The Key – Holding Space
CALM TAPES 001
Cassette / Digital
Release Date: DEC. 09 2016
For our inaugural release we present Holding Space, 7 tracks of spacious introspection, and melodic warmth by anonymous Pacific Northwest producer, The Key. Claiming to hail from the rainforest of northwestern Oregon, The Key draws from a damp and foliage rich environment to create a unique sound world that blends distortion, analog hiss, and blissfully wide open digital spaces with a keen sense of patience, timing and melody. A perfect start to our CALM TAPES mission, placing the emphasis on a deep listening experience, over artistic narrative and identity.
LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE:
Music by: Alain Peters / Shiv Kumar Sharma & Hariprasad Chaurasia / Count Ossie / Baden Powell / Rizan Said / The Key / CV313 / Agali Ag Amoumine ///// ..and a Delay Pedal.
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BLACK & GOLD SLIPMAT FOR YOUR TURNTABLE!
Boomarm Nation, MYSTERYFORMS, and Polygon Press present these beautiful SLIPMATS!
The hand drawn artwork created by MYSTERYFORMS, was originally used for the cover design for our SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL album Her.Imperial.Majesty, and has been beautifully re-purposed for this occasion.
Screen printed by Polygon Press (Zam Zam Sounds) with Gold ink onto black slipmats. These high quality slipmats are made from a firm and thin wool / rayon fiber blend.
To sweeten things further we have thrown in this wicked digital I-wah Dub bundle of Elite Beat’s classic tune “Budget Dancehall” – Featuring the original mix along side a deadly, never before heard I-wah Dub version by SKRS!!
A percentage of the profits will go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe – a nonprofit Cafe in Portland, Oregon’s Old Town neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness forever by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.
We are thrilled to present this 40 minute mixtape from Algerian producer, El Mahdy Jr.
This mixtape acts as a detailed behind the scenes look at the sounds which inspired the sonic landscape of the artist’s newest album, “Time To Sell The Golden Teeth” due out in early 2017 on Boomarm Nation.
Featuring a hypnotic blend of devotional sounds, field recordings, and traditional Algerian Chaabi, stitched together with the very first unveiling of several of the tracks from his forthcoming album.
If you are a fan of the previous works of El Mahdy Jr. this will not disappoint – this mixtape breathes with a peace and honest fidelity much needed in these times of turmoil, uncertainty, and amplitude.DUE TO THE EXCLUSIVITY OF THIS MIX WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING A TRACKLIST!!!!
This mixtape is available as a free download, and a limited edition cassette (100 copies), professionally dubbed, featuring artwork designed by El Mahdy Jr. & Polygon Press (Zam Zam Sounds).
released October 27, 2016
Selections / Music / Mix / Production: El Mahdy Jr.
Mastering: Jesse Munro Johnson
Art / Design: Polygon Press & El Mahdy Jr.
The Belgium based Global Riddims DJ crew twisted up this excellent mix of classic Boomarm trax, and exclusive unreleased material!! Free DL while it lasts via Soundcloud.
01 Boomarm Nation Intro
02 Elite Beat – Budget Dancehall
03 El Madhy Jr & Gulls – Youm El Khmis (promo)
04 Mdou Moctar – Solo Guitar Ambience
05 Hama & Krucial Kuts – Imidiwa N’Assouf (Alter Echo’s VIP Dub)
06 Teleseen – Parallel
07 Rhythm Force – Clap Children
08 Gulls & Rhythm Force – A Harmonious Approach
09 Gulls & Rhythm Force – Dry Drums Dub (unreleased)
10 Paper/Upper/Cuts – Hi-Life
11 Boomarm Nation – Intro
12 Seekersinternational – Gyal Circuit (Gulls meets SKRS inna borderclash version)
13 Elite Beat – The Confuser (Dub Mix)
14 Elite Beat – Go Back To Oly
15 S Dub & E3 – Hamdawa (Salaouat Nabina Mix)
16 Alter Echo & E3 – Dub mood (Dubplate Mix)
17 X J – Meets The Eye
18 El Madhy Jr – Kulture Promotion
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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.