Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Special Brew / Ear Conditioning 12 Feb. 2008

I came across DJ Negro via hispace, and he has been kind and generous enough to send me seven tracks to share amongst the listeners. His style....cumbia, dub, dancehaul. Everybody that has Diplo and the Mad Decent crew on their radar knows of the sixteen year old RyeRye....well i think they do, and so should you. Speaking of Diplo, while The Bug was visiting us here, he gave me a blast of Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape of M.I.A. that Diplo produced. I was able to record the session note for note in my head and re-record it for you here..."Yeah right, you copied it ya bastid!"
Lined up for tonight´s program is a new joint from Erykah Badu, getting a kinda dubstep-inspired treatment from Mr. Moody, Tony Thorpe. One of the main men at Universal Records was back home in NewZealand and heard his remix of Amy Whinehouse, and was moved to ask "Who did dat?" and "Can he do something with Ms. Badu?" This one is for the ladies. We continue to follow the links....from Badu to Jay Electronica....yes, him again. His flow is so different i´m hooked like the fish we had for lunch.

This past weekend, the group Tropico28 and myself headed to the mainland for a couple concerts in Alcazar de San Juan and Madrid. During one session, Aitor, the Tropico programmer asked "What is that track you just played that had the heavy pounding drums, that opened my mind?" I responded "Oh, you mean The Bug remix of Thom Yorke."

Tropico, as with a lot of heads here in Tenerife, are really into their drum an´ bass. Posters for ´Old Skool´ events stand tall all over the place. So with that it mind, i dug out, what for me is one of the best....Source Direct. For the uninitiated, they were associates of the one known as Photek. It was Rupert/Photek that brought them to the attention of Steve Brown, AnR man for the Science label, which was part of Virgin Records, back when it rocked. Steve signed them.....but before their releases on Virgin, there was "The Crane", which they released on their own imprint. Very atmospheric in a Blade Runner way, punishing drums, sword manoeuvres and a 12" full of tension.

The Special Brew / Ear Conditioning 12 Feb. 2008

DJ Negro · Danza Extrerrestre (DJ Negro)
DJ Negro · Mash Up Andres Landero VS. Rookie (DJ Negro)
DJ Blaqstarr & Rye Rye · Shake It (Mad Decent)
M.I.A. / Cutty Ranks · from Piracy Funds Terrorism mixed by Diplo
Bunny General · Kill a Drumpan Sound (Sweet Music)
77Klash feat. Johnny Osbourne · Mad Again (Dutty Artz)
Ghislain Porier · Blazin (Ninja Tune)
Erykah Badu VS. The Moody Boyz (Universal)
Jay Electronica · Departureandareyouwatching
Thom Yorke · Harrowdown Hill · The Bug Remix (XL)
The Bug · Skeng · Kode 9 Remix (Hyperdub)
Cauto · Bona Vida (Dutty Artz)
US Soldier at Abu Ghraib talks about CIA techniques and the pimping of a 15 year old Iraqi girl.
Source Direct · The Crane (Source Direct)

This is something off the hook, people making a scene. Just stop for a minute.....or five.
Until next time....peace out.

1 comment:

Hadiza said...

This may sound mad but where can I listen to the show?