Not Really A Podcast: Part Three – The Poets of Rhythm, Malcolm Catto, Bajka Live In Nottingham, UK (2006)

Now-Again | Oct. 14, 2010 | News | , ,

Part three of what we think will be four – but might be five. Thanks to Sofrito’s Lewis Heriz we’re presenting another entry in our “Not Really A Podcast” series – the third song from the gig Heriz produced for the Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers, Heliocentrics drummer Malcolm Catto and vocalist Bajka at The Maze in Nottingham, UK, in 2006. This time – a cover of Egyptian drummer and bandleader Salah Ragab’s “Neveen.”

Download: The Poets of Rhythm featuring Malcolm Catto and Bajka ““Neveen.”

Exclusive Pre-Sale: WITCH “Introduction” and Tirogo “Float” Available Now At Stones Throw (and two free mp3s!)

Now-Again | Oct. 7, 2010 | News |

We told you they were coming: following our reissues of Zambian-psych gems Amanaz’s Africa and WITCH’s Lazy Bones, we, in conjunction with Germany’s Shadoks, are pleased to announce an exclusive pre-sale of WITCH’s first album, Introduction, and Nigerian fuzz-funk ensemble Tirogo’s first album, Float on Stones Throw’s webstore. Both CDs will see worldwide release 10.26.10. And, if you needed anything more than our recommendation to purchase these essential albums, we’re giving away a free mp3 from each, below!

Buy: WITCH “Introduction
Buy: Tirogo “Float
Download: WITCH “Introduction
Download: Tirogo “Float
More on our Zambian Psych Reissues.
More on our Nigerian Fuzz-Funk Anthology.

Exclusive Download: Mr. Chop remixes Cherry Ghost’s “We Sleep On Stones”

Now-Again | Oct. 5, 2010 | News | ,

We’re offering you a special one this week – an exclusive download of Mr. Chop’s remix of Cherry Ghost’s “We Sleep On Stones” – featuring Heliocentrics Malcolm Catto on drums and Jake Ferguson on bass. His remix will be on the first 12″ release from Cherry Ghost’s forthcoming Beneath This Burning Shoreline album on Heavenly Records, and will be in stores in early November.

We were so blown away by the quality of Chop’s work that we had to ask for a dispatch from The ‘Shire. Chop fired back with:

Cheers! I didn’t have anything in the library suited, so I asked Mal and Jake if they would record a backing track for me. Came at a bad time really as they were just moving out of their studio again, so it was a quick one as they had to move out that day and had just finished mixing their Lloyd Miller record. All the synth parts and effects are mine; I used strings, an odd little piano and guitar hits from the original. Other note drums have been processed through a Moog and Ring Mod.

I let the strings play out at the end as they sound lush. There is another version with Simon’s vocals on, which I think makes a lot sense, but the band preferred the instrumental. Ben, who plays keys, is a top bloke did all the arrangements – and offered his time if anything ever comes up in the future. Its a quartet playing if you are interested in some strings on the Chop album.

Back to my cave.

Download: Cherry Ghost/Mr. Chop Remix (w/ Malcolm Catto and Jake Ferguson) ““We Sleep On Stones (Instrumental).”

Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tunya – Dark Sunrise

Now-Again | Oct. 3, 2010 | Catalog |

Buy it here on Rappcats.


Disc One:

Tsegulani 6:24
Mpondolo * 7:57
Walk and Fight * 7:53
The Sun * 5:11
Dark Sunrise * 8:26
One Reply * 5:41
The Wings of Africa * 7:05
Jekete Yamankowa Part 1+ 2.43
Jekete Yamankowa Part 2+ 2:43
Chalo Chawama + 3:45
Ng’ombe Shala + 3:47
Mpulula + 3:37
Smoke + 4:21

Disc Two:

Sansa Kuwa # 4:35
Sheebeen Queen # 4:53
Stop Dreaming Mr. D # 3:33
The Hole # 4:42
Hot Fingers # 4:09
Se Keel Me Queek # 4:56
The Nature Of Man # 3:54
Musamuseka # 3:01
Zambia # 3:18
The Queen Blues # 4:46
Love Is The Way ^ 4:15
Lovely Woman ^ 4:03
Munzi Wa Kangwana ^ 2:36
Working On The Wrong Thing ^ 3:45
Ulemu ^ 1:50
Sunshine Love ^ 3:15
Take It Light ^ 4:15
Angel Black ^ 3:22

Musi-O-Tunya Wings of Africa album (tracks with “*”): Recorded at Sapra Studio, Nairobi, Kenya on January 24th, 1975. Engineered by Detlef Degener. Originally released on MOT Records LMOT 1017.
Musi-O-Tunya singles: “Tsegulani” assumed to be recorded at Sapra Studio, Nairobi, Kenya in 1975. Originally released on MOT Records MOT 101. Other singles (trackes with “+”) assumed to be recorded in Kenya in 1973. Originally released on Pathe East Africa.
Zambia album (tracks with “#”): Recorded at Sapra Studios, Nairobi, Kenya between June 9th and 25th 1975. Engineered by Detlef Degener. Originally released on Zambia Music Parlour Records ZMPL 10.
Sunshine Love album (tracks wit “^”): Recorded at Sapra and Phonogram Studios, Nairobi, Kenya. 1976. Engineered by Detlef Degner. Originally released on Sepiso Records RILP2.

2 CD and 3LP box set. NA5067. 2011. Note: 3LP box set does not contain the 7″ tracks; each individual album is reproduced in its original format.

Download high res cover art here.
Download a high res photo of Rikki Ililonga here.
Download a second high res photo of Rikki Ililonga here.

Seu Jorge and Almaz – The Model

Now-Again | Oct. 2, 2010 | Catalog |

Buy here.

Read more about the single here.

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