What Difference Does It Make?

Already in their 15th year, the Red Bull Music Academy is celebrating this milestone with the release of a free documentary about making music.

Weekend Mixtapes #42

The first edition of Weekend Mixtapes this year features the likes of Floating Points, Huerco S, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Kirk Degiorgio and Hudson Mohawke behind the decks.

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.

The Aardvarck ’88-’93 B-Side

Crazy Dutchman Aardvarck shares his love for old house records on this 53 minute long mixtape.

Thundercat – Evangelion / We’ll Die

Taken from his 2013 album Apocalypse, watch a new video by Brainfeeder associate Thundercat.

Strange U – Strange Universe in Africa

We’ve previously called Strange U the most exciting hip hop act coming out the UK right now, and this new cut from the duo is only manifesting that bold statement.

Martyn – Vancouver (Head High Remix)

Months after first appearing on the Hessle Audio radioshow, the long awaited Head High remix is finally out on vinyl (and almost sold out!)

Metalheadz Sunday Sessions

Goldie’s Metalheadz dug out an old VHS documenting their Sunday Sessions club night at the Blue Note club and shared it through their YouTube channel.

Mndsgn – Inedia

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

Sons of the Morning – Sundays Buzzabout (Kelpe Remix)

Look at that, our dear friend Kelpe is back with a remix for Los Angeles’ Sons of the Morning, the duo compromised of Prefuse 73 and Teebs.

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.

Kaidi Tatham – Test Mastering Nose

Following the Dego & Kaidi EP on Eglo, the former Bugz in the Attic keyboard is sharing a new demo with the world. Listen!

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.

Jameszoo – Cogwheel Gag (Dimlite Cover)

Dutch producer Jameszoo was so kind to share a track by his live-band with us, a cover-version of Dimlite‘s “Cogwheel Gag”.

Dis|cover 2013… with Sven Swift

Like (almost) every year, we waited for the best-of frenzy to cool off, so we could put the spotlight on one of our favourite features. This year, it’s Error Broadcast co-founder Sven Swift sharing his favourite cover artworks with us.

Dim Grimm – Proton Drive Mix

Mixtapes from Swiss producer Dimlite are a bit of a rare thing, so we were happy to find out about this fundraiser mix for the folks at dublab.

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.

Mr Beatnick – Boiler Room Mix

Recorded at the Boiler Room x Sounds of the Universe event back in November 2013, listen to London’s very own Mr Beatnick spin some house records for you.

Mo Kolours – Mike Black

Following his three EPs on the label, producer, singer and percussionist Mo Kolours is now set to release his debut album on One-Handed Music. Listen to a first full song.

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.

Dâm-Funk – I Wanna Be With U

Los Angeles’ Dâm-Funk is at it again, posting old tracks like this cassette outtake recorded in 1992.

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.

Shigeto live on KEXP

Before he played at this year’s Decibel Festival in Seattle, Zach Saginaw aka Shigeto payed KEXP radio a visit to perform a couple of tracks live

BINKBEATS – J. Dilla Live Mixtape

The latest video Dutch producer and multi-instrumentalist BINKBEATS is a medley of four J. Dilla productions. Do not miss!

Dimlite – Tonight

TV on the Radio is a band I hear about a lot, but probably never listened to. Here is Dimlite‘s cover version of one of their tracks, available for free download!