Mark Pritchard on NTS Live

Following the release of the highly anticipated Mark Pritchard album “Under The Sun”, the man himself stepped up for a two hour radio-show on NTS Live, playing music influencing his sound, the new album and over-all favourites. From Steve Reich to Moondog, Delia Derbyshire to Krzysztof Penderecki, Siouxsie & The Banshees to The Cure, this is a much recommended listen. Finally available on Mixcloud, for those who missed it live!

YSK guestmix on NTS Radio

As you might know (or not), we recently inaugurated Nutriot Recordings with an album by New Zealand’s Christoph El Truento. On the occasion, your’s truly put together a short guestmix for the YSK radio-show on NTS which was aired last Wednesday. In the meantime the show was uploaded to Mixcloud for those that missed it.

The last 22 minutes are made up of old and new music by Christoph and serve as a great introduction to his music and the record we released. This is the tracklist:1. What We Used To Know
2. MoOon Birds
3. Gibbon Saw
4. Waiata’s Favourite
5. We Fly With The Moon As Our Guide
6. Letting Go Of This
7. Sunflower
8. Clowns Limbs Grow Back
9. Swer

If you prefer listening on the go, you can download the whole show via the YSK blog.

Sassy J brings the Sunday vibes

If you’re following me on Twitter, you heard me more than once recommending the Sassy J guestmix for Carhartt WIP Radio. Recorded live the previous weekend in Zurich, you can listen back via NTS Live. Hear music from Shabazz Palaces, Dego & Kaidi, Lukid, Mr Beatnick and Christoph El Truento.Sassy J’s selection:
Christoph El Truento – Dinosaur Blanket
Lojack – FM Field (Swing Mix)
Shabazz Palaces – They Come In Gold
Francis Bebey – Sanza Nocturne
Lukid – 108bpm Wake Up
Mr Beatnick – Marshmellows
Dego & Kaidi – Black Is Key
(unknown)
Olmos – Late Nite Stepper
St. Julien – Evenbud (feat. Budgie)
Lonnie Liston Smith – We Can Dream
IND – Into New Dimensions
Georgia Ann Muldrow – Great Blacks

Find more or Sassy J’s excellent mixes on her SoundCloud, and listen to her recent mix for the Hessle Audio show.

Andrew Pekler – Fourth World Problems

Travelling with my family through Europe many years ago, I first ran into Andrew Pekler inside small record store somewhere in Germany. What better opportunity is there for a kid to avoid boring sightseeing to spend some hours digging for records? This is how I eventually got to know Andrew’s own music, from his involvement in several bands to his solo efforts as Sad Rockets and under his own name.

More than 15 years later, I still follow his activities on SoundCloud and occasionally catch one of his mixes on Dublab radio. Here’s one he recorded for the Skyapnea show on NTS Live.01. Andrew Pekler – Untitled
02. Unnamned Burundian Musician – Chant Avec Citahare / Toru Takemitsu – Water Music
03. Mike Cooper – Electricity
04. Joel Chadabe – Yum Yum
05. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Ulu Watu
06. Andrew Pekler – Synthetic Birdsong / Untitled
07. Michael Prime – The Mouth Of Hermes / Barbera Benary – Sleeping Braid
08. Chappel Mood Music Vol. 15 – Électronique / Zazou, Bikaye, Cy 1 – M’pasi Ya
09. Andrew Pekler – Synthetic Birdsong / Madalyn Merkey – Archipelago
10. Barbara Kolb – Solitaire / Waisoni Msusa- Kung’anda Kwa Anyamata
11. Dennis Smalley – The Pulses Of Time
12. Peuls Musicians Of Niger – Pakapak / Mike Cooper – Tahiti Green Island
13. Gordon Monahan – Large Piano Magnified / Andrew Pekler – Untitled
14. Andrew Pekler – Untitled
15. Mbuti Singers – Iyo-o-o / David Keane – In Memorium Hugh Le Caine
16. Jon Hassell – Empire IV
17. Unnamed Burundian Musician – Take Me Back To Mabayi / Pierre Henry – Danse / Additional Sounds
18. Andrew Pekler – Untitled
19. Nuno Canavarro – Bruma / Unnamed Burundian Singers – Akazéhé / Andrew Pekler – Synthetic Birdsong

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.

Weekend Mixtapes #39

It’s been a good week (and month) for mixtapes, shall we start with our selection for the weekend?

Ben UFO’s and Pearson Sound’s show on Rinse FM is one of the few I make an effort to listen to on a regular basis. While I recommend tuning in every Thursday, let me highlight the show from August 8th (might go offline soon!)

To keep the uptempo vibes, check out another Boiler Room session from Nutriot Podcast contributor Gerry Read, who is about to release another of those fine 12-inches on Fourth Wave.

Following releases on Rush Hour and the Actress-operated Werkdiscs, check out Moiré‘s most excellent FACT mix from earlier this week.

Our Twitter followers might have noticed us going all crazy about the last Mr Beatnick radio show on NTS Live. He himself called it his best show all year, so make sure to take a good listen!

Los Angeles’ Julia Holter released her debut on Domino Records this week. On that occasion, she was asked to put to a very special mix called People Dreaming In Church.

And lastly, don’t sleep on Alexander Nut‘s show from last Saturday (PS: he’ll be live in about an hour or 12.00 GMT)

Weekend Mixtapes #37

There’s a new album by Yosi Horikawa coming out on First Word later this month, so why not get yourself in the mood for that with his guestmix on Solid Steel?

More exciting music is headed our way from FaltyDL‘s new label Blueberry Recordings, his first signing Brrd inaugurates the label’s podcast series.

You might have caught Floating Points’ Summer 2013at45 Mix already, but there’s actually a second one that was aired on NTS Live earlier this week.

It seems, I forgot posting Dego‘s summer mixtape when it came out, another essential for you to download!

And lastly, Bristol’s Peverelist did a fine selection for the latest XLR8R podcast, showcasing a lot of music from his own vinyl-only label Livity Sound.

Weekend Mixtapes #31

Okay, I’m in the middle of something and I’ll be gone for a couple of days. So, this will be a very quick rundown of mixtapes worth checking out this weekend.

FaltyDL invited Loefah and Dego to play with him on NTS Live
Kyle Hall B2B FunkinEven at the Boiler Room
Pépé Bradock did a very special mix for Roof.fm
– Detroit’s Rick Wade was invited to play on the Smugglers Inn podcast
Jam City on the latest Resident Advisor podcast
The New Jerusalem hosted by Bullion
– …and another Boiler Room session by Jeremiah Jae

Have a nice weekend all!