Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe – Ghostgirl (KRTS Remix)

2012 not only saw the 10th anniversay of German label Project: Mooncircle, they also delivered some strong releases that year, most notably the Kidsuke album and KRTS’ The Dread of an Unknown Evil. Today, the label is giving away a collaboration of the two, KRTS remixing his label mates Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe. Go ahead and download the track, also make sure to leave your feedback here.

Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe – Kidsuke

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If you are one of our more regular readers, you likely heard about the name Kidsuke by now. The project is the brainchild of Tokyo’s Daisuke Tanabe and UK producer Gerard Roberts, better known as Kidkanevil, an admirer of the Japanese culture and member of the Ninja Tune affiliated Stateless. Both are also alumni of 2010’s Red Bull Music Academy in London, where they met for the first time in person and where the idea for a collaboration sparked. Two years later, following many file transfers and two meetups in Tokyo and London, Berlin’s Project Mooncircle has released the album.

Listening to Kidsuke takes you to your old room at your parents’ house, one of the dearest places of your childhood. Through the first 10 minutes, you see yourself stepping through a hallway of memories, unfade images of your stuffed animals, happily remember melodies from that old music box. It’s a sound most familiar to you, yet the melodies are unknown. There is Aphex Twin’s precision, the quirkiness of Mouse on Mars, Dim Dim’s playful moments, or Teebs doing his chimes. But are these really happy childhood memories, or does the music edge towards the dark and the cynic? An old nightmare of yours?, a future noir-fairytale?, some weird anime plot? It’s not evidently a dark mood on the record, but it made me wonder about the musicians’ intentions at times. Kidsuke has its melancholic moments, yet there are optimistic tones as in both Harmonic parts (probably my favourites, too), sweet seductivons in Frogs In A Well or Ghostboy, the uplifting MoOoOoOn. Versatile yet consistent record, an album to that you can’t avoid listening on repeat. My verdict is you should buy this!01. IntroOoOoO
02. Nanotrees (Out In The Woods)
03. Frogs In A Well
04. School Chimes
05. SGstep
06. MoOoOoOn
07. Sine Flowers
08. Ghostboy
09. Tiny Concrete Block
10. The Other Day We Thought Of Our Friends…
11. Cherry Chimes
12. Ghostgirl
13. Harmonics pt. 1
14. Harmonics pt. 2
15. Super Deformed
16. The Last Train
You can get this fine record on limited orange vinyl 2-LP and several digital formats. Also available from retailers such as Bleep or iTunes, and there’s the full album stream on Spotify.

Weekend Mixtapes #25

As the weekend is about to kick off, the internet has a very special selection of mixtapes this week. Let’s have a look at them.

With his much anticipated third album Nebula Dance finally in stores, Brighton’s Ital Tek is about to tour the U.S. in the coming weeks. He also did a mixtape for Self-titled Mag and picked his 10 favourite footwork tracks for Dummy.

Another album to look out for is Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe’s Kidsuke, which will be out on November 2nd. In the meantime, check out their mixtape for Finest Ego’s Monthly Mix.

Next up, we got a triplet of uptempo mixes: London’s xxxy got to play a show on Russian radio Follow Me Studio, Scuba showcases lots of new Hotflush material on his mix for FACT Magazine, and you can stream Objekt‘s 2-hour mix from this year’s Dimension Festival.

Boiler Room invited Berlin’s Dixon & Âme to play at their ADE party the other day, that’s 4 hours in the mix!

Hyperdub’s first lady Ikonika did a guestmix for Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations and she included a previously unheard remix of hers.

Legendary Philadelphia DJ and producer King Britt was approached by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage “to curate a show on Afrofuturism and its influences on me and my compositional work.”

Hot on the heels of his new single on Brainfeeder, London’s Lapalux stopped by at Los Angeles’ KCRW to do a mini mix.

The oldie of the week comes from Jneiro Jarel, who posted his Houston We Have A Solution Mix made in 2005 (careful, it’s a Facebook link!)

And lastly, let us remind you we had two new mixes out ourselves: Lokiboi contributed to our own podcast series, and Tetsuo did a mix for Colectivo Futuro.

Kidsuke – Tiny Concrete Block

The Kidsuke album, a collaboration between Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe, is still over a month away from release. With no intention to tease you, let me say it’s one of the most exciting records I have heard all year and you should be looking forward to hearing it. The good folks at Brownswood serve a full track from the album on their new electr*c 3 compilation and you guessed right, it’s the track you can listen to above!

The compilation is available as of today and can buy the CD or digital from their Greedbag store or from iTunes.

Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe – Kidsuke

Talk about a joint album by RBMA alumnis Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe has been around for a while now, but an official announcement has only been made recently. Since then, Gilles Peterson revealed one of the album tracks, which will premiere on his own Browswood electr*c compilation end of September. As of today, there are some more snippets on Project Mooncircle‘s SoundCloud, the label that will release the full album on November 2nd, 2012. Listen to this!

1. IntroOoOoO
2. Nanotrees (Out In The Woods)
3. Frogs In A Well
4. School Chimes
5. SGstep
6. MoOoOoOn
7. Sine Flowers
8. Ghostboy
9. Tiny Concrete Block
10. The Other Day We Thought Of Our Friends…
11. Cherry Chimes
12. Ghostgirl
13. Harmonics Pt1
14. Harmonics Pt2
15. Super Deformed
16. The Last Train

You can pre-order Kidsuke on 2-LP or digital from Bandcamp or HHV.

Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Daisuke Tanabe Edit)

More rework than edit, Japanese Daisuke Tanabe put his fingers on the Indeep classic Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

That’s a track to easily burn yourself, but Daisuke shows some remarkable skill changing the song’s mood into something entirely different. If you feel the same, you’re invited to download the track while it’s still up!

Weekend Mixtapes

Let’s see, you got new mixtapes from Flying Lotus and Dego this week. Looks like you’re well supplied for the weekend already, otherwise here are some more.

The Valentine Mix from Breakbot still does it for me, but then I found this new one on Crazy Birds and it’s just as good. Summer disco vibes.

This Saturday, New York’s MoMa is hosting a Warm Up party featuring an allstar line-up of Four Tet, SBTRKT, Matthewdavid and Falty DL. The latter also has warm up for the Warp Up, a mixtape hosted by The Fader.

Lando Kal did a mix for Rush Hour sublabel Direct Current, playing nothing but records released on the label.

Beat Dimension’s Jay Scarlett‘s plays some new music on the latest La Menuiserie podcast, and Daisuke Tanabe has put togehter a promo mix for CDR.

Of course you can go visit Boiler Room‘s website anytime you’re in need for a mix. Recent guest selectors include Scuba, Mount Kimbie (live), Mark Pritchard, Photek, Guido or Space Dimension Controller.

Daisuke Tanabe – On (Aphex Twin Cover)

Japan’s Daisuke Tanabe has another free track to share with you, this time a cover version of an undisclosed On by Aphex Twin tune.

Click for the download and leave Daisuke a commenton SoundCloud!

Mixtape Monday #13

It’s been a while since the last Mixtape Monday, so apart from featuring some of last week’s mixes, I will sneak in a couple of older ones.

Some weeks back, Gilles Peterson did a Drum & Bass Special on his weekly radio show. I never imagined I’d (still) feature that music on this blog, but when it comes to the late nineties I’m all set for that. If you missed the show, you can now download both hours from SoundCloud. Especially the first part is much recommended!

Also from Gilles Peterson is the podcast to promote the forthcoming Havana Cultura Remixed compilation.

Next up are a couple of house mixtapes for you. Aardvarck dug out some records from the 1988-1993 period and made this mix for New Worck. Philpot Records head Soulphiction made a contribution to the Bodytonic Podcast series, and from Mark E comes a new guest-mix for Warm.

Enrico Crivellaro, better known as Volcov or Isoul8, put together one, two, three mixes for Sunday afternoons. Expect folk, jazz and Brazilian music.

My favourite mix in this week’s selection probably comes from Austrian producer Daeque, whose mix ranges from Dimlite to David Axelrod, Wilco to Shafiq Husayn.

And now for you beatheadz: Big Up magazine has a bunch of post-RBMA mixes from the likes of Kid Kanevil, DZA, Swede:art, Tokimonsta, Daisuke Tanabe, 00Genesis and some others!

The latest episodes of Mamiko’s Hepcat Radio are also online, download or stream the shows with Seiji and Hudson Mohawke.

And lastly, I’d like to mention A Tribute to Matthew Herbert mix, which I’ve found on the Brownswood forum.

Daisuke Tanabe – Artificial Sweetener

Taken from his Before I Forget, this track by Daisuke Tanabe is a welcome change to my recent listening behaviour. Nice and calm with only a mellow layer of beats.

For more music like this try his album released on Circulations. It came out earlier this year and is available on CD or as digital download.

Yellowtail – Everything is Alright

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Here comes a first taster from Yellowtail‘s debut album Grand & Putnam. Born in Japan and living in NYC, Yellowtail collaborates with fellow Japanese producers from all around the world. The singer Monday Michiru needs no introduction, with over a dozen albums recorded and collaborators including DJ Krush, Masters at Work or IG Culture. On the flipside London-based producers Kay Suzuki and Daisuke Tanabe deliver strong remixes, making it hard to pick a favourite! A third remix comes from Boston’s U-Key.A1. Everything is Alright (Original Version)
A2. Everything is Alright (U-Key Remix)
B1. Everything is Alright (Kay Suzuki’s Bipolar Remix)
B2. Everything is Alright (Daisuke Tanabe AM Remix)

The record should be available later this month from Bagpak Music, with other shops to follow.