Not only has Dabrye resurfaced from years of hiatus, he also remixed Illum Sphere and is about to return with a London show this coming Thursday.
A teaser for all Londoners, a treat for the rest of us, this mixtape by Kutmah is a reminder of some highlights by the Detroit producer. Kutmah will join alongside Patchwork Pirates at Shoreditch’s Basing House. Tickets here (probably sold out by now), download there.
I don’t recall when I was last impressed by the look at the tracklist alone, but seeing Dabrye, Ikonika, Om Unit and Kid Kanevil remixing Manchester’s Illum Sphere is truly impressive. The snippets have been around for a month now, but it wasn’t until this week that the record became available. If you haven’t heard it before, here you go.
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!
Almost forgot about this one (or how it ended up on my drive), but I’m glad I haven’t. Thanks to MF Doom’s distinct voice, Dabrye’s original version from Two/Three has always been a favourite on the album.
The Kode9 remix managed to take the track into a different direction, and the track was still a bomb. That made me think if there’s anything one could do to make this track sound bad (as in horrible). Though it should be possible, I find it quite hard to imagine!
So, it’s probably all about giving it a unique twist, taking it in a new direction – kinda like Kode9 did. Berlin-based producers fLako and Robot Koch stay in hip-hop territory and still manage just to do just this. The outcome is a nice laid back version of Air. Have to play it on repeat a couple of times, as it only runs for a bit longer than 2 minutes!
After a couple of delays due to problems with the pressing, the anticipated new 12-inch from Floating Points is finally available. You can buy your copy of Vacuum EP at Boomkat, Juno or Bleep, full-length previews are available on SoundCloud.