The latest World Treasures Music radio show is now available to catch up on and features a new interpretation of Japanese ambiance by 5th Notional and a track called Ife by new transnational outfit – Ekiti Sound.
Ekiti Sound is Leke, aka CHiF, a Nigerian and London-based producer, vocalist and musician who has just signed to Crammed Discs after working on soundtracks in the Nollywood film industry. He makes futuristic fusion music that transcends borders. This video is pretty natty too and is directed by Sam Campbell, who shot it in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria:
“Ife means the greatest love in Yoruba,” Lefe says. “The song weaves a traditional raspy vocal from Ekiti Sound collaborator Prince G. The deep sub bass energy rides on the signature heavy tribal drums and patterns of Ekiti sound lifting into a ethereal breakdown melody that sticks in your head.”
Ekiti Sound’s debut album Abeg No Vex is planned for release in November.
Also featured in the latest show is a track from the priceless reissue of 5th Notional’s Yawn Yawn Yawn by Archeo Recordings. Manu at Archeo has been reissuing grails from his native Italy since 2014. This mellow masterpiece of Japanese ambient music has been delivered in a three vinyl pack with new remixes from some of Japan’s finest – Chee Shimizu, Yabe, Kuniyuki, as well as Tokyo DJ Max Essa. All of these tracks are absolutely beautiful and they have been staples of recent World Treasures shows and mixes.
More selections from the latest show will be covered in the coming days, including features of new albums by Chancha Via Circuita, El Malon Del Gaucho and Emanative. Also coming up is a feature on Japanese visionary Haruomi Hosono and the forthcoming packages from Light In The Attic Records, as well as an interview with Romanian music pioneer – Rodion.
Listen to the show:
George Earnest – A Storm
5th Notional – Song With No Words (Laughing Instrumental)
Chancha Via Circuita – Ilaló (feat. Mateo Kingman)
Copenema – Te Faz Bem (mix master 2)
Bonnie & Klein – Iris
Emanative – Dawn Child (Sunrise)
Emanative – Iyaami (ft Dele Sosimi)
Chancha Via Circuita – Kawa Kawa (feat. Kaleema)
Falz – This Is Nigeria
Ekiti Sound – Ife
Haruomi Hosono – Laugh-Gas
Haruomi Hosono – Orgone Box
Omer Coleman – So Good (Instrumental)
Pat Ca$h – Cajibre
Omer Coleman – Lovin Babe Sure Is Fun (Vocal Edit)
El Malon Del Gaucho – Molina
Pastor T. L. Barrett – Jesus, Lover Of My Soul
Pastor T. L. Barrett – Do Not Pass My By
Letta Mbulu – Kilimandjaro Take Us Higher
Bakambi N Kela – Kilimanjoro
Christy Essien – You Can’t Change A Man
Uta Bella – Enyin
George Earnest – A Sea
Christy Essien – Goodbye
Finally, posting this now that the controversy has died down a bit. Falz’s parody/pastiche/inspired take on Childish Gambino’s This Is America attracted praise and criticism in huge quantities. Positive perspectives focused on this comedian’s biting staire and social commentary. Negative perspectives focused on specific lyrics that stereotyped Nigerians, without the slightest recognition of irony or intention. It is hard to deny that art should create a reaction,