DEEP ARCTIC

2009/12/15

Finally i had my first DJ gig under the name of DEEP ARCTIC and what a success, the music i play is deep electronic music, everything from dubstep via techno via electro to funky stuff. I try to give the people a musical experience with music that´s not commercial, one thing is for sure people gonna dance! Made that pretty clear the other day i had my gig.

For bookings othersidedmusic@gmail.com.

Glesbygd´n

2009/07/29

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There haven´t been that much reggaemusic here at Othersided so let me therefor give you the best at once! Glesbygd´n is a band consisted by 9 musicians from a little village in the far north of Sweden called Arvidsjaur, the name Glesbygd´n is also translated “sparsely-populated area” in english.

They are producing the most perfect rootreggae with a lot of influences from dub, folk and soul mixed up with a beautiful melancholy and sad touch. The leadsinger Arvid has a pretty unic singingvoice and in the new album he is singing in a old swedish dialect called “Arvidsjaurbondska”.

In the song “Áiga ” they have invited a special guest called Simon Issat Marainen who is doing a eyewettening Sami Jojk.  

Glesbygd´n feat. Simon Issat Marainen – Áiga (From the album Tid’n Lid) 

Phour Trakk

When the god of small things and the Indian goddess of music get together, then Phour Trakk might be the cause. After his previous side trip to the roaring maze of western metropolises, he packs his bags again in order to leave eastbound while in his mind he has already arrived there. And it goes without saying that he has remembered to slip into clothes both typical for the country and comfortable.

Consequently, his fourth EP on iD.EOLOGY comes along in a guise just as colourful, elegant and rich in texture as a dhoti by Manish Malhotra. Hilarious Bollywood-style vocals meet earthy downbeats, eastern harmonies contrast smoky blue-notes and breezy tabla-rhythms blend with deep fretless basses heavy as lead. While the memories of the skyscrapers’ silhouettes slowly fade, all these details, all these small things coalesce to generate a wistful anticipation of a far-away culture.

Before fascination and rapture now make you light a candle and start making oblations to the gods, you might as well slip into something more comfortable and give this e.p. another thorough listen or two. After all, Phour Trakk has hidden quite a few more niceties for the attentive listener. Or was this, too, the god of small things in the end?

Tracklist
01. Intro
02. Eastbound
03. Running On Karma
04. Spirit Cave
05. Paravan
06. Pappachis Moth
07. Sarasvati
08. Everyday Lantern
09. Soft Arc 
10. (Bonus Track 01) Bhang Lassi
11. (Bonus Track 02) Voodoo Shop Dub
12. Outro

DOWNLOAD HERE!

mozdzerdanielssonfresco

Sorry for the lack of post the last month but i´ve been pretty much out of order with a bad knee, but hey everythings about to get better with a successful surgery from the best doctor in Scandinavia and springtime on the rise you can´t feel down!

In the past month i´ve been listening to loads and loads of new music though and one of the albums that been on repeat is Mozdzer, Danielsson & Fresco´s “Between Us And The Light”

This trio consists the most superb polish piano player Leszek Mozdzer accompanied by Swedish bass player Lars Danielsson and the Israeli percussion player – Zohar Fresco, have created something of a Dream Team Trio. This Dream Team sounds like a dream indeed – lightly, dynamically, with the touch of reflection at times. And as in a good poetry – imagination does not argue with discipline, and the visualization comes along with intellectualism.

PLEASE BUY THIS ALBUM!!

Mozdzer, Danielsson & Fresco – Abraham´s Bells from the album “Between Us And The Light”

Mozdzer, Danielsson & Fresco – Light Up The Lie from the album “Between Us And The Light”

Check out the cover they made on Nirvanas “Smells Like Teen Spirit” HERE

Alif Tree

2009/02/21

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This French music alchemist is a self-pronounced DJ and cook, who sings, writes, plays guitars, pianos, percs and scratch samples, then records, mixes, remixes again and again and often speaks to himself as a fervent defender of acoustic sounds, from philharmonic music to pop via smoky nu-jazz, blues, melancholy emotions, that combine simple acoustic jazz elements with spacious, multi-dimensional, synthesized ambience and very mellow beats to world music. 

Alif Tree has navigated through the universe or recording-studios, sound-stages and television, as much as record-labels, for the past fifteen years. Sailing the seven seas of space in zero gravity, between trip-hop under classical influence, instrumental hip-hop and jazzy electronica.

Alif is today signed to the Munich based record label Compost, established by Michael Reinboth in 1994. In the words of the inimitable Gilles Peterson Compost is “the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe.

Alif Tree – Aurevoir from the album “Clockwork”

Alif Tree – Mai  from the album “Clockwork”

Alif Tree – Forgotten Places from the album “French Cuisine”

Alif Tree – Deadly Species from the album “French Cuisine”

Alif Tree – Duo Impropable from the album “Spaced”

Alif Tree – Hold Me Down from the album “Spaced”

Ahura

2009/02/01

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In his native Persia, Mohammad Eghbal a.k.a Ahura grew up in an environment which was very much inspired by the Sufi tradition. His father published books and texts mainly on philosophy, poetry and mystics. Mohammad got deeply touched by a Dervish who was playing the Reed-Flute/Ney and singing songs from the mystic RUMI. From this time, his main goal was to work with the healing energy of rhythm and sound. With scientific precision, he built many instruments by himself and learnt to use their sounds and vibrations.

Today, he is a master of the Oriental Ney, the Persian Dombak, the Oriental Oud and of course his main instrument, his voice. Mohammads deep connection with the earth fuses with the sky-oriented whirling dance of the Dervishes. The Union of breath, sound and rhythm leads to inner harmony and fosters a deep healing process.

Ahura – Daschti For Baba from the album “Baba Taher”

Ahura – Baba Taher from the album “Baba Taher”

Ahura – Seda from the album “Baba Taher”

Ahura – Hal from the album “Baba Taher”

Langhorns

2009/01/29

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Langhorns started playing in the summer of 1995 as a result of the band members irresistible urge to do at least something right with their lives. Langhorns is all about instrumental surf country cowboy rock  a la The Ventures but better, lots better. The gun smoke is thick and you can almost see the mysterious speechless cowboys in the horizon or longhaired blonde surfers surfing endless waves in the sunset when you hear this music. To all this the music is a hilarious mix of minimalistic blues-rock, jazz, psychedelia, R&B, flamenco, Latin-rock, Mexican mariachis and the seductive tunes of the Orient.

The tree guys who makes this band comes from the city of Lund in Sweden far away from beaches and crazy surfers has released 3 albums on the swedish label Bad Taste Record, the last album in 2003.

Langhorns – Buccaneer from the selftitled album

Langhorns – Tierra Del Fuego from the selftitled album

Langhorns – Penetration from the selftitled album

Langhorns – Surf´99 from the album “Club Gabaradino”

Langhorns – Switchblade from the album “Club Gabaradino”

Langhorns – Point Neuf from the album “Club Gabaradino”

Langhorns – Spybeat from the album “Mission Exotica”

Langhorns – In Your Fez from the album “Mission Exotica”

Langhorns – El Niño from the album “Mission Exotica”

Black Ox Orkestar

2009/01/15

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Black Ox Orkestar is a European Jewish folk quartet of musicians from Montreal, Canada that formed in the summer of 2000 to explore their common Jewish heritage for sounds that could speak to them in the present. They are linked with so-called “New Jewish music”, resetting European Jewish folk ballads traditionally sung a cappella, by writing and performing new, political texts in Yiddish.

In so doing, the group celebrates Yiddish diasporic art as a living alternative to state culture in every form and as an alternative to holding Israel as the cultural and ideological Jewish center. They use Yiddish as a code meant for deciphering, a message from the recent past that, in their view, cautions against the separation of peoples. As a hybrid tongue, the group feels that Yiddish has never stood for disengagement and enclosure, but always thrived on contact and exchange. Indeed, much of the group’s music revolves around political statements. Singing in Yiddish becomes a celebration of their heritage and a rejection of the assimilation undergone by the Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants who spoke Yiddish, resulting in the language’s virtual extinction as a spoken or daily language outside Hassidic Jewish communities.

They’re the darkest, densest folk group around, but also they have blowed my mind and ears totally. This is for sure the best music i heard in a long long time!

Black Ox Orkestar – Papir Iz Dokh Vays from the album “Ver Tanzt?”

Black Ox Orkestar – Toyte Goyes In Shineln from the album “Ver Tanzt?”

Black Ox Orkestar – Shvartze Flamen, Vayser Fayer from the album “Ver Tanzt?”

Black Ox Orkestar – Bukharian from the album “Nisht Azoy”

Black Ox Orkestar – Ikh Ken Tsvey Zayn from the album “Nisht Azoy”

Black Ox Orkestar – Ratsekr Grec from the album “Nisht Azoy”

emmanuel

After two compilations for the fashion designer Barbara Bui, and a five years DJing career on the French electronic scene, Emmanuel Santarromana releases his first album in 2003, Métropolitain. He offers us an unforgettable journey into the cosmopolitan heart of Paris. Along with the Parisian subway, Emmanuel explores the different styles and cultures of the famous areas and tube stations: from Arabian influences (“Barbès”), to hip-hop (“Les Halles”), African vibrations and vocals (“Château Rouge”), melancholic pop (“Père Lachaise”), jazzy moods (“Saint-Germain-des-Prés”) and electronic sounds sprinkled on Vivaldi nisi dominus (“Opéra”). Métropolitain is a very unique vision of Paris, sophisticated, melodic and impressionist, full of colors, emotions and sounds. An album featuring the rapper Mike Ladd, the African Divas, and more surprising the famous designer Andrée Putman with a poem written by Boris Vian.

Emmanuel Santarromana – Metropolitain from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana – Barbés from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana – Trocadéro from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana (feat. Mike Ladd) – Les Halles from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana (feat. André Putmann) – Saint Germain Des Prés from the album “Métropolitain”

Emmanuel Santarromana (feat. Nôze) – Luxembourg from the album “Métropolitain”

thievery-corporation

I don´t really know what to say about Thievery Corporation, they are in some kind of twilight zone, everybody knows about them but their still underground, anyhow, while remaining true to their template of sophisticated, abstract electronica, they are continuing to expand their sonic palette with 2008’s album “Radio Retaliation”. Dub, Funk, Indian raga, Brazilian grooves, and other international elements are folded into Thievery Corporation’s trip-hop-shaded soundscapes. Guests include Afro-beat royalty Femi Kuti, sitar guru Anushka Shankar, go-go godfather Chuck Brown, and Brazilian singer Seu Jorge, among others, lending sparkle and variation to the wide-ranging set. At the center of it all is the knob-twiddling alchemy of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, which achieves one of its most organic and compelling expressions. Get ready for some catchy world tunes!

Thievery Corporation (feat. Sleepy Wonder) – Sound The Alarm from the album “Radio Retaliation”

 Thievery Corporation (feat. Femi Kuti) – Vampires from the album “Radio Retaliation”

Thievery Corporation (feat. Seu Jorge) – Hare Krsna from the album “Radio Retaliation”

Thievery Corporation (feat. Chuck Brown) – The Numbers Game from the album “Radio Retaliation”