Following the warm reception of last year’s Casual Rhythms Vol. 1, we are thrilled to present the newest offering from Elite Beat.
Casual Rhythms Vol. 2 is spooled out 42 minute venture rooted by powerful melodic baselines, percussion-driven polyrhythms, and ecstatic horn and guitar fueled compositions. Ripe with layers of electrified dub mixing, raw energy, and a razor sharp sense of rhythm, Casual Rhythms Volume 2 is a continuation in our series of studio transmissions from Elite Beat. Recorded and mixed Live by the band in the Boomarm Dojo in Portland, Oregon..
Now in their 10th year as a musical collective, Elite Beat continue to cultivate a unique strain of vital and original live rhythm music.
We are thrilled to be working alongside our friends at PDXINDUBTING to present Gulls’ newest full length release, Internal Rhythm!
Available now in Digital format from our Bandcamp Site as well as all major digital retailers, and on limited edition cassette tape from PDXINDUBTING!
This is Gulls first release in over 3 years, a diverse offering of head music and system music. From the uprock styles of ‘Wave Roll’ and ‘Mixer Test’ to the stretched out lateral scapes of ‘Shade Motion’ and ‘Blood Muscle’, Internal Rhythm showcases the full scope of Gulls’ craft.
This 77 minute collection of live hardware dubs and compositions was made in the spirit of self hypnosis, self reflection and experimentation.
An all vinyl mix of percussive organics, recorded live at Boomarm HQ. Featuring the sounds of… Don Cherry, Sun Ra, Idlozi, Los Gaiteros De San Jacinto, Ti Paris, Domingo Cura, Letu Sinega, Francis Bebey, Charles Mingus, Omar Souleyman, & Frantz Casseus.
Boomarm Nation and Sahel Sounds join forces yet again with this mighty sound-system mix of Tuareg synth maestro Hama’s smash hit “Imidiwan N’assouf.” A follow up to his stellar 2015 LP for Sahel Sounds, this single was recorded in Niamey, Niger and mixed at Boomarm Nation HQ in Portland, Oregon. Featuring a blissfully dubbed out version on the B-Side by Boomarm’s Krucial Kuts (aka El Mahdy Jr. and Gulls). Released in a limited run of 10″ vinyl housed in hand stamped recycled jackets, 550 copies for the world.
Hama is a multi instrumentalist and electronic synthesizer composer from the Republic of Niger. His music has enjoyed wide acclaim throughout the country through his underground releases of unlabeled digital recordings on memory cards. Creating at the convergence of disparate influences, such as North African instrumental synth, Tuareg tishumaren, 90s Nigerien Hip Hop and second wave Detroit techno, Hama composes music that is futuristic and rooted in tradition, transmitting Tuareg guitar into the 21st Century.
STRAIGHT FROM THE BOOMARM DOJO, A NEW COLLABORATION BETWEEN BOOMARM”S GULLS AND POET/MC GRAPE GOD.
RECORDED LIVE IN ONE TAKE, THESE JOINTS ARE CULLED FROM AN EVENING OF SONIC AND VERBAL IMPROVISATION AND TIME TRAVEL MEDDAHTATION. THIS MINI MIXTAPE REPRESENTS THE FINEST MOMENTS FROM OUR ENCOUNTER.
Head over to our Facebook and or Twitter profiles and share / repost this photo to be entered to win a test cut of the next Boomarm Nation & Sahel Sounds collaboration! A limited edition 10″ release featuring the Incredible sounds of Tuareg synth maestro Hama, backed with a massive dub version by Boomarm’s Kucial Kuts (aka El Mahdy Jr. & Gulls) on the flip!! Recorded in Niamey, Niger, and mixed proper for your sound system in the Boomarm Dojo. Due out fall/winter 2015. A winner will be randomly selected in the coming days. Big up!!
As the needle drops, a haunting overdriven voice cries out from a cavern of distorted marimba pulses. “People sell them souls for a slice of bread…” A stark statement of realness, conviction, and the choices we all make. This is sound system music for the citizens of the world, welcoming the struggle and darkness that unites.
With “To The End” E3 creates a meditative musical darkness enveloped fully in the spiritual warmth of syncopated sub bass, rolling watery hi-hats, chopped vocals that sing like a call to prayer amidst powerful throws to the dub siren.
Real recognize real here in PDX.
Eager to work together again after Alter Echo & E3 remixed El Mahdy Jr’s “Phantomatik” on his mesmerizing debut LP for Boomarm Nation, E3 sent Mahdy the tune to remix, and was floored by what the Algerian master of space-time turned in: an epic, swaggering riddim erupting with guttural growls and spectral vocals turned inside out, full of declamatory power but with meanings no longer intelligible to surface-dwellers. Intense and powerful beat music for your next subterranean bashment. Fresh off his new LP for Discrepant, this track will linger in your psyche long after its 3 1/2 minute runtime.
Channeling the DIY spirit of both Jamaican sound system culture and American punk rock, our man E3 aka Ezra E Ereckson is a long time staple of West Coast sound system music. Based in Portland, Oregon together with his wife, artist and designer Tracy Harrison (Polygon Press), they run the renowned ZamZam Sounds, a vinyl only label releasing exquisite DUB music from across the world, packaged in stunning hand-printed jackets. A long-time DJ, producer and vocalist, E3 distills his talents and vision into this breakout solo release for Boomarm Nation. Known for his string of ZamZam Sounds releases alongside partner Alter Echo – particular after last year’s “Nubian Dub” / “Warning Dub” 7” became a sought-after underground hit – E3 has lately been making moves with solo remixes of artists as diverse as Ishan Sound and Peter Broderick.
Pressed in an edition of 550 7″ vinyl, housed in hand stamped heavyweight chipboard sleeves.