Analogue Monsta – Conversion Theory

It must have been about a year since work on the Analogue Monsta album has first been announced, now the duo of Suzi Analogue and Tokimonsta have completed Boom. I’m not sure what I expected from the project, but since I liked both artists’ solo efforts, I expected something better. The album clearly has its ups and downs and in my opinion it doesn’t get any better than the track above.

If you’re interested in hearing the rest of it, you can stream the Boom in its entirety on SoundCloud or download it for free from Scion A/V.

Weekend Mixtapes

Remember when there was a new Nosaj Thing article every week or so? It has been rather quiet lately and that could only mean the Los Angeles-based producer is working on a new album. He recently put together a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs and it indeed contains some new material.

Another album to look forward to is Jimmy Edgar‘s Majenta on Hotflush. On that occasion, the Berlin-based producer sat down with URB Magazine for an interview and mixtape.

A third album to look forward to is the collaboration between Tokimonsta and Suzi Analogue: Analogue Monsta. Scion A/V just sponsored their new video, now it’s Suzi doing a little mix for Okayplayer.

The latest oki-ni podcast offers a warm-up mix from Jackmaster & Ben UFO, recorded live at Amsterdam’s Trouw earlier in the year.

New Pixelord mix for Pixelatique, King Britt for Self-titled, and ISAN’s Easter Mix for something more different.

I guess, the latest Benji B Sci-fi Special deserves a mentioning of it’s own, especially if you liked his Space Odyssey mix from some years back. Support it on the BBC iPlayer before you download it, will you?

And lastly, let me share Frequency Module Volume 1 by our good friends Two Hungry Ghosts.

Weekly Bits 22/2011

As we’ve lost one of the greatest, Gil Scott-Heron, many people dug out their favourite records and payed tribute. Check these from Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Twit One, Black Classical, Ennio Styles, DJ Mayhem, Cookin Soul, Melting Pot or the previously recommended JJ Smoking Sessions. There are probably 500 more of these, but maybe you should start buying his albums instead – if you don’t have them by now.

The city of Munich will host an exhibition on electronic pioneers Kraftwerk later this year in autumn. I’m particularly interested in its catalogue, Kraftwerk: 3D, which should make it to regular bookstores around the world.

FACT Magazine had quite some exciting album news this week, including Zomby’s Dedication, Silkie’s City Limits Vol. 2 and Björk’s iPad album. There were some links up for a stream of Zomby’s album, but they currently don’t seem to work

Frsh Slcts not only put up the second part of the Analogue Monsta Mix, you can also get a free Suzi Analogue EP from the same link.

More free music comes from Georgia Anne Muldrow, who gives away last year’s SomeOthaShip via Bandcamp

Aus Music’s Midland did an exclusive mixtape for URB Mag. So did Dego for W Hotels, but it’s kinda hard to find (click on Living Room, then switch to playlist mode.) Lastly, here is another Kutmah mix for the Sketchbook radio show.

Let’s go back to Gil Scott-Heron one more time: Ninja Mixdump just posted an old concert from 1977. You can listen to the stream on Mixcloud or find the download link over here.

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!