Real Scenes: Los Angeles

The latest entry in Resident Advisor’s Real Scenes brings us to the City of Angels and features the likes of Matthewdavid, Dam-Funk, Sun Araw, the Dublab crew, Camella Lobo of Tropic of Cancer or M. Geddes Gengras as our guides through the city’s night life and music scene. What makes this rather interesting is the absence of certain artist you’d expect to appear in this video, diversifying and expanding one’s image of the city – after, what, four or five documentaries on the L.A. beat scene.

Gaslamp Killer – Break Stuff Unveiling

Gaslamp Killer - Break Stuff

It’s been a while since I last came across a mixtape from Gaslamp Killer, but coinciding the release of his Serato picture disc, the LA-based discjockey and producer put down a mix for Dublab radio.

The Gaslamp Killer is an explosive force within our universe. He is constantly forming chaotic dynamics into physical manifestation through the medium of music. In this special dublab session, GLK unveils the newest crystallization of his creative pursuits, Break Stuff, a Serato Pressing Picture Disc featuring exclusive material from the mind of this matter smasher.

Also available for download from the Dublab website.

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 #46

Whenever summer approaches, I reach for my dub records more often for an appropriate soundtrack to the pressing heat. And since it’s not far from there to dub techno, here’s a my favourite mixtape of the month. Berlin-based production duo youANDme, who put together a two hour mixtape full of deep and dubby sounds for the Inverted Audio podcast.

More uptempo sounds can be heard on the latest XLR8R Podcast, selected and mixed by Apron Records-founder Funkineven. Since I missed it before, let me also throw in their previous podcast by Call Super.

I don’t know why I was so surprised, but I’ve really become fond of the new Prins Thomas album (listen on Spotify). Give it a try, if you haven’t! The Norwegian DJ and producer dropped by the Beats in Space to play records for more than an hour.

Listen to a recording of Andrés, who played for more than four hour last May in Cologne’s Roxy club.

We’ll end this selection with a couple of radio shows: Matthewdavid’s latest Mindflight Meditations episode features special guest Mndsgn, while Carlos Niño’s Spaceways Radio has new age musician Iasos. Listen to new music from Dego, Four Tet and Dorian Concept on the latest Benji B show.

Teebs – Wobble Trap

Just don’t you worry, there are no wobbling basslines or trap music involved in the following. The photo for Teebs‘ latest show on dublab depicts the Chino Hills-based artist holding The Free Design’s folk album Heaven/Earth and that’s far closer to what you can expect in his 52-minutes show. A couple of funk and soul records, some hip hop beats. Just the perfect soundtrack for the beginning of Spring!

And since we’re talking about Teebs already, let me make sure you took a listen to his new Brainfeeder-released album Estara by now!

Weekend Mixtapes #43

It took me a while, but I finally caught up listening to some more recent DJ mixes. Here are a couple worth checking out, including some brand new ones!

There is now way around this first one, as Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet has once again graced the decks at the Rinse.fm studio. If you just look for one mix to listen to, make it this one!

Next up there is Luke Vibert‘s mix for FACT Magazine from a couple of weeks back. Brilliant selection ranging from eighties boogie and electro to proto-acid.

Alex Phountzi and IG Culture have teamed up last year to form NameBrandSound, experimenting with juke and bass music, with an album in the pipeline for Ninja Tune sublabel Technicolor. Here’s their mix for Solid Steel Radio.

Oh, and don’t miss the later part of the same show, featuring a mix by Mo Kolours, whose debut album is available now!

News from Aardvarck are rare, but they usually involve a DJ mix by the former Rednose Distrikt man. Listen to The Present House of Aardvarck before it’s gone (which often happens quickly!)

I remember hearing about a Dublab livestream from UpMyAlley founder Joscha Creutzfeldt, but unfortunately it was only the day after. But the man was good enough to share his selection of soulful music on SoundCloud the other day.

And we’ll end this selection with two of my favourite producers from the early noughties: Domu, now officially back from retirement, recorded a new mixtape for our listening pleasure, while Titonton Duvanté rediscovered one recorded in 1995.

Roland Radio presents Ras G and GB

Roland Radio is a monthly webcast presented by Los Angeles online station dublab and Roland, manufacturer of electronic music instruments. In their latest session, they invited Brainfeeder associate Ras G and GB aka Gifted & Blessed, among others.

For more of these, check out previous sessions featuring Dâm-Funk, The Egyptian Lover, or Daedelus.

Dim Grimm – Proton Drive Mix

Dimlite - Proton Drive Mix

Mixtapes from Swiss producer Dimlite are a bit of a rare thing, without taking a look I’d assume I collected about a handful over all these years. His latest, a fundraiser mix for Los Angeles’ internet radio dublab, might have been round for some time, but it was only today that Ripl Music spread the news about its existence. Oh, and ask yourself what you’d need a tracklist for, there’s no need to judge a mix until you heard it in full! That said, here’s the download link.

Dublab presents CC10

This month in 2002, Lawrence Lessig’s non-profit organization Creative Commons released its first set of licenses. Los Angeles’ dublab, an internet radio station equally dedicated to an liberal and open culture, took this 10th anniversary to create an audiovisual mixtape featuring 100% of Creative Commons-licensed content.

01. Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood Ferguson – 8 Moons Blue
02. Nobukazu Takemura – Unknown Titl
03. Lucky Dragons – 13
04. Nite Jewel & Julia Holter – What We See
05. Yoko K – Into Infinity “Ear” Loop #1
06. Golden Hits – Pillowillow
07. Tujiko Go – Into Infinity “Ear” Loop #1
08. Yuk & Teebs – Estara
09. asonic garcia – “Endless Realm” (Bun/Fumitake Tamura remix)
10. Dntel – Guardian
11. Wake – Duckbag
12. Javelin – dublab decade jamz
13. DJ Lengua – Waterbeat
14. Derrick Winston – Jawhar
15. James Pants – Tonight, By The Moonlight
16. Matthewdavid – Jingle 3
17. Kentaro Iwaki – Into Infinity “Ear” Loop #5
18. Lucky Dragons – Real Fire
19. High Places – Unknown Title
20. Bradford Cox aka Atlas Sound – Unknown Title
21. Feathers – Eldritch
22. The Long Lost – You Own Backyard

You will find a list of full credits and the download for the music alone over at their website.

Weekly Bits 42/2012

Here are some things from earlier in the week worth noting, all of them previously mentioned on our Twitter feed.

There will be a documentary on Los Angeles’ Stones Throw label titled Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton and you can support it through their Kickstarter campaign.

Dummy Magazine asked Kuedo to pick the 10 best The Future Is Yet To Come tracks, “10 most forward-thinking, out-there tracks that he takes inspiration from.”

You probably streamed the new Lukid album while it was up on the Resident Advisor homepage earlier this week.If you missed it, Lonely At The Top will be out tomorrow on vinyl and CD. Also read this interview with the man over on Sonic Router.

Following the recent drum & bass revival, check out LV’s remix from the new Débruit EP on Civil Music. Also comes with remixes from Kelpe, Mwëslee and Fulgeance.

New York’s Visualized did a nice video on the story behind the iconic Joy Division cover artwork for Unknown Pleasures.

Here’s a mixtape we wanted to include in the last Weekend Mixtapes selection, it’s West Norwood Cassette Library‘s contribution to the Fill Yer Boots podcast.

And lastly an oldie by Dorian Concept he forgot about himself, available for free download on the Dublab website!

Teebs & Yuk – Estara

I could live inside any of Teebs‘ tracks, what more comfy place could there be? Above you can hear his collaboration with Yuk, one of the tracks from dublab’s Light from Los Angeles compilation. All songs and videos of that project are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be downloaded and remixed under the same conditions.

I’m not quite sure when the project will be completed, but you can download the Teebs & Yuk track for the time being!

(via RBMA)

Esoterische Klangmixtur assembled by Andrew Pekler

I haven’t done much today except sitting on my bed, listening to some old Can longplayers. Suddenly, I was thinking about Andrew Pekler, maybe it was something in Damo‘s voice – I don’t know. Anyway, I looked up old Andrew on the internet and eventually came across this mixtape which perfectly fit into my mood today.

01. Kurt Schwitters – Sonate In Urlauten
02. Karl Berger – With Silence
03. Ursula Bogner – Or Dor Melanor
04. Paul Wirkus & Mapstation – Distant Kit
05. Steinbrüchel – D
06. Peter Michael Hamel – Song Of The Dolphins
07. Ernst Jandl – Im Reich Der Toten
08. Moebius & Plank – News
09. Black To Comm – Eggchess 3
10. A.R. & Machines – Cosmic Vibrations
11. Faruk Green – Makes Me Nuts
12. Kreidler – Desto
13. Workshop – Simply What I Want To Do
14. Konrad Sprenger – TRPS
15. Genf – VIP Schaukel
16. Gerhard Rühm – Komplex 10
17. Wolfgang Dauner – Brazing The Sky High Full
18. Black To Comm – The Male Garden
19. Can – The Empress And The Ukraine King
20. Cluster – Marzipan
21. Niobe – Maracas & Vocales

Regular Dublab listeners might be familiar with this one, Andrew Pekler has been a frequent contributor to the site. Unfortunately, there’s no download for this one, but maybe you take this as a starting point to discover Andrew’s music on his SoundCloud page.

Daedelus – An Armada Approaches (James Pants Remix)

It’s been quite some time since Daedelus released Righteous Fists of Harmony on the Brainfeeder label. Only yesterday Stones Throw announced a limited 7-inch revisiting one of the tracks from the record and you can listen to it below.

It’s Stones Throw’s very own James Pants on remix duties and in return Daedelus puts his hands on his track Thin Moon. Titled The Sound of Symmetry, the 7-inch is a collaboration between Stones Throw and Dublab and it’s already available for purchase.

Weekly Bits 28/2011

Whenever I hear one of the Detroit producers reminiscent about The Electrifying Mojo, I go an seek recordings of his shows. Which is how I stumbled across this interview with Prince (transcript) and this compilation which was incidentally released this month.

Resident Advisor has an interesting article on The rise of streaming club music, featuring Boiler Room, Dublab or Percussion Lab.

DFA’s Juan Maclean has released a 12-inch under the name of Peach Melba. The standout track the dub of dub version, which all Rhythm & Sound fans must download immediately.

If you’re into Sun Ra, check out Klimt’s new 3-LP boxset The Mystery of Being. Also looking tasty are those Radiohead remixes from Pearson Sound, Lone and Four Tet, as well as those from Mark Pritchard and Nathan Fake.

Will Saul’s Aus Music is preparing a Japan exclusive compilation of some of its back catalogue. It’s cover artwork well crafted and Save Vinyl shares some photos of its making. Selected Works will be out next week and if you must you can get it from HMV Japan.

Scratcha DVA has done a mixtape for Red Bull, Cardopusher for 1000Dragones, and Throwing Snow for Wholemeats.

Eglo’s first lady Fatima has performed at this years’ Montreux Jazz Festival, here is a video capturing some moments.

And lastly, grab Greg Wilson‘s edit of the 808 State classic Pacific State.

Weekend Mixtapes

The weekend is nigh, so here’s another collection of mixtapes to get you in the mood for the weekend.

Following their massive album Resurrection, Chicago house veterans Virgo Four are this weeks contributor to XLR8R’s podcast series.

More house music comes by the the way of Mark E, who recently release an album on Ghostly. His mix is part of the label’s own podcast series.

We’ve been sporting Pete Concrete‘s mixtapes whenever there was a new one, so why make a difference? His latest is an exclusive for Dublab.

Fellow blogger Tim of You’ll Soon Know invited S. Maharba as guest for his latest radioshow. As with all shows on NTS Radio, you can download this one for repeated listening.

The latest Hessle Audio show on Rinse FM brought together the talents of Joy Orbison, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Floating Points. If you missed the show, you can now grab the podcast.

Pearson Sound also played at London’s Boiler Room the other week and as usual you can download the DJ set or watch videos from the party. And while you’re at it, also check out the mixes from Karizma and Cooly G.

AFTA-1‘s guestmix for Onur Engin’s Monotape must have been around for a while, but I only came across this via We’ve Got The Jazz.

Lastly, I have to mention this mix from Raffertie, who’s playing a fantastic selection of UK bass music on Inverted Audio‘s latest podcast.