Weekly Bits 35/2011

Our friends at Colectivo Futuro posted an article on Outliers Vol. 1, an interesting series of shortfilms on Iceland’s uncharted music with an soundtrack curated by Deru.

Now-Again has released an deluxe edition of Kashmere Stage Band’s Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974. It not only contains the album on CD and 2LP, but also a DVD with documentaries and a making-of by B+ and Flying Lotus!

Britain’s Guardian wrote a nice article on photographer Elaine Constantine on her love for Northern Soul and her documentary of the same name.

Georgia Anne Muldrow has been working on a new album, which won’t be out before November. However, you can listen to some of its track over at Animated Car Tunes.

Another new album comes from Aardvarck, who just released his third album on the Dutch Eat Concrete label. Get your copy from Rush Hour!

German label !K7 did a Q&A with Motor City Drum Ensemble on his most excellent DJ-Kicks and how he worked putting it together.

More good mixes are coming by the way of Rinse FM. Floating Points did a nice Brazil special, Bugz in the Attic’s Daz-I-Kue guests the Digital Soundboy show, and Simbad played a three hour set alongside Mosca.

We mentioned Dego‘s upcoming live-show in London before, but Europeans can catch him on several DJ gigs as well.

Mixtape Monday #3

Other websites have their Follow Friday, here you get a Mixtape Monday every now and then. That’s basically a selection of mixtapes I posted on Twitter before, sometimes more than that.

Let’s start the third edition with a triplet from Bugz in the Attic. Their all new remix collection Got the Bug 2 will be out through BBE on October 5, in the meantime you can listen to the promo mix. Another new mix is their Carnival Spesh podcast for Vulive together with Simbad. And the latest podcast offering from Daz-I-Kue is also available, it goes by the name of Vinyl Love Unplugged Vol. 1.

Low End Theory offers a new podcast mixed by Gaslamp Killer and Mary Anne Hobbs. If you need more of this sound, I recommend downloading TOKiMONSTA’s mix for Musique Large.

I mentioned 2562’s new album just yesterday, today FACT Magazine delivers a new mix by the man. A journey from house and techno towards more dubby territory.

London-based producer Mr. Beatnick was featured on Mary Anne Hobbs’ Experimental some weeks back. That guestmix is now available for download on his SoundCloud page.

Versatile Records‘ I:Cube played at Sunday Best back in July, in case you didn’t grab his set already do it now!

The last mix comes from Ubeat‘s Onur Engin, who also runs Monotape Radio. For over 45 minutes he blends a selection of Turkish jazz music, you can listen to it here (download will follow is here).

Daz-I-Kue at Do-Over

Bugz in the Attic’s very own Daz-I-Kue has launched his first podcast with a live-recording from Saturday’s Do-Over in Los Angeles. With Aloe Blacc on MC duties, Daz plays a selection of tracks by Gil Scott-Heron (the Bloodfire re-edit), Altered Natives, Michael Jackson, Joy Jones, Bugz in the Attic and Omar.

The set is only available in PodOmatic quality, but with some luck a better version will be available on the Do-Over blog anytime soon.

August 9, 2009 As I hoped, the mix (and more) is now available in better quality!

Daz-I-Kue Rinses Up A Tune

The Vibe Conductor DJ Stylus has posted a video of Daz-I-Kue putting hands on his tracks.

You can also check out the first part of the remix session, further videos from DJ Stylus include Mark de Clive-Lowe playing in Washington, Taylor McFerrin and Ty at the Uprock studio.

Joy Jones – The Joy/This Too Shall Pass

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The ties between Joy Jones and Bugz in the Attic go back to 2002, when she had an appearance on the Agent K album Feed the Cat (vocals on the title track). Later that year she sang on Zombie (together with Wunmi), the Bugz contribution on the Fela Kuti tribute compilation Red, Hot and Riot (a 12″ on Bitasweet followed in 2003). Following silent three years, Joy made a reappearance with her fantastic Divinity EP on Co-Operation Records.

So much for the introduction, let’s get to the news. Daz-I-Kue, now living in the states, has finished mixing the final track for Joy’s upcoming LP. In the meantime, we get a brandnew EP.A1. The Joy (Soulful Fundamentalist mix)
A2. The Joy (Drop It mix)
A2. The Joy (Lil’ Dave remix)
B1. This Too Shall Pass (Daz-I-Kue mix)
B2. This Too Shall Pass (Spinnerty remix)
B3. This Too Shall Pass (acappella)

The Daz-I-Kue remix is currently the second-best selling tune on Bagpak Music, and the vinyl-record is available via Juno Records since this week.

Bloodfire – Funky President (Yes We Can!)

Well, you might’ve heard that America has elected its new president last week. You might aswell heard that fellow Daz-I-Kue has moved to Atlanta earlier this year. Having produced reworks under his Bloodfire moniker before, Daz celebrates the election of the countries first Afro-American president by mashing up James Brown‘s Funky President with the now famous Yes We Can! chants. Seven minutes of funk, horns and beats.

via Incubator