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Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) - The Trance Mix



Mike Rivard Club dElf The Trance Mix
Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) - The Trance Mix
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2011-08-21

"The crux of Moroccan music is trance. Trance as a quality in music has always attracted me, whether it's an extended James Brown cut, or something by Fela or Steve Reich. I've always sought out music that allows you to forget where and who you are and to break free from the mind's constant chatter", bassist and Club d'Elf founder Mike Rivard said once. Club d'Elf has just released a new and stunning double-album, Electric Moroccoland/So Below (Face Pelt), where jazz, freeform improvisation, rock psychedelia, glitchy turntablism and North African trance melt in one single cauldron. This unexpected Trance Mix brings together the band's friends and musicians and its main influences. Besides, we publish a nice interview of Mike to go along with the mix and a short portrait. Pack and be prepared to reach mystical unknown soundscapes!

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Tracklisting :
01. Hassan Hakmoun and Adam Rudolph - Marahaba (8:20)
(from 'Gift of the Gnawa' / Flying Fish Records 1992)
02. Morphine - Rope On Fire (5:37)
(from 'The Night' / Ryko 2001)
03. Club d'Elf - Sand (5:45)
(from 'Electric Moroccoland/So Below' / Face Pelt Records 2011)
04. Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians (Coldcut Remix) (6:10)
(from 'Reich Remixed' / Nonesuch records 1999)
05. Talking Heads - Listening Wind (4:43)
(from 'Remain In Light' / Sire 1998)
06. Mahmoud Guinia - Sast Demanio (9:23)
(from 'Sast Demanio' album)
07. Medeski Martin & Wood - First Light (8:29)
(from 'Radiolarians I' / Indirecto Records 2008)
08. The Master Musicians Of Jajouka - The Middle Of The Night (5:54)
(from 'Apocalypse Across The Sky' / Axiom 1992)
09. We - Illbient (8:09)
(from 'Axiom Dub-Mysteries of Creation' / Axiom 1997)
10. Khalifa Ould Eide & Dimi Mint Abba - Hassaniya Love Poem (Wana Laily Ya Allah) (5:19)
(from 'Moorish Music From Mauritania' / World Circuit 1992)

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Credits :
Selected by Mike Rivard (Club d'Elf) (clubdelf.com)
Mix and Audio Mastering by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by NR

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GondwanaSound GondwanaSound ·  03 September 2011, 15:32

Genius drop of Talking heads, Listening Wind, really got on the lyrics and its quite a chilling track for today's world. Loving the Mahmoud Guinia too, first came across him on the Awesome Tapes form Africa blog. Peace Brother, great mix, enjoying it enormously whilst stuck in the office with paper work.
Jill


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