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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Pre-Order NOW- BOOMARM11

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.


PODCAST: Dusty African 45’s


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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Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique – Militant Mindset (E3 DUB)

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.

Scoop up the exclusive set from REWIND FORWARD quick before its GONE>

PODCAST: DJ TARSIER Live at Beacon Sound


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.

SKRS Record Release Party!!


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.




SKRS LP Now avail at RWDFWD


Image: courtesy of www.rwdfwd.com


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






OUT: June 16, 2015

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.

The vinyl is now available through our shop, all purchases will ship immediately. International copies will be available in the coming weeks through REWINDFORWARD / Red Eye Records / Boomkat, and other fine retail shops worldwide.