Hacía mucho que no dedicábamos un programa –ni parte de él– al hip-hop. Como nunca es tarde para enmendarse, repasamos novedades de dentro y fuera -reediciones incluidas– y recordamos el papel pionero de Queen Latifah y evocamos la figura de MCA, quien nos dejó hace un par de años.
Guava takes you on a worldwide journey through from Newcastle to Madagascar, digging into the latest sounds from Basy Gasy on the Malagasy hip hop scene! Yves Taquet, Goulash Disko organiser features an EXCLUSIVE interview especially for Guava Beats. From the Scanner FM studios in Barcelona, we bring you…
We like a good cover version at Audio Texture but very few deliver, unlike the killer version of «Crazy» by Trio Valore, just about to drop on Record Kicks and sure to be making some waves over the summer if their is any justice.
A trio of quirky yet soulful electronic tunes got the show off to a fine start this week, kicking off with the wobbly, largely instrumental strains of Mr. Mitch closely followed by the vaguely disturbing vibes of James Ferraro before the slow burner, «Vapore» from Palmistry paved the way for the twisted UK hip hop of Strange U‘s ode to Africa.
Soul, dub madness, hip hop and Brazil dominate this weeks show kicking off with a track from the excellent debut album from Gabriel Garzon-Montana which has been on repeat all week and is highly recommended. Hollie Cook then took the soul and gave it a Prince Fatty riddim, look out for her new album coming on Mr. Bongo later this year. We couldn’t resist playing the kookly little dub from the new Kalbata & Mixmonster single which led into the crazy dub techno vibes of Martijn Comes, closely followed by the analogue dub vibes of «Robert Rental» a taster from Ekoplekz‘s excellent album coming in March on Planet Mu.
A nice mish mash of styles this week which all seemed to segue together quite pleasingly kicking off with some sunshine jazz funk vibes from Brazil, courtesy of MUV before Aisha Mars supplied some deep, instrumental, soul music from the great Bamalovesoul compiled On Deck 2 from the BBE crew, a great little collection of fresh nu-soul flavours, mostly from artists I’ve never heard of, which makes it even better. Blludd Relations then dubbed up the Owiny Sigoma Band to good effect which led nicely into Jameszoo‘s unrecognisable remix of the great Awanto 3‘s Afro house banger, «Su What? which we previewed on last weeks show.
So the radio show is back for 2014 after a bit of a hard drive meltdown near the end of last year and just the fact that, well, sometimes a break is sometimes welcome. The show kicked off on a nice jazz tip with a killer version of The Jackson Sisters’ «I Believe in Miracles» from Eddie Roberts which took the original in a great new direction as a good cover version should do. Pugs Atomz the dropped some great funky hip hop vibes from their great new, stylistically diverse album, Bama Pi. Andrew Ashong then kept things simple but soulfully effective with «Special» before Zara McFarlane waded in with another killer cover version, this time of Junior Murvin’s (not Dennis Brown’s – as erroneously stated in the show in a moment of madness) «Police and Thieves» she really is a talent and a half.
So all about the jazz to kick off the show with the fierce sounds of Jaimeo Brown closely followed by the sweeter tones of rising vocal star Zara McFarlane with some help from Leron Thomas which bodes very well for her forthcoming album on Brownswood.
A mixed bag this week both stylistically and tempo wise and that’s the way it should be really. F.S. Blumm kicked the show off in pastoral style with a taste of his lovely new album about to drop on one of our favourite labels, Pingipung.
A nice soulful selection in a roundabout sort of way this week, a week when Boards of Canada have been releasing their back catalogue for all those slow on the draw the first time around. The new Om Unit album on Civil Music is a pleasant surprise with it’s pleasing musicality and some nice vocal touches, ably demonstrated by «The Road» featuring Charlie Dark. Some future hip hop then followed from Thriftworks and a track we plucked from the excellent new Project Mooncircle compilation showcasing artists new and old before The Poets of Rhythm reminded the show of their soul credentials.
So the Forgotten Bird‘s album, «Sahara» is finally out and it’s a lovely thing as this weeks opening track, «Windmills Of Your Mind» clearly shows, do yourself a favour and go and buy it to soundtrack those quieter moments in your life.