Weekend Mixtapes #51

Lukid keeps the “old ivories tinkling”, with this piano music mixtape for Blowing Up The Workshop. Debussy, Ravel, Cage and everything you’ll be looking for on a Sunday.

Not only that the new Solid Steel website is nothing but a disaster in user experience, it appears their mixes are no longer available for download. Fortunately, there’s still the Mixcloud option to listen to their mixes, which makes it more bearable. This week, you can listen to mixes from Anthony Naples (above) and Four Tet.

Stones Throw also has a bit of a weird podcast policy, since there’s no way of listening without iTunes. However, I suggest you give latest episode a try, since it was compiled by the label’s very own Mndsgn.

And since we like to end the selection with and oldie, here’s a Kemistry & Storm mixtape, originally recorded in 1995.

Weekend Mixtapes #49

It’s been good to catch up on some mix shows lately, and I think there are a couple of stellar ones in this latest edition of weekend mixtapes.

Here’s a top 5 entry for best Hessle Audio shows of the year, as Ben UFO plays an exclusive recording by Terrence Dixon that nobody should miss, ranging from spaced out jazz to techno proper.

Mr Beatnick is joined by the rest of the Pride of Gombe pack on his NTS Radio show. Listen to 2 hours mixed b2b by Lukid, Samoyed, Astro:Dynamics, Kelpe, Adam Oko and the host of the show.

My favourite record of December turns out to be Hashman Deejay‘s debut album “Sandopolis”, released this week on the label Future Times. Had to check out some of his DJ mixes as well.  Here’s one recorded at this year’s Dekmantel Festival.

What can I say, two hours of records selected by Floating Points and Four Tet, playing their recently found records from all over the world.

And lastly, dont’t miss out on the December edition of Funkineven‘s Apron show on NTS Live.

Lukid – Crawlers

Following the teaser video in September this year, Liberation Technologies just released new music by London-based producer Lukid. I already expressed my love for the entire EP on Twitter, now you can find out for yourself. Crawlers is available now on 12-inch and digital download, or you can take a listen to the stream on Spotify.

Lukid – Nine

Finally a sign of life from London-based producer Lukid, who we haven’t heard from since 2012’s Lonely At The Top album on Werkdisc (and what happened to those promised new Glum releases?) The new record is called “Crawlers” and will be out on September 29 on the Liberation Technologies label. First glimpse in that video by Nic Hamilton. Hungry for more!

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!

PVT – Vertigo (Lukid Remix)

PVT‘s fourth studio album Homosapiens came out earlier this year and was already remixed by the likes of Dorian Concept and Nathan Fake. Their next single Vertigo adds some more remixes to that, including this one by Werk Discs associate Lukid. It will be out on June 3rd and you can pre-order one of 300 vinyl records (or a digital release) on PVT’s Bandcamp page.

Black Acre presents Rebuilds

Black Acre is a label to have an eye (and ear) on, otherwise you’d miss out on a lot of good music from a diverse scene of underground producers. Last year’s albums by Blue Daisy or Hyetal have found many fans, and there’s no need to argue about the talents that Fantastic Mr Fox, Lukid, DZA or 1000names are. You find a bit of all that on the label’s new Rebuilds compilation.

Black Acre Presents Rebuilds01. Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (SBTRKT remix)
02. Hyetal – Diamond Islands (Boddika remix)
03. Blue Daisy & Anneka – Raindrops (John Talabot’s Cosmic rework)
04. Hyetal – Phoenix (Fantastic Mr Fox remix)
05. Memotone – Multicolour (Lukid remix)
06. 1000names – Pocket Calculator (Lynx & Hellrazor)
07. DZA – Bullseye (feat Mujuice & Non – Dizz1 remix)
08. Hyetal – Searchlight (Stay+)
09. Blue Daisy & Anneka – Blood Petal Roses (Sunken Foal remix)
10. Von D – Truth (Tes La Rok remix)

Many of these tracks have so far been available on vinyl only, so make sure not to miss it if you don’t collect records. For me, the Phoenix Remix (listen below) makes it worth buying alone.

You can buy Black Acre presets Rebuilds from fine places such as Boomkat, Bleep – or iTunes.

BNJMN – 141

It’s been a while since the last Svetlana record came out, but now Serbia’s finest label is back with new music from BNJMN. Most people might associate this name with his brilliant debut on Rush Hour, but in fact BNJMN released on Svetlana before under the name of Jackhigh.

On 141 you get to hear “deep aquatic originals” plus two more remixes by Lukid and Kelpe to complete the package. Listen to the preview below.

01. One Sea
02. We Are The Weather
03. Inout
04. Hybridisation
05. One Sea (Lukid remix)
06. We are the weather (Kelpe remix)

You can already get the digital release from Svetlana’s Bandcamp page, but also from regular online retailers such as Bleep or Boomkat. The Kelpe remix is exclusively available from Boomkat at this moment, Bandcamp should follow next week.

The track above is one that didn’t make it on the release, instead you can download it as a free taster for the full release.

Lukid – Stripes

UK based animation studio Plastic Horse came up with this video for Lukid.

You can find the track on the vinyl-only Chord album, which was released on Werk Discs last year. If you missed that one, you can still find some copies over at Juno!

Mixtape Monday, Tuesday Edition

Alright, so it’s Tuesday already, but I don’t think you’d want to wait another week for a proper Mixtape Monday.

I’ve been waiting a long time for a new Isolée album. Now that it’s finally out, he’s been doing some mixes to spread the word. Like the all new Resident Advisor podcast or the guestmix for Beats in Space from some weeks back.

Speaking of Beats in Space, I also have to recommend their latest show which features this guestmix by DMX Krew.

I wonder sometimes why some blogs refuse to set trackbacks. They’re not only the foundation on which all social networking is based on, they’re also a great way to discover great related content. Like these mixtapes by Domu that just surfaced. Whether previously unreleased or not, you already know he’s one of the best DJs in recent years.

More recommended mixes include the all new URB podcast put together by Lukid, Nocow’s guest mix for Gimme5, or this minimix by Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Update The new XLR8R podcast just came in and it was put together by another favourite of ours: London based producer Oriol – don’t sleep!

Mixtape Monday #18

For the last week or so, I was hardly listening to anything else but that Theo Parrish Special on Benji B’s show. Listening to the iPlayer is more important than you might think, it’s a direct way to measure the popularity of a show – something that might in the end decide whether a show will be continued. In the case of last week’s show I did all I could, but now you can no longer listen to it. Unless you download a recording.

I have posted this old Dego mix for BTS some weeks ago, now it’s officially back in the archive. Not to be confused with his more recent guestmix, posted in February.

To give his all new 12-inch an extra push, former Bugz in the Attic man Seiji has posted a new mix. Available as stream and download.

The last Pete Concrete mix is only about a month old, but the Eat Concrete head already made another one. Get this exclusive Eat my Garbage mix for Nalden.

Fresh out of the Hoya:Hoya stable comes a mix by its co-founder and 2010 RBMA alumni Illum Sphere.

If you’re missing Lukid‘s sessions on Ustream, here’s a little compensation: for the all new Svetlana Industries shortcast he has put together a mix.

Rush Hour‘s Antal was visiting São Paulo for the Bienal and brought back some records you can listen to on Brasil Show part 1.

Lastly, here are two mixes from the Resident Advisor podcast. Last week they were graced by a dubstep-meets-techno mix by Kowton, this week they have a house mix by the trio of Detroit Beatdown.

Lukid – Brainfeeder Mix

Werk Discs’ very own Lukid has put together this mixtape for Brainfeeder and it’s a good one. It’s one of the better mixes I heard in a while and it features a lot of his own productions and music from his peers.01. Lukid – Spiller
02. Process – E1
03. Nochexxx – Ritalin Love
04. Actress – San Siro
05. Lukid – Just Like Havana
06. Lukid – Untitled
07. Lukid – Veto
08. Infinitirock – Drumhead
09. Actress – Credit Da Edit
10. Newworldaquarium – Star Power
11. Topaz Rags – Dead Horses
12. Martin Dupont – Your Passion
13. James Pants – Mass
14. Bullion – Crazy Over You
15. Loops Haunt – Dusk Mechanics (Samoyed Remix)
16. Anthony Shake Shakir – One Beat (Just Won’t Do)
17. Lukid – Untitled
18. Millie And Andrea – Ever Since You Came Down
19. Lukid – Hair Of The Dog

I hope this means his new album Chords is just around the corner. Until then, go and download the mix!

Lukid – Chord

Lukid - Chord

Cover Artwork

With music from Zomby, Lone, or his own Actress moniker, Darren J. Cunningham’s Werk Discs imprint has continously released some highly acclaimed albums in the last couple of years. What most of you will agree on, is that we would have loved to see those albums released on proper vinyl.

Of course vinyl has become a luxury not many labels can afford, but I’m most delighted to see Lukid’s Chords will be pressed on three discs. Among the tracks is not only new material, but also a couple of tracks from last year’s Foma album.A1. Chord
B1. Veto
B2. Rags
C1. Hair Of The Dog
C2. Child Of The Jago
D1. Saddlebags
D2. Through Gritted Teeth
E1. Lego
E2. Spiller
F1. Stripes
F2. Makes

Chord is dedicated to Davin Gormley, visual artist and designer, close friend of Lukid and longtime collaborator with Werk Discs. Davin sadly passed away in December last year.

No release date yet, will keep you updated on that!

(via Gimme5)

Oct 14, 2010 Boomkat now has copies in stock, Juno on pre-order

Here Comes Treble Podcasts

Back in 2008, when the Here Comes Treble compilation was set for a release on Domu’s label, there were six mixtapes from featured artists to set you in the mood.

HCT Minicast Volume 01 mixed By Rondenion
HCT Minicast Volume 02 mixed By Nu Era AKA Marc Mac
HCT Minicast Volume 03 mixed By Soulparlor
HCT Minicast Volume 04 mixed by Lukid
HCT Minicast Volume 05 The Domu Oddcast
HCT Minicast Christmas Mixtape Special – Domu live at OOFT!

As these mixes have disappeared together with TrebleO website, I decided to put them online again.

Mixtape Monday #12

My favourite mixtape this week comes once again from Lukid, who put this together for the LuckyMe collective. You will also have the chance to catch him live on Ustream later today. Lukid streams every Monday at 9pm GMT.

FACT Magazine has two new remixes I want to recommend. Last week’s podcast was put together by Simbad, this week it’s UK techno legend A Guy Called Gerald stepping up.

I already mentioned Floating Points’ mix for XLR8R, but there’s another one from him recorded at a Numbers party last month. You can download it here.

Hyperdub’s Terror Danjah plays some party vibes on his mix for URB Magazine.

Another recording from Brainfeeder London has emerged, this time it’s the set from Tokimonsta. You might have listened to that on RBMA Radio before.

People at the Brownswood board recommended the new mix from Fat Dog, I remember him doing a couple of great ones in the past. His latest was put together for Those That Know.

From Daedelus comes this set recorded at this year’s Reworks Festival in Greece. Speaking of Daedelus, here is a DJ mix recorded at the release-party of his album “Love to Make Music to.”

Let’s finish this with a true classic and one of my all-time favourite mixes. Funkstörung made this promotional mix for their former label back in 2002. It was also aired on the Back to the Basics show some years later.