[Music] El Mahdy Jr. – Raï Dubs

El Mahdy Jr. is a composer and beatmaker originally from Alergia, but who is now hailing from Turkey.  His work is informed by VERY heavy dub (his dad, apparently, had quite an awesome collection) and sampling.  Very creative.

[Music] Hoodna Orchestra – Yelben/Beza (Single)

Ethiopian music is doing rather well in Israel, if this new single by the Hoodna Orchestra is any indication of what’s going on there. The first track is a warm paean to old 60s and 70s music out of Addis Ababa, and the next is pure dub meatiness.