Bluntman Deejay mix on Rinse.fm

Since I figured that I haven’t posted a mixtape in quite some time, here’s one I enjoyed a lot recently. How about you, do you figure out the Hashman/Bluntman connection? Same guy I presume? Whether it’s the producer behind last year’s brilliant Sandopolis album or not, this is taken from Bake‘s show on Rinse FM and is brilliant on its own. Available for free download!

Weekend Mixtapes #50

It’s weekend and I wanted to give you a quick updates on mixes I enjoyed a lot recently:

Untold – Groove Podcast 39

Mr Beatnick – Melbourne Deepcast 129 (interview)

Caribou 7inch Mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide (interview)

Kan Kick – Kan Crates Funk Soul Mix

Lena Willikens – XLR8R Podcast 376

And here are a couple of radio shows:

Spacebass /w LD

PAN #6 /w Bill Kouligas

Moovmnt Radio Show 01

Have a nice weekend everybody!

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 #48

It’s been a while since we last selected weekend mixtapes for you, but don’t worry, we’ll continue to do so!

My favourite Hessle Show in quite some time and currently on repeat, listen to two hours of house and techno by the one and only Ben UFO.

There’s a new Afrikan Sciences album coming out on PAN in the second week of December. On the occasion he played a guestmix on the label’s radio show.

London’s Mr Beatnick released his Marshmallows EP on Tief Records the other day. On his latest radio show he was joined by Werk Discs’ Moiré to play some music.

And this last one is an older gem I rediscovered more recently, an mix by our podcast-contributor The Reboot Joy Confession.

Weekend Mixtapes #45

The Reboot Joy Confession
May 22, 2014 would have been the day Sun Ra turned 100 years old. The likes of Mr Beatnick, The Reboot Joy Confession, DJ Aardvarck, and Philadelphia icon King Britt.

“I wanted to take the opportunity to do something different for this Solid Steel mix and I decided to approach the mix as if I was ‘back from a good night out’ and winding down with some late night weird selections from my vinyl collection”, says Bristol’s Pinch about his guestmix for the show.

Bugz in the Attic took over the Rinse airwaves for a rare Bank Holiday special. Then again, much more has been going on in the last couple of weeks, as some former Bugz members started their new label Ten50 Records.

My favourite radio show at this moment clearly is the latest Hessle Audio, which is available now on the Rinse FM podcast channel (direct link) for download.

And there are more radio shows worth checking out:
Lukid on NTS Live
Tom Trago on Beats in Space
Four Tet & Joe Goddard on NTS Live
Floating Points & Sadar Bahar on NTS Live
Martyn & Guest on NTS Live

Have a nice weekend, everybody!

Weekend Mixtapes #43

It took me a while, but I finally caught up listening to some more recent DJ mixes. Here are a couple worth checking out, including some brand new ones!

There is now way around this first one, as Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet has once again graced the decks at the Rinse.fm studio. If you just look for one mix to listen to, make it this one!

Next up there is Luke Vibert‘s mix for FACT Magazine from a couple of weeks back. Brilliant selection ranging from eighties boogie and electro to proto-acid.

Alex Phountzi and IG Culture have teamed up last year to form NameBrandSound, experimenting with juke and bass music, with an album in the pipeline for Ninja Tune sublabel Technicolor. Here’s their mix for Solid Steel Radio.

Oh, and don’t miss the later part of the same show, featuring a mix by Mo Kolours, whose debut album is available now!

News from Aardvarck are rare, but they usually involve a DJ mix by the former Rednose Distrikt man. Listen to The Present House of Aardvarck before it’s gone (which often happens quickly!)

I remember hearing about a Dublab livestream from UpMyAlley founder Joscha Creutzfeldt, but unfortunately it was only the day after. But the man was good enough to share his selection of soulful music on SoundCloud the other day.

And we’ll end this selection with two of my favourite producers from the early noughties: Domu, now officially back from retirement, recorded a new mixtape for our listening pleasure, while Titonton Duvanté rediscovered one recorded in 1995.

Weekend Mixtapes #40

Trust me, today we’re giving your weekend plans a special treatment, because ahead of you are some best mixtapes we had in this series so far.

This week, Paul Woolford unveiled the fantastic Soul Music album under his Special Request moniker. If you ask me, it’s a close second to the DJ Rashad album on Hyperdub—but this discussion belongs elsewhere. Today we’re talking about the Special Request mixtape for the XLR8R podcast, a 60-minute journey through oldskool breaks from the likes of Ray Keith, Paradox, Krust, Alpha Omega or Photek. Cleary my favourite mixtape this week!

If the paragraph above got your mouth watery, check out the latest show from the Hessle Audio camp. Ben UFO supported by Hemlock co-founder Andy Spencer!

After endless attempts to win him for a guestmix, Big Up Magazine could finally persuade Deep Medi recording artist Silkie to do just that. Their 75th podcast runs for 90 minutes and sounds like there is nothing but Silkie’s own music on it.

DJ Broadcast keeps the London-Amsterdam connection alive as they received an exclusive mix from Hyperdub-signed trio LV. Again, it runs for 90 minutes and features nothing but remixes by the guys.

Our friends at Sonic Router recommend the Altered Natives presents Dr. Cockblocktopus mix. I only had a chance to skip through yet, but I liked what I heard while doing so.

Say good-bye to London, it’s time to head for Detroit. The second XLR8R mix we’d like to recommend this week comes from none other than Kyle Hall, who plays music from the cities’ rich heritage.

To end this week’s selection, we’d like to share an older radio mix from Titonton Duvanté. Back in the olden days, the Brooklyn-based DJ and producer almost single-handedly responded to what happened on the other side of the pond in West London, fusing the sound broken beat and Detroit techno. You can find his mix recorded in 2002 on his SoundCloud page.

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)

Weekly Bits 11/2012

As you might know by now, the great IG Culture is about to release a new album on Kindred Spirits. Reason enough for Alexander Nut to invite the legendary West London producer on his Rinse FM show to play records. If you missed that one, click here to listen again

Alex Chase’s One-Handed Music is giving away the second Mo Kolours EP for free, the digital that is. You can buy the vinyl at the same link, unless you prefer shopping at Rush Hour, Sounds of the Universe or elsewhere.

Following the very special Julia Holter podcast, FACT Magazine has interviewed the Los Angeles-based producer about her latest album.

I’m very excited to hear there’ll be a new release from Shokazulu, which is likely another moniker of Dego McFarlane and Kaidi Tatham. Should be in stores this week, snippets are available here.

Benji B invited Scratcha DVA on his show to talk about his forthcoming debut album and play some music from it. There’s also a video interview with the man to check out on i-D Magazine.

With spring starting in the Northern hemisphere, we restocked our shirts and sell them cheaper than ever before. If you want to show your love and support this site, please consider buying one!

Alexander Nut – Rinse FM 18/2/2012

“It’s not often that I do a tracklist […] but this is one of those rare occasions when I feel the need” writes Alexander Nut in his mailout for his latest show on Rinse and I agree that this is a very special show worth mentioning. Starting off with some classic broken beat, a broad variety of styles are covered in this one.

Rinse FM01. Likwid Biskit – Keep It Burning
02. Domu – Save It
03. Bugz In The Attic – Don’t Stop The Music (IG Culture Remix)
04. Dego & Kaidi Tatham – Figure It Out
05. IG Culture – Talkin Bout Mine
06. Marcellus Pittman – You Want Me Never
07. Theo Parrish/Rotating Assembly – Them Drums
08. African Sciences – Means & Ways
09. Grand High Priest – Mary Mary
10. 24 Hour Experience – Together
11. The Bucketheads – Come and be Gone
12. Sharon Pass/Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – The Word Is Love
13. Peven Everett – Stuck
14. Funkineven – Sweets
15. Musical Mob – Pulse X
16. Sunship feat. Warrior Queen – Almighty Father
17. Oscar Sully & The Uhuru Dance Band – Bukom Mashie
18. Aquarium Dream – Phoenix
19. Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary
20. Skye – Ain’t No Need
21. Chaka Khan – What You Did
22. First Choice – Pressure Point
23. Stevie Wonder – Love Having You Around
24. Rick James – Busting Out
25. Chaka Khan & Rufus – Tell Me Something Good
26. Knxwldge – Kollow
27. DJ Genesis – Get Out The Frame
28. Don-E – Like It Like That ft. Kele Le Roc
29. 4 Hero – Escape That
30. 4 Hero – Universal Love (Goldie Remix)
31. Goldie – Kemistry
32. M-Beat – Jungle Train
33. M-Beat – MBeats Mood
34. Scientist – Drum Song (dub)
35. Jah Shaka & Mad Professor – Creation Dub
36. Aswad – Natural Agression (dub)

40 years within two hours and no fillers, what else can I say but mention the download link for this one. Alexander plays music on Rinse every Saturday, check the Rinse timetable for details!

Weekend Mixtapes

Work on the backend of the site and traveling around have kept me from posting many mixtapes this year, but then again I don’t recall much worth posting. So here is a selection of recommended mixtapes released throughout the month.

About six months ago, we were happy to have Gerry Read contribute to our own podcast series. Since then, the 20 year old Englishman released three much acclaimed 12-inches on the Fourth Wave label. Reason enough for XLR8R to invite him to do their first podcast of the year.

Boiler Room #69 was easily the most successful session to date, with thousand tuned in for the Thom Yorke’s DJ set. The really good sets that night came from others: Lone, Illum Sphere and Jamie xx with Caribou. And it’s the latter’s mix that’s finally available for download.

Two new mixes come from Hyperdub’s own Ossie. The young Londoner guested on GETME! Radio radio-show, as well as on the Hyperdub show on Rinse.

The latest Sonic Router mix comes from Moscow’s Pixelord, interview and download can be found here!

For some proper house music, check out the latest from Linkwood.

And lastly some older mixes. SBTRKT returned to Rinse for his third show, Kuedo did a mix for Motto Distribution, and King Midas Sound contributed to Dummy Mag‘s podcast.

Mixtape Monday #25

This was supposed to be a collection of mixes for the weekend, but since Ms Riot was in town over the weekend..

Just hot off the press is the latest Resident Advisor podcast mixed by Martyn. As you all know, his new album arrived today, so maybe you want to listen to this mix on your way to the shop.

The last couple of mixes by Tropics became all-time favourites in no time, so I’m really looking forward to this new one for oki-ni.

2000black founder Dego is currently on tour through Japan. I wonder if he really needs promo mixes to fill clubs over there, but he made one just in case (and for everybody outside of Japan.)

And from there it’s easy to draw a line to Eric Lau’s Last Night on Earth mix for Put Me On It, which went online a couple of days ago already.

Set The Tone is already one of the biggest dance tunes for me this year, so I’ve been following all of Ossie‘s activity since then. Last week he came up with a mix for the Hyponik podcast and it’s a good one.

Jacques Greene was on Rinse FM last week, Phon.o contributed a mix for Electronic Beats, and the Boiler Room‘s back to back from Quest and Silkie is online.

One of the most anticipated albums for this month should be Severant by Kuedo. The other week he guested on the FACT podcast and I think he also made a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs.

If the last one in this selection gets any extra attention, then it shall be Sotu the Traveller‘s mix for DJ Broadcast.

Update This one just came in, it’s an impressive 95 minutes mix by Bristol’s Appleblim for FACT Magazine

Jackmaster & Spencer – Detroit Special

Only two days ago, Numbers‘ Jackmaster and Spencer played special Motor City show on Rinse FM. Two hours and 40 tunes, including many classics from Carl Craig, Omar S, Underground Resistance, Drexciya and pretty much everybody else!01. Derrick May – Rest
02. 69 – Sound On Sound
03. Arpanet – Infinite Density
04. Cesaria Evoria – Angola (Carl Craig Remix)
05. Marcellus Pittman – Somebody’s Out There
06. Erotek – Tek Slo
07. Rick Wilhite – Blame It On The Boogie
08. Optic Nerve – The Gateway
09. Reese – Just Another Chance
10. Omar S – Psychotic Photosynthesis
11. Blake Baxter – Get Layed
12. Secret Tune
13. Blake Baxter – When A Thought Becomes U
14. Paperclip People – Oscillator
15. The Vision – Detroit
16. E Dancer – Banjo
17. Kenny Larkin – Integration
18. Drexciya – Sighting In The Abyss
19. Psykofuk – ???
20. UR – Codebreaker
21. Model 500 – Night Drive (Time Space Transmat)
22. X-101 – Sonic Destroyer
23. Robert Hood – Unix
24. Japanese Telecom – Character Maps (Perspects Remix)
25. Davina – Don’t You Want It
26. UR – Timeline
27. Aril Brikha – Groove la Chord
28. Seperate Minds – First Bass
29. Elecktroids – Remote Control Hornet
30. Rob Hood – The Protein Valve A3
31. Electric Soul – Come on Baby
32. Soletech – Jit remix
33. Anthony Shakir – Soundblaster
34. Infiniti – Game One
35. Robert Hood – ???
36. AUX Men – The Vibe
37. Complex – Midi Merge
38. Fix – Flash
39. Top Secret Detroit Belter
40. Tronik House – Up Tempo

I guess you were looking for the download link after a quarter of the playlist – so here it is!

Weekend Mixtapes

There are quite some mixtapes making the round lately and it’s all quality stuff from what I heard so far. So if you’re not following my Twitter stream, here’s a roundup of recommended mixes to get you into the weekend.

With her new EP out on Brainfeeder, Tokimonsta is currently on touring across Europe and the UK. And for those that can’t make it, she has put together the Analogue Monsta, the first of a two part mix series.

Rinse FM had two absolute killers this week, first a two hours set from Africa Hitech, who also announced their new single this week. And secondly it’s SBTRKT‘s new show, which is even better than the previous. Lot’s of exclusives, new remixes and tracks from his forthcoming debut album.

We got a bit concerned about Dabrye lately, haven’t we? Pulse Radio managed to pin down the man for an interview and even got the man doing his first official mixtape. You wouldn’t want to miss that!

More beats are coming by the man of Jay Scarlett, who is guest on Pixelatique‘s latest podcast. And Pete Concrete has made an exclusive mix for this year’s Oddstream Festival.

Towards the end, let’s go uptempo again with BNJMN‘s mini mix for SHOOK, the new Solid Steel with a guestmix from Jackmaster and lastly a mixtape by Brendon Moeller.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Weekend Mixtapes

The weekend is nigh, so here’s another collection of mixtapes to get you in the mood for the weekend.

Following their massive album Resurrection, Chicago house veterans Virgo Four are this weeks contributor to XLR8R’s podcast series.

More house music comes by the the way of Mark E, who recently release an album on Ghostly. His mix is part of the label’s own podcast series.

We’ve been sporting Pete Concrete‘s mixtapes whenever there was a new one, so why make a difference? His latest is an exclusive for Dublab.

Fellow blogger Tim of You’ll Soon Know invited S. Maharba as guest for his latest radioshow. As with all shows on NTS Radio, you can download this one for repeated listening.

The latest Hessle Audio show on Rinse FM brought together the talents of Joy Orbison, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Floating Points. If you missed the show, you can now grab the podcast.

Pearson Sound also played at London’s Boiler Room the other week and as usual you can download the DJ set or watch videos from the party. And while you’re at it, also check out the mixes from Karizma and Cooly G.

AFTA-1‘s guestmix for Onur Engin’s Monotape must have been around for a while, but I only came across this via We’ve Got The Jazz.

Lastly, I have to mention this mix from Raffertie, who’s playing a fantastic selection of UK bass music on Inverted Audio‘s latest podcast.