From: David Bassin (bassyd_at_pacbell.net)
Date: 2003-09-02 09:03:11
For those of you who listen to the program on Live365 / Radio Take10 / NetMusique: be advised the show is longer than usual this week. Last Tuesday, the midnight jock failed to show, giving me an extra 45 minutes of music before going home. As you can see from the playlist below, FF 161 has a whopping 31 tracks of musical goodness available to tickle your auditory nerves. Enjoy!
On the new release front, we've got Worldwide Underground - the forthcoming album from Erykah Badu and a stunning release it is too...with a slew of guests such as Caron Wheeler, Dead Prez, Angie Stone and Zap Mama, Badu is in fine company. Several tracks are long, extended jams that become slightly hypnotic and draw the listener in even closer to the singer's soul. This one's a keeper.
Jeremy Ellis hails from Detroit and is making a name for himself with his alter-ego, Ayro. In addition to his first single "Let This" / "Drink" getting massive attention from DJs around the globe, he's done a fine job of remixing Fertile Ground's "Inside The Moment," Jazzanova's "Days To Come" and has also collaborated with Ubiquity's John Arnold. His album ElectricLoveFunk is due out any day now and he's in town this week for a live gig Friday night at Milk and will be stopping by the Beta Lounge on Thursday. The music is sexy and soulful and very easy to love. Watch this guy - ElectricLoveFunk will be blowing up very, very soon and we'll be giving tickets away to some lucky winners tonight.
Jon Kennedy has just released his second album entitled Take My Drum To England and is a quantum leap from his Tru Thoughts debut. Hip-hop might form the basis of Jon's sound, but he explores a number of other musical textures and idioms that hang together beautifully to make this a downtempo classic. One for the year-end best-of list.
Richard X has been receiving scads of press in the UK for his clever "mash-ups." A huge fad whereby the juxtaposition of two unrelated tunes results in some ghastly unnatural hybrids. However, Mr. X is more creative than most and Richard X Presents His X Factor is extremely listenable. "Into You" matches a newly recorded vocal from Jarvis Cocker with the Mazzy Star original and "Freak Like Me" connects Adina Howard's original with Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?" The Human League make several appearances, as does Deborah Evans Stickland, who some of you might remember as the voice of The Flying Lizards. Massive.
Extinguished: Outtakes from Prefuse 73 proves that not all the best material makes the final cut and this dustbin of a disc contains 23 examples of the highest quality. Label-mate Boom Bip has a new 4-track EP that features a lovely remix of "Last Walk Around Mirror Lake" by Boards of Canada, along with additional production work from Venetian Snares and Clouddead.
That's a taste - you'll have to tune in for the whole enchilada...
Until next time - ciao for now,
If you'd like to submit music for consideration on FreeFall, the mailing address is:
David Bassin / FreeFall
111 Laidley St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
Last week's playlist and rebroadcast available online now:
FreeFall 161: 8.26.03
Nick Holder - No More Dating DJs (NRK)
Brooks - Wandering - You, Me & Us (Mantis)
Daniel Bell - Star Child - Staedtizism 4 (~scape)
Eli Goulart & Banda Do Mato - Destino - Break N' Bossa 6 (Schema)
Vogado Projects Vol. 1 feat. Lucy Gale - Mas Fuerte Quel El Sol - Bedroom Communities 01 (Kriztal)
Alexkid - Palma - Mint (FComm)
Break Reform - Metropolis (Unknown Quantity Mix) - 12" (Abstract Blue)
Domu - Sail Away With Me (Domu Broken Vocal Mix) - 12" (white)
Polar Pair - Nude Beginning - Cresh (NMC)
Keno-I - Manifest - The End Of Sorrow (Museum)
DJ Wally - The 29th Day - Emulatory Whoredom (The Agriculture)
Mary J. Blige - Not Today (feat. Eve) - Love & Life (Geffin)
Matmos - Zock - The Civil War (Matador)
Plaid - Cedar City - Spokes (Warp)
Phuturistix - Feel It Out (feat. Mr. J) - Nu Dimension (Hospital)
Micatone - Got To Give It Up - Is You Is (Sonar Kollektiv)
Alessandro Oliviero - Get Off - 12" (Perfect Toy)
Georg Levin - When I'm With You - Can't Hold Back (Sonar Kollektiv)
Colorblind - Novo Dia (Wagon Cookin' Remix) - 12" (Plein Gaz)
Fuzz Against Junk - Latino (Nicola Conte Version) - 12" (Location)
Archie Shepp - Blues For Brother George Jackson (Mondo Grosso Next Wave Mix) - Verve Remixed 2 (Verve)
9 Lazy 9 - Keep Going Daddy - Sweet Jones (Ninja Tune)
Broadway Project - I Believe In Superman - The Vessel (Memphis Industries)
Jon Kennedy - Funk Construction - Take My Drum To England (Grand Central)
Sidewinder - Streaming - Resolution (Soma)
Karminsky Experience - Exploration - The Power Of Suggestion (ESL)
Sister Ocean - Love (feat. Pharoah Sanders & Apani) - Lonesome Echo Production - Disorient
Ikon - The Dove - 12" (Jalapeno)
Edson X - Samba Fuckin' Night - City Of God Remixed (Crippled Dick Hot Wax)
Colder - Crazy Love - Again (Output)
Rhythm & Sound w/Tikiman - Never Tell You (Version) - Showcase (Burial Mix)
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