Sunday, June 07, 2009

Gemini Rising (Again!)

I've been away for a week taking in the sights, sounds and hotel interiors of Washington DC. 3000 plus buyers and sellers from telecommunications companies around the world gather at the International Telecoms Week for three days of meeting madness. I had a day off on Sunday when I walked to the White House and past the various monuments and museums before taking myself off to Som Music and Red Onion Records to look for vinyl artifacts. I picked up the Ofege reissue as well as an early Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and a Sipho Mabuse LP. Pretty slim pickings but it was a nice way to pass the day midst the strong sunshine.
In the meantime and between time I've been gathering some of the stronger tunes from new music issues over the last couple of months and I've put them into the following podcast which I hope you enjoy. The link for a direct download is at the bottom or you can subscribe into itunes by using the button on the left. I'm also listed in the iTunes store at this address:
Update (Sunday 7 June: Apologies for the audio quality on the podcasts but I don't have a lot of bandwidth to burn. Instead I will be providing a higher quality file (160kbps VBR or thereabouts) as a direct download.

1. Secret Agent - Tony Allen
2. Live From Tigre Lounge - Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics
3. Invisible Cities - NOMO
4. floating orange - Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu
5. Gimakiny Akia - Extra golden
6. Kamu Telyat - Group Bombino
7. The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One - Tortoise
8. Diaraby Magni - Vieux Farka Touré
9. Happy Tibetan Girl - Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra
10. Neh Yelginete (My First Love) - Dub Colossus
11. Je t'aime - Staff Benda Bilili
12. Lima-Paris - RadioKijada
13. Maybe So, Maybe No - Mayer Hawthorne
14. Protect Ya Neck - El Michels Affair
15. T.I.A - K'naan
D/L LINK (173kbps VBR)


icastico said...

As a Gemini, I approve of this mix...all tunes I have, but nicely arranged for listening.


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