Unlike most entries, which I usually pull from the WABAC Machine, this week's Monday Magick is brand ass-spankin' new. Or at least I think it is. The tune in question is called "The Terror" by a band that goes by the unequivocally magickal moniker The Sorcerers, and it's from a compilation album titled 'Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities : An Introduction to ATA Records' from upstart British indie ATA Records.

From what I gather ATA Records is something like the UK's answer to the Daptone Records family of labels and artists here in the states. Their website describes them as being based out of a studio full of vintage equipment in Leeds. They go on to describe themselves as committed releasing music that hearkens back to "classic 60s & 70s soul, gospel, funk, r&b, jazz, library, big band, film music" made by "great musicians, real instruments, plenty of valves and tape machines". Sounds like new music that's mean to sound old to me.

Well, old, and funky. Which is what "The Terror", an Ethio-Jazz-flavored instrumental, from the otherwise unknown The Sorcerers is...funky. Dig the ominous keys. horns and woodwinds on this! It's got a bit of a Mulatu Astatke meets The Meters sort of thing going on.

The Sorcerers, whoever they may be (the ATA website doesn't currently offer any artist bios), are reportedly preparing an album which ATA says is "coming soon". Hopefully they don't skimp on the eerie sounding occult-themed Funk.

Music is magick!
Posted by El Keter
At 09:43 PM on 05/18/15
Filed under Music

A roomful of allegedly hypnotized participants dance with abandon to "Hypnotized", a simmering slice of soulful Downtempo House, from Paris-based producer/singer Yanis.

"Hypnotized" is currently available via the usual digital retailers.

Posted by El Keter
At 05:27 PM on 05/17/15
Filed under Music

It's been a while since Dutch Soul/Pop crooner Benny Sings has appeared in these pages, but he's back and lending guest vocals to "Don't Sing", an anthemic, piano-driven Electro-Disco jam by French musician DatA.

The humorous, but decidedly macabre, video clip features a wide array of disturbingly violent and sexual images set against the backdrop of a seemingly quiet suburban neighborhood.

"Don't Sing" is from DatA's 'Don't Sing EP' which is out now on the Ekler'O'Shock label.

Posted by El Keter
At 05:17 PM on 05/17/15
Filed under Music

Join The Cloaks, comprised of stalwart denizens of the Cali underground Awol One and Gel Roc, for a visual trip through pretty much all the weird-ass symbolism and imagery that appeals to me and my fucked up sensibilities in the video for "Flight".

"Flight", featuring Gonjasufi, is the latest single from The Cloaks' self-titled 2014 LP, which is still available on the Abolano Records label.

The Cloaks
Posted by El Keter
At 10:22 PM on 05/14/15
Filed under Music

Old-school Soul meets futuristic visuals in the emotionally wrenching sci-fi-themed video for Alabama Shakes' "Sound & Color".

"Sound & Color" is the title track from the Athens, Alabama outfit's sophomore album, which is out now on ATO Records.

Alabama Shakes

Posted by El Keter
At 09:49 PM on 05/14/15
Filed under Music

Doctor Strange

There's nothing "strange" about it, Monday Magick is taking this week off.

We'll be back with another entry of our magickal musical feature next week.
Posted by El Keter
At 09:03 PM on 05/11/15
Filed under Music


Our Clandestine Transmission podcast only keeps evolving!

Each episode just gets better and better!

This week El Keter and Emeyesi introduce some new recording technology which seems to have fixed some of the issues we've been facing and has the transmission sounding better than ever!

We're also funnier than ever! Like, Sarlacc Pit funny!

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1. Nomine "Blind Man"
2. Jamie xx "Gosh"
3. Hot Sugar "Raining Blood"
4. Nosaj Thing "Cold Stares" feat. Chance the Rapper
5. milo "a day trip to the nightosphere" feat. Anderson .Paak
6. Hot Sugar "Slaughter"
7. Young Fathers "Shame"
8. Doomtree "Off in the Deep"
10. Hot Sugar "The Child They Left Behind"
11. Heems "Flag Shopping"
12. Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta"
13. Hot Sugar "Athena"
14. Chromatics "In Films"

Posted by El Keter
At 02:58 PM on 05/10/15
Filed under Podcast

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