A while back, we told you about the anthology we’ve been working on in conjunction with Uchenna Ikonne (the man behind the perennially-dope Comb & Razor blog) and New-Zealand based psych-zealot Heavyfuzz. Well, it took Ikonne a bit longer in his home-country of Nigeria than he thought, but he’s back in the States with piles of 45s and LPs, stacks of licensing agreements and… an anthology of the same type of music that he’s assembled with Soundway Records.
Yes, you might think that we’d be a bit miffed but, if you know us well, you know that we view the quest to spread unheard-of sounds as a global-community-minded effort. That’s why we teamed up with Jazzman – instead of fighting tooth and nail for the same licenses of the same funk and soul tracks. And who wins? Well, the original artists who recorded the music first off – and then you, the consumer, as you get to hear more music than you would otherwise.
So…. on our Forge Your Own Chains anthology, you can check out The Strangers’ “It Takes Too To Make A Pair;” on Soundways’ The World Ends, you can catch The Strangers’ “Onye Ije.” And, while The World Ends focuses on the exquisite fuzz-driven “Deiyo Deiyo” by The Hykkers, we’ll release their Sly-Stone influenced “Stone The Flower.” See, we can all get along!
Download: The Hykkers “Deiyo Deiyo” from Soundway’s The World Ends here.
…. and if you missed them:
Download: The Strangers “It Takes Two To Make A Pair” here.
Download: Wrinkar Experience “Money To Burn” here.