Ear Con67 – Warped Level2 Tons of upcoming new releases this week. ‘electr*c’ a new compilation from the Brownswood label, featuring fresh beats that reside in the “grey area of dance music”. I’ve culled Ta-Ku to drop for now…his name stuck out ‘cos I came across him for the first time last week, and it hit me hard, so I was in there, faster than a bullet from a gun when it hit my inbox.
UK rapper Jehst has a new album, so we got two tracks to share from that, ‘Starting Over’ which I have played previously here, and then ‘Two Point Four’, the blissful movements and play of the vocals in the background do the trick.
This man called Finn Peters is on it. An ep to come through Mantella Records, sparse beats, electronic environmental studies, odd brain samples all in place.
Yo, where is the soul brother? It’s here, via Dego, he of 4Hero, has a new album lined up, so it’s my pleasure to bring some of that to you. Tonight’s contribution features long-time collaborator Bembe Segue. Fat bass lines, lovely keys, soothing stuff this ya!
For ages I’ve been wondering what ever happened to Dobie, he was a producer based in London, had a release on Howie B’s Pussyfoot label. I vaguely recall Brownswood doing something, never heard it, no matter, he is back, now with Big Dada, and they got him on the work quick quick with a remix of Wiley’s ‘Numbers’. Dobie, we await your own fresh beats sir.
The Tribe joint is a tune that wasn’t completed before they split or something, it’s only got Q-Tip’s verse, where was Phife? Somehow this made out of the studio and onto wax.
One of the first parties I played upon arriving in Tenerife was an event put on by the people behind Colectivo Drone, and that is where I met Tomas aka Postman. He’s a local beat maker and has a new free ep out via a label that I can’t recall at the moment. He passed me some of his tunes that comprised his recent set during the recent Magma Festival which took place here a couple months back.
We go out with Starkey, a resident of Killadelphia, with the second tune with the title ‘Sunshine’. It’s got these ‘ravey’ synths, which I’m not really a fan of, however, it drops into some nasty wobbleque bass isht, and the vocal sounds like it’s sayin’ “Ear Raid”, which I have a strong liking to.
NuYorican Soul / Black Gold Of The Sun – 4Hero Remix (Talkin’ Loud)
Ta-Ku / Hey Kids (Brownswood)
Jesht / Two Point Four (YNR)
Finn Peters / Yellow
A Tribe Called Quest / Practice Session
Katakresis / La Cumbia Malvada
Jehst / Starting Over (YNR)
Dego / Sunshine featuring Bembe Segue & Dave Okamu (2000 Black)
Gonjasufi / Candylane – Bayk’d Remix
Keith LeBlanc / Technology Works-You Drummers Listen (World)
Postman / Friday Night (Nulogic)
Wiley / Numbers – Dobie Crunch Music Remix (Big Dada)
Starkey / Sunshine (Civil Music)