In June 2009, I gave away a free mixtape to new subscribers of FBi Radio during my ‘Disorient’ show. The mixtape, titled ‘Disorientation Session’, features a few tracks that you can find on the first two Discontent mixtapes (Mixtape One and Two), with additions from various artists that appeared regularly on the show’s playlists, or as earlier single posts on the Discontent blog. As an aggregator of the sounds found on the (somewhat short-lived) Disorient radio show, this will more than likely remain the only existing audio document.
I’m particularly fond of this mixtape as its sensibility stretches back to the earlier days of the Fat Planet radio show – a focus on more innovative and often experimental music from around the world, before the beats and bass kicked in. I particularly like the way that Salem’s screwed, slow-core can nestle near Villa Diamante’s warped take on South American cumbia and AGF’s truly distressing cover version of Rhianna’s ‘Disturbia’. An eclectic and surprising session, I hope you agree.
- 1. Dalt Wisney – Sci-Fi Dot Fiends [Pakistan] 2:03
- 2. The Craters – Samba Party [U.S.] 2:40
- 3. Ghoul – Fuck Math [Australia] 1:54
- 4. Salem – Brustreet [U.S.] 5:02
- 5. 7VWWVW – Mammal Theme [Scotland] 5:55
- 6. Villa Diamante – Tonolec vs Kromestar [Argentina] 2:56
- 7. Berrettaz – Pense A [Côte d’Ivoire] 2:44
- 8. AGF aka Antye Greie – Disturbia [Germany] 4:07
- 9. Filastine – B’talla (feat. Rabah) [U.S.] 3:10
- 10. I Buried Paul – Favola [Brazil] 3:17
- 11. Fletcher – Dreadlox Dub [South Africa] 6:17
- 12. The Peronists – Cumbia Maligna [Argentina] 3:39
- 13. Atomhead – Unsuspecting Broken Receiver [Belgium] 2:09
- 14. Growing – Green Flag [U.S.] 6:16
- 15. Sleepmakeswaves – Exits To Nowhere [Australia] 3:41
- 16. Rothis Bournias – Last Days Part Two [Greece] 7:07
- 17. Inverness – Bats [Brazil] 3:13
- 18. Flica – Mid [Malaysia] 4:53
Note: All music on the mixtape is licenced via Creative Commons or has otherwise been made freely available by relevant artists & labels. If you like what you hear, please support the artists -visit their site, buy their music.
Cover image by Irving Liaw (under CC Licence).