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)