Read via The Quietus: which records would Matana Roberts seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?

Read via The Quietus: which records would Matana Roberts seek out at the Mega Record & CD Fair?

Thu Jul 22nd
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We're very excited that this year, Le Guess Who? will coincide again (for the first time since 2018) with the Mega Record & CD Fair (November 13 & 14 in Utrecht), which is Europe’s biggest record fair.

As a preview for both the festival as well as the fair, we're collaborating with The Quietus on a new series where we ask our artists which records they would go crate-digging for at the Mega Record & CD Fair, which record they've been listening to the most over the last year, and more. 

The third preview of the series features festival curator Matana Roberts who discusses old Alan Lomax recordings, Nigerian pop, and 80's House music compilations.

Read the full article here and revisit Matana Roberts's collaborative album with Pat Thomas from 2020 below:

"If I were looking for vintage stuff my picks would be 1st edition Sun Ra pressings, and any of the old Alan Lomax recordings" - Matana Roberts

Matana Roberts is one of the curators for Le Guess Who? 2021, together with John Dwyer (Osees), Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Lucrecia Dalt, and Midori Takada. Also performing at the festival are Alabaster dePlume, Arooj Aftab, Brigid Dawson & Sunwatchers, Gebroeders Dieleman van Eeckhout, Lori Goldston, and many more

Photography: Evan Hunter McKnight

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