I’ve been traveling a lot in the last few days, and managed to get back into Kafkaville from Tbilisi just before the volcano, so I didn’t have the opportunity to do my typical record shopping. Nevertheless I managed to get a few gems this week, including the new compilation “Osunlade Presents Yoruba Gold,” which is a really good sampler of the soulful downtempo grooves Yoruba has made famous. I also managed to find a couple of classic records, “Mose Allison Sings” and Michael Franks’ excellent “The Art of Tea.”
The Twelves continue to put out great new remixes, and this week I got to play Two Door Cinema Club’s “Something Good Can Work (THE TWELVES remix)” and Husky Rescue’s “The Sound Of Love (The Twelves remix).”
The Twelves come from Rio de Janeiro, and while their work is really rhythmic, it’s going in a different direction than traditional Brazilian music, which is something Cibelle has also managed to do on her new single, “Man From Mars.”
But for me the coolest track this week is from Mayer Hawthorne and the County. His version of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” and the accompanying video, left me feeling pretty homesick, I must admit.
As usual, here is the setlist as a Google spreadsheet.