domingo, 30 de noviembre de 2014

Zakir Hussain - Rakesh Chaurasia - Live

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Zakir Hussain
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Zakir Hussain in Konark Natya Mandap,Odisha, India 2012
Background information
Born9 March 1951 (age 63)
OriginMumbai, Maharashtra, India
GenresHindustani classical music,jazz fusionworld music
Occupation(s)Tabla Maestro
Years active1963–present
Associated actsRemember Shakti
Zakir Hussain (born 9 March 1951) is an Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. In 1999, he was awarded the United States National Endowment for the Arts's National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians.


Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the
music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla
virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting
performances have not only established him as a national treasure in
his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing
is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational
dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite
accompanist for many of India’s greatest classical musicians and
dancers, he has not let his genius rest there. Widely considered
a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement,
Zakir’s contribution to world music has been unique, with
many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he
founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar,
Remember Shakti, the Diga Rhythm Band, Making
Music, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, Tabla Beat
Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April, 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series.

Craig Bratley

Craig Bratley "Analogue Dreams"

This week sees UK producer Craig Bratley issue his debut LP, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride, a 10-track effort which showcases the man's propensity for tweaking disco formulas into any number of shapes and sizes. One such track is "Analogue Dreams," a production driven by cascading hardware tones and some light percussion (which is anchored by deep-tuned kick drums). Atop this bed, Bratley effortlessly floats in a number of interlocked arpeggio melodies, which are hand-tweaked as they glide across the track before eventually being joined by a procession of bouncing piano chords and fast-moving digital strings. Out now in vinyl form (and set to see a digital release on December 15) via the Tsuba label, Bratley's Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride LP can be further previewed after the jump.

Average: 8.4

viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2014

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Casino Times

Casino Times "Lost"

With a four-track EP due from the pair early next month, London outfit Casino Times(a.k.a. Nicolas Church and Joseph Spencer) has offered up bonus production "Lost" for free download. A track steeped in late-night vibes, "Lost" wraps filtered chords, a muffled bassline, and—eventually—a slow-burning lead synth around a set of skeletal rhythms. A subdued five-minute effort, "Lost" can be grabbed below while Casino Times' forthcoming Lower Level Sounds EP can be previewed after the jump before it lands viaFuture Boogie on December 8.
Average: 6.6

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Originally posted on October 5 2014

jueves, 27 de noviembre de 2014

The Dinner Party Episode 280: Bryan Ferry, Aasif Mandvi, and Jessie Ware

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Roxy Music rocker Bryan Ferry explains capital-A Art … Lynne Rossetto Kasper takes a seat at our Splendid Table … One of the nation’s most-acclaimed poets, Billy Collins, invents some words … Aasif Mandvi of “The Daily Show” channels MJ to unite a crowd … Singer Jessie Ware gets sassy … Beer writer William Bostwick on beers from watered-down to porked-up … A 3AM phone call nobody wants … New jams from Iceland … And a newly-discovered mystery surrounding the death of Vincent Van Gogh.

martes, 25 de noviembre de 2014

Wandl "Steps"

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  • 11/24/2014
First Listen

Wandl "Steps"

Early next month, 20-year-old Vienna-based producer Wandl will debut on the Affine label with the Far Way Home EP, for which the soul-strewn "Steps" will serve as the record's lead cut. At its base, "Steps" is a jazzy beat, one flushed with warm chords and melodic keyboard runs which glide atop the track's somewhat broken rhythms. Eventually, layers of Wandl's own voice rise to surface, never exactly taking the lead, but rather adding another reverberated texture to the production's dusty sonic palette. Wandl's "Steps" will join four other efforts from the budding producer when his Far Way Home EP officially lands on December 8.

Average: 8.2

Ambient, Post Classical Traveler

Six Degrees Traveler focuses this week on music that combines contemporary, post classical elements with ambient sounds. Featured artists include Nils FrahmPeter BroderickA Winged Victory For The SullenDustin O'Halloran,Jóhann Jóhannsson & more. Listen on: 
iTunes radio (Under the "Eclectic" section) or

lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2014

Alt-Latino: 'World Music' With A Kick


I hate what "world music" has come to signify. It too often stands for any non-English-language music — usually declawed, teeth pulled out, with little remnants of its original kick. For this week's show, we brought in NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas, who agrees wholeheartedly.

She recently returned from WOMEX 2014, an international world-music festival whose offerings are anything but bland. Every single song Anastasia picks packs a mean punch.

It's always a joy to talk music with Anastasia: I've never walked away from a conversation with her without first discovering some mind-blowing new artist. This week's episode of Alt.Latino is no exception, so join us for a show in which we cover music from Portugal to Galicia, Mexico, and the republic of Arizona.

- Jasmine Garsd

sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014

Syd Arthur - Autograph (Official Music Video)

Another Bandcamp discovery.

ccMixter: Community and Sharing

Tycho - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

 presents Tycho performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded August 1, 2014.

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Scott Hansen (born 1976/1977), professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer from San Francisco, California, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works.[2][3][4] Tycho is currently signed to, and has released under, Ghostly International, but has also released music on Merck Records and Gammaphone Records.[5] His song, "Dictaphone's Lament", was used as the track on a music video entitled "Live Life to the Fullest", which was made by and featured on the action cartoon block Toonami. Additionally, his song "Cascade" (originally made for an Adult Swim/Ghostly International compilation called Ghostly Swim) was played during the final moments of the original 11-year run of Toonami in 2008.[6]

Scott Hansen's music project Tycho is influenced and has been compared to artists such as DJ ShadowUlrich Schnauss, and the Scottish electronic music duo, Boards of Canada.[8] His music captures the sound of 1970s analog media while remaining both progressive and futuristic. Themes of nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout Tycho's work. Brief interludes or vignettes also feature in Tycho's earlier work. In the Past if Prologue, excerpts from broadcasts accompanied by atmospherics were selected and included by Hansen to capture a specific moment or mood. Overall, the mixture of electronic synths, live instrumentation, and old school sound clips creates a very relatable, organic sound.

jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2014

Deerhoof - Paradise Girls [OFFICIAL AUDIO]

Discovered this listening to this week's Bandcamp podcast.

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Deerhoof in 2009
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
Years active1994–present
MembersSatomi Matsuzaki
John Dieterich
Ed Rodriguez
Greg Saunier
Past membersChris Cohen
Rob Fisk
Kelly Goode
Deerhoof is a punk rock band whose erratic style veers between popnoise, and classic rock and roll.[1][2][3][4][5]The band's live shows are known for their minimal gear, maximal volume, and surrealist banter. Since their formation in 1994 in San Francisco they have self-produced their records and self-managed their career.

miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Africa is a radio #7

Africa is a Radio Episode 7 touches down in Nigeria, and quickly heads over to Burkina Faso to soundtrack recent events happening in that country. From political events in Burkina Faso, we head over to a different kind of popular uprising — the Salsa Urbana sounds out of Colombia. From there we go electronic via New Jersey, the U.K. and Angola, eventually ending up on a collection of classic tunes out of East Africa.
I hope you enjoy this month’s selection of tunes on Africa is a Radio.

martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014

Bandcamp weekly podcast

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Bandcamp Weekly Give the Drummer Some

Machinedrum talks about his Vapor City project released on Ninja Tune, and we play the latest from LA-based Hanni El Khatib, hip-hop genius Madlib, soul singer Coultrain, SF's Deerhoof, Deers from Madrid, and Ghostly's Michna. Nostalgia 77 and Marc Cary drop jazz, and we air new Osunlade and Busdriver.
Hosted by Andrew Jervis. Illustration of Machinedrum by Oliver Barrett.

Boxcutter - Retina Grains

Six Degrees Traveler - Autumn Show

The new episode of our Six Degrees Traveler weekly internet radio broadcast is now posted. This week, we spin a musical tribute to Autumn with a free form, chilled mix featuring ColdcutJon HopkinsYo La TengoIron & WineMax Cooper & more. Listen on: 
iTunes radio (Under the "Eclectic" section) or

domingo, 16 de noviembre de 2014

All Songs Considered with guest DJ Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl, center, with The Foo Fighters

 This week, Foo Fighters releases its latest project, Sonic Highways. Why "project" rather than album? Sonic Highways is more than just eight new songs. It's also an eight-part documentary currently running on HBO. Together, the album and film series look at the intersection of geography and music. It's what Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl calls a love letter to the history of American music. The band wrote and recorded each song in a different city. Grohl interviewed local musical icons in each place and wove the stories he heard and the history of each location into his lyrics.

 The first stop in the band's musical journey was Chicago, followed by Grohl's former hometown, Washington, D.C., then on to Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and New York.

 When Dave Grohl stopped by the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. to talk about Sonic Highways with us, he reflected on growing up in the area, on what it was like to see his favorite bands play the 9:30 Club and how the city's complicated and controversial history shaped his world view and the song "The Feast and the Famine," which was recorded at Inner Ear Studio in the D.C. area. Grohl also explained how some of the other songs for Sonic Highways came together and talked about the local musicians that inspired them.