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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