Exploding Man aka Kevyn long from the u.k stirs up one hour with a wide selection of music. ambient and experimental, afro and jazz, hip hop and BOLLYWOOD. check it out!
Track-by-track commentary by the selecter:
1. henru Wolff & Nancy Hennings - Continuum/Warp
I saw this record when sorting through a collection of classic 80s stuff weirdly. Aptly named, Tibetan Bells II, the music "Introduced the exquisite tonalities of the bells of tibet to the western world” to quote the back of the sleeve. I find it to be very meditative and centring so I thought it would be a nice one to start with.
2. Beatrice Dillon And Rupert Clervaux - A Different River Once
I really love this record, it’s raw and uncompromising in it’s ideas and execution. I find it’s one that never feels quite right to play in a lot of circumstances. It is 15 minutes long, so I wasn't sure if it was even appropriate to feature it here but I think it works. Crazy stuff, the other side is excellent too.
3. Bremer/McCoy - Ordet
This is the title track from a really beautiful album. I feel like it fits in quite nicely at this point, a chance to take stock after the 15 minutes of madness from the Beatrice Dillon record.
4. Marine Girls - On My Mind
This was another find from someones record collection. An excellent bit of indie folk from Hertfordshire, 1981. The band disbanded 3 years after it’s creation and one of the members, subsequently went onto form Everything But The Girl. I love the sleeve too!
5. E.A.P.D. - Hyperspace Cadillac
Drum and Bass and jungle was my first proper musical love so I felt I needed to sneak at least one tune in. This is a track from the excellent Dr Banana label which focuses on lots of different UK white label culture sounds, definitely worth checking out!
6. Flying Lotus - Archway (Teebs Remix)
This is a track from the Cosmogramma Alt Takes record which was released for record store day in 2011. I got it on the very first record store day I went to, I remember getting up at a stupid time in the morning to get the stuff I wanted from Rise Records in Bristol. Solid record though.
7. Benaddict, Slim & Ella Mae - Pass
I’ve always loved some well made UK hip hop so I was delighted to discover this album last year. Well constructed beats, solid lyrics and some super silky backing vocals. Sunday morning coffee vibes. Nice!
8. Cortex - Prelude A “Go Round”
I was a bit late to the party with this album but it really blew me away when I first heard it. Every track is amazing. I knew I wanted to play something from it and felt “Prelude A Go Round” was a nice fit. But yeah, if you haven’t heard the album, definitely check it out. Legendary record and much sampled too.
9. Magdy El Hossainy - Music De Carnaval
Starting to get into the business end of the mix now. This is a track by an Egyptian keyboardist that I know very little about. It was a buy on sight record for me though. The drums are just ridiculous. Eurghh!
10. Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans - Come Along
Monster highlife anthem from Ebo Taylor and 12 piece band 'The Pelikans'. The album is often referred to as a holy grail record for Ghanian music.
11. Ill Considered - Upstart
Ill Considered are one of many UK jazz bands that are making some amazing music at the moment. They make music with an emphasis improvisation and very little planning. To quote their bandcamp “the group react to the mood of the audience and sonics of the room to create music that is unique to the moment”. Great Stuff!
12. Bappi Lahiri - Bongo Bongo
I’ve been getting into collecting Bollywood records recently so thought I’d end on this one. It’s pretty intense, the drums are mad, I love it’s almost abrasive quality. The video is also well worth a watch. That’s it from me, thanks so much for having me! :)