2008/09/19

in between places quickie

blogging in madrid right now enroute to morokko during a 5 hour lay-over but these guys just gave me unlimited online access woooooohoooooo! :D anyone have any suggestions on where to go in Marekesh or Tangier and where to shop for THE RAI?????

i think this unstoppable fire is actually Algerian, but with more than a touch of morokko to my ears... am i making non-sense?

this massive, massive tune is exactly the sort of thing that gets me hype these days when so much leaves me drowsy: minimal, streamlined, modern, yet completely traditional, with those wikkid tones, that relentlessness... untainted by cheesy mainstream western club dance pop hiphop whatever (like so much modern rai - not that there´s anything wrong with that, but it ain´t the same kinda heat as this.)

anyone have any recommendations along these lines please speak up.

also, run don´t walk to the 1 or 2 record shops left standing in your town (or amazon or boomkat or whereever) and pick up Dusk and Blackdown´s Margins Music NOW.

going to leave the proper wax and wane for others more inclined, but if you enjoyed my Fusion mix... this is some serious (sorry for using this phrase) next level shit right here. post post-modern, post post-colonial cultural politics... forget all that, just beautiful music which transcends borders.

ok that´s all for now. have to go buy a 5 euro little bottle of water before i pass out... booyaka booyaka!

15 comments:

rachel said...

no specific places - most shops are uber small just walk in and ask for recs, most people will just let you play their cds until you find what you like. I would hear songs playing everywhere and then like hum them back to shopkeepers until they played the right track. In Marrakesh i wouldnt recommend buying music too close to the main souk - its a capitalistic frenzy and fun in its way but i found it not always the best place to chill and engage when i wanted to buy music.

rachel said...

Oh & btw, that track is definitely Algerian, and i might be talking out of my ass but the sound may actually be more Tunisian than Moroccan. I have a hard time telling rai sub genres apart but i think that style is called gasba or is gasba influenced?

rangefinder said...

I recommend going to the Jemaa Al Fna in the evening and try to find the Hamadasha Brotherhood performing. Mind blowing stuff!

zhao said...

thanks a lot rachel! have tried once but not much success. will explore cd shops away from center today... gasba huh? i will see if this name brings anything up...

have not run into hamadasha bros yet but i stay close to jemaa so hopefully.

cheers

Chris said...

Maybe this comment will sound a bit desconnected but... do you think you can re-upload "aus den sieben tagen" 7 cd from Stockhausen?? Rapidshare links are dead... thanks and sorry, but I didn´t know were to post!

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Enrique said...

Hope you're getting fun and lotsa music in your trip Zhao. // Cheers, Enrique (Mexico)

Anonymous said...

a rai track screwed & chopped:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkHrTFjMHHQ

zhao said...

haha that's really weird.

the voices of southern rappers seems to work better slowed down or maybe it's just that we are used to it?

i would use the instrumental parts though if i had the original

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Maroc randonnées said...

that's really weird hank you

Location de voiture Maroc said...

i would use the instrumental parts though if i had the original

New Gadgets said...

In Marrakesh i wouldnt recommend buying music too close to the main souk