Don’t let the title confuse you, apparently Warp’s own patten has decided to reset the counter for his long running series of edits (volumes eight and seventeen came out in 2014). But that’s just the details, what’s more important is the music.1. J$tash x Andy Milonakis x Kohh – Hiroi Sekai (2014, Relax Records)
2. Cocteau Twins – Suckling The Mender (1988, 4AD/Rough Trade)
3. Tim Hecker – No Drums (2011, Kranky)
4. Rihanna – James Joint (2016, Roc Nation)
5. Boards of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden (2000, Warp Records)
6. Death Grips – Warping (2016, Harvest/Third Worlds)
7. Cypress Hill – I Want To Get High (1993, Columbia/Ruffhouse Records) / dialogue & additional sound – Beverly Hills Cop 3 (1994, Paramount Pictures) / My Bloody Valentine – Instrumental B* (1988, Creation) *via Public Enemy – Security Of The First World (1988, Def Jam/Columbia)
8. Julianna Barwick – Nebula (2016, Dead Oceans)
I recommend you download these as soon as you can, before anyone decides to take them down!
The producer behind one of my favourite albums this year, Warp-signed producer patten, contributed a track for the new remix EP by his label-mate Kwes. Clearly my favourite among the remixes, but another track worth checking is new Kwes track “Hives II” featuring Chicago rapper Jeremiah Jae, another member of the Warp family. Buy ilpix. on Bleep, iTunes and Amazon, stream on Spotify.
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In recent years there has been an odd discrepancy between the music I write about during the year and the music I feature as my favourite at the end of the year. Needless to say that this is mostly caused by an increasing lack of time, also known as laziness in some regions of the world. Alright, I’m aware of it and I’m trying to make things better. Since Spotify has become my favourite tool to discover new music (on a try-before-buy basis), I’ve started collecting some of my favourites in this handy playlist.
Feel free to subscribe, since I will continue to add more music throughout the year. Also, I suggest listening in shuffle-mode!
I haven’t yet made up my mind on my favourite albums this year, but as a starting point I suggest listening to the following:
Kassem Mosse – Workshop 19 (Workshop)
patten – ESTOILE NAIANT (Warp)
Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser (Brainfeeder)
LCC – d/evolution (Editions Mego)
Farben & James DIN A4 – Farben presents James DIN A4 (Faitiche)
Quiltland – Quiltland (Astro:Dynamics)
Prins Thomas – III (Full Pupp)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata (Madlib Invazion)
As I’m always interested to hear your choices, please feel free to leave a comment!
What can I say, but repeat myself? There are a couple of new patten reworks available and as always they’re nothing short of amazing (this one features Sade!) So, all you really need to do right now is grab the download.
Been away for a couple of days and I’m sure a lot of great stuff happened during that time. One of the things you have to know about is the latest set of re-edits by Warp-signed patten. Volume 8 in the series contains four new tracks that are as great as all the others. You better be quick on the download, because they usually don’t stay up for too long (clever people will find ways to still grab previous volumes!)
If you don’t know by now, patten’s album on Warp has been released earlier this year and is a first favourite of 2014!
Almost three months into the new year and I’ve found my first favourite of 2014. Released on Warp Records earlier this week, patten‘s debut on the label is titled “Estoile Naiant” and nothing short of amazing. The video above was directed by Jane Eastlight and already her second work for the producer. Get the record from Bleep or iTunes.