The Colman Brothers got this weeks show off to a nice mellow jazzwise start with ‘On A Better Day’ taken from the new Heavenly Sweetness compilation, Digging the Blogosphere, before the beautiful sound of Joyce bathed the show in some Brazilian sunshine and served as a little taster of her forthcoming live album on Far Out due out in March. Our new discovery of the week Goran Kajfes then kept the jazz but added some great African vibes from his excellent album X/Y – a great blend of jazz, Africa, eastern vibes and electronica – a bit expensive (plush packaging) but worth it. Boddhi Satva’s ancestral soul vibes have been infiltrating the house scene for a while and we’re pleased to report that his debut album is about to drop on BBE records and it’s one of those rare things, a house album that actually works start to finish, the production is deep and there’s some great vocalists on there as well, as ‘Ngari Konon’ featuring Oumou Sangare, more than ably demonstrates.
Hyperdub seem increasingly determined to transcend their reputation as a home for bass music and their forthcoming release from Fhloston Paradigm aka King Britt is deep, dark, raw, stripped back, hypnotic electronica which will probably educate and confuse Hyperdub bass heads in equal measures. This paved the way for a stripped back, less is more, Ethiopian electro experiment courtesy of Fresh Touch, make sure you check the video as well for some great footage of Haile Selassie. Chopped and heavily screwed vibes were then the order of the day as Caracal, another producer who prefers to remain anonymous, gave us a taster of his forthcoming EP on Black Acre. Australian pianist and composer, Anthony Pateras then kept the vibes dark with the unsettling ‘Infectious’ from his OST, Errors Of The Human Body before Felix Kubin and Venetian Snares dropped some, quite frankly, mental beats.
Now we’ve been keeping tabs on Airhead’s all too sparse output since day one and were happy to receive a promo single from R&S this week with new material and also news that this young, guitar playing producer has seemingly been saving all his output for an album release also due on R&S later this year. Two classically trained, adventurous, producers named Colo, then kept the leftfield beats rolling with ‘Rick’ from their inspired debut EP on Take. Uptempo beats then finished the show off nicely led by Duct, a music technology professor who practices what he teaches before Sisi Bakbak (allegedly Thom York) gave Sbtrkt’s ‘Hold On’ a pleasing twist and ended the show in fine fashion.
Colman Brothers – On A Better Day (Heavenly Sweetness promo)
Joyce – Adeus América (Far Out promo)
Goran Kajfes – Subtropics/Kankani Boulila (Headspin)
Boddhi Satva – Ngari Konon feat Oumou Sangare (BBE promo)
Fhloston Paradigm – The Chase (Hyperdub promo)
Fresh Touch – Harar Rhythm (Angular Records)
Caracal – Elements (Black Acre promo)
Anthony Pateras – Infectious (Editions Mego promo)
Felix Kubin – Total No.1 (It’s)
Venetian Snares – Ego DSP (Planet Mu promo)
Airhead – Wait (R&S promo)
Colo – Rick (Take promo)
Duct – Jessica’s Garden (Shades Of Grey promo)
Sbtrkt – Hold On, Sisi Bakbak rmx (Young Turks)