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02.06.2024

Sunday Mix: Elijah Minnelli

Ambient Dub Folk

The phrase ‘world building’ is an overused term in music – but it can safely be applied to the work of London-based DJ, producer and label head, Elijah Minnelli. His particular sonic world has a name, but you won’t find it on any regular maps: Breadminster – a fictional town of which he is the self-proclaimed “Night Czar”. 

His label – the Breadminster County Council – acts as the central outpost of this quirky sonic village, and press releases for its releases drip-feed eccentric crumbs of folklore relating to strange happenings like the “Larder era” and the “Avian Purge of 1915”. All of this could feel like a fun distraction if the music wasn’t great. Luckily it is. Cherrypicking from dub, folk music, cumbia and beyond, his sound is as rich and vivid as the folklore he builds around it.

His Sunday Mix adds further colour to the artist’s oddball sonic vision. In his own words: “Folk recordings from around the world veer into electronic and other ambient noises, with some favourite reggae numbers merging into various forms of dub, and occasionally meandering into chaotic sections. Special dedication to Gly-anthine Witherbail from the ‘Breadminster Ornithology Committee & Poultry Kitchen’ for graciously allowing me to use her equipment.”

Elijah Minnelli plays at Meakusma Festival, which takes place in Eupen, Belgium, between August 29 and September 1.


See Tracklist
The Seaton Snook Zinc Workers Band - “Pity me” Chorale
აფხაზ გლეხთა ეთნოგრაფიული გუნდი - Шаратын (საცეკვაო)
Ivor Cutler - The Specific Sundry
Brad Harkan - Archways
Na Deirfiúracha Grehan agus Fergus Cahill - The Nightingale
Ian Campbell - The Peat-Bog Soldiers
The Dubliners - Farewell To Ireland
The Oldham Tinkers - Oldham's Burning Sands
E.T. Mensah & The Tempos - Kwame Nkrumah
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz - Navidad Negra
Edmundo Arias Y Su Orquesta - Que Te Pasa
Moontribe - Osmium
Guy Conquette - Ho ho ho ho
Dip Friso - Bad Apple
The Magician's Apprentice
Kapela Maliszów - Zielona Lipka
Can’t Remember - Nailsea
Frank Sidebottom - I Said Hey You Street Artist
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
Lesley Gore - I'm Coolin, No Foolin
Sons Of Negus - Zion We Want To Go
DIGGORY KENRICK - Holloway Rock
Carlton and The Shoes - Never Give Your Heart Away
Johnny Osbourne - Right, Right Time
King Tubby - Version 78 Style
Twinkle brothers - I WILL HURT YOU DUB
End Of Your Garden - Celebration
The Idealist - Everyone Fucking Relax
Dj Ojo - Lounge of A Thousand Years
Lewi Boome & Flytipper - Platinum Silicone
Satanicpornocultshop - W Debby
Eilert Pilarm - In the Ghetto

Sunday Mix: Elijah Minnelli

Sunday Mix: Elijah Minnelli

The phrase ‘world building’ is an overused term in music – but it can safely be applied to the work of London-based DJ, producer and label head, Elijah Minnelli. His particular sonic world has a name, but you won’t find it on any regular maps: Breadminster – a fictional town of which he is the self-proclaimed “Night Czar”. 

His label – the Breadminster County Council – acts as the central outpost of this quirky sonic village, and press releases for its releases drip-feed eccentric crumbs of folklore relating to strange happenings like the “Larder era” and the “Avian Purge of 1915”. All of this could feel like a fun distraction if the music wasn’t great. Luckily it is. Cherrypicking from dub, folk music, cumbia and beyond, his sound is as rich and vivid as the folklore he builds around it.

His Sunday Mix adds further colour to the artist’s oddball sonic vision. In his own words: “Folk recordings from around the world veer into electronic and other ambient noises, with some favourite reggae numbers merging into various forms of dub, and occasionally meandering into chaotic sections. Special dedication to Gly-anthine Witherbail from the ‘Breadminster Ornithology Committee & Poultry Kitchen’ for graciously allowing me to use her equipment.”

Elijah Minnelli plays at Meakusma Festival, which takes place in Eupen, Belgium, between August 29 and September 1.

See Tracklist
The Seaton Snook Zinc Workers Band - “Pity me” Chorale
აფხაზ გლეხთა ეთნოგრაფიული გუნდი - Шаратын (საცეკვაო)
Ivor Cutler - The Specific Sundry
Brad Harkan - Archways
Na Deirfiúracha Grehan agus Fergus Cahill - The Nightingale
Ian Campbell - The Peat-Bog Soldiers
The Dubliners - Farewell To Ireland
The Oldham Tinkers - Oldham's Burning Sands
E.T. Mensah & The Tempos - Kwame Nkrumah
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz - Navidad Negra
Edmundo Arias Y Su Orquesta - Que Te Pasa
Moontribe - Osmium
Guy Conquette - Ho ho ho ho
Dip Friso - Bad Apple
The Magician's Apprentice
Kapela Maliszów - Zielona Lipka
Can’t Remember - Nailsea
Frank Sidebottom - I Said Hey You Street Artist
John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
Lesley Gore - I'm Coolin, No Foolin
Sons Of Negus - Zion We Want To Go
DIGGORY KENRICK - Holloway Rock
Carlton and The Shoes - Never Give Your Heart Away
Johnny Osbourne - Right, Right Time
King Tubby - Version 78 Style
Twinkle brothers - I WILL HURT YOU DUB
End Of Your Garden - Celebration
The Idealist - Everyone Fucking Relax
Dj Ojo - Lounge of A Thousand Years
Lewi Boome & Flytipper - Platinum Silicone
Satanicpornocultshop - W Debby
Eilert Pilarm - In the Ghetto
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