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Get Hype #1: Shangaan Electro

Get Hype #1: Shangaan Electro
(author: Rick)

I’m going to give a quick dissertation on what I intend “Get Hype” to be as a continued series of posts.  Feel free to skip ahead a couple paragraphs to read about this album. 

Every so often a person will ask me what I’m listening to or if I can recommend them anything.  Fact is, most of the time I don’t feel right recommending things to people I’m not intimately familiar with.  This is not to say I always come up empty with recommendations in person, but usually those recommendations are colored by what I might know of the asker’s tastes.  What if this music that I recommend is way off-base with this person’s personal leanings?  What if that discolors everything I say from that point on?  Well, that’d suck at the very least.  However, I’ve come to realize I don’t mind getting excited in general about anything on the internet (where the reader can instantaneously check these things out and make their own mind up).  In “Get Hype” I’ll spoon feed that information over.

I’ve already seen half-year best-of lists.  I think those are pretty silly.  We’ve had a few reviews up on our site lately too.  I might even do one or many in the future.  This doesn’t quite fit in those categories.  Some things just get me excited about music all over again.  Last year’s Cloaks album did that for me (which was on my year-end best-of 2009 list [yes, still silly]).  “Get Hype” is going to be reserved for albums that get me excited and perhaps even challenge my musical sensibilities (I do enjoy a challenge from time to time).  It won’t be a review so much as a general statement of, “Yo, I think this album is the bees’ knees, yo. I can totally jive to this, my doggies!  It is stupid fresh awesome def cool tubular to the max!”  Get it?  Get hype!

Various Artists “Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa” (Honest Jon’s Records)

So, here is the record that inspired this post.  Enjoy all the cut up reviews and videos and links.

“On the new compilation Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa, you can find 12 songs released by the Nozinja Music Productions studio in Soweto between 2006 and 2009.

Shangaan is dance music. It is electronically music based on the South African traditional music that’s popular in the areas between Johannesburg, Limpopo and Mozambique. It is an extremely fast and energetic hyperactive hybrid of the traditional mbira, or thumb piano, and synthesizers that can reach 180 beats per minute.  This genre is super popular in South Africa and tens of thousands of Shangaan records are sold each year. ” (The Smell Of Music)

“We don’t use the sounds of the hip-hop guys, or the afro-pop, or whatever, we’re using Shangaan sounds. The traditional Shangaan music is fast. You play it slow, they won’t dance.
Firstly it was played with bass and lead guitar. I’m the one revolutionized it, because when I came I didn’t use any guitar or any bass, I just used marimba and the organs. We are not using the live bass, we are using the marimba bass which is played from the organ. A small sample of voices, that’s what I specialize in. We use them in English. Those are the new aspects they never had before. At first people thought I was mad, and now it’s the in-thing” – Richard/Nozinja To Wills Glasspiegel, January 2010. (Honest Jon’s Records)

“The collection – lovingly compiled by Mark Ainley and Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound, Hard Wax) – is hugely entertaining, and a fascinating insight into a musical phenomenon that has, up till now, been little-known outside of South Africa….it’s guaranteed to have you grinning like a loon” (FACT)

(And of course you can find more by clicking on the links in the videos.)

REDSCROLL has this for sale in the store on both LP and CD.

If you’d like to buy it through us online you can buy it on LP here: Shangaan Electro LP. You can buy it on CD from us here: Shangaan Electro CD

28th of January 2009 Update of New and Key Restocks

28th of January 2009 UPDATE of New and Key Restocks
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s:
Blackened “This Means War”
Black Moth Super Rainbow “Do You Want To Be In A Cult” PICLP
Blatz / Filth “Shit Split”
Breeders “Title TK”
Cardopusher “Milk Thistle”
Clouds “We Are Above You” 2LP
Costa, Gal “Gal Costa”
Crystal Antlers “EP”
Deathspell Omega / SVEST (SPLIT LP)
Devo “Mongoloids”
Drumcorps “Grist”
Dukes, The “The Dukes”
Eno, Brian / Moebius / Roedelius “After the Heat”
Extrawelt “Mind Over…”
Eyehategod “Dopesick (Bondage Cover)”
Eyehategod “In The Name Of Suffering”
Falcon, The “God Don’t…” (10″)
Foals “Olympic Airways”
Franz Ferdinand “Tonight” 180gram
Friendsound “Joyride”
Godflesh “Godflesh”
Grimm, Larkin “Parplar”
Group Bombino “Agadez Vol. 2”
Harm’s Way “Reality”
Harvey Milk “The Singles”
Headphones “Headphones”
Hospitals “Hairdryer Peace”
Jay Dee “Yancey Boys Instrumentals” 2LP
Jazzsteppa “Jakin”
Jesu / Eluvium (SPLIT LP)
Jorge, Ben “Forca Bruta”
Joy Division “Unknown Pleasures” 180gram
Joy Division “In The Studio With Martin Hannett” 2LP 180gram
La Otracina “Blood Moon Riders”
Laidback Luke & A-Trak “Shake It Down”
Lifetime “Background”
Lover “Gather In The Graveyard”
Merzbow “Protean World”
Mr. Bungle “Disco Valante” (Green w/ 7″)
MV & EE With The Golden Road “Drone Trailer”
Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Pattern Is Movement “All Together” (DLX+DNLD)
Royal Trux “Twin Infinitives”
Royal Trux “Royal Trux”
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder “Living…”
Saft, J. “Black Shabbis”
Satyricon “Age of Nero”
Screeching Weasel “My Brain Hurts” Gatefold
Six Organs Of Admittance “RTZ” 3LP
Skull Defekts “Drone Drug”
Sleep “Holy Mountain” PICLP
Sleep “Holy Mountain” (Reg. Version)
Bruce Springsteen “Working On A Dream” (+DNLD)
Staton, Candi “His Hands”
Sufjan Stevens “Michigan”
Sufjan Stevens “Illinoise”
Sun Kil Moon “Tonight The Sky” (We have both the Black and White versions.)
Tall Firs “Too Old To Die Young”
Titus Andronicus “Airing Of Grievances”
Tool “Undertow”
Trail of Dead “Madonna”
T.S.O.L. “Fuck You Tough Guy”
Various Artists “Waking Up Scheherazade”
Various Artists “Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples” 2LP
Various Artists “Rubble 6: The Clouds Have Groovy Faces”
Wavves “Wavves”
Weird Weeds “Hold Me”
Winterpills “Central Chambers”
Zomby “Zomby EP (HDB 016EP)”

16 “Bridges To Burn”
Animal Collective “Merriweather Post Pavilion”
Atmosphere “God Loves Ugly” (+DVD)
Baker, Aidan “Green & Cold”
Beherit “Werewolf Semen And…”
Blackened “This Means War”
Cattle Decapitation “Harvest Floor”
Clouds “We Are Above You”
Deathspell Omega “Chaining the Katechon”
Deathspell Omega “Veritas Diabo…”
DJ Signify “Of Cities”
Exodus “Impact Is Imminent”
Flying Saucer Attack “Mirror”
Hunches “Exit Dreams”
Jay Dee “Yancey Boys Instrumentals”
Karma To Burn “Karma To Burn”
Lymbyc System / This Will Destroy You (SPLIT CD)
Marked Men “Ghosts”
Matt & Kim “Grand”
Meatmen “Rock N Roll Juggernaut”
MGR Y Destructo Swarmbots “Amigos De La Guitarra”
Mouthpiece “Can’t Kill…”
MV & EE With The Golden Road “Drone Trailer”
Nana Grizol “Love It Love It”
KK Null “Oxygen Flash”
Ofermod “Tiamtu”
Joe Preston & Daniel Menche “Cerberic” (+DVD)
Rapoon “Obscure Objects Of Desire”
Reel Big Fish “Fame Fortune and Fornication”
Reich / Kraftwerk “Electric…”
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder “Living…”
Six Organs Of Admittance “RTZ” 2CD
Skullflower “Desire For A Holy War”
SVEST “Le Diable Est Ma Raison”
Tesco Vee’s Hate Police “Gonzo…”
Umbra Nihil “Borderland Rituals”
Vacant Coffin “Sewer Skullpture”
Wicked Witch “Chaos 78-86”
Wino “Punctuated Equilibrium”
Wolfbrigade “Comalive”
Young Governor (Greg Wood) “Virginia Creeper”

Black Cobra “Interceptor”
Born Bad “Tie One On: Demo”
Chopper “Kvlt As Fvck”
Cold Shoulder “Patriot”
Come Ons “Lulaby”
Die Kreuzen “Cows And Beer”
Digital Leather “Assault”
Digital Leather “Suckface – Eurotour”
Disfear / Doomriders
The Effort “From Our Mist”
Gentleman Jesse And His… “A Seasonal…”
King Khan & BBQ Show “Animal Party” (w/ Book)
Pressure “Beasts”
Rammers “Nuclear Chevalier”
Today And Everything After “TAEA”

Kick That Habit: A Sound Movie By Peter Liechti
My Bloody Valentine (Original, Spec. Ed.)

17th of August 2008 Update of New and Key Restocks

17th of August 2008 Update of New and Key Restocks
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s:
2AM/FM “Electronic Justice”
Ellen Allien “Out Remixes”
Annihilation Time “II”
A Wilhelm Scream “Career…”
Bad Religion “Recipe for Hate”
Bad Religion “Process of…”
Choking Victim “No Gods”
Cockpunch “Attack”
Cross Examination “Menace II Sobriety”
Cure “Three Imaginary Boys (PicLP)”
Bob Dylan “Highway 61”
Everytime I Die “Last…”
Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes (+Sun Giant EP)”
Hot Water Music “Forever…”
Ida “My Fair My Dark EP”
L’anteitam “Arthur Carr”
Motion City Soundtrack “Even”
Nine Inch Nails “The Slip (180 Gram + 24pg booklet)”
Oneida “Wedding”
Off with Their Heads “From the Bottom”
Paintbox “Earth Ball Sports”
Paintbox “Screaming, Shout…”
Ragga Twins “Step Out! Part 1 (2LP)”
Ragga Twins “Step Out! Part 2 (2LP)”
Refused “Shape of Punk to Come”
Don Rimini “Kick ‘n’ Run”
Warcry “Not So Distant Future”
Wolves in the Throne Room “Two Hunters”
Tappa Zukie “Dub Em”

Aerovons “Resurrection (+4 Bonus Tracks)”
Ceremony “Still, Nothing”
Chemlab “Burnout at the Hydrogen Bar”
Cockpunch “Attack”
Cross Examination “Menace II Sobriety”
Dr. Acula “Below Me”
TS Geisel “5000 Fingers”
Kids Like Us “80’s Are Dead”
Ennio Morricone “Trippier”
My Epic “I am Undone”
New Lows “New Lows”
Off with Their Heads “From the Bottom”
Pocahaunted “Island Diamonds”
Raspberries “Very Best of”
Red House Painters “Ocean Beach”
Red House Painters “Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)”
Red House Painters “Songs for a Blue Guitar”
Stoner Kebab “Imber Vulgi”
Zozobra “Bird of Prey”

Cheap Tragedies “Cheap Tragedies”
Colin of Arabia “Snitch”
Convicted “Unconquered”
Double Negative “Raw Energy”
HeWhoCorrupts “Microeconomics”
Logic Problem “Logic Problem”
Low Vision “Touch the Truth”
New Lows “New Lows”
Sex Vid “Nests”

Caddyshack/Blazing Saddles/Strange Brew (3-Pack)
Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
Escape from Sobibor
Rancid: Music Videos 1993-2003
Legends of the Shadowless Sword
This is the Lower Class Brats

Periodicals & Miscellaneous:
Arthur #30 July 2008 (FREE Magazine)
Straight Edge License Frame (Yes, it is exactly that.)

10th of August 2008 Update of New and Key Restocks

10th of August 2008 Update of New and Key Restocks
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s:
Abe Vigoda “Skeleton”
Tony Allen “Lagos Shake (2xLP)”
Anaal Nathrakh “Hell Is Empty…”
Anti-Nowhere League “We Are the League (PicLP)”
Astro/Hiroshi Hasegawa “Live”
Atlas Sound “Let the Blind (2xLP)”
Black Moon “Enta Da Stage”
Brian Jonestown Massacre “Just Like Kicking Jesus (Color)”
Byrds “Fifth Dimension”
Clinic “funf”
CSS “Donkey”
Cut Copy “In Ghost Colours”
Defiance Ohio “Great Depression”
Endless Blockade/Hatred Surge
Ergs “Dork Rock Cork Rod”
Faint “Fasciination”
Charlotte Gainsbourg “5:55”
Iron Maiden “Somewhere Back in Time (Best of)”
Kalbata “Shooting Range”
Leila “Blood Looms and Blooms”
K. Makoto “We Dont Know”
Meneguar “The In Hour”
Nas “Nas (Explicit)”
Ninjasonik “Tight Pants EP”
Conor Oberst “Conor Oberst”
Oneida “Preteen Weaponry”
Pygmy Lush “Mount Hope”
Ragga Twins “Step Out! Pt. 1 (2xLP)”
Skream “Hedd Banger”
Stereolab “Margerine Eclipse”
Stereolab “Serene Velocity: Anthology (2xLP)”
Stereolab “First of Microbe”
Tricky “Council Estate”
Various Artists “ZZK Sound Vol. 1”
Wareika Hill Sounds
Wolves in the Throne Room “Two Hunters”

Acid Mothers Temple “Acid Motherly”
Architects “Ruin”
Astro/Hiroshi Hasegawa “Echo”
Asva “Futurists Against…”
Bass Communion “Molotov”
Maurizio Bianchi “Armagheddon”
Chrome “Chrome Box (3xCD Deluxe Edition)”
Clinic “funf”
CSS “Donkey”
Deadbird “Twilight Ritual”
Kevin Drumm “Imperial Distortion (2xCD)”
Eat Skull “Sick to Death”
Endless Blockade “Primitive”
ESG “A South Bronx Story”
Faint “Fasciination”
Gorgoroth “True Norwegian… (Live Grieghal)”
Keiji Haino “New Rap”
Hawthorne Heights “Fragile Future”
Tim Hecker “Mirages”
Helms Alee “Night Terror”
Ida “My Fair My Dark EP”
Leila “Blood Looms and Blooms”
Lukas Ligeti “Afrikan Mach”
Muslimgauze “Jah-mearab”
Nine Inch Nails “The Slip”
Norma Jean “Anti Mother”
Conor Oberst “Conor Oberst”
One Day as a Lion “One Day as a Lion”
Oneida “Preteen Weaponry”
Oxford Collapse “Bits”
Pentemple “O))) Presents”
Pole “Pole 1 2 3 (3xCD)”
Thee Oh Sees “Sucks Blood”
Tickley Feather “Tickley Feather”
U.S. Christmas “Eat the Low Dogs”
Various Artists “Ed Banger Records Vol. III”
Various Artists “A Perfumed Garden Vol. 1”
Zozobra “Bird of Prey”
Zs “Hard EP”

Dark Meat/Diplo (Whirlychunk)

Blind Dead Collection (Coffin Box)
Machine Girl
Still We Ride
The Tracey Fragments
Xanadu (Magical Music Edition)

3rd of August 2008 Update of New and Key Restocked Items

3rd of August 2008 Update of New and Key Restocked Items
at Redscroll Records

LPs & 12″s:
A Wilhelm Scream “Career Suicide”
Beck “Modern Guilt”
Black Moon “Enta Da Stage”
Blind Faith “Blind Faith”
Billy Bragg “Mr. Love & Justice”
Coldplay “Viva La Vida”
Cold World “Dedicated to…”
Cream “Disraeli Gears”
Crystal Castles “Crystal Castles (2LP)”
Danzig “Lost Tracks of Danzig (180 gram)”
Death from Above 1979 “You’re a Woman…”
Dustheads “Little Pieces”
Fiery Furnaces “Blueberry Boat (2LP)”
Iron & Wine and Calexico “In the Reins”
Iron Maiden “Somewhere Back in Time…”
King Khan and the Shrines “Supreme Genius of (2LP)”
Leila “Blood Looms and Blooms (2LP)”
Javier Navarrete “Pan’s Labyrinth Soundtrack (180 gram)”
Polvo “Shapes”
Portishead “The Rip (single sided 12″, etched on the flip)”
Pygmy Lush “Mount Hope”
Rancid “Let’s Go (2×10″)”
Ratatat “Classics”
Ratatat “LP3”
Jay Reatard “Singles 06-07 (2LP)”
Shai Hulud “Misanthropy Pure”
Wolves in the Throne Room “Diadem of 12 Stars (2LP)”

Baphomets Horns “Perpetrators…”
Brian Jonestown Massacre “Just Like Kicking Jesus”
George Carlin “What am I Doing in New Jersey?”
Deadbird “Twilight Ritual”
Grand Magus “Iron Will”
Mike Ladd “Nostalgiator”
Misery Signals “Controller”
Moonsorrow “Tumilyrsky”
Mouth of the Architect “Quietly”
Offsides “It’s a Struggle”
Plasmatics “New Hope/Metal Priestess”
Signs of Hope “Choices…”
Spiritualized “Songs in A & E”
Wolves in the Throne Room “Diadem…”

Fucked Up “Year of the Pig”
Gaslight Anthem “Sound of ’59”
Inert “Inert”
Kingdom “9 Lives”
Positive Noise “No Hardcore”
Reprobates “Stress”
Warkrime “Tighten Up”

Daddy, Darling
The Horrors of Malformed Men
Lips of Blood
Madame O
Permanent Midnight
Virgin Witch

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