10 Tracks by Ticklah
Maybe his name won’t tell you much but my today’s guest for the 10 Tracks series is certainly involved in some music you’ve already listened to as among its most impressive collaborations are peoples like Amy Winehouse, Nas or Femi Kuti… Many of those appearences and performances are under his birth name, Victor Axelrod, but he is and will stay for me the one and only Ticklah, one of the best dub producer nowadays and keyboard of one of the biggest Afrobeat band, including the Budo’s Band : I mean Antibalas ! Yes Papa !
Remaining in references, and even if I know it sounds a bit like name dropping , how can I not mention he’s an active member of Easy Star All-Stars (remember Dub Side of the Moon ?) and has his own radio in GTA ?
In order to have a good and quick overview of his productions, I’d recommend to try Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Ticklah, that in addition to a more professional presentation than mine, will give you a great insight into his collaborations, remixes and work during the last years. It can’t leave you insensible ! And if you want to go deeper in his taste and influences don’t go further : here’s a big big big Afro-Latin selection he made specially for INNA DI MOOD Podcast which is kindly waiting for you to press play button below.
By the way, don’t miss his last “Ya Llegó” 10″ release for Names You Can Trust, you’ll find some serious dubby Cuban vibes there, including 2 tracks from his previous Ticklah Vs. Axelrod album, sabroso !
Did you notice it’s a true pleasure for me to host him today ? That’s why I’d truly like to give the man a huge and warm “Thank you” for taking some time to gather this playlist… BIG UP TICKLAH !! (It should be heard in Brooklyn).