Midweek tip of the hat. New show has flown the nest.
It’s 45 and this month I’m chuffed to say it’s me and the stellar RITCHRD on selector duties.
So it’s me for a bit and then ya man and then me for a bit more.
We kick off the show with some exceptional bitter sweet courtesy of Long Arm ft I.V.A & drum collaborator Ruslan G. It’s an incredible thing but sadly it’s been released because it’s the only surviving song off Long Arm’s next album for Project Mooncircle that was lost last month! Get it, mourn it, I swear when I heard that had happened a tear came out my eye.
Looking forward to the new Apollo Brown instrumental album ‘Thirty Eight’ due on Mello Music soon. Apollo without tired rappers is always a treat. We got the sneak ‘The Answer’ which is heavily on the DJ Shadow tip. If you don’t like Green Assassin Dollar, you might wanna stop listening to ADTRAX for a bit. Two more belters from three new projects turned out this month. I would have put more on but I felt mancrush ashamed.
What else, 2 tracks featuring rapper Oliver the 2nd, the guest spot on the beatless Jonwayne Annie-Mac freebie and in tandem with Jeremiah Jae on the Ka-esque ‘Survival’.
There are 2 tracks from label to watch Rap Vacation’s Family Jams Vol.1. Proper excited about this splinter cell of fractured nextnuss. 2, lots of 2’s, from the excellent new DIBIASE ‘Excuse the Tape Hiss’ EP. One from the quality De La Dilla tribute beattape, always nice to see some Dilla tributes that don’t suck.
Kickdrums and ‘tronics from a number of directions including some nice electrictech from datassettes excellent record for R&S, ace Zapp-monstrous cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “The Makings Of You’ by Chromadadata, biggun from Pomo, All build-up from the man-of-the-mo Leon Vynehall and lots of other shiny things to caw about.
Sandwiched in between that lot is a proper pearl of where-it’s-at courtesy of San Fran’s RITCHRD.
Been an absolute pleasure getting to know this dude a little bit over the course of this month or so. When I approach people about doing guestos I am always saying ‘just do what ever you want, do something creative, something that feels like you.’ Well mission accomplished. Now you are able to hear what a nitrazepam disco ball of 5% tint hip hop energy unleashed through malfunctioning future music technology sounds like. Need a break from your waking nightmare of capitalist realism? Been waiting 25 years for a new World Class Wreckin’ Cru album? Yes, thought so, then spark one up and clear the decks for this perfectly paced bit of right-on featuring SENSEI HIMSELF, Culp, BOLO YEUNG, XXYYXX and a shtload more with, gasp, 3 poison-umbrella-top-secret rubs from the man hisself.
All of RITCHRD’s new music is delivered through Soundcloud and Bandcamp so I advise you to go and press follow on those because there is compelling evidence to suggest there is going to be something with a yield-to-weight ratio of 6 megatons appearing on those web addresses in the next year or so. If you haven’t already been bumping the little bit too good MAGICHATBOY joint from a couple of months, stop being silly, and click here please. You want drum lessons, you can get them here by listening to this track ‘thousand.’
If you want to get to know more about this mysterious night creature, then well good luck to ya, he doesn’t really do self-hype, although a twitter follow will provide you with some political leanings, some witticisms and a koan or two.
Or you could read this, which is an interview that I didn’t have with him & gawd bless him for signing it off!
Next month, vurr happy to say homie Blameful Isles (Honks Burry) will be providing guest action. Gonna be a deep one.
Hope you enjoy. Lv lv Duchamp.
Long Arm (ft. I.V.A. & Ruslan Gadzhimuradov) – Sleepsafe
Apollo Brown - The Answer
Green Assassin Dollar - Roots Ft. Steez aka Stone Dawg
Jondis & Keor Meteor - Offerings
Jonwayne - feat. Oliver the 2nd - The Desert
DIBIA$E - no reason
SENSEI HIMSELF - 015GUACAMOLE
DON LAPRI - MAKE A FORTUNE WITH DON LAPRI
Madlib - Episode XX (Edit)
CULP – KARL
RON POPELI - AS SEEN ON TV (I'M THE ONLY ONE)
加拿大人 - LAVA
xxyyxx - Bill Gates
RITCHRD - ???
RITCHRD - ???
BOLO YEUNG- 007
Fluent - Cold Wrist
c l a m y - ???
Chromadadata -The Makings of You
parkerstewart - Still Pregnant
Lord Byron - Wake Up And I'm 40 (Prod by Brrd)
??? - ???
De La Soul - Dilla Plugged In
Chromadadata -The Makings of You
Pomo - Aerobix
Datassette - Cagney XOR Lacey (Pt. 2)
Dokta Venom – Burnt Roses
Jesse Boykins III - Live In Me
Slakah the Beatchild (feat. Glenn Lewis) - Number 1