Archive for February, 2008
Very feeling this, so I thought I’d put it up for those of you stuck in offices, only hours away from dumping homofaber.
Fiery furnaces – SlavinAway(BassClefRemix)
Also check this, those of you stuck for knitted walking sticks.
lot of great gigs tonight
Chrome plated dubstep from the stone cold Distance (who won album of the year at the dubstep awards, which is saying something when you think of the competition) with support from my main men 2bit(used to do the show with me) and A-Force( link to A-force’s blog with Distance and 2bit tunes). Both have great tracks on the !kaboogie cd.
Find Boxcutter too manerly for my crude taste but Ed Devanne has one of the best tracks on the current !kaboogie Cd and I’m dead curios to hear him live.
– Launch of experimental record label Mechanical records. The experiment is that all the releases will be free(including those on vinyl). Serious line up of Irish Breakcore and Dubstep. Prince Kong featured on Mary Anne Hobbs’ show this week and had the sickest Irish tune of 07. Visuals from Kavi – see her video below.
Unusual and great to see most of the Irish heads playing this week have good releases out at the moment.
My pesky mates wanna go to Ebony bones…have a feeling I’m going to running around like a headless chicken…
Best myspace/friend request msg I’ve ever got-
i used 2 lisint 2 u wen i was in prisin. me cell mate was a provo who used 2 translate all the gaelge youd be speekin. dedlee musik spesihly on geer.
Brass attacks #1
This weeks show starts with some of my favourite brass band tunes. Had the best dance I’ve had in years when I saw the Rebirth brass band in Tipitina’s in New Orleans, a couple of months before the planned forced relocation of the population- when I was there people were telling me it was coming anytime now and their requests for water proofing would never be answered.
Got turned on to the brilliance of post-Quincy Jones, post hip-hop brass there, perfectly exemplified by ‘Casanova’ from the Rebirths below. Could feel my hair blowing back in the wind of brass. Dj Halfdutch chose the Hot 8’s version of sexual healing in my end of 07 show(check it – at the start of one the of the January shows). Brass’s rise in people’s minds and use in music from Winehouse to punk to indie is very noticeable these days. The Tuba bass sound has a lot of colour and power and a tuba powered top class brass band have to be heard to be believed.
Later in the show a couple of tunes from Mc Beezy’s new mixtape, who along with Durty Goodz just keeps bringing it. The rest features class irish dubstep taken from the new !Kaboogie cd and the new Twoc Vinyl (see side bar). Other highlights for me are the mix out of Bombaman’s remix in to some old hardcore from 4 Hero( the mutability of dubstep fascinates me at least as much as the music itself) and then back into some crisp work from Bassclef. Also pneumonia from Fog has to be heared.Posted this show late as homoludo and homofaber were having a bit of tussle, which wasn’t resolved till late in the week.
1. The Young blood brass band – Tuba solo
2. The Rebirth brass band – Cassnova
3. The Hot 8 brass band – Fly away
4. The Dirty Dozen brass band – Caravan
5. Tom waits – Hang on St Christopher
6. Fog – Wallpapersinkorswim
7. Fog – Pneumonia – coldcut mix
8. Mc Beezy – Mr Cunstable
9. Mc Beezy – Mr Dingaling
10. Hatcha and kromestar- White noise
11. 2Bit – EXP5
12. Twoc -Old and grey
13. Forsaken – Boat noodles
14. Road kill vs Hijack– Never sleep
15. Solvent – Think like us – Bombaman remix
16. 4 Hero – Journey from the light
18. A-Force – Kiki
19. Ed devane- Dubcore maximus
20. Bassclef- 1471
21. Symarip – These boots are made for walking
WoW Prince Kong
This week show is mostly techno from Scotland and the north of England, from the mid to late nineties. Weird bass, spidery clicking rhythms, lost processed voices. It was for me the most interesting techno of the period. it feels somehow current again. a lot of it could slip unnoticed into a dubstep set at the moment. I’ll write more and fix up the track list later.
1. The wee Dj’s remixing REquest by Sillicon Scally
2. Dave Tarrida – Horrormone
3. Dave Tarrida – Stop the ride
4. Dave Tarrida –
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6. lakker – Kaboogie Grime
7. Milkey boy = Fucking ass’oles
8. Neil Lanstrum – pro audio
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13. Dj Nowhere versus the Maverick Dj –
14. Neil Landstrum- Cap n’ arse
15. homoludo versus Micheal Forshaw – Work
16. Neil Lanstrum live in Dublin 1998(I recorded on this to dat in Phunk city) minus 30
17. Dj Nowhere versus the Maverick Dj Beat like this intro
Here’s the video for 3Ahd Lil’s (who featured prominently in last weeks Marrocco show) tune mas3oud. Below it are the translated lyrics – Deadpan, hard-hitting, dealing with poverty, rape and terrorism and managing to be funny, very sad while ringing truthfully.
In a village around Ifrane, an old man passed on his mule. Attracted by the cries of child, he discovered in the bushes a new-born baby, turned blue by the cold. Its cries frightened the mule, which bucked. With its leg, it crushed the leg of the baby. Thus commences the history of Messaoud the cursed, the man never left alone by misfortune. The days passed, and Messaoud grows up in the hut of the old man and his wife, seldom eating with his hunger. The catastrophes followed one another, until a day of tragedy. Messaoud was only five years old. It was a Monday of festival, and he had awaked very content. Wanting to play with a firecracker, he set fire to the blankets. The two old ones died in the fire!
(Refrain) Why does life go after Messaoud? Why are all the doors closed to him? Why is he marked so much by misfortune? Why him?
Messaoud lands in an orphanage in Meknès. During 5 years, he was hit in the mouth by all those who passed. His face preserved the traces of them. The school? He understood nothing at all there. Until the day when he had enough and ran off. That evening he slept alone in the cold of a waste ground. Ali Boulahya [a bearded man] passed by there. He lured Messaoud behind the dump and hmm… to the hilt!
Messaoud lived as a tramp until his sixteenth year. The age of the dreams, even if he had a squint and his nose was bent. Complexed with excess, he saw, one day, a fair one hanging laundry on a balcony. She made him a sign and smiled. The poor one lost his means. Each day, he returned to watch for her under the window. One morning, she finally came down. Having an errand to run, she gave him appointment at 9. Messaoud remained to await it, trembling of excitation. At the appointed time, he had hardly time to see her crossing when she was crushed by a bus which passed!
Messaoud, destroyed, sank in smoking [hashish] and sniffing [glue]. One day, an Islamist saw him, and led him to a rich person’s mosque. He gave him food to eat, taught him to beg/pray and to express himself. Messaoud, proud of his new function, started to direct people. He made the turn of the mosques, rounded up young people and made a little money. Came the day when he was called for the jihad. He took the plane, very glad to meet Bin Laden. Arrived at the camp, someone give him a weapon and another says to him: “Don’t move any more from here, fire on all that moves, your place in paradise is guaranteed.” Messaoud stays on the spot two days. In one moment of carelessness, zdaou! An American gave him a blow on the head. On waking, he was found himself in cell, with a Pakistani, who smiled to him oddly. Messaoud howled of spite: it was another Ali Boulahya!
Messaoud spent a difficult year, with Ali Boulahya. Misfortune pursued him as the Americans returned him to
Why Messaoud did he die? Why does misfortune stick to him so much? Why him?
Taken from the arab culture blog Al-Musharaka (d2) المشاركة
There are some more of his excellent tunes at the start of last weeks show. If anybody has any info or more translations let me know. Here’s another tune
3awd lil gmakkoko
In the same show, there were a couple of tunes from Muslimgauze whose titles range from the beautiful, – ‘A Small Intricate Box, which contains Died Blue Opium Marzipan’
to the bracing -‘Fatah Guerrilla, Return of Black September, Hebron Massacre, Vote Hezbollah, United States of Islam and The Rape of Palestine’
Here’s an article about him worth reading.