Already famous for his wonderful work with fellow Los Angeles natives including the extended Brainfeeder family, Stones Throw Records, or Low End Theory, photographer Theo Jemison produces this video about Gaslamp Killer. Starting with an interview clip with the parents, the video centers a live performance at LA’s Mayan Theatre with a line-up including the likes of Dexter Story, Kamasi Washington, Amir Yaghmai and the Killer himself.
Four years have passed since these tracks were recorded at various Caribou live shows in Belgium and the UK, now Dan Snaith is selling them for a good cause. What makes this EP stand out is the line-up involved in the Caribou Vibration Ensemble: Four Tet and James Holden on synthesizers, Ahmed “Sinkane” Gallab on drums, a three piece brass section, flutist, and Dan Snaith himself on vocals, synth and electric guitar.
Available on Bandcamp for $3 (or more) with all proceeds going to Gendered Intelligence.
Ready for some acoustic music for a change? London ensemble Stompy’s Playground teamed up with the London Contemporary Voice choir to record a live reinterpretation of Lusine‘s minor hit single Two Dots taken from his 2009 album A Certain Distance. Goosebumps!
Ah, that Kenny Dixon Jr guy, never ceases to amaze, don’t you think? And since I don’t even know what to say after watching this, let me leave you to his showmanship and a final note that his supporters on stage are none other than John Arnold and Jeremy Ellis.
Bonus: Same track performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival nine years earlier.
(via Green Tea Session)
A couple of days ago, the trio of Laurel Halo, Demdike Stare and Shackleton each played a live-set at the St John-at-Hackney church in London. Laurel Halo’s Chance of Rain easily gained the top spot of my favourite albums last year, and since then I’m paying a little extra attention to her doings.
PS: you can also check out the Shackleton live-performance that night.
Not only my favourite tune on the last Julia Holter record, but also the track giving me the chills while hearing it live (and before the album release.) So, this one gives you a slight impression of that feeling, a live version of “Hello Stranger”, a cover of the 1963 Barbara Lewis hit single, recorded during rehearsals.
The album Loud City Song was released in 2013 on Domino Records.
2008 not only marked the fifth year after the passing of composer and electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram, but also the 50th anniversary of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop. On the occasion, a tribute event took place that year at London’s The Royal Festival Hall. Among the performers were DJ-Kicks contributor Andrea Parker and Daz Quayle, who were invited to perform a live concert incorporating some of Oram’s sounds. The concert eventually lead up to the making of Private Dreams and Public Nightmares (reviewed in The Quietus), a full album of reworks and reinterpretations based on Oram’s music, and released in 2011 on Parker’s own Aperture Records.
Also featured on the record is a live recording made at The Roundhouse, which you can hear and watch in the video above.
Daphne Oram has been nicknamed one of the “Radiophonic Ladies”, alongside Delia Derbyshire and Maddalena Fagandini, who were known for their early use of electronic instruments and tape recorders. For further information, visit the Daphne Oram Collection and listen to this Radio 3 documentary.
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, two of them taken from his latest album No Better Time Than Now. You can watch the entire session (including an interview) above or check out the individual tracks Ringleader, Perfect Crime, R Life and Ann Arbor part 3 & 4.
If you’re following Cid Rim on Twitter, you were probably anticipating the radio session he’s been teasing us with for days. Apparently, the thing is hitting the airwaves today on Austrian radio (Dorian Concept did that, remember?) and for the rest of us, here is a track to get a glimpse of what that mind sound like. Also, with the end of the year approaching, I think this is a good reminder of the Mute City EP, which the Austrian drummer and producer released this autumn on Glasgow’s LuckyMe label.
December 21, 2013 You can now download all tracks from the session or watch a video recording.
Only yesterday, Mark de Clive-Lowe called for support for his new record, an album he hopes to fund over the Kickstarter platform. As if the multi-instrumentalist had to prove his talent on the knobs and keys, he also shared this one-take cover version of the Wynston Marsalis-sampling dancefloor classic Hot Music.
Update You can also download the track from Mark’s SoundCloud page!
Having delivered a stunning new album for Ghostly, Detroit’s Shigeto is now taking it to stages around the world. The video above captures nearly one hour of such a live performance, it was recorded back in July at the Festival des Haute de Garonne in, you guessed it right, France.
Here’s our second Shigeto post for today, this time following the Ghostly-signed producer as he plays a cut from his new album in a car the middle of the desert of Idaho. That, of course, sounds a lot like Into The Wood’s Carsick series, who regularly invite producers for a ride.
Watch Bibio and friends in an acoustic session, performing three tracks taken from his latest album Silver Wilkinson on Warp Records. From top to bottom: ‘You Won’t Remember‘, ‘Sycamore Silhouetting‘ and ‘Raincoat‘:
All three tracks are available as a free download at the cost of your email address.
Sit back and watch a haunting combination of sound as visuals, as Old Apparatus perform live for the next 26 minutes. The music is taken from their forthcoming Compendium CD, a collection of tracks from their last couple of vinyl EPs on their own Sullen Tone imprint. Available tomorrow!
June 18, 2013 You can download the audio-track of the recording on SoundCloud
The Healer by Madlib/Erykah Badu
Dutch producer Binkbeats runs one of the most impressive YouTube channels I’ve ever come across. There he regularly covers contemporary beats with an array of (sometimes obscure) analogue equipment, an MPC and laptop.
Getting There by Flying Lotus
So far there is music from Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus and Lapalux reinterpreted. if he maintains the pattern, there will be a new track each month (hopefully!) Luckily, these invite you to repeated listens.
Without You by Lapalux
Simply. Brilliant. Stuff.