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.
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.
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.
We are so thrilled for our boy ISKELETOR, as he has been selected as an attendee of the upcoming 2015 session of the Red Bull Music Academy in Paris, France! Expect big things from this evil genius, and keep your ears at attention for some new material coming from him on Boomarm Nation soon!!!!!
This Saturday we will be hosting SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL’s stateside / PDX debut performance at Beacon Sound in Portland, Oregon! If you are in the area, make sure not to miss this very RARE opportunity to hear SKRS live and direct.
GULLS RHYTHM FORCE will be throwing down the live 5 person hypno-riddim, DJ Tarsier from Zam Zam Sounds will be spinning choice cuts from around the globe, and Polygon Press will be unveiling their amazing 10ft x 6ft print installation! ALL AGES / 5$ ! Do it.
EU / UK People, BOOMARM010 is now avail in the UK at the ever wonderful REWIND-FORWARD shop. Be quick as they have limited copies on hand!
“Boomarm Nation keep ’em coming – Following the cassette single, or ‘cassingle’ as they nicely put it, the Portland-based label give us a heap of new material from the elusive, yet ever-present SKRS / SKRSINTL / SeekersInternational guise outta Vancouver.
We have been fans ever since the Call From Below LP dropped on Digitalis, and we’re still in love with the ROOTPRINCIPLE tape on NoCorner… then there was the ruff-chop madness in homage to the great ‘Scientist’ last year on Boomarm Nation of course! SKRS has built up a strong aesthetic by now, a culmination of soundsystem culture and smoke-filled echo chambers on overload, with the wires sparking and the lights dimming with each blast of frequency shooting from outta the bassbins and tweeters.Continue reading →
Our newest vinyl release is now available. 10 tracks of potent, crackling dub abstraction and sound system meditations from the elusive dub experimentalists known as SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL.
Raised in the 80’s and 90’s mobile DJ culture of the Philippines and currently based in Richmond, British Columbia, SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL (aka SKRS) have been actively shaping their unique, left-of-center roots inspired minimalist dub since the late 90s. SKRS holds true to dub music’s original spirit of exploration and transformation as both a metaphor for and a reflection of one’s inner search: from slowed breaths to quickened senses; looped invocations and false starts; shifting realities and eroded beliefs; refracted egos and the all-echoing Oneness – all subjects of their (re)search – all part of The Dance.
Pressed in a limited run of 550 records, housed in an incredible gold, black, & white printed sleeve designed by SKRS in-house visual wing, MYSTERYFORMS. Limited to 550 copies.
Peep the Video debut for the SKRS tune “SendWeASign” from the incredible forthcoming LP. Video by Max Kelan Pearce outta Bristol, UK.
“Chock-full of arresting sound-clash samples, tape snippets, and skittering electronic beats—anchored by errant bass programming that somehow keeps the whole swerving concoction on the rails..” Tomas Palermo – Bandcamp.com