Thursday, May 01, 2008
200000 plus visitors! Wow! Hope you have been enjoying the hospitality over here. Now if I had a pound, dollar or euro for each of these hits then you'd be seeing a record label and music cafe. To celebrate I've pulled together some May madness. Don't be surprised to hear house, rock, hip-hop and other styles mashed up. Its how I like it...juju, dub and afro funk...matsuli-delic.
MATSULI-DELIC MAY 2008 MIX
00:00 Narda - Trus'me
Tipped by Gilles Peterson from his house compilation for Defected and by the ever wonderful Sounds of the Universe store. Could't resist the spoken word sample at the start.
07:38 Gongo Asa - 9ice
Nigerian hip-hop sampled first on the taxi ride to Abuja from the airport. A stand-out track for sure on a mediocre album.
11:18 Transit Camp - Blk Jks
Black rock from Mzansi. Bring the noise!
14:32 Kalmiya - Marc Ribot
From Asmodeus: Book Of Angels Volume 7 Tom Wait's favourite guitarist pulls out an intense performance leading Trevor Dunn and Calvin Weston.
19:01 Smile, You On Camera - Tumi & The volume
Daisy-age hip-hop conceptualist Tumi hails from Jo'burg. Its new-school hip-hop, beat poetry and funked-up jazz, plus electric guitar.
20:48 Suprise - Gnarls Barkley
Psychedelic retro-futurists the odd couple return with a killer LP
24:16 Burn Devil Burn - Soul Messengers
From Numero's latest release Soul Messages from Dimona
27:58 Blind - Hercules and Love Affair
I loved the duet between Bjork and Anthony at Bjork's recent show in London. Its difficult not to like his contribution here.
34:08 E8 Highlife - Hugo Mendez and Friends
Hugo Mendez puts out a Sofrito Special 12"...who's on it?, who's sampled?, all these questions and still no answers. Just dance to the E8 Highlife bouncing beat.
38:08 L.E.S Artistes - Santogold
I just have an irrational love of this tune. An ear-worm as some people say. Just love it.
41:27 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Baby Charles
Artic Monkeys done in afro-beat style
45:52 Gossip - Cyril Neville
Killer funk nugget from the New Orleans Soul Vol 2 from Soul Jazz
48:21 Nao Posso Te Levar Serio - Saravah Soul
London-based brazilian soul-funk.
52:38 Look-Ka Py Py - Bacao Rhythm & Steel band
The Meters classic redone from the recent Mocambo 45s LP
55:19 Mow Mow - John Zorn
Blues abstracted fever dreams is the best way to describe this album of pieces written by John Zorn for other musicians.
58:18 Jailer - A'sa
More Nigeria blues from singer-snger writer sensation A'sa
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