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Slang Tang Podcast – Episode 5

In Slang Tang Episode 5, we hear from Guyana’s Jahdan Blakkamoore, plus new Russian dubstep from S13, a Euro-Latino electronic blend from Argentina’s Villa Diamante, beat-heavy plunderphonics from Robot Speaker from Tokyo, low end hip hop from Cote d Ivorie’s Di Africano, two slices of Mexican electronica courtesy of Jack’s Son and Vektor, and round off with a cut from a new reissue from Barcelona’s El Guincho. DOWNLOAD: Slang Tang Ep.5 (August 2008) – ...

Slang Tang Podcast – Episode 4

Slang Tang Episode 4 takes us to Tunisia, Palestine, the Netherlands, Argentina, Japan, Cuba, Australian and Iraq. Checkpoint 303 kick us off with their unique take on the Middle Eastern situation, blending field recordings and news reports with electronica and acoustic instrumentation. We then grab two slices of digital cumbia – first from new producer Sonido Del Principe, who rubs some heavy electro into the mix, and secondly from Argentina’s DJ Negro with a track from the new ...
Damo Do Bling

Slang Tang Podcast – Episode 3

In episode three of Slang Tang, we start in South Africa for a new project from Spoek (Sweat.X) and Sibot, aka Playdoe, in a remix by Toxic Avenger, then head across to Mozambique for the ‘Lady of the Bling’, aka Dama do Bling. We then hit Mexico to celebrate the new release from the Nortec Collective stable, from Bostich & Fussible and drop into Tokyo, for a collaboration between U.S. ex-pat Marxy and U.T. from Japanese performance art / noise duo, Kiiiiii! We wind down the ...

Fat Planet – Lindstrom (Norway) Interview

August 2007 saw the release of Norwegian producer Lindstrom‘s contribution to the ‘Late Night Tales‘ series, pulling together a selection of some of his favourite tunes that document the wee small hours. Previous contributors include Four Tet, Air and The Flaming Lips, so he’s amongst extremely fine company. The album came off the back of a couple of hugely successful years for Lindstrom – from the out-of-control breakthrough track ‘I Feel Space’, to the growth of his label ...

Fat Planet – Amon Tobin (Brazil) Interview

2007 saw the Australian release of Brazilian Amon Tobin’s studio album ‘The Foley Room’. as the title suggests, Tobin had worked to evolve from using vinyl sample sources to ‘found’ or ‘constructed’ sounds. It’s a huge testament to Tobin that the results remained defiantly accessible, and – unlike Herbert’s similar ‘Plate de Jour’ project – never fall into the realms of abstract sound art. The album, released ...

Fat Planet – Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto) Interview

In January 2007, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Miho Hatori, formerly one half of the legendary Japanese band Cibo Matto, on the release of her debut solo album ‘Ecdysis’. Cibo Matto found success in the U.S. initially off the back of heavy rotation of their ‘Sugar Water’ clip, directed by Michel Gondry, which they backed up with two outstanding albums ‘Viva! La Woman’ and ‘Stereo Type A’ (the latter featuring an expanded Cibo Matto line-up with Sean Lennon on ...

Fat Planet – El Perro Del Mar (Sweden) Interview

Inspiration can strike at the most unlikely of moments. Sarah Assbring, aka El Perro Del Mar, broke years of “cold” and “empty” writers’ block, sitting on a beach in Spain, watching an “old salty sea dog” trot by. Somehow, in that moment of sunny, seaside bliss, the dog leant its name to a project that’s an inspired channelling of 1950s pop aesthetics, refracted through a dark, melancholic lens. To label El Perro Del Mar a gloom-ridden project ...

Fat Planet – Frederic Galliano (Kuduro Sound System) Interview

in october last year, i posted some music from a genre emerging out of angola known as kuduro – a fusion of local african sounds with ragga, techno, hip hop and caribbean influences. shortly thereafter, i interviewed french producer frederic galliano for fbi radio, discussing the first kuduro album to be released outside of angola – entitled ‘frederic galliano presents kuduro sound system’. Galliano wrote the album with a local dj, Kito Da Machina, and a group of ...

Fat Planet – Annie (Norway) Interview

this fat planet podcast is taken from earlier this year when annie‘s anniemal album finally received an australian release. on the phone from norway, annie and i talked about finding inspiration in rave parties, metal, madonna and jap-pop; about how the album was nearly derailed following the death of collaborator tore andreas kroknes; and how pitchfork’s ‘single of the year’ award led to annie clocking up a guest list of over 7000 people in new york city. to puff up ...

Fat Planet – Filastine (U.S.) Interview

A ‘Fat Planet’ interview with Grey Filastine, originally broadcast on FBI Radio on 8th October 2006. Grey discusses his previous work with Tchkung! and his misadventures with the Infernal Noise Brigade, then bringing us up to speed with the genesis of Filastine and his audio travels around the world. DOWNLOAD: FILASTINE judas goat (terror mix) DOWNLOAD: FILASTINE figuig regular readers will know i’m a fan of dj rupture (aka jace clayton) – undoubtedly at the forefront of ...

Fat Planet – OMFO (Russia) Interview

A Fat Planet interview with Russian producer German Popov, aka OMFO (Our Man From Odessa), originally broadcast on FBI on 27th August 2006. German talks about his new album ‘We Are The Shepherds’ (due on Essay Recordings later this year), trading records as a kid in Russian ports, his love of spacemen and his new best friend, Kazakhstan’s number one export – Borat. www.omfo.net

Fat Planet – Cansei De Ser Sexy (Brazil) Interview

Sao Paulo’s Cansei De Ser Sexy (aka CSS) have had a flogging on various blogs over the last few months, but I make no apologies for throwing my own two cents into the ring. Truth is, I’m in love with this band – their debut Sub-Pop album is one of the most refreshing and liberating releases this year. Devoid of pretension and rammed with attitude, the self-titled ‘Cansei De Ser Sexy’ is a pop album like no other. Cansei De Ser Sexy (“tired of being sexy”) ...