Here’s a novel idea… How about a best-of-2017 music mix or two!? Yes, everyone is putting out their lists, but here is a gathering of futuristic artists you might not hear elsewhere, with an ear to what’s going on all around our crazy planet.
AND! A non-stop dance mix for those who want to groove:
Keep your head up, the future is funkY!
It’s just a replica (a fool’s golden stool)
Home to thunderous drumming traditions and highlife stars, the Ashanti Region of Ghana was home to one of the most prosperous kingdoms of West Africa. They still keep the mythical golden stool hidden, and no mere mortal is permitted to sit on it. The last time someone tried? The Ashanti declared war on the British.
Please enjoy the music. Just keep your butt off the stool.
Prepare to have your pants/shorts/socks scared right off. This right here is the spookiest/strangest/stickiest Hallowe’en playlist you will hear all year and well into the afterlife. Featuring appearances by some of Earth’s greatest monsters – including El Tunche, sabertoothed tigers, oodles of ghouls, spiders, drones, gangsters, Jamaican vampires and slime.
Tierra del Fuego has a rodent problem. This mythical world of islands and penguins and forests is being taken over by Canadian beavers, and the plan is to kill 100,000 of them over the next 10 years. Beaver clubbing will become the new national sport of Argentina and Chile. It’s a very strange situation, and as a Canadian I’m not quite sure if I should be apologetic or upset.
Anyways, the music of the region is fantastic. We explore a wealth of classy rock music, and the last of the native Selk’nam singers. And yes, there is even a song about beavers.
Aqnazar Alovatov of the Badakhshan Ensemble
Come and explore music you’ve never even dreamed of. Badakhshan beckons only the most intrepid of sonic mountaineers!