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Genre pick of the week Cover of Demedim Mi by Insanlar.
Strap on your seatbelt, stow your baggage and put up your tray table, we're about to take a trip. After the global domination of "Kime Ne" (aided in its world domination by that wild Villolobos mix), digger, DJ and producer Baris K and multi-instrumentalist Cem Yıldız reunite as Insanlar for a life altering 45 minute journy through Anatolian tonality, twisted electronics and esoteric techno.
Entering the trance-like psychic space unlocked via true mastery, Cem Yıldız riffs on a saz phrase for over 50 minutes (slightly redacted here), wordlessly guiding us through regret, melancholy, optimism, ecstasy and understanding, offering ego death on the dance floor or dining table. And Baris, fully interfaced with his modular, joined by home made robots and inventive drum modules, rides the lightening to conjure a cosmic techno groove which transcends basements, buildings and the bindings of our consciousness, breaking through to the other side. Flawless, fearless and free thinking head music, this is undoubtedly a future classic.


Patrick says: Baris K and Cem Yildiz are back as Insanlar, taking us on an epic journey through the psychedelic fringes of the dancefloor where lysergic techno chug meets Turkish instrumentation. Deep and heady, "Demedim Mi" is designed to change lives...



    Originally released on Sunrise Ocean Bender. This is the debut album of Italian Juju. Juju is the incarnation of Sicily-based Gioele Valenti (Lay Llamas, Herself). Used to designate objects, such as amulets, and spells used ceremoniously in West Africa, Valenti broadens the scope of ‘juju’ to encompass a mix of rhythmic psychedelia, ancient myths and Mediterranean neo-paganism. Through the music, JuJu tells the story of an ongoing exodus from Africa that more often than not ends in ignored tragedies at sea, ‘a total defeat for humanity.’ Inspired by sources of Earth magic and soil secrets, JuJu strives to turn that defeat into a celebration of spirit and modern psychedelia. 


    Coloured LP Info: Available on 180-gram transparent yellow vinyl. Limited to 300 hand numbered copies

    Alan Parker / John Cameron

    Afro Rock - 2019 Reissue

    Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of their favourites from the KPM 1000 series.

    They say: Hard Afro Pop featuring large percussive rhythm section and front line.

    We say: One of the best-loved of all the KPM LPs.

    Afro Rock was recorded at Morgan Studios by John Cameron and Alan Parker in London in 1973 as a collection of stripped-down African rhythms, virtuoso jazz instrumentation, fuzzed up wah wah guitars and spaced out library breaks. The percussion is effortlessly funky, and those flutes so melodic, it’s as if the LP was crafted with the beat lovers of the future firmly in mind.

    As Cameron himself described it in Unusual Sounds, this is “heavy duty drum-and-bass salsa music”.

    As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for "Afro Rock" comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

    And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!


    Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes.

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