one half of "Vladivostok" - ( link )
also tnerm and hydrax occasionally these days
anything that works. mostly a macbook running Abelton & Logic. but the vladivostok stuff is done on protools. Hardware includes Korg monopoly, Juno 6, Axiom 25, Fender Jaguar. other random things.
Electronic Music other: take me away fast!
Written July 26 2008 , Tags: afrobeat
for anybody who hasn't seen this, or heard the incredible music of 1970s East Africa (nigeria & benin, where it was illegal to play a guitar without wah-wah) ... Tony Allen is the tip of a very big and funky iceberg...
visit Frank's blog and grab some of the mixes, they are mind blowing psych-fuzz funk trips.
it's incredible that this stuff is starting to come to light now... thankfully people like Frank are preserving this otherwise lost gold...
seriously filling up my hdd with his mixes - nice find & thanks for sharing
Have you heard Ethiopiques 13?
One of my faves - it is deep and funky, but with microtonal style singing - really expressive and beautiful
Also, frank's blog, because you didn't link: link
hey Roshi, I have heard Ethiopiques, its really nice
this is Frank's blog:
wow! this is fantastic! i lived in south africa for five years when i was a littlun... despite the fact that that is only a short period of time, i have been effected by it all my life and my heart warms to africa generally everytime i hear about it / think about it... i really love the sounds of these records, like an african motown! thank you.
love the ethiopiques and nigerian agfo beat stuff as well, been listening to it non-stop lately
agfo beat, how catchy, must be afro beat of course...
damn edit button
thanks man- right up my alley.
thanks for posting.
thanks for sharing
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Damn dog! I'm going to need an external hard drive to get all these amazing mixes! This is a goldmine. thank you thank you!!!
be sure to read some of Frank's tales of digging in shonky Africa
the tales are crazy! it's been a dream of mine to go on a tour in africa since forever. i envy the guy.
i knew that i'd like the music, i was prepared to hear some funky as hell tunes but even the first minutes of the first mix i put on were better than i expected. many thanks for this thehydrax.
check this blog too, for some great African sounds
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