the kitchen table is a hive of industry. good to be back in london. at carnaval del pueblo. all about this beat with spanish valenciz y alvarez mcing was destructive. & this one was very big too. bashy flow latino london.
meantime it’s overcast. these have been in my in box for a while.
and a couple from sweden’s blendasound. they’ve got a ton of synth-y reggae remixes over here as well as some originals with original chappa. here are two on the same riddim. refixes of swedish female dancehall duo serengeti and rhianna’s rudeboy. wide synths are key this summer.
this one’s been squatting in my head for a few days. in fact it’d been more stuck in my head than any dancehall tune for a long time. produced by dre skull. sounds like a white suit – very clean with smoke rising off it. and i may well be mishearing it, but nevertheless ‘you hold me like an epilepsy’ is an amazing line.
big Curtis Lynch mix from heatwave kru. Curtis has been producing great UK riddims and relicks for a few years now (refixed alicia keys too as it goes) – check his necessary mayhem imprint (buy online – JD/Dready on retro sess is a personal favourite).
a cursory youtube search reveals alkistis protopsalti “celebrating 35 years of diplomatic relations between the hellenic republic and the people’s republic of china… the music is not from the concert itself.”
next! night train to barcelona – lows of 19 degrees.
The always excellent Closet of Curiosities blog has been steadily uploading Syntonic Research’s field recordings. 15 releases culled and crafted to fill and alter the environment they are played in:
Several years ago, SR commenced research on a rather unusual aspect of bionic technology. Our idea was elegant in its simplicity yet extraordinarily difficult to produce; a psychologically-based sound environment which would greatly extend and intensify the physical act of making love…
…This recording is playable at both 45 and 33 rpm, in full stereo/matrix quadraphonic. It is suggested that initial playback be accomplished at 45 rpm for lovemaking purposes. As you become accustomed to the record’s characteristics, you may wish to lower the speed to 33 1/3 rpm. from.
We all know Benga writes at 140/70 bpm because the heart sustains at 70. Its always tempting to pitch up, but rarely medically necessary.
Movado sings through at a sweetly catatonic 65. remember: catatonic isn’t the same thing as sedentary. deliberate movement is encouraged.