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Listen to an exclusive mix by Philadelphia musician and activist Moor Mother

August 2016

Stream Moor Mother's Homegirls & Handgrenades mix exclusively via The Wire

Drawing on hardcore punk, hiphop, jazz, noise, spoken word and industrial rock, Moor Mother aka Philadelphia artist, musician and activist Camae Defstar describes her music as “blk girl blues, witch rap, coffee shop riot gurl songs, southern girl dittys, black ghost songs...”. She has released more than a dozen EPs since 2012 including 2014’s Kongo Cosmogram and 2015’s Occult Scorpio Technologies.

Alongside her solo work, she has performed in punk band The Mighty Paradocs, co-founded Rockers! Philly, an event series and festival focused on marginalised artists, and established the Black Quantum Futurism Collective with Rasheedah Philips (The Afrofuturist Affair).

Moor Mother’s full-length debut for the Don Giovanni label Fetish Bones is released on 26 September. Exclusive to The Wire, her Homegirls & Handgrenades mix gathers together some of the inspirations that inform her confrontational art.


Ras G “Random Selection”
Sun Ra “I Am Strange”
Mississippi & Louisiana “Prison Blues Songs”
Drake “Pop Style”
Chaino “Voodoo Bamboos”
Ras G “Crate Creator Dub”
Ras G “All Is Well”
Pharoah Sanders “Village Of The Pharoahs Pt 2”
Sun Ra “If They Only Knew”
Nina Simone “I Put A Spell On You”
Mahalia Jackson “Amazing Grace”
Alice Coltrane “Angel”
Irreversible Engtanglements “Who Sent You”
Koryn Gaines [rap]
Curtis Mayfield “Diamond In The Back”
Alice Coltrane “Bliss”
Alice Coltrane “The Sun”

Fetish Bones is released by Don Giovanni on 26 September


Solid.....Rocksteady Baby!

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