Global Roots Radio: Untitled Takeover07.06.19
Global Roots Radio, a weekly dose of experimental, underground music from across all corners of the globe; with independent music and culture at the core.
For this week, there is an Untitled Takeover! Anja Ngozi is joined by Maxwell Owin the mix.
Lonely Table, Anja Ngozi and The Vinyl Factory present a genre-defying collaborative compilation album, Untitled, exploring the enduring themes presented in the culturally iconic work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The LP features seven exclusive collaborations from a curated selection of eighteen emerging and established musicians working in the UK’s explosive underground music scene including Kojey Radical, Mala, Nubya Garcia, Lord Tusk, Joe Armon-Jones, LayFullstop, Coby Sey and Shabaka Hutchings.
Two years in the making and funded by Arts Council England, the album will be released by Lonely Table, Anja Ngozi and The Vinyl Factory.
The project was conceptualised and produced by Lonely Table co-founder Lexy Morvaridi and Anja Ngozi with the aim of demonstrating the intersection between different artistic mediums around a social purpose. Many of the featured artists attended the Barbican Centre exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real, the first large-scale exhibition of Basquiat’s work in the UK, before being given a blank canvas to collaborate on tracks in response to his legacy. The music on the album soon took on a life of its own, continuing a conversation that, 30 years on from the artist’s death, is unfortunately still relevant today.
Basquiat is famously quoted as saying “I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.” This conceptual underpinning pervades the Untitled project, with pertinent themes surrounding identity, representation and social inequality weaving their way through this dynamic collection of tracks.
Other artists featured include Maxwell Owin, LayFullstop, Roxanne Tataei, Moroka, AJ Kwame, Wu-Lu, Lex Amor, Ego Ella May, Confucius MC and Kwake Bass (=CoN+KwAkE=).Listen now Tracklist
Gray – I Wanna Go Back [Plush Safe Records]
Revelation 13:18 Feat. Jean-Michel Basquiat – Old School [UMG]
Gray – Drum Mode [Plush Safe Records]
Gray – Mockingbird [Plush Safe Records]
Rammelzee Vs. K Rob – Beat Bop [Arista]
Wu-Lu & Ego Ella May & Lex Amor – Legend [The Vinyl Factory]
Dizzy Gillespie – Kush
Fab 5 Freddy – Change The Beat (French & English Rap)
Charlie Parker – Be-Bop
LayFullstop, Moroko & AJ Kwame – Broadcast By Chocolate
Children of Zeus Feat. LayFullstop – Fear Of A Flat Planet [First Word Records]
Keem The Cipher – Alpha.
Ego Ella May – Table For One Table For One
Wu-Lu Flare – S.U.F.O.S. – EP
Tirzah Feat. Coby Sey – Devotion
Nubya Garcia – Source (Maxwell Owin Remix)
Nubya Garcia, Mala and Joe Armon-Jones – Scratch and Erase
Mala – Kotos
Mala – Eyez VIP
Digital Mystikz Feat. Spen G – Anti War Dub
Kwake Bass – Marble Ruin
Kwake Bass – The Lean House Step
Babyfather – Killuminati
Joe Armon-Jones – Icy Roads (Stacked)
Sons Of Kemet – My Queen Is Harriet Tubman
Kojey Radical – If Only If Only
Kojey Radical Feat. Mahalia & Swindle – Water
Kojey Radical & Shabaka Hutchings – No Gangster [The Vinyl Factory]