More music by the way of Austria comes from an outfit called Orakel. I got excited when I found this in my inbox and read the list of collaborators: the legendary Dwight Trible, Microkorg wizard Dorian Concept or drummer Richard Eigner, who has already worked with Flying Lotus and is one half of Ritornell.
More snippets from the album can be heard on this album teaser. Fans of artists such as Jazzanova and Build an Ark should keep an eye out for the album, it’s scheduled for a release on 4lux anytime soon.
The 2xLP will be available in limited quantities only, but you can already pre-order your copy from Rush Hour.
May 16, 2011 It took a while, but the album is finally available and can be ordered from Rush Hour, Juno or Clone!
A collaboration like this was inevitable if you ask me. Austrian wunderkind Dorian Concept takes the music of fellow band Sofa Surfers to a new generation of listeners.
I haven’t really followed the Sofa Surfer’s career since the late nineties, but obviously they are still around making music. The remix above is taken from their latest EP titled Blindside Remixes, which is already available from most digital stores.
With Planet E turning 20 this year, I’m sure this isn’t the last post on Carl Craig to appear on this side. Here is a short interview in which the Detroit producer talks about his beginnings and how he started the label.
If you haven’t checked out Carl’ humorous take on bootlegs, you should do so now. There are currently five tracks you can download for free!
Our favourite UK music magazine has unleashed its tenth issue this week. And Shook #10 focuses on the all things Great Britain, with articles on Bristol’s Wild Bunch soundsystem (Massive Attack!), former pirate radio Kiss FM, and features on various labels from the UK.
If you like what you see and want to support those who spread the word on good music, ask your local record dealer or order your copy directly from the SHOOK store.
LA’s Stones Throw is sharing a previously unreleased Jaylib track, well it was released not long ago on Madlib’s Medine Show #11.
Celebrating their 4th anniversary, Fine Art Records are giving away the Fabrice Lig album for free.
Not many mixtapes this week. You probably heard Morgan Zarate‘s guestmix for URB already. You also should have heard the Mark Pritchard podcast for Ho Hum before, if not you can now find it on Mixcloud.
But the best mix I’ve heard in a while is Jamie xx guestmix for Benji B. In case you missed it the first time around, you can still download it.
Thanks to 8bitch for posting Liz Copeland‘s in-depth interview with Drexciya‘s James Stinson. Originally recorded in 2002, just week’s before James passed away. The only ever Drexciya interview!
And finally, here’s a nice series of photos taken by Billy Monk at Capetown night clubs between 1967 and 1969.
Here’s the “C2 re-appropriated re-edit of the appropriated version by Unknown Artist Track 3 that is The Climax“. Confused? A bootleg of this classic Paperclip People’s made the rounds and Carl Craig is taking it with some humor – he’s stealing it back.
He is also inviting you to support him in his cause, so download his re-edit of the re-edit (!) and if you’re a musician make a version of your own. And that’s what Quinto and Guy’Hom did, listen to their versions below.
Watch out for more versions on Carl’s Twitter account.
London’s PMR Records kickstarts with a new single by Julio Bashmore. The EP starts with the Battle For Middle You, which is already one of the best tunes I’ve heard this year. Not quite sure why it keeps reminding me of 12th Planet’s Get Down, it’s probably just the lyrics.
In the meantime a remix by new Ramadanman moniker Maurice Donovan has popped up on the PMR page on SoundCloud. You can listen to the stream below, but I haven’t found any info regarding the availability of the track.
“Everyone Needs A Theme Tune” is already available from Rush Hour and Juno has it for pre-order. Or simply get the digital release on Bleep or iTunes.
Feb 14, 2011 The remix EP is available now, featuring mixes by Maurice Donovan and Midland
Coming out in March on Civil Music, London’s Om Unit has completed his yet most electro-infused EP to date. We already know about his passion for legendary Detroit outfit Drexciya and on “The Timps” Om Unit salutes his idols all the way through.
1. The Timps
2. Prawn Cocktail
3. The Timps (alternative version)
4. Prawn Cocktail (Salva remix)
5. The Timps (Hrdivision remix)*
* digital only
I hope you like the snippets as much as I do, but it’s still a long time until you will find this in stores. The current release-date for The Timps is March 12, 2011.
The Nu Era remix on this 12-inch is a production by Marc Marc, and it can be argued whether it marks the first attempt at broken beat. Reinforced has long been the breeding ground for artists such as Seiji, Domu, Volcov and further inviduals of West London’s Bugz in the Attic collective.
If you like the track above, you can easily find yourself a copy on sites like Discogs, Gemm or MusicStack. For more of a similar vibe, I strongly suggest checking out Volcov’s Soul in Motion compilation released back in 2002.