Kyle Hall Hustles Harder

The folks at On-Point TV once again came up with a great video interview, this time they sat down with one of the biggest name out of Detroit lately: Kyle Hall!

While he’s probably still best known for his work for Hyperdub, he recently provided remixes for Jimi Edgar, Space Dimension Controller and has been featured on a new compilation from Rick Wilhite.

Krystal Klear – Ampsoul Radio Mix

A re-up of the Krystal Klear guestmix for Jay Scarlett’s Ampsoul radio-show from a couple of months ago. Press play to access the funkmosphere!

01. B B And Q Band – Genie
02. Krystal Klear – Throw It Away
03. Bobby Brown – On Our Own
04. Dâm-Funk – Hood Pass Intact
05. Kleeer – Tonight
06. Krystal Klear – Boogie Wan
07. Krystal Klear – Never Thought You Would Go (Instrumental)
08. Krystal Klear – It’s Been Too Long Await (Instrumental)
09. Father MC – Treat Em Like They Wanna Be Treated
10. Krystal Klear – Anteater
11. Keisha Jackson – Mama Told Me
12. Change – You Are My Melody
13. Touch Sensitive – Body Stop
14. Ulysses 82 – Don’t Speak French
15. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love
16. Sharon Brown – Specialise In Love
17. Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up
18. James Pants – Rhythm Track Vol.1-9
19. Freddie Jackson – He’ll Never Love You
20. B B And Q Band – Ricochet 20
21. First Touch – Pleasure For Your Treasure
22. Sharon Redd – Love How You Feel
23. The O’Jays – Put Our Heads Together
24. Daft Punk – Voyager
25. Krystal Klear – Persuaded Me

If you don’t like streams, click for the download.

Some Record Covers… part 2

About a week ago, I showcased some of my favourite record covers this year. At the time I also asked Belgian musician, designer and shop owner Dynooo for his opinion on the matter. The reason I picked him was simple: the artwork for his own Gum Dragon EP impressed me a lot and I’ve been a huge fan of his delivery post articles for his Mac Fly shop.

I credited the artwork where possible, among the designers above are Wallzo (Hot Chip), Laura Brothers (Warp 2010), Chris Johanson (Quasi) and Maya Hayuk (BFlecha).

A selection off his favourite all-time record covers comes from Nitzan Hermon, London based designer, the founder of Save Vinyl and head of Fine Art Recordings.

Find out more about the artists: Build founder Michael C. Place (Warp10+2), C100 Purple Haze (Funkstörung), Machine (I:Cube), photographer Dan Holdsworth (Jacen Solo), Non-Format (Motohiro Nakashima) or Oliver Kartak (K&D).

Arthur Verocai – Na boca do sol

Here’s another excerpt from Mochilla’s Timeless box-set, taken from Arthur Verocai‘s live performance at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

For the fullscreen video, you need to visit the VTech website. There you can also download an MP3 of the song.

Om Unit – Social Chameleon

A versatile selection of bass-heavy flavors as selected by London’s Om Unit, probably the best mix I’ve heard all week.

01. Mosca – Square One (Bok Bok Remix)
02. Loops Haunt – Hurache
03. Rusko – Hold On Wha La La Leng (Poirier Refix)
04. Lando Cal – Where You Been
05. Low Limit – Workin With
06. Mux Mool – Death 9000 1
07. Cerebral Vortex – Hey Cat (feat. Kissey_Asplund) (Instrumental)
08. Hot Toddy – I Need Love (Morgan Geist’s Love Dub)
09. Sect – Man Of Wisdom
10. Tiger And Woods – Love In Cambogia
11. Jonzun Crew – Pak Man
12. Oriol – Coconut Coast
13. Zomby – Tarantula
14. Seiji – Elevator
15. Mr. Mageeka – Diffrent Lexstrix
16. Mr. Mageeka – Diffrent Lexstrix (L-Vis Remix)
17. Girl Unit – Shade On
18. Joe – Claptrap
19. Lil Flip vs. Dorian Concept – I’m A Balla vs. Trilingual Dance Sexperience
20. Pinch feat. Yolanda – Get Up (RSD Remix)
21. Untold – I Cant Stop This Feeling (Pangaea Remix)
22. Ital Tek – Moment In Blue (FaltyDL Remix)
23. Grace Jones – Love You To Life (Digital Mystikz Remix)

His previous mixtapes were only available for a limited time, so you might want to hurry with the download. If the SoundCloud widget is no longer working, try the alternative stream available on Mixcloud.

Kode9 – You Don’t Wash (Actress Remix)

Following the dub version and the remix by Martyn, a third version of Kode9’s DJ-Kicks exclusive gets the treatment from Actress.

You can download the remix for free or buy the original version here. The full DJ-Kicks mix is available on CD and digital.

Four Tet – Nothing To See

A new track from Kieran Hebden that will be part of the forthcoming “Future Bass” compilation on Soul Jazz Records. Before that’s gonna be available, there’s will be a 12-inch backed up my a new track by Mala.

The 12-inch will be out by the end of July, the full compilation should follow in September.

Aug 2, 2010 You can now pick this up from Sounds of the Universe or order a copy from Piccadilly.

Arthur Verocai – Sylvia (live)

Brazilian composer and arranger Arthur Verocai plays an exclusive session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic show, accompanied by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin, Justo Almario on flute and sax, Fabiano Do Nascimento on guitar and singer Diana Booker.

For a video of the full session, head over to the KCRW website, where you can also stream the music alone. And of course, I still recommend Mochilla’s Timeless DVD with a full concert by Arthur Verocai and a 30-piece orchestra!

Illum Sphere – One For Dimlite

A couple of weeks after a party with special guest Dimlite, Hoya:Hoya host Illum Sphere has come up with a track dedicated to the Swiss producer.

You can listen here, show love and leave a comment over at SoundCloud!

Ramadanman – Bestimix #23

One of the first names when it comes to bridging the gap between dubstep and deep techno, former Ruffage Session host Ramadanman has been among my favourites for a while. For the Bestival blog, he has put together this mix including loads of unreleased tunes.

Bestimix 23: Ramadanman
01. Kim English – Nite Life (Remix)
02. Altered Natives – Crop Duster
03. Ramadanman – Grab Somebody
04. Goapele – Milk and Honey (Joy Orbison Remix)
05. Martyn – Miniluv
06. Distance – Feel Me
07. Ramadanman – Mir
08. Menta – Snake Charmer
09. Ramadanman – Fall Short
10. Distal – Apple Bottom
11. Unknown – Untitled
12. Loefah – Goat Stare
13. Peverelist – Better Ways Of Living
14. Blawan – Potchla Vee
15. Instra:mental – Rift Zone
16. Ludacris vs Joe – How Low Claptrap (DJ Orgasmic Bootleg)
17. SX – Wooo Remix
18. Addison Groove – This Girl
19. Benga – One On One
20. Pariah – Crossed Out
21. Sigha – Light Swells (In A Distant Space)

You can go and stream it from Mixcloud or download it for your iPod.

Kode9 – You Don’t Wash (Martyn Remix)

The LA Times has posted this Martyn remix of You Don’t Wash alongside an interview with Hyperdub founder Kode9.

The original track is taken from the latest DJ-Kicks, which is available since today. You can download the remix here!

(via YSK)

Ital Tek – Midnight Colour

Ital Tek - Midnight Colour

Cover Artwork

Just when I started to grow a little tired of “bass music”, Brighton’s Ital Tek came to deliver his second album on Planet Mu. After only a few tracks, my tiredness was gone and replaced with sheer excitement.

Don’t let that booming sound at the very beginning irritate you, this is not another dubstep album, it’s a rich piece of work of many different facets, brought to life by its beautiful melodies.01. Neon Arc
02. Talis
03. Moonbow
04. Babel
05. Satellite
06. Subgiant
07. Black And White
08. Strangelove V.I.P.
09. Moment In Blue
10. Heliopause
11. Midnight Colour
12. Infinite
13. Restless Tundra (feat. Anneka)

The first track is the only track I disapprove of, maybe just an unlucky choice for an opener, as it’s quite bold compared to the subtle array of tracks that follow. From there on, Midnight Colour constantly builds up, every new track seems to outclass its predecessor. Moonbow and Babel pick up the same bleepy sounds I loved on the Massive Error EP already, but these were made for the head – not the dancefloor. Next up is Satellite, a beatless ambient piece carrying the same melancholic vibe as IDM masters Boards of Canada on their Geogaddi album.

More on the techy side of dubstep are the tracks Subgiant and Strangelove V.I.P., they might as well have been taken from a random Apple Pips record. Whenever I listen to Moment In Blue, I can’t help but think of a futuristic Asian scenario, it’s probably my favourite track on the album. Alongside Black And White, it’s one of the tracks that I love for the same reasons as the music of Nosaj Thing and some of his LA contemporaries.

It might take a couple of listens to notice this, but once you’ve reached the only vocal track, Restless Tundra, it feels like you’ve reached the top of the mountain, the climax of the album. (Would be nice to have one final track for the way back down.)

Definitely among my favourite albums this year and I already feel it has much overlooked!

Midnight Colour has already been in stores for three weeks, you can get the 2-LP, CD from Juno or directly from the label, Planet Mu. Also available is a 12-inch with remixes from FaltyDL and Ikonika.

Onra – The One

Taken from the magnificent Long Distance album, the forthcoming 12-inch from Onra will feature to remixes by Detroit’s Waajeed.

Video directed by Donal Thornton, who was already responsible for the cover artwork of “Long Distance” and the album sampler.

(via Trees for Breakfast)

Weekly Bits 24/2010

Despite the ongoing World Cup, I think it’s time to revive that old fashion of weekly bits again.

With Form, producer AFTA-1 presents his latest art project: 100 cassettes with all new music, each wrapped in 1/100th piece of a painting. And if you threw your last walkman away 15 years ago, you can get a digital version as well!

Mixtape-wise, I was mostly listening to the latest Beats in Space show with Kompakt head Michael Mayer (and his set from Sunday Best) or James Holden’s guestmix for the XLR8R Podcast. You might also be interested in this free Jeremiah Jae mixtape or the Kirk Degiorgio podcast for Bleep43

New in stores are the Break Off EP by SBTRKT & Sampha with two tracks first heard on their Worldwide appearance, a picture disc (!) by Jimmy Edgar with a nice Kyle Hall remix, or a new one from Martyn on Ostgut Ton. You might also want to check out the debut album from Swede:art, now available on CD and download.

Recommended free tracks come from Kelpe, fLako and Greymatter.

If you’re into photography, have a look at these portraits by Morgan O’Donovan. He’s had the likes of SBTRKT, Pariah, Brackles, Sinden or Greenmoney in front of his camera.

A bit older, but never mentioned: Flying Lotus interviews Ikonika, SBTRKT mix for Benji B.

Daisuke Tanabe – On (Aphex Twin Cover)

Japan’s Daisuke Tanabe has another free track to share with you, this time a cover version of an undisclosed On by Aphex Twin tune.

Click for the download and leave Daisuke a commenton SoundCloud!