Friday, March 20, 2020

K Civ "Sounds of Merita" (Togo)

Available thru this Bandcamp Exclusive! 
Worldwide release May 1, 2020

K Civ "Sounds of Merita" (Togo) 
1. Togo Drumming Interlude I 
2. Teamwork 
3. Divine Karma 
4. Togo Drumming Interlude II (Yao) 
5. Goro Goro 
6. Kemeni Drumming I 
7. Importance 
8. Ancestors 
9. Hopeful 
10. Kemeni Drumming II 

K Civ puts together an album of all live recordings featuring sounds, music, and drumming from Togo, Merita (Africa). 

Sounds of Merita: 
Merita is the original name for the continent known today as Africa. It is still currently used by ritual societies around the continent and world. The original Medu (hieroglyphics) word when translated reads Meri - Beloved and Tah - Land; Merita - Our Beloved Land. 

Who made north/north and south/south? Who decided the direction to put the maps? “Research suggests that north-south positions on maps have psychological consequences. In general, north is associated with richer people, more expensive real estate, and higher altitude, while south is associated with poorer people, cheaper prices, and lower altitude (the 'north-south bias'). When participants were presented with south-up oriented maps, this north-south bias disappeared.” - wiki

Songs & Recordings:
1. Togo Drumming Interlude I
2. Teamwork
"If you all are one group (team), then work as a team. You all need to have harmony to move forward. If you have success, you need to bring that back to the team."
3. Divine Karma
First Phrase: If your gift comes from the divine world, it’s difficult for a human to break it.
Second Phrase: If somebody talks shit about you, let them do that. You are still going to progress [in your life].
Third Phrase: If you do good things for people, don’t worry about them paying you back. The divine world will pay you for your good deeds.

4. Togo Drumming Interlude II (Yao)
5. Goro Goro
The dance, they call it goro goro (dance of the horse)
“Someone who is above and knows how to ride, to talk to the horse and make him or her follow the rhythm of the music. Everyone has to be doing the right thing because the horse is a deity.”

6. Kemeni Drumming II
7. Importance 
If you call me to come do something for you, it is because you are important to me and I am important to you. Not just anyone can call me and I will come to help them.
8. Ancestors
First Phrase: Asking [Gafara] to enter; asking permission from ancestors and deities to be with them.
Second Phrase: Asking permission from the water spirits (Nana Amína) to be with them.

9. Hopeful
"You are going somewhere feeling hopeful."
10. Kemeni Drumming II

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

K Civ March Music Mayhem Chart

     K Civ March Music Mayhem Chart
1. Loya "Amba" (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
2. Lauryn Hill "Tal Como A Agua" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
3. Kaleta & Super Yamba Band "Jibiti" (Bosq Remix)
4. Auntie Flo "Sun Ritual"
5. Alma Negra "Manta" & "Sega Dub"
6. D'oké "Guiding Star" (D'oké Mix)
7. Quantic feat. Denitia "Nowhere"
8. Pablo Nouvelle "Ugone Ngala"
9. Jimpster feat. Casamena "One"
10. Ancient Deep "Phunk Me Good" (Original Mix)
11. Made in TLV, Mano Negra "Sueno de Solentiname" (Rampa Version)
12. Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela "Rejoice" (Album)
13. Norah Jones "Sunrise Surprise" (Salah Ananse Mix)
14. Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience "Kulun Mankwaleshi"
15. Nicola Cruz "Naeku" (Original Mix)
16. Maajo "Musa Paradisa" (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
17. Marcus Henriksson & Kuniyuki Takahashi "Stream" (J.A.K.A.M. Reconstruction)
18. Martin Kohlstedt "Jingol" (Henrik Schwarz Recurrent)
19. E.O.L. feat. Jasper Street Company "Stand On The Word" (Lost Souls of Saturn Colossians 3.16 Mix
20. Vakula & Kuniyuki "Passage To The Moon" (Kuniyuki Version) & "Session North #1" (Kuniyuki Version)
21. Montezumas Rache "Wu Du Wu"
22. Willi Williams "I'm In Love With You" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
23. Jungle By Night "Spending Week" (Ron Trent Remix) & "Loveboat" (Kuniyuki Remix)
24. Myles Manzanza "Big Deal" (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix) & "Itaru's Phone Booth" (Theo Parrish Remix)
25. Antonio Ocasio "To You I Do Voodoo"
26. Vick Lavender "Shifting Gears" (Vick Lavender's Time Traveler Mix)
27. Sobek feat. Soulholic & 7Options "Gin"
28. The Vision feat. Andreya Triana "Mountains" (Extended Mix)
29. The Bayara Citizens : Alamomo Afrique "Rain Water"
30. D'oké "F.O.L.I."
31. Luciano Perrone "Samba Vocalizado" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
32. Jason Merced "Oya" (Coflo Remix)
33. Sio "Native Language" (Fred Everything Lazy Soul Mix)
34. Kasango feat. Jamie Fallon Smith "One Night" (Acoustic Mix)
35. Kay Sputnik "Sun King" & "Mumakata"
36. Lokkhi Terra feat. Dele Sosimi "Afro Sambroso" (Francesco Chiocci Remix - Rampa Version)
37. Loya "Maddacordion" (Alma Negra Remix)
38. Sugar Bear Johnson "When Your Jones Comes Down" (Ancient Deep Hook Up)
39. Rhythm & Sound "Aerial" (Original Mix)
40. Muddy Waters "Worried Mind" (Jeremy Sole Edit)
41. Abacus "Unknown" (NDATL vinyl)
42. Mr. Raoul K & XtetiQsoul "Trip to Durban" (Night Mix)
43. Sly5thAve feat. Denitia "With You"
44. Los Hermanos Tuiran "Lluvia" (Jeremy Sole Duro Remix)
45. The DangerFeel Newbies "What Am I Here For?" (Kai Alce NDATL Vocal - Danny Krivit Edit)
46. Elton John "Benny and the Jets" (Coflo's Edit for Tsunami)
47. Malik Alston feat. Laronn Dolley "Promise Me Love" (Kai Alce Remix)
48. G Dubs "From Here To Eternity"
49. Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon "Highlife"
50. Tony Allen "Afrocosmic Drums" (Jeff Sharel Mix) 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

K Civ February Music Chart

     K Civ February Music Chart
1. Oveous & Tasha Blank "Breathe In"
2. Antonio Ocasio "La Fievre (The Fever)"
3. Fuminori Kagajo feat. Jaidene Veda "The Blue" (Atjazz Vocal Dub)
4. Joe Claussell "Makussa Part Three - Afrikan Basement" (vinyl version)
5. Death On the Balcony "Shift the Perspective"
6. Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft "In Spite of Everything"
7. Blaze "We Are One" (Coflo Remix)
8. DJ Raff "Resistencia" (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix)
9. Kamasi Washington "Askim" (Kai Alce Interpretation)
10. Keith Barrow "A World of Lonely People" (Joe Claussell Edit) 
11. Glass Slipper "The Climb" (Original Mix)
12. Sailor Jane "Afro Blue" (Coflo Afro Soul Remix)
13. Art Jones feat Shana "Umhlaba"
14. Branko & Dengue Dengue Dengue "Lucuma"
15. Mos Def "Umi Says" (SinSay Remix)
16. Galaxy 2 Galaxy feat. Cornelius Harris, Christa Robinson, & DJ Dex "Return of the Dragons"
17. Lady Alma "It's House Music" (Feel It Mix)
18. Naoki Serizawa "El FInal Del Verano"
19. Quart "Inspiration" (Richard Earnshaw's Inner Spirit Extended Mix)
20. Kuniyuki feat. Sona Diabate "Afric Univers" (Piek Rework)

Friday, February 7, 2020

K Civ "Live Set @ Grassfed"

K Civ "Live Set @ Grassfed Disco" (2.7.20)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Grassfed Disco - February 7, 2020

Grassfed Disco: A gathering for Disconauts, House heads, Lovers, Haters and Burners. Creating a space for all to awaken themselves with euphoric dance and music. A shared goal of cultivating our local scene, feeding our local community. Come let yourself loose with a positive environment of Disco, boogie and love. ♥

Friday February 7, 2020
Grassfed Disco @ Zuzu
Central Square Cambridge, Ma
$5 before 11pm $10 after
K Civ
GMGM B2B Bobby Digi
Amber Jamz

More Artist Info:

K Civ (Immers Music)

For 20+ years K Civ (aka KC Hallett) has brought healing, empowerment and joy to many lives through music. K Civ's passion with music began as a dance enthusiast who traveled hundreds of miles from all over New England and NY frequenting many venues including "The Loft" in Boston and "Shelter" in New York City. However an injury which could have been perceived as a misfortune actually was the opportunity for a transition that allowed him to manifest his love of music by bringing it to others. He started collecting and mixing records to keep him involved with the music he loved. It started with just Deep House music but has branched out into many genres of music. As he stays true to the House music sound he also has a love for Jazz, R&B soul, D&B, Techno, Reggae, Disco Classics, Global Soul, etc.

K Civ moved to Boston from New Hampshire in 1998 and started focusing on his DJ career. To help with his initiation into the craft of being a DJ, K Civ worked in three record stores in Boston (Biscuithead, Boston Beat and Satellite records) and spun at numerous venues around the world. K Civ is well known for being a resident DJ at Soul Revival, which was Boston's longest running dance party. Soul Revival was noted by both Rolling Stone and Urb Magazine as one of the hottest dance parties in the US.

K Civ has grown to be known as one of the greatest DJs Boston has produced. Not just a great DJ to dance to, but rather a true master of the craft. "A DJ's DJ" is often said when asked about him. His ear for music and appreciation of sounds from all over the world keeps him at the top of the list for tastemakers and his passion keeps him ahead of the time. He is the creator of a highly watched blog and chart, by some of the biggest names in the industry. As a producer his edits have gained recognition and placed him among the elite on the scene. Now moving into production it will be exciting to see what comes next...

GMGN (Midnight Riot / Grassfed Disco)

Specializing in a mix of nu-disco, house and disco, GMGN (Good Morning Good Night) is the production/DJ moniker of Ben Adams. With releases on Midnight Riot, Soul Clap Records, KID Recordings, Punch Out Recordings, Mozzarella Records, Startdust Records and more - GMGN will keep you smiling all night long.

Bobby Digi (Grassfed Disco)

Boston-based groove enthusiast with a passion for the deeper shades of disco, house, funk, and tech

DJ Amber Jamz (Truth)

Monday, January 20, 2020

K Civ January Music Chart

    K Civ January Music Chart
1. Andrés "Free" (K Civ Extended Edit)
2. Mr. Raoul K feat. Ahmed Sosso "Bara" (M&R Slowmotion Mix)
3. Toshi, Timmy Regisford "Yebo" (Alt1 Vocal Mix)
4. Penya feat. Msafiri Zawose "Penya Safari"
5. Lagartijeando & Budajevo "Ajkumund"
6. Mr. Raoul K "African Paradigm" (Kuniyuki Remix)
7. Coflo feat. Gyrefunk "Rescue Him"
8. Sunlightsquare "Thunder in the Jungle" (Hallex M Remix)
9. Dub Structure #9 "Poetics In Fast-Pulsing Island" (Mr. Raoul K Version)
10. Ebo Taylor "Atwer Abroba"
11. Mariam Makeba "Warrior Mbube" (Coflo Make it Pump Edit)
12. Newen Afrobeat feat. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Cheick Tidiane Seck "Opposite People"
13. Pat Thomas "Enye Woa" (LeonxLeon Keyed Up Mix)
14. &lez "Topinambur" (Mr. Raoul K Remix)
15. Da Capo "Land Of Cush"
16. Penya feat. Msafiri Zawose "Yale"
17. Mr. Raoul K feat. Ahmed Sosso "Touman (Right Time)"
18. Unknown "Awa Mama" (Coflo retake)
19. D.A.N. "Sundance" (Kuniyuki Remix)
20. Toshi, Timmy Regisford "Dark Room" (Alt Vocal Mix)