Real Scenes: Los Angeles

The latest entry in Resident Advisor’s Real Scenes brings us to the City of Angels and features the likes of Matthewdavid, Dam-Funk, Sun Araw, the Dublab crew, Camella Lobo of Tropic of Cancer or M. Geddes Gengras as our guides through the city’s night life and music scene. What makes this rather interesting is the absence of certain artist you’d expect to appear in this video, diversifying and expanding one’s image of the city – after, what, four or five documentaries on the L.A. beat scene.

Matthewdavid – In My World

The cover artwork for Matthewdavid‘s new album “In My World” on Brainfeeder already left me speechless, but the video for the record’s title track puts a cherry on top of it. Crazy stuff. I’m not gonna say any more, just watch this and LOL with me!

Matthewdavid – Perpetual Moon Moods

Despite having posted a track before, I almost forgot there’s going to be a new Matthewdavid album on Brainfeeder, his second album on the label since 2011’s Outmind. Well, to get you over the next couple of days until its release, the LA-based producer shared a new track on his SoundCloud page, a cover version of the Mary Jane Girls’ All Night Long.

Titled “In My World”, the album will hit your favourite record store on July 1st, 2014. Pre-orders available on the NinjaShop or Bleep.

Weekend Mixtapes #46

Whenever summer approaches, I reach for my dub records more often for an appropriate soundtrack to the pressing heat. And since it’s not far from there to dub techno, here’s a my favourite mixtape of the month. Berlin-based production duo youANDme, who put together a two hour mixtape full of deep and dubby sounds for the Inverted Audio podcast.

More uptempo sounds can be heard on the latest XLR8R Podcast, selected and mixed by Apron Records-founder Funkineven. Since I missed it before, let me also throw in their previous podcast by Call Super.

I don’t know why I was so surprised, but I’ve really become fond of the new Prins Thomas album (listen on Spotify). Give it a try, if you haven’t! The Norwegian DJ and producer dropped by the Beats in Space to play records for more than an hour.

Listen to a recording of Andrés, who played for more than four hour last May in Cologne’s Roxy club.

We’ll end this selection with a couple of radio shows: Matthewdavid’s latest Mindflight Meditations episode features special guest Mndsgn, while Carlos Niño’s Spaceways Radio has new age musician Iasos. Listen to new music from Dego, Four Tet and Dorian Concept on the latest Benji B show.

Matthewdavid – In My World

Shouts to @tedikuma for sharing a new tune by Leaving Records founder and dublab radio-host Matthewdavid. Apparently, the Los Angeles-resident is working on his second album for Brainfeeder, titled “In My World” and due for a release on July 1st, 2014. Fans of James Pants, Bullion or Jonti: this is one for you!

Also, make sure to check out Matthewdavid’s previous album on Brainfeeder, 2011’s “Out of Mind” (Spotify link).

Weekend Mixtapes #33

Too many mixtapes, not enough time. So here’s another quick rundown on mixes from the last two weeks.

Kutmah dedicated 60 minutes of Sketchbook to Dimlite
BTS Radio re-uploaded Cinnaman‘s mix from 2007
Cooly G is back with a new promo mix
-Benny Blanco and Theo Pharrish play sets on The Do!!You!!Show
-Leaving Records founder MatthewDavid plays live in the Boiler Room
Ben UFO recorded a mix for Pleasure Principle and another for KNYX Radio
-Roman Rauch’s radio show gets a special treatment with a Glenn Astro guestmix
Bamalovesoul pay a tribute to Steve Spacek with an hour long mix
-Michael Ruetten is back with another Soulsearching show and its quality as always
-„Soundtrack to an illusion“ is the title of Flea Market Funk‘ new laid back mix
-Osunlade shared a new mix with us last week: „Another day at the office

Have a nice weekend all!

Knx. – Sadnis (Matthewdavid Magic Vox Demo)

This week was a true blessing regarding new releases, but one that almost slipped off my radar is Dual Forms, a joint compilation of Californian labels Stones Throw and Leaving Music. I haven’t been able to give it a proper listen yet, but a look at the tracklist was enough to get me excited. The track above is part of that very compilation as an instrumental, but Leaving Records founder Matthewdavid just uploaded this vocal demo to his SoundCloud.

I wouldn’t mind seeing a 7-inch of this fine track, but for now you and I have to stick to the compilation. You can already buy a copy on cassette or 2-LP/CD/digital directly from the label, most other online retailers only offer pre-orders so far.

Flying Lotus in for Benji B

As I’ve been away for a couple of days, let me start this week by posting some essentials from the last couple of weeks. Like this recent Brainfeeder takeover of Benji B’s radioshow. There were some excellent substitutes before, Domu comes to mind of course. With appearances from Teebs, MatthewDavid, Samiyam, TOKiMONSTA or label head Flying Lotus himself, it should be needless to say that this show is something really special.

Matthew David
Oscar McClure Contingent — Uh_idk
Matthew David — Know you’re not alone
Matthew David — Noche y día / San Raphael
Matthew David feat. Dogbite — International
Matthew David — All you’ll never know

Teebs
Teebs ft. Gaby Hernandez — Long Distance
Teebs — While You Doooo (Extended Version)
Teebs — Double Fifths
Teebs — Arthurs Birds
Bullion- Are You The One
Teebs — Humming Birds

Flying Lotus
Flying Lotus — Wax
Bilal — Levels
Pudge — Yung Infamous
Thundercat — Jamboree

Austin Peralta and Band (Live)
Austin Peralta and Band — Really
Austin Peralta and Band — Superfresh

TOKiMONSTA
TOKiMONSTA — Fall Dreams
TOKiMONSTA — Stigmatizing Sex
TOKiMONSTA — Tuesday (Edit Version)
TOKiMONSTA — Sa Mo Jung
TOKiMONSTA — Simple Reminder
kidkanevil — Lantern 1 (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)

Samiyam
The Residents — Hello Skinny
AZ — More Money, More Murder, More Homicide
Samiam — Pretend Roti
Master P — ½ On a Bag
Samiam — My Buddy
Roc Marciano — Raw Deal
Samiam — Where Am I?
Mobb Deep — Right Back At You
Raymond Scott — Unknown
Samiam — Dart Gun

Flying Lotus and Austin Peralta and Band (Live)
Flying Lotus — Mcrr
Flying Lotus — Dance of the Psuedo Nymphs
Flying Lotus — Clay – Warp Records

The show has disappeared from the iPlayer in the meantime, so you might want to listen to the stream above or download a copy to keep.

Weekly Bits 44/2010

Let’s sum up some the Twitter happenings this week, we haven’t done this in quite a while!

Nalden posted the trailer for the Influencers documentary a while ago, now the full film can be watched online. The only disappointment is its lengths, it runs for only 13 minutes.

Another documentary goes by the name of Jamdown, a thirty-year-old film on roots reggae by French director Emmanuel Bonn.

For Mochilla’s Mulatu Astatke show, British DJ and producer Quantic has put together a mixtape titled Music, Words, & Arrangements from Ethiopia. Mark de Clive-Lowe made a mix to promote his Church night in Los Angeles.

Serbian label Svetlana Industries teamed up with Kelpe to present their fifth shortcast on MixCloud. More podcasts come from Space Dimension Controller (for Resident Advisor) and Matthewdavid (for XLR8R).

The first release on Hoya:Hoya features music from Illum Sphere, Krystal Klear and Lone. Get your copy at Boomkat or Juno.

The SoundCloud guys had Andreya Triana in for an acoustic session, you can listen or watch here.

An incredible Google Map shows every record label in Detroit, past and present. More Detroit can be found in this magazine posted by Tresor Berlin.