patten – RE-EDITS vol. 8

Those patten re-edits are always worth checking out, and the latest edition makes no difference. You better be quick on the download!

Kirkis – Worm Jelly

Eglo Records are giving us a glimpse to one of their upcoming album releases, a 7-inch by Australian producer Kirkis.

NameBrandSound – Nowadays Pressure EP

NameBrandSound, the brainchild by IG Culture and Bugz in the Attic’s Alex Phountzi, released their first EP this week on Ninja Tune’s Technicolour label.

K15 – The Black Tape

Our dear friend K15 launches a new series of beat tapes on INI Movement with this 7-tracker.

Awanto 3 – Opel Mantra pt. 1

Former Rednose Distrikt member Steven van Hullen is set to release his first solo-album under the Awanto 3 alias on the renowned Rush Hour label.

Seven Davis Jr. – P.A.R.T.Y. EP

Following a release on Kutmah’s label, Los Angeles’ Seven Davis Jr is readying a new 12-inch on Apron Records. Here is what it sounds like.

Sonar’s Ghost – The Remixes

Half a year after those Sonar’s Ghost tracks surfaced, Mark Force, Nu Era and others give them the remix treatment.

Mndsgn – Inedia

The follow-up to Mndsgn’s Breatharian tape impresses with four quality remixes and brand new original.

Ian O’Brien – I Was There 1995​-​2000

I remember writing about Ian O’Brien‘s plan to release new music, but completely missed it when he did so last October.

My Panda Shall Fly – Higher

Blog-turned-label Sonic Router are starting into the new year with a cassette release from South Londoner My Panda Shall Fly.

Dego & Kaidi EP

Long-time collaborators Dego and Kaidi Tatham teamed up with Eglo Record for their latest release, a 4-track EP that was released earlier this week.

Beat Box : A Drum Machine Obsession

On Record Store Day in late November, a new book by Joe Mansfield about his obsession for drum machines was published.

Nidhogg (with music by Daedelus)

Take a look at that, we’re featuring a video game for the very first time. Yes, it comes with a soundtrack by Daedelus, but that’s only half of the story.

Road to Essaouira

Bologna’s Fawda Trio and London trio LV (as Swamimillion) need your support to record a collaborative album in Morocco. Watch a video for their crowdfunding campaign.

My 2013 Picks

I guess I had to wait until the last day to be sure not to miss anything, but here it is: a list (!) of my favourite releases of the year.

Flying Lotus – Ideas+drafts+loops

On the occasion of reaching 300,000 followers on Twitter, Los Angeles producer Flying Lotus shared a download of several tracks he’s been involved in.

Actress – Ghettoville

Apart from the artwork, tracklist and a release date, there isn’t much to say about the forthcoming Actress album. It might be worth it though taking a look at the deluxe boxset.

Mndsgn – Breatharian

Fellow bloggers Fresh Selects launched their record label this week with a new beat tape by Los Angeles producer Mndsgn.

Mr Beatnick – The Synthetes Trilogy

Since Mr Beatnick‘s previous EPs deserve to be heard by a bigger audience, Don’t Be Afraid put out this collection of tracks.

Sons of the Morning – Speak Soon (Volume One)

We’ve been monitoring every little step of the Yellow Year label, eagerly awaiting the release of their first record. Now it’s finally out and a recommended buy!

Ogris Debris – Something Good

Austrian duo Ogris Debris, label-mates of Dorian Concept and Cid Rim, released a new 12-inch on disko404.

Cid Rim – Mute City

Following last year’s mini-album on LuckyMe, Vienna’s Cid Rim is readying his second release on the Glaswegian label.

Sonar Circle – Unreleased and Remastered

Following last week’s surprise from Dominic Stanton, here comes an album-sized collection of music under his old Sonar Circle moniker.

Bembé Ségué – Demo Album

What could have become Bembé Ségué‘s long-awaited debut album is now available in its unfinished form on her Bandcamp page.

Dego & The 2000black Family

Another year, another moniker for Dego and his longterm collaborators Kaidi Tatham and Akwasi Mensah. Their new record is due in September on Neroli.

Jonwayne – The Marion Morrison Mixtape

LA’s Jonwayne completes his trilogy of mixtapes for Stones Throw with The Marion Morrison Mixtape, available on cassette and as free download.

Sagat – Satellite

Belgian label Vlek has its 13th release out, a 4-track EP by Brussel-based producer Sagat and one not to be missed.