MED BLU MADLIB – Bad Neighbor

There’s little to say about a record with collaborators of the quality of MED, Blu, and Madlib. Nope, Madlib’s skills haven’t worn off. Yes, it’s great record. The incredible line-up includes guests such as MF Doom, Dâm-Funk, Frank Nitt, Oh No, Anderson Paak, Hodgy Beats… Why do I feel like trying to sell something that’s already sold?

Just go on, get your copy. Don’t let that fugly sleeve spoil the whole thing, just think about what Bo Diddley sang. You can buy this everywhere: Rappcats, iTunes, your favourite record store. Everywhere!

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. Not the best quality, but too good to remain unmentioned. Also, first new post in 2014. “Keeping the funk alive”, or so they say.

XLR8R Podcast by Dâm-Funk

XLR8R Podcast by Dâm-Funk

It’s been a while since we last dedicated a single post to a mixtape, but a couple of minutes into the latest XLR8R podcast, I knew this is the one. It was put together by Pasadena funk ambassador Dâm-Funk and it’s dubbed “The Healing”. He also clarifies, that “no re-issues, mp3 files, nor CD’s were used in the creation of this mix.”01. Libra Jones & Nicole Morris – 1-800-Cocaine/I Made a U-Turn
02. Jeff Rowan – New Guy
03. Rick Bowles – Your Loss
04. Future World Orchestra – Tenderness
05. Moon B. – Untitled Interlude
06. Hans Lundin – V
07. Peter Schafer – No Human Touch
08. Happy the Man – Knee Bitten Nymphs in Limbo
09. Issei Noro – Transparency
10. Double Fantasy – Food for Fantasy
11. Dam-Funk – Indigo
12. Marcos Valle – Pior Que E
13. Sneaker – No More Lonely Days
14. Steve Marrs – Somebody Somewhere
15. Tanya Blount – Through the Rain
16. E.T. – Magic in the Air
17. Spinners – Games People Play
18. [Bonus Track] Golden & McCullers – Dreams (D-F Vocal Re-Freak)

You can download this mix in to flavors, just head over to the XLR8R and choose your preferred format!

Dâm-Funk – Tunnels

My love for Dâm-Funk is largely based on LAtrik, the first part of his Toeachizown album. That one came with the track Tunnels, which is probably unheard by the many out there who still buy CDs – until now!

Obviously, Damon didn’t want to leave out anybody who who doesn’t have the chance play vinyl records and decided to give it away as a free download. Enjoy and say thanks!

Weekend Mixtapes

Wax Poetics celebrates its ten-year anniversary with their 50th issue, also known as the Prince Issue. And since there’s probably nobody on this planet who knows his funk better than LA’s Dâm-Funk, he was asked to together a special Prince Mixtape.

The Hudson Mohawke Valentine’s Day mixes have become sort of a tradition. No difference this year, you can download the fifth edition on LuckyMe.

And here’s another Valentine’s mix, this time put together by Los Angeles beat scientiest Shlohmo.

One of the highlights this week must have been Julia Holter‘s contribution to the FACT Mix series. Not an everyday mixtape!

Next up a triplet of house mixes: BNJMN promotes his DJ set at Italy’s SRSLY, Pinch has become Another Dubstep DJ playing House Music, and the Innervisions guys shared Dixon‘s recent set at Boiler Room.

And lastly, here are some oldskool vibes from Doc Scott and MC Conrad, recorded 1996 in Berlin.

Dâm-Funk – Hood Pass Intact (Instrumental Re-Freak)

Despite being over two years already, there’s nothing coming close to Dâm-Funk‘s pre-album release Let’s Take Off (Far Away) – if you ask me. It had the strongest album tracks in one place and sold for a more reasonable price than the Toeachizown box set.

When I saw this 2011 rework popping up on my SoundCloud dashboard I had to give it a try. It’s quite a raw version of the track, but I’m still falling for its impeccable groove. It’s a free download and it even comes as an uncompressed WAV file.

Weekend Mixtapes

Not much time for a proper post, as I wanna catch some rays of sunshine while still in Berlin. So here’s a selection of mixtapes to get you through the weekend.

BNJMN mix for URB Magazine
Vakula did this Mix from Daze Gone By
Dam-Funk‘s guestmix for Beats in Space
Deadboy‘s Halloween Mix 2011 (and last year‘s)
-Wolf Music’s KRL made a mix for TIEF London
Kutmah played a Kool Keith Special on radio last weekend

Hope there’s something for you. I’m out, have a nice weekend!

Dâm-Funk – Show Me The Way

Straight from the City of Roses comes this modern funk tune courtesy of Dâm-Funk. You might have heard this one on Master Blazter mix CD Blazt Off, but this is the full unmixed version of the same track.

If you think this is a keeper, you can download it while the supplies last and tell Damon what you think of it.

Blazt Off Mix by Kutmah

This Master Blazter mixtape has been around for quite some time, but I only came across this through Computer Jay‘s SoundCloud page. Master Blazter is a Los Angeles based collective of Dâm-Funk, J1 and Computer Jay.

01. J1 – Water
02. Computer Jay – Funktronic
03. J1 – Feel in The Blank
04. Dâm-Funk – Just Wanna Ride
05. J1 – Rescue – J1
06. Dâm-Funk – Show Me The Way
07. Dâm-Funk – She Lights Me Up
08. J1 – Slang Talk
09. J1 – 44th Chamber
10. Dâm-Funk – I Don’t Just Do Beats..I Do music
11. Computer Jay – Thunder Horns
12. Computer Jay – I was Wrong..I Take It Back
13. Computer Jay – Maintain
14. Computer Jay – Visa Stamp
15. Computer Jay – Whip
16. J1 – Sunny
17. Computer Jay – Bearclaw
18. Computer Jay – Phantom

Click to download the mix and make sure to leave a comment on SoundCloud.

Mixtape Monday #16

Bristol’s Peverelist, owner of Rooted Records and the man behind the Punch Drunk label, deliveres an exclusive mix for Resident Advisor’s podcast series.

With Splazsh, Werk Discs founder Actress came up with on of the most adventurous albums of the year. Only recently he visited Gilles Peterson to talk about the album, his influences, the usual stuff. Get the podcast!

The duo Mount Kimbie has been among the performers at this year’s 10 Days Off festival. Their live performance is available for download, sets from other performers can be found here.

Coco Bryce recorded a new mix for Pipedown and The Gaslamp Killer played on East Village Radio (stream).

Taken from Mary Anne Hobb’s radioshow, Dam-Funk offers his The Future of Modern Funk for free download.

Rinse FM had Floating Points and Kyle Hall on the same show the other week. Fortunately, you can download (direct link!) that and listen again – don’t let filename fool you!

And lastly, two mixes I only learned about recently: the Colours Amsterdam mix by Beat Dimensions honcho Cinnaman and Analogiques Volume 2 by Fulgeance (click for the first one!)

Dâm-Funk – A Day At The Carnival

One of the better freebies by Los Angeles funkmaster Dâm-Funk, which probably explains how this ended up on the forthcoming Proximity One compilation by Proximal Records.

You can download this for free on Rcrd Lbl, the compilation should be available on August 8th, 2010.

Also check out Dâm-Funk’s new 12-inch on Stones Throw, the guys at Moovmnt have more on that!

Dâm-Funk – Paradise

The Ambassador of Boogie Funk, Dâm-Funk, is back with a free download for everybody. He has been giving away some of his music for a while now, but the epic “Paradise” is clearly a stand-out.

If you prefer to keep this, you can download it here or there. For any of his future give-aways, you should follow the Dâm Funk on Twitter.

(via YSK)

Weekly Bits 4/2010

Some long awaited releases have been on sale since last week. José James‘ second LP Blackmagic was delayed a couple of times already, but now it’s finally available on CD.

LA’s Stones Throw label has two new releases out now, one of them being the 5-LP box set of Dâm-Funk’s album Toeachizown. The second new offering is quite a surprise to me, it’s the instrumentals of Mayer Hawthorne‘s A Strange Arrangement.

Paul Pre, the man behind the latest podcast, is about to launch his club night Vast and now offers his own podcast series. You can listen to the first three on Mixcloud.

Meatskull have posted this very exclusive mixtape from Massive Attack’s 3D. Back in 2002, this was a give-away to the first 200 attendees of a Nocturne club in Bristol.

More than six hours of music are featured on this recording of a Move D party in Switzerland. Fans of deep house and minimal techno need to grab this 529 megabyte monster!

Chances are high you will find me tuned in on Lukid’s Ustream channel on Monday evening. Lukid, Bullion and Luke Vibert are now featured on a new 12-inch on Ghostly. Limited release, be quick!

Dazed Digital have posted some of Carlos Nino’s favorites. That’s favourite bands, labels, websites and books.

The RBMA in London will kick off real soon and together with Resident Advisor, they curate this special event. Carl Craig, Moritz von Oswald, Matmos, Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwartz – what are you waiting for?

And speaking of books, the author of my favourite novel The Catcher in the Rye, Jerome David Salinger has passed away this week. Rest In Peace!

Dâm-Funk – Mirrors

Just in time to remember us of the upcoming release of the 5-LP box set of Toeachizown, the ambassador of funk presents his new video for the track Mirrors.

The debut from Dâm-Funk is already out on double-CD and digital download. You can pre-order the vinyl box on the Stones Throw website, the official release-date is January 4, 2010.

Dâm-Funk & Nite Jewel

I remember Dâm-Funk announcing a collaboration with Nite Jewel on a radio show some weeks ago. While I don’t remember the exact show, XLR8R has posted this video, accompanying them as they sit together for some recordings.

Make sure you also grab their track Am I Gonna Make It, which is also hosted by XLR8R.