Benji B with Dego

Benji B with Dego © BBC Radio 1

I’m always excited when there’s a chance to listen to a DJ set by 2000Black mastermind Dego. Yesterday the legendary underground producer stepped up for an exclusive mix for Benji B’s show on Radio 1. The tracklist reads as follows:Steve Miller Band – Space Intro
Dego – Dego’s Dancehall Cry
Kelela – A Message
Kaytranada – At All
Hudson Mohawke – Ryderz
GoldLink – Sober Thoughts
Kendrick Lamar – Complexion (A Zulu Love)
D’Angelo – Dreamin’ Eyes (Jay Dee Mix)
Gila Monsta – I Feel Empty
Logos – Glass
Arca – Sad B***h
Onra – Intro
Residence La Revolution – I Am Paint
Icube – 109bpm
Hardrive – Deep Inside (Deep Inside Remix)
Sandy Rivera – Come Into My Room (D Menace Remix) (feat. LT Brown)
Tuff Jam – Tumblin Down
Chez N Trent – The Choice (Witch Doctor Remix)
Floppy Sounds – Entertainment (Carl Craig Remix)
Cousin Cockroach – This Ain’t Tom N Jerry
Dego – Late Night Fright
Lordamercy – New Guitar New Mars
Dego – We’ve Been Here Before
Dego – Feminist Meetings
Dego – Keep It Moving Right
Dego – With Love
Dego – Moths In Wallets
Dego – The Stronghold Of Itharus
Electric Street Orchestra – Scorpio (2000 Black Remix Version 4)
Harmonic 313 – Flash
2000Black – Steady Jam’
Unknown – PimpSlap (Matt Lord Edit)
Philoso – Fist
MonoPoly – Needs Deodorant
Tension in the Ranks – Untitled Demo
Theo Parrish – Cypher Delight
Marcos Valle – Pista 02
Lil Silva – 606
Pangaea – Something In Your Eye
Anthony Naples – Miles
Quest – The Oceans Of Time

Many of those previously unheard tunes are taking from the forthcoming new Dego album The More Things Stay The Same, which will be out via 2000Black on May 26th, 2015. Listen to the preview:

In order to support quality radio, please do listen to the BBC stream while remaining online. This is the best way to support the show (and you can still grab a copy later on!)

Benji B and His String Ensemble

It has been over a year since Benji B took his string quartet into the London night sky, but I always had a feeling there would be more to come. Yesterday night, BBC Radio 1 aired a live performance from Maida Vale Studios, featuring Benji B and an extended 16-piece ensemble playing a selection of tracks his fans should be familiar with.01. Dwele – A.N.G.E.L
02. Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
03. Ossie – Love Crazy
04. Bok Bok – Silo Pass
05. Wiley – Highs n Lows
06. S-X – Bricks
07. Timberland – Ayo Technology (Instrumental)
08. TNGHT – Higher Ground
09. Kanye West – Clique
10. Drake – Headlines
11. Jeremih – All The Time
12. Raphael Saadiq – Skyy Can You Feel Me

You can watch the entire session above or find yourself a recording of the night.

Earl Zinger – The Adventures of Peterson

So last night it’s been for the last time that Gilles Peterson spoke over BBC Radio 1’s ether, and he ended this show with this tribute by his long-time MC of choice Earl Zinger.

Photos from the last ever show are on Facebook and of course you can listen to the show for the next seven days. Gilles’ new 3-hours show on Radio 6 will launch on April 7th.

Pearson Sound Essential Mix

Still can’t get enough of the Jamie xx Essential Mix but you wouldn’t mind something different for a while? I know the feeling and by the look at the tracklist I’m confident that David Kennedy delivers a good follow-up. A selection of techno, dubstep, house and whatever lies in between.01. Helios — Vargtimme
02. Burial — Byc
03. Mr. Fingers — Waterfall
04. Zomby — Tarantula
05. Cos-Ber-Zam — Ne Noya (Daphni Edit)
06. Keith Worthy — Deep For Dayz
07. Levon Vincent — Revs/Cost
08. Unique 3 — Weight For The Bass (3 Ton Mix)
09. Bok Bok & Tom Trago — Pathfinder
10. Auntie Flo — Oh My Days (Pearson Sound re-edit)
11. Armando — Untitled
12. Maurice Donovan — Babeh
13. Objekt — Cactus
14. Marley Marl — Beyond
15. Pearson Sound — Working With
16. Floating Points — Arp3
17. [unknown] — Take The Plunge (Beat Mix)
18. Lou² — Freaky (Zanzibar Mix)
19. Boddika — Up & Dance
20. Vessel — Nylon Sunset (Peverelist Remix)
21. Rod Lee — Get Fresh Groove (Pearson Sound re-edit)
22. DJ Gukwa — Terminator
23. Kingdom — Stalker Ha
24. Ramadanman — Grab Somebody VIP
25. Ordinary People — Baby You Make My Heart Sing
26. Joy O — Ellipsis
27. Logos — King Mob
28. Pearson Sound — Footloose
29. Pinch & Shackleton — Rooms within a Room
30. Helix — Stacks Riddim
31. DJ Rod Lee — Unknown
32. James Blake — Vogue
33. Oneohtrix Point Never — Sleep Dealer
34. ASBO — Asbo 1
35. Random Trio — Troy
36. Mala — Hunter
37. D1 — Subzero
38. Distance — Saints & Sinners
39. Loefah — Rufage
40. Skream — Midnight Request Line (Mala Remix)
41. Benga — One on One
42. Shackleton — New Dawn
43. Kode9 — Stung
44. Joker & Rustie — Play Doe
45. James Blake — Curbside
46. Josh Sixty — Break A Mirrored Leg
47. Dntel — Anywhere Anyone (Pearson Sound Beatless Reduction)
48. Zomby — Labyrinth

As Mary Anne Hobbs once said, you support an artist best by listening to the stream while it’s available. Once offline, you’re invited to download this for repeated listening.

SBTRKT Essential Mix

Apart from the highly limited Sbjekt release, it’s been relatively quiet around SBTRKT. A look at the masked producer’s tour schedule gives us a hint as to why that is. However, he somehow managed to add his name to an incredible streak of Essential Mixes over the last couple of weeks (Julio Bashmore, Modeselektor, James Blake…)

01. SBTRKT – Pharaohs
02. Shed – Leave Things
03. Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
04. Radiohead – Bloom
05. Flying Lotus – Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph
06. Radiohead – Lotus Flower (SBTRKT Remix)
07. Boddika – Grand Prix
08. Blawan – Lavender
09. Joy Orbison & Boddika – Swims
10. Disclosure – My Intention Is War
11. SBTRKT – Wildfire (Objekt Remix)
12. Mosca – Bax
13. Adonis – No Way Back
14. Objekt – Clk Recovery
15. Boddika – Syn Chron
16. Sbtrkt & Sinden – Seekwal
17. Pearson Sound – Stifle
18. Mr Tickle – Grinding
19. Untold – U29
20. Call Super – Timora (Objekt Remix)
21. SBTRKT – Stopover
22. Djedjotronic – Computer Jerk
23. Lone – Raptured
24. SBTRKT – Sanctuar
25. Roy Davis Jr. – Gabriel
26. Mike Dehnert – Isolateur
27. Pixellord – Iron And Cream Pt 2
28. Drake – Fireworks (Deadboy Remix)
29. The Roots – Antiquity (feat. Miguel Atwood Ferguson)
30. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (Sbtrkt Instrumental Remix)
31. Ike Release – Outrun
32. Fantastic Mr. Fox – Over
33. Dark Sky – The Lick
34. Jacques Greene – Another Girl
35. Masters at Work – Blood Vibes
36. Machine Drum – U Dont Survive (Sbtrkt Remix)
37. Roni Size & Reprazent – Destination
38. Sully – Give Me Up
39. Rustie – Surph
40. SBTRKT – Runaway (Essential Mix Exclusive Debut)
41. D’Angelo – Greatdayindamornin’
For the next couple of days you can support the artist by listening to the official stream and after that you can grab yourself a recording of that show.

Jamie xx Essential Mix

It’s once again time to train your ears ignoring the most annoying voice in radio, but the latest Essential Mix from Jamie xx should be worth it.

Orbital – Belfast
Phanes – Lucky Woman
Ifan Dafydd – No Good
Harvey Mandel – Christo Redentor
Koreless – Lost in Tokyo
Floating Points – Sais
Wiley – Colder (Instrumental)
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Untitled
Pearson Sound – Untitled
DJ Deeon – Fine Hoes
Luke Vibert – Analord
New Look – Janet
John Tejada – Unstable Condition
Univac – Untitled (Track 1)
Aardvarck – Nosestep (Original Mix)
Jean Jacques Smoothie – 2 People
Instra:mental – Pyramid
Grimm Limbo – Fortune Favours the Brave
R A G – Rage (Spaventi &Aroy Raw Mix)
Ronnie Dyson – All Over Your Face
Jamie xx – Far Nearer (Bootleg)
Axel Boman – Purple Drank
Loosse – About You (feat. Yolanda)
Anette Party – Moreno (feat. Anita Coke)
Gino Soccio – Dancer
Mr Beatnick – Synthetes
Funke, Sacha vs Nina Kraviz – Moses (Stimming Remix)
Jamie xx & Gil Scott Heron – I’ll Take Care of U (Special DJ Version)
Genius of Time – Houston We Have a Problem
Austin Eterno/The xx – I Remember Shelter
James Blake – Libra (Edit)
Pangaea – Bear Witness
Holly Miranda – Slow Burn Treason
Peter Horrevorts – Siren
Chuck Roberts – My House (Acappella)
Virgo Four – Do You Know Who You Are?
Morning Factory – Diane’s Love
Karen Pollack – You Can’t Touch Me (Roc &Kato Vocal Beat Trip Mix)
War – The World Is A Ghetto (Special Disco Mix)
Marshall Jefferson – Mushrooms (Justin Martin Mix)
Radiohead – Bloom (Jamie xx Rework)

As usual, Core News have a copy for those who like to keep a good mixtape.

SBTRKT & Sampha – Heatwave

You have probably heard this one on the latest show from Benji B, but SBTRKT just posted this to his SoundCloud page. It’s a new track with Sampha, recorded live on the show and I love those rolling drums towards the end.

The entire show is still available on the iPlayer, recordings of the show are also in circulations on the usual sites.

Benji B’s J Dilla Tribute Shows

Looks like Benji B is finally starting to use his SoundCloud account properly. Only yesterday we mentioned that Africa Hitech recording, today we have to mention two J Dilla tributes.

The first mix was aired in February 2006, only a few days after J Dilla passed away. A year later, Benji put together the J Dilla Inspirations Selection in which he plays some of the music sampled by the legendary producer.

Click on the tiny arrows in each player to download each show to your computer.

Flying Lotus in for Benji B

As I’ve been away for a couple of days, let me start this week by posting some essentials from the last couple of weeks. Like this recent Brainfeeder takeover of Benji B’s radioshow. There were some excellent substitutes before, Domu comes to mind of course. With appearances from Teebs, MatthewDavid, Samiyam, TOKiMONSTA or label head Flying Lotus himself, it should be needless to say that this show is something really special.

Matthew David
Oscar McClure Contingent — Uh_idk
Matthew David — Know you’re not alone
Matthew David — Noche y día / San Raphael
Matthew David feat. Dogbite — International
Matthew David — All you’ll never know

Teebs ft. Gaby Hernandez — Long Distance
Teebs — While You Doooo (Extended Version)
Teebs — Double Fifths
Teebs — Arthurs Birds
Bullion- Are You The One
Teebs — Humming Birds

Flying Lotus
Flying Lotus — Wax
Bilal — Levels
Pudge — Yung Infamous
Thundercat — Jamboree

Austin Peralta and Band (Live)
Austin Peralta and Band — Really
Austin Peralta and Band — Superfresh

TOKiMONSTA — Fall Dreams
TOKiMONSTA — Stigmatizing Sex
TOKiMONSTA — Tuesday (Edit Version)
TOKiMONSTA — Simple Reminder
kidkanevil — Lantern 1 (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)

The Residents — Hello Skinny
AZ — More Money, More Murder, More Homicide
Samiam — Pretend Roti
Master P — ½ On a Bag
Samiam — My Buddy
Roc Marciano — Raw Deal
Samiam — Where Am I?
Mobb Deep — Right Back At You
Raymond Scott — Unknown
Samiam — Dart Gun

Flying Lotus and Austin Peralta and Band (Live)
Flying Lotus — Mcrr
Flying Lotus — Dance of the Psuedo Nymphs
Flying Lotus — Clay – Warp Records

The show has disappeared from the iPlayer in the meantime, so you might want to listen to the stream above or download a copy to keep.

James Blake Live at Maida Vale

We already brought you a video of James Blake‘s live performance at the legendary Maida Vale Studios in London. Now here is a batch of three tracks that were broadcasted by BBC Radio 1.

And those who haven’t heard the leaked copy yet: you must know that James Blake’s self-titled debut album will be out on February 4, 2011.

Digital Mystikz on Experimental

This week’s Mary Anne Hobbs show featured a guestmix by legedary dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz. I’m quite amazed the tracklists includes only one track from the Return II Space LP, this is supposedly unreleased music.01. Martyn vs. Mike Castle – All Night

Digital Mystikz Mix
02. Grace Jones – Love You This Life (Digital Mystikz Remix)
03. Digital Mystikz – Education
04. Digital Mystikz – Marduk
05. Digital Mystikz – Eyez
06. Digital Mystikz – Emergency
07. Digital Mystikz – 2 Much Chat
08. Digital Mystikz – Runway
09. Andreya Triana – Town Called Ob (Digital Mystikz Remix)
10. Digital Mystikz – Enter
11. Digital Mystikz – Animal
12. Digital Mystikz – Enter Dimensions
13. Digital Mystikz – Horrid Henry

14. False – Disease/George Washington
15. Ben Frost – Theory Of Machines
16. Vaccine feat. Riya – Like A Dream

As you might know, Mary Anne has retired from her Radio 1 activities, the last show will be aired next week on September 9th, 2010. In the meantime, the BBC has announced that Benji B‘s will be leveled up from Radio 1xtra to a Radio 1 slot.

Here’s the download for the Digital Mystikz guest part only.

(via Tranquera)

Building the Beat

Philadelphia based producer Starkey was challenged by Mary Anne Hobbs to build from scratch while she is on air with her weekly radio show. Recorded at the Maida Vale Studios, Starkey, his percussionist Reso and singer Anneka managed to complete a track just minutes before the show ended.

The outcome is now available for download. Or you can listen to the entire show for one more day on the BBC iPlayer.

SBTRKT & Sampha on Worldwide

Anonymous producer SBTRKT was Gilles Peterson’s guest on the Worldwide show last week. Together with singer Sampha, he performed a live-session that can already be called a highlight of the year.

01. SBTRKT & Sampha – Evening Glow
02. SBTRKT – Colonise feat. Sampha
03. SBTRKT – Migration
04. SBTRKT – 2020
05. Modeselektor – Art & Cash (SBTRKT Remix)
06. SBTRKT & Sampha – Break Off

If you haven’t been lucky getting one of the limited 12-inches from SBTRKT, there are a couple of regular releases to look out for in the coming weeks. His remix for Berlin-based duo Modeselektor is supposed to come out on February 22, 2010.

Hudson Mohawke Essential Mix

Following the release of his debut album Butter, Hudson Mohawke has already been featured on radio shows like Deviation or Viral Radio. However, it’s safe to assume that many will consider his Essential Mix the best show this year, unregarding how much hate for Pete Tong you got.

Reading the tracklist should be enough to make your jaw drop already. It features two hours of music, including tons of unreleased tunes and enough collaborations to fill the net with gossip for weeks.

Hudson Mohawke01. Loops Haunt – Dusk Mechanics
02. Machine Drum – Sakatak
03. Red – I Should Tell Ya Momma On You [Damfunk Remix]
04. Hudson Mohawke – Bopgunn V1 Instrumental
05. Dorian Concept & Lil Flip – I’m A Balla [Patchwork Pirates Edit]
06. Hudson Mohawke – Fuse
07. Tiago – Babelfish
08. Rustie – Nekoo
09. Starkey – Ok Luv
10. Hudson Mohawke – Ice Viper
11. Hudson Mohawke – Overnight Celebrity
12. Hudson Mohawke – Star of A Story
13. Hudson Mohawke – Are You Feeling Hot
14. Hudson Mohawke – Take My Hand
15. Hudson Mohawke – Still On It
16. Hudson Mohawke – Pipes
17. Hudson Mohawke – Chorduroy
18. Hudson Mohawke – Photo 2
19. Hudson Mohawke – Waldo’s Gift
20. Harmonic 313 – Scar (feat. Wiley)
21. Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
22. Markis Sage – Creature Of Lagoon
23. Redinho – Mo Brap
24. Krystal Klear – Boogie Wan
25. Midnight Star & Usher – Touch That Midas Girl
26. Becoming Real – Get Hype
27. Free School – Grey Goose (feat. Kelis)
28. Ludacris – How Low Can You Go
29. Redhino – Banger
30. Hudson Mohawke – Stay Fresh
31. Lazersword – Trapperkeeper
32. Lil Wayne – I Feel Like Dying [Flying Lotus Mix]
33. KGB Man – Africa
34. Ply Girls – I Could Give You Reasons
35. James Pants – Lickin’ Stick
36. Hudson Mohawke – Twistclip Loop
37. Carl Cox – Let’s Do It
38. Apple – De Siegalizer
39. DJ Seduction – Imp002
40. Becoming Real – New Kids
41. Manix – Head In The Clouds
42. Jjak Hogan – Frequency
43. Machindrum – Carry The Weight
44. Fatima Yamaha – What’s A Girl To Do
45. Nacho Patrol – Futuristic Abeba [Hudson Mohawke Remix]
46. Slum Village – Dirty (feat. ODB)
47. The Pharcyde – Passin Me By [FlyAsPie Remix]
48. Cloud One & Madlib – Unknown Interlude Track
49. SciFi Stu – The Will (feat. Vast Aire)
50. Terror Danjah – Bipolar
51. Joy Orbison – J.Doe
52. Lone – Sharpest View Of The Sun
53. Mwëslee – Eurocarne Snips Track 4
54. Hudson Mohawke – Monde
55. Mike Slott – Snow Birds
56. Dimlite – Cotdam (feat. Pharrell)
57. American Men – AM System
You can listen to the show for the next seven days on the BBC iPlayer or download a copy if you prefer listening wherever you are.

Nov 29, 2009 As Mary Anne Hobbs pointed out, listening on the iPlayer will let the BBC know the people want Hudson Mohawke!

(via Core News)

Floating Points Ensemble Live Session

Last week, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide broadcasted the the Maida Vale Session by the Floating Points Ensemble. Since earlier today, you can listen to an excerpt from that session on FPS’s SoundCloud page.

The long-awaited Vacuum EP should be out on 12-inch through Eglo Records on September 20 is available now.

Update I only mentioned it on Twitter, but there’s a rip of the session floating around as well!