Mamiko Motto & All City present ‘Amada’; 13 exclusive tracks (plus one bonus in the form of a 7 inch flexi disc) from a selection of a mix of interesting underground producers from around the globe.
Over the last few years Mamiko Motto has built a reputation for searching and unearthing some of tomorrows best new production talent via her Hepcat show on NTS Radio and through work with Dutch label Kindred Spirits, recording as part of Wednesday Nite and some jet set DJ-ing, she has been mobile enough with a large Rolodex of contacts to hassle and compile the tracks for “Amada”. The record takes flight with the dreamy ‘Take It Back’ by NY’s hotly tipped Obey City. The artist formerly known as Kasrave, now Young Mind, follows with ‘Jennifer’ and we hit the dancefloor with Bobby’s ‘Tame The Shrew’. Free-form soulstress Georgia Anne Muldrew gives us a gospel diversion with ‘Git Thee’, and All City favourite Stones Throw’s James Pants’ comes with his unique brand of psychedelic-electro-wave on ‘Ritual Magick’. Modern hip hop beats from Silkersoft and Darq E Freaker deliver testosterone thrust while Fatima Yamaha’s pogo pumping ‘AAA’ ignites a rythmical groove. The young SCNTST comes with the hypnotic and pounding ‘For Forest Play Only’, before Mweslee’s second outing on the label with ‘Una 41 (In Memoriam)’. DZ and Ruckazoid drop a lo-fi heartbreaker with ‘Shoulda Coulda’. Austrian Korg wizard Dorian Concept joins to bid a melancholic farewell on ‘Empty Everything (But you)’ and American Men’s Claude Speeed closes out the LP with ‘Crushed Rave’. A variety of beats, tempos and styles is completed with a bonus track on a 7 inch flexi disk from the mysterious GMCFOSHO.
1. Obey City – Take It Back
2. Young Mind – Jennifer
3. Bobby – Tame the Shrew
4. Georgia Anne Muldrow – Git Thee
5. James Pants – Ritual Magick
6. Silkersoft – Duel
7. Darq E Freaker – Psychosis
8. Fatima Yamaha – AAA
9. Scntst – For Forest Play Only
10. Mweslee – Una 41 ( In memoriam)
11. DZ – Shoulda Coulda
12. Dorian Concept – Empty Everything ( but you )
13. Claude Speeed – Crushed Rave
14. GMCFOSHO – Comupout (Bonus Flexi 7 inch)
12 track spiritual, deep jazz LP from Parisian producer Onra and friend – fellow producer, composer and arranger – Buddy Sativa. Combining as the Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo this LP may be a surprise to followers of Onra, while Buddy Sativa will be known to some via his own 2011 jazz leaning LP “Deus Ex Machina” on Favorite Records. There they collaborated on their first jazz track -”Indica”. Pleased with the results they carried on, keeping it simple and adhering to straightforward play-more-jazz stylings they have crafted this LP over sessions sandwiched between their assorted commitments over the last two years. Opening the LP “Universe is Love”, a shout to Lonnie Liston Smith, is the first track they created under the new no-rules-spontaneity rules. The rest of the LP was created in a similar vein – a drum pattern for tempo or a bassline for tone and layering instrumentation repeatedly on top. Mistakes allowed and encouraged!
Spoken word from Brooklyn poet Aja Monet on “The Time is Now”, otherwise its an instrumental trip.So Yatha Bhuta – as it really is, insight, a mix of experience and spontaneity, a LP not created for release, more a liberating, therapeutic break from their other oft constraining aliases. Jazz because they like it and not for the sake of it, a chance meeting with the late Mati Klarweins son at an exhibition in Dublin, led to the icing on the cake as the record is beautifully housed by the artists “Conceptual Tree” painting.
3 Track 12 from new but not new artist Anno Stamm. An alias of Berlin producer Lars Stöwe aka Anstam who has been one of our favourite producers around All City towers these last few years. Original with a capital O, Anno Stamm is allowing him to fiddle about in the undergrowth even further. Raw and twisted, dark with a dash of colour and heavy with the drums. 3 tracks in all, and those of a certain vintage should be able to spot the sample on lead track “I Still have the Photographs”. As always for those to whom such things matters – theres the usual full colour shrink-wrapped artwork with a download code.
**Vinyl Only** Following on from Austin Peralta and Ras G, we’re up to the penultimate record in this small series, heading eastwards where the nomadic, industrious Machinedrum applies his spur of the moment style to the 1979 Sun Ra classic – Door of the Cosmos. A slightly different take from the previous two, but equally as experimental in its own right, his trademark frenetic psychedelic high speed beats are at work here for a truly unique interpretation of one of Sun Ra’s most recognisable works. All the covers come with bespoke cover art via Stephen Serrato and photographer Simon Wald-Lasowski and this looks like their best yet.