[RECORD OF THE WEEK] Sebastian Paul – The Messiah Complex

13 08 2015

Once again,it has been a distant past where I found it impossible to unravel a real musical gem due to the amount of things one can listen to, watch or read about. Honestly, I have to admit that blogging has been far away from my mind since everyone is connected to the same music networks these days.Let`s call it the “gentrification” of music.

On one hand,it is the evolution of discovering new music.On the other hand,listening to what we want cause’ its just there: be it on youtube,wherever streaming is possible or despite the quality of the music and the sound is.

In the landscape where everyone is a f*ing DJ,collecting music in any forms of the sake of collecting,everyone is a maestro, everyone saw everything, listened everything, know everything. And if you dont know you still can pretend to go pee and watch your smartphone for an answer u missed while talking. To this very day,I listen to a shitloads of music and unfortunately or fortunately,I still buy records.

 “I know”

I hear this shit all the time. So yeah im here alone writing about this fantastic record i bumped into.

The tune on is called LIFE IS A KILLER. And its like 16Bit eated Zackey Force Funk for breakfast and shit him like a mutant speaking Eprom. The release is rough, some stuffs reminded me the early Blue Daisy compositions i cherish, some would just fit perfect in any GLK voodoo dance, some you can make love with a billion times in a night…
Who is Sebastian Paul? A vocalist, producer, songwriter based in Los Angeles according to the only infos available.
Again? A beat producer from L.A.?

Yes its from Cali it smooth, funky and shrooms are flying.

How long have i not paid for a digital release on Bandcamp?
So many excel sheets or references i never bought cause u have simply no time and no rest for your mind.

Anyway.

Get to the link, click, listen

Enjoy it until it comes out from your worst enemy’s mouth.

 Its free its loud its funky

and scary

and poetic

and makes me super horny





[INTERVIEW] El Mahdy Jr. – The Spirit of Fucked Up Places [BOOMARM006]

3 06 2013

THE SPIRIT OF FUCKED PLACES is out on June 25th via Boomarm Nation
PRE-ORDER HERE

I don’t know where you are located at the very moment you are reading those words, but in Europe the weather has been completely loco the last 3 months: Spring never showed up, rain is falling like never before and most of farmers are about to have the worst year ever…and that is just about the weather. Everyone around me feel tired, bones full of water & so i’ve been looking for some partial rainbows around to warm me up, and think about anything else but Music.

Three months ago, you might have heard the compilation i put out called Still Life,
i had the chance to host one tune by El Mahdy Jr. I can say that i was very happy he accepted, as he was into my Top 5 producer to start for this compilation.
He sent me an absolute killer song (as usual) and i had the opportunity to hear it in Istanbul couple of weeks later…

Here’s the tune, still free for you to download, enjoy_

I met him in Istanbul last december during the Rough Visions night, organised by Gantz & Stiver.
I can’t really describe you how much i’ve been blast off by this night and specially Mahdy set. Of course i wanted to see Gantz…by the time he’ll show up in Paris i’ll be old i guess (read that dear hypster promoters).
It was so rough sounds and all i love into dub was melting so perfectly with his universe…full of arabic sounds from Raï to Egyptian drums or Anatolia lost singers…Its one thing to develop this kind of music, but its another thing to bring music with that much Heart inside. Well, the good thing is that EVERYONE on this planet will be able to experience what i experienced with his forthcoming debut LP on Boomarm Nation, this late June. This post is already a reason for you to listen to him more, or for the very first time.

THE SPIRIT OF FUCKED PLACES is out on June 25th via Boomarm Nation
PRE-ORDER HERE

His debut release will be out June 25th digital & limited vinyl (be quick) via Boomarm Nation.
And believe me, this is nothing like u heard before, put trends & hype on the other side of the table cause this is a 200% true believers music, and even if im listening to it since 2 weeks, i can’t just forget about it, and there’s not a single day i didnt listen to it entirely….on a repeat mode.
Feel free to listen to the clips below, and if you feel it don’t hesitate and order this piece of music, cause they will be no repress of this debut release…Trust me, it’s GOLD

THE SPIRIT OF FUCKED PLACES is out on June 25th via Boomarm Nation
PRE-ORDER HERE

I asked him to do a lil interview some time ago, and also invited him to remix a song i really cherish by Cheikha Rimitti, who is consider by most of people as the one and only Queen of Raï music in Algeria.  Read the interview below and listen or download for free this remix.We both agreed to give this piece to everyone_
We hope you’ll enjoy it, and maybe start to listen to her magnificent music, or at least fall into Algerian music,
which is to me one of the most intense i experienced.

1) Hi there, thank you for taking some time for this interview.
How are you today? Where are you writing from?
i am good thanks … i am in istanbul right now working hard but everythig is kool. . .
2) Can you enlighten the newbie reading this, by introducing yourself in few words?
Well i am mahdi aka el mahdy jr i sample the 3rd world attitude study sociology and do some translation to survive … i am from algeria born and raised in sidi bel abbes known as the city where RAI music was born. and than moved to turkey where i am still living right now
3) Besides all the artistic paths anyone can choose, why did you choose music? or why music choose you? When & how this happen?
Even when i was a child i was always attracted by the effect of culture on music my father had a nice archive of records that he bought from UK in the 60s 70s from bob marley to pink floyd, top of the pops compilations, james brown, the doors… so it was pretty cool to discover all this in a very young age and cant forget all that rai cassettes moving from hand to hand around and played loudly every where in the city but always ignored and classified as evil music so when my family moved to turkey i have noticed the same classification for arabesque music which is musicaly very rich but represent the “evil” side of the society ignored and no one wants to hear what is realy about. so even the people that call themselves “open minded” are blinded by this prejudgement and that was my point you cant ignore some thing that exist. and you should try to listen to those different stories. and i started sampling…
4) What part the music take in your everyday life, and what is your music purpose? Like, do you recognise music any particular purpose or is it just for the fun of it?
Music is like coffe and cigarettes for me … you can stay alive without but whats the point in living a life like that.. story telling can be a prupose its like you walk in a street of a city that you never have been and without any strangeness… listening to radio in a hotel room maybe or sweat in a collective taxi …
5) Your universe is exploring a large range of different sounds and styles..How do you start a tune? Is there any first step you follow everytime or is it everytime different? Where do u take your influences from?
it always starts the same i hear a song some where and i am stolen till i find what was it and than start to play with it chop it cut it add some remove some and than you have something with the same spirit but in a different form… my sources are arabesque muic, rai drums, radio stations, old cassettes, sahel music, malian guitar, dub, old school rap …
6) Your first material will drop on a US based label called Boomarm Nation, can you tell us a bit more about this connection with Portland scene, and how its related to your works in Turkey.
there is a strong family spirit going on you can feel it even if i am in the other side of the world those guys are realy like brother for me. i am a big fan of christopher (sahel sound) and from there i discovered  boomarm nation. and i met Gulls a great guy who runs the label and E3 a very nice akh (brother) and i love the music they do all that sub saharian remixes, dub sounds, … they care about music and thats very important
7) Can you describe us a bit about the underground scene in Istanbul? I met you there and it looks like a very very growing fast scene with a unique atmosphere. What is it that make it so special? Any recommendations for readers who never heard about it?
well i am not realy a part of this scene, till the last three months i was living in Konya the  middle of Anatolia no hype shit real culture and was surrounded with real people who have real problems nothing fake…big up every single one of them! the big boss Gantz organized Rough Visions and asked me to play and you cant say no to a boss ; ) but yeah there is a big energy lot of talented people doing very interesting moves and they are all somehow connected to each other i guess thats what makes it special …
8) Can you tell us about the artists you’ve been discovering recently, any musician you heard that blow your mind?
well i am not opsessed with trends and newness i prefer to dig the roots. amazones de guinee are sick , islam shipsey realy blowed my mind you should give look.. and i cant take myself from listening SCIENTIST…
9) About the Still Life compilation, 2 questions:
Can you tell us more about your track “Limited Material” 
limited material is sampled from an anatolian anthem a version of a song called zahidem recorded in a wedding. so tryed to build an atmosphere on it… its all about elektro bağlama! hope you enjoy it
What do you think about the whole compilation, did you discover any particular people inside?
well the compilation is realy eclectic very rich sounds in it. but my fav is Yuki Sato he is my man. lovely style a king without a crown big respect.
10) So what’s next for El-Mahdy Jr? Any collabs, forthcoming materials or new projects for 2013? 
sure there will be things coming… i can tell you to expect some collab with gantz.. with el rass / al hamorabi …. and an album will be out from boomarm nation which makes me very excited. there is some tunes that i made in very wierd places / situations… i am realy happy big up every one who supported me …
11) And last one will be a open one for you. The “traditional” 3 wishes !!
If you had 3 wished that would happen right here right now, what will they be?
1_coffee
2_cigarettes
3_sunraspaceship (for transportation issues)…
*******
Here’s El Mahdy Jr. & X_J remix of Cheikha Rimitti’s Nakhla, from Nouar LP (2000)
Enjoy, Share & Play Loud
PEACE

THE SPIRIT OF FUCKED PLACES is out on June 25th via Boomarm Nation
PRE-ORDER HERE





FORTHCOMING # Supreme Cuts – Whispers In The Dark

7 07 2012

Here’s a post for those who felt into that soup when it was ready_for those who didnt
and didnt feel the posts about them or Haleek_Damn son, im sorry
Pass your way then, and come back later i might posted smtg else

1 – Whispers PT1
2 – Lessons Of Darkness (Apology)
3 – (Youngster Gone Off That) Sherm
4 – E2
5 – Ciroc Waterfalls
6 – Intermission
7 – Whispers PT2
8 – Belly
9 – Epitome
10 – 18th
11 – Val Venus
12 – Whispers In The Dark

SPRMCTS SNDCLD

SPRMCTS TWTTR

Whispers in the Dark out July 10th, and this is gonna be f* amazing_Believe Me
July 10th u know where to go and what to do_& smoke it





DOWNLOAD & BUY # Anenon – Inner Hue / This Is What I Meant [Non Projects]

1 05 2012

No words can describe…im so in love for this record…We’ve been blessed by a first track
some time ago after the release of the EP. And was waiting for the next stuffs // I am so not disaapointed
at this tune is so beautiful and right now cuoldnt end up the day that better…

If this is not into my Top LP of the year, that means Genius are well hided

While sharing similar stripped down recording approaches to the companion ‘Acquiescence’ EP, the music of ‘Inner Hue’ is an entirely different journey. With ‘Acquiescence’, the source material of grand piano and tenor saxophone remain fairly transparent, letting the instruments themselves tell the story, but with ‘Inner Hue’ Brian goes far deeper inside of the notes and takes the instrumentation of Rhodes piano and tenor saxophone into entirely new territories, coaxing nuanced textures and sounds with distinctive vocabulary unique to each track. An album that moves with sonic intent and abstract narrative, ‘Inner Hue’ naturally demands listening from start to finish, always revealing new paths with each play. This is personal, patient and thoughtful music to live inside of, or rather the music that lives inside of us, aching to get out.

You Can Pre-Order the LP HERE
out May 8th

or

Buy the Digital Version Right Now

Come on Guys.
The video is signed Miko Revereza….this is ridiculous °____0
so good…….I dare you to not fall in love for this record

Throughout ‘Inner Hue’, the sound of electric piano timbres remain prevalent – raw, elegant and crystallized into time, lucid tone colors embossed onto a tangible spectral audio field. Seductive and ruminating melodies run rampant, in shifting counterpoint with luxuriant, ageless textures, always with a corporeal melodic yearning. Sometimes physical and upfront, as when the saxophones roar over sturdy, cracking drums in “Murmurs” and layers of Rhodes build and amalgamate with double time percussive syncopations on the title track, or patiently ebbing and flowing through space on tracks like “Embers” and opener “Eighty-Four,” the timeless music of ‘Inner Hue’ is communicated with a unique and individualized finesse so rarely heard these days. A testament to Brian’s both formal and informal studies of composition over many years, ‘Inner Hue’ advances with a unique cinematic tension in the most organic of ways, coming to a harmonious close with “Entwine”, a highly visual piece of lullaby like high notes, raw bass tones, studied counterpoint and delicate ambience. An artist obsessed with building his own voice, no matter what palate he chooses, Anenon’s ‘Inner Hue’ truly marks only the beginning of a long and idiosyncratic life of music ahead.





DOWNLOAD # BADBADNOTGOOD – BBNG2 LP

3 04 2012


Here we go brothers & sisters

The long awaited 2nd LP by BADBADNOTGOOD drops right now !!!!
We had time to enjoy their 2 past lives posted here (use MAYBE section)

I didnt DL it yet, didnt listen anythin about it yet but u can stream Vices, from OkayPlayer Soundcloud

But u gotta trust me, Get This asap

HERE





DOWNLOAD # Stainless Steele – Straight Jacket Time Killin

9 11 2011

Quick post today as next ones this week as im in Singapore (Yummy Vegeterian Food #TRUTH)
Just bumped into this gem via Stainless Steele Soundcloud, he just released this 13 tracks project,
rapping over some very good heads productions: MNDSGN, AL_PD (Dope harps loops!!!), Sir Froderick,
Jonti or Shit$ to name a few…Get a listen & download the whole project if (like me) ya feel’ it…

This album is a result of Stainless Steele collaborating with forward-thinking, electronic/hip hop producers throughout the United States and other countries as well. Straight Jacket Time Killin…

Peace from this side of the Planet
One Love Heavy D & Frazier…Sky’s the Limit





BUY # Knxwledge – Old. Klouds. LP [Kurated by DJ Househoes]

3 08 2011


Remember what i just said about Knxwledge not even a week ago?
So yeah, if you didnt trust me, or if you thought i’ve been too much enthusiast on this
So damn, you didnt trust me uh?
Ok ok
Now i add Houseshoes name alongside Knxwledge one…
Still doubtfull uh?
So im not 100% sure about what those klouds are or from which century they are
BUT if ‘Shoes picked this up, and if he said:

ATTN: @Knxwledge is one of my favorites. Cop this shit.
I picked the joints and you know I don’t fuck around.
Oldklouds.

Then you won’t have any other choice than CLICK the player beside, reduce this window,
keep on your daily activity, if you can roll a big one u lucky as im at work now
But anyway, COP THA SHIT PLAY LOUD SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT








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