October 14th, 2009

Masala Mini Mix

I’ve been listening to the MasalaCISM radio show for years, so it was a thrill to finally make it over to the studio when I was in Montreal last weekend. Extra bonus: Poirier and Dub Boy (in from Bristol for Karnival v.1) were also Bendude‘s guests that evening.

Benoit started red hot with uptempo dancehall, funana, and kuduro, and Dub Boy’s mix is on some hard hitting funky bashment vibes, so I hope my 90 bpm-ish interlude is a welcome shift in tempo if not mood and not too discordant with the flow. I’ve been playing about half my sets these days in the 80-100 range, letting me mix old school kraut electro with nueva cumbia with all kinds of hip-hop with any manner of dubwise, leftfield bass excursions, and I felt like representing that.

Plus, I definitely wanted to play that ol’ bouncy, cracklin Ghis track, since he was there and all, & Kiddid‘s bonafide burner, “O Dela,” which I think I’ve played in just about every set for the last, I dunno, six months or more. Dude really needs to put that joint out.

Here’s the tracks in a list* —

Kraftwerk, “The Man Machine”
El Remolon ft. Fauna, “Revienta”
Poirier, “Don’t Smile, It’s Post-Modern”
KidDid, “O Dela”
Anti-Pop Consortium, “Reflections”
Chancha Vía Circuito ft. Kumbha Kethu, “Bosques Vía Temperley”
Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program, “Lisa Bonet”
Frikstailers, “Onda Miercolera”
Mad Professor, “50 Pence Dub”
Roots Manuva, “Man Fi Cool”
A Tribe Called Quest, “Start It Up”

And [update!], since Hua called it tasty and all, here’s a rip of the mini set on its own —

w&w, masalaCISM radio, 3oct09 (18min, 42mb)

Hear the whole show here. & if you’re the subscribing type, definitely sign on to the Masala podcast. C’est bon!

* obv, big props to the ZZK crew too, who are responsible for 3 of the 11 tracks I dropped


  • 1. wayneandwax.com » B&hellip  |  October 18th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    […] partial to the tracks that make like cinderblocks wrapped in rubberbands. (Like the one I played in my radio set for the Masala boyz. [mp3 […]

  • 2. pierre-et-le-loop  |  November 3rd, 2009 at 8:56 am

    nice to see some ZZK/masala/cism/mtl love. ?twoot?

  • 3. wayneandwax.com » C&hellip  |  February 1st, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    […] Because the show is based out of Toronto, it seemed a fine occasion to talk about my Canadian brethren at Masalacism — what they’ve been up to and how they fit into world music 2.0’s distinctive media ecology. I’ve been reading their blog for many years now, and we’ve collaborated on a variety of things, from gigs (in Montreal and Boston) to radio shows. […]

  • 4. wayneandwax.com » O&hellip  |  February 6th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    […] someone who’s been using Kiddid’s killer tracks as secret weapons for years now, none of that last paragraph comes as a surprise. But it sure whets my appetite for […]


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