MR. E’s selection for La Mixette / Musique Large

Photo: Pippa Rankin
Photo: Pippa Rankin

A great new mix is up from Mr. E for Fulgeance’s La Mixette series, following his  frankly stunning Groovement podcast last week.

Catch him as part of the Taste the Diff’rence crew at Soundwave Croatia next weekend.

Listen on Mixcloud here or below.

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Groovement Podcast – Groovement 45s: El Mensaje

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Spinning with Myron & E last week at Band on the Wall gave me a bit of a thirst to record a strictly 45s podcast – I’ve decided to make it an ongoing series  within the podcast series, just to confuse you.

Each one will be roughly 45 minutes long, with strictly A or B sides of 45s only. Many will sound crackly… no chat on this one, just tunes.

Recorded 12th July 2014.

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The Rollers – One Little Piece – Deep City Records

Kicking off the podcast because it’s amazing. The Numero Group put this 45 out around the same time as their album collecting tracks from the Deep City label.

Conrad Jackson – Come Back With Me – Sonic Wax Records

A single-sided record – as a lovely bloke the other day said to me, one side’s all you need when a tune is that good. Smooth, bass-heavy and soaring.

Myron & E with The Soul Investigators – If I Gave You My Love – Stones Throw Records

I was lucky enough to warm up for this Stones Throw vocal duo last week, look out for the interview on here soon. I grabbed this one at the gig, where they had the Gene Dudley Group as their backing band and blew us away while Germany were killing Brazil 7-1.

Quetzal – Give Something – Favourite Records

From Onra and Quetzal’s four track Tribute EP. One of my favourite tracks, ever. The sample is Creative Source’s version of You Can’t Hide Love. Ridiculously, when Onra first came to Manchester in 2009, I ran up to him telling him how much I loved it, only to have him point to the back of the record and explain that they hadn’t made the tracks collaboratively, it was solely Quetzal’s – which is obvious if you read the credit. He’s circled it with a smiley on my copy.

Hielo Ardiente – El Mensaje – Ximena Records

A gift from Jungle Fire, an amazing version of the Cymande standard with spaced-out organ.

Abel Lima e Les Sofas – Corre Riba Corre Baxo – Sofrito

Recorded in Paris in the 70s and issued last week by the always-amazing Sofrito. Click the link to find out more.

Charles Bradley & Larose Jackson – Luv Jones – Dunham

Hot pink vinyl! Can you hear it? Kicking off Daptone’s coloured vinyl mission as they count down to their 100th release, this is actually on Tommy TNT Brenneck;s Daptone subsidiary Dunham.

The Rance Allen Group – I Got To Be Myself – The Gospel Truth Records

Gospel Truth was an imprint of Stax, and the Rance Allen Group incorporated rock sounds into soul… they were still active recently, check the site. Reason To Survive is actually my favourite track of theirs, which I heard on DJ Oneman’s (not the Rinse Oneman) mix Cadillac Wax  for Names You Can Trust back in 2004.

Leroy & The Fabulous Rocking Soul Band with Al Glover & Gloria – Til The End of Time – Plut

Just wow. Reissued by Jazzman here.

Lo Steel – Music – B&J Records

A re-edit of Samuel Jonathan Johnson’s My Music by Daz-I-Kue, with added vocals from Lo Steel. Riduonkulous breakdown towards the end.
The Intruders – Memories Are Here To Stay – Philadelphia International Records

You might know this one from RJD2′s forlorn 2002 12″ Here’s What Left, or most probably recognise it in Common and Bilal’s The 6th Sense.

 

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby – Truth & Soul Records

Another one of those that always gets someone coming to ask what it is. Standing out on the album as a loner (the rest is fairly fast paced psych soul), Baby is a wedge of sad soul. Written by Daniel Collas, who was a true gent when I hooked up with the band at the Deaf Institute in Manchester.  Although this 45 was on T&S, the album was released on Tummy Touch.

El Combo Chimbita – Puro Show – Names You Can Trust

Released in April of this year by NYC, available on their Bandcamp. El Combo Chimbita are an offshoot of Colombian New Yorkers MAKU soundsystem.

The Johnny Otis Show ft Barbara Morrison – Hey Boy! I Want Ya’ – Jazz World Records

Shuggie Otis’ dad. My copy of this 45, Hey Boy! I Want Ya’ / Nigger, Please! has the labels reversed. It looks like this track never featured on any album. This blog has a little more info.

So, that was fun. Any feedback appreciated – hit me up on the contact form above or Twitter!

Commentary inspired by the Air Adam podcast.

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Anushka: Broken Circuits out now on Brownswood

Sleeve: Fred Butler
Sleeve: Fred Butler

Today sees the release of the debut album from Brighton’s Max Wheeler (on production) and Victoria Port (on vocals/songwriting) as Anushka.

Entitled Broken Circuits, it’s a melting pot of summery, bass-flittered future-soul from a pair of heads with extremely good musicality. I’ve ordered the vinyl over at Bandcamp, but there’s a bonus track on t’iTunes.

1. Impatient
2. Never Can Decide
3. Echo
4. Atom Bombs
5. Kisses
6. Broken Circuit
7. Down in Flames
8. I Have Love 4 You
9. These Things
10. This Time
11. Mansions
12. Fire To me
13. Blessings (Bonus track for itunes)

Keep an eye on upcoming tour date and news over at Brownswood.

Groovement Podcast // MR E: 1 4 NEYMAR

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So moved was Mr E by Neymar’s injury on Friday, that he went off and recorded a podcast with a Brasilian theme for Groovement. Enjoy!

 

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AbJo- My Lawd!

Tall Black Guy- Em La La Terra

Dexter- Last

Tall Black Guy- Sexci Senhora

wun two- toucan

Flatpocket- Wartemarke

Hi-Tek- Theme From Hi-Tek

Karriem Riggins- Summer Maddness S.A.

Dibia$e- Brazilian Lady

Question- Una Nota

Arthur Verocai- Balada 45 (Jneiro Jarel Like A Brazilian Girl Remix)

Metal FingersPassion – Flower

Souleance- Vem Jogar

Jneiro Jarel- Indigo Eden

AbJo- Barumba

Jay Dee- Daylight

Tall Black Guy- Espaço de Brasil

Phife Dawg- Ben Dova

A Tribe Called Quest- Jam

Exile- IN LOVE

Pete Rock- Marching On

Jay Dee- Rico Suave Bossa Nova

Dr Who Dat- Braziliant Thought

Madvillain- Raid

 

Mr E: 1 4 Neymar by Jamie Groovement on Mixcloud

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Download Generic Greeting Compilation Number 3

gg3Manchester’s Generic Greeting arts collective continue to be one of the most dynamic in the city. Their latest batch of electronic excursions is brewed and ready to go – this will be seeing me through the end of writing reports tonight.

I recently did a mix for them too, check that here.

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band: Bacao Suave c/w Round and Round

Screen Shot 2014-06-28 at 11.43.40The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s P.I.M.P. has become the stuff of legend since its release on Mocambo records back in 2008. It currently fetches a good £40 on 7″, which makes me all the more sad that one of my copies is a little roughed up. ‘This is the orginal!’, ‘I don’t know why they didn’t get more attention, ’cause that groove is strictly dope!’ – have a gander through those YouTube comments.

Truth and Soul subsidiary Plane Jane Records have a whole album lined up, entitled simply ’55′. The first 45 to be released from it is a double whammy of known heavyweight tunes reworked by BRSB – Bacao Suave is their version of Dilla’s timeless Rico Sauve (on BBE’s shiny-covered Welcome 2 Detroit), while Hi Tek’s Round and Round appeared in its original form on his first solo LP, Hi-Teknology (Rawkus, 2001).

Grab the vinyl and download over at the Truth and Soul website here, and keep your ear to the ground for more.

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Lone – Reality Testing

I’ve not really had time to write something this week to do this album justice – suffice to say I ran out to grab the LP upon release, and haven’t been disappointed. As well as probably making banging instrumental hip hop fashionable again for the hip-heads, Lone effortlessly transcends genres to produce a collection of sounds that are unmistakably him. The hip hop flavours are my favourite tracks, but rest assured styles fluctuate well. Tempos might differ, but the soul remains consistent throughout. Grab it on yellow vinyl while you still can.

Konx-Om-Pax on sleeve design, Kyrstal Klear on photgraphy.

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Clap! Clap!: Tayi Bebba LP on Black Acre – preview

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An imagined island is the setting for this forthcoming conceptual yet banging work from Italy’s Clap! Clap!, to be released 8 September 2014 on Bristol label Black Acre.  Each track is set to represent a location on the island - the LP will be released with an island map inserted, plus the story behind each area. Preview a track below.

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Tracklist
01) The Holy Cave
02) Ashiko
03) The Rainstick Fable
04) Kwasi The Sorcerer
05) Black Smokes, Bad Signs
06) Conqueror (action / assault / conquest)
07) Conqueror (consequences / memories)
08) Conqueror (remorse / withdrawn)
09) Burbuka
10) Sahkii (Xirhuu)
11) Sahkii’s Elevation feat. DJ Khalab
12) Kwasi’s Storm (kyanumj) (tape dub)
13) Universal Modulator (kujhmak)
14) Sahkii’s  Knowledge
15) Universal Modulator (ujmubuam)
16) Sailing In The Seas of Wood
17) Kuj Yato

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My Dry Wet Mess – Laptop Lapdance EP preview

The Laptop Lapdance EP is forthcoming on Fine Grains, July 7th. His Magical Properties LP, Irrational Alphabet, was on loop for me for many months, and I’m excited to hear new music from him. 01 Twos Too 02 Nailed Scale 03 Eyelids’ Secret 04 Infinito 05 Nailed Scale (Auntie Flo Remix) 06 Nailed Scale (Dam Mantle Remix) 07 Eyelids’ Secret (Ikonika Scenario Adjustment Remix) 08 Eyelids’ Secret (Ikonika Shy Remix) @mydrywetmess
Soundcloud   Download the Ikonika remix of track Eyelids’ Secrets below.   Art: Alexander Horne   Press release: My Dry Wet Mess’ unique sound is recognisable for it’s multi-layered intricacy and offbeat charm. Skittering beats slide through surreal melodies and distorted vocals or keys. In ‘Laptop Lapdance’, Civitenga encapsulates these elements with four engrossing story-telling tracks.
 
Remixes come from Hyperdub‘sIkonikaDam Mantle and Auntie Flo. The latter comes with a dreamy analogue rework of ‘Nailed Scale’; a gentle breezy groove with a plethora of subtle details peaking out from the undergrowth. If Auntie Flo’s remix is a curious walk along the jungle path, Dam’s Mantle’s ‘Nailed Scale Remix’ is head first into the depths. Dark and prowling, Mantle strips down the emotive elements to tribal claps and creepy background echoes. Stepping further into techno territory, Ikonika’s ‘Scenario Adjustment Remix’ highlights the metallic and futuristic elements of ‘Eyelids’ Secret’. A stomping mechanical rhythm goes for the jugular from start to finish. In her ‘Shy Remix’, Ikonika wraps things up with a beat-less cinematic twist.

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