Rhythm and Roots Radio – Volume 17

As Spring creeps around the corner in the Northern hemisphere we are back with a sunshine filled April episode of Rhythm and Roots, hosted by the lovely people at Groovalizacion Radio and presented by myself, El Búho. For this month’s episode we trot all over the world with tunes from the likes of Romare, Matas, Omulu and some classic tunes from Rui Mingas, Los Hermanos Tuiran and Franco.

For Episode 17 our artist focus is Italian producer Clap! Clap! who has been making waves for his super unique productions, blurring lines between breakbeat, electronica, techno, african tribal, cumbia and whatever else in between! Listen on Mixcloud, download on Soundcloud and check out the full tracklist after the break.

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El Buho – El Tecolote Canta (Antartek Records)

El Tecolote Canta is the new El Buho EP via the purveyors of Latin American futurism Antartek Records. Six tracks of owlbass patching together ambient textures, Latin American vocals and rhythms, flutes, bass and shimmering and bleeping synths. And what’s more, it is all for free download!

Download the whole thing here FREE and go to Antartek Records for more information.

Rhythm & Roots Volume XI (El Buho)

Getting into the Christmas spirit over here at RnR we have an early present for your ears: Rhythm & Roots Volume XI. The mix is a 36 minute veritable Christmas dinner of music with trifle to boot. Volume XI sits comfortably at 100 BPM, weaving together a multitude of genres, tempos and locations. It is filled with mash-ups, remixes and exclusives (tracklist and links after the jump). I like to think of it as patchwork music or a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings (whichever metaphor you prefer…)

There are a couple of tracks  in there from the mysterious but captivating Manchester based producer Holy Other. If you haven’t got your hands on his With U EP released via Tri Angle Records, go out and grab it now. In the words of Boomkat: ” five sumptuous jams occupying the spooked space between R&B, techno and dark ambient.” There are also a couple of exclusive El Buho tracks in the mix, watch this space for more on that.

So, without further ado, from RnR to you: Merry Christmas!

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RnR01: El Buho – A Guide to the Birds of South America

I would like to formally introduce the first release from Rhythm ‘n’ Roots. I have been sitting on this idea for a while now, releasing the odd track with some bird samples on it, but decided this time to take it a step further. The idea behind this EP was to take samples of Amazonian bird calls as the starting block for each song and build it up around that.

Tropical Screech Owl

What better place to search for melody than in birdsong? Having said that…with Amazonian birds, their calls tend to be rather more warbling and hooting than melodic but this, of course, creates a whole different atmosphere. So…Without further ado, I present RnR01: ‘A Guide to the Birds of South America’. Listen and download for free from Bandcamp or below:

Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Volume IX

Rhythm ‘n’ Roots presents RnR Volume IX, a mix of brilliant music released over the past few months around the world, including remixes, mash-ups, re-edits and original material. It is a celebration of musical diversity in the twenty-first century, highlighting how scenes and styles have come together, exchanging ideas and pushing in new directions. Just one example from the mix: A Tribe Called Red, a Native American DJ crew based in Ottawa, Canada remixing Caetano Veloso, a key figure in the 1960s Brazilian Tropicalista counter-culture, in a style itself invented by mashing up two genres from two sides of the world: Moombahton. Listen to the mix for free via Mixcloud or DL here. Tracklist with links and information after the jump, enjoy!

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