I haven’t been feeling that well lately, but that also means I had a lot of time to go through some mixes. This week I want to catch up on some I’ve been enjoying in the last couple of days.
My favourite comes from FaltyDL, who is also one of my favourite producers these days. He’s got a new album coming out this year and talked to Dummy Mag about that. And yes, he also made them a pretty good mix. No tracklist, but I’ve spotted some bits by Floating Points and Oriol.
Coming in as second is this live recording by Greymatter, who’s been playing in São Paulo the other week. The whole thing was recorded and is now available from his SoundCloud page.
Last week, Benji B had a chat with the legendary Carl Craig on his radio show. For me that show was a first highlight of the year, as they revisited some of my favourite music and Carl had some nice stories to share (I never heard that Recloose story in detail!) While the show is still on the iPlayer (where you should always support your favourites), you might want to download the show for later.
While we’re at Carl Craig, you might also want to get your hands on the Essential Mix.
If you prefer some darker sounds, check out Untold‘s guest mix for Clash Magazine, it’s been around for a while already. And for more of that soun check Pinch‘s contribution to the Resident Advisor podcast.
An all guesmix for Spine Radio comes from Seiji, who plays a similiar selection as on his recent SEIJI3 Promo Mix.
Austrian producer Innaseen has sent me some of his music in the past, but I never got around writing about it. His Train Wreck Mix for RBMA Radio is something I don’t want to leave unmentioned.
Lastly, here’s the all new FACT Podcast, put together by another hero of mine: Photek, whose comeback already made a major impact this year.
Kieran Hebden is readying a new release on his own label Text Records. As always when there’s a new Four Tet production, we’re quite excited. In fact this track became an instant favourite, reminds me of some early DFA records.
On the flipside, you will find the track Ye Ye by Daphni, otherwise known as Dan Snaith of Caribou. You might have heard it on his recent mix for Resident Advisor.
No infos on the release date yet, but usually Four Tet updates his website a couple of hours after uploading new material to SoundCloud. We’ll keep you updated!
Coming from Video Marsh collective, which was already responsible for the video to Odessa, the latest from Caribou has landed on several video sites on the internet.
The track is, of course, taken from last year’s Swim album. For a different twist of that, check out this semi-official remix album by Altrice.
Eat Concrete founder Pete Concrete is back with a new mix, showcasing 5 years of music on his label as well as some future releases. Put together for Jay Scarlett’s Amp Soul Generation Radio, it features music from the likes of Aardvarck, Caural, Herrmutt Lobby, Take, Knalpot and many more.
01. Caural – Underground Hip Hop Happened Ten Years Ago
02. Hearin’ Aid presents D-Frost Beats – I B Buc
03. Kubus – Zonder Baan
04. Hearin’ Aid – The Difference
05. Baconhead – Fly Traps
06. Aardvarck – Stamp
07. Knalpot – AV 1
08. Boy King Islands – Wear You Well
09. Enemy Earth – Omiture
10. Herrmutt Lobby – Play
11. Hearin’ Aid – The Difference
12. Take – All Around
13. Caural – Sugarcane Girlfriend
14. Aardvarck – Stolen Jazz
15. Evan Odd – Kitezh
16. Enemy Earth – Motto Sh*t
17. Caural – Sunburned
18. Aardvarck – Heal
19. Boy King Islands – Lights In The Sky
20. Lumisokea – Lilya
21. Aardvarck – Poesco Talk
If the stream is not enough, you can download the mix to your gadget of choice.
Here’s a nice little episode on how things can work out thanks to the internet. In short, the story goes like this: producer takes part in the Caribou remix-contest and eventually wins. The producer in question goes by the name of Altrice, kept in touch with Caribou‘s Dan Snaith and asked if he (or she?) could remix the rest of last year’s Swim album.
01. Siphon Away [Odessa]
02. Only What You Gave Me [Sun]
03. Peace Of Minds [Kaili]
04. Modern Song [Found Out]
05. Abe [Bowls]
06. We Are Not Forever [Leave House]
07. House Feels Empty [Hannibal]
08. Elsa [Lalibela]
09. The Man [Jamelia]
Dan agreed and the result is available as of today. All tracks are available for free download for a limited time. If you’re too late or want to show support, you can buy the album on iTunes.
If you came via the frontpage, you might have noticed there’s another post for this release right next to this, a post for the promo mixtape made by Seiji. Well, we think we need to go back there one more time, and the reason is the track you can listen to after the jump.
We’re very fond of this track (maybe not so much about the flipside), reminds us of what Julio Bashmore or Ramadanman are currently doing. We recommend securing your copy directly from the Seiji webstore. Needless to mention you can also find it at your regular store like Boomkat, Rush Hour or Bleep.
In anticipation of the new SEIJI3 12-inch, London’s Seiji has put together another new mixtape for you.
01. Tortured Soul – Did You Miss Me (Mdcl’s Keyapella)
02. Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
03. XXXY – Ordinary Things
04. Point 9 – Wild Forest
05. Eddy Meets Yannah – Runnin’
06. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations
07. Greenmoney – Heat It Up
08. Martyn – Left Hander
09. IG – Tpower
10. Jackal Youth – Bruk
11. Terri Walker – Heartbeat (Mosca Remix)
12. Spoek Mathambo – Mshini Wam (Canblaster Remix)
13. Canblaster – Clockworks (Teki Latex & Para 1 Intsrumental)
14. Velour – Booty Slammer
15. Wildlife – Nocturnal World feat. Terry Lynn (French Fries Remix)
16. Sandra St. Victor – F.M.A.O (Seiji Garage Mix)
17. Seiji -Straylight VIP Dub
18. Kelis – Brave (Darksky Remix)
19. Seiji – More Of You
20. Ethix – Breaking Bad
21. Seiji – Sticks
22. Seiji – Yesman
23. Seiji – Buzzcut
24. Mark Pritchard – Boingy Re Edit
25. Compound One – Back Off
26. Jack Sparrow – Loveless
27. F – Phantom
28. Jamie Grind – Balloon
29. Naifian – Blue Snow
Available for stream and download, it’s up to you!
Almost forgot about this one: Scion A/V’s Blu Jemz talks to Onra about his musical influences and how some of them literally ended up on his album from last year, the wonderful Long Distance.
Onra will soon be touring through North America, check the dates on his MySpace page.
I’ve been a fan of 2562 for quite some time now, dating back to the Dogdaze he sold directly via the 4hero forum. His first two albums under his new moniker have been favourites, so we’re happy to hear a new mix from him.
XLR8R Podcast by 2562 (download)
01. Yoav B – Wisdom Bop
02. M. Pittman – East Side Story
03. Panash – Cheval
04. Domu – Quarantine
05. Kerri Chandler – Get Up
06. Blawan – Getting Me Down
07. Nutmeg – Oscar’s Shed
08. DJ Koze – Mi Cyaan Believe It
09. Julio Bashmore – Batty Knee Dance
10. Boddika – Rubba
11. 2562 – This is Hardcore
12. Nacho Patrol – Solomonic Dynasty
13. Paperclip People – Floor
14. Kirk Degiorgio – Nairobi
As diverse as his influences, the mix features some classics from Domu, Kirk Degiorgio, Paperclip People, my all-time favourite Oscar’s Shed, as well as new music from the new Julio Bashmore EP and the latest 2562 release.
Like all XLR8R podcasts, this is available as MP3 or MPEG-4. Head over to the XLR8R website to choose your preferred download.
I remember being happily surprised when I first learned about the signing of Taylor McFerrin to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder family. Seems like the right place to give him all the attention he deserves.
If you follow Taylor on SoundCloud, chances are you’re already familiar with this song. It features Philadelphian singer Ryat and will be released as a single on March 1st. Also check out the live version if you’re feeling it.
We already mentioned mixes from Legowelt, Ahu, 8bitch and Black & Blue in yesterday’s weekly bits, today we already got some more to share.
It’s Valentine’s Day and like every year, Hudson Mohawke has put together a special tape for the occasion. Another mix for lovers comes from Krystal Klear, titled Everything is Shit….Except You Love.
With Swim, Canada’s Caribou delivered an album that found itself in many best-of lists by the end of last year. For Resident Advisor, main man Dan Snaith made a contribution to their podcast series.
Earlier this month, Toro Y Moi delivered a mix for FACT Magazine and it’s been a personal favourite of mine over the weekend. Watch out for the new album coming out later this month!
More mixes come from New York based Brendon Moeller, who made a mix for Field Records. Lone has recorded a stream-only mix to promote his show at this year’s Bloc Weekend.
And lastly, we’re revisiting Silkie‘s mix for RBMA Radio, originally aired in 2009.
Update This one just came in, it’s Bullion’s guestmix for Benji B‘s show last week.
With the new Ghostpoet album available now on Brownswood, the label made the full thing available for stream via Spinner.
Since we posted the video on How To Apply For The Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, several other videos have popped up. Hear more words of wisdom from Recloose, Teebs, Mwëslee or Braiden. What’s Really Good also has one with Lunice and Put Me On It is giving some extra advice to all future applications.
Belgian R&S Records continues putting out quality music, their latest 12-inch sport remixes from Bullion and Space Dimension Controller for Detroit legends Model 500.
Also available on vinyl are the magnificent Scientist dubs of Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space, released on Pinch’s Tectonic label.
When Floating Points recommends a mixtape, you better listen up. The Gospel According to Budgie is the mix in question and will only be available for a limited time!
Legowelt did a megamix for the forthcoming Virgo Four Resurrection boxset on Rush Hour, Ahu gives a preview to Turkey’s Sunsplash Festival and 8bitch made a new mix for Surefire Sound. For some harder sounds, you might want to get this mix from Titonton & Charles Noel aka Black & Blue
Lastly, here’s a free download from Hotflush founder Scuba, an older track that never made it on a release.
You probably remember this track from when it was aired as part of SBTRKT & Sampha’s live-session on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show. It’s easily one of the best SBTRKT productions to date and it will finally get a release real soon.
No infos on which track will be on the flipside, but Young Turks is once again be the label pressing this on wax. Take a good look in your store when this hits the shelves on April 11, 2011.
Update You’ve heard it from the man himself, the flipside contains a Machinedrum remix of Look at Stars.
Started as a group on last.fm in 2009, Mad-Hop has finished their first release. Simply titled “Mad-Hop Vol. 1″, the compilation features music from some familiar names such as Hit and Hope’s Naive Machine, Svetlana Industries’ Filtercutter, Robox Neotech founder Doshy or Bitesize Beats.01. Jimbo Matsumoto – Tight Production
02. B$Q – Anyone else disturbed
03. Kixnare – Dreamin’
04. Doshy – 3ws
05. Appleyard – Combinator
06. Bitesize Beats – Moonboots
07. Naive Machine – Juump
08. Homeless Inc. – How Human Are You
09. Mählib – Walla
10. Burguez – Homework 3D
11. Mad Steve – Dvolp
12. Filtercutter – Eastern Sham
13. Polyklinik – Rollover
14. Some1Else – Social combing r2
15. GETEYE – (EYE)HerLevel
16. Teielte – Joymos
17. Dnte – Video game
18. B$Q – Prisoner of debt
19. BeFP – After Life (ressurection)
20. Depakote – Mr.Holtzman
21. Minoo – Just close
All 21 tracks are available in various digital formats and for a price of your liking. Head over to Bandcamp to listen and download your copy!
Looks like Benji B is finally starting to use his SoundCloud account properly. Only yesterday we mentioned that Africa Hitech recording, today we have to mention two J Dilla tributes.
The first mix was aired in February 2006, only a few days after J Dilla passed away. A year later, Benji put together the J Dilla Inspirations Selection in which he plays some of the music sampled by the legendary producer.
Click on the tiny arrows in each player to download each show to your computer.