MetX playlists & mixtapes
Alien life, the Bermuda Triangle or the primal sound of MetX… According to science, they must exist even in the absence of hard evidence. Let’s give it a try as far as our sound goes: discover the MetX MiXtape and playlists with musical influences from our artists.
Seb Bassleer of Rebel Up selected some fifteen memorable MetX songs and swung them in a sticky mix of over 60 minutes. 100% Marockin’ Brass meets Mâäk feat. VelotroniX with a big splash of Fanfakids, fresh shreds of Remork & Karkaba and AGO! Benin Brass from the barrel. Enjoy!
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Playlists of our music makers
Are you curious to know the musical influences of the people behind BRUiTAL, Mâäk or Marockin’ Brass? Take a glimpse into their ears via these Spotify playlists:
- ▪️ Gato Barbieri – India: “This song from the record Latin America Chapter One (1973) is close to my heart because of the tone colour of the sax, the bridge it builds between jazz and traditional music and the bringing together of tuned (sax, guitar) and un-tuned instruments.”
- ▪️ Mustapha Tettey Addy - Gigbo Waka: “When I was working in England for the theatre group ‘Welfare State’, I worked intensively for a while with a certain Danny from Ghana. He gave workshops in traditional music. This was the first time I started to understand the binary – ternary combination. It was the trigger to spend a lifetime with rhythmics, and with all kinds of strange traditional music styles.”
- ▪️ The Peter Brötzmann Octet – Machine Gun: “I heard this live at one of the first Middelheim Jazz festivals. I only played the saxophone for a few years, but what I heard there really blew my socks off. Also very present: Fred Van Hove on piano, with whom I later played a lot at WIM festivals (Werkgroep Improviserende Musici). Improvisation has thus become part of my DNA.”
- ▪️ Albert Ayler – New Generation: “Ayler is also in the free improvisation scene, but here he makes a ‘popular’ record, with vocals, blues schedules etc. His saxophone sound remains undiminished unique on every record. A strange mixture of religious hymns, free improvisation and lighter work, like here in New Generation.”
- ▪️ Gill Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: “Can we call Scott-Heron the godfather of the conscious rap? And is this the first spoken word hit?”
- ▪️ Trevor Watts & Moiré Music Drum Orchestra – Brekete Takai: “In this song Watts plays soprano sax in circular breathing, with the sax sounding more like an ethnic instrument. Sometimes I try to approach it in my solos as well.”