Thursday, November 22, 2007

Digital Africa DJ mix from DJ Spooky

Ghost World: A Story in Sound
by Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid

The "Ghost World" mix is all about the multiple rhythms and languages of Africa, but it makes no attempt to give you everything - it's from my record collection. That's why the "story" of the mix is about: polyrhythm, multiplex reality. There's even more current material like the Kuduru sounds of Luanda (who says Techno doesn't exist in Africa!?) and old school hip hop like Zimbabwe Legit from the early 90's of classic "conscious" school hip hop. Yes there's material from Akon, but he gets mixed with Nelson Mandela, or MC Solaar, but I looked for material of his that combined with jazz, so Ron Carter's brilliant bass playing worked out with that. There's even material from my favorite South African composer, Abdullah Ibrahim or vocal outtakes from David Byrne and Brian Eno's "My Life in The Bush of Ghosts" and various guest appearances by African dictator Idi Amin or the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo talking about democracy in Nigeria.

It's a very tasty mix... worth the download :)

Link to "Ghost World: A Story in Sound," by DJ Spooky the Subliminal Kid, produced for the Dokolo Foundation at the Venice Biennial 2007.

If you have problems loading the page you can download the mix directly from HERE.

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