When It comes to the trancelike desert beauty of Touareg music, I don't normally associate it with speaker tearing sub-bass.
Belgium's triple threat Tupolev Sound Crash do however. Which is a good thing as they've made this dirty sahara prowler for us. Blending the incredible cyclic vocals of Touareg group Tartit with their own beats they've made this beauty which I'm listening to on a loop.
Tartit - Eha Ehenia (Tupolev Sound Crash RMX)
On friday, I was lucky enough to see the Sublime
Frequencies show in London. Gotta say that both bands were fucking awesome. Doueh from Group Doueh, dressed in white robes, played guitar behind his head Hendrix style. Omar Souleyman was one of the most captivating performers I've seen in ages, stalking the stage backed up by his whispering lyricist, Syrian techno keyboards and electric saz player. If you can, catch them on tour this summer. It was jaw droppingly good.
Then I caught Ghetto Bassquake pal, Gabriel Heatwave tearing it up in Brixton, dropping bombs like his ultra awesome new funky track with Busy Signal on vocals. Absolute FYA!