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Daily Vibes

2013

Amateurism is a platform for a collective of like-minded souls to share their passion for music via daily “vibes”, general ramblings or regular downloadable podcast mixes.

Amateurism; we measure vibes in strength.​

Daily Vibes

Mahotella Queens - Wozani Mahipi (Hippies Come to Soweto)

Leo Walton

Today's joint comes the wonderful Mahotella Queens trio from South Africa.

We're not going to sit here and pretend like we know a lot about their songs, or even the power of the message they're proclaiming on this one... But, there's a vibe on this that just makes us move - and we know from the title that it's about the arrival of hippies in Soweto. So, on those two levels alone, we dig.

We hope you do too.


Mim Suleiman - Nyuli - Dub mix

Leo Walton

We're still here.......

And we return from a rather lengthy period of silence with a little dancefloor ditty from an all-time Amateurism favourite - the genius that is Mr. Maurice Fulton.

This one is a Dub mix of Zanzibar-born singing legend Mim Suleiman's 'Nyuli', released vinyl only on Running Back in 2010.

As you can expect, it's ace!


Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know

Leo Walton

I've said it before, and i'll say it again... Every now and then I find a record that just blows me away, a record that I find completely infectious and simply have to listen to over and over again.

This, my friends, is that record - right now. To put it short, I think this is 3m10s of perfection.

A fusion jazz-soul-techno-lullaby from 1977. Oh yes - the Jan Hammer Group.

WOW.


Skatebård - Starwatcher II

Leo Walton

Really, really feeling this one. Brought forward by our resident amateur from north of the border, Aymen (aka one half of Battle of the Zoo), this 2010 released cyber-tech jam from Norway's Skatebård is very classy.

As Aymen puts it, he's "dancing in space" and that definitely feels fitting. Starwatcher II manages to feel both clean and smooth, whilst retaining the rawness and stripped back feel that we all love so much. One to just sit back and let it ride, I particularly like the drum break and then switch up from around 6mins - all the best electronic records should have a little surprise at the end if you ask me.

Respect where respect is due.


Wildfire - The Rebels

Leo Walton

Stone. Cold.

This rare 7" from Wildfire is currently giving me goosebumps. Made in 1980 in Trinidad & Tobago, it's just one of those tunes that makes you realise why it's so exciting and rewarding to keep digging deep... And, it helps when you have a crew of like-minded friends doing exactly the same thng - this one was brought forward by Mr. Ru Warner.

I've said it before, and i'll say it again - the man has immaculate taste.

Rebel music. Testify.