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.
A real big name is featured on the all new podcast from FACT Magazine. The new mix was put together by the guys of Autechre, who will also be releasing a new album this March.
With Valentines Day coming up soon, the latest podcast from Stones Throw is all about love. It features 10 music of Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne and James Pants, you can get it here.
Tim Sweeney had DFA-signed duo Holy Ghost! in the Beats in Space studio last week. Fans of New York disco and house sounds need to download this hour-long mix.
It was quite some time ago, when I featured Sam Irl‘s dubstep mixtape. He is now back with a new one, this time a selection of deep house music.
Austrian duo Ritornell is usually know for their calm soundscapes, but on their latest mix you get to hear straight beats ranging from house to minimal.
Also new on Percussion Lab are these mixes from Untold and Dak.
There were quitesome mixes to feature recently, including a special for Christmas, but there are already some more goodies for you. Maybe not that many as on a usual Mixtape Monday, but the selection is quite diverse.
I haven’t heard much new music from Âme lately, but as of yesterday, there’s a new mixtape from the German duo.
Alpha Pup sub-label Friends of Friends will put out the debut album from 19 year old Shlohmo, titled “Shlomoshun Deluxe” in early January. To get you in the mood for that, XLR8R’s latest podcast was put together by the man.
From Ben UFO comes this mixtape called Why Not?, which is also available for limited download. As I got the download link from Sonic Router, I should also mention they also feature a second mixtape from Untold.
There was a big hype around the mixtape from Holy Ghost!, which was available in limited quantities on a real cassette. For Christmas, the duo on New York’s DFA label gave it away for a limited, now expired, download. Luckily, you can still find it in other places.
And if you’re into DFA and the likes, you might also want to check out Mehdi Mixmas, a mix put together by Ed Banger’s DJ Mehdi.
As as fan of the YSL blog, I don’t want to miss the chance and mention they have just launched their podcast. The first episode was put together by Beatsize Beats, who already established a reputation for quality mixtapes.
Ignore the buzzword, just enjoy the good music: Here’s the Lovestep mixtape from one of the Percussion Lab founders. Contains music from Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Burial, FaltyDL and so forth.
Last but not least, I stumbled across this old Maida Vale Session from Kode9 & The Spaceape. It was aired on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show from July 2008.
Jan 16, 2010 The Holy Ghost! mixtape is also available from the semi-secret DFA Radiomixes website
As second album from José James has been delayed for a release in early 2010, fans of the New York jazz-singer will be delighted to hear that his new single Blackmagic (Remixes) will come out on November 1st. The original version of Blackmagic is the second co-production with L.A.’s Flying Lotus, following a track from last year.
Following their article on dubstep producer and Hemlock label founder Untold, their latest podcast features a mix by the man.01. Julio Bashmore – Um Bongo’s Revenge
02. Bakongo – Bambara
03. TRG – Now You Know
04. L-Vis 1990 – Hide
05. Green Velvet feat. Walter Phillips – Shake & Pop (Instrumental)
06. Rod Lee – Let Me See What U Workin With
07. Unknown – Unknown
08. Untold – Don’t Know Don’t Care
09. Untold – No One Likes a Smart-Arse
10. Kode9 – Dislokated
11. Zomby – Expert Tuition
12. TRG – Siberian Poker
13. Mount Kimbie – Sketch on Glass
14. A Made Up Sound – Rework
15. TRG – Strobe Lick
16. Untold – Gonna Work Out Fine
17. Joy Orbison – J. Doe
18. Ramadanman – No Swing
19. Untold – You Didn’t Win the Holiday (Chequebook Mix)
20. Ramadanman – I Beg You
21. Geiom feat. Marita – Reminissin’ (Kode 9 refix)
22. Ramadanman – Tempest
XLR8R’s verdict on the mix? “If this mix is any indication, dubstep’s future remains bright.” I have nothing to add here, so why don’t you download it?