Beat Spacek x Kutmah

Who needs a full-grown selection of weekend mixtapes, when there’s 70 minutes of music taken from Steve Spacek‘s back catalogue, put together by master selector and disc-jockey Kutmah. The answer is, of course, nobody! Spanning over 28 tracks, the mix features music from Steve’s band Spacek, Africa Hitech, Harmonic 313 and various other Mark Pritchard collaborations, Theo Parrish, and solo material as Black Pocket and, well, Steve Spacek.

01. Theo Parrish feat. Steve Spacek – Chemistry
02. Beat Spacek – I Wanna Know (Seven Davis Jr Remix)
03. Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek – Turn It On
04. Black Pocket – Boungie
05. Sun Ra – When There Is No Sun
06. Africa Hitech – Light The Way
07. Africa Hitech – Too Late
08. Spacek – How
09. Space Invadas – Way We Feel
10. Steve Spacek – Take Her Away
11. Troubleman feat. Steve Spacek
12. Steve Spacek – Smoke
13. Black Pocket – Al Softly
14. Steve Spacek – After Beris Step
15. Beat Spacek – Search N Development
16. Kingsbread feat. Steve Spacek
17. GB – Simply So (with Steve Spacek)
18. Spacek – Eve Demo
19. Spacek – Eve
20. Spacek – Eve (Jay Dee Remix)
21. Spacek – Getaway
22. Spacek – Act For You
23. Harmonic 313 feat. Steve Spacek – Falling Away
24. Steve Spacek – Thursday
25. Spacek feat. Mpho Skeef – La Bougie
26. Steve Spacek – Dollar (Let The Dollar Circulate)
27. Steve Spacek – Dollar Live (Breakdown)
28. Raphael Saadiq & Steve Spacek – Pookie Blue Room

Needless to say that the whole reason for this musical celebration is the release of the Beat Spacek album Modern Streets, available now from Ninja Tune. Also read Laurent Fintoni’s article on Steve Spacek in Fact Magazine.

Africa Hitech – Live at Drake Hotel

Following their XLR8 Podcast some weeks back, Africa Hitech return with another mixtape. Well, this was actually recorded at Toronto’s Drake Hotel some weeks ago and Mark Pritchard decided to share this with the world. The second part shares a couple of tracks with the mentioned podcast, but it’s not the same mix.

01. City Boys Band – Nya Asem Hwe
02. Scratcha DVA – Where I belong
03. D Double E – Bluku Bluku
04. DOK – 8 Barnaza
05. Wiley – Highs and low
06. Trim – Notice now (Pedro 123 remix)
07. Coki – Haunted
08. Riko – Ice Rink Riddim
09. Stush – Dollar sign
10. Silkie – It’s late
11. Joe – Claptrap
12. Gothtrad – New Epoch
13. Jon Wayne – Crumbled Luna
14. Bok Bok – Silo Pass
15. Joker – Trance Girl
16. Coki – Revolution (Not Smiling songs)
17. Mark Pritchard – Elephant Dub
18. House of Deb Players – Shaka the Warrior
19. Champion – Lighter VIP

20. Traxman – Lifeee is forever
21. Cadenza – The Darkest Hype (Phillip D. Kick Remix)
22. Africa Hitech – Out in the streets
23. Africa Hitech – Out in the streets VIP
24. Krampfhaft – Perfect Gain Structure
25. DJ Rashad – Welcome to the Chi
26. DJ Rashad & Gant-man – Heaven sent
26. Jlin – Erotic heat
27. Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
28. LTJ Bukem – Horizons (Phillip D. Kick Remix)
29. Ballistic Brothers – I’ll Fly Away
30. Jay Dee – Y’all aint ready (Mark Pritchard Remix)
31. Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox
32. Slum Village – Raise it up
33. Harmonic 313 – Lion
34. Mark Pritchard/Steve Spacek – Turn it on
35. Cousin Cockroach – This ain’t Tom and Jerry
36. Capleton – In her heart
37. Hudson Mohawke – Scud books
38. Dorian Concept – Toothbrush Portamento
39. Remarc – Sound Murderah
40. YT – England story
41. Krust – True stories
42. Africa Hitech – Light the way
43. Moondog – Viking 1

Download parts one and two and enjoy nearly 2 hours of fine music.

(via 92bpm)

XLR8R Podcast by Africa Hitech

For a moment it felt like the Africa Hitech album 93 Million Miles was released ages ago, but it was only in May when Warp gave us this fantastic record. How good of XLR8R refresh my memory with their all new podcast by none other than the duo of Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek.

XLR8R Podcast by Africa Hitech

XLR8R Podcast by Africa Hitech (download)
01. Traxman – Footworkin’ on Air
02. DJ Tre – Ping Pong Trak
03. Jlin – Erotic Heat
04. Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
05. Cadenza – The Darkest Hype (Philip D. Kick Remix)
06. Africa Hitech – Out in the Streets
07. Africa Hitech – Out in the Streets (VIP)
08. Krampfhaft – Perfect Gain Structure
09. DJ Rashad – Welcome to the Chi
10. DJ Earl – Dragged
11. DJ Rashad & DJ Rome – Dat Shit Huff
12. Dillinja and Berti B – Lion Heart
13. LTJ Bukem – Horizons (Phillip D. Kick Remix)
14. Ballistic Brothers – I’ll Fly Away
15. Formula 7 – Soundboy
16. Marvellous Cain – Roll Dat Shit
17. Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, and Ninja Ford – Bad Boy Lick A New Shot
18. Traxman – Lifeeeee Is For Ever
19. Moondog – Viking 1

As always, XLR8R lets you choose between MP3 and high quality MPEG4 audio.

Mixtape Monday #24

It would be a bit hard to believe you’re already through with the weekend mixtapes, but here are some new ones anyway.

Among the most anticipated album this autumn (meh!) is certainly Blue Daisy‘s debut full length The Sunday Gift. He gave us an impression on Mary Anne Hobb’s radioshow the other week, now you can listen again on Mixcloud.

The latest FACT podcast comes from Jamie xx and there’s no way around it!

Paul White‘s released a new longplayer in August, giving him the time to play some of his influences on the Potholes podcast.

Amsterdam’s Tom Trago is a figure we’ve been sporting since his debut album came out some years ago. He also knows how to DJ and he proves it on this new mix for URB Magazine.

There’re are too many good radio shows on this planet, here are three worth checking out. Ital Tek plays some records on the Donky Pitch show, and Rinse had Africa Hitech and Floating Points spinning.

I know some of you have mixed feelings about Ricardo Villalobos, but this recording from Romania’s Sunwaves festival really is something.

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.

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!

Africa Hitech – Glangslap

As if you haven’t marked May 10th in your calendar yet, Warp Records is reminding us of the release of Africa Hitech‘s debut album 93 Million Miles with a free track. That should make it relatively bearable to get through the next two days – before you can pick up a copy in the shop of your choice.

To download the track Glangslap, head over to the all new Africa Hitech website and register with your email. Or simply stream the entire album from SoundCloud.

Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles

Only one track to preview here, but it’s all about the details that follow. Africa Hitech, the duo of Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek, finished their debut album called “93 Million Miles” and have it scheduled for a release on May 9th on Warp Records.

01. 93 Million Miles
02. Do U Wanna Fight
03. Out In The Streets
04. Future Moves
05. Glangslap
06. Our Luv
07. Spirit
08. Light The Way
09. Foot Step
10. Cyclic Sun
11. Don’t Fight It
The artwork comes once again from Andy Gilmore, who was already responsible for the design of the previous EPs.

We’ll update this post once further details make it through, until then feel free to come back to listen to this track.

Update You can actually buy the track Out in the Streets upfront from Bleep

April 4, 2011 As we’re nearing the release date, Warp has put an album sampler in their SoundCloud

Africa Hitech Live at Deviation

Here’s a live-set recorded at one of Benji B’s monthly Deviation parties and coming. Africa Hitech were playing last November, that is Mark Pritchard spinning records and Steve Spacek on MC duties.

Africa Hitech Live at Deviation © Fatsarazzi
01. Alhaji K. Frimpong – Kyenkyen Adi Mawa
02. Fela Kuti – No Agreement
03. The Funkees – Akula Owu Onyeara
04. City Boys Band – Nya asem hwe
05. Harmonic 313 – Lion
06. Harmonic 313 – Bazooka riddim
07. Hudson Mohawke – Cypress Phil
08. Harmonic 313/Wiley – Scar
09. Danny Breaks – Jellyfizzle
10. Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox
11. Machine Drum – Carry the weight (Bok Bok remix)
12. Wiley/MJ Cole – From the drop
13. Dubbel Dutch – Anaconda (Tribal Guarachero Mix)
14. Zed Bias – Subsonicfreedom skyank
15. Africa Hitech – Blen remix
16. Africa Hitech – Boingy
17. Africa Hitech – Caveman Style
18. Coki – Treetrunk
19. Mala – Eyes VIP
20. Silkie – 80s Baby
21. Dok feat. Terror Danjah – West Coast
22. Sbtrkt – Readysetloop
23. House of Deb – Shaka the Warrior
24. The Revolutionaries – Kunte Kinte
25. Mad Professor – 6 Million Dub
26. Mala – Education
27. Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles
28. Africa Hitech – Out in the streets
29. DJ Roc – One Blood
30. DJ Rashad – Who’s the Coldest
31. Dillinja and Berti B – Lion Heart
32. Splash – Babylon
33. Ray Keith – Dark Soldier (Back in the day mix)
34. DJ Zinc – Super sharp shooter
35. DJ Krust – True stories
36. Spacek – Eve (Dilla remix)
37. Vicky D – This beat is mine
38. Fingers Inc. – Distant Planet
39. Africa Hitech – How does it make u feel
40. Steve Spacek – Alone in the sun
41. Steve Spacek – Dollar
42. J Dilla – MJ Tribute

Benji B was so nice to share this recording with you, so why don’t you go and grab the download?

Africa Hitech – Hitecherous

The second EP by Africa Hitech, the collaboration between Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek, is set for a release in late June. Warp has just posted first previews on their website.

“Keeping the pressure on after the digital dancehall minimalism of Blen – which drew frenzied comparisons to everyone from Wiley to Basic Channel and Vybz Kartel – this new 6-track bomb will rattle more than a few rooftop aerials.”

Here’s a look at the tracklist:01. How Does It Make U Feel
02. Said Speed
03. Lash Out
04. Boingy
05. One Two
06. One Two (Instrumental)

Like the cover of Blen, the beautiful artwork was created by Andy Gilmore. Hitecherous will be out on 2×12-inch and digital release, both can be pre-ordered from Bleep.

Harmonic 313 on Viral Radio

Got to thank my man Creaminal for pointing out to me the latest show of Viral Radio. This week, Juha and Cinnaman have very special guest Mark Pritchard, who brought lots of new music from his new Africa Hitech (with Steve Spacek) project and some new Harmonic 313 bits as well.

01. Hudson Mohawke – Fuse
02. Noah D – Serious
03. Joker – Output one and two
04. Kode 9 – Time Patrol
05. Lorn – Until there is no end
06. Mala – Level nine
07. Drank Instrumental – Electrik Red
08. Harmonic 313 – LFO
09. Harmonic 313 – Dutty
10. Harmonic 313 – Lion
11. Africa Hitech – One two
12. Mark Pritchard | Wiley – Scar
13. Mark Pritchard – Elephant dub
14. Untold – Stop what your doing
15. Africa Hitech – Boingy
16. Africa Hitech – Step
17. Claus Speeed – Don’t Ever Antagonize The Horn
18. Eprom – Zoning (Instrumental)
19. Hudson Mohawke feat. Wednesday Nite – Paint The Stars
20. Hudson Mohawke – Acoustic Lady

All in all, this show is something you don’t want to miss. Fortunately, all Viral Radio shows are available for download on their SoundCloud page.