Flying Lotus – Mister Murky Socks

With 13272 listeners before me I feel like posting some old news, but then I wouldn’t want to hold back a new Flying Lotus tune from you. Then again, this might sound somehow familiar to you and that’s because Mister Murky Socks is an alternate take of good old RobertaFlack, taken from 2008’s stellar Los Angeles album.

That leaves us wondering what Mr. Ellison is up to or if he’s just cleaning up his harddrive. Either way, I hope you enjoy this one!

Daedelus – An Armada Approaches (James Pants Remix)

It’s been quite some time since Daedelus released Righteous Fists of Harmony on the Brainfeeder label. Only yesterday Stones Throw announced a limited 7-inch revisiting one of the tracks from the record and you can listen to it below.

It’s Stones Throw’s very own James Pants on remix duties and in return Daedelus puts his hands on his track Thin Moon. Titled The Sound of Symmetry, the 7-inch is a collaboration between Stones Throw and Dublab and it’s already available for purchase.

RBMA Lecture: Scuba

Finally, the Red Bull Music Academy unlocked the lecture I wanted to post the other day: it’s Gerd Janson in conversation with Hotflush founder Scuba.

As usual, you can expect a talk about Scuba‘s influences, his early attempts at making music, setting up the label and so forth.

XLR8R Podcast by Africa Hitech

For a moment it felt like the Africa Hitech album 93 Million Miles was released ages ago, but it was only in May when Warp gave us this fantastic record. How good of XLR8R refresh my memory with their all new podcast by none other than the duo of Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek.

XLR8R Podcast by Africa Hitech

XLR8R Podcast by Africa Hitech (download)
01. Traxman – Footworkin’ on Air
02. DJ Tre – Ping Pong Trak
03. Jlin – Erotic Heat
04. Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
05. Cadenza – The Darkest Hype (Philip D. Kick Remix)
06. Africa Hitech – Out in the Streets
07. Africa Hitech – Out in the Streets (VIP)
08. Krampfhaft – Perfect Gain Structure
09. DJ Rashad – Welcome to the Chi
10. DJ Earl – Dragged
11. DJ Rashad & DJ Rome – Dat Shit Huff
12. Dillinja and Berti B – Lion Heart
13. LTJ Bukem – Horizons (Phillip D. Kick Remix)
14. Ballistic Brothers – I’ll Fly Away
15. Formula 7 – Soundboy
16. Marvellous Cain – Roll Dat Shit
17. Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, and Ninja Ford – Bad Boy Lick A New Shot
18. Traxman – Lifeeeee Is For Ever
19. Moondog – Viking 1

As always, XLR8R lets you choose between MP3 and high quality MPEG4 audio.

Com Truise – Daytrotter Session

Thanks to the Mount Kimbie session I first came across the Daytrotter website some months ago. While its archive doesn’t always match this blog’s taste, there are some gems worth checking out – like the latest from New Jersey’s Com Truise.

Com Truise - Daytrotter Session

In order to listen to the five tracks in this live session, you have to register for a Daytrotter account. There are two options available and both sound very fair to me: you can go for the payed option for only $2/month or try out the website for free for the next 30 days. Whichever you prefer, downloads are enabled for both options!

Deviation String Quartet

You’ve probably seen photos and heard snippets from Benji B‘s Deviation String Quartet. Now here’s the full performance recorded back in October at Red Bull’s Revolutions In Sound event on the London Eye.

Curated and programmed by Benji B, hosted by MC Judah with Kotono Sato and Rosie Langley on violins, Cat O’Hara on viola and Liinos Richards on violincello.

(thanks to Paul Pre!)

December 5, 2011 For your listening pleasure, here’s an audio recording from the session

January 3, 2012 Watch or listen to Benji’s 16-piece ensemble play at Maida Vale Studios

Machinedrum – Luster

A lovely b-side taken from Room(s), the album by Machinedrum released on Planet Mu last summer which was a favourite of mine this year.

Seems like there are no plans for the tune, wasn’t even a bonus track for Japan or something like that. Looks like we have to bear with this stream.

June 22, 2012 Apparently, the track will be part of the Electronic Explorations compilation and it’s now available for free download!

Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (Onur Engin Edit)

Here’s one track I can never get enough of, be it the original, the live version or this new edit by Onur Engin. For Swedish label G.A.M.M. he reworks two classic tracks by Kool & The Gang and James Mason and you’re invited to listen to the former… to give you a bit of a feeling for the weekend to come.

You can literally walk into a record store after work and pick up the release on 12-inch. Or you can order your copy from Juno, Rush Hour or Groove Dis.

RBMA Lecture: Pearson Sound

Actually I wanted to check whether the Scuba lecture was online already, but then I came across this one with Benji B talking to David Kennedy aka Pearson Sound. I’m only halfway through and I got to say it’s an extremely nice one to watch, because David has some good stories to share and he tells them in the most likeable way.

RBMA’s archive of new lectures is growing quickly, you can check some of them on their Vimeo page – hopefully the one with Scuba will follow soon!

Update The Scuba lecture is available as well, not sure whether I overlooked it previously

emanative & Ahmed Abdullah – Lions of Judah (Four Tet Re-Edit)

Many will associate Lions of Judah with Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide, as it opened the show week after week for a period of time. So it’s maybe no surprise his own Brownswood imprint releases a new version as tribute to Steve Reid, the American drummer who passed away last year.


The new version was recorded by emanative and comes with a Four Tet re-edit on the flip. As you might know, Kieran Hebden had a special relationship with Steve Reid himself, the two recorded several albums together between 2006 and 2008, a live recording was released only recently.

Lions of Judah will be out on 12-inch on December 12th and you can pre-order your copy starting today. The release will be accompanied by a charity event in London two days after, keep your eyes open for details.

January 3, 2012 As mentioned on Twitter yesterday, the liner notes for the release are now online

Sepalcure – Needle Exchange 080

With their much anticipated debut album out since Monday, it was only the question of who would get a mixtape by New York duo Sepalcure. Travis and Praveen went with selt-titled, with whom they also had a little chat.

As always, I suggest you get the download, tune in and read what Sepalcure have to say in this interview.

Their self-titled album is available now, you can pick copies on CD, LP and digital directly from the Hotflush Store – or the record dealer of your choice.

CDR Berlin Workshop: Theo Parrish

I was gonna write about the forthcoming CDR Knowledge event in December, but then I stumbled across an even nicer video: Theo Parrish in conversation with Tony Nwachukwu recorded in early October at CDR Berlin.

There are more talks like this with Henrik Schwarz, Gerd Janson, Basic Soul Unit or SoundCloud founder Eric “Forss” Walforss.

And if you’re in London and interested in production, mobile production in particular, check out the CDR Knowledge website for their upcoming event.

Gonjasufi – Nikels and Dimes

Talk about a new Gonjasufi record was making rounds for some time now and if I remember correctly Mark Pritchard tweeted producing tracks for it as well. Today Warp announced the forthcoming mini-album MU.ZZ.LE with a release date in January 2012, here’s first taste from it.

You can download the track in exchange for your email address. At this point I should also remind you of the free The Ninth Inning EP, which was released only last month.

Tokyo Slo-Mode

Whether you want to call it a fan video or just another Tokyo video using music from Cosmogramma, this looks simply awesome.

Love the grading and I guess I easily fall for well executed slow motion videos. This was done by Alex Lee and he’s got more on his Vimeo page!

Radiohead – Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3)

So I have been away for some days, but things are back at normal. Here’s one track from some days ago you have to hear if you haven’t already, it’s another version of Jamie xx rework for Radiohead.

This version wasn’t on the TKOL RMX 1234567 double-CD, but will be out on the 8th remix single starting tomorrow. Makes me rethink about my favourite remix in the series, can’t wait to get my hands on this (though this seems to be a digital only release – noooo!)

January 20, 2012 Young Turks just announced a limited release of the remix on vinyl. Pre-order from their shop today!