Fhloston Paradigm – The Phoenix

It’s still about five weeks time until the much anticipated Fhloston Paradigm debut album drops on Hyperdub. To get you through that hard time, King Britt and Mike Todd have put together the 10-minute album mix you can watch above. Should you decide to pre-order your copy of “The Phoenix”, you will get an upfront track on both Bleep and iTunes.

Weekend Mixtapes #45

The Reboot Joy Confession
May 22, 2014 would have been the day Sun Ra turned 100 years old. The likes of Mr Beatnick, The Reboot Joy Confession, DJ Aardvarck, and Philadelphia icon King Britt.

“I wanted to take the opportunity to do something different for this Solid Steel mix and I decided to approach the mix as if I was ‘back from a good night out’ and winding down with some late night weird selections from my vinyl collection”, says Bristol’s Pinch about his guestmix for the show.

Bugz in the Attic took over the Rinse airwaves for a rare Bank Holiday special. Then again, much more has been going on in the last couple of weeks, as some former Bugz members started their new label Ten50 Records.

My favourite radio show at this moment clearly is the latest Hessle Audio, which is available now on the Rinse FM podcast channel (direct link) for download.

And there are more radio shows worth checking out:
Lukid on NTS Live
Tom Trago on Beats in Space
Four Tet & Joe Goddard on NTS Live
Floating Points & Sadar Bahar on NTS Live
Martyn & Guest on NTS Live

Have a nice weekend, everybody!

Fhloston Paradigm – Chasing Rainbows

King Britt makes music under a lot of names, when I think of it, I probably even heard him first under one of his aliases. On Hyperdub, he goes by the name Fhloston Paradigm, put out an EP last year, and -if I remember correctly- there’s going to be a full length release later this autumn. New music only makes sense, now that this new video popped up. Check it out!

Weekend Mixtapes #25

As the weekend is about to kick off, the internet has a very special selection of mixtapes this week. Let’s have a look at them.

With his much anticipated third album Nebula Dance finally in stores, Brighton’s Ital Tek is about to tour the U.S. in the coming weeks. He also did a mixtape for Self-titled Mag and picked his 10 favourite footwork tracks for Dummy.

Another album to look out for is Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe’s Kidsuke, which will be out on November 2nd. In the meantime, check out their mixtape for Finest Ego’s Monthly Mix.

Next up, we got a triplet of uptempo mixes: London’s xxxy got to play a show on Russian radio Follow Me Studio, Scuba showcases lots of new Hotflush material on his mix for FACT Magazine, and you can stream Objekt‘s 2-hour mix from this year’s Dimension Festival.

Boiler Room invited Berlin’s Dixon & Âme to play at their ADE party the other day, that’s 4 hours in the mix!

Hyperdub’s first lady Ikonika did a guestmix for Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations and she included a previously unheard remix of hers.

Legendary Philadelphia DJ and producer King Britt was approached by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage “to curate a show on Afrofuturism and its influences on me and my compositional work.”

Hot on the heels of his new single on Brainfeeder, London’s Lapalux stopped by at Los Angeles’ KCRW to do a mini mix.

The oldie of the week comes from Jneiro Jarel, who posted his Houston We Have A Solution Mix made in 2005 (careful, it’s a Facebook link!)

And lastly, let us remind you we had two new mixes out ourselves: Lokiboi contributed to our own podcast series, and Tetsuo did a mix for Colectivo Futuro.

Weekend Mixtapes

Remember when there was a new Nosaj Thing article every week or so? It has been rather quiet lately and that could only mean the Los Angeles-based producer is working on a new album. He recently put together a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs and it indeed contains some new material.

Another album to look forward to is Jimmy Edgar‘s Majenta on Hotflush. On that occasion, the Berlin-based producer sat down with URB Magazine for an interview and mixtape.

A third album to look forward to is the collaboration between Tokimonsta and Suzi Analogue: Analogue Monsta. Scion A/V just sponsored their new video, now it’s Suzi doing a little mix for Okayplayer.

The latest oki-ni podcast offers a warm-up mix from Jackmaster & Ben UFO, recorded live at Amsterdam’s Trouw earlier in the year.

New Pixelord mix for Pixelatique, King Britt for Self-titled, and ISAN’s Easter Mix for something more different.

I guess, the latest Benji B Sci-fi Special deserves a mentioning of it’s own, especially if you liked his Space Odyssey mix from some years back. Support it on the BBC iPlayer before you download it, will you?

And lastly, let me share Frequency Module Volume 1 by our good friends Two Hungry Ghosts.

Weekend Mixtapes

It’s weekend time, so here’s a selection of mixtapes I mentioned this week on Twitter.

French label 7even Recordings launched their own podcast series and they kick off with a mix by ENA, whose new 12-inch was only released the other day.

The second release on Jacques Greene’s Vase label comes from London duo Arclight and they’ve done an interview and guest mix for Dazed Digital.

King Britt has been releasing music under so many names, it’s hard to keep up. He just released a new EP on Hyperdub under his Fhloston Paradigm moniker and promotes it with a guestmix for FACT.

As Run Dem Crew is getting ready for the Berlin half-marathon, their founding member Morgan Zarate has done a 20-minutes mix for running.

I wish I had the time to keep up with radio shows, but here’s one I have to recommend. Tim’s You’ll Soon Know is on every Monday night and on his latest show his guests are Om Unit and Laurent Fintoni.

And lastly, check this 2003 Four Tet for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide.

SNS Sampler No. 1

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Saturn Never Sleep’s live ensemble, consisting of L.A. beatmaker Ras G, singer Sarah White, LOVE maker AFTA-1, SNS founders King Britt and Rucyl and others, are bringing their music to stages in New York and Philadelphia early next month.

On the occasion, Saturn Never Sleeps presents a sampler with free music from the involved artists.01. Rucyl and King Britt – All Before
02. Sarah White – C Train (original)
03. Ras G – 3am Downtown LA
04. AFTA-1 Document (snippet)
05. Stef Eye – Oxygen
You can download this sampler for free, all it takes is signing up with your email address on the SNS website.

Saturn Never Sleeps

In this video, King Britt talks about his Saturn Never Sleeps project which he curates with his fiancée, the multimedia artist Rucyl Mills.

If you didn’t know the site, you will find great podcasts, weird music-related gadget among other things. But SNS also hosts concerts in a multimedia context. They previously had Flying Lotus, a Sun Ra tribute and next up are Taylor McFerrin and Sarah White.

Mixtape Monday #2

Here’s a summary of the many mixtapes I’ve posted on Twitter throughout the week, just in case you missed them.

Brainfeeder once again sets standards with their latest mixtape, which comes from dubstep producer Martyn, who surprises with a selection of hiphop, electro and anything in between. If you’re looking for real dubstep, Dub War’s new podcast mixed by Headhunter is what you’re looking for. More of this comes from the fine people of Tranquera, who are hosting this mix by Cooly G.

If you’re looking for something more disco, the latest edition of Beats in Space should be your cup of tea. Tim Sweeney invited Stuttgart’s Motor City Drum Ensemble to the show, who also played at Sunday Best the same weekend.

Further I got King Britt’s tribute to the great Sun Ra in the first podcast for Saturn Never Sleeps and a new mix from Italian beatmaker AD Bourke.

Guess that was it, hope there’s some in for you!

Taylor McFerrin at WMC '09

Once again showing his huge talent, Taylor McFerrin played an in-store session in Miami with Ne’a Posey. The after party took place at the Florida Room, with Benji B and King Britt on decks.

If you haven’t already, you gotta check out these videos at My Favourite Things, Taylor and Bobby McFerrin or subscribe to his own YouTube channel for future videos!

Free King Britt Remixes

In the past, Philadelphia based producer and creative ambassador King Britt hasn’t been shy giving away free downloads on his website Five Six Media.

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Last week’s track was a collaboration with Jazzy Jeff and De La Soul, this week you get a rejected remix of the old Isley Brothers track Footsteps in the Dark. For both tracks, you need to specify a valid email adress!

If you keep digging on his website, you might find one or the other track that’s still available for download. Always a good place to get some free music or discover videos, he’s also running a podcast.