Monday, 29 March 2010
Anyway you look at it Warp is an amazing label. They have scores of fantastic artists on their bill Hudson Mohawke for example, who has been hugely successful since the release of his album Butter. Flying Lotus is also on Warp and anyway you look at him, he is the fucking man. His small label Brainfeeder has some of the most original and cutting edge artists around and his tunes are spectacular too (coming from the same bloodline as John Coltrane could only really equate to being good at creating sound waves).
Gonjasufi is the man i'm digging right now though. His album A Sufi and a Killer is out now on Warp and is truly spectacular. The guy used to be a Yoga teacher in California until he had a dream.....
"I had a dream one time that I was at an outdoor Hendrix concert and all of a sudden, as Jimi walked towards the stage, our eyes locked, man. It was just fucking intense. Intense. When I woke up, I felt like he was checking on me, like, 'Hey, I'm watching you bro.'"
He obviously thought it was time to start making music after that particular nights sleep. His album is like no other released in 2010 or the end of 2009 for that matter. Drawing on influences from all over the place it is hard to pin down and label his music with a particular genre, but it's better that way anyway. He's got a pretty good voice too which appears in a number of the tracks....
here's a couple of them (not full quality)
Gonjasufi - Klowds
Gonjasufi - Candylane
And here is a little interview clip of him, with the Gaslamp Killer, who helped produce the album along with Fly Lo.
Big up to Warp and the Brainfeeder crew basically...
Monday, 15 March 2010
THE BIG CHILL PRESENTS
DOC DANEEKA / GREENA
GIRL UNIT / OLIVER RANT
The Big Chill House, Kings Cross, LDN
**FREE BEFORE 10pm, £5 AFTER**
FRIDAY 19TH MARCH 2010
THE BIG CHILL PRESENTS a monthly flagship event at THE BIG CHILL HOUSE in KINGS CROSS, LDN focused on bringing you some of the biggest and most exciting names in music. This month we are hitting spring so thought after a long hard winter we would give you something totally TROPICAL!
Taking the lead role we have RADIOCLIT; the British DJ/production duo, Johan Karlberg and Etienne Tron, who call their brand of African beat-driven house ‘ghettopop’. They began in 2005 with their residency at the Old Blue Last. Whether it was DAVID BANNER slamming through the crowd, SINDEN or DIPLO blowing up the spot, they were alerting London to some of the heaviest talent to emerge for a long time. Together with SWITCH, M.I.A, BURAKA SOM SISTEMA, BONDE DO ROLE, ED BANGER and INSTITUBES, there’s now a fervently innovative worldwide scene with arms linked, with Radioclit playing an essential part of that chain. RADIOCLIT further cemented their name within the afro-beat ‘ghettopop’ sound collaborating with acclaimed African vocalist ESAU MWAMWAYA on THE VERY BEST we are incredibly excited to welcome this duo to the BIG CHILL PRESENTS!
DOC DANEEKA is second on the bill. A fast-rising star, The DOC has just had his latest single DRUMS IN THE DEEP featured on FABRIC’S ELEVATOR MUSIC VOL 1 earmarking him for very big things. Add to this killer remixes of DELPHIC and DIGITAL MYSTIKZ and the fact his remix edit of GATTO VIOLA made GILLES PETERSON’s 2009 winners list, we’re very proud to be getting this man down!
Supporting we have three of London’s most exciting new talents, first up 23-year-old Londoner GREENA is the new master of genre busting! Putting another spin on house he sails through vintage techno, ghettotech, upfront house, and even some grime-flavored R&B. Next up South Londoner Philip aka GIRL UNIT creates perfect Tropical house, there for he is the perfect pea for this pod. He has been taken under the wing of the NIGHT SLUGS label so expect to hear a lot more from this man soon! Rounding up the line up we have OLIVER RANT formerly one half of the duo Crystal Death Oliver has gone solo with an old school rave slant on everything from electro house and tech step.
This event will be FREE BEFORE 10pm, £5 AFTER. GET THERE EARLY!
MORE INFO bigchill.net/house
Come on down to what promises to be a superb night...
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Being British I feel it essential to comment on the weather and how nice it's been recently. I wanted to post some tracks which have a nice sunny vibe to them to keep the good spirits in motion.... cue African style percussion and rhythms a plenty. I also wanted to throw some attention towards Mount Kimbie's reworking of Foals, a deep remix...
Busy Signal / Machel Montano - Wooeeii Gal Wooeeii (Murlo Refix)
Urchins & Spoek - Tickets (Kid Kaio Is High Remix)
Foals - Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix)
TOK vs Rishi Romero - Defense vs African Forest (Mycon Deep Refix)
Mujava - Mugwanti / Sgwejegweje (Schlachthofbronx Remix)
I would also like to say farewell to one of the best blogs going