Blue Daisy – Psychotic Love

37 Adventures, the London-based record label that kicked off with Dahlia Black earlier this year, is currently preparing its 11th (!) release with another Blue Daisy production. If the title track of the Psychotic Love EP is any indication, we’re in for some wonderfully sinister music, though yet revealing another side of one of our favourite British musicians. No release date revealed yet, but when you look at the label’s past rush of releases, I’m sure it’ll be in stores soon!

December 3, 2013 The release date for the EP is February 10, 2014. Also check out this video for the title track!

Blue Daisy – Used To Give A Fuck

I was literally blown away after seeing Ruffmercy‘s last video for Blue Daisy (or the one for House Shoes!), now they’ve teamed up once again with the London-based producer. Used to Give a Fk is the title track from his latest EP on Black Acre, another collaboration with Unknown Shapes and available now on vinyl and various digital formats.

Get your copy from Bleep, iTunes and all good record stores. Also have a look at this t-shirt!

Blue Daisy presents Dahlia Black – Fuck A Rap Song

Listen to the first track from North London’s Blue Daisy under his Dahlia Black alias or better watch its fantastic video. Fuck A Rap Song marks the first release on 37adventures and it’s currently available on iTunes only. And that’s practically all info available on the project right now, but as I said before – just watch the fantastic video!

February 24, 2013 Download a bootleg remix of the track made by Error Broadcast’s Soosh

Black Acre presents Rebuilds

Black Acre is a label to have an eye (and ear) on, otherwise you’d miss out on a lot of good music from a diverse scene of underground producers. Last year’s albums by Blue Daisy or Hyetal have found many fans, and there’s no need to argue about the talents that Fantastic Mr Fox, Lukid, DZA or 1000names are. You find a bit of all that on the label’s new Rebuilds compilation.

Black Acre Presents Rebuilds01. Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (SBTRKT remix)
02. Hyetal – Diamond Islands (Boddika remix)
03. Blue Daisy & Anneka – Raindrops (John Talabot’s Cosmic rework)
04. Hyetal – Phoenix (Fantastic Mr Fox remix)
05. Memotone – Multicolour (Lukid remix)
06. 1000names – Pocket Calculator (Lynx & Hellrazor)
07. DZA – Bullseye (feat Mujuice & Non – Dizz1 remix)
08. Hyetal – Searchlight (Stay+)
09. Blue Daisy & Anneka – Blood Petal Roses (Sunken Foal remix)
10. Von D – Truth (Tes La Rok remix)

Many of these tracks have so far been available on vinyl only, so make sure not to miss it if you don’t collect records. For me, the Phoenix Remix (listen below) makes it worth buying alone.

You can buy Black Acre presets Rebuilds from fine places such as Boomkat, Bleep – or iTunes.

Blue Daisy x Unknown Shapes – Beautiful Nightmare

Following last year’s If I Should Die EP, the ever amazing Black Acre label is about to release the first official collaboration between Blue Daisy and Unknown Shapes. Listen to a first track off their Bedtime Stories EP.

The six-tracker will be out on August 6th, 2012 and it will be limited to only 300 copies on orange vinyl. You can pre-order your copy at Boomkat, Chemical Records or Amazon.

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.

Jamie Woon – Night Air (Blue Daisy Mixture)

Always been a huge fan of Blue Daisy, so I got quite excited when I saw his remix for Jamie Woon. Well, there have been some heavyweight remixes before, but for me this one is standing out – pure deepness!

The remix is part of the digital single for Night Air, which was released back in April already, but Blue Daisy just uploaded it to his SoundCloud page.

Get yourself a copy of the single on Amazon or iTunes.

Blue Daisy vs Tokimonsta – USD

What sounds a bit like that unofficial Flying Lotus remix of Mr. Oizo ($tunt$), is actually a collaboration of the highly talented individuals Blue Daisy and Tokimonsta.

The track will be part of the a forthcoming release on Team Acre, a sub-branch of the Black Acre label. If you like the track, leave them a comment on SoundCloud!

Aug 5, 2010 In the meantime, this has hit stores worldwide. Get the digital release or buy the vinyl at Rush Hour or Boomkat.

Weekly Bits 7/2010

If you like the music featured on this blog and you’ve been out in London, you know Plastic People as the first address for underground music. Be it the FWD parties, Tony Nwachukwu’s CDR events or IG Culture’s CoOp club, they all take (or in the latter case took) place at the same address in Shoreditch. It now seems Plastic People’s license is currently reviewed by the London Police, threatened to close its doors forever. To stay updated on the events and to learn how you can help, join this group on Facebook.

This is what happens, when you try to ignore Valentine’s Days and any related links passed to you on Twitter: I completely overlooked Hudson Mohawke‘s slow jams mix for LuckyMe.

Stumbled across a couple of interviews this week. No Depression’s Jay Hayes had the rare opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Betty Davis. The Okayplayer forum collected questions for Dego of 4hero and 2000Black fame, you can read it on his blog. While we’re at 4hero, let me also mention Knowledge Mag’s Week In The Life of 4hero with Marc Mac.

Lots of videos from the London Red Bull Music Academy are there to discover on their YouTube page. One of the highlights is the concert of Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft at the Royal Festival Hall.

The all new Armchair Dancefloor mix features a guest-spot from Blue Daisy, one of the names to look out for in this year.

Another free download is taken from the highly recommended Mind Over Matter Remixes from Greymatter. You can grab the TRG Remix of “Believe In Something” from his SoundCloud page.

And lastly, I read this article on FACT Magazine with great interest: Basic Channel‘s Mark Ernestus is about to launch a new label called Dug Out, specialized in reissues of classic reggae records.

Robot Koch – While (Blue Daisy Remix)

I’ve said it before, but with music like this I will not get tired repeating myself: Blue Daisy is one of the most interesting producers in the UK right now. This is his latest remix for the new Robot Koch EP, which will be out on February 28, 2010.

If you haven’t by now, go and check out Blue Daisy’s music on SoundCloud. If you wanna get physical, I recommend last year’s Strings Detached EP on Black Acre.

Weekly Bits 2/2010

It’s been a while since the last weekly bits, but now that the new website is complete there should be more time for regular posts.

British duo Autechre are back with a new album. It’s their 10th already and it will be released in March on Warp Records. Titled “Oversteps”, it will be available as a deluxe vinyl edition designed by TDR among other formats. They have also announced a tour through Europe, kicking of on March 11.

Another legendary comeback this year is made by Gil Scott-Heron, whose new album I’m New Here will be released on February 8. You can already have a look at his new video for Me and The Devil.

BlastKid has posted a good read on European Jazz for the LaidBack blog. This is only an appetizer for his forthcoming radioshow, in which he will play the music mentioned.

Stuttgart’s Motor City Drum Ensemble has mixed the latest podcast for XLR8R, in which he plays lots of classic house tracks and a few new tunes as well.

You never go wrong paying Sonic Router a visit, but this week was truly exceptional. Following the Best of Ruffage Sessions came an exclusive mix from Blue Daisy, one of the most exciting names to look out for this year.

The Bleep store has announced a most compelling offer this week, for only 30 dollars/euros/pounds you can buy the Top 100 Tracks of 2009. Be quick, the offer is only valid for two weeks!

If you’re looking for some free music instead, have a look at these unreleased demos from Dwele.

From the previous week is the BBC Live Session from Four Tet. Comes with both audio and video.

Pollyn – Still Love

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Pollyn is the Los Angeles based trio of Genevieve Artadi, Anthony Cava and beatmaker Adam Jay Weissman. Their debut album This Little Night is hard to find outside the United States, though their mixture of hip-hop and indie styles (somewhere between Goldfrapp and Nite Jewel) should easily attract a wider audience.

Still Love is the second single off the album, sounding like a modern Kate Bush wrapped in atmospheric soundscapes and a hip-hop beat. Besides the original version and an instrumental, it comes with three remixes with two of them blowing my mind.01. Still Love (Original Version)
02. Still Love (Sid Roams Remix)
03. Still Love (Débruit Remix)
04. Still Love (Blue Daisy Remix)
05. Still Love (Instrumental)
First up is Paris beatmaker Débruit, who tears up the track to fill it with his monster synth-lines and straight forward beats. The remix from London’s Blue Daisy maintains the atmosphere of the original, but adds much more depth to it. You could easily mistake this for a creation of the Flying Lotus.

I found it very difficult to pick a favourite out of these. In the end I chose the Débruit remix, hoping this would give Pollyn the most attention. Here’s the video for the original version of the song:

Unfortunately, it doesn’t say when and where this is gonna drop. Have them in mind the next time you visit a record-shop, I will add the date as soon as I know!

Dec 7, 2009 In the meantime, I got a response regarding the release-date. The single is supposed to be available as free download as of now. So why not grab my two favourite mixes from above?

Martyn – Hear Me (Blue Daisy Remix)

You might remember Blue Daisy from his recent guestmix for Mary Anne Hobbs, otherwise let me tell you he’s a producer representing the darker sounds of London. Following the remix of Martyn’s Natural Selection, here’s a newer bootleg remix of Hear Me (also taken from Great Lengths).

If you like it, be sure to check out Blue Daisy’s pages on SoundCloud and MySpace. You can also buy his limited 12-inch on Black Acre.