PCP#656… Second Hand Dreams… (Netlabel Day 2020 Part 2 of 3)…

Second Hand Dreams… with tracks by… Marc Burt, M.A.L.A , Velez, Nesting Error, Visionarysoundsystem, Gravity Zero, Hynamo, Foltzone, The Kult of 0, Louis Lingg and the Bombs, Zorg Kurkuma, Dante Sun,  Secret Archives of the Vatican, Pandacetamol.

From the following labels… Toucan, Monofonicos, Nostress, Disfish, Cockatiel, Digital Diamonds, Armatoste Brazo Discografico, The Kult of 0, Nacion Libre, Mars Melons, Blocsonic, Broken Drum Records, Kahvi.

Links to artists and labels to follow!

  1. Marc Burt – Poles Apart [Toucan]
  2. M.A.L.A and Velez – Gossip [Monofonicos]
  3. Nesting Error – Protoni e neutroni [Nostress Netlabel]
  4. Visionarysoundsystem – Nazca Lines [Disfish]
  5. Gravity Zero – East Coast Gals [Cockatiel Records]
  6. Hynamo – New Monsoon [Digital Diamonds]
  7. Foltzone – Second Hand Dream [Armatoste Brazo Discografico]
  8. The Kult of 0 – Beyond Saving [The Kult of 0]
  9. Louis Lingg and the Bombs – Twitter Riot [Nacion Libre]
  10. Zorg Kurkuma – Farkost [Mars Melons]
  11. Dante Sun – A punta de pistola [Blocsonic]
  12. Secret Archives of the Vatican – My Name Is a Killing Word [Broken Drum Records]
  13. Pandacetamol – Pastures Unknown [Kahvi]

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PCP#656… Second Hand Dreams… (Netlabel Day 2020 Part 2 of 3)…2020-07-05T16:05:47+00:00

Getting ready for Netlabel Day!

July 14th 2020 it will be Netlabel Day. This is the day various netlabels from all over the world celebrate their work, producing special collections of tracks from their roster of artists.

Netlabel day was started in 2016, by Manuel Silva at M.I.S.T. Records based in Santiago, Chile. Every year, in the run-up to the day, I’ve produced a selection of podcasts designed to showcase tracks releaased in the last year, and to promote interest in this great idea.

2020 will be no different, and I have 3 podcasts scheduled with tracks from each of these great labels….. MIST, Comeme, Solo le Pido a Dior, Pilot 11, 51beats, Groovecaffe, Planet Groucho, Soisloscerdos, Zap Records, SubBass, Quiero Recordings, OMEAC, Discos Pato Carlos, Enough Records, Toucan Music, Cowshed Records, MNMN, Cockatiel, Digital Diamonds, Kahvi, Minima Discos, Happy Puppy, Monofonicos, Green Note, Mars Melons, No Stress, The Kult of O, Run On Recordings, Green Beats, Vulpiano, Nacion Libre, Odrex, Abrazo Virtual Discos, Sucu Music, Armatoste Brazo Discografico, Caballito, BlocSonic, Broken Drum Records, Disfish, Spettro Rec & Dubophonic.

So please join me on Friday’s June 26th, July 3rd and July 10th for a fresh pick from the Netlabel Tree.  Or have a listen to the previous podcasts, by clicking on an iamge below!

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

Getting ready for Netlabel Day!2020-06-22T09:52:33+00:00

…and then two at once!

Like waiting for a bus, it’s all or nothing.  Today, two arrive at once.  There are two new EPs from Angel Dust Records and Broken Drum Records, both labels close to my heart, for obvious reasons!

Various Artists – Melodica Time, is a 4-track EP featuring some heavy stepper dub action from 4 of the best dubbists from the French online dub community. The first release from Angel Dust Records since the end of 2011. Good to see them back!

Thousand Yard Prayer – World Without End, is a 4-track EP from another of the alter-egos of the Secret Archives of the Vatican crew, over at Broken Drum Records. Hot on the heels of his 2002 release (!)  Sympathy for Hosea, Thousand Yard Prayer gives us another 4-tracks of Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science. Magic!

…and then two at once!2018-04-20T12:45:43+00:00

Secret Archives of the Vatican – Barbary Lion

Barbary Lion is the first release from Secret Archives of the Vatican, since the Dreams and Visions EP in October 2010, and the first full-length album since Remembering Machine in February 2009.

This loose collective of musicians describe their music as Transglobal Breakbeat Dub Science as it contains elements of many genres: breakbeat, dub, dubstep, drumstep, triphop, drum and bass, with Indian, Arabian and Turkish influences. It’s certainly an exotic blend.

The album begins with “Veiled Beauty, Dark Magic”, which starts subtly, and then hits you with with the bass-kicking funky groove that drives the track. Arabic strings, tablas, and drum & bass beats are all added to excellent effect, but it’s the bass that sets the tone for the rest of this album.

“West of Eden”, starts with the same arabic feel, but then morphs into a groove that The Prodigy would be proud of.  Secret Identity” lulls you into a false sense of security with it’s quiet opening, but there’s a lovely bass wobble that’s just waiting to get you.  “Mesopotamian Homesick Blues” is a track that’s been around for a little while now. This carries on that lovely bass wobble from “Secret Identity” and overlays some arabic samples on top.

Whenever I hear “The Empty Quarter” I always think I’m playing a video game and have just entered a new land, complete with Palm Trees, Orange Groves and houses with those distinctive blue doors. In the distance a holy man is in deep contemplation, As you get closer, he rises to his feet and begins to spin. Slowly you join the bass fueled dervish and find your own groove.

“Hunter’s Moon” is a track that simply must be played loud on decent headphones or on a decent hi-fi with a sub-woofer. Playing this on your iPod on the train will simply not do the track the justice it deserves.  Check your speed if you’re playing this in the car – you will be driving too fast.

“Radagast in the East” harks back to the earlier influences of SAotV, with an arabic infused reggae groove, that will have you skanking in no time. “Enter Unseen” is about as close as SAotV ever get to “traditional” dubstep with it’s 2-step beat, but it’s never about the obvious with these guys. They have their own unique sound and it’s just great.

“Summer Lightning” begins with a musical call that could almost have come from a muezzin, which then fuelled by that signature bass wobble, calls you to sway to the beat. The final track is “Ravens Will Feed You”, which starts off with a dub reggae feel and then overlays with arabic strings, pipes and piano to round the album off to an excellent close.

Like all musical collectives, SAotV’s music varies along with the musical influences and strength of input from the musicians. Like a well-crafted blend of spices from the bazaar in Marrakech, this album brings together those influences and mixes them into that perfect marinade to spice up your musical mealtimes.

Time to play the album again? Oh yes!

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Link to Release Page at Bandcamp

Link to SAotV at Broken Drum Records

Secret Archives of the Vatican – Barbary Lion2018-04-20T12:46:10+00:00

PCP#339… Welcome To The Gnawa Zone…

with tracks by… Tinariwen, Texture, Ahmed Nasr & Ihab Saleh, Secret Archives Of The Vatican, Singletrack, Nicola Lionfish & Talking Dog. Plus discussions about Marrakech, BDR Dancefloor and t’ing. Plus some traditional Gnawa music recorded live in our Riad.

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  1. Traditional Gnawa Music, recorded live in the Riad, Marrakech.
  2. ABC Dub, by Nicola Lionfish. Naussau, Bahamas. As dubbed by Talking Dog. Aberystwyth, Wales. [Noteasyatall].

Bedding music by Kaya Project.

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PCP#339… Welcome To The Gnawa Zone…2018-04-20T12:46:24+00:00

People Get Ready – for BDR Dancefloor –

I’m eagerly awaiting the first release from new record label BDR DancefloorBDR Dancefloor is a new sister label to Broken Drum Records.and will be releasing some excellent trance, house and breakbeat tunes in the first half of 2011.

If you head there now you’ll hear some of the AudioBoos from those nice Secret Archives of the Vatican chaps from the Cronx who are behind it all.

People Get Ready – for BDR Dancefloor –2018-04-20T12:46:28+00:00