Weekly Bits 44/2010

Let’s sum up some the Twitter happenings this week, we haven’t done this in quite a while!

Nalden posted the trailer for the Influencers documentary a while ago, now the full film can be watched online. The only disappointment is its lengths, it runs for only 13 minutes.

Another documentary goes by the name of Jamdown, a thirty-year-old film on roots reggae by French director Emmanuel Bonn.

For Mochilla’s Mulatu Astatke show, British DJ and producer Quantic has put together a mixtape titled Music, Words, & Arrangements from Ethiopia. Mark de Clive-Lowe made a mix to promote his Church night in Los Angeles.

Serbian label Svetlana Industries teamed up with Kelpe to present their fifth shortcast on MixCloud. More podcasts come from Space Dimension Controller (for Resident Advisor) and Matthewdavid (for XLR8R).

The first release on Hoya:Hoya features music from Illum Sphere, Krystal Klear and Lone. Get your copy at Boomkat or Juno.

The SoundCloud guys had Andreya Triana in for an acoustic session, you can listen or watch here.

An incredible Google Map shows every record label in Detroit, past and present. More Detroit can be found in this magazine posted by Tresor Berlin.

Mixtape Monday #18

For the last week or so, I was hardly listening to anything else but that Theo Parrish Special on Benji B’s show. Listening to the iPlayer is more important than you might think, it’s a direct way to measure the popularity of a show – something that might in the end decide whether a show will be continued. In the case of last week’s show I did all I could, but now you can no longer listen to it. Unless you download a recording.

I have posted this old Dego mix for BTS some weeks ago, now it’s officially back in the archive. Not to be confused with his more recent guestmix, posted in February.

To give his all new 12-inch an extra push, former Bugz in the Attic man Seiji has posted a new mix. Available as stream and download.

The last Pete Concrete mix is only about a month old, but the Eat Concrete head already made another one. Get this exclusive Eat my Garbage mix for Nalden.

Fresh out of the Hoya:Hoya stable comes a mix by its co-founder and 2010 RBMA alumni Illum Sphere.

If you’re missing Lukid‘s sessions on Ustream, here’s a little compensation: for the all new Svetlana Industries shortcast he has put together a mix.

Rush Hour‘s Antal was visiting São Paulo for the Bienal and brought back some records you can listen to on Brasil Show part 1.

Lastly, here are two mixes from the Resident Advisor podcast. Last week they were graced by a dubstep-meets-techno mix by Kowton, this week they have a house mix by the trio of Detroit Beatdown.

Lone – Hoya:Hoya Mix

Having moved to Manchester recently, Lone has become the latest member of the city’s Hoya:Hoya family. To celebrate, he has put together a mix of boogie, Chicago house and some oldskool action.01. VHS Head – Indent
02. Loose Ends – If My Loving Makes You Hot
03. Alexander O’Neal & Cherrelle – Saturday Love
04. Kashif – Baby Don’t Break Your Babies Heart
05. Dâm-Funk – Galactic Fun
06. B12 – Obsessed
07. Lone – Risottowe
08. Baby Ford – Ford Traz
09. Kode9 – You Don’t Wash (Actress Remix)
10. Glass Domain – Interlock
11. Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath
12. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
13. SL2 – DJs Take Control
14. Lone – Pinapple Crush (Manchester Warehouse VIP Mix)
15. Manix – Oblivion
16. Altern 8 – Move My Body

You can stream this from MixCloud or download via the Hoya:Hoya blog.

Mixtape Monday #15

Let’s kick off with a mix from springtime, it was probably mentioned here before. One-Handed’s Alex Chase has uploaded Ahu‘s guestmix for FACT Magazine to the label’s SoundCloud page.

The all new Resident Advisor podcast features a little mix by Mount Kimbie, whose album Crooks & Lovers is now available worldwide!

Russia beatmaker Pixelord delivers a feepy-bleepy Nikola Tesla Is Still Alive mixtape for the guys at Perf10.

Manchester’s Groovement collective have another Hoya:Hoya takeover with DJs Kutmah, James T. Cotton aka Dabrye, Jonny Dub and Illum Sphere.

The first Put Me On It mixtape comes from RBMA 2010 alumni Kid Kanevil and is available for stream on Mixcloud.

Also new: the Mix & Match mix by Cooly G and a proper oldskool jungle/rave mixtape by the one Jonny Miller.

Weekend Mixtapes

There were quite a lot of mixtapes this week worth mentioning, so rather than waiting for Monday I’m posting them just in time for the weekend.

Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet has joined Gilles Peterson to record a special podcast in honor of Steve Reid, who passed away recently. Kieran and Steve recorded several albums together, so there are some anecdotes to tell and of course lots of music from Steve.

Another mix full of classics comes from my fellow countryman DJ Nuts, who plays a selection of music from the legendary Arthur Verocai. Take this as a reminder to cop Mochilla’s Timeless DVD box-set.

The latest Resident Advisor podcast features a mix from Dutch dubstep producer Dave Huismans, better known as 2562 or A Made Up Sound.

From the same sonic territories comes Ikonika‘s mix recorded at Hoya Hoya‘s second anniversary.

London’s Warm Music presents another mix from I:Cube (Versatile), as usual you can get it from the SoundCloud page.

And lastly, you should check out the latest Hep Cat Radio show which has a mix from Mweslee.

Weekly Bits 15/2010

Let’s start the latest weekly bits with a remainder from the previous week. The Roots played enough cover-versions of Dilla Joints to fill an album, but they decided to give those away for free!

Another full-lengtt is available for streaming, it’s Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson Zwei, which is now out on CD and MP3 through !K7.

This week has also saw the release of the anticipated new album from Matthew Herbert, the first in his ONE Trilogy.

The other week I have mentioned a teaser to Behind Closed Doors 2, a documentary on young beatmakers such as K15, FS Green, BUG, Sir OJ and many others. Check out this new and extended trailer.

You have probably seen this article on Information Is Beautiful, as it circulated quite a lot. It’s basically a picture of pie charts showing how much musicians earn on the internet. Quite sad!

Lastly, here are a couple of mixtapes for you. Kyle Hall uploaded his guest-mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ radioshow. Hoya:Hoya celebrated the launch of their blog with a live-recording from Daedelus. 7even Recordings boss Greg recorded the Modulation Mix with new and exclusive music from the label.

Attack Of The Krystal Sphere Mix

Before you let the image confuse you, this mixtape is a joint effort from Krystal Klear and Illum Sphere. Together the two Mancunians are delivering 80 minutes of pure boogie vibes.

No tracklist, just a download link. If you recognize a track, feel free to comment.

Krystal Klear will play at Hoya:Hoya in April. If you’re in or near Manchester I suggest you check him out!

Illum Sphere's BTS Radio Mix

Here is the third BTS Radio Mix featured this month, I guess that says it all how much Andrew Meza’s show was missed. As you can guess from a look at the tracklist, this is an exquisite selection with lots of unreleased music which Manchester’s Illum Sphere put together.01. Kan Kick – Pop Tunes, Morning Paper
02. Illum Sphere – Never Lie Twice
03. J88 – Stupid Lies
04. Harmonic 313 & Wiley – Scar
05. Ackie – Call Me Rambo
06. Illum Sphere- Go Killum
07. Oddisee & Ken Starr – This Is Hip-Hop
08. Salma Agha – Come Closer
09. Don Leisure & Rodski – Loose Women
10. Joker – Tron!
11. Africa Hitech – Glangslap
12. Three 6 Mafia – Tear Da Club Up
13. Someone – Just A Sketch
14. Computer Jay – Maintain (Falty DL Remix)
15. Lab Rat XL – Lab Rat 1
16. Illum Sphere – Titan
17. Sole Fusion – Bass Tone
18. Alfredo Y Su Salsa Montanera – La Escoba
19. Anthony Shakir – Roaming
20. Rainbow Team – My Darling
21. Exquisite Taste – It’s You That’s Happening
22. Lone – Once In A While
23. Krystal Klear – Since Then
24. Untold – Flexible
25. Africa Hitech – Said Speed
26. Jammer – Better Than (Lorn Remix)
27. Illum Sphere – Supercharged
28. The Beatles – Polythene Pam
29. Champion Soul feat. Ronyx – Holdin’ On (Dr. Who Dat? Remix)
30. Dabrye – Gimme Lowlands

Get the download here!

Illum Sphere – Agent White

Manchester’s Illum Sphere did a magnificient start into the new year. With Hoya:Hoya he’s running one of the most acclaimed club nights in the UK, and his new 12-inch is getting support from the likes of Martyn and Thom Yorke.

So here’s a freebie from the man, a track that is going to be on his album coming later this year. If that’s not enough, you should also check the mix he made for Shook magazine.