Co-Op Studio Session

The day following last year’s Boiler Room-hosted Co-OP reunion, broken beat veteran producers IG Culture, Seiji, Alex Phountzi and Jazz re:freshed host Adam Rock were joined by torchbearer Henry Wu for a recording session at Play Deep Studios. Whatever comes out of this, I’m sure many of you are craving for more. Will keep you updated if there are any news on this!

Seiji – Fabriclive Mix

Last Friday, Roska invited Seiji to play at Fabric‘s Room Two alongside Brackles, Doc Daneeka, and others. This mix was intended to promote the event, but you can still download it from Clash Magazine.01. James Morrison – Slave To The Music (Seiji Music)
02. George Fitzgerald – Child (Original Mix)
03. Disclosure – What’s In Your Head
04. Crackazat – Tunnel
05. Tanzlife . Heart Attack
06. Cry Wolf – Scream
07. Eliphino – Vrybdy
08. Terri Walker / Green Money – Feels Good vs MaxD
09. Bandshell – Rise ‘Em
10. Seiji – FACE UP
11. Teeth – Busy Crack
12. Whhez Ie – Keep Your Chin Up (Salva Remix)
13. Terror Danjah – Fruit Punch
14. Suckfake – Bla
15. Miho feat. AI – O2 (Seiji Remix)

Grab the direct download here!

Seiji – SEIJI5 Promo Mix

The fifth of Seiji‘s self-released 12-inches came out early last week and following the tradition, the former Bugz in the Attic member put together a mixtape to promote the record.

01. Full Crate – Fluffy Dragons
02. Champion – Lose Control
03. Q-Tip – Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit)
04. Paul Du Lac – Blowback
05. Mr Mageeka – Vintage Mularkey
06. Seiji – Face Up
07. SBTRKT – Living Like I do (Lil Silva Remix)
08. Seiji – Frustratin
09. Just – Fossil
10. Myrryrs – Blood for A Slave
11. Silkie – It’s Late
12. Om Unit – Prawn Cocktail (Salva Remix)

You can pick up your copy of SEIJI5 on Bandcamp for only ₤5 – or go for the digital release for unbeatable ₤1. As for the mixtape, it’s a free download!

Mixtape Monday #22

We klearly have to start with this one, the 267th FACT mix put together by Mancunian Krystal Klear. Mix of the week!

Russian radio Headz FM recorded Africa Hitech‘s Moscow live-set from some weeks back. Get the two-part download while you can and also take a look at this tribute by DJ Rasskazov. And if that’s not enough, give Africa Hitech’s set at Sónar 2011 another spin.

Russian beatmaker Damscray and Sunlike are playing a selection of instrumental hip hop for Ukrainian Sashiradioblog. Available for download or stream.

While we’re still waiting for his new album, Ben Westbeech is playing some summer tunes on his mixtape for Vice Magazine.

New York’s Brennan Green has been playing on Beats in Space numerous times and remember these shows as some of the most entertaining ones. Plus he’s always playing good music, so grab his latest.

Tectonic’s Jack Sparrow has made a minimix for his booking agency, Seiji promotes his new record with his Seiji4 Promo Mix, and Eva Be is playing some house records for you.

Like every week, there are plenty of Boiler Room recordings worth grabbing, but Ossie‘s mix deserves special mentioning.

Mary Anne Hobbs keeps uploading those guestmixes for her new show to her Mixcloud account. Check FaltyDL, Machinedrum, Daedelus or the latest show with Teebs and Blawan.

And lastly, here’s one I was sent when my computer was dead. You might have heard of IG Culture’s new labels Holy Roller and HR2. The first releases on the former is the Manz at Work mixtape and features several unreleases remixes.

Weekly Bits 14/2011

The good people at Sonic Router premiered this free EP from Golau Glau, consisting of seven tracks in a minimal techno flavour with dubstep influences here and there. Get the music from Bandcamp and don’t miss the the interview.

While we’re at Sonic Router, their latest podcast was mixed by Hotflush’s George FitzGerald and we think you want that.

Another recommended mix comes from Tom Trago, whose new album Iris is finally available in stores around the world. Also check out his podcast for DJ Broadcast.

Former Bugz in the Attic member Seiji was guest on the latest Solid Steel show, you can download his hour long guestmix on SoundCloud.

However, my favorite mix this week comes from Dark Arx signed Gerry Read. If you like a fix of good house music, get this one!

The track of the week comes from New York duo Sepalcure. Their remix for Schools of Seven Bells is a free download on the XLR8R website.

Lastly, here’s a new video from Bibio, whose new album Mind Bokeh is available now (also some nice shirts!)

Mixtape Monday #20

I haven’t been feeling that well lately, but that also means I had a lot of time to go through some mixes. This week I want to catch up on some I’ve been enjoying in the last couple of days.

My favourite comes from FaltyDL, who is also one of my favourite producers these days. He’s got a new album coming out this year and talked to Dummy Mag about that. And yes, he also made them a pretty good mix. No tracklist, but I’ve spotted some bits by Floating Points and Oriol.

Coming in as second is this live recording by Greymatter, who’s been playing in São Paulo the other week. The whole thing was recorded and is now available from his SoundCloud page.

Last week, Benji B had a chat with the legendary Carl Craig on his radio show. For me that show was a first highlight of the year, as they revisited some of my favourite music and Carl had some nice stories to share (I never heard that Recloose story in detail!) While the show is still on the iPlayer (where you should always support your favourites), you might want to download the show for later.

While we’re at Carl Craig, you might also want to get your hands on the Essential Mix.

If you prefer some darker sounds, check out Untold‘s guest mix for Clash Magazine, it’s been around for a while already. And for more of that soun check Pinch‘s contribution to the Resident Advisor podcast.

An all guesmix for Spine Radio comes from Seiji, who plays a similiar selection as on his recent SEIJI3 Promo Mix.

Austrian producer Innaseen has sent me some of his music in the past, but I never got around writing about it. His Train Wreck Mix for RBMA Radio is something I don’t want to leave unmentioned.

Lastly, here’s the all new FACT Podcast, put together by another hero of mine: Photek, whose comeback already made a major impact this year.

Seiji – More of You

If you came via the frontpage, you might have noticed there’s another post for this release right next to this, a post for the promo mixtape made by Seiji. Well, we think we need to go back there one more time, and the reason is the track you can listen to after the jump.

We’re very fond of this track (maybe not so much about the flipside), reminds us of what Julio Bashmore or Ramadanman are currently doing. We recommend securing your copy directly from the Seiji webstore. Needless to mention you can also find it at your regular store like Boomkat, Rush Hour or Bleep.

Seiji – SEIJI3 Promo Mix

In anticipation of the new SEIJI3 12-inch, London’s Seiji has put together another new mixtape for you.

01. Tortured Soul – Did You Miss Me (Mdcl’s Keyapella)
02. Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
03. XXXY – Ordinary Things
04. Point 9 – Wild Forest
05. Eddy Meets Yannah – Runnin’
06. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations
07. Greenmoney – Heat It Up
08. Martyn – Left Hander
09. IG – Tpower
10. Jackal Youth – Bruk
11. Terri Walker – Heartbeat (Mosca Remix)
12. Spoek Mathambo – Mshini Wam (Canblaster Remix)
13. Canblaster – Clockworks (Teki Latex & Para 1 Intsrumental)
14. Velour – Booty Slammer
15. Wildlife – Nocturnal World feat. Terry Lynn (French Fries Remix)
16. Sandra St. Victor – F.M.A.O (Seiji Garage Mix)
17. Seiji -Straylight VIP Dub
18. Kelis – Brave (Darksky Remix)
19. Seiji – More Of You
20. Ethix – Breaking Bad
21. Seiji – Sticks
22. Seiji – Yesman
23. Seiji – Buzzcut
24. Mark Pritchard – Boingy Re Edit
25. Compound One – Back Off
26. Jack Sparrow – Loveless
27. F – Phantom
28. Jamie Grind – Balloon
29. Naifian – Blue Snow

Available for stream and download, it’s up to you!

Seiji’s Hard Ass IV Mix

Once a part of Bugz in the Attic, London’s Seiji is still the busiest producers of the now defunct collective. Having worked with the likes of Róisín Murphy (among others), he now focuses more on his own productions which he releases on his own Seiji label.

For the Portuguese Enchufada label he has put together an all new mixtape, which you can listen to below.

01. Seiji – More Of You
02. Sandra St Victor – F.M.A.O. (Seiji Garage Mix)
03. Canblaster – Jetpack
04. Seiji – Buzzcut
05. Wildlife – Metazoa
06. Boddika – Boddika’s House
07. Bambouno – Highgyptian
08. Seiji – Sticks
09. Brenmar – You Make Me Say (Ikonika & Optimum Remix)
10. Geiom – Pucker Lips
11. Photomachine – Technicolour
12. Wildlife – Nocturnal World ft Terry Lynn (French Fries Remix)
13. Tom Trago – Lost In The Streets Of NYC (FS Green Remix)
14. Coldcut & Hexstatic – Timber (Seiji Remix)
15. Seiji – Weedkiller
16. French Fries – Marawa
17. Seiji – Whisky
18. Naifan – Blue Snow
19. CRST – Dance (Mosca Remix)
20. Greenmoney – Tropicalstep
21. Emalkay – Crusader
22. Mark System – Just Living (I Feel Good)

I guess the name if pretty self-explanatory, as Seiji’s style got pretty tough over the years. You can download the mix as long as supplies last.

Mixtape Monday #18

For the last week or so, I was hardly listening to anything else but that Theo Parrish Special on Benji B’s show. Listening to the iPlayer is more important than you might think, it’s a direct way to measure the popularity of a show – something that might in the end decide whether a show will be continued. In the case of last week’s show I did all I could, but now you can no longer listen to it. Unless you download a recording.

I have posted this old Dego mix for BTS some weeks ago, now it’s officially back in the archive. Not to be confused with his more recent guestmix, posted in February.

To give his all new 12-inch an extra push, former Bugz in the Attic man Seiji has posted a new mix. Available as stream and download.

The last Pete Concrete mix is only about a month old, but the Eat Concrete head already made another one. Get this exclusive Eat my Garbage mix for Nalden.

Fresh out of the Hoya:Hoya stable comes a mix by its co-founder and 2010 RBMA alumni Illum Sphere.

If you’re missing Lukid‘s sessions on Ustream, here’s a little compensation: for the all new Svetlana Industries shortcast he has put together a mix.

Rush Hour‘s Antal was visiting São Paulo for the Bienal and brought back some records you can listen to on Brasil Show part 1.

Lastly, here are two mixes from the Resident Advisor podcast. Last week they were graced by a dubstep-meets-techno mix by Kowton, this week they have a house mix by the trio of Detroit Beatdown.

Mixtape Monday #13

It’s been a while since the last Mixtape Monday, so apart from featuring some of last week’s mixes, I will sneak in a couple of older ones.

Some weeks back, Gilles Peterson did a Drum & Bass Special on his weekly radio show. I never imagined I’d (still) feature that music on this blog, but when it comes to the late nineties I’m all set for that. If you missed the show, you can now download both hours from SoundCloud. Especially the first part is much recommended!

Also from Gilles Peterson is the podcast to promote the forthcoming Havana Cultura Remixed compilation.

Next up are a couple of house mixtapes for you. Aardvarck dug out some records from the 1988-1993 period and made this mix for New Worck. Philpot Records head Soulphiction made a contribution to the Bodytonic Podcast series, and from Mark E comes a new guest-mix for Warm.

Enrico Crivellaro, better known as Volcov or Isoul8, put together one, two, three mixes for Sunday afternoons. Expect folk, jazz and Brazilian music.

My favourite mix in this week’s selection probably comes from Austrian producer Daeque, whose mix ranges from Dimlite to David Axelrod, Wilco to Shafiq Husayn.

And now for you beatheadz: Big Up magazine has a bunch of post-RBMA mixes from the likes of Kid Kanevil, DZA, Swede:art, Tokimonsta, Daisuke Tanabe, 00Genesis and some others!

The latest episodes of Mamiko’s Hepcat Radio are also online, download or stream the shows with Seiji and Hudson Mohawke.

And lastly, I’d like to mention A Tribute to Matthew Herbert mix, which I’ve found on the Brownswood forum.

Seiji’s Download This! Mix

Following mixes by Lil Silva and Smutlee, former Bugz in the Attic man Seiji steps up with his mix promoting next Saturday’s Download This! party at London’s Plan B.

Check the Facebook event for details.

Sorry, no tracklist for the mix. Download This!

Weekly Bits 14/2010

If you haven’t read the email correnspondence between Egon (Stones Throw, Now-Again) and composer Lloyd Miller yet, you’re missing something quite delightful. Comes with a free track.

Dark Roasted Blend has an article on car record player and other cool vintage gadgets.

Warp Films presents the first 10 minutes of the All Tomorrow’s Parties documentary, which is out now on DVD and as download.

Music lover’s favourite car-brand Scion presents the latest installment in the remix series, a new single from Todd Edwards with remixes from the likes of Joy Orbison and MJ Cole. Didn’t exactly blow me away, but hey – it’s a available for free!

On the mixtape front, there is the new Low End Theory Podcast by DJ Nobody and Take, Urb’s exclusive Plastikman set, or Seiji and Joker’s mini-mix for Anne Mac.

For some videos, check out Fullcrate & Mar’s all new music-video I Said, Gilles Peterson and ?uestlove together at Miami’s WMC, or A Minute with Mux Mool.

Dublab has a new mix CD from Daedelus on sale. Called Future Roots, it focuses on rave music from the early nineties.

Also have a look at Zomby’s page on SoundCloud, there’s some new stuff going on!

FACT Mix by Seiji

Another new mixtape from the one called Seiji, this time a selection of broken beats, funky and garage for the FACT Magazine’s podcast. Expect lots of his own remixes, goodies from his website and some exclusives (I haven’t heard that IG Culture remix of Random in a while.)01. New Sector Movements – Digital Age
02. Greenmoney feat. Mz. Bratt – Who’s Greenmoney
03. Gorillaz – Stylo (Seiji remix)
04. Seiji – Elevator
05. Seiji – Yesman
06. Todd Edwards – Rite Now
07. Erykah Badu – Honey (Seiji remix)
08. Basement Jaxx – Scars (Seiji remix)
09. Kaotic Chemistry – LSD
10. Doneao – Riot Music (Skream remix)
11. Mark Pritchard – Elephant Dub
12. Bugg Kann & The Plastic Jam – Made in Two Minutes
13. Seiji – Hohoho
14. Blapps Posse – Don’t Hold Back (Blappstramental)
15. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (Sbtrkt remix)
16. Greenmoney feat. Lady Chann – Political Hype Dub
17. DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson feat. Dama S. – Dama S Salon
18. DJ Joe T. Vannelli feat. Csilla – Play with the Voice (MAW remix)
19. DJ Champion – Motherboard
20. Mr Mageeka – Different Lekstrix
21. Seiji – Loose Lips (instrumental)
22. Lady Sovereign – Random (IG Culture remix)
23. DJ Beware & Motorpitch – El Toro (Seiji remix)
24. Seiji – It’s You
25. Tim Green – Kitsch In
26. Florence and the Machine – Drumming Song (Seiji’s Squelchy Rub)
27. Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir – Sunrise
28. Extra Ts – E.T. Boogie
29. Seiji – I Can’t Let It Go

You can download this mix from the FACT website, where you’ll also find a nice interview with the man. Also watch out for FACT’s selection of the best broken beat tracks, which will go online next week!

If you can’t get enough of Seiji’s mixes, check his past ones posted here. He also did a guestmix for his fellow bug Alex Phountzi, who just launched his own podcast series.

March 19, 2010 Seiji uploaded his mix to SoundCloud, in case the other download link expired by now. You can also stream it from Mixcloud.

Seiji – Yesman

Former Bugz in the Attic member Seiji is back in business with a new 12-inch coming out soon. I couldn’t make up my mind on which tune to feature, luckily both are available for download for a limited time – and both will do damage on the dancefloor!

With its ravey chords and the repetitive female vocals “Yesman” is reminiscent of early nineties music, but with a modern twist. Kinda like those Joy Orbison tunes, just the Seiji way.