Happy to be hearing more from Uproot Andy in last week's playlist. His new Guacharaca Migration is a journey into Afro Columbian and Cumbia tunes with the personalized touch of Andy's own remixes. Grab the tape from Gutter Broadcast, or Ghetto Bassquake (crazy blog names much?) with some exclusive originals on the page as well.
On a completely different geographic and stylistic note, can't get this eerie tune from this Radio Myanmar out of my head this week. I'll post it here on the page:
This little gem comes straight out of last week's playlist. I admit I helped a little on the production of this chune, with most production credit due to Chris Devlin and Pase Rock, but it's really the girls that make this one a hit. Hailing from Australia, King Sister are part of a group of young talents that record for the Heaps Decent imprint. Pase and Chris spent a little time with the gals on their last trip down under and recorded some vocals in need hot beats and the result is this smash single "Koori Girls." I encourage you to buy this from their iTunes store (link above, soon to be on Beatport/ttl/juno) as half the funds go to the King Sisters themselves, and the other half to a group providing this great opportunity for young folks. Official press write up below:
We’ve been working with volunteers in Australia to provide an outlet / resource / music education center for underpriveledged and indiginous youth in Australia. Between offering a space for kids to come and learn dj’ing and production technics, Heaps Decent has been linking them up with established artists for workshops, recording and the possibility of an international release- such as this track.
“Koori Girls” features the 16 and 17 year old King Sisters (Heather and Janey), produced by Spank Rock’s Chris Devlin (aka Chris Rockswell) and featuring vocals from Pase Rock. The King Sisters are two of the girls who came in to Heaps Decent studio for workshops, and “Koori” is another term for indigenous or aboriginal, with more of a spiritual identification. 100% of the proceeds from these releases go directly back into the Heaps Decent initiative - look out for upcoming collaborations from M.I.A., Radioclit, Diplo and more.
In addition to this and the previous Heaps Decent release, “Smash A Kangaroo” (produced by Diplo), Australia’s Parklife Festival is also donating a portion of ticket sales to Heaps Decent. For more on how this single came to be, you can Peep the write up from Pase at Fully Fitted, see some Pitchfork coverage, and read Levin's write up at Mad Decent (yes to the invite for Rave Pizza).
And we'll hear it again this week! Why not? I'm always psyched on helping kids out and it's cool when it can happen on this kind of global scale. If you hope to hear more from Heaps Decent in the future buy that MP3! Every penny counts! See yall on the air this evening.