Watch an interview with the late Austin Peralta only days before his tragic passing. This was recorded at Warsaw’s Warsoul Sessions, where Austin and his trio played on November 3rd, 2012. In the interview, he talks about Chopin and other musical influences, travelling Europe, Brainfeeder, the meaning of music. And of course there are snippets from the live show throughout the video. Rest in peace!
A couple of days ago, just in time for the imminent apocalypse, Om Unit gathered some like-minded producers to put out a free compilation of jungle footwork, similar to his own Philip D Kick releases. As much as I love the entire compilation, Machinedrum‘s rework of FSOL has been the tune that has been on constant repeat. Listen to Pseudogeddon on their website or download for free.
Berlin-based producer James Creed provides the third release on the emergent Odd Socks record label. Since the first two releases by Josh T and Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND were so well received, it’s not a surprise that Top Pocket is another good one.
On the forefront of soulful, deep and leftfield house music the EP contains lazy grooves, sweet melancholy and crisp percussion which already led to the support from the likes of Axel Boman, Homework and Casino Times, just to name a few.
You can purchase the limited 10” vinyl via Phonica or get the digital release at Beatport.
One of the tracks that will surely end up on many best-of-2013 lists is Andrew Ashong’s Flowers. The London-based singers debut EP was produced by Theo Parrish, their second collaboration since the About Group remix. The Wot Not guys certainly like the track and put up an edit by Alphabet Heaven on their advent calendar.
Comes as a free download as do all the other tracks. The original is available on vinyl at Juno, HHV and maybe your local record store.
It have been busy days lately, but finally work rests over the holidays to come. Many emails caught up in my inbox during the abscence, one of them was the announcement for a new Huess EP. We haven’t heard any of his music since last summer’s Discards, but his latest holds six originals and it’s available for free.
And if you missed it before, let me also recommend the podcast Huess made for us earlier this year!
Californian Stones Throw and Serato teamed up for the second time to release two limited edition timecode records. Also featured on those are eight exclusive tracks from the label roster, including the one above: Jonti‘s Christmas Worm. One of my favourite artists on the label and, well, it’s Christmas time so why not post this tune?
The vinyl bundle is probably a pricey option for non-Serato owners, but if you can’t resist, you can buy this from Rush Hour or HHV. Release date is December 21, 2012.
This month in 2002, Lawrence Lessig’s non-profit organization Creative Commons released its first set of licenses. Los Angeles’ dublab, an internet radio station equally dedicated to an liberal and open culture, took this 10th anniversary to create an audiovisual mixtape featuring 100% of Creative Commons-licensed content.
01. Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood Ferguson – 8 Moons Blue
02. Nobukazu Takemura – Unknown Titl
03. Lucky Dragons – 13
04. Nite Jewel & Julia Holter – What We See
05. Yoko K – Into Infinity “Ear” Loop #1
06. Golden Hits – Pillowillow
07. Tujiko Go – Into Infinity “Ear” Loop #1
08. Yuk & Teebs – Estara
09. asonic garcia – “Endless Realm” (Bun/Fumitake Tamura remix)
10. Dntel – Guardian
11. Wake – Duckbag
12. Javelin – dublab decade jamz
13. DJ Lengua – Waterbeat
14. Derrick Winston – Jawhar
15. James Pants – Tonight, By The Moonlight
16. Matthewdavid – Jingle 3
17. Kentaro Iwaki – Into Infinity “Ear” Loop #5
18. Lucky Dragons – Real Fire
19. High Places – Unknown Title
20. Bradford Cox aka Atlas Sound – Unknown Title
21. Feathers – Eldritch
22. The Long Lost – You Own Backyard
You will find a list of full credits and the download for the music alone over at their website.
First Affine Records doesn’t release any music for a year, then they push out two quality releases within 2 months: Sixtus Preiss and Ogris Debris. Seems like the Viennese label warmed up properly to throuw in a third one by Zanshin, one half of the before-mentioned Ogris Debris. The only difference lies in the format, his new EP is a digital-only release, but the quality is high as usual. Muddle in the Middle came out on 12/12/12 and you can buy the two tracker directly from the label, Boomkat or iTunes.
It’s been three years since his last album Drift came out, but to me it feels much longer. The wait is almost over, following a first teaser, Jason Chung’s second album as Nosaj Thing will be out end of January. Titled Home, the record will be out through Los Angeles-based label Innovative Leisure and it features vocal collaborations with Kazu Makino and Toro y Moi. Here’s a look at the full tracklist.01. Home
02. Eclipse/Blue feat. Kazu Makino
09. Try (feat. Toro y Moi)
10. Phase III
11. Light 3
You can listen to snippets of the record on the Bleep website, where you can also pre-order a copy on LP, CD and several download formats. The release date for the former two is January 21st, the downloads will be available a day earlier.
Taken from Karriem Riggins latest album Alone Together, watch what Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen came up with in their crazy stereoscopic video for Round The Outside. I’m thankful for the reminder, as I still haven’t given the record a proper listen, something that I fear to be a terrible mistake! If you haven’t either, you can stream it on Spotify or go straight for the vinyl version.
It’s a good thing there’s actually no shortage of quality DJ mixes by Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO. He’s a regular on the label’s monthly Rinse FM show, has a Fabriclive CD coming out in January, and a couple of podcasts here and there. Only yesterday he played a guestmix on Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space show, you can listen to (or download) it below.
01. Bass Clef – Ghost Kicks In The Spiral
02. Kassem Mosse – We Speak To Those
03. Austin Cesear – Forest Forever
04. Funkineven – Beat Crash
05. Container – Acclimator
06. Bobby Konders – Massai Women
08. Recloose – LandScaping
09. Omar S – Busaru Beats
10. Bonquiqui – Sansoftime
11. Frak – First Snow In Harlem
12. Elgato – Dream
13. SoundStream – Love Jam
14. Taxi Cab – Chunk A Nova (Red Doug Remix)
15. M Gun – 2
16. Pearson Sound – Clutch
17. Old Apparatus – Eager Beaver
18. Kowton – Sketch 1
19. Kasai Allstars – Maukba Special
20. Round Three – Acting Crazy (Instrumental)
21. Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Jackhammer Jam
22. Ricardo Villalobos – Samma
23. James Blake – Roman Patience
The SoundCloud link might expire at some point, but you can also get the download from the BIS archive.
GoGo Penguin probably isn’t the ordinary name for a jazz trio. Though, and that could legitimize the chosen band name, the trio is everything but ordinary itself. GoGo Penguin – Chris Illingworth on piano, Grant Russell on bass and Rob Turner on drums – is a Manchester-based trio who just released their debut album Fanfares on Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records.
The three classical trained musicians met at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. After playing frequent gigs and jamming in the studio to new sounds they founded GoGo Penguin in 2009. As a trio the already performed with acts like Polar Bear, Django Bates and Acoustic Ladyland. As individual musicians they have performed and worked with the likes of Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra), Jon Thorne (Lamb), or Andy Sheppard. Furthermore they cite a diverse spectrum of artists such as Massive Attack, Bad Plus, Brian Eno and Debussy as their influences.
The seven songs strong Fanfares is an inspirational ride through a fusion of driven and energetic contemporary jazz, melodic harmonies and a touch of electronic elements. The atmospheric opening track “Seven Sons of Björn” is a wistful tribute to Esbjörn Svensson, the mesmerizing “Last Words” is inspired by Aphex Twin while others are by Miles Davis, Chopin or Einojuhani Rautavaara, a Finnish composer of classical music. All these different ingredients and the synergy of three open thinking musicians cause a powerful debut album.
You can listen and purchase the album at Bandcamp.
We haven’t posted a mixtape in a while and neither have we heard much from SBTRKT either. Luckily, the recent Young Turks special at London’s Boiler Room brought the two together and you can listen/download below (or watch on YouTube.)
01. SBTRKT – Hold On
02. SBTRKT – Right Thing To Do
03. Addison Groove – I Go Boom
04. Shadow Child – So High
05. 4hero – Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix)
07. Domu – Worldwide (Solid Groove’s Wednesday At Midnight Mix)
08. Disclosure – My Intention Is War!
09. SBTRKT – Living Like I Do
11. Machinedrum – No Respect
12. Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
13. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut
14. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (SBTRKT Remix)
15. SBTRKT – Wildfire
16. Machinedrum – Alarma
17. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Also, feel free to leave a comment if you can help us complete the tracklist!
Here’s another one I’ve been sleeping on, and it’s maybe a bit of a surprise to see this coming from New York’s DFA Records. Surprise because for the most part Larry Gus doesn’t sound like anything that ever came out on the label. Sure, there’s a disco beat here and there reminiscent of Liquid Liquid and the likes, but for the most part the record reminded me of James Pants, sometimes of Jonti. Certainly worth checking out, especially since it’s a free download. That said, let me also mention Larry did an exclusive mix for Dummy Mag.
Wow. What a heavy tune, easily the most genuine techno I’ve heard in a very long time. Chicago-based Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being first released The Lost Transmission on a highly limited CD-R back in 2010. More recently it made its premier on vinyl, thanks to the guys at Morphine Records. Copies are selling fast, but there are some left at Hardwax and Sounds of the Universe. Big up to RJC for the tip!