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.
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
For the latest Beats in Space radio-show, host Tim Sweeney invited Innervisions artists Henrik Schwarz and Âme‘s Frank Wiedemann. I havn’t yet downloaded the show myself, but I guess the tracklist speaks for itself.
Henrik Schwarz (live)
01. Equinox – Code 718 (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
02. Detroit Experiment – Think Twice (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
03. Henrik Schwarz – Untitled
04. Kuniyuki – Dear African Sky (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
05. Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
06. Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band – Man Of War (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
07. Omar feat. Stevie Wonder – I’m Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Âme DJ Set
01. Âme – Setsa
02. Herbert – Birds
03. Anton Zap – Deeper
04. Pressure System – Voices From Planet Love
05. Robert Dietz – B1
06. Mood II Swing – Slippery Track
07. ? – ?
09. ? – ? (Âme Remix)
10. Crowdpleaser – Feelings (Kalabrese Remix)
You can both download or stream the show, just follow this link!e