New music this week on Righton.fm
- Right On #341 hosted by BenG
- Global Souljah #15.08.2009 hosted by James Barrie
Words: An amazing amount of new music has just come my way and it’s my pleasure to start sharing it with you. Kicking off with a fantastic South African musical export Tumi & The Volume, a great new hip hop project with it’s influences more in Afro America than Africa but none the less great stuff. Mary Anne Hobbs, queen of the electronic new school is going to be releasing her latest compilation for Planet Mu in September and I drop two tracks from this gateway into the musical future – the excellent Sunken Foal ‘folktronica’ project from Dublin and the majestic, atmospheric slice of UK Funky from Bristol bad boy Gemmy who actually shares a house with Appleblim and whilst making some quality beats also passes on his production knowledge through his teaching job.
Lobisomem hails from Chicago and is making great uncategorizable (easier to spell than say – just listen to this weeks show!) music, he also runs an excellent blog, with great mixes from the cream of the Chicago musical underground. I also played another track from The Brave New World Of Bernard Fevre and expect more tastes in the coming weeks. Crown City Rockers are a funky fresh five piece hip hop crew from Oakland, check them if you despair at what is classed as hip hop these days, ditto Shafiq Husayn, one third of the boundary pushing Sa Ra Creative Partners crew.
David Baxter is back with some new solo efforts and collaborations, look out for this great young talent from Belfast under his Filaria moniker or with his Kinnego Flux team efforts. My favourite Afro Peruvian electronic fusionists, NovaLima, have just had their last album remixed and the Da Lata rerub is probably the pick of the bunch and I give you a taste of the new Fat Freddy’s Drop album another slice of down under (depending on your gps co-ordinates) reggaefied soulful goodness.
Culture Musical Club are taking East Africa`s Arabian musical heritage, adding Swahili lyrics and a good percussive Afro twist to produce some great culture clash musical goodness and I finish off the show with some great old time gems. Nigerian guitarist Victor Coker comes through with some old time hi-life, Alerth Bedasse & Ivan Chin provide a little Mento gem and Slim Smith shows some of those Jamaican boys sure have soul.