Weekend Mixtapes

There are some classic MoMA PS1 mixes that I still listen to every no and then, like those by Prefuse 73 or FaltyDL. The latest edition comes from London’s Om Unit and it has all it takes to become another classic.

As warm-up for this year’s Dimensions Festival, Aus Music’s Midland has done a mix for the XLR8R Podcast.

Following his brilliant mixtape for our own podcast, London’s K15 has come up with a new one. On X/O he once again proves his knowledge across genres – recommended download!

Restless Soul’s Phil Asher plays house and techno classics made in the city of Detroit.

I said it before and you probably know by now: Boiler Roomis always worth a visit, but I’d like to highlight Shlohmo‘s DJ mix from the LA edition some weeks back.

And lastly, an insane 12-hour mixtape I came across via Gilles Peterson‘s blog: Black Classical takes us on a journey through 57 years of Spiritual Jazz. No typo – 12 hours!

Bopstar – Captured (live)

The live version of Bopstar‘s Captured is the result of only two days of rehearsing. Last Thursday, it was brought to stage featuring singer Zara McFarlane, Baby Sol on background vocals, Karl Rasheed-Abel on bass and Richard Spaven on drums.

You can download the full track on Bopstar’s blog, where he also posted a free sampler of his work with Zara McFarlane.

Phlash & Friends – Deep Electronic Sound

Cover Artwork

Cover Artwork

The much anticipated new album from Phil Asher can now be ordered from Juno, the CD version that is. First reviews have been spotted on souledup.com and Basic Soul, where you can also read an in-depth interview with Phil.01. Deep Electronic Sound
02. Do It Up (feat. Om’Mas)
03. Excitation (feat. Sandra Nkake)
04. Look at what you’ve done (feat. Fyza)
05. Minefield
06. Minotaur (feat. Rich Medina)
07. Jungle Orchidz (feat. Alma Horton)
08. Runnin’ (feat. Shea Soul)
09. Time (feat. Shea Soul)
10. Think About It (feat. Zansika)
There will be a release party taking place at London’s East Village on February 18th. The event not only features DJs Benji B, Afronaught or Zed Bias, but also singers Sandra Nkake, Shea Soul and Zansika (all featured on the album).

Update Phlash & Friends are playing live in-store at BM Soho tomorrow!

Feb 7, 2009 There’s also a Phlash & Friends mixtape for download (via Creaminal)

Dec 2, 2009 Deep Electronic Sound is now available on vinyl, but only in very limited quantities

Bopstar Mix CD

There’s a new mix CD available for all Bopstar fans. Maybe a bit unlikely to get an actual copy, it’s a self-produced CD and there are only about 100 available. Lucky us, it’s Christmas time and the mix is available to download on Bopstar’s blog.

Phlash & Friends album in February

Cover Artwork

Cover Artwork

More details about Phlash & Friends, the upcoming album project from Restless Soul‘s Phil Asher. Besides the name Deep Electronic Sound and the cover artwork, here is also a first look at the tracklist.01. Deep Electronic Sound
02. Do It Up (feat. Om’Mas)
03. Excitation (feat. Sandra Nkake)
04. Look at what you’ve done (feat. Fyza)*
05. Minefield
06. Minotaur (feat. Rich Medina)*
07. Jungle Orchidz (feat. Alma Horton)
08. Runnin’ (feat. Shea Soul)*
09. Time (feat. Shea Soul)
10. Think About It (feat. Zansika)

* remixed version, not appearing on the actual LP

The album is expected to be released in early February on Italian label Archive. It will only be available on CD and as digital download, the latter featuring five additional tracks, probably remixes from the already available 12-inches.

Update: Rush Hour has snippets and more info on the album

Bopstar Radio Show 2008-11-16

The ever-mysterious Bopstar from Restless Soul is host of a radio show on London’s Vu Live. For those of us who are not that fortunate to live in London, there’s a podcast available on his blog.

Bopstar Radio Show November 16 2008
01. Phlash & Friends – Jungle Orchidz
02. Louie Vega vs Cerrone – Love Ritual
03. Afefe Iku – Mirror DUB
04. Lil Louis – I Called U (The Conversation)
05. Bopstar – Chiaroscuro (Vudoo remix)
06. Ron Hall Marc Evans – The Way That You Love Me (Bopedit)
07. Sara Devine – Take Me Home
08. Perempay n Dee – In The Air (Bop mixes)
09. EOL – Into My Life (You Brought The Sunshine)
10. Bopstar – Desire
11. Jihad Muhammad – No More War (feat. Chris Dockins)
12. DJ Spinna – You Should Be Loving Me (feat. Ovasoul 7)
13. SAF – So EZ (feat. Pete Simpson) (Bop & Toni’s dub)
14. Phlash & Friends – Exaltation (feat. Sandra Nkake)
15. Lil Louis – Do U Love Me
16. Kaidi Tatham – In Search Of Hope
17. Kaidi Tatham – He Laughs She Cries
18. Kaidi Tatham – In Search Of Hope Pt. 2

Looking at the last three tracks, you might have guessed already why I’m featuring this show – three tracks from the upcoming Kaidi Tatham album! Truth is I did not now the podcast by now, and there’s more goodness in the archive.

Snippets from the Phlash & Friends LP

Restless Soul’s Phil Asher has posted a video with snippets from his upcoming longplayer on Archive records. All the tracks are presented on a video of photographic footage from Phlash’s harddrive.