James Pants Live & Interview

French website One O’Clock posted this video interview with James Pants, spiced up with snippets from his concert at Paris’ Trabendo. As you should know, James is a magnificent guy so watching this is a must.

(via Green Tea Session)

Weekend Mixtapes

Several of these would’ve deserved a post of their own, but time wasn’t on my side this week.

One of the most exciting was clearly the new Four Tet mixtape Conference of the Birds, on which he plays two yet unreleased tracks. No tracklist, so happy spotting.

Second in the list is the new Lone mix. The occasion of this is the forthcoming album on R&S, but then any occasion is good as there aren’t too many Lone mixes around.

Anything from James Pants is worth taking a listen and so is this mix for oki-ni, “a collection of unique home recordings and rarities.”

I’ve already mentioned the new Sonic Router podcast on a side note, but being from Kelpe I don’t mind repeating myself here. Check it out!

And if you can take another hip hop flavored mix, why not give Jonwayne‘s XLR8R podcast a try?

John Tejada released a magnificent, yet somehow underrated album last year. He doesn’t play any of his new music on this Halo Cyan mix, but he plays some unreleased music from Appleblim, Al Tourette and Arkist – triple A!

I’m gonna sneak in James Murphy’s Boiler Room set without having listened myself, but now matter how famous he is, he’s always up for decent DJ mixes.

And lastly, here’s one I missed earlier. Back in March, LuckyMe‘s very own Eclair Fifi played some new tunes from the label on the Juno podcast.

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 39/2011

Don’t have much to share this week, but still a couple of things you should know of.

When I’m asked for my favourite concert, I will answer Kahil El Zabar without hesitation. I accidently came across this trailer for the documentary Be Known, which is currently in post-production. Looking much forward to this one!

Back in the day, James Pants tried to be a hip-hop producer. I’m not saying I’m happy he failed, but I certainly prefer the music he’s doing now. Anyway, he has decided to give away some of his old beats.

Juno Plus did an interview with Actress, talking to him about the DRC Music project and Clubbing in the Congo.

German magazine Groove launched their podcast series with a mix by Shitkatapult founder and now bandleader Apparat.

Another recommended mix comes from Sonar Kollektiv‘s Roskow Kretschmann, better known as Sygaire. Check his Proto Disco Pronto mixtape over at SoundCloud.

Spine TV interviewed Martyn and collaborator Erosie, and there’s also a music video for Martyn’s Viper.

And lastly, here’s one more interview with Teebs recorded at this year’s Sónar festival.

Update Due to popular demand, here’s a backup link for the Apparat podcast

Midweek’s Mixes

Missed a couple of good mixtapes recently, here is a selection of bass-heavy material.

Following up her album Contact, Love, Want, Have, Ikonika returns with an exclusive mix for the XLR8R Podcast. In the next couple of weeks, you can catch Ikonika touring North America.

I keep recommending to subscribe to the LuckyMe podcasts. If you haven’t yet, you just missed mixes from James Pants, Hyetal, Optimo and many others. Get them all here!

From RBMA graduate Tokimonsta comes a selection of her favourite tunes, available for streaming on the Red Bull Music Academy Radio.

Kindred Spirits have a mix from Mwëslee, Aardvarck delivers a preview to his upcoming album on Eat Concrete, and the latest Resident Advisor podcast comes from Mike Slott.

Lastly, check out these new cloudcasts from Greenmoney: Smutlee and Lil Silva