It simply felt like a gig to check out, hoping it’d be something outside the box, and then I loved every minute: Paul Simon live in concert. Go see him if you can. His songs were backed up by infectious country and african rhythms. I thought if I could be as bopping, tapping and rolling like him at age 70 plus I’d be stoked. He didn’t talk much, just played a long rhythm set and took his jacket off to show his worked out body. He was cool, and we were dancing in the aisles.
Netherland’s Estroe charted ‘Mahana’ and played it in her radio set. Estroe plays versatile, techno infused sets with room for deep undercurrents, but at the same time very energetic. I remember getting lost in one of her sets in a club in Amsterdam.. and loving it with a thousand other people in the room. Chapeau!
“Rough Peel” was inspired by a gypsy band roaming through inner city, and features Isaac Aesili (Funkommunity) on trumpet. “Mahana” means ‘warm’ in New Zealand’s native Maori tongue.
The tracks delve into a world beneath club hype, where roots, jazz and folk offer escape paths.
Artwork image courtesy of The Kauri Museum
“Love the wonkiness of both tracks. Weird, groovy and hypnotic.”
“Rough Peel has something really cool and deep in it. This music really stands out for the garbage I am getting every day.”
Dj Schwa // Shades Of Gray
seasons change, winds howl, time for a warm up set