Weekend Mixtapes

One of my favourite podcasts that probably isn’t as popular as it should be is JJ’s Smoking Sessions. Each episode focuses on a specific artists, sometimes a style of music, and the mixes are always spiced up with interview snippets. In their 82th podcast, they decided doing a feature on Moodymann. As always it’s a good one and it deserves the topspot of Weekend Mixtapes.

Next up is an amazing mix from Aardvarck. Download Loopin for the Perfect Beat, try figuring out the tracklist and win a copy of his all new album on Eat Concrete!

With his second release on Fourth Wave out soon, Gerry Read has put an together an exclusive mix for URB Magazine.

The new mix from Los Angeles’ Jon Wayne already got a lot of buzz and it’s not that I Don’t Care.

Another LA native is Take aka Sweatson Klank and he did a guest mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ radio show. You can listen to it on his SoundCloud or Mary Anne’s Mixcloud.

Up next, here are two mixes from Manchester. First is an exclusive Illum Sphere mix for Fabric. And then there’s Mark E‘s mix for the 2020 Podcast.

Not so long ago, LV were guest on Benji B‘s Radio 1 show. Their guestmix is available for download.

And lastly, check out Jimmy Edgar‘s mix from Boiler room, available here or there.

Weekend Mixtapes

The weekend is nigh, so here’s another collection of mixtapes to get you in the mood for the weekend.

Following their massive album Resurrection, Chicago house veterans Virgo Four are this weeks contributor to XLR8R’s podcast series.

More house music comes by the the way of Mark E, who recently release an album on Ghostly. His mix is part of the label’s own podcast series.

We’ve been sporting Pete Concrete‘s mixtapes whenever there was a new one, so why make a difference? His latest is an exclusive for Dublab.

Fellow blogger Tim of You’ll Soon Know invited S. Maharba as guest for his latest radioshow. As with all shows on NTS Radio, you can download this one for repeated listening.

The latest Hessle Audio show on Rinse FM brought together the talents of Joy Orbison, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Floating Points. If you missed the show, you can now grab the podcast.

Pearson Sound also played at London’s Boiler Room the other week and as usual you can download the DJ set or watch videos from the party. And while you’re at it, also check out the mixes from Karizma and Cooly G.

AFTA-1‘s guestmix for Onur Engin’s Monotape must have been around for a while, but I only came across this via We’ve Got The Jazz.

Lastly, I have to mention this mix from Raffertie, who’s playing a fantastic selection of UK bass music on Inverted Audio‘s latest podcast.

Mixtape Monday #13

It’s been a while since the last Mixtape Monday, so apart from featuring some of last week’s mixes, I will sneak in a couple of older ones.

Some weeks back, Gilles Peterson did a Drum & Bass Special on his weekly radio show. I never imagined I’d (still) feature that music on this blog, but when it comes to the late nineties I’m all set for that. If you missed the show, you can now download both hours from SoundCloud. Especially the first part is much recommended!

Also from Gilles Peterson is the podcast to promote the forthcoming Havana Cultura Remixed compilation.

Next up are a couple of house mixtapes for you. Aardvarck dug out some records from the 1988-1993 period and made this mix for New Worck. Philpot Records head Soulphiction made a contribution to the Bodytonic Podcast series, and from Mark E comes a new guest-mix for Warm.

Enrico Crivellaro, better known as Volcov or Isoul8, put together one, two, three mixes for Sunday afternoons. Expect folk, jazz and Brazilian music.

My favourite mix in this week’s selection probably comes from Austrian producer Daeque, whose mix ranges from Dimlite to David Axelrod, Wilco to Shafiq Husayn.

And now for you beatheadz: Big Up magazine has a bunch of post-RBMA mixes from the likes of Kid Kanevil, DZA, Swede:art, Tokimonsta, Daisuke Tanabe, 00Genesis and some others!

The latest episodes of Mamiko’s Hepcat Radio are also online, download or stream the shows with Seiji and Hudson Mohawke.

And lastly, I’d like to mention A Tribute to Matthew Herbert mix, which I’ve found on the Brownswood forum.

Merry Mixtapes

It’s Christmas Eve tomorrow, so a lot of you people will take a plane, a train or the car to be with your family or friends. While us people in the southern hemisphere are sweating in the departure lounge, low temperatures and snow-storms are making it uncertain if you will make it in time. In other words, travelling is usually not the nicest thing and music on the radio is usually crap (especially during Christmas).

To improve the comfort of your journeys, I have compiled a list of mixtapes you should copy on your iPod before you leave. After all, these should make you forget about time.

First, here’s a month old mixtape from Mono/poly, which just caught my attention (thanks ▲irhorn!). It was made for the Ficus podcast series and can be downloaded via their SoundCloud page.

Four Tet has given away a special mix to attenders of his night at London’s Plastic People earlier this month. Luckily, this mixtape is now also available for download (via Beyondjazz).

Britain’s Steve Spacek and Australian producer Katalyst form the group Space Invadas. To promote their upcoming releases, they have put together the Follow The Signs mixtape for you (via Trees for Breakfast).

London’s Warm crew once again have some great mixtapes for you, the latest coming from  Mark E. Check their sites for more new mixtapes from Move D and Faze Action!

The 499th episode of Beats In Space feature two great producers in one show: Detroit legend Juan Atkins and the UK’s Ashley Beedle. You can download both mixes from the BIS Website.

Next up is a mix from Jneiro Jarel, that already got some attention on the net. On Can I Dub Your Tape? No! he surprises with a selection of dubstep and other bass-heavy music, a tracklist is available here.

Romania is known to have cold winters, hence TRG stayed in to put together a mixtape for all of us. His Arctic City Mix is available from his website.

I also want to mention that all mixes from LuckyMe are now available as proper podcast (iTunes link).

Enjoy the music and have a save trip. Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2009 I’m no different than the others, so here’s some shameless self-promotion: Check the new podcast from Fulgeance!

Mixtape Monday #5

The Brainfeeder label always guarantees a great selection of music, their latest mixtape is called Brain Food and was put together by Alex B. If you like that I can already tell you want the FACT Podcast by Débruit as well.

Joscha Creutzfeld of UpMyAlley posted a mixtape made for RBMA Radio in 2007 on SoundCloud titled Lost and Found. This should make the waiting for the follow-up to his more recent Brrappness Mix a bit easier.

A very cool mix comes from Computer Jay, that is if you grew up in the eighties and you miss the sounds of your Atari 2600.

Citinite and LuckyMe are joining forces for a very special event in November, featuring Dâm-Funk, Rustie and Jimmy Edgar. To get you in the mood for that, check the mixtape they put together for The Fader.

House producer Mark E not only has a very beautiful looking website, you might also want to check out the mixes he has posted there, including the all new Merc Mix #1.

Lastly, here’s an older mix from Detroit legend Juan Atkins, which was recorded at the 12th anniversary party of Berlin’s equally legendary Tresor.

Weekly Bits 22/2009

My favourite track this week actually dates back to 2007, but it was posted by the Red Bull Music Academy only a couple of days ago. It comes from Mark Pritchard‘s latest project Africa Hi Tec, for which he teamed up with singer Steve Spacek. If I remember correctly, an album is supposed to follow early next year, the track Too Late definitely makes appetite for more.

After having discovered MUTEK’s podcast series, I had a look at their other offerings and came across sets from Kode 9 & Spaceape, Henrik Schwarz, Dave Aju or Akufen. There should be something in for all of you.

Paul White‘s debut album is now available for your listening pleasure, a digital download should follow soon is available now. The official date for the album (all formats) is June 8th.

One of my favourite labels, Holland’s Kindred Spirits, have updated their website. You can finally listen to all their releases online and order them directly from the label. However, it seems that their radioshow is no longer available.

Before I forget about it, here is another nice mixtape from Mark E. Havn’t really listened to it yet, but I know there are a lot of fans out there!