Africa Hitech Live at Deviation

Here’s a live-set recorded at one of Benji B’s monthly Deviation parties and coming. Africa Hitech were playing last November, that is Mark Pritchard spinning records and Steve Spacek on MC duties.

Africa Hitech Live at Deviation © Fatsarazzi
01. Alhaji K. Frimpong – Kyenkyen Adi Mawa
02. Fela Kuti – No Agreement
03. The Funkees – Akula Owu Onyeara
04. City Boys Band – Nya asem hwe
05. Harmonic 313 – Lion
06. Harmonic 313 – Bazooka riddim
07. Hudson Mohawke – Cypress Phil
08. Harmonic 313/Wiley – Scar
09. Danny Breaks – Jellyfizzle
10. Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox
11. Machine Drum – Carry the weight (Bok Bok remix)
12. Wiley/MJ Cole – From the drop
13. Dubbel Dutch – Anaconda (Tribal Guarachero Mix)
14. Zed Bias – Subsonicfreedom skyank
15. Africa Hitech – Blen remix
16. Africa Hitech – Boingy
17. Africa Hitech – Caveman Style
18. Coki – Treetrunk
19. Mala – Eyes VIP
20. Silkie – 80s Baby
21. Dok feat. Terror Danjah – West Coast
22. Sbtrkt – Readysetloop
23. House of Deb – Shaka the Warrior
24. The Revolutionaries – Kunte Kinte
25. Mad Professor – 6 Million Dub
26. Mala – Education
27. Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles
28. Africa Hitech – Out in the streets
29. DJ Roc – One Blood
30. DJ Rashad – Who’s the Coldest
31. Dillinja and Berti B – Lion Heart
32. Splash – Babylon
33. Ray Keith – Dark Soldier (Back in the day mix)
34. DJ Zinc – Super sharp shooter
35. DJ Krust – True stories
36. Spacek – Eve (Dilla remix)
37. Vicky D – This beat is mine
38. Fingers Inc. – Distant Planet
39. Africa Hitech – How does it make u feel
40. Steve Spacek – Alone in the sun
41. Steve Spacek – Dollar
42. J Dilla – MJ Tribute

Benji B was so nice to share this recording with you, so why don’t you go and grab the download?

Mixtapes, Mon Dieu!

With so many mixtapes to share, there’s no way I’m letting you wait until next Monday. Here’s some of the stuff I came across.

As the long-awaited debut album Butter from Hudson Mohawke came out this week, The Fader arranged not only to get him for an interview, Hudson also made the mixtape.

Another new album comes from Dâm-Funk, who blessed this week’s Deviation show with an exclusive, two-hour set. He also put together a mix for Clae Amusement, playing music by Kaidi Tatham, Mr. Fingers and Nite Jewel (via Crazybirds).

Nosaj Thing is still touring through Europe, Percussion Lab has one of his sets – it’s almost a year old, but sounds fresh enough to be heard again.

Two very dubby sets come from Brendon Moeller and Ike Release. The former was playing at this year’s MUTEK_10 and his set is now available for download. Ike’s studio mix was exclusively recorded for the great Sonic Router blog. You can download it here.

Not a download, but a mix worth a stream comes from Greenmoney Radio, who had Joy Orbison in to do a guestmix.

Lastly, 4hero’s Marc Mac posted a new podcast featuring unreleased outtakes and some rare remixes. Don’t forget, they’ve got a new album called Extensions in stores!

Martyn Mixtapes

The MUTEK podcasts always feature some great mixes from past events, only recently they published an older one from Martyn. Recorded back in 2008, it features his usual blend of dubstep and techno (expect some Inner City!) and already some material from his recent debut album Great Lengths.

More recently, Martyn has been featured on Benji B’s Deviation show. Back in April, Rob da Bank also had a guestmix from the man. Happy downloading!

May 29, 2009 Martyn has posted three mixes on his blog, including those for Gilles Peterson and Rob da Bank.

Mayer Hawthorne on Deviation

The Stones Throw European Tour brought the label’s latest talent Mayer Hawthorne to the BBC studios to meet up with Benji B. Apart from being interviewed, Mayer presented four songs from his soon to be released debut album.

Mayer Hawthorne on BBC 1xtra Deviation

If you didn’t get a chance to listen to the show, Stones Throw now offers this MP3 of the show. It features the tracks “Maybe So, Maybe No”, “I Wish It Would Rain”, “Green Eyed Love” and “Love’s Alright”.

Weekly Bits 7/2009

From now on I’m going to summarize some of the news that I did not cover in a full article. These weekly bits might not be a regular thing, but should be posted on weekends. So, let’s start with week 7 of 2009.

Orin Walters from Bugz in the Attic, otherwise known as Afronaught, did an interview for souledup.com. It’s a good read, focusing on the beginnings of his music production, the Co-Op parties and the current state of the West London scene.

The latest show of Deviation had special guest Phil Asher talking about the Phlash & Friends album. You can still listen to the show on the BBC iPlayer for the next couple of days, or grab the full show (or just the Phil Asher part) for your iPod.

Also, the launch party for the album will take place next Wednesday at London’s East Village. The night features singers Zansika, Shea Soul and Sandra Nkake, DJs include Zed Bias, Bopstar and Afronaught, the entry is free! If you need a taste, why don’t you rewind this video.

Deviation Sessions

After 14 editions already, the Deviation Sessions celebrated with a Christmas Special yesterday night at the Gramaphone in London. As a special thank-you to all supporters, you can now download all available recordings from the club. Included are mixes from IG Culture, Rich Medina, Morgan Zarate, Waajeed and others.