Here’s something I put together recently and gave it to our friends over at WEIRD MAGIC. I forgot to post it here. It’s a bit obscure. It features John Cage, Nia Long, Hype Williams, Delany, Gianna, Friday, Freud, Macchi, and more.
“an obscure, psychedelic ride from the masterful lamin fofana, who’s consistently impressed me with his productions, djing, mixes, human presence, and now he’s about to begin playing live shows (and will be playing one of our brooklyn events next month, deets to come). safe to say, this man is the truth.” ~ WEIRD MAGIC
Something fresh happening this Saturday night in Brooklyn. Our friends Weird Magic and Cool Places are putting together what sounds like a recipe for disaster or just something very thrilling and amazing! Either way, it’s going to be an exciting and special night, and you will be sad if you miss it.
announcing weird magic sessions, a different kind of party where a revolving cast of djs and sound technicians go head to head, collaborating and exploring new sonic terrain, weaving an eclectic sonic tapestry while you dance. we’ve teamed up with cool places soundsystem to bring you this supremely talented cast of djs and noiseniks. expect the unexpected!
cool places soundystem and weird magic presente
weird magic sessions:
all nite collaboration • improvisation • sound clash
intl tapes (coco zoabi)
weird magic djs (rezzie + colby)
chili mane (janka nabay / skeletons)
@ yay stadium (20 meadow st, bk)
sat 4.28.12 – 11pm-late – all ages – 7 bux
The main track is an original tune by Drexciya and it’s titled “Unknown Journey I”. I’m not doing very much to it. It was recently released on the compilation album Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller I which is out now on Clone. The voice is Malian singer Aminata Diabate. She is singing a classic West African Mandinka song “Autorail”. The voice is very beautiful. I apply some effects – a lot of delay and reverb – and I felt guilty so I let it play, nearly completely w/out any fx, for about a minute at the end. It’s from a Sublime Frequencies release titled Bush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings From Mali. Our friends at Weird Magic and Okayafrica have it up on their sites too.
WFMU’s annual fundraising Marathon event kicked off earlier this week. It runs through March 4th! Pledge your support and win some prizes and help keep fun, freeform independent community radio alive! I host a weekly radio show on Wednesdays 7pm, right before Jace/Rupture’s Mudd Up!
The Embassy is the name of my weekly WFMU radio show. We broadcast at 91.1 FM in New York and 90.1 in the Hudson Valley, and of course we on the internets. You can stream last night’s show and check here for the playlist.
I was quiet for most of 2011 when it comes to releasing original music. To be honest, I was a bit hard on myself. I’m finally getting out of that muck, and feeling ready now. I’m planning to put out several releases this year, on Dutty Artz as well as branching out to other labels.
Please find details for my first release of 2012 below. Titled Dubious Prey, it comes out on limited vinyl January 30th, then a digital release with additional remixes shortly follows. London label Sticks N Stones is releasing it… SNS a small new label owned and operated by my friend Aramac, and distributed by ST Holdings. Artwork, tracklisting, YouTube and SoundCloud previews – all below.
artist: Lamin Fofana
title: Dubious Prey
label: Sticks N Stones Recordings (Distributed by S.T. Holdings, UK)
date: 30th January for vinyl / 27th February for digital
A – Brokedown City
A2 – Dubious Prey
B – Brokedown City (Aramac Remix)
1. Dubious Prey
2. Brokedown City
3. Brokedown City (Aramac Remix)
4. Brokedown City (Svpreme Fiend Mix)
5. Brokedown City (Mayster & Contakt Rebuild)
6. Brokedown City (La Ola Criminal Remix)
Yesterday, XLR8R premiered the first cut from Dubious Prey, “Brokedown City”
NYC-via-Sierra Leone DJ/producer and Dutty Artz affiliate Lamin Fofana is set to release a new EP, Dubious Prey, the follow-up to his 2010 debut EP, What Elijah Said. The new EP features two originals, including this one, “Brokedown City,” a dark but still active piece of techno with a steady four-on-the-floor. The song’s notably tropical percussion is buffeted by potent synth lines, which bleed in and out of the song, and a barely audible vocal sample that occasionally slips into the mix…