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!

Laurel Halo live at St John-at-Hackney

A couple of days ago, the trio of Laurel Halo, Demdike Stare and Shackleton each played a live-set at the St John-at-Hackney church in London. Laurel Halo’s Chance of Rain easily gained the top spot of my favourite albums last year, and since then I’m paying a little extra attention to her doings.

PS: you can also check out the Shackleton live-performance that night.

XLR8R Podcast by Laurel Halo

When I think of it, it seems like all my favourite records this year were released only within the last couple of months since summer is over. One of those albums is clearly the new Laurel Halo records on Hyperdub. On her mix for XLR8R, the NYC-based artist puts together a selection of music that could have been an inspiration for that making that record.

XLR8R Podcast by Laurel Halo
01. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Something for Trane That Trane Could Have Said (Edit)
02. Escola de Samba da Cicade – Improvisos na Batucada
03. Madteo – Pram Reset
04. TCB – Unchained (KM/MM Mix)
05. Subsaharan Spaceways – Shout
06. Population One – B2 (from A Simpler Form)
07. Matrix – Isthmus #Fast
08. Jam City – Water Edit
09. Boo Williams – Mistical Journey
10. Ken Nordine – Flesh
11. Blk_out – Sergecutty
12. Mass Prod & Herva – Mike vs Speak & Overdub As a Weapon Against Modern Laptop Wanking
13. Smith N Hack – No Gimmicks, No Flash
14. Sleeparchive – 7
15. Laurel Halo – NOYFB (Acapella)
16. Charles Manier – Octopus
17. Vester Koza – Maslo 03B
18. Dalglish – Donsfe
19. NSNT PRJCT – We Invented Dis
20. Ken Ishii – Stretch (Regenerated)
21. Ter(r)a – Underwater Vessel
22. Dresvn – A2 (from Acido 014)
23. Claude Young presents Golem Craft – B2 (from the Of Ages EP)
24. Factory Floor – Turn It Up (Laurel Halo Remix)

Download available in two formats–M4A and MP3–over on the XLR8R website.