It’s weekend and I wanted to give you a quick updates on mixes I enjoyed a lot recently:
Untold – Groove Podcast 39
Mr Beatnick – Melbourne Deepcast 129 (interview)
Caribou 7inch Mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide (interview)
Kan Kick – Kan Crates Funk Soul Mix
Lena Willikens – XLR8R Podcast 376
And here are a couple of radio shows:
Spacebass /w LD
PAN #6 /w Bill Kouligas
Moovmnt Radio Show 01
Have a nice weekend everybody!
Four years have passed since these tracks were recorded at various Caribou live shows in Belgium and the UK, now Dan Snaith is selling them for a good cause. What makes this EP stand out is the line-up involved in the Caribou Vibration Ensemble: Four Tet and James Holden on synthesizers, Ahmed “Sinkane” Gallab on drums, a three piece brass section, flutist, and Dan Snaith himself on vocals, synth and electric guitar.
Available on Bandcamp for $3 (or more) with all proceeds going to Gendered Intelligence.
Work on the backend of the site and traveling around have kept me from posting many mixtapes this year, but then again I don’t recall much worth posting. So here is a selection of recommended mixtapes released throughout the month.
About six months ago, we were happy to have Gerry Read contribute to our own podcast series. Since then, the 20 year old Englishman released three much acclaimed 12-inches on the Fourth Wave label. Reason enough for XLR8R to invite him to do their first podcast of the year.
Boiler Room #69 was easily the most successful session to date, with thousand tuned in for the Thom Yorke’s DJ set. The really good sets that night came from others: Lone, Illum Sphere and Jamie xx with Caribou. And it’s the latter’s mix that’s finally available for download.
Two new mixes come from Hyperdub’s own Ossie. The young Londoner guested on GETME! Radio radio-show, as well as on the Hyperdub show on Rinse.
The latest Sonic Router mix comes from Moscow’s Pixelord, interview and download can be found here!
For some proper house music, check out the latest from Linkwood.
And lastly some older mixes. SBTRKT returned to Rinse for his third show, Kuedo did a mix for Motto Distribution, and King Midas Sound contributed to Dummy Mag‘s podcast.
Following Virgo Four‘s stunning Resurrection box set, Rush Hour has released a first set of remixes this week. This is the A-side from Dan Snaith’s Caribou project, the flipside holds a remix by Hunee and the original version.
If you don’t have a copy of Resurrection in your shelf yet, let us also remind you of this megamix by Legowelt, made of nothing but tracks from that album.
Got some good mixtapes piled up, just the right thing you might be looking for in time for the weekend.
Chances are you already heard about the latest Rinse FM, likely because it has been the source of snippets from the latest 12-inch by Four Tet, Burial and Thom York. The show was a back to back mix by Floating Points and Four Tet and it’s available for download.
Next up, we recommend Photek‘s Fireside Chat on RBMA Radio, which is also available from unofficial sources.
We had some Om Unit news this week already, but öet us also mention his recent mixes for Munich Boiler and Glasgow’s LuckyMe label collective.
Kelpe has a new mixtape available and as usual it’s a killer selection of beats and obscure music. Let’s also remind you of the guestmix he’s done for us.
While still listening to Appleblim‘s recent contribution to the Fabric promo mixes, there’s a new one to recommend. This time it’s Eglo’s Alexander Nut on the decks.
For those in love with Blawan‘s mix for FACT Magazine, we also got this recording from Boiler Room. And don’t forget, his new 12-inch is out now on R&S Records.
Gilles Peterson plays at a Japan relief party in London tonight. For those that can’t make it, he’s got a mixtape up for stream or download.
And lastly, let us mention another one from Caribou that became available again, this time mix for Rough Trade made last year.
If you had the luck to see Caribou playing live last year, you probably got your hands on this CD with unreleased tracks. In any other case, you listen to a stream of the whole thing.
Also included in on the same CD is a 47 minutes DJ mix, which you can can download for free.01. Anton Bruhin – Schtandli
02. Brave New World – Halpas Corn Dance
03. Group Inerane – Telilite
04. Alog – Every Word Was Once an Animal (Daphni Mix)
05. Crash Course In Science – Flying Turns
06. Igor Wakhevitch – Rituel De Guerre Des Esprits De La Terre
07. Unknown – Egyptian Wedding (Luxor)
08. Nightlife Unlimited – Peaches & Prunes (Ron Hardy Edit)
09. Bernard Bonnier – Vero-La-Toto
10. Martin Hall – Fishes
11. The Doves – I Shall Be Free
12. Daphni – So Tired Of Crying
13. Thomas Mapfumo – Shumba (Daphni Edit)
14. Daphni – For Arnold
15. Aphrodite’s Child – Break
Caribou will continue to perform live and play DJ-sets throughout 2011, check the tour schedule for details. Also check out the split-single together with Four Tet, it was released only a couple of days ago on Text Records.
Update Dan has just uploaded the Tour CD 2007. And while we’re at it, you might also be interested in the Tour CD 2005.
Coming from Video Marsh collective, which was already responsible for the video to Odessa, the latest from Caribou has landed on several video sites on the internet.
The track is, of course, taken from last year’s Swim album. For a different twist of that, check out this semi-official remix album by Altrice.
Here’s a nice little episode on how things can work out thanks to the internet. In short, the story goes like this: producer takes part in the Caribou remix-contest and eventually wins. The producer in question goes by the name of Altrice, kept in touch with Caribou‘s Dan Snaith and asked if he (or she?) could remix the rest of last year’s Swim album.
01. Siphon Away [Odessa]
02. Only What You Gave Me [Sun]
03. Peace Of Minds [Kaili]
04. Modern Song [Found Out]
05. Abe [Bowls]
06. We Are Not Forever [Leave House]
07. House Feels Empty [Hannibal]
08. Elsa [Lalibela]
09. The Man [Jamelia]
Dan agreed and the result is available as of today. All tracks are available for free download for a limited time. If you’re too late or want to show support, you can buy the album on iTunes.
We already mentioned mixes from Legowelt, Ahu, 8bitch and Black & Blue in yesterday’s weekly bits, today we already got some more to share.
It’s Valentine’s Day and like every year, Hudson Mohawke has put together a special tape for the occasion. Another mix for lovers comes from Krystal Klear, titled Everything is Shit….Except You Love.
With Swim, Canada’s Caribou delivered an album that found itself in many best-of lists by the end of last year. For Resident Advisor, main man Dan Snaith made a contribution to their podcast series.
Earlier this month, Toro Y Moi delivered a mix for FACT Magazine and it’s been a personal favourite of mine over the weekend. Watch out for the new album coming out later this month!
More mixes come from New York based Brendon Moeller, who made a mix for Field Records. Lone has recorded a stream-only mix to promote his show at this year’s Bloc Weekend.
And lastly, we’re revisiting Silkie‘s mix for RBMA Radio, originally aired in 2009.
Update This one just came in, it’s Bullion’s guestmix for Benji B‘s show last week.
The weekly bits are a great way to sum up a week of my Twitter posts. They are also a great excuse for being lazy and not writing articles for a week.
Brainfeeder has posted some give-aways titled Lunch Special II and Lunch Special III this week, fans of Jeremiah Jae watch out! They’re also giving a first preview to the forthcoming album by Austin Peralta, which really sounds like something.
The Leaf label has put together a 7-disc Caribou bundle, featuring previous albums, exclusive tracks and two DVDs. You can order it here.
As mentioned before, the new Pixelord EP will go on sale tomorrow. Read the interview in Knowledge Magazine and enter their competition to win copies.
LA’s Stones Throw is sharing a previously unreleased Jaylib track, well it was released not long ago on Madlib’s Medine Show #11.
Celebrating their 4th anniversary, Fine Art Records are giving away the Fabrice Lig album for free.
Not many mixtapes this week. You probably heard Morgan Zarate‘s guestmix for URB already. You also should have heard the Mark Pritchard podcast for Ho Hum before, if not you can now find it on Mixcloud.
But the best mix I’ve heard in a while is Jamie xx guestmix for Benji B. In case you missed it the first time around, you can still download it.
Thanks to 8bitch for posting Liz Copeland‘s in-depth interview with Drexciya‘s James Stinson. Originally recorded in 2002, just week’s before James passed away. The only ever Drexciya interview!
And finally, here’s a nice series of photos taken by Billy Monk at Capetown night clubs between 1967 and 1969.
I have two mixtapes from New York outfit Sepalcure, that’s Machine Drum together with Percussion Lab‘s Praveen, to share with you. First up is their radio show presented by URB Magazine, the second is an older mix from the Little White Earbuds podcast.
Next up is a mix by Jacques Greene, whose new video we have featured earlier this week. The mix is once again available from URB Mag.
Not a mix, but a free track from the new Fabric 55 mix CD, put together by the one called Shackleton.
Bern’s Sassy J is one of Dimlite‘s closest peers and she has put together a truly great mixtape!
I have mentioned this video of IG Culture aka Son of Scientist interviewing his spiritual father Scientist on Twitter. Apparently, the two also recorded a radio show together.
Benji B showcased three new Photek tunes on his show this week, a fellow blogger recorded that segment and put it on his website.
Lastly, I got a mix by Caribou recorded from FM Brussels in late November.
With Rednose Distrikt and Lukid we had some pretty strong mixtapes last week, not to mention the all new podcast. But time doesn’t stand still, so here’s the latest edition of Mixtape Mondays.
As you know, Mary Anne Hobbs‘ final show was broadcasted last Wednesday. Her guests on the show were Kode9 and Burial, their mixtape is available on Percussion Lab (full show here.)
Fact Magazine continues to put out quality mixes. Following the Four Tet podcast, they put up new ones by Baths and Zed Bias.
The international Worldwide show (as opposed to the UK show) had a guestmix by LA beatmistress Tokimonsta, you can grab the full show from Core News.
More music from Los Angeles comes on the new Low End Theory podcast, with mixes by Daddy Kev and (once again) Baths.
In the past, XLR8R presented a variety of UK based dubstep DJs, but for their latest podcast they had stateside duo Sepalcure.
British blog Allez Allez has a guestmix from Jimmy Edgar, recorded live at Berlin’s Berghain club. And while we’re at it, let me also mention their excellent Caribou mixtape from a while back!
Lastly, I want to mention some classic Brazilian music by the way of HVW8 and Red Rackem‘s guestmix for the OFFtrack radio show.
On July 19th, Domino will release Angel Echoes, the new single taken from Four Tet’s There Is Love In You.
A. Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix)
B. Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins Remix)
Apart from a 12-inch, there will also be a digital release including the remixes of Love Cry and Sing. Until then, you can download the Caribou remix for free!