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Ear Conditioning / Foreign Affairs
March 16, 2010 06:49 AM PDT
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Speaker Spazm
June 01, 2009 08:45 AM PDT
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The trend of Autotune has not struck a like-able chord with me at all. I fuggin’ hate it with a passion. As soon as a track kicks in and that sound drifts up to my ears that’s it, OFF, change the channel, in a fraction of a fraction of a second. I must however, delve further into the recent post by /Rupture on how the use of Autotune in the Maghreb circuit is much different than that in the contemporary field that is occupied by everybody from Lil Wayne, Yeezy, etc. Anyway, Dubterror have a new an EP out soon, and they use AT on the vocals of Horace Andy, and I think because he can sing, it’s not annoying me like AT usually does.

Generation Bass had a post last week with the words Tom Waits at the top. So that had to be checked, and good thing too, two remixes of Mr. Waits (featuring M.I.A., Blaqstarr, Gza, The Optimist) and a Brazilian cover version. Not bad for free huh?

It’s twelve years since the release of Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus LP. It’s been out of print since 2006, but Co-Flo’s El-P has re-issued the album through his Def Jux imprint.

Youssou N’dour is coming our way soon, and that is something to look forward to. I saw him at a MOBO Awards do several years back, and he and Jill Scott were easily the best live acts on the night. The Youssou track in this week’s pgm is a collabo’ he did with Ryuichi Sakamoto, real beauty, honestly.

Last week at Txola I dropped a zydeco version of jimi’s Hey Joe by Buckwheat Zydeco. Yep, that Louisiana bayou blues sound on the classics. It definitely works.

There just aint time to be listening to shit music is there James?
James is also known as Global Souljah, and he has joined the Planet Radio crew. If your into some of what goes on hear (sic), then you’ll appreciate his program too.

Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at:
Tuesday 20h30 Radio Norte, note, they have a habit of being a week behind, strange as they are just around the corner from my house.
More dependable is Sunhole, Tuesday’s at 22h00, and repeated throughout the week.
Thursday it goes out on Planet Radio 23h00

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Flavor Pt. 1
UNKLE – Main Title Theme
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Youssou N’dour – Borom Gal
Gnawa Njoum Express – Kami Ni Mantara
Reggada Instrumental
Nyabhingi Poem
Toy Selectah / Hay Guey
Mexican Instituto de Sonido / Yo digo baila
Christian Harmony – Fiesta de Campesinos
Nadsronic – Leopards
Buckwheat Zydeco – Hey Joe
Dubterror – Mr. Terror
Tom Waits – Way Down in the Hole (M.I.A. & Blaqstarr Remix)
Tom Waits vs. Gza – Round 3 The Optimist
Company Flow – Info Kill
Madlib – Lifetime (Lifeline)
Sofa Surfers -Yoyogi Uehara
Carlos Cacheq – Eu E Meu Cachorro Louco [Brazilian version of Rain Dogs]
Joe Strummer – Sandstorm

Brothers From Another Planet
April 17, 2009 01:54 AM PDT

This week´s program features a couple tracks from the new album by Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program. Brothers are exploring the outer limts, inhaling space dust and blazing the trail set by Sun Ra and Parliament / Funkadelic in a 21st century mode.

Also on the boards, more from Ras G´s Brainfeeder compatriot, Flying Lotus, alongside rapper Blu. Some goodness from Dr. Who Dat, Madvillain, DHS, T. Raumschmiere.

Old-skool '80´s UK Jazz from Carmel, Hip hop from Dead Prez, tropicalismo from El Hijo de la Cumbia, and music for bassheads with RSD and other unknown purveyors of the bottom end.

Full playlist viewable at www.earconditioning.wordpress.com

Ear Conditioning / For use in Subhuman Primates
March 11, 2009 04:30 AM PDT
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Ear Conditioning / March 10 2009
Originally broadcast on Radio Norte & Sunhole Radio (Tenerife)
More artist information / links at http://dwattsriot.blogspot.com

Greeting people, thanks for dropping by to have a sniff of what goes on this week.
Hopefully you'll find something to your taste, we have Carnaval steppers from Ghislain and the Mad Decent crew; Zomby at the 1's & 2's; Classic Maghrebi from Ashmahan; a slice of time from Zeza Barak; The Moody Boyz tackling Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and more.

Press Click at will.

Filastine / Singularities (Soot/Jarring Effects)
Ghislain Poirier / Immigrant Visa (NinjaTune)
Groove Armada/ Crank it Up Mad Decent Remix
Ashmahan / Naoueit (Club Arabe)
Zeza Barkak Melbeka / Fatma Ben Meddah from Sprigs of Time (Honest Jons)
Dub1 / No Weapons (DreadTek)
Zomby / Mix Session (Hyperdub)
Pest / Heard ya bird moved in (NinjaTune)
Lee 'Scratch' Perry / Moody Boyz Remix feat. Roots Manuva
Because of Money / Ghana Soundz Vol.1 (Soundway)
Bukom Mashie / Ghana Soundz Vol. 1 (Soundway)
Welcome to Jamrock Daddy G Mix
J-Star meets Ms. Dynamite / Never Fall in Love (J-Star)
Alan Freed Outro

Goodnight and thanks for the use of your speakers.

Ear Conditioning / Degrees of Bass Culture [03.03.2009]
March 06, 2009 01:09 PM PST

Greetings from Carnaval-drunk Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The fiesta that is Carnaval in Santa Cruz is coming to an end, mind you,only to spring up in other parts of the island. Santa Cruz is the biggest open toilet at this time. While moving to the battling sounds of murga's in one earhole and DJ Fernando Daxta in the other, the stench of a weekend of us pissing on any available space took over...goddam!

Some amazing costumes were to be witnessed however.
The best for my eyes was the guy with a cow attached to mid-riff as if he was giving the cow his manhood from behind. The surprised expression via the cows eyes gave the costume it's crowning glory. The other top costume was a mobile replica of a swimming pool, complete with two live-action synchronized swimmers.

This week's program doesn't reflect Carnaval at all, not one iota...sorry, sick of hearing Salsa!

It's a bit loaded with El-P/Co.Flo material for some reason. I had to play 'Fuck the Law' from the WeAreAllGoingToBurnInHellMeggaMixx2 release 'cos of the killa line:
"My god they got a child convinced with a lie that he'll die honorably"

Former Co.Flow deckwizard, Mr. Len also shows up behind the boards for Kice of Course.

Speaking of 'of course'...of course I had to check out the link to Nickelus F track featuring Portishead. Well, it's not featuring, he raps over a couple of their tracks....Cowboys and Roads.

For awhile I had a habit of listening to Nubian Minds' "Black Science" as a wind down to the sonic day. It has the some of the same subtle Techno sensibilities that Martyn is running ahead with at the moment.

Hey, where the females at?

Sorry for the lack of representation ladies....step forward Voice. Over a piano laden jazz step of a beat, Voice brings humour and wit to the situation of a rapper trying to make ends meet.

Ear Conditioning 03 March 2009
King Midas Sound / Lost - Flying Lotus Remix (Hyperdub)
Company Flow / No Locks (Rawkus)
Nickelus F / Cowboys featuring Portishead (mp3)
Kice of Course / Like Smack (Dummy Smacks)
Self Scientific vs. Linton Kwesi Johnson / Degrees of Bass Culture
IQ Productions vs. Kope (Banana Klan)
J-Zone / No Consequences feat. Huggy Bear (Old Maid)
Ice / Trapped in Three Dimensions - El-P Remix (Morpheus)
El-P / Fuck the Law (Definitive Jux)
Voice / Mediocre (Public Transit)
Freeform Arkestra/ Freeform Theme (Straight Ahead)
LV vs. Dandelion / Takeover Dub (Hyperdub)
Jazzsteppa / Taylor Rain (Studio Rockers)
Ize / Tronka di Mundo
King L Man with Grenouille/ Mariposa (Ear Conditioning)
Wesley Willis / The Frogs (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Nubian Minds / Black Science - Restless Soul Remix (Archive)