March is the first month of the year to feature two playlists:
First (Missing: Niagara (Falcão), Ushka & Brooklyn Shanti, Mold Omen, Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba)
Second (Missing: Extnddntwrk, Brgstime, The Ex & Fendika)
Little Wings (Kyle Field) is making some pretty touching music. He’s also a visual artist.
Civilzation is from the colonial era of 1948. I am fascinated by records like this: this song is so much more than a fun song, it is a telling, illuminating clue to the times most of us weren’t part of. I am curious about what the pop songs of today will look like in the year 2080.
You can always count on Finders Keepers label to reissue the most interesting finds:
Requiem For A Vampire (Vierges et vampires) was an early 70’s horror movie by Jean Rollin. Two young women (Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille D’Argent) come across a dilapidated castle… I bet you know what happens…
Sugar Pie DeSanto is a legendary Filipino singer. Soulful Dress is an absolutely brilliant track. If this leaves you cold, bad news, you are uninvited to my party!
Black Acre label brought us Clap! Clap! last year. Now they are bringing us DJ Khalab, another producer who ably commingles African vocal samples with cutting-edge electronics. I particularly love the cricket sounds in this one.
Dot Wiggin was the Shaggs’ frontwoman? Anyone remember them? Clue: Either the best or the worst band that ever existed.
Banana Bike is catchy and amazingly fun. Love the cartoon!
Samiyam (Sam Baker) is making instrumental hip hop music. From Los Angeles, where else. Escape certainly doesn’t escape listener’s attention.