Boomarm Nation

Boomarm Nation: Portland label releases experimental global sound system music

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Boomarm Nation is a Portland, OR-based label that releases experimental sound system music from around the world on vinyl, cassette, and digital. A recent highlight for me is the fuzzy, furious remix of Mali tehardent musician Aghali Ag Amoumine off January’s ‘Family Album 2017’ compilation.

From Bandcamp:

“Blessings to all the people of the world. May we unite aside our differences and together find peace and strength amongst the tyrants. 2017 – We ready.”

Boomarm Nation: Website Bandcamp Facebook Twitter

Jah9

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From: Falmouth, Jamaica

Sounds Like: Jazzy and (extra) funky Dub

Part poet and part protest singer, all wrapped up in one beautiful dub voice. Jamaica’s Jah9, real name Janine Cunningham, spices up her interpretation of dub music with elements of funk, jazz, and American pop. She reminds me of Janelle Monáe in the sense that she’s a traditionalist who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of her genre.

Check out “New Name” below.