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Villa Diamante (Argentina)

DOWNLOAD: VILLA DIAMANTE & MARIANA BARAJ unknown more argentian excellence, this time from the blackside inc label, home to “strictly black music” and artists such as daleduro, loder, lucas luisao and arkd. villa diamante, the alias for producer diego balacio, has been dj-ing for the last three years and has already firmly established himself for this blend of hip hop, techno and his own mashups. his web site features a sweet range of blends that pair many of his fellow ...

El Remolon (Argentina)

Originally posted on Fat Planet. mp3: EL REMOLON cumbia bichera mp3: EL REMOLON cumbia bichera (tremor mix) originally from colombia, cumbia has spread far and wide over the centuries, permeating deeply throughout central and south america. contemporary strains can be heard throughout pop, hip hop and reggaeton, but it’s also now infiltrating into more experimental waters as artists weave the sound into electronica, techno and other club genres. not to be confused with the more ...

ENDUSER [U.S.]

mp3: ENDUSER switch mp3: ENDUSER genesis (feat. kazumi) back in 2005, i posted a track from lynn standafer, aka ohio’s enduser. taken from his ‘bollywood breaks’ release, ‘not so distant drums’ represented – to my mind – the first genre-meld between bollywood and breakcore. such a fusion is a visceral, almost cathartic pleasure – it casts aside any nagging doubts that music has lost it’s ability to amaze and enthrall. in october last ...

DEIZE TIGRONA [BRAZIL]

my eyes popped last week when deize tigrona, one of the finest female funk carioca mcs, shimmied into view on the uk travel show ‘lonely planet six degrees’. the presenter travels to the city of god to meet dieze at her new home, accompanies her on a casting call for back-up dancers and then finally to a funk ball for a live performance of ‘injeceo’, complete with english subtitles. it’s a damn fine curio, if only for the 100% british commentary on the baile ...

SANY PITBULL [BRAZIL]

mp3: SANY PITBULL funk alemao for the second outing in their ‘baile funk masters series’, man recordings deliver five cuts from rio dj, sany pitbull. true to their word, this on-going collection of vinyl twelves is sending the hipsters back to school and paying respect to the godfathers of the scene, the true masters of the funk ball. like sandrinho (the first ‘master’ in the series), sany pitbull has logged many years behind the decks at bailes all over rio and ...

MAZY [SWEDEN]

mp3: MAZY u gat me swedish female hip hop mcs are a rare breed, and it looks like mazy is one of the only ones carrying the torch thus far. as far back as ten years ago, mazy put together an event under the banner ‘the swedish hip hop frontline’ with the sole intention of proving to the locals that hip hop was alive and well in scandanavia. a year later, she appeared on a comp titled ‘alla talar svenska’ (‘everyone speaking swedish’), and in doing so ...

BARBARA MORGENSTERN & AVRIL : LIVE

Tonight in Sydney – Tuesday 20 March – ‘Berlin Meets Paris’ as Germany’s Barbara Morgenstern goes head-to-head and cheek-to-cheek with Frenchman Fred Avril. DJ supports from Deepchild, Paris & Georgie, Non Ferrous and my good self (warming the room from 8pm). Melt: 12 Kellett St, Kings Cross. Tix $10 on the door. mp3: BARBARA MORGENSTERN the operator mp3: ROBERT LIPPOCK & BARBARA MORGENSTERN wake me for meals

Mico (Japan)

Originally posted on Fat Planet. DOWNLOAD: MICO phenomena of the mind DOWNLOAD: MICO black words ‘four women no cry vol.2’ is the sequel to 2005’s original compilation of new female electronic artists, brought to us by the ever-excellent german label, monika. at the heart of this series is the search for a broader definition of ‘women in electronica’ – a search that not only seeks to expand on demographic perceptions, but simultaneously also strives to ...

African Underground: Depths Of Dakar (Senegal)

Originally posted on Fat Planet. DOWNLOAD: SEN KUMPA niawal some time ago, the u.s.-based label nomadic wax dropped ‘african underground vol.1 – hip hop senegal’ – the first, and to my mind still the only compilation of senegalese hip hop to hit international soil. in order to capture the raw essence of local african hip hop, nomadic wax founder ben herson took to the road with a mobile studio and set up shop in towns and villages around the country. the result was a ...

BONDE DO ROLE [BRAZIL]

mp3: BONDE DO ROLE solta o frango (single click download) the bonde bandwagon continues … thanks to the hulking corporate behemoths that sponsor events such as sxsw, we can download the new single from bonde do role for zero dollars (ahead of its official release on domino mid month). check the video here, to be viewed alongside the bizarre, vangelis-inspired ‘making of’ doco.

SIDE9000 / DJ SIDE [CZECH REPUBLIC]

mp3: SIDE9000 dhun mp3: KARAOKE MOUSE shanghai reggae (dj side’s alternative take) the fat planet global dubstep tour continues, this time we park up in the czech republic. side9000 caught my attention on a dubstepforum post about the use of traditional, indigenous sounds in dubstep. heading over to side’s czech web site (part of an ‘ultimate skateboarding portal’), there’s not a great deal of explicit information available – however, it would seem that ...

BONDE DO ROLE [BRAZIL]

mp3: BONDE DO ROLE gasolina (lgk remix) an unreleased remix of the new bonde do role single from fellow brasilians lgk, via pitchfork. the site also notes that the album ‘bonde do role with lasers’ will be released via their new label, domino, on june 5; the excellent ‘solta o frango’ single drops march 12. the “brasil only” mad decent 7″ release which also featured the same track has sadly vanished from turntable lab and other sites – but you ...

DJ SANDRINHO [BRAZIL]

mp3: DJ SANDRINHO italiano lento at the ripe old age of 26, dj sandrinho has already spent ten years dj-ing rio funk balls. starting his career as one of dj marlboro‘s collective, sandrinho has developed his ambitions with the aid of his regular partner in crime, mc catra. over the years, sandrinho has laid the foundations for many classic baile funk tracks. and, unlike many producers whose sounds have crossed continents on the back of anonymous mp3s, sandrinho’s name is etching ...

SYDNEY FUNK BALL – SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY

this sunday, uber lingua presents the inaugural ‘sydney funk ball‘ – bringing a little slice of rio baile funk to the city of sin. it’s well known that rio de janeiro is home to some of the most dangerous slums in the world. with limited food, crime-ridden streets, guns and severe drug trafficking, children are given little hope for a normal life in the favelas. remarkably, this insane environment has also given rise to the world’s most in-demand musical genre; ...

YOKO ONO [JAPAN]

mp3: YOKO ONO kiss kiss kiss (peaches remix) back when i was living in london a few years ago, i went to an exhibition of fluxus art at the tate. the exhib itself was somewhat underwhelming, but i was knocked out of my scepticism by the volume of work credited to yoko ono. for someone whose name represents so much to so many people, it was disturbing to consider how much of yoko’s own individuality had been almost completely consumed by the shadow of lennon over the decades. a cursory ...

BONDE JAMES BONDE [BRAZIL]

mp3: BONDE JAMES BONDE pancadao rocker mp3: BONDE JAMES BONDE t-rock dj-ing weekly at uber lingua has re-iterated one significant point to me – baile funk represents some of the most popular party-friendly music of our time. in the main, this is obviously due to the irresistible rhythm and tempo and the infectious demands of the mcs, however the familiarity of many of the sample sources is also a major contributing factor. from the ubiquitous rocky theme, to classic 80s tunes such as ...

SWEAT X [SOUTH AFRICA]

mp3: SWEAT X glitterati it’s reassuring to know that africa has truly kicked us in the gut with some incredible music of late. the growing availability of hip hop outside of the continent has provided us with some original takes on the genre that suggests that the u.s. dominance is starting to wilt. then there’s the kuduro explosion that, despite the fact that it’s been in production for the last decade, took everyone outside of angola and portugal by surprise. and now ...

STEED LORD [ICELAND]

mp3: STEED LORD dirty mutha think iceland and you think – cripsy, crunchy, ethereal. one of those will fit, take your pick. case for the defence: bjork, mum, eberg, guggus, sigur ros, emiliain torrini, benni hemm hemm. and here’s the case for the prosecution: straight out of new crack city, it’s steed lord – 100% dirty electro crunk, with a track that is the least radio-friendly piece of music i’ve heard since 2 live crew. spawned back in 2005, crew members ...

PARA ONE [FRANCE] & BUSDRIVER [U.S.]

mp3: PARA ONE & BUSDRIVER severed god limbs busdriver‘s latest single ‘kill your employer’ has been camped out on my brain like one of those devilish little leeches that kahn dropped into chekov’s helmet at the start of star trek II (obscure, sure, but it’s a great analogy nonetheless). while us australians are waiting for the new busdriver album ‘roadkill overcoat’ to drop into stores, we can get an advance preview on fbi for the next few days ...

ALCHEMYST [BELGIUM]

mp3: ALCHEMYST la secte mp3: ALCHEMYST shaolin more belgian dubstep for you, following last week’s grimelock post. like them, alchemyst began life as a drum n bass dj and cites vex’d, anti pop consortium and kool keith as departure points. if you’re still fence-sitting on the dubstep genre, alchemyst might help to convince you. there’s much more at play here than in your usual dubstep output – tracks morph and fluctuate throughout and, as a result, it feels ...

FLYKKILLER [POLAND/ENGLAND]

mp3: FLYKKILLER controlled environment thanks to music@pl.pt, last year i managed to pick up a couple of tracks from polish artist pati yang‘s 2005 album, ‘silent treatment’. from the extracts that i’ve heard, it would appear to be a release that mirrors ‘felt mountain’-era goldfrapp and the more epic reaches of artists such as lamb and portishead. contributions from heavyweights such as film composer david arnold, keith tenniswood (two lone swordsmen) ...