The evergreen Wagon Christ kicked off the show this week with his personal brand of machine funkery from his new album before Venetian Snares then twisted reggae into new forms with his excellent 'Ever Apparent All Being Shoulder', the rest of the forthcoming EP on Planet Mu is more than worth checking as well. Things then went all organic and 'tropical' as The Creole Choir Of Cuba unleashed their unique fusion of choral vocals and Afro Cuban rhythms. I've got to be honest I was slightly disappointed by the album but was fortunate to catch them live last year and they rock it BIG time. Strut carry on their great artist album series by getting Orchestre Poly Rythmo back in the studio after far too long for some Afro niceness before Azymuth, who have never been far from the studio, start the warm up to their new release which celebrates 35 years of recording. An amazing milestone especially since the years haven't diminished their hunger and quality of output.
The tropical vibes then continued but got all 2011 first with some great new MC talent in Blitz The Ambassador and his pyschedelic freestyle beats - can't wait to get my hands on the album. Mo Kolours then followed with his unique take on global fusion, twisting his Mauritian roots and black music leanings through the world of plug ins and computer screens to more than pleasing effect.
I can't believe that I had never heard of Caural before last week and for that I have to thank Eat Concrete records and their re-issue EP of some of his classic material including the lovingly executed concept track, 'Sorry Underground Hip Hop Happened 10 Years Ago' - YO!! I then had to drop a track from the EXCELLENT Slim Line Mutha album coming soon on Broadcite which is full of golden age hip hop and soulful vibes start to finish not to mention a whole host of great vocalists and MCs - I'm telling you look out for this project..
Twit One then dropped a great little slice of beat splice cheekiness from his new 10" LP before I mellowed things out with some wonderful nu-soul courtesy of the LA residing trio, King. Now due to my moving woes I haven't been supporing Amalia and her new album and I hope the taster on this weeks show will serve as an introduction to this great new soul talent and her 80's synth soul.
Robot Koch either spends far too much time in the studio or works double quick style. His latest project is a team up with the vocal alchemy of John Robinson which has brought out the soulful side of this prolific knob twiddler, I'm excited. Peaking Lights are one of the bands du jour but seem to have bit more depth than your average blogosphere 'here today gone tomorrow' fodder and I particularly the dub version of 'Birds Of Paradise'. Gagarin then upped the tempo with a taster of their new album and some ultra deep two step vibes to end another weeks musical joyride..
Wagon Christ - Accordian McShane (Ninja Tune)
Venetian Snares - Ever Apparent All Being Shoulder (Planet Mu promo)
The Creole Choir Of Cuba - Tande (Realworld)
Orchestre Poly Rythmo - Gbeti Madro featuring Angelique Kidjo (Strut
Azymuth - In My Treehouse (Far Out promo)
Blitz The Ambassador - Dear Africa feat Les Nubians (Jakarta Recors promo)
Mo Kolours - Drum Talking (One Handed Music promo)
Caural - Sorry Underground Hip Hop Happened 10 Years Ago (Eat Concrete promo)
Slim Line Mutha - Pulling Your Card feat Monte Smith (Broadcite promo)
Twit One - Jederliebtihn (MPM promo)
King - The Story (King)
Amalia - Art Slave (Tokyo Dawn)
Robot Koch & John Robinson - Smorgasbord (Project Moon Circle)
Peaking Lights - Birds Of Paradise, Dub Version (Not For Fun)
Gagarin - 3KA-3 (Geo promo)
Disco Love is back!! Volume 2 of the great compilation from Al Kent and BBE is about to drop and it's possibly even better than the first one and that's saying something, not to mention the outstanding disco inspired artwork - essential compilation. This was followed by a deep Fatima and Floating Points taster from their forthcoming EP on Eglo, if that was the B-side, I can't wait for the main cut. Fresh global beats were then the order of the day courtesy of Easy and The Centre Of The Universe and the excellent worldly new Debruit compilation on Civil Music.
The Beat Generation series from BBE is getting a timely re-issue and just to remind you of why I slapped on Jay Dee's 'Pause' and next week I'll give a killer Will.I.Am cut from the good old days before he went more pop than Elton John. DJ Vadim has got a new project called The Electric, the album is finally here and my favourite cut is the afrocentric leaning 'Toot Toot'. There's a wonderfully wide ranging comp out called After The Void featuring obscure multi genre cuts of music you never knew existed and I'm particuarly loving 'Funky Dromedary' along with most of the other tracks.
40 Winks is the latest producer to drop on an album on Project Moon Circle and it's a worthy successor to the great Long Arm LP, the label has come up trumps again. Mar then came through with the vocal jazz flavour from one of his reworks being put out on MPM, beats courtesy of Louis Bordeaux before the sweet vocal vibes continued with a cut from the excellent Nostalgia 77 album on Tru Thoughts. The show then wound up with some uptempo beats kicking off with the jazz flavoured techno of Nicolas Jaar from his new EP, the fresh beats of Falty DL from his excellent new album on Planet Mu before Altered Natives ripped up the dance with a cut from the Danny Native's super fresh new compilation on his own Eye4Eye label.
Aged In Harmony - I Feel Like Dancin (BBE)
Fatima & Floating Points - Redlight (Eglo promo)
Easy & The Centre Of The Universe - Halloumi (Harmonia)
Debruit - Medze (Civil Music promo)
Jay Dee - Pause, 12" Version (BBE)
The Electric - Toot Toot (OGS)
Synthesizers Unlimited - Funky Dromedary (Light Sounds Dark)
40 Winks - Not The Destination (Project Moon Circle promo)
Mar - 1st Session produced by Louis Bordeaux (MPM promo)
Nostalgia 77 - Simmerdown (Tru-Thoughts)
Nicolas Jaar - Materials (Circus Company)
Falty DL - Gospel Of Opal feat Anneka (Planet Mu)
Altered Natives - Ghost Hands (Eye4Eye promo)
Finally! Back on the airwaves after an enforced break due to moving into a new live/work space which involved apart from the obvious nightmare of moving a record collection as well as everything else my Russian builder splitting up with his girlfriend, having an emotional breakdown and going awol, torrential rain which flooded through an old chimney spewing black water on my new floor and having to sleep in a sleeping bag on a mattress on the floor for a week in a building site. So I'm never moving again EVER..
So now my equipment is out of boxes here we go kicking off with a cut from the new Marc Mac produced T.R.A.C. album, although funnily enough I dropped the only MCless cut just because the sampled spoken words seem pretty relevant to the world today. Do check the album though, the beats are soul heaven and the lyrics great, coming soon on BBE. I then kept the hip hop flavour but with a nice leftfield twist courtesy of Padwriterz and then a track from a great collaborative album between Obba Suba and the Czech experimental musician (not Belgium as mentioned in the show!) Michal Cimala, Bandcamp business...
The Stepkids are a really interesting new group on Stones Throw, hard to pigeon hole but sounding vintage, modern and fresh. I then dropped a track from a great album from last year by Gayngs, lovely stuff before giving you a taste of the new Dorian Concept material who can now be found on Ninja Tune. Shackleton doesn't really put out any filler as his new EPs for Honest Jons testify, forget the remixes it's all about the original cuts for me. Keeping the beats rolling I then veered into the Clonious remix of Take from the new album of Take remixes on Alpha Pup and then dropped the tempo but kept the beats with Adi Dick and his Spacedust tune from the latest in the Project Moon Circle Ego beatmaker comps, this time showcasing talent from Australia and New Zealand.
"Electro-aquatic-kraut-afro-funk-sonic-experimentation-unit" Snorkel then got all rowdy before Exile hit us with some exotic beats and the excellently named 'PCP laced Beedies'. If that wasn't enough I dropped some killer dubwise runnings from Black Chow, aka Kevin Martin and Kiki Hitomi - check Jahtari for the release, essential. Mago Bo with a Filastine twist kept the low end theory but added a global twist before Barbara Morgenstern arrived with a very personal take on Prince's 'Sign Of The Times', you've got to love a good cover version.
The unprolific yet quality Fudge Fingas has finally made an album and it's solid through and through as the downtempo soulful delights of 'It's About Time' testify which led into the latest Owiny Sigoma Band track - watch out for a sprawling Theo Parrish remix on the flipside, coming on Record Shop Day..
T.R.A.C. - Tel-lie-vision Marc Mac Intermission (BBE promo)
Padwriterz feat Juba Zaki - Time Don't Exist (Eklektik)
Michal Cimala & Obba Supa - Building Up, Obba Supa rmx feat Radimo (Chakra Sounds Bandcamp)
The Stepkids - Shadows on Behalf (Stones Throw promo)
Gayngs - Crystal Rope (Jagjagwar)
Dorian Concept - Thank You All The Time Forever (Ninja Tune)
Shackleton - Deadman (Honest Jons)
Take - Neon Beams, The Clonious rmx (Alpha Pup)
Adi Dick - Spacedust (Project Moon Circle)
Snorkel - Stop Machine (Slowfoot free download)
Exile - PCP Laced Beedies (All City promo)
Black Chow - Wonderland Version (Jahtari)
Maga Bo - Ransom, Filastine rmx (Senseless promo)
Barbara Morgenstern - Sign Of The Times (Monika Enterprise)
Fudge Fingas - It's About Time (Prime Numbers promo)
Owiny Sigoma Band - Wires (Brownswood promo)
So a whole heap of new music this week and very few words due to my continuing workload, construction work hell, ongoing moving woes and general sleep deprivation. Two weeks more and I should be fully installed, unpacked and resuming 'normal' service.
Raf Vilar is part of the fresh new sound of Brazil. Mellow beats abound at the start of the show courtesy of Mizz Beats, Taylor McFerrin and Space Invadas. Robot Koch and John Robinson is some keeping it real nu-school hip hop whilst Jeremiah Jae is some keeping it real cosmic, outerspacial hip hop. Sven Kacirek has produced a wonderful Afro fusion album of the highest order. Pangaea is a beat making don and Hizatron and Policy are two new beat making talents to watch out for and thank you to Heavenly Sweetness for the Raphael re-issue.
Raf Vilar - Bossa Me (Far Out promo)
Mizz Beats - 2 Bit Road (Eglo promo)
Taylor McFerrin - Awake To You (Brainfeeder promo)
Space Invadas - So Strong (BBE promo)
Robot Koch & John Robinson - The Program (Project Moon Circle promo)
Jeremiah Jae - $easons (Brainfeeder promo)
Sven Kacirek - Paperflowers (Pingipung)
Pangaea - Inna Daze (Hessle Audio promo)
Hizatron - Von Glooperstein, Scrufffaton mix (Fat City promo)
Policy - Lights Over Fort Lee (Rush Hour Direct Current)
Raphael - Archangelo (Heavenly Sweetness)
This week is passing me by in a cloud of dust, concrete and general construction work and all of a sudden years of record collecting doesn't seem like such a good idea, as the new Audio Texture office takes shape, hence a very short and sweet series of musings this week.
Why did it take 6 months to release the Andre Zimma album digitally? If ambience is your thing look out for the forthcoming Emanuele Errante album it's lovely. Rick Wilhite has made a great house music album. Brainfeeder are taking over this year, the new Taylor McFerrin teaser is ace. Jessie Ware & Sampha have just invented 'lovestep'. Andre Solomko is a great Russian multi-instrumentalist. D'eon's debut album is cool. Nonine records are nine and have released a nine track compilation to celebrate - happy birthday and keep up the good work! Alex Dimitri has made a banging raw tribal house track. The Funkystepz 'Fuller' track is going to be ripping up dance floors really soon, ouch!
Andre Zimma - Colors feat Amraah8 (Swedish Brandy)
Emanuele Errante - Hidden Sun (Karaoke Kalk)
Agoria - Under The River (Infine promo)
Natacha Atlas - River Man, Jef Stott rmx (Six Degrees)
Rick "The Godson" Wilhite - City Bar Dancing, Basement rmx (Still Music promo)
Taylor McFerrin - Place In My Heart feat Ryat (Brainfeeder promo)
Reso - Aethra (Civil Music promo)
VIVEK - Roots (Deep Medi promo)
Jessie Ware & Sampha - Valentine (Young Turks promo)
Andre Solomko - I Recall (Favourite promo)
D'Eon - Across The Sea (Hippos In Tanks)
The!She - 01 (Nonine)
Alex Dimitri South Soul - Africa (BBE promo)
Funkystepz - Fuller (Hyperdub promo)
So a cover album of Arthur Russell tunes sounds like a potential train crash but if the cover of 'Love Dancing' that kicked off this weeks show is anything to go by I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of it! The project is helped by the fact that Arthur's Landing, the band doing the covers, is made up of original collaborators with the man. 'Ares' by Karlmarx then followed but don't be fooled they haven't dug up that old German philosopher they are actually a couple of brothers from the increasingly fertile New Zealand beat making scene, look out for their debut album coming out soon on MPM Records. Now one of my EPs of the year is surely going to be the Teleseen EP on Percept, it's a complete mishmash of digi dubbed rhythms and a whole host of musical influences from this Brooklyn bad boy, check it out!!
Boxcutter is back and hitting 2011 hard with his new double A-Side release due out on Planet Mu shortly, always one to watch just check the 'Allele' track on the show. Shackleton shouldn't really need an introduction and I finally dropped the 'Bastard Spirit' track from the debut ep on his nice new record label, Woe To The Septic Heart! That was closely followed by some of the loosest, deepest hip hop beats you are going to hear in a while courtesy of Hey!Zeus - not for the faint hearted or G-Unit fans. Now I'm a big fan of Taprikk Sweezee since I first checked him last year and he's not letting me down this year as his new EP of soulful vocals with forward thinking beats will testify when it drops very shortly on Zoik, German future soul never sounded so fresh.
Daedelus is nothing but prolific and his new album is due late Spring on Ninja Tune and the first little taster is about to drop with a nice little Tokimonsta rework, can't wait to hear the rest. Now Hype Williams are living up to their name but I quite like 'The Throning' track from their recent album but even more I like the new Bryant K track 'Stars' out on a little 7" courtesy of Now Again records, great croaky soul vibes.
Roof Light then followed with a nice cut up of Midas Touch before I dropped a track by Kocky from the new Joey Negro compiled The Soul Of Disco 3 compilation on Z Records. Chock full of floor filling soulful disco it's one not to miss. Some Caribbean disco from days gone by then ended the show nicely courtesy of Eddie Hooper and Soundway Records, feel the warmth.
Arthur's Landing - Love Dancing (Strut Records)
Karlmarx - Ares (MPM)
Teleseen - By Many Names (Percept)
Boxcutter - Allele (Planet Mu promo)
Shackleton - Bastard Spirit (Woe To The Sceptic Heart!)
Hey!Zeus - Annunaki Ninja Trials feat Radimo (Chakra)
Taprikk Sweezee feat Busy - Eating At The Void (Zoik)
Daedelus - Tail-Made feat Milosh, Tokimonsta rmx (Ninja Tune promo)
Hype Williams - Stars (De Stijl)
Bryant K - Stars (Now Again)
Roof Light - Midas (MOM)
Kocky - Just Keep On Dancin (Z Records promo)
Eddie Hooper - Tomorrow's Sun (Soundway Records)
Late night dubwise runnings kicked off this weeks show from Benny Tones, Electric Wire Hustle's DJ and producer followed by my favourite track from Resoe's new dub celebration album before the Ital Tek remix of Starkey's 'Playing With Fire' track put the final nail in your bass bin's coffin.
Swedish pysch pop dons, Dungen then made an appearance with a tune from their excellent Skit Alt album which really is a wild musical journey. Austin Peralta, a young widely tipped new pianist from LA, then followed with an uncompromising track from his excellent forthcoming, not very smooth, jazz album, Endless Planets - look out for that on the increasingly diverse Brainfeeder records. Enemy Earth then followed with a cut from his new album which is ditching the beats for a heavily layered cosmic soundscape approach, Sunday mornings never sounded as good.
Eden then followed with a beautiful track full of delicate arrangements, classy strings and lovely vocals before The Hidden Orchestra give the poppy delights of Lanu a dark dramatic and cinematic twist. Now The Jet Age Of Tomorrow have been giving away a perfectly saleable album (I've paid for a lot worse!) although it is now available in higher res via Itunes and I urge you to go out and buy it. It's a great fusion of hip hop, pop, pysch, folk, electronic wonder and deserves to do really well, it's one of the freshest albums of the year so far for sure.
Soul Evidence kept the hip hop vibe rolling and it's a rare non house production outing for Atjazz with production partner Si Tew and Replife on the mic and excellent form. Things then got deep house and hypnotic courtesy of a track from Even Tuell's excellent new ep on the Hardwax affiliated Workshop label before Storm Queen got all vocal and led nicely up to the new classic sounding Rick Howard tune on the ever excellent Rush Hour records.
Benny Tones - Chrysalis, instrumental (BBE promo)
Resoe - Apart From Moorpark (Echocord)
Starkey - Playing With Fire, Ital Tek remix (Civil Music)
Dungen - Soda (Subliminal Sounds)
Austin Peralta - Capricornus (Brainfeeder promo)
Enemy Earth - Ore Accet (Eat Concrete promo)
Eden - Solitude (Batterie Records)
Lanu - Beautiful Trash feat Megan Washington, Hidden Orchestra rmx (Tru-Thoughts promo)
The Jet Age Of Tomorrow - The Finer Things (Odd Future)
Soul Evidence - Soul (AtJazz)
Even Tuell - Untitled 1, Original Mix (Workshop)
Storm Queen - Look Right Through (Environ)
Rick Howard - Do What You Have To Do (Rush Hour promo)
So my little winter break is over and we're into a new year and I'm sure, another heap of great music to make sense of. The only problem is sorting through the mountain of over hyped nonsense to get to the cream and sieving it through my own personal filters to pull the show together. Luckily I still get off on the thrill of the chase because it can sometime be an arduous task!
So I eased into this weeks show with the mellowest track from the new Virtual Boy EP out on LA's Alpha Pup records, the beat magic from the West Coast shows no sign of abating in 2011. Then came a track from the new Stateless album which is a thing of indescribable folk, prog, electronic, r&B, classical wonder and a start to finish listen, watch out for that dropping in February. Dimlite followed with a track from his wonderful music and beats ep out on Now Again - killer release.
I'd been sitting on the Blundetto remixes for a bit but had to air the feel good dancehall vibes of the Gogo version of 'My Own Girl' - sweet. Soom T then came in to ruff up the dance with a track from her new album of 8-bit digi reggae pure ganja songs, Ode To A Carrot. Now I thought a whole lp discussing the herb might be a bit dull but the varied production from Disrupt and lyrical games from Soom, keep the whole album sounding fresh. The show then got into some twisted beat territory first of from South East London's Crewdson and then courtesy of Morgan Zarate and his forthcoming release on the ever varied Hyperdub.
Long Arm is a cultured musical beat producer from up Russia way who's album is about to drop on Project Moon Circle and it's a really cohesive listen for a largely instrumental beats album and apologies for dropping the instrumental cut by mistake!! Erik Trufaz, one of my favourite modern trumpet players, has slipped out another album and it's sounding as solid and varied as ever as the jazz fusion of 'Mechanic Cosmetic' testified. This was followed by a little cut from the new release from hardcore Japanese diggers, Em Records who have released the 1969 Indo jazz album from T.K. Ramamoorthy.
AD Bourke then provided the laid back 80's boogie vibes, a track from the excellent The Boogie compilation of modern 80's boogie inspired vibes on the Tokyo Dawn Label. I then dropped a little hip hop section, something I don't do enough really, kicking off with a tasty new Art Bleek track, an always welcome new J-Live track and a re-issued modern classic courtesy of BBE - Jazzy Jeff's, 'For The Love Of The Game'. I had to finish off with a track from the great Truth and Soul Compilation, African Music Today which I shamefully slept on last year but which I urge you to go out an buy immediately!
Virtual Boy - Breach Of The Descendants (Alpha Pup promo)
Stateless - I Shall Not Complain (Ninja Tune promo)
Dimlite - Loins (Now Again)
Blundetto - My Own Girl, Gogo Version (Heavenly Sweetness)
Soom T - Puff The Police (Jahtari promo)
Crewdson - Mime, Grasscut rmx (Slowfoot)
Morgan Zarate - Hookid (Hyperdub promo)
Long Arm - The Branches, instrumental (Project Moon Circle promo)
Erik Trufaz Quartet - Mechanic Cosmetic (Blue Note)
T.K. Ramamoorthy - Gowla (Em Records promo)
AD Bourke - Aries (Tokyo Dawn Records)
Art Bleek featuring Nya - Plat Du Jour (Loungin)
J-Live - No Time To Waste (Triple Threat)
Jazzy Jeff - For Da Love of Da Game (BBE)
Bama & The Family - Googie (Truth And Soul)
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OK so it's time to have a quick look back at 2010 although to be honest the end of year lists are getting so hyped these days I'm probably not going to bother next year, I think even my postman has compiled a list of his top ten favourite envelopes of 2010. To do a proper round up would mean an extended show of probably about 6 hours so in this hour long show I've just thrown in a few tunes that moved me in some way, made me smile, made me dance, made me sad or just tickled me.
James Blake obviously had to be there - what a year for him, I hope he keeps up the good work. The Lou Rhodes album wasn't all killer but the 'There For The Taking' track will be an eternal favourite of mine. The Robert Aaron album on Heavenly Sweetness was solid start to finish and 'The Saddest Kiss' track amongst others sublime. Electric Wire Hustle proved New Zealand isn't all Lord Of The Rings, sheep and Fat Freddy's Drop.
The Henrik Schwarz remix of 'Feeling You' featuring Omar and Stevie Wonder almost didn't see the light of day, respect to Peppermint Jam for doing the business. Four Tet seems to be in every end of list that I do and this year is no exception - what an album! Mount Kimbie also rose to the top this year with some great productions, remixes and their debut album delivered. Respect also has to go out to Tri-Angle records for an inspired start to their label and the Balam Acap ep in particular.
Baile Funk tunes tend to be pretty disposable but Greymatter's 'Eu Fumo' had the energy and the quality production, booty shaking never sounded so good. Now one of the most underrated artists of 2010 was Taprikk Sweezee who produced one of the deepest, twisted nu-soul eps of the year - people have to pick up on this boy soon. Soweto Kinch is a musical marvel, not only one of the UKs best sax players he's also an increasingly accomplished MC and each album gets better.
I don't really need to say much about the Flying Lotus album except I could have played most of the album on the show. Kenton Slash Demon are a couple of Danish Indie rock musicians who diversified into house music this year and I hope they spend more time in the studio and less time rocking out in 2011. To end the show I had to drop one of the sunniest tunes of the year from Bing Ji Ling, a little tune that's so sunny it probably contributed to global warming.
James Blake - I Only Know (R&S)
Lou Rhodes - There For The Taking (Motion Audio)
Robert Aaron - The Saddest Kiss (Heavenly Sweetness)
Electric Wire Hustle - They Don't Want (BBE)
Omar feat Stevie Wonder - Feeling You, Henrik Schwarz rmx (Peppermint Jam)
Four Tet - Angel Echoes (Dominoe)
Mount Kimbie - Ode To Bear (Hot Flush)
Balam Acab - See Birds (Tri-Angle)
Greymatter - Eu Fumo ft Deize Tigrona (Mr. Bongo)
Taprikk Sweezee - Runner (Musik Aus Strom/Zoik Musik)
Soweto Kinch - Trying To Be A Star (Soweto Kinch)
Flying Lotus - Do The Astral Plane (Warp)
Kenton Slash Demon - Sun (Tartelet)
Bing Ji Ling - Sunshine Love (Lovemonk)
The often unheard sounds of Thailand got the show off to an Asiaticly tropical start this week and the Plearn Promdan track was from another winning compilation from Soundway entitled The Sound Of Siam, Thailand never sounded so cool. The sounds of Guadelouple followed courtesy of the unfeasibly soulful Marie-Line Dahomay, roots music at it's rawest and best. Now the Congotronics series has been given an inspired set of remixes over the course of a double CD from the likes of Shackleton through to Animal Collective and Optimo and amongst others I'm particularly liking the Aksak Maboul rework of the Kasai Allstars. I then followed that by another track from Lone's nu/old school house EP which dropped recently, vintage flavoured, electronic soul.
The Compost disco sub-label has further cemented it's growing reputation with a great new disco number by John Gazoo - one for all you dancing queens. The rising stars of Ben Butler & Mousepad then followed but only because they've been given a future 80s soul style rehash from the talented Eero Johannes. Silkie then kept the future 80's vibes running but on a dubstep riddim, a great new release on the ever interesting Deep Medhi label and just to prove the 80's synth soul sound is here to stay I had to drop another cut from the excellent Opolopo album which is getting better with every listen.
George FitzGerald is back with another great EP on one of my labels of the year Hotflush, expect more great soulful post garage beats and a tougher techno remix on the flipside from the label boss himself. Downliners Sekt are a mysterious production collective with an unrepentantly forward looking musical agenda as their track on this weeks show 'White Dawn' perfectly highlights. Tshaka is a great urban poet and with the 'We' track backed up by some great beats courtesy of Me Raabenstein, if you like Saul Williams you'll be feeling the new ep out on Nonine round about now. Brownswood are about to release some new Worldwide family compiled selections kicking off with a stellar collection of beats that have tickled Simbad and Lefto look out for it. The show ended up on a darkly soulful note courtesy of the new Freddie Cruger and Anthony Mills Wildcookie project coming out on Tru-Thoughts soon, check the video for a harsh reality check.
Plearn Promdan - Wan Maha Sanook (Soundway Records)
Marie-Line Dahomay - Yo (Playasound)
Aksak Maboul vs Kasai Allstars - Land Dispute (Crammed)
Lone - The Birds Don't Fly This High (Magic Wire)
John Gazoo - What Happened (Compost disco promo)
Ben Butler & Mousepad - Other Islands II, Eero Johannes rmx (Lo Recordings promo)
Silkie - Wonder (Deep Medi promo)
Opolopo - Step Into The Light (Tokyo Dawn)
George FitzGerald - Don't You (Hot Flush promo)
Downliners Sekt - White Dawn (Disboot)
Tshaka - We (Nonine promo)
Andreas Saag - Nobody Here (Brownswood promo)
Wildcookie - Heroine (Tru-Thoughts promo)
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