The trend of Autotune has not struck a like-able chord with me at all.  I fuggin’ hate it with a passion.  As soon as a track kicks in and that sound drifts up to my ears that’s it, OFF, change the channel, in a fraction of a fraction of a second.  I must however, delve further into the recent post by  /Rupture on how the use of Autotune in the Maghreb circuit is much different than that in the contemporary field that is occupied by everybody from Lil Wayne, Yeezy, etc.  Anyway, Dubterror have a new an EP out soon, and they use AT on the vocals of Horace Andy, and I think because he can sing, it’s not annoying me like AT usually does.


Generation Bass had a post last week with the words Tom Waits at the top.  So that had to be checked, and good thing too, two remixes of Mr. Waits (featuring M.I.A., Blaqstarr, Gza, The Optimist) and a Brazilian cover version.  Not bad for free huh?


It’s twelve years since the release of Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus LP.  It’s been out of print since 2006, but Co-Flo’s El-P has re-issued the album through his Def Jux imprint. 


Youssou N’dour is coming our way soon, and that is something to look forward to.  I saw him at a MOBO Awards do several years back, and he and Jill Scott were easily the best live acts on the night.  The Youssou track in this week’s pgm is a collabo’ he did with Ryuichi Sakamoto, real beauty, honestly.


Last week at Txola I dropped a zydeco version of  jimi’s Hey Joe by Buckwheat Zydeco.  Yep, that Louisiana bayou blues sound on the classics.  It definitely works.


There just aint time to be listening to shit music is there James

James is also known as Global Souljah, and he has joined the Planet Radio crew.  If your into some of what goes on hear (sic), then you’ll appreciate his program too.


Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at:

Tuesday  20h30 Radio Norte, note, they have a habit of being a week behind, strange as they are just around the corner from my house.

More dependable is Sunhole, Tuesday’s at 22h00, and repeated throughout the week.

Thursday it goes out on Planet Radio 23h00



Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Flavor Pt. 1 

UNKLE – Main Title Theme

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Youssou N’dour – Borom Gal

Gnawa Njoum Express – Kami Ni Mantara

Reggada Instrumental

Nyabhingi Poem

Toy Selectah / Hay Guey 

Mexican Instituto de Sonido / Yo digo baila

Christian Harmony – Fiesta de Campesinos

Nadsronic – Leopards

Buckwheat Zydeco – Hey Joe

Dubterror – Mr. Terror

Tom Waits – Way Down in the Hole (M.I.A. & Blaqstarr Remix)

Tom Waits vs. Gza – Round 3  The Optimist

Company Flow – Info Kill

Madlib – Lifetime (Lifeline)

Sofa Surfers -Yoyogi Uehara

Carlos Cacheq – Eu E Meu Cachorro Louco [Brazilian version of Rain Dogs]

Joe Strummer – Sandstorm 

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