Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (12.22.18)

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SSS is a monthly psychedelic tone poem. It’s equal parts structure and improvisation, meditation and provocation, sacred and profane. It’s made up mostly (though not exclusively) of short compositions or excerpts of compositions. These come from several musical genres and sub genres including spiritual and free jazz, contemporary classical, electronic and electronica, ambient and folkloric music of the world. The source material is sometimes analogue, sometimes digital and often remixed or reedited and augmented by spoken word, sound effects and sometimes even live percussion. It would not exist without hip hop . . .

      Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (12.22.18)



Georgia Anne Muldrow “I.O.T.A. (Instrument Of The Ancestors)” Overload (Brainfeeder; 2018)

DJ Khalab “Dawn feat. Moses Boyd” Black Noise 2084 (On The Corner; 2018)

Kaidi Tatham “Freddie Can’t Run Away” (Part 1) In My Life (2000 Black; 2018)

*Marcus Strickland “On My Mind” (intro)(SSS Edit) People Of The Sun (Blue Note; 2018)

LARAAJI • Arji OceAnanda • Dallas Acid “Full Moon Serenade (Part 2)” Arrive Without Leaving (Flying Moonlight; 2018)

Sam Wilkes “Welcome” Wilkes (Leaving; 2018)

Nubya Garcia “Source (Maxwell Owin Remix)” When We Are (Nyasha; 2018)

BriZion “Black Dubwize (Verse 3)” Defender Dubplates Chapter 13 (Dubstrand Studio; 2018)

Culture Freeman, Indica Dubs, Chazbo “Dubplate Mix” Trust In Jah / Innocent Blood 12″ (Indica Dubs; 2018)

*Hailu Mergia “Addis Nat” (Part 1) Lala Belu (Awesome Tapes From Africa; 2018)

Te’Amir “Salam” Abyssinia Rise (Tru Thoughts; 2018)

Sourakata Koite “Ha-Madi” en Hollande (Plexus/Awesome Tapes From Africa; 1985/2019)

Just Strings “Harp Suite #2 Little Homage to Eratosthenes’” Lou Harrison / John Luther Adams (Microfest; 2015)

Elton John “Rocket Man” (Mystery “Acapella” Remix)

*Flaunt Edwards “Frisco” The Name Is Flaunt (Leaving; 2018)

LB Aka Labat “Sticky Green” Celestial Plan (Magic Black; 2018)

Makaya McCraven “Black Lion (feat. Dezron Douglas)” Universal Beings (International Anthem; 2018)

Ill Considered “Nada Brahma” (Part 1) Live In Nantes (FR) (self released; 2018)

Aljax 3 “Movements of 3” download (self released; 2018)

Eric Lau “Without A Doubt” Examples Volume 2 (First Word; 2018)

Brandee Younger “Ruby Echo” Wax & Wane (Disk Union; 2017)

Azubire “Presenting” Bawku West Collective Vol. 1 (self released; 2009)

Dereck Higgins “Mood G” est (self released; 2018)

Y-Bayani And Baby Naa and Their Band of Enlightenment, Reason And Love “Rehwe Mie Enyim” 7″ (Philiphon; 2018)

Admiral “Halfraw Meat” Cash On The Line (Wandering Eye; 2018)


David McCallum “The Edge” Music: A Bit More Of Me (Capitol; 1967)

Obuxum “Freaky Tuesday” Cosmic Melanin Compilation (88 Days Of Fortune; 2017)

Los Sobrinos Del Juez “Glorioso San Antonio” The Judge’s Nephews Audio Latino; 1976)

*Perez Prado “Mary Esther” El Unico (Dimsa; 1972)

DIDAFLO “Feels” Rachel’s Suffering At The Hands Of The Sentinels . . . (Fat Beats; 2017)

*Hector Plimmer “Kalimba 2” (SSS Mix) Sunshine (Albert’s Favourites; 2017)

Jimi Tenor “My Mind Will Travel (Teen Party Edit)” 7″ (Philophon; 2018)

Yialmelic Frequencies “Aggregate (edit)” (SSS Edit) Yililok (Leaving; 2018)

The Breathing Effect “The Grove” The Fisherman Abides (Alpha Pup; 2017)

Blameful Isles “Ramnasjön (Aquarius)” Pleroma (Urban Waves; 2018)

Yosi Horikawa “Intro” Vapor (First Word; 2018)

Danvers “1997 (Warren Xclnce Remix ft. Joe Armon-Jones)” Interludes (WotNot; 2018)

Kaidi Tatham “Freddie Can’t Run Away” (Part 2) In My Life (2000 Black; 2018)

Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group “Trois Nocturnes – II. Le Deuxieme” The Music Of Erik Satie: The Velvet Gentleman (Deram; 1976)

Sam Gendel “Pure Imagination (Lo Fi)” download (Leaving; 2018)

Eden Ahbez “Full Moon” Eden’s Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (Del-Fi/Righteous; 1960/2013)

*Brandon Coleman “Resistance” (SSS Mix) Resistance (Brainfeeder; 2018)

Shigeto “In Case You Forgot” The New Monday (Ghostly International; 2017)

Mocky “Lulu’s Lullaby” A Day At United (Heavy Sheet Music; 2018)