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    [Berlin] 28.Feb: NGOMA mit Rushmore, Dreea, Qumasiquamé, etc.

    NG◎M▲ is a new poly-rhythmic consciousness connecting the underground: Luanda, New Jersey, Jo'burg, London, Nairobi, Chicago, Kinshasa, and Berlin. From Techno to Isigubhu, from Jersey Club to Kuduro, from Juke to Grime, NG◎M▲ brings the most innovative sounds and illest vibes: African Roots...
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    [mix] Mega Benga - 4 on the Floor Classic East African Rumba The climate in Nairobi is cool and perfect all year round, despite being on the equator, due to its high altitude; my recent trip there was awesome. The East African Rumba sound is also often cooler, sans the fiery horn sections of...
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    GLASGOW 4 GAZA: Celt Islam / Dj Zhao

    info / rsvp
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    NOTTINGHAM: 02/OCT. CLUBJERSEY Presents DJ Zhao, Aspect & MLĀNO

    Thursday, October 2at 10:00pm Bar Eleven, 23 Goose Gate NG1 1FE Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    [mix + event] JujuJuke 2

    From Soweto to Chicago, from Jakarta to Paris, from Lagos to London, from Conakry to Berlin: juju rhythm, juju bass. tracklist Join us 30th May @ Panke Club in Berlin for JUJUJUKE 2 PARTY
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    (Berlin) Nozinja Live! 09.May / Shangaan Footwork Mix

    NOZINJA (Warp Records / South Africa) — live DJ Zhao (Ngoma Sound) and the LEISURE SYSTEM Crew N>E>D PUZZLE GONSHER 8pm till late / friday night party style Urban Spree - Revaler Str. 99 (corner Warschauer Str. x Revaler Str.), 10245 Berlin...
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    SeaPunk / Chillwave / Nu gaze / Glo-Fi / Molly Pop / Witch Trap / Special Characters

    been encountering lots of these type sounds... some of it can be described as abstract r'n'b blog-bass euphoric twerk-trance moody digital EDM bounce-trap with a bit of wobble, loads of drunk synths and micro-programming. some of it can be interesting or even good. in theory. Fatima Al...
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    MUTANT 2 - Drum'n'Bass

    Afro-Caribbean rhythm roots reborn in the New School: In the late 1940s and 1950s the first wave of Afro-Caribbean immigrants, many of them ex-servicemen who fought, bled, and watched their friends die during WW2 for the UK, landed with their...
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    nex level weeeeeed music

    hiphop and reggae and jungle may have all involve a lot of THC, but i feel like the straight up silliness and just overdosed insanity gets expressed in juke A LOT more... emphatically. all these SEVERELY weed damaged Tracks that gave up bangin a long long time ago and is just drifting off...
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    the Afro-American Roots of Kraftwerk

    i've bee saying this for ages, on this forum too, meeting with considerable objection. Thanks to David Toop for saying it during his recent lectures, and Tony Herrington for following up in the pages of The Wire: techno didn't emerge from tabula rasa, and Kraftwerk should be seen as firmly...
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    Polymorphism: Untold, 2653, Dj Zhao / Berghain, Berlin

    any of you old heads in town for a weekend binge come say hello! my set will likely be about 5am
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    MIDDLE BEAST: Sufi Bass, Islamic Electro, Arab Acid "A journey worthy of Hassan's assassins..." 01 Muslimgauze – Basra X Hossam Ramzy – Rhythms of the Nile 02 Rikslyd – Oriented 03 B-Line Brother – Souk Nationala X Maxmillion Dunbar – Casette Arabic 04 Funkineven ft. Fatima – Phoneline (Dauwd Edit) X...
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    MUTANT 1 - Africanized Techno

    bigup Afropop Worldwide for commissioning this piece. Most definitely not for the faint of heart, made with Berlin’s Berghain Club in mind, this one needs the best sound system you have access to (preferably a Function One), as well as very loud volumes...
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    NGOMA Classic 2 - Funk Original

    Since Fela’s voice is much cooler than mine, i have switched out my intro with his, and this mix originally made to promote BlackBox number 1 has grown into a proper NGOMA release – with a few changes and much new goodness including 2 wicked special edits – one of the Ethio classic by Mahmoud...
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    While the brightly lit gallery spaces of SAVVY Contemporary above focuses on the visual, cerebral and Apollonian aspects of cultural enquiry, BLACKBOX below is a Dionysian shadow world of hallucinatory sound and rhythm, of ritual and technology, of bodies in fluid motion. A direct extension of...
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    Drum'n'Bass 2013 (???)

    like most everyone i gave up on this for about 10 years. But a month ago i heard some new tunes and was like OK, maybe there can be new life. However The much conjectured Juke influence has not made itself felt in DnB much, if at all? and of course the vast majority of "liquid" and "neuro"...
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    can't remember in which thread we had the discussion on whether racism always existed in human history or not. Basically Mr. Tea (and maybe a few others) were of the opinion that Racism is nothing new under the sun, and has always been with humanity since the dawn of time. While i very much...
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    the Drum-Less Evolution of Afro-American Music

    There is one peculiar thing which nearly all American music has in common - and the more one considers it, the more peculiar it becomes: an extensive emphasis on a unique rhythm, a rhythm very different from that to be found almost anywhere else in the world. It goes like this: Boom - Bap - Boom...