Thursday, July 9, 2009

Suits you,sir!

Went to this event at the weekend in a relatively new venue just around the corner and was delighted to have my faith in dubstep restored. Two rooms-with a good, forward range of sounds (except for the deadly strains of intelligent dubstep-my pet hate). Ikonika especially was impressive with a sound that was very fluid and techno influenced. And a real sense of excitement about the evening, being forced into new ways of moving just to follow the shape of the music.

Really enjoying your trip to africa-some of the stuff I have (eg living near africa) but that's comforting, coming across your tracks in da jungle. I like how stripped back a lot of the tunes are. Loving the solo track and it's very sly of you to use the faithless vocal-instant durban flashbacks. Where did you come across the dj mbuso track?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tableau Noir

Uncle Rebus got me bad. I’ve finally come round to your way of hearing La Mezcla. Plus the high operatic camp of Ame, strings sandwiched between cowbells. And Love Spray so roks in that k-kinda-way. So here is my AfriKKKan reply. Check out the hot South African producers Culoe de Song and DJ Mabuso. And check out my hot combination (… if maybe I should have toned down the bass …) of the three tunes Congoloid, Work that Body and Insomnia. (Cheeky cheese squeeze). Plus two of my favourite tunes, The Dragon and Living Near Africa.

Tableau Noir

Ian Simmonds ft. The Ekonda Women Of Kinshasa – The Dragon

Culoe de Song – African Subway

Zombie Disco Squad & Solo – The Dance

Wighnomy Brothers – Moppal Kiff

DJ Mbuso ft. Shembe – Ukukholwa Kuwe

Solo – Congoloid (Minimow mix)

Min – Work that Body

Faithless – Insomnia (Ricardo Villalobos mix)

Jet Project – Monkey Skulls

Ilario Alicante – Living Near Africa

Stella Chiweshe – Zvinonhamo