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.

Jonny Miller – One Step Beyond Vol. 1

For his latest mixtape offering, London-based Jonny Miller dug out some treasures from the early nineties. Oldskool jungle, rave and other hardcore sounds, including many names I haven’t read in a while: LFO, Jonny L, Foul Play and Omni Trio.

01. D-Livin – Why
02. Roger Johnson – One By One
03. Ragga Twins – Shine Eye
04. Hypnotist – Pioneers Of The Warped Groove
05. The Charm – De-Man-Tation
06. Yolk – Bish Bosh
07. Jonny L – Hurt U So
08. Yolk – Music For The People
09. Acen – Life and Crimes Of A Roughneck
10. Mark One – Hoovers & Spraycans
11. Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath (LFO Remix)
12. Ragga Twins – 18″ Speaker
13. 4Hero – Move Wit The House Groove
14. LTJ Bukem – Take Me Away
15. Boogie Times Tribe – The Dark Stranger
16. Symphony Sounds – Pennywise
17. Rap & Aston – Get Rushed
18. Tayla – Bang The Drums
19. Omni Trio – Who Are You
20. Foul Play – Beat Track
21. Omni Trio – Sanctuary (Funky Technicians Mix)

Great mixtape for the headz out there – and everybody else who was either too young or just needs a private lesson in underground music from that period. Mixing the whole thing in Ableton, Jonny somehow managed to create a very warm sound. As a result some of the tunes don’t sound old (or outdated) at all.

Make sure to download the mix and leave a comment over at SoundCloud.

The many Mixtapes of Jonny Miller

Dubspot resident DJ Jonny Miller has made 15 (fifteen!) of his sets from various occasions available for download via his SoundCloud page. Covers a lot of different styles, soulful house, dubstep, broken beat, including those soundtrack-meets-underground-beats mixes for Nuwave Radio. Just so you know!

So I asked around, part 2

Instead of following the usual Best-of talk at the end of each year, I sent some questions to some of the musicians I like.  In the second part of my survey, I asked about the expectations for the new year.

Question: What do you look out for most in 2009?

“The Phlash and Friends LP “Deep Electronic Sounds” on Archive will be amazing. Also Star Wars the T.V series should come out. And Transfomers 2 – The Revenge Of The Fallen and GI JOE – The Rise Of Cobra! For the child inside you! (urgh!)”
– Domu (TrebleO, Archive)

“donaeo, fuzzy logik, phlash & friends, jodi milliner, jose carretas, that damned eska album (just stop making us wait now!), d’angelo(?) (same thing!) erykah’s part two, supposedly a new kodwo eshun book called ‘hat and beard’, nutriot.com, kenny dope @ soul heaven fingers crossed, the return of broken beat but not as we know it…”
– Bopstar (Restless Soul)

“Creativity, Progression and Change”
– Mark de Clive-Lowe (Antipodean)

“In 2009, simply look out for what you don’t already know! We will see more genres becoming interwoven next year and I reckon it’s going to be a very good year for new music.”
– Jonny Miller (Phuture Lounge, Jus’Listen)

“I look forward to putting out my first solo lp. It’s been quite a process making it and I cant wait to let people hear what I’ve been doing. I also look forward to building my wealth and making my marriage stronger. These days people are getting divorced left and right so this year I plan on doing things that will keep the wife and kids as happy as I can make them.”
– Probe DMS (Spymusic)

“The continual emergence of The DEEP and Rhythmically spiritual.”
– Aybee (Deepblak)

Just in case you missed it: here is the link to part one, taking a look back at 2008.

So I asked around, part 1

Instead of following the usual Best-of talk at the end of each year, I sent some questions to some of the musicians I like. Here’s the first part, looking back at 2008.

Question: What do you feel was the most overlooked thing in 2008?

“the kind of uk funky that broken beat and jazz heads would get – a lot of people in our corner of the music world wouldnt ever listen to black uk funky house, because the best known stuff is frankly too cheesy, but producers like fuzzy logik and hardhouse banton and donaeo, are making wicked stuff. im a fan. i dont play it in my sets but theres a lot of music types i love that i dont play in my sets so thats nuthin new. then again, in the wider world they havent been ignored at all, banton and donaeo are both huge. but they were ignored by our world.”
– Bopstar (Restless Soul)

“Erik Rico”
– Aybee (Deepblak)

“I think the most overlooked thing in 2008 was individuality. People are so scared of what other people think these days and worry so much that they are looking and sounding current or cool. Lets just slow it all down again and set the pace for change a little less frantic and appreciate things a little longer. With all these 2 minute beats people’s attention spans have got a little short.”
– Domu (TrebleO, Archive)

“I think the the most overlooked thing this year was the ability to get music out to people easily via the Internet. I met too many good artists sat on a huge amounts of music theyve made that they could release via the web but hadn’t, simply because they didn’t really understand what was possible. The age of making a living from selling records and CDs is pretty much over for most artists, they just have to adjust, learn new things (to develop a live show for example…), embrace and trust the online system and get the music out there to the fans somehow.”
– Jonny Miller (Phuture Lounge, Jus’Listen)

“Well being I’m a super hard r&b fan, I’ll have to go with the Day 26 lp. Everything from the production to the harmonies to the writing was all excellent. You would think these guys are lame cause they were formed on making the band but these kids can sing their asses off.”
– Probe DMS (Spymusic)

The second part will follow tomorrow, where you will get a look at 2009!

Jonny Miller – Edits

Manchester’s Jonny Miller (Phuture Lounge) has published a collection of re-edits of as different artists as The Clash, Cameo, Fatback Band, Sergio Mendes, Carly Simon, Ohio Players, Donna Summer and others you surely heard of before. As I understood it, the edits were custom-made by Jonny for his DJ sets.

Jonny Miller01. Bernard Herrmann – I Work the Whole City (Edit)
02. Cesar Mariano – Futebol De Bar
03. Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’ (Dub Edit)
04. Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove (Edit)
05. Ian Dury – Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt.3 (Edit)
06. MCB – The Time Is Right (Edit)
07. Mickey Smiley – Magik (Edit)
08. Ohio Players – Pride and Vanity (Edit)
09. People’s Choice – Cold Blooded (Edit)
10. Shalamar – Take That To The Bank (Edit)
11. Sergio Mendes – Batucada (Edit)
12. The Clash – Mustapha (Edit)
13. Talk Talk – Life’s What U Edit
14. The Doors – Ghost Song (Edit)
15. T.S. Monk – Bon-Bon-Vie (Edit)
16. The Two Tons – Never Like This (Edit)
17. Carly Simon – Why (Edit)
18. Donna Summer – State Of Independence (Edit)
19. Cameo – Candy (Edit)

Cut, pasted, effected, overdubbed and extended by Jonny Miller with love and respect to all the original artists.

Due to the nature of YouSendIt, the tracks can be downloaded for a limited time only. What you get are 19 MP3s, encoded at splendid 320kbps.

Oct 30, 2008 New download link via zSHARE