Weekly Bits 26/2012

In the coming week, 2012’s Bloc is taking off in London. Over the past weeks, the makers of the festival did a series of interviews with some of the artists performing. Check out the videos with Steve Reich, Apparat and Nicolas Jaar.

As you should know by now, Rob Booth has just released the first Electronic Explorations compilation. That’s 60 tracks for only ₤5! If you’re not convinced yet, here’s a mixtape with all the tracks.

Another big mix I wanted to post earlier this week is the latest in One-Handed‘s Dedication series. It comes from Turkish singer Ahu and she introduces the listener to one of her favourite jazz singers: Blossom Dearie.

Pitchfork gave away a remix by Illum Sphere for a track off Lorn‘s new album on Ninja Tune – grab it while you can!

Following John Tejada‘s excellent Parabolas, the renowned techno producer teams up once more with Kompakt for a new album. XLR8R has more details on that.

Once a film student, Flying Lotus made some attempts at directing music videos before. His latest was done for Jeremiah Jae‘s new single on Brainfeeder: Money.

And lastly, here’s one more mixtape courtesy of Addison Groove, also available for free download.

Weekend Mixtapes

Good Morning from Berlin! Morning has long been over, but I’m still in bed to compile this list of weekend mixtapes.

In anticipation of the forthcoming second Minimal Wave compilation, Veronica Vasicka has completed her another podcast for Stones Throw. And while we’re at it, you can get the advance releases of Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2 on the newly introduced subscription service on drip.fm.

Seriously, when does a man like FaltyDL get some sleep. Restlessly putting out music and there isn’t exactly a shortage of DJ mixes. His latest is available for download and stream at Concepto Radio.

Surefire Agency spent the week uploading old and new mixtapes froms the artists it represents. Among them is this Jukebox Mix by Addison Groove.

The all new Solid Steel show confused me for a second. Labeled as a Four Tet mix, it’s actually Bristolian Pinch doing a guestmix on the latest show.

Mixmag has a feature on Will Saul, founder of Aus Music. Interview and a short mix can be found on their website.

And lastly, LDLDN has tipped me off with this archive of old jungle mixtapes. Should keep you busy for a while!

Addison Groove – An We Drop

Berlin’s !K7 gives one final taster to their new DJ-Kicks which drops tomorrow. It’s one of six exclusives on the mix and it is courtesy of Bristolian Addison Groove.

There hasn’t been any mentioning whether there will be any 12-inches alongside the new DJ-Kicks. Previous editions were accompanied by EPs with tracks exclusive to the mix. In any case, Scuba‘s addition to the series will be available on CD and 2-LP.

Addison Groove – Footcrab VIP

Another free track for Christmas, this time coming from producer Addison Groove and the Swamp81 label. This is the VIP version of his omnipresent track Footcrab, which came out earlier this year.

Now grab this download, make sure you also got his mix for FACT and check out the forthcoming Sexual Out/Work It Out.