A nice deep selection this week kicking off with a track from the lovely new Saltland album on the, always worth checking, Constellation label. We then couldn’t resist dropping another track from the impeccably selected If Music/Ninja tune Record Store Day compilation and a great little introduction to the work of Henri Texier who we weren’t previously aware of. Calvin Keys then followed with a track from his killer, back in the day but now reissued courtesy of Snow Dog, album Shawn-Neeq, which has been on repeat all weekend. Deep Latin vibes then followed with another bygone classic, this time from the Cuban crew, Los Brito.
Two nice new African cuts then followed, firstly from multi talented/disciplinary artist Adesolse Wallece covering a slice of Fela before we then revisited the Doctor L album from last year with the deep dubby, pysched out Afro vibes of “Mistery Travels” laid down with some help from The Nairobi Descendents. It was then interesting to hear Hiatus Kaiyote on remix duties for a change, as opposed to their own material, with their great twist to the new Nia Andrews material which led nicely into the future hip hop vibes of the interstellar Clark remix of Rone, coming soon on Infine.
Now we’ve been a Dirg Gerner fan since day one and the first taster of his new EP due soon on Eglo hasn’t disappointed, we love Dirg. A great tune from Rumpistol and John LaMonica then followed which will be available for free this week on an interesting little compilation called Rekompileret which supports the big Copenhagen street party Distortion. Liquid Phonk then laid down the deep soulful house vibes which paved the way for the excellent Afrikanz on Marz dub remix from the Azymuth remixed EP due soon on Far Out – look out for the Opolopo remix as well. The excellent Nosaj Thing remix of the great Jon Hopkins track “Open Eye Signal” then finished the show in fitting style.
Saltland – Golden Alley (Constellation)
Henri Texier – Quand Les Blues S’en Ira (If Music)
Calvin Keys – B.E. (Black Jazz/Snow Dog)
Los Brito – Cuando Llego A Mi Casa (Waxing Deep)
Adesolse Wallece – Eko Ile (Ghetto Lounge promo)
Doctor L – Mistery Travels feat. The Nairobi Descendents (Comet)
Nia Andrews -Colours, Hiatus Kaiyote Transmutation (Freeload)
Rone – Let’s Go, Clark remix (Infine promo)
Dirg Gerner – Vicious Cycle (Eglo promo)
Rumpistol & John LaMonica (White)
Liquid Phonk – Heart & Soul (Compost Black)
Azymuth – E Mulher, Ashley Beedle Afrikanz On Marz Dub (Far Out promo)
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal, Nosaj Thing remix (Domino promo)