A couple of mixes

I’m not gonna let you wait until the Friday for another edition of Weekend Mixtapes, for I’ve got a couple of mixes to share with you right now!

Let’s start with the oldest in the bunch, a nice selection of Brazilian tunes put together by Floating Points. To get you in the mood for the next Brazil game or simply to have a good time. Leave a shout on Sam’s SoundCloud page if you like this!

Next up, listen to music from the private collection of Now-Again founder and Stones Throw associate Egon. Also available as video via Boiler Room LA.

Berlin Community Radio is continuously putting out quality mixes from some of my favourite artists. Most recently, they had Hyperdub-signed Laurel Halo in their studio, playing a wide selection from jazz and folk to dub techno.

Listen to a Kode9 set recorded at London’s Fabric the other day, playing what sounds like mostly records from his label Hyperdub. He also shared his Maida Vale session with Spaceape from a couple of years back.

While I’ve never met LD in real life, I’ve know him since the early days of the Brownswood Forum. His Spacebass show once started as a podcast before making the jump to London’s NTS Live. Enjoyed this one a lot when it was broadcasted the other day!

Weekend Mixtapes #42

Recorded live a London’s Plastic People in late January, listen to the second installment of Floating Points’ You’re A Melody mix.

Having impressed us with his debut album released last year, we keep following the doings of Huerco S whenever we can. This week, we came across this 2 hour long mix for Berlin Community Radio.

Next up here are two mixes from the Young Turks label. First it’s the Jamie xx mix for BBC 6music aired in Decemember, then the label’s FBI Radio take-over featuring Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and once again Jamie xx.

UK techno legend Kirk Degiorgio shared a DJ mix recorded at Amsterdam’s TROUW for the Midnight Shift podcast.

Let’s not forget about those Valentine’s Day specials: Hudson Mohawke continues his annual Slow Jams series, while Peanut Butter Wolf goes over the top with a 24 hour long mix for the FACT podcast.

And lastly, one from the archives. Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO mentioned this on the latest radio show, don’t sleep on this podcast for weareie recorded in 2007!

Update Let’s not forget about the latest Hyperdub show on Rinse.fm (direct link), hosted by label-boss Kode9 himself

Kode9 – Xingfu Lu

Some weeks after hearing Kode9‘s latest cut on Benji B’s radio show, the release from the Hyperdub founder is only a couple of days away. Beside the title track which you can stream in full above, the 12-inch is backed up by another track called Kan on the flipside. You can pick this up at your favourite record store starting April 29, or you can order your copy online at Juno or Boomkat. The digital release should be available on the Hyperdub store by then.

(via Abeano)

Weekend Mixtapes #34

French ClekClekBoom put out their 36th Boomcast, featuring a guestmix from Hyperdub‘s very own Kode9 and Scratcha DVA.

Mixmag’s latest mix of the week comes from Detroit’s Rick Wade, expect an hour full of house music.

My personal favourite in this week’s selection is Linkwood‘s contribution of “random b-sides and weirdnesss” to the podcast series by their label Firecracker.

And lastly, Hyponik remind us of a producer’s name that might have slipped off your radar: Nubian Mindz

Weekend Mixtapes #27

There haven’t been any weekend mixtapes in about a month, but this time we have enough to get you through a week – or even longer. The reason, of course, is Hyperdub founder Kode9 who uploaded about 30 mixtapes he made over the last decade.

Next up are Kutmah‘s last three Sketchbook radioshows, which he dedicated entirely to a certain J Dilla. Download one, two, three.

As I revisited his past podcast more recently, I got excited when Hamburg-based B-Ju announced a new mixtape, because he’s an ace DJ with great taste in music. If you tend to agree, check out the latest Origami Sound podcast.

Following the second single of his album Hardcourage, Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL does another mixtape, this time for the folks at The Fader.

Together with Paul Pre, RaminskiVast family, but he’s also running his own series of mixtapes. Check out the latest volume on his Mixcloud page.

And lastly, check out the second Tropics podcast for oki-ni and October‘s mix for Truants.

Win tickets for Soundcrash at Koko

Soundcrash with Harmonic 313, Kode9, King Midas Sound, Dorian Concept

Flyer

London has always been a place where you could go on a random weekend and find a party where one of your favourite DJs/producers will play the best music you ever heard. But even in such a place there are some special events and from the look at the line-up, next weekend’s Soundcrash event could be one of them.

United at Camden’s Koko, you will get to hear DJ sets from heavyweights such as Harmonic 313, Hyperdub founder Kode9 and Eglo’s very own Alex Nut. And there’s more to it with live performances from Austrian Korgmeister Dorian Concept and another Hyperdub’s King Midas Sound.

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets and here is how you can enter the competition: If you are 18 years or older, all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address (won’t be published.) Winners will be picked randomly, but then again we’ve always had a soft spot for anecdotes. If you have a story worth telling related to any of the performing artists, that might increase your chances a little. The give-away Wednesday at midnight, London time.

Regular tickets can be ordered for £16 at Koko‘s website. The party starts at 9 pm, be there early!

Update According to this tweet, regular tickets are almost sold out!

Kode9 – Asia Promo Mix

With three gigs all over Asia taking place this week, Hyperdub boss Kode9 put together a mix to promote his DJ-sets. If you’re in Shanghai (September 21st at Shelter), Manila (24th at B-Side) or Hong Kong (25th at Backstage), make sure not to miss the man!

01. Morgan Zarate – Hookid
02. Addison Groove – Nautilus
03. Joe – Claptrap
04. Wiley – Eskimo (Devil mix)
05. Terror Danjah – SOS
06. Endgames – Ecstasy (Jam City rmx)
07. DVA – Step 2 Funk
08. Funkystepz – Fuller
09. Redlight – What U Talkin About (Roska rmx)
10. Ossie – Set the Tone
11. DVA feat. Fatima – Just Vybe (Soulpower mix)
12. LV feat. Omkalumkoolkat – Boomslang
13. Lone – Pineapple Crush
14. Terror Danjah – I’m Feelin U
15. Mala – Don’t Let Me Go
16. Riko – Woo Freestyle
17. Terror Danjah – Minimal Dub
18. D Double E – Street Fighter

Unfortunately, the download expired already. I’ll post a link if I see it popping up somewhere, you can do the same by posting a comment.

(via Pixelatique)

Mixtape Monday #17

With Rednose Distrikt and Lukid we had some pretty strong mixtapes last week, not to mention the all new podcast. But time doesn’t stand still, so here’s the latest edition of Mixtape Mondays.

As you know, Mary Anne Hobbs‘ final show was broadcasted last Wednesday. Her guests on the show were Kode9 and Burial, their mixtape is available on Percussion Lab (full show here.)

Fact Magazine continues to put out quality mixes. Following the Four Tet podcast, they put up new ones by Baths and Zed Bias.

The international Worldwide show (as opposed to the UK show) had a guestmix by LA beatmistress Tokimonsta, you can grab the full show from Core News.

More music from Los Angeles comes on the new Low End Theory podcast, with mixes by Daddy Kev and (once again) Baths.

In the past, XLR8R presented a variety of UK based dubstep DJs, but for their latest podcast they had stateside duo Sepalcure.

British blog Allez Allez has a guestmix from Jimmy Edgar, recorded live at Berlin’s Berghain club. And while we’re at it, let me also mention their excellent Caribou mixtape from a while back!

Lastly, I want to mention some classic Brazilian music by the way of HVW8 and Red Rackem‘s guestmix for the OFFtrack radio show.

Kode9 – You Don’t Wash (Actress Remix)

Following the dub version and the remix by Martyn, a third version of Kode9’s DJ-Kicks exclusive gets the treatment from Actress.

You can download the remix for free or buy the original version here. The full DJ-Kicks mix is available on CD and digital.

Kode9 – You Don’t Wash (Martyn Remix)

The LA Times has posted this Martyn remix of You Don’t Wash alongside an interview with Hyperdub founder Kode9.

The original track is taken from the latest DJ-Kicks, which is available since today. You can download the remix here!

(via YSK)

Kode9 – You Don’t Wash (Dub)

Whenever there’s a new DJ-Kicks coming out, there are up to three options to choose from: the actual mixed CD, a 12-inch with an exclusive track from that mix, and an unmixed LP. I think it started with the DJ-Kicks from Hot Chip, that !K7 introduced a free download.

As mentioned yesterday, the latest in the series comes from Hyperdub founder Kode9 and you can now download the dub version of his exclusive track.

June 22nd is the day, you should be able to get your hands on the Kode9 DJ-Kicks.

FACT Mix by Kode9

Still a couple of weeks to go before Kode9’s DJ-Kicks will be in stores, but the Hyperdub founder just finished an oldskool jungle mixtape for FACT Magazine (I wonder how the folks at !K7 will like that.)

FACT Mix #156 (download)
01. Soundman & Don Lloyde with Elizabeth Troy – Greater Love
02. Lemon D – Manhatten Melody
03. Dope Style – You Must Think First
04. Nut Nut – Special Dedication
05. Undercover Agent – Oh Gosh
06. DJ SS – MA2 remix
07. 12-10 Series Mk 1 – All that Jazz
08. L Double featuring Bassman – Da Base too Dark
09. Urban Jungle – Back in the Daze
10. Sacred – Kall the Kops
11. Fusion Forum – Vintage Keys
12. Maldini – Def Roll
13. Bad Influence feat. DJ Rush Puppie – Time & Time

For the first time in ages I feel good going back to that period, 2010 seems to be the official year to do so.

The aforementioned DJ-Kicks will be out on June 22nd and the release will be accompanied by a club-tour around the world – check Kode9’s MySpace for details!

RBMA presents Brainfeeder London

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Still no flyer in sight, but at least an official announcement from fabric. To kick-off their quarterly events in partnership with the Red Bull Music Academy, they present the second Brainfeeder London event taking place on March 10, 2010.

“The Brainfeeder London show will be some essential shit for anyone who’s into the future sound. We’re blessed to be throwing the party at fabric of all places. It’s easy to say it will be a night that people will talk about for a very long time.” – Flying Lotus

“The line up for this Brainfeeder event at fabric is unbelievable; every artist is bringing something different. I don’t think we will see a roster like this ever again.” – Nosaj Thing

You might want to hold your breath before taking a look at the full line-up. The Brainfeeder family sends in Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Tokimonsta. Without a doubt that’s reason enough to make it there, but you have only seen the first half of the list. The line-up is being completed by Hyperdub founder Kode9, Stones Throw’s J.Rocc, Dimlite, Martyn and Dorian Concept.

Tickets are now on sale for only £12.50. If you don’t want to miss the party of the year, I suggest you get your’s today.

Feb 18, 2010 The fabric website no longer lists Dorian Concept on the line-up

Feb 25, 2010 Added the flyer for the event

Mixtape Monday #8

There were quite some mixes to feature recently, including a special for Christmas, but there are already some more goodies for you. Maybe not that many as on a usual Mixtape Monday, but the selection is quite diverse.

I haven’t heard much new music from Âme lately, but as of yesterday, there’s a new mixtape from the German duo.

Alpha Pup sub-label Friends of Friends will put out the debut album from 19 year old Shlohmo, titled “Shlomoshun Deluxe” in early January. To get you in the mood for that, XLR8R’s latest podcast was put together by the man.

From Ben UFO comes this mixtape called Why Not?, which is also available for limited download. As I got the download link from Sonic Router, I should also mention they also feature a second mixtape from Untold.

There was a big hype around the mixtape from Holy Ghost!, which was available in limited quantities on a real cassette. For Christmas, the duo on New York’s DFA label gave it away for a limited, now expired, download. Luckily, you can still find it in other places.

And if you’re into DFA and the likes, you might also want to check out Mehdi Mixmas, a mix put together by Ed Banger’s DJ Mehdi.

Berlin’s Robot Koch and his friend DJ Benski have put together a guestmix for French blog Jekyll & Hyde, you can download it from SoundCloud.

As as fan of the YSL blog, I don’t want to miss the chance and mention they have just launched their podcast. The first episode was put together by Beatsize Beats, who already established a reputation for quality mixtapes.

Ignore the buzzword, just enjoy the good music: Here’s the Lovestep mixtape from one of the Percussion Lab founders. Contains music from Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Burial, FaltyDL and so forth.

Last but not least, I stumbled across this old Maida Vale Session from Kode9 & The Spaceape. It was aired on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show from July 2008.

Jan 16, 2010 The Holy Ghost! mixtape is also available from the semi-secret DFA Radiomixes website

Weekly Bits 41/2009

Much sooner than expected AFTA-1 and GAS’D have released the 4th installment of their Love is Real series. To be honest, I haven’t listened to it yet, but knowing the previous volumes and a look at the tracklist you can’t go wrong with it.

And while we’re at soulful music, you probably heard about Bilal’s new album already. It will be released in early 2010 by California’s Plug Research label.

Out soon is the new album from Berlin based producer Robot Koch. It will be available on vinyl and CD, all pre-orders come with these fake Wayfarers sunglasses.

4hero’s Marc Mac twittered this trailer to an upcoming documentary about arranger and producer Charles Stepney called Interrupted Greatness. There isn’t any additional info on the documentary available on the net.

Coinciding with the release of Hyperdub’s anniversary compilation, the Sunday Times has posted an article about the label and its founder Steve Goodman (aka Kode9).

Another enjoyable read are Daniel Wang’s 15 Ways To Clear a Dancefloor for self-titled magazine.