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Electric ark

Electric ark

Playing tracks by

Fire! Orchestra, THEESatisfaction, Can, Variable Unit, Emanative and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 15th in the #funk - soul - jazz chart, 16th in the #hip-hop/rap chart and 38th in the #jazz chart.

Afrofuturist mix (sort of). Thanks to @Weird_Jazz for turning me onto the Fire! Orchestra, which kick things off. The opening of Enter! Part One sounds like a lost Dummy-era Portishead track - can't miss.

Next some neo-spacesoul from the very cosmic THEESatisfaction. New album out any day and looks VERY tasty. This morphs (via some David Durrah electronics) into the mighty Can who stir some white boy funk into this early 70s Peel session.

Some apocalyptic commentary and beats lead into the thoroughly amazing, hypnotic afro space jazz monster Evil A.M. by Emanative.

Out the other end via some crazy guitar effects and sped-up beats from Buckethead and into a rap section kicked off by a re-edit of Azealias Banks' Wallace. Some serious shit from Saul Williams is balanced with some stupid (yet awesome) shit from Keith.

Exit via some spiritual stuff from Build An Ark and Fhloston Paradigm before finishing with a barnstorming modern modal classic from the late great Steve Reid.

Comments

Funky Corners

That Variable Unit track was semi-disturbing! Hah

Nigel_Rampant

Hi mate - sorry for the delay in replying. Glad you liked it!

Funky Corners

Woo Saul Williams! I love that guy.

Funky Corners

Some funky music on here! Really enjoying it so far.

Ian Lythaby

This really is very interesting & so well done

Nigel_Rampant

Thank so much Ian. Really appreciate it : )

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Like the way you’ve slipped Kool Keith into the proceedings! Mats Gustafsson from Fire! Orchestra is a Sax God. Check out: "For Don Cherry" with Hamid Drake. Or, anything he plays on for that matter!

Nigel_Rampant

Cheers T. Keith is one of my heroes. I'll look out for more Mats Gustafsson. I love the tenor solo on the Steve Reid track here - by Nathaniel Catchpole apparently. Seems to be channeling Archie...