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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ecotone Radio

A new program debuts today (Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.) on free103- point9 Online Radio from DJ Pause called "Ecotone Radio." An ecotone is the transitional area between two different ecosystems. Its the place where grassland becomes dune, jungle becomes desert, city becomes suburb. An ecotone can be a slow crossfade or a jagged splice. Ecotone radio seeks to explore the overlaps and disjunctions between competing musical ecosystems, the dialouges, wars, orgies, transmigrations, spats, group meditations, flash floods, reincarnations, and identity crisises that happen when different spheres of activity meet each other. Covering genres as broad as reggae, bassline, dub, dancehall, cosmic jazz, ragga, reggaeton, ragga-jungle, calypso, kwaito, dub-step, minimal, kuduro, electroacoustic, down-tempo, highlife, ambient, manzuma, hiplife, noise, hiphop, grime, breaks, bass, IDM, post punk, steppers, gnawa, bhangra, qawalli, free jazz, garage, soul jazz, soca, free improv, microhouse, two-step, cumbia, ghetto tech, kwela, hyphy, soul, breakcore, maghrebi, electro, and countless others that have yet to be imagined. We will use the zero-sum solution of the dj mixer to examine how musical ideas are mashed up and reinterperated through post-colonial cultural transmission, and geographic and sonic overlap.

Today's playlist:
"Fire Burn"- Churchical Chants of the Nyabingi
"Yayayay Yayayaya" Black Blood & Thembi(Biram Records 7")
"Can I Come Back For More?" Eddie Quansah(Island Records 7"
"Dancin' & Prancin'" Candido (SalSoul Records 7")
"Hot Mud" Afrique(Mainstream Records "7)
"Senegal"-Seven Roots (RKM Records 7")
"Nabali Misere" Comp. Mayulana Mayoni Orchestra(Zerbi Records 7")
"Samba/Falable Lewe" King Sunny Ade and His African Beats(Island LP)
"Indodo Yejazi Elimnyama" Amaswazi Emvelo, The Indestructable Beat of Soweto(Sanchie)
"Anye"-Shewandagne Hailu
"Pursuit" African Head Charge, Shrunken Head(On-U Sound double LP)
"Sibingelela Ufosatu" The Clover Choir, South African Trade Union Choirs(Rounder LP)
"That Haiku" Medium Medium, The Glitterhouse(JEM Records LP)
"Oya"Olutanji, Drums of Passion
"Jah Shall Reign" The Twinkle Brothers, Rasta Surface(Jah Shaka LP)
"Down For Jah Love" Judy Green(Dubwise 10")
"Free Up The Herb" African Simba(Reality Shock Records 10")
"Victory" Dandie Lion (Concious Sounds 10")
"Chill Out" Black Uhuru(Island Records LP)
"Zombie Zones" Dennis Bovell
"Making History" Linton Kwesi Johnson
"Try a Thing" White Mice(Intellec 7")
"Soundboy's Ashes Get Chopped Up and Snorted" Shackelton(Skull Disco 12")
"Nitemarz" Hijak(Tectonic 10")
"Skeng" The Bug featuring Skepta (Hyperdub 12")
"Lahore & Marsielle" Muslimgauze(Staaplaat CD)
"There 4 me" The Shape of Broad Minds, Craft of the Lost Art

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