Weekly Bits 35/2011

Our friends at Colectivo Futuro posted an article on Outliers Vol. 1, an interesting series of shortfilms on Iceland’s uncharted music with an soundtrack curated by Deru.

Now-Again has released an deluxe edition of Kashmere Stage Band’s Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974. It not only contains the album on CD and 2LP, but also a DVD with documentaries and a making-of by B+ and Flying Lotus!

Britain’s Guardian wrote a nice article on photographer Elaine Constantine on her love for Northern Soul and her documentary of the same name.

Georgia Anne Muldrow has been working on a new album, which won’t be out before November. However, you can listen to some of its track over at Animated Car Tunes.

Another new album comes from Aardvarck, who just released his third album on the Dutch Eat Concrete label. Get your copy from Rush Hour!

German label !K7 did a Q&A with Motor City Drum Ensemble on his most excellent DJ-Kicks and how he worked putting it together.

More good mixes are coming by the way of Rinse FM. Floating Points did a nice Brazil special, Bugz in the Attic’s Daz-I-Kue guests the Digital Soundboy show, and Simbad played a three hour set alongside Mosca.

We mentioned Dego‘s upcoming live-show in London before, but Europeans can catch him on several DJ gigs as well.

Mixtape Monday #2

Here’s a summary of the many mixtapes I’ve posted on Twitter throughout the week, just in case you missed them.

Brainfeeder once again sets standards with their latest mixtape, which comes from dubstep producer Martyn, who surprises with a selection of hiphop, electro and anything in between. If you’re looking for real dubstep, Dub War’s new podcast mixed by Headhunter is what you’re looking for. More of this comes from the fine people of Tranquera, who are hosting this mix by Cooly G.

If you’re looking for something more disco, the latest edition of Beats in Space should be your cup of tea. Tim Sweeney invited Stuttgart’s Motor City Drum Ensemble to the show, who also played at Sunday Best the same weekend.

Further I got King Britt’s tribute to the great Sun Ra in the first podcast for Saturn Never Sleeps and a new mix from Italian beatmaker AD Bourke.

Guess that was it, hope there’s some in for you!