuristic purple house vibes before Joe provided some more classic sounding, bassline updated, stripped down house from the new Hessle Audio comp which celebrate 3 years of their existence, congratulations and thanks are due. The Workshop releases of late have been pure fire and Kassem Mosse's latest effort, 'Untitled 2' is absolutely no exception. Grey Matter then snapped the mix out of it's deep hypnotic vibe with another classic inspired house effort, though this time aimed to rip up the stiffest of party, expect to hear this on all discerning house dance floors at peak time for the rest of the year and more. Nacho Patrol rounded off the house mix with some of that pysched out cosmic house shizzle which makes me snap up all of what he does. So the Blitz The Ambassador is set for release and the short little 'instrumentalude' is another example of the quality within this great African hip hop album. fLako is about to maintain Project Moon Circle's growing reputation for picking the right beat makers with an album called The Mesektet in the not too distant future and the stripped down, less is more beats of 'YeahYeahYeah' led me nicely into new Chakra Sounds signing Jon Phonics which in turn warmed up for 'Sacre Cour' a taster for one of the freshest album of beats this year courtesy of Young Montana. The album is called Limerence and it really is a lovingly crafted album of complex beats and dense layers of samples but without losing that soul and head snapping funk - hot! Mongo Santamaria then changed the vibes via a nice little Joe Claussell remix which is part of a larger remix project he has taken on where he takes the Fania back catalogue on a journey from Africa to Latin New York, all fed through his mixing desk and undoubted afrolatin sensibility. Fredericks Brown then provided the slow soul jazz vibes with a tune that just grows and grows on you, thank you Jazz and Milk. Big Dada new girl Elan Tamara then kept the vocal flavours rolling but in her very unique way, don't ask me just check her out, she's special and on her way to bigger and better things. Barcelona musical maverick Guillamino then closed proceedings with a dreamy slice of abstract vocal loveliness, look out for his new album coming later this year. Mathias Stubo - Diskorama (BBE promo) Neon Jung - Just Can't Leave It Alone (Magic Wire promo) Joe - Twice (Hessle Audio promo) Kassem Mosse - Untitled 2 (Workshop) Greymatter - Tesla (Wolf Music promo) Nacho Patrol - Stars Over Africa (M-Division) Blitz The Ambassador - Instrumentalude (Jakarta promo) fLako - YeahYeahYeah (Project Moon Circle) Jon Phonics - The One (Chakra Sounds) Young Montana - Sacre Cool (Alpha Pup promo) Mongo Santamaria - Mambo Mongo, Joe Claussell rmx (Fania promo) Fredericks Brown - Land Of Plenty (Jazz and Milk) Elan Tamara - The Ones Who (Big Dada promo) Guillamino - Viratge (Bankrobber promo)
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The lovely future soul of Si Tew's 'Solhouette' starts this weeks musical ramble and it's a sweet little taster of the musical delights from his new album about to drop on R2 records. Jonwayne then swaggers into earshot with a cut from his new album from 'on the button' label Alpha Pup, what have they started putting in the water on the West coast?? I then finally dropped Mathew & Toby's 'Rocketnumbernine' on Kieran Hebdens label, something I've been meaning to do for ages, there's not many tracks that are 13 minutes long that I don't want to end. Burial disciple Aviance then dropped the tempo and upped the suspense with his 'Desolate' track from his great The Invisible Insurrection LP - deep and dark. David Minor then beamed in a pleasing little leftfield transmission from the musical outer reaches via the Nonine control center before Channel In Channel Out's marriage of subtle glitches and pastoral vocals from his stylistically scizophrenic album due out very shortly on Karaoke Kalk. Grey Reverand then kept the vocal flavours flowing with some singer songwriter sweetness and a little taster of the delights to come from his forthcoming Motion Audio album. Matthew Halsall then displayed why he is one of the UK's most exciting jazz prospects and an old head on young shoulders with the most spiritual cut from his new album, On The Go, on his own Gondwana label. Murcof then changed the vibes with his revision of the soundtrack for the Mexican film La Sangre Illuminada before new Ninja Tune signing Slugabed dropped some 'Nu Krak Swing' and T.R.A.C. followed up with some classic sounding hip hop courtesy of some super soulful Marc Mac produced beats. I then dropped a little reminder of how good Will.I.Am was before he went over to the cheesy pop dark side which led nicely into a super soulful slo-mo bassline beat workout from Shlohmo. Mono/Poly then did more of the same before I dropped a little taster from the musical freshness meets man and machine sound of Boxcutter and his forthcoming album on Planet Mu. The new Wiley joint 'Numbers in Action' is gonna be all over everywhere this summer but personally I'm liking the great, simple but effective Sticky remix the mostest before IKE ended the show with some Detroit disco vibes.. Si Tew - Solhouette (R2 promo) Jonwayne - Featuring Mndsgn (Alphapup) Matthew & Toby - Rocketnumbernine (Test) Desolate - Aviance (Fauxpas Musik) David Minor - Honey Cr Reprise (Nonine promo) Channel In Channel Out - Kind Euphemisms part B (Karaoke Kalk promo) Grey Reverand - Mistaken For A Martyr (Motion Audio promo) Matthew Halsall - The Journey Home (Gondwana promo) Murcof - Como Quisiera Decirte, Murcof mix (Infine) Slugabed - Nu Krak Swing (Ninja Tune promo) T.R.A.C. - Somn, For Your Ears (BBE promo) Will.I.Am - Lay Me Down featuring Terry Dexter (BBE) Shlohmo - Places (FoF Music) Mono/Poly - Glow (Brainfeeder) Boxcutter - Panama (Planet Mu promo) Wiley - Numbers In Action, Sticky rmx (Big Dada promo) IKE - Supernatural (Philpot)
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Off on a jazz vibe this week from Finn Peters and his ground breaking Music Of The Mind project where he literally thought music into being utilising a BCI (Brain Computer Interface) and then produced an amazing album from the results, amazing stuff. My new discovery of the week, multi-instrumentalist, Charles-Eric Charrier, followed with a track from his latest album Silver, (which got sent to me, got lost and has only just resurfaced after my recent move!) and thank god I found it as it was on repeat all day Saturday. Snorkel made another appearance on the show with another track from their about to be released album, Stop Machine, fans of Red Snapper look out for these guys, I can't wait to see them live. Co.fee is another of the seemingly endless supply of boundary pushing LA beatmakers on the brand new My Hollow Drum label and his new EP dropping soon is essential listening for the Low End Theory crew. Ekoplekz then kept the boundary pushing pressure with another one of his analogue, all to tape, trademark dubwise workouts from his slightly more accessible recent Fountain Square EP. Tommy Tempa is another interesting beatmaker that has caught my ear and 'Rejoin Rejoice' should let you all know why. MPM have been firmly rooted in the golden years of hip hop and classic soul and funk vibes but the new Karlmarx album is about to change all that with it's leftfield future bass vibes, well worth a listen. I had to give you another little taste of Blitz The Ambassador as it's probably my favourite African hip hop album since Emmanuele Jal's debut - real Afro vibes, nice production and considered, well delivered lyrics - coming soon on Jakarta records. Femi Kuti then kept the Afro flavour with a new track from him before pan Afro inspired Cacique 97 from Lisbon brushed away the bailout blues with a great uptempto dancer. The Rhythmagic Orchestra is the brain child of Ben Lamdin and Hugo Mendez utilizing the cream of the UK's jazz musicians playing a whole host of great Afro Cuban jazz originals and classic covers, look out for this really soon. Under the production (not very) alias Prommer & Barck, Christian Prommer and Alex Barck (from Jazzanova) have been huddled in a studio recently and they've produced what is one of the best house albums I've heard in a while. No fillers all killers, well produced, full of great musicality and some pleasing twists and turns, deep is the word. The Savile's K-Huse remix of Eskmo's, 'Moving Glowstream' trailed the show off into deep hypnotic house space. I'll be back on planet earth next week. Finn Peters - One State Of Mind (Mantella Records) Charles-Eric Charrier - Echoes Short (Experimedia) Snorkel - Loophole (Slowfoot records) Co.fee - Kali (My Hollow Drum promo) Ekoplekz - Arkrite (Mordant Music) Tommy Tempa - Rejoin Rejoice (Somethinksounds promo) Karlmarx - Futuro (MPM promo) Blitz The Ambassador - Akwaaba (Jakarta promo) Femi Kuti - Dem Bobo (Knitting Factory Records) Cacique'97 - American Cop (Footmovin Records) The Rhythmagic Orchestra - Mary Lou (Impossible Ark promo) Prommer and Barck - Lovin (Derwin promo) Eskmo - Moving Glowstream, Savile's K-House mix (Ninja Tune promo)

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