Carhartt WIP Label feature.

Peep the interview: https://www.carhartt-wip.com/en/journal/music/radio/2017/10/label-feature-boomarm-nation

Tracklist:

Boomarm Tag
Seekers Reconsiders The Vampire’s Curse – Side A (Clip)
Mdou Moctar -Tahoultine (Gulls Remix)
Lokal Affair – Hala Hala (forthcoming)
Saint Abdullah – Mosadegh’s Revenge For 52’
El Mahdy Jr. – Revolt Yourself
Iskeletor – Gallows
E3 – To The End
El Mahdy Jr. & Gulls – Disco Maghreb (Alter Echo’s Dub)
Seekers Reconsiders The Vampire’s Curse – Side A (Clip 2)
Sky High – With The Flow (Demo Mix) (forthcoming)
Krucial Kuts – Youm El Khmis (unreleased)
Elite Beat – Budget Dancehall
Saint Abdullah – Madar Komakam Kon
Paper/Upper /Cuts – Colombia
Old Grape God & Gulls – Suedeicidal
Elite Beat – The 120 4×4 (Natural Magic Dub)
Seekers International – ABwoyTest

Saharan Cell Phone MIXTAPE

SIDE A

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SIDE B

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DWNLD!!

WoW!! This is the most exciting damn music!

I was given this tape by Eric from Mississippi records.

He knows my taste for obscure strains of primitive electronic future now soundclash worldish musics. And he tottaly , made my month with this gift!!

This is a mix made by Chris Kirkley, he travels extensively in the Sahel region of West Africa, documenting traditional / contemporary musics of the regions. I got in touch with Chris and asked him to shed some light on where / how exactly this music was compiled..

In his words… “As all the weary passengers sit, they all are pulling out cellphones, and soon the mass is illuminated by little square blue screens. There is no cellular phone reception here — this is not important. They are not making calls. Rather, what ensues is an orchestra of tinny digital audio, a menagerie of sound, beamed out like starlight over the plain.”

“As ubiquitous media devices, they are perhaps most used in sharing and exchange of files, particularly bluetooth transfers of mp3s. While in Kidal I collected memory cards from cellphones and copied loads of mp3s — ranging from Tamashek guitar, Algerian Raï, Coupé Décalé, Kuduro, Hip Hop, as well as loads of Arabic “Habibe” pop, French ballads, Bollywood hits, and Dire Straits — some of which I’ve put out on a few cassette mix tapes.

Please check his lovely website HERE – a fantastic collection of field recordings, writings, photos, and videos. Really insightful work he is doing.

STUDIO GEORDIE

My Dear friend, close collaborator, master drummer, arranger, and Dub technician Geordie Thompson has gifted us all with the online presence of his all things dubby- Northwest-easy living-groovy-muscular-Musical Clearing House – STUDIO GEORDIE!

He has been posting new Dubs daily from the likes of myself, and a host of other PDX dub thinkers.

We are in the process of latching together a brand new remix compilation of original Portland Beat versions, based around his heavy thumping analog drum recordings of a new STUDIO GEORDIE rhythm  he calls THE PORTLAND BEAT. Stay tuned for this!!!

For now hear are two PORTLAND BEAT treats to get you ready!


“HYKIN'” Portland Beat dub – Studio Geordie

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“November” Portland Beat dubMajor Mike

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