Scuba – DJ-Kicks

Scuba - DJ-Kicks

Cover Artwork

They say the age of the mixed CD has come to an end, and in the new age of the internet it’s easy to believe. There’s hardly a music publication without its own podcast and live-recordings from clubs around the world are only a click away. But I believe in the rule of exception and !K7’s DJ-KiCKS series is not only one of the first mix CD series, for me anyway, but also an exceptional one (again exceptions apply everywhere!)

Today, they’ve announced their latest addition from no other but Hotflush founder Paul Rose, better known for his music output under the names of Scuba and SCB. From his reputation as a DJ and his taste in selecting artists for his label, I have reason to believe he will continue the recent winning streak (I’m thinking of Apparat and MCDE) in the series. At least that’s what the tracklist suggests.01. Sigha – HF029B2
02. Surgeon – The Power of Doubt
03. DBridge – For Tonight
04. Badawi – Lost Highway (Incyde remix)
05. Peverelist – Sun Dance
06. Until Silence – The Affair
07. Addison Groove – An We Drop
08. Roska – Leapfrog
09. Trevino – Shorty
10. Beaumont – CPX11
11. Function – Two Ninety One
12. Braille – Breakup
13. Quest – Everybody in the Place
14. Sigha – Let Me In
15. George FitzGerald – Shackled
16. Jon Convex – Streetwalk
17. Mr Beatnick – Don’t Walk Away From My Love
18. Boddika – Acid Battery
19. Marcel Dettmann – Captivate
20. Arkist – Rendez-Vous (SCB edit)
21. Locked Groove – Drowning
22. Recloose – Tecumseh
23. Sigha – Where I Come To Forget
24. Sex Worker – Rhythm of the Night
25. Scuba – M.A.R.S.
26. Jichael Mackson – Gedons
27. Rivet – Running S
28. Recondite – Backbone
29. Ludovic Vendi – Mental Bright
30. Rivet – Slant
31. Scuba – Adrenalin
32. Sepalcure – Inside

Scuba’s DJ-KiCKS will be in stores on October 25, 2011. While this hasn’t been confirmed, we expect it to drop in the usual trilogy of CD, LP and a 12-inch with exclusive music.

Kaidi’s 5ive Album Launch

We have featured so many videos of Kaidi Tatham performing live (this and that and this) by now and we still can’t get enough. Here’s another one showcasing the man’s genius, recorded at his album launch party last week at London’s Mau Mau Bar.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Kaidi’s 5ive, we strongly suggest doing so. You can buy the CD on the Jazz Refreshed site and the digital release from the Bandcamp page.

Full Crate – Woofers & Dirt

Having played a number of festivals this summer, Amsterdam’s Full Crate decided to put together this 90 minutes mixtape, playing a wide selection of UK house and bass music. Just the kind of stuff we like, put together with much love and and nice cover by Punchdouble. You know why we love those Dutch guys.

01. Recloose – Electric Sunshine
02. Omar & Zed Bias – It’s So… (Zed Bias Remix)
03. Julio Bashmore – Um Bongo’s Revenge
04. Logo – La Vie Moderne (French Fries & Tony Senghore Remix)
05. Roska – I Need Love (ft. Anesha)
06. Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
07. Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix)
08. Omar & Zed Bias – Dancing
09. Zed Bias – Neighbourhood 09 (Roska Remix)
10. Platinum – Signals (Champion’s Gassed Up Dub Mix)
11. Katy B – Lights On Ft. Ms Dynamite
12. Lil Silva – Pulse vs Flex
13. Ms Dynamite – We Nuh Run (Sirenz Remix)
14. Breach – Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix)
15. Mclean – Finally in love (Champion Remix)
16. MJ Cole & Wiley – From the Drop
17. Alex RD – Elites
18. Redlight – Stupid
19. Dark Sky – High Rise
20. Seiji – Buzzcut
21. Jameson – Urban Hero
22. Magnetic Man – Fire (Ft. Ms. Dynamite)
23. Donaeo – Where’s Da Mandem At
24. Silkie – Wonder
25. Hudson Mohawke – Thank You
26. Swindle – Mood Swings VIP (22Beats Mix)
27. Machinedrum – GBYE
28. Hudson Mohawke – Turn Me Off
29. Africa Hitech – Out In The Streets
30. D Double E – Flava
31. DJ Hazard & D Minds – Mr Happy

Of course you can download this mix for repeated listening pleasure, just make sure to leave a comment if you like it!

Juk Juk – Winter Turn Spring

It’s good to see Four Tet‘s label Text Records growing the way it does. The latest addition is London’s Juk Juk with a track you might have heard on the latest Worldwide show.

I guess it’s no suprise this caught Kieran’s attention, fans of Four Tet should easily fall in love with this. As always, TEXT012 will be a vinyl exclusive release and you should find it in all good record stores from September 12, 2011!

Mixtape Monday #23

Here’s a micro-edition of our popular Mixtape Monday, featuring four new mixes and another we slept on before.

Let’s start this with Ital Tek‘s summer mix for Percussion Lab. The man will be on an extended tour through the United States in October. Listen to the mix and you’ll know why you want to go.

Barcelona based Cardopusher first came on our radar when he released his (highly recommended) album Yr Fifteen Minutes Are Up on Tigerbeat6. For FACT Magazine Portugal he contributed a mixtape containing music off that album as well as some unreleased joints.

George Fitzgerald had some strong releases on Aus Music and Hotflush this year. We also liked his mixes for URB Magazine and Sonic Router. He has made another one, this time for Resident Advisor!

Remember Sonar Kollektiv? They released a podcast mixed by their very own Stee Downes to promote a label night going down in September.

Lastly, here’s one we slept on before. It comes from Braille, who is one half of Sepalcure, and was released for Hotflush’s podcast series earlier this summer.

Barrington Levy – The Vibes Is Right (Om Unit edit)

In the last two or three years, we witnessed an overdose of (mostly disco) edits and I’m not unhappy this phenomenon slowly seems to come to an end. Not that I mind a good edit, but respectful reworks are rare. Om Unit, however, manages to keep a good balance between the original vibe of Barrington Levy’s classic tune and adding his own handwriting to it.

You can download the Om Unit edit as long as supplies last. And I suggest you do that while you’re still in that carnival mood!

May 14, 2012 As of today, you can buy one of 300 copies from Surus!

Volume 10 – mixed by Ritornell

Only a couple of days after our 3rd anniversary (previous claims were based on a rounding error), here is our tenth podcast mixed Austrian duo by Ritornell. The Austrian duo consists of Roman Gerold and Richard Eigner. If you haven’t heard their debut album Golden Solitude on Karaoke Kalk, you should’ve run across their stellar remix for Misel Quitno or maybe Dorian Concept’s remix of The Light, which featured Ninja Tune’s Andreya Triana on vocals.

Together they run their own label Wald Entertainment, and Richard also played the drums on Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma and the last Dimlite EP. With the latter he also performed live on several occasions, you might remember this video of Kalimba Lifeswamp.

For this mixtape, they chose music from their Karaoke Kalk mates, a brand new remix for Abby Lee Tee and some of their favorites.

Listen | Download | Subscribe (iTunes)01. Static – Motobecane
02. Abby Lee Tee – Morning Scene (Ritornell Rework)
03. Memotone – Eating The Sun
04. Origamibiro – Quad Time (Leafcutter John Remix)
05. Radiohead – Seperator (Four Tet Remix)
06. Fourcolor – Skating Azure
07. Tied And Tickled Trio & Billy Hart – The End Is The Same As The Beginning
08. Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer – Reshadub
09. Klaus – Pim
10. Cleptoclectics – Mix Vertically
11. Populous – Clap Like Breeze
12. (Secret Track)
13. One Little Plane – Rise
14. Fennesz – Reshift

Ritornell are currently working on their second album, as well as on an audiovisual interpretation of Nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek‘s play “MACHT NICHTS – Eine Kleine Trilogie des Todes”. Both are set for a release next year.

In the meantime check out tracks and remixes on their SoundCloud page, get more mixtapes on Percussion Lab, and connect via Twitter or Facebook.

Abby Lee Tee – Hungry Cats (Swede:art remix)

German beatsmith and podcast contributor Swede:art is working hard these days. His latest remix for Abby Lee Tee is now available on his SoundCloud page and I thought I’d give it a spot here.

The remixes of Abby Lee Tee’s Stray Cat EP will be out real soon, and it comes with contributions from Ritornell (more about them soon) and several other beatmakers from Austria and Germany.

In other news, Swede:art also released a new mixtape for GloBeats.

Jamie xx Essential Mix

It’s once again time to train your ears ignoring the most annoying voice in radio, but the latest Essential Mix from Jamie xx should be worth it.

Orbital – Belfast
Phanes – Lucky Woman
Ifan Dafydd – No Good
Harvey Mandel – Christo Redentor
Koreless – Lost in Tokyo
Floating Points – Sais
Wiley – Colder (Instrumental)
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Untitled
Pearson Sound – Untitled
DJ Deeon – Fine Hoes
Luke Vibert – Analord
New Look – Janet
John Tejada – Unstable Condition
Univac – Untitled (Track 1)
Aardvarck – Nosestep (Original Mix)
Jean Jacques Smoothie – 2 People
Instra:mental – Pyramid
Grimm Limbo – Fortune Favours the Brave
R A G – Rage (Spaventi &Aroy Raw Mix)
Ronnie Dyson – All Over Your Face
Jamie xx – Far Nearer (Bootleg)
Axel Boman – Purple Drank
Loosse – About You (feat. Yolanda)
Anette Party – Moreno (feat. Anita Coke)
Gino Soccio – Dancer
Mr Beatnick – Synthetes
Funke, Sacha vs Nina Kraviz – Moses (Stimming Remix)
Jamie xx & Gil Scott Heron – I’ll Take Care of U (Special DJ Version)
Genius of Time – Houston We Have a Problem
Austin Eterno/The xx – I Remember Shelter
James Blake – Libra (Edit)
Pangaea – Bear Witness
Holly Miranda – Slow Burn Treason
Peter Horrevorts – Siren
Chuck Roberts – My House (Acappella)
Virgo Four – Do You Know Who You Are?
Morning Factory – Diane’s Love
Karen Pollack – You Can’t Touch Me (Roc &Kato Vocal Beat Trip Mix)
War – The World Is A Ghetto (Special Disco Mix)
Marshall Jefferson – Mushrooms (Justin Martin Mix)
Radiohead – Bloom (Jamie xx Rework)

As usual, Core News have a copy for those who like to keep a good mixtape.

Central Line – Suprise Surprise (O. Boogie Edit)

I remember having this track in my inbox last week or so, but I really started enjoying O.Boogie‘s edit of Central Line on the hot summer day we had yesterday. Proper eighties vibe with a tropical touch.

If you’re into this, you might want to hurry before the download expires.

Kaidi Tatham – Kaidi’s 5ive

Kaidi Tatham - Kaidi's 5ive

Cover Artwork

The second album in Jazz Refreshed‘s 5ives series comes from a true genius, the multi-instumentalist and keys player extra-ordinaire Kaidi Tatham. If you liked his last longplayer In Search Of Hope, you will find a similiar vibe on the five tracks on this CD only release.01. Don’t Hide Your Love
02. To My Surprise
03. Dyno
04. For All Love In Time
05. Organic Juggernaut

You can get your copy from the Jazz Refreshed website, and if it’s not too late yet, you can pick up a copy at today’s album release party at London’s Mau Mau Bar.

5 tracks, 5 pounds – highly recommended!

August 31, 2011 Turns out there’s a digital release of Kaidi’s 5ive available on Bandcamp

Manz at Work Mixtape Vol. 2

We mentioned the first volume some weeks back, now IG Culture released a follow up to the Manz at Work mixtape. Both of them celebrate the launch of his new labels Holy Roller and HR2 and feature remixes, mash-ups, as well as some original productions.

01. Roll players anthem
02. A DJ saved my files last night
03. Mark de Clive Lowe feat. Rahel – Hope (Holy Roller remix)
04. Not 4 sale (NSM re-rub)
05. Nkrumah Santiago – Oneup (manship)
06. Planet rock (electro rewire re-rub)
07. Zapp (I.G Culture remix) – Look of computer love
08. Slum Village – Ez up (Tatham & Culture mix)
09. Holy Roller productions – Roll wid it
10. Scienz of life – Break the spell (SOS remix)
11. Holy Roller productions – Window seat (from the ‘what if’ series)
12. Holy Roller productions – Skooling

To get this thing, head over to the Holy Roller Bandcamp page, register with your email and download the whole thing for free!

Suzi Analogue – The Thing

Unlike the last time, I didn’t want to sleep on another Suzi Analogue video.

This one is taking from her recent 12-inch on Dopeness Galore, available in all good record stores!

Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody (Jimmy Edgar Remix)

Almost ten years old, Jimmy Edgar made this Aaliyah remix back in 2002. Yes, it’s that Aaliyah track and considering its age the remix still sound pretty damn fresh to me.

No download or anything, just thought I share this with you!

PMOI presents Dego Live in London

Dego Live


New York based Dego (of 4hero and 2000black fame) will make a stop in London in September to bring his latest masterpiece A Wha’ Him Deh Pon? to the stage. As usual he’s supported by Kaidi Tatham and Akwasi Mensah.

The whole thing takes place on September 15, 2011 at London’s C.A.M.P. with support from Eric Lau and Tanya Auclair.

For tickets and further informations visit Put Me On It!