Monthly Archives: October 2010

RUMOR MODULATION

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Last Monday’s radio show: Monday October 25th – Rumors. A few Gregory Isaacs tribute songs, neo retro Peruvian chicha alongside vintage reissue Peruvian chicha, some ethereal Glasser, British people remixing each other, 16-ton cumbias rebajadas, and more…

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tracklist

Gregory Isaacs – Rumors
DJ Nate – Fade Da Black
Wiley – It’s Wiley
Gregory Isaacs - Gone A Jail (DJ C remix)
Los Chapillacs - La Cumbia Delincuencial
Chacalon y la Nueva Crema - A Trabajar
Rita Indiana y Los Misterios – Da Pa Lo Do
Mordant Music – Where Can You Scream?
Jamie Woon – Night Air (Ramadanman refix)
Los Vlamers – 16 Toneladas (rebajda)
Glasser – Home
Emsikta – autotune (Gulls edit)
Lamin Fofana – What Elijah Said
Glasser – Tremel
Orquesta Santa Martha – Amores de Mayo (rebajada)

QUESTLOVE, RUPTURE, WARHOL, ZOMBIES

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Andy Warhol

Questlove + I will be DJing at Pittsburgh’s Warhol Museum’s 15th anniversary gala party this Saturday. Big times! Free zombie facepainting! Big tunes! Seriously, I’m a huge Warhol fan and ?uestlove is a living legend who also embraces weird punctuation in his name and Halloween means you can dress extra crazy, so let’s end with a choice Andy quote:

I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.

…followed by a picture of me and a video of Joanne watching some guy watch Andy Warhol eat a hamburger (there are a lot of these ):

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SAHARAN CELLPHONES (pt 2) & DUTTY RINGTONES

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So I’ve been thinking a lot about cellphones lately. Portland’s Gulls just did an edit version of one of the tracks from ‘Music From Saharan Cellphones’ which I’ll be playing on the radio show tonight. Along with a Rita Indiana exclusive, new Stuff From Europe, tribal guarachero, superdeep cumbia rebajada, and, as always, more.

More is my favorite type of music, actually. Then comes 128kbps, one of my favorite musical genres. We are releasing a compilation called New York Tropical in a few weeks. Lots of new material by myself + Matt Shadetek, Lido Pimienta, DJ Orion, Kingdom remixing Rita Indiana, and more! You can download the entire album as ringtones (iPhone, etc) right now.

moral of the story: tune in to Mudd Up! Wfmu.org 91.1fm nyc, 7-8pm TONITE.

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Emsitka – autotune (Gulls edit)

In ‘Music From Saharan Cellphones’ the original tune is labeled ‘Niger – Autotune’. Chris from Sahelsounds has found out a bit more: the band is called Emsitka. They are indeed from Niger but live in Nigeria.

TRIBAL GUARACHERO: AZTEC RAVE FROM THE FUTURE

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[crowd at ArcoIris, Monterrey MX, photo by John Francis Peters for The Fader]

“While the mainstream media’s narrative for Monterrey tells of a formerly safe city ravaged by encroaching drug wars (nearly 300 people were killed there this year), tribal guarachero’s potency and exuberance tells the other story: irrepressible youth culture sweating it out in a healthy scene so hype that they barely have time to realize what’s being created.” – Jace Clayton ‘Siempre y Para Siempre’ from Fader issue 69

This is the short version. My feature on Tribal Guarachero in Monterrey Mexico, originally published in the Fader’s fall 2010 issue, is now available online. Read it here, as accompanied by some of John Francis Peters’ photographs from our trip.

Today we up an exclusive mix of 3BALL MTY from Chico Sonido which includes outtakes from my interview with him. Enjoy!

There’s a long version of this post coming soon…

INTERNET 3.0, YOU CAN DRINK IT: DAS RACIST ON WFMU

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Last night’s radio show: Monday October 18th – DAS RACIST All Tan Everything Special. Lots to hear in this one! Heems’ great selection of Desi-related tunes keeps our ears ringing between increasingly funny / muddy / smart talk (race war, equestrian accidents involving Lupe Fiasco, “internet 3.0, you can drink it”, their ongoing Hot97 takeover, the Sleng Teng Wikipedia page and spiritual advisors…) Excuse the few subtle gaps, they were literally filled with sh–, as I edited out Victor’s swears on the fly with the Red Emergency Button. You can now stream the show in its FCC-clean goodness:

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tracklist

Sajid Kahn Ha Ram
Charanjit Singh Raga Megh Malhar
Das Racist #realtalk
Popo About A Boy
Das Racist #realtalk
Confusions Voice From The In
Das Racist
Jai Paul BTSTU
Das Racist #realtalk
Das Racist Commercial
Das Racist #realtalk
Das Racist Sit Down Man
Das Racist #realtalk
Shiv Kumar Batalvi Maye Ni Maen
Das Racist #realtalk
Aap Jaisa Koi Meri
Das Racist
Masta Ace Brooklyn Masaala
Koushik Nothing’s The Same

FINE PRINT: CHRISTINE ABDELNOUR SEHNAOUI

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“During the last few weeks, my friends and family have mistaken the work of Christine Abdelnour Sehnaoui for both a broken air conditioner and a car dying outside my window. I can’t say that I blame them. Her recordings call to mind unoiled hinges, deflating balloons, asthma attacks. This Parisian alto-saxophonist, born 31 years ago to Lebanese émigré parents, plays like music does not exist. When she performs live, Sehnaoui clamps her eyes tightly shut – an expression that speaks to the intensity of focus she applies to her challenging and surprisingly diverse oeuvre. . . Sehnaoui comes from a school of improvised music obsessed with the sonic possibilities of things.”

My article on Christine Abdelnour Sehnaoui for The National is now online. Ordinarily I harbor a strong dislike for the saxophone. But in Christine’s hands, it is pure weird gold. Continue reading.

RADIO: 2 HOUR STRETCH-OUT SPECIAL

Last Monday’s radio show : October 11, 2010 – 2 Hour StretchOut Special. The first ten or fifteen minutes involves a lovely cassette put together by People Like Us – Jean Baudrillard’s “Le Xerox et l’Infini” – originally published in Paris, 1987 – as read by Patricia and Ellen.

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tracklist:

Jean Baudrillard Xerox & Infinity cassette 0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Hildur Gudnadóttir Light Mount A 0:04:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Mark McGuire The Vast Structure of Recollection Living With Yourself 0:08:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Jean Baudrillard Le Xerox et l’Infini 0:10:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Jesu Heart Ache 0:14:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Pocz Backdrop 0:15:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Jamie Woon Wayfaring Stranger (Burial mix) 0:19:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Oudaden Adawn Isaad Rbi 0:21:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Hassan El Houssini track 1 Instrumenta Regada Avec… 0:37:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Hassan El Houssini track 1 stretching out! its great 0:46:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Glasser Plane Temp Ring 0:54:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
DJ Nate A+ Mayhem Da Trak Genious 0:57:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
TLC FanMail FanMail 0:59:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
DJ Nate Sexual Healing Da Track Genious 1:03:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Kingdom Hottest In America GO KINGDOM 1:05:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Ray Ray Tell Em (Juke James remix) 1:09:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Rita Indiana ft DJ Ricky El Juidero remix 1:11:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Matt Shadetek & Lamin Fofana Sunshine City New York Tropical 1:15:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Anbb I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground 1:18:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Flying Lotus Pie Face Pattern & Grid World 1:19:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
DJ Rashad Ghost SHOUT OUT TO DAVE QUAM ! ITS AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD CHICAGO STAND UP 1:22:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Drake I Get Lonely Too 1:27:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Gonjasufi Ageing (Dam Mantle Remix) The Caliph’s Tea Party 1:30:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
The Books Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again 1:34:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Saeed Avenue of Love Persian Underground (V/A) 1:38:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Daoudi Ayta Daodia Maghrebi Dance Party 1:40:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Omar Khorsid Hazihi Laylati Tribute To Oum Koulsoum 1:43:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Haji Sufi Sellem li ala Khatebti Jabaliaate vol. 1 1:44:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up )
Hassan El Houssini side b Instrumenta Regada Avec…

PHILADELPHIA TROPICAL

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Philly Tropicalismo! Next Thursday @ The Walnut Room, free before 10:30 with RSVP.

They say: “DJ Rupture will be joining residents Gregzinho and Juanderful for Philly’s only night of dembows mashed up with folk tunes, crunked out cumbia, dancehall mania en español, coupé décale collides with hip-hop, Carnival mass hysteria, kuduro avec grande vitesse, soca-fied funky house.”

MUDD UPDATE: 2-HR SPECIAL & DAS RACIST

first up, today is a Very Special Edition of Mudd Up! Radio on WFMU, because I’ll be going from 6-8pm. It’s always nice to do a double shift (two hours instead of my usual action-packed 60minutes). Tune in early!

then get ready for the following week:

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DAS RACIST! We’ll be broadcasting live from the combination Pi… I mean, Das Racist are rising rap stars, post-meta, consisently awesome, endlessly quotable, and “super credible.” Their 2010 output of next-level mixtapes, videos, and video games is simply astonishing. So – mark yr calendars and alert yr Social Networks: next Monday, October 18th, I catch up with Das Racist to talk about Ford trucks, apple pie, and bald eagles!

If you haven’t heard Sit Down Man then remedy that. Here are 2 jams from it:

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Das Racist – Fashion Party

& this song is crazy, for a great many reasons

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Das Racist – Return To Innocence

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