Weekend Mixtapes #25

As the weekend is about to kick off, the internet has a very special selection of mixtapes this week. Let’s have a look at them.

With his much anticipated third album Nebula Dance finally in stores, Brighton’s Ital Tek is about to tour the U.S. in the coming weeks. He also did a mixtape for Self-titled Mag and picked his 10 favourite footwork tracks for Dummy.

Another album to look out for is Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe’s Kidsuke, which will be out on November 2nd. In the meantime, check out their mixtape for Finest Ego’s Monthly Mix.

Next up, we got a triplet of uptempo mixes: London’s xxxy got to play a show on Russian radio Follow Me Studio, Scuba showcases lots of new Hotflush material on his mix for FACT Magazine, and you can stream Objekt‘s 2-hour mix from this year’s Dimension Festival.

Boiler Room invited Berlin’s Dixon & Âme to play at their ADE party the other day, that’s 4 hours in the mix!

Hyperdub’s first lady Ikonika did a guestmix for Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations and she included a previously unheard remix of hers.

Legendary Philadelphia DJ and producer King Britt was approached by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage “to curate a show on Afrofuturism and its influences on me and my compositional work.”

Hot on the heels of his new single on Brainfeeder, London’s Lapalux stopped by at Los Angeles’ KCRW to do a mini mix.

The oldie of the week comes from Jneiro Jarel, who posted his Houston We Have A Solution Mix made in 2005 (careful, it’s a Facebook link!)

And lastly, let us remind you we had two new mixes out ourselves: Lokiboi contributed to our own podcast series, and Tetsuo did a mix for Colectivo Futuro.

Hotflush: It’s Not A Sound

Very short, but nicely shot documentary on the Hotflush label. Among the interviewees are Sigha, George Fitzgerald, Machinedrum/Sepalcure, and Scuba himself.

The video was made by ISYS, who you might remember from the Boiler Room football tournament.

Weekend Mixtapes

Following that MoMA podcast from some years back, Prefuse 73 returns to the museums with a new mixtape recorded at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday.

We gave you an Alexander Nut mix earlier this week, now here’s another one put together for the guys at Hyponik.

Waiting for a recording of Jneiro Jarel’s set at Boiler Room isn’t so bad when you get DOOM‘s set instead. That’s right, the masked rapper played there for 60 minutes last week.

This is not the first time we share one of Sotu The Traveller‘s mixes, and being huge fans we’d like to point you to his new one for fashion/design blog Ajanaku.

With his new album Lineage out on Ghostly since January, Shigeto put together a mixtape containing nothing but music from the label.

Two more uptempo mixes to finish this off. Greymatter did a mix for the Get Some podcast and Scuba played a two-hour set for Beatport.

RBMA Lecture: Scuba

Finally, the Red Bull Music Academy unlocked the lecture I wanted to post the other day: it’s Gerd Janson in conversation with Hotflush founder Scuba.

As usual, you can expect a talk about Scuba‘s influences, his early attempts at making music, setting up the label and so forth.

Addison Groove – An We Drop

Berlin’s !K7 gives one final taster to their new DJ-Kicks which drops tomorrow. It’s one of six exclusives on the mix and it is courtesy of Bristolian Addison Groove.

There hasn’t been any mentioning whether there will be any 12-inches alongside the new DJ-Kicks. Previous editions were accompanied by EPs with tracks exclusive to the mix. In any case, Scuba‘s addition to the series will be available on CD and 2-LP.

Scuba – Adrenalin

As mentioned the other day, the new DJ-Kicks will be put together by Hotflush founder Scuba. As a first taster, !K7 has posted this track off the mix CD.

Sounds a bit like a house rework of Before (After), but how’s that a bad thing? The Adrenalin EP will be out on Hotflush at an undisclosed date on September 26, 2011. The DJ-Kicks CD will be available starting October 25, 2011.

Scuba – DJ-Kicks

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They say the age of the mixed CD has come to an end, and in the new age of the internet it’s easy to believe. There’s hardly a music publication without its own podcast and live-recordings from clubs around the world are only a click away. But I believe in the rule of exception and !K7’s DJ-KiCKS series is not only one of the first mix CD series, for me anyway, but also an exceptional one (again exceptions apply everywhere!)

Today, they’ve announced their latest addition from no other but Hotflush founder Paul Rose, better known for his music output under the names of Scuba and SCB. From his reputation as a DJ and his taste in selecting artists for his label, I have reason to believe he will continue the recent winning streak (I’m thinking of Apparat and MCDE) in the series. At least that’s what the tracklist suggests.01. Sigha – HF029B2
02. Surgeon – The Power of Doubt
03. DBridge – For Tonight
04. Badawi – Lost Highway (Incyde remix)
05. Peverelist – Sun Dance
06. Until Silence – The Affair
07. Addison Groove – An We Drop
08. Roska – Leapfrog
09. Trevino – Shorty
10. Beaumont – CPX11
11. Function – Two Ninety One
12. Braille – Breakup
13. Quest – Everybody in the Place
14. Sigha – Let Me In
15. George FitzGerald – Shackled
16. Jon Convex – Streetwalk
17. Mr Beatnick – Don’t Walk Away From My Love
18. Boddika – Acid Battery
19. Marcel Dettmann – Captivate
20. Arkist – Rendez-Vous (SCB edit)
21. Locked Groove – Drowning
22. Recloose – Tecumseh
23. Sigha – Where I Come To Forget
24. Sex Worker – Rhythm of the Night
25. Scuba – M.A.R.S.
26. Jichael Mackson – Gedons
27. Rivet – Running S
28. Recondite – Backbone
29. Ludovic Vendi – Mental Bright
30. Rivet – Slant
31. Scuba – Adrenalin
32. Sepalcure – Inside

Scuba’s DJ-KiCKS will be in stores on October 25, 2011. While this hasn’t been confirmed, we expect it to drop in the usual trilogy of CD, LP and a 12-inch with exclusive music.

Scuba – Essential Mix

I probably mentioned Scuba‘s Essential Mix before, but now it’s available as an official download (and no Pete Tong to be heard, hooray!) Time to revisit this set, which was recorded at this year’s Sónar festival.

01. Boddika – Rubba
02. Brawther – Spaceman Funk (George FitzGerald Remix)
03. Boddika – Windy
04. Jon Convex – Pop That P
05. Deadboy – Wish U Were Here
06. SCB – Mace
07. Jichael Mackson – Gti
08. Paul Woolford & Psychotron – Stolen
09. Joy O – Ellipsis
10. Maurice Donovan – Babeh
11. Rod – Malmok One
12. Scuba – Adrenalin
13. Beaumont – Lucky
14. Marcel Dettmann – Lattice
15. SCB – Loss
16. Boddika – Acid Battery
17. Tommy Four Seven – Surma
18. Scuba – Feel It

Grab the download, leave a comment.

Weekend Mixtapes

Let’s see, you got new mixtapes from Flying Lotus and Dego this week. Looks like you’re well supplied for the weekend already, otherwise here are some more.

The Valentine Mix from Breakbot still does it for me, but then I found this new one on Crazy Birds and it’s just as good. Summer disco vibes.

This Saturday, New York’s MoMa is hosting a Warm Up party featuring an allstar line-up of Four Tet, SBTRKT, Matthewdavid and Falty DL. The latter also has warm up for the Warp Up, a mixtape hosted by The Fader.

Lando Kal did a mix for Rush Hour sublabel Direct Current, playing nothing but records released on the label.

Beat Dimension’s Jay Scarlett‘s plays some new music on the latest La Menuiserie podcast, and Daisuke Tanabe has put togehter a promo mix for CDR.

Of course you can go visit Boiler Room‘s website anytime you’re in need for a mix. Recent guest selectors include Scuba, Mount Kimbie (live), Mark Pritchard, Photek, Guido or Space Dimension Controller.

Weekly Bits 25/2011

The Weekly Bits collect some of the most noteworthy news from our Twitter stream. Let’s see if you missed any of these.

With his self-titled debut album finally in stores, here’s a music video for SBTRKT‘s single featuring Yukimi Nagano

Another much anticipated album is Zomby‘s forthcoming Dedication. Two of its tracks are available now on a highly limited 7-inch and one of them is a free download.

Drexciya‘s DJ Stingray contributes to Electronic Explorations second Legends Guest Mix Series, playing a selection fast paced techno.

Another Detroit legend, Planet E founder Carl Craig, has been interviewed by We Love Music. The video also features comments by the likes of Derrick May, Paul Woolford and The Mole.

Spain’s 2011 Sónar festival came to an end, RBMA Radio has caught some of the live-sets including these from Teebs, Illum Sphere, Cosmin TRG or The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble. BBC Radio 1 aired Scuba’s set on this week’s Essential Mix, and Benji B has even more.

I got two more mixtapes for you: DJ Andy Smith’s never released Document 4 and this Groove Merchants radioshow with a guestmix from Mount Kimbie.

Lastly, here’s the sad story of Andy Baio, who recently got sued by Kind of Blue cover photographer Jay Maisel for “using” his picture for his Kind of Bloop project.

XLR8R Podcast by SCB

Best known as the founder of the Hotflush label and for his releases under the name of Scuba, Paul Rose also maintains the SCB moniker for his more house-oriented output. Only recently he has put out a record on Will Saul’s Aus Music and some more can be heard in his new mix for XLR8R.

XLR8R Podcast by SCB (download)
01. Recondite – Yield
02. Sven Wiesemann – Emphasized
03. Terence Fixmer – Comedy of Menace
04. Braille – Leavin Without You
05. Obsolete Music Technology – Relapse
06. Unknown – Untitled
07. John Spring – Drummachines
08. Shifted – Untitled
09. Sigha – HF029B1
10. Deadbeat – Vampire
11. SCB – Down Moment
12. SCB – Loss
13. Instra:mental – Pyramid
14. 2 AM FM – Desolate Cities
15. Ness – Ancient Crackle
16. Patrice Scott – 2000 Black
17. Mike Denhert – Unknown
18. Jon Convex – Order into Chaos
19. Rod – Malmok One
20. Sigha – Politics of Dying
21. SCB – Overlay
22. Portable – Inside Your Mind

As usual, the podcast is also available in other formats, head over to the XLR8R website for alternate download links. Let us also remind you of the previous Scuba podcast from some years back.

Weekly Bits 6/2011

With the new Ghostpoet album available now on Brownswood, the label made the full thing available for stream via Spinner.

Since we posted the video on How To Apply For The Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, several other videos have popped up. Hear more words of wisdom from Recloose, Teebs, Mwëslee or Braiden. What’s Really Good also has one with Lunice and Put Me On It is giving some extra advice to all future applications.

Belgian R&S Records continues putting out quality music, their latest 12-inch sport remixes from Bullion and Space Dimension Controller for Detroit legends Model 500.

Also available on vinyl are the magnificent Scientist dubs of Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space, released on Pinch’s Tectonic label.

When Floating Points recommends a mixtape, you better listen up. The Gospel According to Budgie is the mix in question and will only be available for a limited time!

Legowelt did a megamix for the forthcoming Virgo Four Resurrection boxset on Rush Hour, Ahu gives a preview to Turkey’s Sunsplash Festival and 8bitch made a new mix for Surefire Sound. For some harder sounds, you might want to get this mix from Titonton & Charles Noel aka Black & Blue

Lastly, here’s a free download from Hotflush founder Scuba, an older track that never made it on a release.

Slept on Mixtapes

One of the good things about every year’s best-of-mania is that you can actually find some stuff you slept on before. In my case these were a couple of mixtapes I’d like to share with you.

From the head of Aus Music comes a nice selection of house music, the 80 minutes long Within Matter Mix by Will Saul (just in case: alternate link).

And from there it’s not far to Scuba‘s guestmix for Brazilian platform Tranquera. A bit of house and techno, some dubstep and everything in between.

Dutch artist Parra is doing some mixes every now and then, always a bit different from what we usually write about, but never disappointing – like his latest for Red Light Radio.

The last one isn’t exactly something I slept on, but I haven’t mentioned it either. Put together by Breakbot for all you lovers out there: Valentine Mix for Dazed Digital.

Scuba – Triangulation (Interpretations)

Following the groundbreaking Triangulation album on his own Hotflush label, Scuba is about to release new interpretations by himself and like-minded musicians like FaltyDL (big tune!), Will Saul or Joe.

Below you can listen to a 10-minutes mix with all of the album’s tracks:

01. Before (After)
02. Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix)
03. On Deck (FaltyDL Remix)
04. You Got Me (I Got You)
05. Tracers (Deadbeat Remix)
06. So You Think You’re Special (Joe Remix)
07. Before (Deadboy Remix)

It seems like Triangulation (Interpretations) is a CD-only release, though that might leave the option for several EPs the future. On November 15, you can find it in all good stores.

November 15, 2010 As mentioned before, the record is out now. Get your’s from Bleep or Boomkat. There is also a new 12-inch featuring the remixes by Deadbeat and FaltyDL.

Scuba & Ramadanman on Hotflush

Two of my favourite artists in “intelligent dubstep” team up for the latest 12-inch on the Hotflush label. On the a-side, label honch Scuba delivers a mellow vibe, while Ramadanman turns the remix on the flipside into a techy stepper.

You can expect the 12-inch in good stores all around the world starting May 31, 2010. This is a vinyl exclusive!