Groovement Podcast: Agent J, June 2014

 

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Bacao Suave
Victor Jara – El Arado
Bobby Womack – I Can Understand It
Souleance – Vem Jogar
Lost Midas – Head Games ft Audris
Charles Edison – Bitstorm
Ana Tjoux – Somos Sur ft Shadia Mansour
Ibibio Sound Machine – I’m Running (Nya Fehe)
Roses Gabor – Rush
The Colonel – What You’ve Gotta Do
The Lions – Revelations (Alphabet City Dub) ft Black Shakespeare
Slugabed – Another Chance 2k14
Henri Pierre Noel – “Afro-Funk” Groove
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Kiyomizu-Dara
Charles Bradley & Larose Jackson – Luv Jones
Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Main Title
Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Six Degress ft Danny Brown
Om Unit & Danny Scrilla – Gentrification
Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers – It Sure Is Funky
Neko Neko – Where
Neko Neko – Where (Fulgeance Remix)
The Shaolin Afronauts – All Who Pass By
Samrai vs Mad Lion – Concrete vs Love
Groundislava – October
Super Audio Time! – Game Of Thrones
Ellis Meade x Kydro – Manchester
Alpha Strongahh – Palabra
Alphabets Heaven – Everything Stays The Same
Fracture – Werk It
Pixelord – Portal
Mad Cobra – Di Baddest (Max Rubadub Blend)
God Knows & Mynameisjohn – Maroto
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Puro Rock
The Beta Club – Brassa Nova

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Bacao Suave

Out now on Truth & Soul Records’ Plane Jane imprint, the talent behind the steel pan monster that is PIMP (see Mocambo Records) return. The album’s due later this year.

http://truthandsoulrecords.com/albums/bacao-suave-bw-round-round-2

Victor Jara – El Arado

Chile had just exited the World Cup on penalties to Brazil when I recorded this – this one’s for Jara, who hit the post. Victor Jara was, of course, one of the most important symbols of Chile for those that suffered during and after the coup. This one is from my mum’s eponymous LP, which is signed by Victor’s wife.

Bobby Womack – I Can Understand It

I woke up this morning to the news that Bobby had passed away. This is my favourite track of his.

Souleance – Vem Jogar

To balance out the football vibes – this is from Souleance’s new 45 on First Word Records.

http://souleance.bandcamp.com/

Lost Midas – Head Games ft Audris

New on Tru Thoughts – large!

http://www.tru-thoughts.co.uk/artists/lost-midas

Charles Edison – Bitstorm

Looking forward to much more from this guy. I interviewed him here: https://groovement.co.uk/2014/06/groovement-interview-charles-edison/

Ana Tjoux – Somos Sur ft Shadia Mansour

Because there wasn’t yet enough Chilean presence in this podcast. From her newest album Vengo, and featuring Palestinian rapper Shadia Mansour.

Ibibio Sound Machine – I’m Running (Nya Fehe)

What an amazing album this one is! One of Soundway’s ‘modern’ releases. http://www.ibibiosoundmachine.com/

Roses Gabor – Rush

Out now on Girls Music https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rush-single/id883253672

The Colonel – What You’ve Gotta Do

Mi bredren from Sheffield – catch him on Wednesday nights on The Bassment, Sheffield Live http://www.sheffieldlive.org/shows/the-bassment/ This one is from the Next Level EP, out here http://www.junodownload.com/products/the-colonel-next-level-ep/2503450-02/

The Lions – Revelations (Alphabet City Dub) ft Black Shakespeare

On the mighty Stones Throw Records, enjoying a period of high exposure at the moment owing to the film Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton. Try subscribing to their Drip site – you get each new release for a measly $10 a month. Loads of other labels on there too. The Lions I first heard on Ubiquity, and they continue to release strong business on their new home.  http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2012/01/stones-throw-digital-discography-music-subscription-dripfm

Slugabed – Another Chance 2k14

Confession – the original version of this tune, and the song the sample is taken from, are both guilty pleasures for me. Slugabed gives it a kick up the arse in his unique style. http://www.activiabenz.com/

Henri-Pierre Noel – “Afro-Funk” Groove

Henri-Pierre is still active in Montreal, and Wah Wah 45s are committed to releasing his early works – this is a stormer http://www.wahwah45s.com/artists/henri-pierrenoel/

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Kiyomizu-Dera

My good pal Matt sees more exposure with each release, and this one is no different. I was pleased to hear Alex Nut playing another track from the new album, When The World Was One, on his Rinse FM show this morning. This is Matt’s first self-released vinyl LP, and you can purchase it here http://www.gondwanarecords.com/

Charles Bradley & Lerose Jackson – Luv Jones

I got the pink 45! These sold out pretty quick, the first in Daptone’s series of coloured vinyl counting down to their 100th release. This is actually on Daptone imprint Dunham, Tommy TNT Brenneck’s side label. It also serves as an intro to Lerose Jackson. Big tune. https://daptonerecords.com/shop/

Akira Ifukube – Godzilla Main Title

Coming out on Death Waltz Recording Company 16 July is the 1954 Godzilla OST. The second track is this – fierce, foreboding and intense. http://deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/shop/godzilla-japanese-original/

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Six Degress ft Danny Brown

I grabbed the 10″ of this today, a nice little jewel on Lex Records. It’s funny – when I interviewed Ghost a few years back he was still new to working with live bands. ‘I roll with the Wu Allstars,’ he told me – he wasn’t aware of the Truth & Soul crew El Michels Affair (despite having sampled their music) who later released Enter The 37th Chamber, but later worked extensively with Adrian Younge’s instrumentation for Twelve Reasons To Die. This sees him in fine form over Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD.  http://shop.lexrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/six-degrees-ft-danny-brown

Om Unit & Danny Scrilla – Gentrification

From Cosmic Bridge’s first compilation, Cosmology, out 21 July. http://cosmicbridge.bandcamp.com/album/om-unit-presents-va-cosmology

Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers – It Sure Is Funky

From Strange Breaks & Mr Thing III, out now on BBE Records. Mr Thing was over here in Manchester last week for our final In The Loop club night – Groovement even got a shout out in the sleeve notes, don’t you know! This is the monster ‘steel pan record’ on the double LP, available here http://www.bbemusic.com/releases/BBE218CCD/Mr%20Thing%20-%20Strange%20Breaks%20&%20Mr%20Thing%203%20(Coming%20Soon)#.U69ZwY1dUgE

Neko Neko – Where

Neko Neko – Where (Fulgeance Remix)

Neko Neko is my pal Graham from Manchester, who also featured on the legendary (!) Groovement Volume One comp. This one is on My First Moth and features remixes from Fulgeance and Claude – it’s a wicked tune, so I couldn’t help but play two versions. The single is called Between Two Cities Part 1, no doubt a reference to Neko’s transference from Leeds. http://myfirstmoth.kudosrecords.co.uk/

The Shaolin Afronauts – All Who Pass By

The third album from this crew is due out in Summer, called Follow The Path. This is from the Ojo Abameta EP, with an African twinge.

http://shaolinafronauts.com/

Samrai vs Mad Lion – Concrete vs Love

A recent giveaway from Manchester’s Samrai, one of the nicest guys, ever. Co-runner of Swing Ting, find more of his stuff on Soundcloud here https://soundcloud.com/deejaysamrai

Groundislava – October Acid

Pursuing a more definite 4/4 style on this EP, and a world away from his first, 8-bit shenanigans. Here’s a little relevant interview http://www.abeano.com/groundislava-october-acid/

Super Audio Time! – Game Of Thrones

Apologies, I couldn’t resist. Air Adam put me onto this one last week, and I’ve just finished the end of season 3… http://superaudiotime.bandcamp.com/

Ellis Meade x Kydro – Manchester

Two of Manchester’s finest — download the EP from Room 2 https://groovement.co.uk/2014/05/preview-ellis-meade-kydro-high-wired-ep-room-2/

Alpha Strongahh – Palabra

The third Chilean connection on this podcast. Alpha Strongahh, aka Tecla de Oro, calls forward thinking label Discos Pegaos his home. A wall of noise with a relentless beat (this is good), Palabra is taken from his new, free to download, EP entitles Nuestroh. It’s the label’s 15th release – grab it here http://www.discospegaos.cl/alpha-stronggah-nuestroh-dps15/

Alphabets Heaven – Everything Stays The Same

Brighton producer who continues to develop his styles and sounds to wider exposure each time… this will be a 12″ on King Deluxe in ‘probably August’. https://soundcloud.com/alphabetsheaven

Fracture – Werk It

From the Loving Touch EP on Exit Records, available here http://exitrecordsuk.bandcamp.com/album/exit-049-fracture-loving-touch-ep

Pixelord – Sinking Ship ft Fifi Rong

Prolific Russian producer, linked with the amazingly-named Hyperbolid Records, whose first vinyl release is out now. http://hyperboloid.ru/ Buy the t-shirt! http://hyperboloid.ru/album/portal

Mad Cobra – Di Baddest (Max Rubadub Blend)

Absolute badman conglomeration. Download https://soundcloud.com/rubadub-blends/di-baddest-blend

God Knows & MynameisjOhn – Maroto

Clare, Ireland to you. MynameisjOhn has been bubbling away with various projects over the last few years, all non-conforming music worth your while. Buy the album http://godknows-mynameisjohn.bandcamp.com/

Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Puro Rock

On the fabulous Names You Can Trust label out of New York. http://www.nyctrust.com/ Also check out La Mechanica Popular on there!

The Beta Club – Brassa Nova

Put together by Paris DJs and a slew of talent, including Shawn Lee and members of Jungle Fire and Mocambo. Cop the 45 here http://thebetaclub.bandcamp.com/releases