Weekend Mixtapes #47

New York’s FaltyDL is about to release his second album on Ninja Tune in less than a month. As always, this goes hand in hand with a promo mixtape like the one above.

Detroit’s Kyle Hall last record came out on Hyperdub, but his 30-minute long Wavey Baby mix was probably made just for fun.


This week’s Solid Steel show has two exciting guest mixers, the first half was put together by one of my favourite producers last year, Keysound’s Logos. It almost feels like Cologne’s Damiano von Erckert puts out mixes on a weekly basis, and so the second half of the show belongs to him.

Let’s end this week’s selection with two mixes broadcasted on LA’s Dublab radio. Tom Chasteen put together an hour long Scientist Tribute Mix, and John Tejada plays a special live hardware set.

Weekend Mixtapes #40

Trust me, today we’re giving your weekend plans a special treatment, because ahead of you are some best mixtapes we had in this series so far.

This week, Paul Woolford unveiled the fantastic Soul Music album under his Special Request moniker. If you ask me, it’s a close second to the DJ Rashad album on Hyperdub—but this discussion belongs elsewhere. Today we’re talking about the Special Request mixtape for the XLR8R podcast, a 60-minute journey through oldskool breaks from the likes of Ray Keith, Paradox, Krust, Alpha Omega or Photek. Cleary my favourite mixtape this week!

If the paragraph above got your mouth watery, check out the latest show from the Hessle Audio camp. Ben UFO supported by Hemlock co-founder Andy Spencer!

After endless attempts to win him for a guestmix, Big Up Magazine could finally persuade Deep Medi recording artist Silkie to do just that. Their 75th podcast runs for 90 minutes and sounds like there is nothing but Silkie’s own music on it.

DJ Broadcast keeps the London-Amsterdam connection alive as they received an exclusive mix from Hyperdub-signed trio LV. Again, it runs for 90 minutes and features nothing but remixes by the guys.

Our friends at Sonic Router recommend the Altered Natives presents Dr. Cockblocktopus mix. I only had a chance to skip through yet, but I liked what I heard while doing so.

Say good-bye to London, it’s time to head for Detroit. The second XLR8R mix we’d like to recommend this week comes from none other than Kyle Hall, who plays music from the cities’ rich heritage.

To end this week’s selection, we’d like to share an older radio mix from Titonton Duvanté. Back in the olden days, the Brooklyn-based DJ and producer almost single-handedly responded to what happened on the other side of the pond in West London, fusing the sound broken beat and Detroit techno. You can find his mix recorded in 2002 on his SoundCloud page.

Weekend Mixtapes #35

We’ll keep it short this week, because basically we think that you can’t ask for much more when Resident Advisor puts out a podcast mixed by Kyle Hall and XLR8R responds with someone like Omar-S. Well, we secretly hoped that a third party, say FACT Magazine, would jump in with another from Theo Parrish, but of course that didn’t happen (they have L-Vis 1990 this week!) Anyway, the before-mentioned third generation of Detroit producers also have new releases in store: Kyle Hall’s debut album The Boat Party and Omar-S’ Thank you for Letting Me be Myself.

Since we mentioned them on our Twitter stream earlier this week, let us also notify you about the new Beats in Space guestmix by Four Tet and Bibio’s podcast for The Fader.

All good, see you next time!

Weekend Mixtapes #31

Okay, I’m in the middle of something and I’ll be gone for a couple of days. So, this will be a very quick rundown of mixtapes worth checking out this weekend.

FaltyDL invited Loefah and Dego to play with him on NTS Live
Kyle Hall B2B FunkinEven at the Boiler Room
Pépé Bradock did a very special mix for Roof.fm
– Detroit’s Rick Wade was invited to play on the Smugglers Inn podcast
Jam City on the latest Resident Advisor podcast
The New Jerusalem hosted by Bullion
– …and another Boiler Room session by Jeremiah Jae

Have a nice weekend all!

Kyle Hall aka KMFH – The Boat Party

Kyle Hall aka KMFH - The Boat Party

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Oh yes, here’s some good news from Kyle Motherfucking Hall. Following at least 10 EPs on renowned labels such as FXHE, Hyperdub, Third Ear Recordings and his own Wild Oats imprint, the young and most gifted Detroit producer has announced the release of his debut album titled The Boat Party. A quote from the press release states that “you can find tracks that have soulful, funky, and organic feels, while others have a more abstract, mechanical, and robotic sentiments”, which basically sounds like this:A1. KIXCLAP$CHORD$NHAT$
A2. Dr. Crunch
A3. Spoof
B1. Flemmenup
B2. Crushed
C1. Finnapop
C2. Grungy Gloops
D1. Measure2Measure

The record will be out in mid-April, no detailed release date yet. However, you can pre-order your copy directly from the label and leave all the trouble to the postman. Oh yes!

Mixtape Monday.. on a Tuesday?!

Just a quick one for the latest edition of Mixtape Monday, so let’s get started.

The latest edition of Electronic Explorations has a mix I’m very excited about. It comes from New York’s Machinedrum, who also got an album in reach.

Glasgow’s LuckyMe always has mixtapes worth checking out, but this time it’s their very own Eclair Fifi having a guest spot on URB’s podcast.

Last weeks’s FACT podcast had a mix from Silkie, which reminds us the London based producer readies his follow-up to our much loved City Limits.

And lastly grab this B2B session from Kyle Hall and FunkinEven. Over and out!

Update Ooops, I just figured it’s not even Monday today!

Kyle Hall on NTS Radio

Need I say more, it’s the KMFH spinning 100% pure goodness in his set on NTS Radio!

Starts nicely with Theo Parrish’s go on Can Take It, Stacey Pullen remixing Sade and some early Derrick May joints under the name Rhythim is Rhythim. If you’re into the sounds of Detroit, get the download instantly!

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!)

Kyle Hall Hustles Harder

The folks at On-Point TV once again came up with a great video interview, this time they sat down with one of the biggest name out of Detroit lately: Kyle Hall!

While he’s probably still best known for his work for Hyperdub, he recently provided remixes for Jimi Edgar, Space Dimension Controller and has been featured on a new compilation from Rick Wilhite.

Weekly Bits 24/2010

Despite the ongoing World Cup, I think it’s time to revive that old fashion of weekly bits again.

With Form, producer AFTA-1 presents his latest art project: 100 cassettes with all new music, each wrapped in 1/100th piece of a painting. And if you threw your last walkman away 15 years ago, you can get a digital version as well!

Mixtape-wise, I was mostly listening to the latest Beats in Space show with Kompakt head Michael Mayer (and his set from Sunday Best) or James Holden’s guestmix for the XLR8R Podcast. You might also be interested in this free Jeremiah Jae mixtape or the Kirk Degiorgio podcast for Bleep43

New in stores are the Break Off EP by SBTRKT & Sampha with two tracks first heard on their Worldwide appearance, a picture disc (!) by Jimmy Edgar with a nice Kyle Hall remix, or a new one from Martyn on Ostgut Ton. You might also want to check out the debut album from Swede:art, now available on CD and download.

Recommended free tracks come from Kelpe, fLako and Greymatter.

If you’re into photography, have a look at these portraits by Morgan O’Donovan. He’s had the likes of SBTRKT, Pariah, Brackles, Sinden or Greenmoney in front of his camera.

A bit older, but never mentioned: Flying Lotus interviews Ikonika, SBTRKT mix for Benji B.

XLR8R Podcast by Kyle Hall

Another mixtape from young Detroit producer Kyle Hall, whose releases on FXHE, Hyperdub and his own Wild Oats imprint have caused a lot of attention lately. Great follow-up to the Worldwide Podcast from the other week, don’t sleep!

XLR8R Podcast by Kyle Hall01. Hakim Murphy – The Artificial Tsunami
02. Scott Grooves – Afro Riddum
03. Drexciya – REFF Rhythms
04. Fatima – On the Go
05. Kyle Hall – Must See
06. Theo Parrish – White Label SS40
07. Karizma – Jill Scott, Just Want to Be Loved
08. Marcel Fengler – Yaki
09. Alex Omar Smith – Simple Than Sorry (Phaser Mix)
10. Kaidi Tatham – Do What You Gotta Do
11. Chez & Trent – All About You
12. Jimmy Edgar – Hush (Kyle Hall’s Metro Retro Mix)
13. Schmoov – Playground
14. Hanna – About You
15. BSMNT City Anymle Kontrol – The Perfekt Sin

Available in two formats from the XLR8R website, your choice!

Kyle Hall on doDetroit TV

doDetroit sits down with Motor City’s uprising young producer Kyle Hall (Wild Oats, Hyperdub) for an interview.

If you haven’t yet, also check out the interview with Gilles Peterson for his podcast series.

Worldwide Podcast with Kyle Hall

Gilles Peterson already had Kyle Hall on his show a couple of weeks back. He also recorded a podcast with the young Detroit producer at the Brownswood Basement, which went online a couple of days ago.

Kyle Hall © Joshua Hanford01. Innerzone Orchestra – At Les
02. Kyle Hall – Must See
03. Theorem vs. Swayzak – Devil Of Rotations
04. Space Dimension Controller – Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere (Kyle Hall Remix)
05. Soulphiction – Liquid Patterns
06. Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer (Kyle Hall Remix)
07. Kyle Hall – Body Of Water
08. Big Strick – Buckle Up!
09. Scott Grooves – Old Skool

I did not listen to that radio-show, but I hear the conversation went much smoother on this podcast. So why not download it?

Weekly Bits 15/2010

Let’s start the latest weekly bits with a remainder from the previous week. The Roots played enough cover-versions of Dilla Joints to fill an album, but they decided to give those away for free!

Another full-lengtt is available for streaming, it’s Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson Zwei, which is now out on CD and MP3 through !K7.

This week has also saw the release of the anticipated new album from Matthew Herbert, the first in his ONE Trilogy.

The other week I have mentioned a teaser to Behind Closed Doors 2, a documentary on young beatmakers such as K15, FS Green, BUG, Sir OJ and many others. Check out this new and extended trailer.

You have probably seen this article on Information Is Beautiful, as it circulated quite a lot. It’s basically a picture of pie charts showing how much musicians earn on the internet. Quite sad!

Lastly, here are a couple of mixtapes for you. Kyle Hall uploaded his guest-mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ radioshow. Hoya:Hoya celebrated the launch of their blog with a live-recording from Daedelus. 7even Recordings boss Greg recorded the Modulation Mix with new and exclusive music from the label.