New Music Worldwide: Equiknoxx (Bobby Blackbird)

First broadcast date: 13 March 2018

New Music Worldwide is a weekly mix series hosted by Thris Tian.

This week’s New Music Worldwide mix comes from Jamaican party-starting crew Equiknoxx.

Known for their distinctive take on Dancehall, the crew have previously released on Demdike Stare’s DDS label and Manchester party crew Swing Ting‘s label.

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To date, the collective has released two LPs. 2016’s Bird Sound Power is distinctive and radical, comprised of fractured dancehall rhythms, dark soundscapes, and tinges of hip hop. 2017’s Colón Man is more cohesive, taking the dark, psychedelic sounds of the first record further.

This mix comes from Equiknoxx founder and producer Bobby Blackbird. He explores the tracks that have shaped him and Equiknoxx over the past few years.

Tracklist

Raging Fyah – Far Away (JussBuss Acoustic Version) [VP Records]
Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy [Ultra Music]
Sade – Smooth Operator [Epic Records]
Akane – U’re The One [unknown]
Stephen Marley – You’re Gonna Leave (Acoustic Version) [Universal]
Batsumi – Lishonile [Matsuli Music]
Equiknoxx Music – A World of Welsh [DDS]
James Brown – The Big Payback [Polydor]
Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing [Arista]
The Avalanches & Camp Lo – Because I’m Me [XL Recordings]
Kabaka Pyramid – I Alone [Bebble Rock Records]
Equiknoxx Music – So Wi Design Version [DDS]
Christopher Martin – So Wi Design [VP Records]
Vybz Kartel – Mhm Hm (Mhm Hm Riddim) [Jones Ave Records]
Christopher Martin – The Streets (Rae Riddim) [VP Records]
Busy Signal – Di Gun (Man Fi Dead Riddim) [VP Records]
Busy Signal – Stay So (New Box Riddim) [VP Records]
Aidonia – Hot Tool [Unknown]
Tremma – Hello You A Travel [JVP]
Masicka & Shanique Marie – In The Morning [Equiknoxx Music]
Ricky Smith & Jeremy Zucker – Good Days [Unknown]
ODESZA – Always This Late [Counter Records]
Sade – By Your Side (Neptunes Remix) [Epic Records[
Sizzla – Just One Of Those Days (Acoustic Version) [VP Records]
King Tubby – Tubby’s Vengeance Dub [Prophet Records]
The Heptones – Give Me The Right [Studio One]
Alton Ellis – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy [High Note Records]
Steel Pulse – Roller Skates [Elektra]
NERD – Zero 7 (Provider Remix) [Virgin Records]

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