Julia Holter – Hello Stranger (live)

Not only my favourite tune on the last Julia Holter record, but also the track giving me the chills while hearing it live (and before the album release.) So, this one gives you a slight impression of that feeling, a live version of “Hello Stranger”, a cover of the 1963 Barbara Lewis hit single, recorded during rehearsals.

The album Loud City Song was released in 2013 on Domino Records.

Julia Holter – Horns Surrounding Me

Based on a concept by Ramona Gonzales (aka Nite Jewel) and directed by Angus Borsos, this new video by Julia Holter reminds a lot of a David Lynch movie and its symbolisms. That said, fans of Mulholland Drive might recognize the balcony from the movie’s Silencio scene. “Horns Surrounding Me” is taken from Loud City Song, her album released last summer on Dominio.

In other Julia Holter news, you might want to check out this video of her performing “City Appearing” live on KEXP.

Weekend Mixtapes #39

It’s been a good week (and month) for mixtapes, shall we start with our selection for the weekend?

Ben UFO’s and Pearson Sound’s show on Rinse FM is one of the few I make an effort to listen to on a regular basis. While I recommend tuning in every Thursday, let me highlight the show from August 8th (might go offline soon!)

To keep the uptempo vibes, check out another Boiler Room session from Nutriot Podcast contributor Gerry Read, who is about to release another of those fine 12-inches on Fourth Wave.

Following releases on Rush Hour and the Actress-operated Werkdiscs, check out Moiré‘s most excellent FACT mix from earlier this week.

Our Twitter followers might have noticed us going all crazy about the last Mr Beatnick radio show on NTS Live. He himself called it his best show all year, so make sure to take a good listen!

Los Angeles’ Julia Holter released her debut on Domino Records this week. On that occasion, she was asked to put to a very special mix called People Dreaming In Church.

And lastly, don’t sleep on Alexander Nut‘s show from last Saturday (PS: he’ll be live in about an hour or 12.00 GMT)

Julia Holter – Where The Mission Bells Are Chiming (Down Beside The Sea)

Since I first came across Julia Holter‘s work through her magnificent record on Leaving Records, the Los Angeles-based musician put out two more albums, the latest was finally released today on UK’s Domino Records. On the occasion, the folks at Bleep point to another recent project with Ms Holter’s involvement: Songs in the Key of L.A. The Los Angeles Public Library houses a large collection of printed sheet music, released a book about it and invited musicians to record music based on these sheets. All tracks are available for free download on the website, apart from Julia Holter’s track you might interested in another one by Aloe Blacc.

Julia Holter – World

After a busy week and a rather annoying day, this new Julia Holter song is giving me the peace I was looking for a the end of a long day. Apparently, that’s the first single taken from her forthcoming album Loud City Song on Domino Records. Quite a journey since her debut on Leaving Records, but I’ve always impressed by her doings. The new one is still a bit away, August 19th is the day of release!

Weekly Bits 11/2012

As you might know by now, the great IG Culture is about to release a new album on Kindred Spirits. Reason enough for Alexander Nut to invite the legendary West London producer on his Rinse FM show to play records. If you missed that one, click here to listen again

Alex Chase’s One-Handed Music is giving away the second Mo Kolours EP for free, the digital that is. You can buy the vinyl at the same link, unless you prefer shopping at Rush Hour, Sounds of the Universe or elsewhere.

Following the very special Julia Holter podcast, FACT Magazine has interviewed the Los Angeles-based producer about her latest album.

I’m very excited to hear there’ll be a new release from Shokazulu, which is likely another moniker of Dego McFarlane and Kaidi Tatham. Should be in stores this week, snippets are available here.

Benji B invited Scratcha DVA on his show to talk about his forthcoming debut album and play some music from it. There’s also a video interview with the man to check out on i-D Magazine.

With spring starting in the Northern hemisphere, we restocked our shirts and sell them cheaper than ever before. If you want to show your love and support this site, please consider buying one!

Weekend Mixtapes

Wax Poetics celebrates its ten-year anniversary with their 50th issue, also known as the Prince Issue. And since there’s probably nobody on this planet who knows his funk better than LA’s Dâm-Funk, he was asked to together a special Prince Mixtape.

The Hudson Mohawke Valentine’s Day mixes have become sort of a tradition. No difference this year, you can download the fifth edition on LuckyMe.

And here’s another Valentine’s mix, this time put together by Los Angeles beat scientiest Shlohmo.

One of the highlights this week must have been Julia Holter‘s contribution to the FACT Mix series. Not an everyday mixtape!

Next up a triplet of house mixes: BNJMN promotes his DJ set at Italy’s SRSLY, Pinch has become Another Dubstep DJ playing House Music, and the Innervisions guys shared Dixon‘s recent set at Boiler Room.

And lastly, here are some oldskool vibes from Doc Scott and MC Conrad, recorded 1996 in Berlin.

Julia Holter – Try To Make Yourself A Work Of Art

My thanks go to the Gimme5 guys for their heads up on this Julia Holter album on Matthewdavid’s Leaving Records. Not only did I enjoy Tragedy, but especially the track in this video.

You can pick up your copy of the album directly from the label or buy the download from Bleep or iTunes.