MC White Owl…

Hatchet produced by FatCatHayze with cuts by DJ FredOnes, TME

Three the hard…MC White Owl, producer FatCatHayze and DJ FredOnes bring you the “Hatchet” to hold you down this week. After their well received premiere “Wake Me Up In New York” White Owl and FatCat are prepping to release their EP, Beats, Rhymes, Drugs by sharing a new banger for all you junkies…blast it!!!

Ralfi Pagan…

Never Thought You’d Leave Me…

NYC based DJ Geko Jones has once gone digging in the crates, this time hitting up the Fania archives to work on a remix project of the late Ralfi Pagan, an up and coming Fania star that was tragically murdered while in Colombia in 1978. Though he was taken long ago his music still persists and has now found a new generation of listeners via Jones’ remixes. Check out the stream for Never Thought You’d Leave Me and judge for yourself…

 

Maleem Mahmoud…

The Trance Of Seven Colors…

“Mahmoud Ghania was born in the city of Essaouira in Morocco, on the Atlantic coast. He is the second son of the master of Gnawa music, Maâllem Boubker Guinia (who lived between 1927 and 2000) and the famous clairvoyant and “moqaddema” A’isha Qabral.

The album itself is an amazing journey through free jazz, fusion, tribal and trance Gnawa music. Take your time to enjoy an extraordinary and complex LP, with music that could best be described as ‘healing music’. The combination of different harmonies played on guembri (a traditional three stringed skin-covered bass plucked lute used by the Gnawa musicians) with Pharoah’s (sometimes) brutal and sublime interventions make this record a totally adventurous trip.

Not only is this going to boost your boring day, but you’ll be totally healed after a few auditions. It’s approved by the Maleem (i.e. master).” (Review from: The-Attic.net)