XLR8R Podcast by Teebs

The latest podcast from XLR8R comes from young Californian Teebs, producer, painter and skater with his debut album coming out on Brainfeeder later this year.01. Kutmah – Warm Like The Sunshine
02. Million Young – Chlorophy
03. Jeremiah Jae – Money and Food
04. Teebs – Arthurs Birds
05. Teebs – Cook, Clean, Pay the Rent (2nd Edit)
06. Kona Triangle – Mango Rubicon”
07. Flying Lotus – Drips/Auntie’s Harp
08. Alex B feat. Harold – Seriously Again
09. Flying Lotus – Satelllliiiiiteee
10. Dungen – Fretag
11. Baths – Hall
12. Teebs – While You Dooooo
13. Juj – My Room
14. Teebs – Personal Winter
15. Flying Lotus – One for Kutmah
16. Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children (Oscar McClure Remix)
17. Savath & Savalas – Te Quiero Pero Por Otro
18. Knxledge – Give Em Some Beats
19. Knxledge – BB125.84
20. Teebs – Why Like This
21. Kutmah – Intro/Outro Shit

Like all XLR8R podcasts, this is available as MP3 or high-quality M4A.

Illum Sphere for XLR8R

Following label-founder Martyn and 2562, Manchester’s Illum Sphere is only the third artist to release on the 3024 label. The Titan EP is available in stores now, comes with three tracks and is defnitely recommended.

In this video from XLR8R TV you hear Ryan talk about the making of the EP and eventually getting it released by Martyn.

Mixtape Monday #8

There were quite some 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.

Berlin’s Robot Koch and his friend DJ Benski have put together a guestmix for French blog Jekyll & Hyde, you can download it from SoundCloud.

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

Dâm-Funk & Nite Jewel

I remember Dâm-Funk announcing a collaboration with Nite Jewel on a radio show some weeks ago. While I don’t remember the exact show, XLR8R has posted this video, accompanying them as they sit together for some recordings.

Make sure you also grab their track Am I Gonna Make It, which is also hosted by XLR8R.

Nosaj Thing's LA Mix

Nosaj Thing, the mastermind behind this year’s brilliant Drift LP has mixed the latest in XLR8R’s podcast series. Titled “LA Mix”, you can hear music from the Brainfeeder family, Low End Theory resident DJs  and everybody else who’s putting out some heat in the City of Angels.

Nosaj Thing LA Mix01. Teebs – My Whole World
02. Flying Lotus – Unreleased
03. Free The Robots – La Lune
04. Tokimonsta – Doing It My Way
05. Exile – Summer Sun (Take Remix)
06. The Gaslamp Killer – Anything Worse
07. Ras G – Disco 4000
08. Daedelus – LA Nocturn
09. Samiyam – My Buddy
10. Kab & Tully – Unreleased
11. Teebs – Unreleased
12. Nosaj Thing – Us
13. Flying Lotus – Camel (Nosaj Thing Remix)
14. Nosaj Thing – Ice Cube Remix

You can download the mix in two flavours (MP3 or AAC) from the XLR8R website.

Weekly Bits 39/2009

With Hudson Mohawke’s new album Butter coming out next month, LuckyMe are giving away two bootleg tracks from Hud Mo. These two have previously been available on a very rare 12-inch pressing, a reissue is supposed to hit the stores soon.

London’s Floating Points has put together another beautiful mixtape, which you can download on his SoundCloud page, featuring music from Martyn, Omar S and FaltyDL.

You most likely have heard of DJ Lefto, be it for his association with Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, his radioshow or the videos he’s constantly adding to his YouTube channel. Another blogger you should know is, of course, Amsterdam’s Nalden. Let’s have a look at their video, the two having a chat about sneakers and DJing.

The second Beat Dimensions will drop in October, in the meantime you can read some interviews with the featured artists. Another good read is XLR8R’s latest cover story Mutant Funk, an article on the dubstep, UK funky and all the garage in between. If you enjoyed that one, you should continue with FACT Magazine’s version on the story.

One last download for you, here is Shackleton’s take on krautrock legends Harmonia, the original version being backed up by Brian Eno.

XLR8R Podcast by Untold

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?

Failed by Kode9

In the brandnew episode of XLR8R TV, Hyperdub founder Kode9 speaks about the different streams of dubstep, his time as university professor, upcoming releases on the label and other things. Quite entertaining!