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!

Martyn & Copeland – Love Of Pleasure

Following his collaboration with Kieran Hebden, Dutch producer Martyn today premiered another track taken from his new album on Ninja Tune. This one is a feature with former Hype Williams partner Inga Copeland on vocals. “The Air Between Words” will be out in about two weeks time on June 16, 2014. Pre-orders available on the NinjaShop.

(via Dazed)

http://ninjatune.net/release/martyn/the-air-between-words

Martyn + Four Tet – Glassbeadgames (8 Hours at Fabric Dub)

There’s little info about this tune from Martyn and Four Tet, but you’ve probably heard it in one of their DJ sets from the last couple of months. Apparently, it’s taken from Martyn’s forthcoming album The Air Between Words on Ninja Tune, set for a release in mid-June. Judging from the name, the version you can hear above is probably different from the album track. As I said, no info available.

May 6, 2014 Kieran just confirmed on his new show on NTS Live, that the version above is not the one on the album. Instead it will be available on a separate 12-inch.

Weekend Mixtapes #44

The latest Weekend Mixtapes largely consists of stuff we meant to post last week, but that should not worry you as there are some exceptionally good entries among them.

Funkineven‘s latest features about 60% music forthcoming on his own Apron Records label, including bits from Kyle Hall, Jay Daniel or Seven Davis Jr. Not to be missed!

The same goes for Theo Parrish and Dego, who took over the Do You show from the other day. Yup, that’s Theo Parrish and Dego McFarlane in one show!

Following the excellent FACT Mix by MGUN, London’s Fabric put out an exclusive Wild Oats mixtape by the Detroit producer.

You might have heard that Martyn is one of the many artists to have signed on Ninja Tune recently. And since he’s completed a new album for the label, Mixmag asked them to contribute a mixtape.

I might be late to the game, but the last Tom Trago album on Rush Hour has really grown on me in the last couple of weeks and months. A good reason to have an eye on the Amsterdam-based producer’s doings.

And lastly, let me add Daedelus‘ most recent Entropy Sessions for dublab!

Martyn – Vancouver (Head High Remix)

This is somewhat typical: you hear a tune several months before it comes out, but once it’s available you have already forgotten about it. There have been far more extreme examples than this new remix of Martyn 2008 track “Vancouver”, but it almost went off my radar. Fortunately, the Head High remix made a huge enough impression on me when I first heard it on the Hessle Audio radioshow in late November, still I only found out it’s already been waiting in record stores since January 20th. It’s probably hard by now to get a copy on vinyl, but 3024’s new distributor Clone still has some in stock.

Weekend Mixtapes

Not much time to go into this, but I wanted to share these three mixtapes before I sign off for the rest of the weekend.

Hit and Hope‘s very own Klic has made a contribution to Jay Scarlett’s Ampsoul Generation podcast. Doesn’t look like there’s a download, but what’s wrong with a stream?

Second in line is 2562‘s guestmix for Solid Steel in which he plays some gems from Aardvarck, Samoyed and an all new Dorian Concept tune.

The latest Essential Mix comes from 3024 founder Martyn. If you can over Pete Tong’s annoying commentary, it awaits you with a broad selection of dance music. Spotted a download over here.

Mixtape Monday #25

This was supposed to be a collection of mixes for the weekend, but since Ms Riot was in town over the weekend..

Just hot off the press is the latest Resident Advisor podcast mixed by Martyn. As you all know, his new album arrived today, so maybe you want to listen to this mix on your way to the shop.

The last couple of mixes by Tropics became all-time favourites in no time, so I’m really looking forward to this new one for oki-ni.

2000black founder Dego is currently on tour through Japan. I wonder if he really needs promo mixes to fill clubs over there, but he made one just in case (and for everybody outside of Japan.)

And from there it’s easy to draw a line to Eric Lau’s Last Night on Earth mix for Put Me On It, which went online a couple of days ago already.

Set The Tone is already one of the biggest dance tunes for me this year, so I’ve been following all of Ossie‘s activity since then. Last week he came up with a mix for the Hyponik podcast and it’s a good one.

Jacques Greene was on Rinse FM last week, Phon.o contributed a mix for Electronic Beats, and the Boiler Room‘s back to back from Quest and Silkie is online.

One of the most anticipated albums for this month should be Severant by Kuedo. The other week he guested on the FACT podcast and I think he also made a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs.

If the last one in this selection gets any extra attention, then it shall be Sotu the Traveller‘s mix for DJ Broadcast.

Update This one just came in, it’s an impressive 95 minutes mix by Bristol’s Appleblim for FACT Magazine

Weekly Bits 39/2011

Don’t have much to share this week, but still a couple of things you should know of.

When I’m asked for my favourite concert, I will answer Kahil El Zabar without hesitation. I accidently came across this trailer for the documentary Be Known, which is currently in post-production. Looking much forward to this one!

Back in the day, James Pants tried to be a hip-hop producer. I’m not saying I’m happy he failed, but I certainly prefer the music he’s doing now. Anyway, he has decided to give away some of his old beats.

Juno Plus did an interview with Actress, talking to him about the DRC Music project and Clubbing in the Congo.

German magazine Groove launched their podcast series with a mix by Shitkatapult founder and now bandleader Apparat.

Another recommended mix comes from Sonar Kollektiv‘s Roskow Kretschmann, better known as Sygaire. Check his Proto Disco Pronto mixtape over at SoundCloud.

Spine TV interviewed Martyn and collaborator Erosie, and there’s also a music video for Martyn’s Viper.

And lastly, here’s one more interview with Teebs recorded at this year’s Sónar festival.

Update Due to popular demand, here’s a backup link for the Apparat podcast

Weekend Mixtapes

Chances are you already heard the latest FACT Magazine podcast, a live recording of Jamie xx & Oneman. The two were playing back to back at what appears to be the hottest club in the UK right now: London’s Boiler Room. Expect a selection from disco and boogie to garage reworks of nineties pop-dancefloor tunes. A bit crazy, but really nice.

Next up we got last week’s Dummy Mix from Dutch producer 2562, in which he plays new music he’s “feeling from all over the place.” Also available from his SoundCloud page, just in case you feel you need to press the +fav button.

Our podcast contributor Kelpe did a guestmix for Tom Ravencroft’s show on 6 Music show last month. If you missed that one, you can grab the download off SoundCloud.

Paul Pre, another contributor to our podcast series, will be playing at this year’s Outlook Festival in Croatia. To promote himself and the event, he put a new mix on Mixcloud.

For oki-ni, dubstep producer Martyn did a mix “as if it were a spring afternoon radio show, with a few jingles and music from across the board”, including Carl Craig, Tom Tom Club, Austin Peralta and Caribou.

I got some more bass music for you released in the last couple of weeks: SBTRKT‘s recent show on Rinse FM (direct link), the Throwing Snow guestmix for Get Me, and Fantastic Mr Fox did one for The Guardian.

We’re gonna end this as we started, with another recording from the Boiler Room by Kutmah.

Martyn – Solar Festival Mix

The first mixtape in ages comes from Martyn and it was recorded at the Solar Festival last summer. Contains a lot of well-known tracks from the last couple of years, but that shouldn’t bother anyone.01. Ben Klock – Napoleon Hill
02. Martyn – Miniluv
03. Altered Natives – The Bitch
04. Manaré – Voodoo (Lvis1990 Mix)
05. Kode9 – Black Sun
06. Martyn – Vancouver
07. Martyn feat. Spaceape – Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock Mix)
08. DVS1 – Floating
09. Lone – Pineapple Crush
10. DJ Duke – Blow Your Whistle
11. Space Dimension Controller – J2TCOTUS (Kyle Hall Mix)
12. Cooly G – Phat Si
13. Manoo – Agoe
14. Mosca – Square One VIP
15. Jan Driver – Rat Alert
16. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
17. Martyn – Elden St.
18. Tiga – Gentle Giant (Martyn’s Mix)

No download this time, but you can stream it from MixCloud 24/7.

(via Sonic Router)

Weekly Bits 34/2010

While I’m not a big fan of the music, the artwork for Skream’s new album Outside the Box is truly remarkable. A nice feature by September Industry.

London’s Mr. Beatnick is back with his follow-up to his Broken Beat Essentials article, just this time he focuses on the great Theo Parrish.

Andrew Meza has posted another gem from the BTS Radio archives, making Domu‘s set from February 2005 available for download!

R&S has a limited repress of James Blake’s CMYK 12-inch on transparent yellow vinyl, be quick if you missed it the first time around.

Dutch director Ramon Gieling has shot a Great Lengths short movie about Martyn‘s deceased father, a prominent football player in the Netherlands.

I got two more videos for you: Aloe Blacc‘s acoustic version of Politician on KEXP, and Danny Krivit talking about The Art of the Edit.

Oh, and just because I feel bad not having posted this 9-hours mixtape by 2000F & J Kamata, I will do so now.

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)

Weekly Bits 24/2010

Despite the ongoing World Cup, I think it’s time to revive that old fashion of weekly bits again.

With Form, producer AFTA-1 presents his latest art project: 100 cassettes with all new music, each wrapped in 1/100th piece of a painting. And if you threw your last walkman away 15 years ago, you can get a digital version as well!

Mixtape-wise, I was mostly listening to the latest Beats in Space show with Kompakt head Michael Mayer (and his set from Sunday Best) or James Holden’s guestmix for the XLR8R Podcast. You might also be interested in this free Jeremiah Jae mixtape or the Kirk Degiorgio podcast for Bleep43

New in stores are the Break Off EP by SBTRKT & Sampha with two tracks first heard on their Worldwide appearance, a picture disc (!) by Jimmy Edgar with a nice Kyle Hall remix, or a new one from Martyn on Ostgut Ton. You might also want to check out the debut album from Swede:art, now available on CD and download.

Recommended free tracks come from Kelpe, fLako and Greymatter.

If you’re into photography, have a look at these portraits by Morgan O’Donovan. He’s had the likes of SBTRKT, Pariah, Brackles, Sinden or Greenmoney in front of his camera.

A bit older, but never mentioned: Flying Lotus interviews Ikonika, SBTRKT mix for Benji B.

Martyn presents The Night Time (Is The Right Time)

As much as I was looking forward to it, in the end I wasn’t exactly blown away by Martyn‘s contribution to the Fabric Mix series. It’s different with this free mix, containing many new tunes I’ve been feeling lately.01. Pariah – Orpheus
02. Von D – Miss Maui feat. Moxy Phinx
03. Scuba – Three Sided Shape
04. XI – Light
05. Joy Orbison – So Derobe
06. Girl Unit – Temple Keys
07. Addison Groove – Footcrab
08. Ramadanman – Glut
09. Untold & LV – Beacon (Mount Kimbie Remix)
10. Kyle Hall – Kaychunk
11. SBTRKT – Pause for Thought
12. Deadboy – Heartbreaker
13. S.Y.N.K.R.O – Inhale
14. Pangaea – Memories
15. Instra:mental – Vicodin
16. James Blake – Air & Lack Thereof
17. FaltyDL – Bravery
18. Fantastic Mr. Fox – If I
19. Mount Kimbie – Serged (FaltyDL Remix)
20. Mount Kimbie – Maybes
21. James Blake – CMYK

Without further ado, here’s the download link. Enjoy!

(via Meatskull)

May 19, 2010 As Martijn Dykers, the musician most of us refer to as Martyn, pointed out on Facebook this mixtape is not by him.

XLR8R Podcast by Martyn

To become a genre defying producer, it takes a diverse taste and deep knowledge of music. That description certainly fits Dutch producer Martyn, and on the latest podcast for XLR8R he shows why. From “classic house and techno, heady hip-hop, avant-garde beats, new-wave pop, and more”, he takes you on a journey through diversity.

XLR8R Podcast by Martyn01. Washed Out – Get Up
02. Lukid – Veto
03. King Midas Sound – Lost
04. Rotating Assembly – Orchestra Hall
05. Anthony Shakir – Shake it Up Dub (Remix)
06. Robert Owens – Bring Down the Walls
07. Lone – Once in a While
08. Jacob Korn – Grosskariert
09. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow (Actress remix)
10. Prince – When Doves Cry
11. Dez Williams – Abandoned Emotions
12. DJ Duke – Future Blast
13. Glass Domain – Interlock
14. Drexciya – Lost Vessel
15. The Future – Daz
16. Aardvarck – Tulti
17. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #5
18. Basic Soul Unit – Hopy Unity Vision
19. Adonis – No Way Back
20. K-Alexi – Vertigo
21. J Dilla – Nothing Like This

As usual, XLR8R let’s you choose between high-quality MPEG4 Audio and a standard MP3. You can get them both on the original site.