We are humbled to be in such company with so many sonic and visual visionaries from across the globe. Enjoy this sonic offering from all of us, the Boomarm family.
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.
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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.
If your in PDX, come out! Monday night show, live improvised rhythm music from our own GRF. Stoked to be joining up with the Thirsty City Krew.
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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!!
Enjoy our FALL edition of the Boomarm Podcast, sample the A side from the upcoming Boomarm Nation / Sahel Sounds collaborative 10″ by HAMA, as well as some new and old favorites, and some exclusives!
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BOOMARM11- E3 – To The End 7″
Featuring El Mahdy Jr. REMIX
7″ Vinyl – 550 copies
Pre-Order NOW. https://boomarmnation.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-end-7
International Distro: Unearthed Sounds / Crosstalk / RWDFWD
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.
We snagged a very old & beat up dusty pile of African 45’s from the Sahel Sounds HQ on our last visit. This mix is the result of our findings. Strictly vintage classics of the highest order. Classic sounds from Western, Northern and Central Africa from the 1960’s & 70’s ! Recorded live in one take, just the hits man! ENJOY.
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We are stoked to see this massive dub version by our dude E3 released as part of the Ishan Sound Vs. Rider Shafique 2 LP set out NOW on HOTLINE RECORDINGS. This deep mediation of darkness, space and dub, was mixed and twisted by Gulls and E3 in the Boomarm Nation Dojo, and mastered by the amazing Star Delta in Bristol. We couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. YOUR SOUND SYSTEM HAS BEEN WARNED!!
Heaps of love to the crew at HOTLINE for pressing this to wax.
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Enjoy this mystical all vinyl mix recorded live at Beacon Sound in Portland, Oregon during our SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY. DJ Tarsier brings the rhythm and the hypnosis, from traditional persian gems, Saharan Takamba, to a plethora of wicked outernational dubwise sounds.
DJ Tarsier AKA Polygon Press AKA one half of Zam Zam Sounds AKA Tracy Harrison is one of our favorite Portland artists. As Polygon Press Tracy has been responsible for the look of several Boomarm Nation releases, and if you are not familiar, please get to know her impeccably designed and curated vinyl only label Zam Zam Sounds which she runs with her husband E3. Tracy is an inspiring example of DIY artistic vision and commitment, and a BAD ASS DJ LADY! Max respect. Enjoy the sounds.