PODCAST: The Music of Don Cherry

DON CHERRY

A tribute to the incredible music of Don Cherry. A long time musical hero and inspiration to us at Boomarm central HQ, we dug deep into our collection and selected 80 minutes of wide reaching music by the man.

Get into it!

Mixed by Gulls live on 2 turntables and a CD player.

Tracklist:

Roland Alphonso – Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell
Tibet – Don Cherry
Brown Rice – Don Cherry
Love Train – Don Cherry
Lonely Woman – Old and New Dreams
Moving Pictures For The Ear – Don Cherry
Eternal Rhythm Part 1 – Don Cherry
Science Fiction – Ornete Coleman
Eagle Eye – Don Cherry
Gamla Stan – The Old Town By Night – Don Cherry
Blue Lake – Don Cherry
Malkanus – Don Cherry

BOOMARM feature on BYTE.FM

BOOMARM NATION SPECIAL for BYTE.FM

We had a long chat with Anton from Germany’s BYTE.FM and talked about what we do, why we do it, and whats coming up on the horizon.

"Boomarm Nation is maintaining sound system culture , extravagant 
bass music , vinyl releases and a penchant for polyrhythmic sounds. 
The label was founded in 2009 and is located in Portland, Oregon. 
The catalog covers African sounds , dubby , dirty faces and dark 
oriental structures . Label founder Jesse Munro Johnson aka Gulls 
takes 60 minutes and leads you into his kingdom colorful. 
Booooommmm ....

Tracklist:
1. Iskeletor - Gossamer - Boomarm Nation
2. Gulls - Running Times (Alter Echo Dub) - Boomarm Nation
3. Gulls - Mean Sound - Boomarm Nation
4. Matthewdavid - Stealing Sahara - Boomarm Nation
5. DontDJ - Auguste Solo - Boomarm Nation
6. El Mahdy Jr. - Gravity - Boomarm Nation
7. Mamelon - Koumba Fri Fri (Gulls Slowed Version) - Boomarm Nation
8. Mamelon - Koumba Fri Fri - Boomarm Nation
9. El Mahdy Jr. & Gulls - Disco Maghreb - Boomarm Nation
10. Gulls - A1 - Boomarm Nation
11. Iskeletor - Gallows - Boomarm Nation
12. Seekers International - Side A - Boomarm Nation
13. El Mahdy Jr. - Phantomatik - Boomarm Nation
14. Paper/Upper/Cuts - Colombia - Boomarm Nation

GULLS RHYTHM FORCE

Boom! Announcing the arrival of GULLS RHYTHM FORCE. 

Captured during the live debut at PDX POP NOW on 7/21/14.
GULLS RHYTHM FORCE, takes the music of Gulls to a raw visceral realtime state, fully animated and alive. Featuring live electronics, Trumpet, Sax, Congas, and Drums all run through the Gulls system.

We are now accepting bookings worldwide for this 4 piece rhythm crew.

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Photo: Tracy Harrison

Personnel: 

Electronics / Cornet: Jesse Munro Johnson
Drums: Geordie Thompson
Congas: Carlos Blanco
Sax: Christine Denkewalter.

Grab a free DWNLD from the live set, below!

Press:

“Jesse Munro Johnson has been kicking out the hypnotically pulsating jams as Gulls for years now, but here, the founder of the experimental groove label Boomarm Nation unveiled a new four-piece live band, playing trance-y, dance-y, dubby space-funk built from congas, a stripped-down drum kit, sax and Johnson’s programmed beats (and occasional trumpet). It was the funkiest set I witnessed all weekend, and as someone who’d actually seen or heard much of lineup previously (I mean, it’s kind of my job), also the biggest surprise.”-  Matthew Singer – Music Editor / WIllamette Week. 

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SEEKERS Reconsiders The Vampire’s Curse

OUT NOW ON LIMITED EDITION BLOOD RED CASSETTE TAPE

- SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL Reconsiders The Vampire’s Curse – 

Limited to 100 copies.

PURCHASE DIRECT  ///  or from REWIND FORWARD in the UK.

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Here we find SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL in fine style with this archival soundsystem shocker. In tribute to the classic Scientist LP of a similar title, SEEKERS chops and hacks the dance to bits, leaving only the blood, guts and heart intact. None shall be safe from transfiguration.

Inna dis ya soul clash – the classic battle for soul domination – SKRS performs their own brand of dub exorcism on all dark hearts.  In their medicine bag they arm themselves with THE quintessential Scientist codex, a golden chalwah, a ten foot stalk of herb and some holy water.  May Jah have mercy on us all and rid our hearts of all evil curse dem!  Out now on Boomarm Nation

 “Court not the Romance of Darkness – for demons need love too -
Lest the consequences persist long after the bite is delivered
And a cataleptic slumber fall pon u!”
  – Baba Raas
 
When She and the night conspire to conceal the Light
And the moon consents to cast Her haunting allure
The depths arise and stake their claim; a gnawing hunger for infliction
 
A sinister joy in the air rattles shutters with accursed laughter
Suffocating plumes of panic and confusion dance in wild frenzy
“Murder soundbwaay!” never before sounding so fatal

Boomarmin the beats for kids.

Jesse aka Gulls talking about his Beat Making 101 series with the kids at the Multnomah County Library. This is a free 4 week series, the next one starts up in August at the St. Johns Library.. Sign your kids up here>> https://multcolib.org/events/beat-making-lab-series-teens

Peep the sounds that the youth of PDX are making below…

PODCAST: Iskeletor

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We are thrilled to give you this introduction to the sounds of Istanbul based artist, Iskeletor. The newest member to the Boomarm family, look for a cassette beat tape and a companion 7″ from him in the coming months. For now feast your ears on this hypnotic mix a half time crunch and sub pressure truths brought to you live and direct from Istanbul.

Tracklist: Continue reading

PODCAST!! Spring Selection 2014

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Damn, we have been slackin’ on 2014’s podcasts. You must forgive!!! It’s not at all due to a shortage of music!! We are doing this DIY amidst all the other waves of action and real life that hit our shores, so please bear with us. New family members, new releases, and a TON of new sounds are coming from our camp VERY SOON.

For now we are pleased to offer up this Boomarm Selection Mix in fine spring style. Pop it on in the headphones, or jam it in the yard loud for the family. Loaded with exclusive forthcoming Boomarm sounds, and an assortment of favorites new and old. Big up yourself this spring, and turn up the sound.

Tracklist:

  • “Voodoo Whispers” – SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL – [Forthcoming Boomarm Nation]
  • “Kulture Promotion” (Version)  – El Mahdy Jr. – [Forthcoming Boomarm Nation]
  • “Mauri Chop (Version) – Young Ecstatics – [Forthcoming Boomarm Nation]
  • “Afghan Ting” – Gulls – [Bootleg/Edit]
  • “Dhool” – Amina Kuluc Ft. Kastum
  • “Koumba Fri Fri” – Mamelon – [OUT NOW!]
  • “Koumba Fri Fri (Gulls Slowed Version) – Mamelon – [OUT NOW!]
  • “Ritual Vibes” – Gulls – [Forthcoming Boomarm Nation]
  • “Beard Snob (Gulls Remix)” – Gousion – [Self Released]
  • “Nubian Dub” – Alter Echo & E3 – [Zam Zam Sounds]
  • “Bars & Tone” – Neka & Shura – [Night Tracks]

 

 

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Mamelon - Balani Show 7"

Boomarm Nation & Sahel Sounds present:

The heavyweight sounds of Mamelon with their hit “Koumba Fri Fri” or “the head dance.” Mamelon are a young Balani Show outfit from Mali, bringing an insanely heavy djembe/electro soundclash, out of this world sound. Backed with a slowed down stormy 808 refix by Boomarm Nation’s Gulls.
Release in collaboration with our brother label Sahel Sounds on the heels of their Balani Show Super Hits LP. www.sahelsounds.com for more info

Limited 500 copies – 7″ Vinyl in hand stamped gold paper sleeves. *MUST HAVE*

PURCHASE HERE