Monday, 18 May 2015

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 17-05-2015 - Hop Along, Terakaft, Fantasma,DJ Yoda, The Prodigy

...five songs for Stevie G

Old Pa's Corner :-
Terakaft - Anabayou (2015)

The band are pioneers of desert blues, they are one of the most well known bands representing a style that has become famous internationally since early 2000 called Tuareg rock. 2 members used to play with Tinariwen.

Here is the track Anabayou which is spot on if you like your Desert Blues. It is from the album Alone (2015)
Fantasma - 'Basbizile' (2015)

This track's a real head turner. The melange of Hip Hop, electro and traditional Zulu music hitting all my musical tickle spots, making me kick my leg out like a dog getting a tummy rub. These prawns hail from South Africa and feature a quintet of popular DJ's and musicians including Jo'burg rapper and founder, Spoek Mathombo. Their trademark 'Guzu' sound can be found on the excellent album, Free Love, which was out in March.

Soundway Records....

Shell Hunter:-
DJ Yoda - '2468' (2015)

With all the Star Wars hype at the moment it only seems fitting this is my track of the week. You can rest assured it is a lot better than what the actual Yoda might come up with, what with his quirky backwards talk. In the small window I have to listen to new music, this was perfect to welcome the day to with my little squirming babe. From the new album Breakfast Of Champions, it's got a great beat, it's educational and it's got old school Nintendo Game Boy noises too! The sort of musical lift a mum needs in the morning!

Hop Along - The Knock (2015)

Philadelphia pop punk outfit Hop Along are new to me. Lead singer and writer Frances Quinlan’s scratchy, distinctive voice sounds like an angel who has gone off the rails, visualise Gemma Hayes mixed with Kurt Cobain?  Recorded and mixed by John Agneoll (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth) this features on their recently released second album, Painted Shut. The albums pretty damn good to.

London Scouser:-
The Prodigy - 'The Day Is My Enemy' (2015)

I recently found an old compilation CD I made in which I committed a musical sin... In that I had 2 tracks by the same artist on it... Its okay though as Shellhunter has since taught me the law. The 2 tracks were 'Girls' & 'Baby's Got A Temper' by The Prodigy, after hearing them again I decided to check out their latest album. The title track immediately stood out for me with its infectious drums and the female vocals, which I recognised the voice but couldn't place her. I have since found out it was 'Tricky's' oft collaborator Martina Topley-Bird. The rest of the album has some bummers but its getting back to their best IMHO. The video I've used is of a live show in Australia so different to the album version, but equally intoxicating.

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TRACKS OF THE WEEK 17-05-2015 - Hop Along, Terakaft, Fantasma,DJ Yoda, The Prodigy
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18 May 2015 at 19:29

It's Terakaft all the way for me this week. Tune Old Pa!

24 May 2015 at 08:58

FC - I would kill for a tummy rub. These fookin' prawns are good.
SH - maybe Yoda should do a song?
SFW - not bad at all!
LS - will check out the album version!

2 June 2015 at 16:50

Old Pa, an edgier Tinariwen, I'm a big fan of these track of the week.

SH, this is a good en, love the 8-bit game noises like you say, reminds me of preparing for a 'Boss fight'. Second half of the song goes all hill billy which is pretty funny.

SFW, I'm afraid this doesn't do it for me. Jabba's trap door i'm afraid.

LS, it's decent, hard to recreate their peak now and as you say there are some bummers. Not sure how long I'd last in that mosh pit hoping they play something from the 90's!!