Si La Sol

Give the summer some.

MaseQua Myers & Jami Ayinde | Black Land of the Nile
Brenda Russell | It’s Something
Aretha Franklin | It Only Happens (When I Look at You)
The Voices of East Harlem | Can You Feel It
Billy Paul | Am I Black Enough for You?
Minnie Riperton | Wouldn’t Matter Where You Are
Tower of Power | Can’t You See (You Doin’ Me Wrong)
The Love Unlimited Orchestra | Satin Soul
Trouble Funk | Trouble Funk Express
Michael Jackson ‧ Tangoterje | Can’t Help It
Flying Lotus | Do the Astral Plane
Shaun Escoffery | Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Mix)
Airto | Toque de Cuica
Level 42 | Last Chance
George Duke | Brazilian Love Affair
James Mason | Free
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 | Zanzibar
Roy Ayers | Our Time Is Coming
Andy Bey | Tune Up

Mixed by El Mahboob, August 2012

Si La Sol
If the sun ‧ is the only

As with my previous mixtape Re‧mi Do, solfège syllables are used in the title (for the notes or keys B, A, G), and I employ harmonic mixing (key or chord matching). EDIT: There is an improvised key plan that does include root movement in fifths, enharmonically, or by tritone; more or less accidental to the process of organizing around what are essentially pitch sets of common tones.

I want to acknowledge some friends, DJs, creators, etc. who have informed and inspired my listening:

General Eclectic
Petri Glad
Kevin Laverty
Stuart Li
Paul E. Lopes
Jason Palma
Koray Özel
Anousheh Showleh
Son of S.O.U.L.
Daniel Viljoen
Victor Undergroundvibe

All recordings are the intellectual property of the artists.

By elmahboob

Bruce A. Russell, aka Ibrahim El Mahboob, is a composer and self-taught pianist. He studied composition with James Tenney and Phillip Werren at York University, as well as ethnomusicology. He has composed music for the Madawaska String Quartet, McMaster Dancers and Modern Times Stage Company. He was host of Radio Music Gallery, and has written for Musicworks. His interests are in contemporary concert music, especially postminimalism; music of the African diaspora; and the intersections of technology, media, popular culture and critical race theory. He lives in Toronto.

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