Try And Love

“Ofege” – a local Nigerian slang to describe an act of deviance!…..

“Ofege”….. A fantastic group of five 15-17 year old Nigerian lads just killin it on some psych-groove stellar jams!!! CIRCA 1973….

I picked this record up today as a birthday gift for a friend, but couldn’t resist giving it a spin. I brought the portable turntable outside and put it on as I drank cold coffee in the sun. Though I was expecting more of a heavy afro beat / highlife vibe, i was surprised and in the end totally stoked by the straight up psychedelic west coast feel to the music!! Seeing as I myself am a west coast psychedelic being, Listening to this in the sunshine of a west coast summer put a smile on my face. I think ive listened to side A about 10 times now…. SO, i had to immortalize these summer jams for all. Please enjoy

…Here’s the first two tracks….

Ofege – “try and love”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

LP recorded in 1973, recently re-issued on the Academy LP’s label…!

Here’s a link to download the whole enchilada…

TECNO BREGA

This movement out of Northern Brazil, literally translates to

“cheesy” techno.

Made up of cut and paste remixes of top 40 songs.

yes it is “cheesy”.

Yet. The movement is a fully loaded self sufficient DIY machine. Rad.

For the people by the people. Renegades against any regard to coprywrite or ownership of a track.

A commuanal approach to versioning a version of a version of a tune..

Check out the documentary…..called — Good Copy Bad Copy it explores this issue in greater span.

Let us take notes.. cause these priorities are in order for the ways and days to come…

Part2

Medicine musicS

…..THE FLU (kind of beautiful)

For such a dry and mild winter out here in the Pacific Northwest, people are dropping like flies to the invisible strains of flu’s and bugs propagating in the eerily dry air.  I have homies who’ve been sick for weeks, my moms had the flu 3 times already this year! Not only are we in a recession, pinching pennies, holding on to jobs we don’t even necessarily want. But now this… forced into fever, sweats, and bed. Yet looped up on a high repeat, with wellness at a very low success rate.  Maybe its a higher powers way of saying…. STEP AWAY, SLOW DOWN..

Or maybe this recession biz has us all worn thin, psychically stressed and weighed down. Microscopically vetting at us.

Either way here’s a spattering of songs that hold a potent dose of ancient wisdom, sonic depth and heavy lidded bliss . Like a bad ass audio vitamin. Digest… Pour one out for the ill.


Flying Lotus "Camel"

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

....this must be what it sounds like when the big blue virus goes to battle with the immune system.

*

Vladislav Delay  “kotilainen”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Gulls “gasy blown”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

….These songs are dedicated to fever sleep.. thick deep sweaty and full of nervous energy and sometimes heavy blissed out vision quests.

*

Group Bombino “tenere”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

..Morning comes your fever breaks and you finally feel like a human again, the suns out you get up. have a cup of tea.