Your new slimline SESHWYN is back and we're still feeling pretty good.
After shedding a few songs (how much does a song weigh?), removing the burden of expectation from the England football team and hell, Hanra even had a haircut for the first time since we've been making this thing so the times they really are a-changing.
Well actually, that's where the changes end. We're still promoting the weird and wonderful worldwide music that we stumble across each month and bring you the high-grade nonsense that you've come to know and love/tolerate.
Episode 23 of the SESHWYN PODCAST is live right now.
Fly Anakin is an underground rapper hailing from Richmond, Virginia and is one part of the 12 man deep clique Mutant Academy.
'Dimes & Quarters' is a standalone track that was recently unearthed by producer and SESHWYN alumni Cashby (from way back in Episode 1) which he describes as "a lost gem conceived on a starry summer Richmond night in a haze of blunt smoke."
They're not necessarily breaking any boundaries with this one but it's hard not to get down to the old school inspired sound.
Christy came through with the dreamy tones of Mücha and I've been bumping it ever since. There's really not much info out there about this illusive musician but we do know that Mücha is the alias of London based multi instrumentalist and composer Amanda Butterworth.
Looks like she put out out a limited edition run of cassettes for her first release The Colour Of Longing back in 2016 but only surfaced again in June 2018 to drop this Misc. Works album/compilation on the Misc. label. Once again she released it on cassette tape but this time with a lenticular cover of some clouds, but sadly not lenticular clouds. She really missed a trick there.
Hanra brought us the once-lost-now-found music of Brooklyn rapper Boostin' Kev. With only a few singles to his name, his Demo tape has only recently seen the light of day after being uploaded online and Hanra takes us straight in with track one, which presumably had a title but for now remains missing.
The best description that I've found of him is: "Boostin’ Kev was a quadruple threat. An MC, producer, DJ – and a threat to any self-respecting clothing shop’s racks." Such is the way of the Lo-Lifes, the Polo Ralph Lauren sporting gang that doesn't know how to dress down that Kev was a huge part of, and which also contributed to the crime that ultimately led to Kev's untimely demise, where he was found hanging in a jail cell.
RIP Boostin' Kev.
Being hailed as the best band in London is a big accolade for anyone, let alone a group like Black Midi who have technically only released one song.
Typically aloof (as any self-respecting Post-Punk band should be), they've managed to generate hype by not saying anything at all and yet every music critic in the land is at a fever-pitch for these youngsters. Their fellow South-Londoners Shame even took Black Midi on tour and demanded people come early to see their support slot, calling them “Disturbingly brilliant."
Christy chose to play us one of their untitled live sessions from Flesh and Bone Studios which is arguably stronger than their debut single 'bmbmbm'. Whilst it's too early to label them just yet, they remind me of a mix between Ought and Battles and I'm very intrigued to see what comes next from these guys.
The other 5 tracks we played this episode have all graced the EVERYTING SESHWYN Spotify playlist, presented below for your listening pleasure. Follow now and forever be enlightened.
No WHO WOULD WIN questions this time around (it's way too hot to fight to the death) so instead we've opted for some friendly competition to decide which of your hosts found the best Random Country track this time around.
Did you like Christy's (potentially cheating) Disciplin A Kitschme from Serbia, Hanra's (brother's find) Otroci Socializma from Slovenia, or my brand new gem by Faizal Ddamba Mostrixx from Uganda? Vote over @SESHWYN now to potentially break hearts or inflate an ego.
That's it for another month, we hope to see you again at the end of August. Until then, look after yourselves and one another.
Peace and love.