Hip Hop & Electronica

Summer! We started a record-setting, 97-degree day with some rootsy, pretty songs from Iron Wine (brand new) and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and then moved into tropical sounds from New Orleans ambassador Kermit Ruffins, Brazil’s Federico Aubele, and new music from Zap Mama. Check out the playlist for 29 other flavors our ears savored today.

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DJ King Otto

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Psychic Borderland Mix

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RA Playlist 5/15/09

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Mick Ronson Tribute pt. 3: Slaughter On 10th Ave‏

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What a huge week for new dub! Starting out with the outrageous double-CD trip called Return from Planet Dub from Dubblestandart (with Lee Scratch Perry, Ari Up, and David Lynch). Then there was the excellent self-titled Ragana and the heavy self-titled Dubterror (both on Universal Egg). Rounding out the top of the new release list was the very cool Meditronica – the new project from Ashtech, Dub Gabriel, Paolo Polcari, and Eraldo Bernocchi.

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I LOVE Jeremy Enigk, and I am so happy his new record came out today. When I’m feeling introverted and ready for dreaming, that is the record I will put on. We also heard another recent favorite of mine: The boy least likely to. And K’Naan, and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and local music from Art Vandalay, and, and…

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From the Griot to the MC. Spoken, hip hop + conscious music.

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