Set up by D.WattsRiot, Ear Conditioning is a new label that started life as a radio program only to mutate into an entity representing local and international artists including Gonjasufi, Mutamassik, Socos Dúo, Grenouille and King L Man – who features on the A-side of the label’s first release.
Featuring the soulful vocal talent of Earl 16 (Studio One, Leftfield, Dreadzone), ‘Vultures Bazaar’ dives head first into the “current(cy) situation“, the globalitarian power-play of economics presented as ‘democracy’. A world where the fattest cats get fatter and fatter still, while poverty could be eliminated at the push of an ‘enter’ key.
The AA side features a 2013 update by LV of ‘Abantu’ by The Mighty Zulu Nation, a choir from Durban, South Africa. LV’s afro-futurist ‘Sebenza’ (Hyperdub) album’s vocal content was based around South African MCs and this joyful excursion provides a great foundation for the majestic vocals of this 12 piece group.
2013 will see Ear Conditioning releasing albums by Socos Dúo, Grenouille and King L Man.
Release Date: 27th May 2013
Format 10” Vinyl
Cat No. EARV001
A: King L Man: ‘Vultures’ Bazaar’ featuring Earl 16
AA: The Mighty Zulu Nation ‘Abantu’ – Remixed by LV