Episode 08

Episode 08 was originally posted on July 30, 2018.



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01) "Swerve... The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)" by Shabazz Palaces.

From the 2011 album Black Up.

Shabazz Palaces is the American hip hop duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire, from Seattle, WA. They are signed to Sub Pop, where Ishmael Butler also works as A&R. You may also know Butler from Digable Planets. They're pretty great too. Shabazz Palaces specializes in spacy, shimmery jams.

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02) "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZP!" by Lights In A Fat City.

From the 1998 album Somewhere.

Lights In A Fat City were a global music trio made up of Stephen Kent on didjeridu, percussionist Eddy Sayer & producer/sound engineer Simon Tassano. Based out of San Fransisco, the group explores tribal rhythms and themes. 

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03) "Bismillah" by Sarathy Korwar.

From the 2016 album Day To Day.

From Korwar's website: "Sarathy Korwar is a percussionist/composer born in the US, raised in India and now based in London. Sarathy has been trained as a classical tabla player under the guidance of Shri Rajeev Devasthali and Pandit Sanju Sahai, and is equally at ease on the tabla and drum-kit. In 2011, he graduated with an MMus in Performance from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in London, with a focus on the adaptation of Indian classical rhythmic material to non-Indian percussion instruments.

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04) "We're In Yr Corner" by Cornershop.

From the 1997 album When I Was Born For The 7th Time.

Cornershop are a British indie rock band best known for fusing Indian music, indie rock, alternative and electronic dance music. The band's breakthrough came with the 1997 UK number-one single "Brimful of Asha." The band's name plays on a stereotype referring to British Asians often owning corner shops. MOJO calls the group "the quintessential 21st century pop group" which doesn't seem too far off.

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05) "Sandpaper Blues" by Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros.

From the 1999 album Rock Art And The X-Ray Style.

You might know Joe Strummer from such influential groups like The Clash. You might know him as Patron Saint Joe, one of the leading inspirations for this very podcast. 

06) "Can't See At All" by Woods

From the 2016 album City Sun Eater In The River Of Light.

As our friends at Wikipedia like to say: "Woods is an American folk rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2005. The band consists of Jeremy Earl (vocals, guitar), Jarvis Taveniere (various instruments, production), Aaron Neveu (drums), Chuck Van Dyck (bass), and Kyle Forester (keyboards, sax). The band's former bassist, Kevin Morby, left the band in 2013." The band explored their love of Ethio-jazz on this 2016 album, much to our delight.

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