Mixtape Monday #28

So, I haven’t been posting anything as of lately and it might in fact go on like this for a little more. Thought I through in a selection of mixtapes that popped up during last week.

It was only a question of time until the big ones asked Vakula for one of his rare mixtapes. The Ukrainian house producer put together a selection of his tracks for Resident Advisor and answered some of their questions.

This Wednesday, Ninja Tune’s Slugabed joins Thundercat and Floating Points for a show at London’s Fabric. On the occasion, he did a mix to promote the night.

Berlin-based Machinedrum did a mix for Dummy Magazine last week. If you’re into the records he’s playing, I can also recommend Nightwave‘s podcast by Dazed Digital and Mike Paradina’s personal selection of footwork influenced tracks for RBMA Radio.

It was back in April when Manchester-based Krystal Klear graced Benji B with a guestmix. Unless you downloaded this one before, you can listen to it on SoundCloud and leave some direct feedback on this excellent mix.

And lastly, let me mention these older mixtapes I came across: Blawan’s mix at Boiler Room, Deadbeat for Inverted Audio, and Recloose‘s 2002 guestmix for Gilles Peterson.

Krystal Klear – Krystal Waters

You either love it or hate it, we’re talking about 1991’s Gypsy Woman. I was always into these kinds of piano stabs, though I probably wouldn’t admit it to my friends back then. Anyway, there is nothing I’m ashamed of when it comes to Krystal Klear and he’s done this rework of the classic dance tune.

Which reminds me there were several other reworks and edits, some of them noteworthy. Ossie did a refix about a year ago and there was another one by Souleance around that time. Oh my, here we go again!

XLR8R Podcast by Krystal Klear

The week already saw some truly stunning mixtapes, FACT Magazine gave us Juan Atkins and Resident Advisor’s Floating Points podcast was on repeat all day yesterday. But – I want to put the spotlight on this one from Krystal Klear. I could’ve sworn he already delivered a podcast for XLR8R, not that I would mind a second.

XLR8R Podcast by Krystal Klear

XLR8R Podcast by Krystal Klear (download)
01. Henry Mancini – Lujon
02. Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
03. Double Exposure – Everyman
04. Richard Jon Smith – Love Is What I’m After (Macello Giordani Edit)
05. Gino Soccio – You Move Me
06. Delegation – Heartache No.9 (Extended Version)
07. The Limit – Crimes of Passion (Extended Version)
08. Cornelius Oliphant – I Love You
09. The O’Jays – Put Our Heads Together
10. Raydio – Still In The Groove (Woody a.k.a. il Bosco Find)
11. Henderson & Whitfield – Dancin’ to the Beat
12. Le Knight Club – Holiday on Ice
13. Justice – Helix
14. Pitchben – Stand Up (Tiger & Woods Remix)
15. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
16. Metro Area – Caught Up
17. Guy Cuevas – Obsession (The Nassau Mix)
18. Krystal Klear – The Message Part One
19. Staygold – Justified
20. Krystal Klear – No Sweat
21. Krystal Klear – Soho Spritz
22. Prince – Erotic City
23. Secret Ingredients – Chicago Chicago
24. Kenny Dope – I Wanna Know
25. Nightcrawlers – Push the Feeling On (The Dub Of Doom)
26. Krystal Klear – We’re Wrong
27. Secret Ingredients – Takin Over Me
28. The Doobie Brothers – What a Fool Believes
29. Storm Queen – Look Right Through
30. Robin S. – Show Me Love (Kerri Chandler Remix)
31. Krystal Klear – From the Start
32. Wale feat. Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
33. Jimmy Edgar – Switch Switch
34. Lone – Crystal Castles 1991
35. Krystal Klear – Clove Dagger

Coming from XLR8R you can choose your preferred download format on their website!

Krystal Klear – Never Thought You Would Go

About a month ago, Eglo Records uploaded a video for the new Krystal Klear single with Olivier Day Soul in vocals. Turns out it only really kicked in for me without the visual distraction, it’s an absolute killer track!

There has been a limited 10-inch ever since that video first came out and you can still find copies at Boomkat or HHV. For everybody else there’ll be a digital version from January 12th on.

Mixtape Monday #22

We klearly have to start with this one, the 267th FACT mix put together by Mancunian Krystal Klear. Mix of the week!

Russian radio Headz FM recorded Africa Hitech‘s Moscow live-set from some weeks back. Get the two-part download while you can and also take a look at this tribute by DJ Rasskazov. And if that’s not enough, give Africa Hitech’s set at Sónar 2011 another spin.

Russian beatmaker Damscray and Sunlike are playing a selection of instrumental hip hop for Ukrainian Sashiradioblog. Available for download or stream.

While we’re still waiting for his new album, Ben Westbeech is playing some summer tunes on his mixtape for Vice Magazine.

New York’s Brennan Green has been playing on Beats in Space numerous times and remember these shows as some of the most entertaining ones. Plus he’s always playing good music, so grab his latest.

Tectonic’s Jack Sparrow has made a minimix for his booking agency, Seiji promotes his new record with his Seiji4 Promo Mix, and Eva Be is playing some house records for you.

Like every week, there are plenty of Boiler Room recordings worth grabbing, but Ossie‘s mix deserves special mentioning.

Mary Anne Hobbs keeps uploading those guestmixes for her new show to her Mixcloud account. Check FaltyDL, Machinedrum, Daedelus or the latest show with Teebs and Blawan.

And lastly, here’s one I was sent when my computer was dead. You might have heard of IG Culture’s new labels Holy Roller and HR2. The first releases on the former is the Manz at Work mixtape and features several unreleases remixes.

Blood Orange – Sutphin Boulevard

Just got this recommendation via Twitter, it’s the first video off Blood Orange‘s debut album Coastal Grooves. Reminds me a bit of Toro Y Moi and that’s a good thing.

The album will be out on August 8th via Domino Records, a set of remixes is already available. Check out the Krystal Klear remix below!

Oh, and the video was directed by Alan del Rio Ortiz.

(via We Are Selecters)

Mixtape Monday #19

We already mentioned mixes from Legowelt, Ahu, 8bitch and Black & Blue in yesterday’s weekly bits, today we already got some more to share.

It’s Valentine’s Day and like every year, Hudson Mohawke has put together a special tape for the occasion. Another mix for lovers comes from Krystal Klear, titled Everything is Shit….Except You Love.

With Swim, Canada’s Caribou delivered an album that found itself in many best-of lists by the end of last year. For Resident Advisor, main man Dan Snaith made a contribution to their podcast series.

Earlier this month, Toro Y Moi delivered a mix for FACT Magazine and it’s been a personal favourite of mine over the weekend. Watch out for the new album coming out later this month!

More mixes come from New York based Brendon Moeller, who made a mix for Field Records. Lone has recorded a stream-only mix to promote his show at this year’s Bloc Weekend.

And lastly, we’re revisiting Silkie‘s mix for RBMA Radio, originally aired in 2009.

Update This one just came in, it’s Bullion’s guestmix for Benji B‘s show last week.

Krystal Klear – FACT Mini Mix

About a week ago, FACT Magazine has posted a feature of 10 producers to watch in 2011, one of them being Manchester’s Krystal Klear. Alongside an interview with the man comes this sweet minimix.

01. Krystal Soul – The Only Way (Instrumental)
02. Krystal Klear – Greensilver (Dub Organizer)
03. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (All City)
04. Krystal Klear – Chapp
05. Krystal Klear – Swandive
06. Krystal Klear – No Sweat
07. Jimmy Edgar – New Touch
08. Krystal Klear – Pistol Chauffeur
09. Kenny Vaughn – Feels Like Heaven

While we’re looking forward to all new music from this talented producer, you can download the mix for the time being.

Krystal Klear – Ampsoul Radio Mix

A re-up of the Krystal Klear guestmix for Jay Scarlett’s Ampsoul radio-show from a couple of months ago. Press play to access the funkmosphere!

01. B B And Q Band – Genie
02. Krystal Klear – Throw It Away
03. Bobby Brown – On Our Own
04. Dâm-Funk – Hood Pass Intact
05. Kleeer – Tonight
06. Krystal Klear – Boogie Wan
07. Krystal Klear – Never Thought You Would Go (Instrumental)
08. Krystal Klear – It’s Been Too Long Await (Instrumental)
09. Father MC – Treat Em Like They Wanna Be Treated
10. Krystal Klear – Anteater
11. Keisha Jackson – Mama Told Me
12. Change – You Are My Melody
13. Touch Sensitive – Body Stop
14. Ulysses 82 – Don’t Speak French
15. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love
16. Sharon Brown – Specialise In Love
17. Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up
18. James Pants – Rhythm Track Vol.1-9
19. Freddie Jackson – He’ll Never Love You
20. B B And Q Band – Ricochet 20
21. First Touch – Pleasure For Your Treasure
22. Sharon Redd – Love How You Feel
23. The O’Jays – Put Our Heads Together
24. Daft Punk – Voyager
25. Krystal Klear – Persuaded Me

If you don’t like streams, click for the download.

Attack Of The Krystal Sphere Mix

Before you let the image confuse you, this mixtape is a joint effort from Krystal Klear and Illum Sphere. Together the two Mancunians are delivering 80 minutes of pure boogie vibes.

No tracklist, just a download link. If you recognize a track, feel free to comment.

Krystal Klear will play at Hoya:Hoya in April. If you’re in or near Manchester I suggest you check him out!

It's Tunesday (again!)

Announcing Hudson Mohawke‘s upcoming tour through the United Kingdom, his label Warp has posted this bootleg remix of Jodeci. You can download it from the Warp website, where you will also find the tour dates.

Following Pixelord’s Lucid Freaks EP, a set of remixes are already in the queue. A first taster comes from Dutch beatmaker Coco Bryce, who remixed the track Quartz Boy.

The new Daedelus album Righteous Fists of Harmony is just around the corner, reason enough for XLR8R to give you a first preview.

And the last free download comes from FACT Magazine, who are hosting a new track from Krystal Klear for the next seven days only!

Not for download, but definitely worth checking out are the Om Unit remix for Colonel Red, Illum Sphere’s Titan (did you check Super Charged?) and the last couple of uploads from Lukid (as long as they’re online!)