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‘Dilla Joints’ by The Roots is my new jam.
‘Can Not Keep Running Away’ by Billy Love w/ Theo Parrish is my new jam.
Dego & Kaidi EP [Eglo Records]
There’s only a handful of producers inhabiting today’s electronic music landscape that can truthfully claim to possess their own unique sonic identity, their personal sound signature; Dennis ‘Dego’ McFarlane & Kaidi Tatham are certainly two of those musicians. From the first few bars of their forthcoming release on Eglo Records, simply entitled Dego & Kaidi, the listener ascends to another plane, one which is populated by some of the most defining moments in music in the last four decades. Their sound is a mix of Jazz Funk, Fusion, Boogie, Brasil and electronics; a puzzle made up by fragments of Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith and Azymuth in equal measure, electrified by the energy of Broken Beat, the genre they helped create more than a decade ago.
Their choice of Alexander Nut’s and Floating Points’ Eglo Records as the label that would house the releasecomes as no surprise either; the Eglo imprinthas become increasingly synonymous with that old-fashioned ethos which informed the curation of the best labels throughout history: those with the vision and perseverance to be able to cherry pick a roster of talent that mutually channel the purest reasons for making music - faith, hope and love.
Stream samples from the release here: http://bit.ly/1ihmkxh
The Dego & Kaidi EP is out on Eglo Records on the 15th of January.
‘I Can be Your Boyfriend’ by Peven Everett
Just one of the best records from last year!
Garnier - AF 0490 [Still Music]
Laurent Garnier goes back to basics with the release of an exciting twelve on Chicago’s always reliable Still Music imprint. Three Windy City inspired cuts by a French master, paying homage to what made us fall in love with house music in the first place; “Boom (Chakolak)” and “Beat (Da BoxX)” are both a nod to cult Chi-Town staples like Trax and Dance Mania, high octane workouts featuring tough beats, snares and vocal chops.
It’s the A-Side, however, with “Bang (The Underground Doesn’t Stop)” that really puts us right into “the zone”within the first few bars, with that irresistible Chicago sound of the 90s that went on to inform so many of Garnier’s compatriots, ultimately giving birth to the infamous “French Touch”.
AF 0490 is out on Still Music in February.
Going through some of our favourite music of 2013 on Athens International Radio in about an hour 13:00 - 15:00 GMT+2 - get us via:
Black Athena’a Best of 2013 continued!
We return to the #airfm studios in under an hour for the first installment of our favourite music of 2013. No particular order, just music that was on repeat on our machines and our radio shows during the past twelve months. Music we love, music that makes us feel good!
We begin at 13:00 GMT+2 on AIRFM Athens, join us via:
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