Weekly Bits 6/2012

It’s been a week full of Dilla, no doubt about that. Like every year, people around the world payed tribute in various ways and I’d like to highlight some of them.

Do the Dilla is a free compilation with tracks from Mr. Dibiase, Ta-Ku, Abby Lee Tee and many others.

Another compilation comes from our friends at Two Hungry Ghosts. It’s called For Dilla and comes with beats from AD Bourke and Mecca:83 among others.

We haven’t heard from Waajeed for a while, but the Detroit-based producer relaunched his Bling47 website with a couple of videos worth checking out. Another good read can be found on Egotripland.com, who talked to Waajeed about his favourite Dilla samples.

I’m sure there has been a lot more. If you came across something worth mentioning, feel free to leave a comment.

In other news, I might interest you in Sonali Aggarwal’s documentary From Jack to Juke: 25 Years of Ghetto House. Runs for about an hour and you can expect what the title says.

The latest episode of Stylin’ has Sampha (of SBTRKT fame) on the show. Highly recommend show, Ennio Styles nailed it once again.

Lastly, witness Frenchman Nemoy as he mashes up Freddie Hubbard with Roy Ayers in this live jam called Everybody Loves Red Clay.

Stylin’ with Underground Resistance

Those of you, who have been visiting this site for some years, will surely remember the Carl Craig special on the Stylin’ radioshow, as I was constantly promoting it as one of the best in its history. My opinion on that hasn’t changed, but here’s a new one that’s just as good and it features another legend from Detroit: Underground Resistance.

01. Timeline – Return of the Dragons
02. Mad Mike – Alpha UR-040
03. UR – Rainbows Over Paradise (The Rain)
04. Atlantis – Words from Atlantis
05. Underground Resistance – Transition
06. Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove
07. George Clinton – Man’s Best Friend
08. Sweat Band – Freak to Freak
09. George Clinton – Atomic Dog (Instrumental)
10. The Martians and Starchild – Starchild
11. Members of the House – Share this House
12. X-102 – Xanadu
13. Mad Mike – Hi-Tech Dreams
14. Underground Resistance – The Theory (Mind Mix)
15. X-102 – Tethys
16. Drexciya – Wavejumper
17. The Aquanauts – Relentless (Xpect no Mercy Mix)
18. Los Hermanos – Galaxy Traveler
19. Underground Resistance – Amazon
20. Final Cut – Now to that’s Funky
21. Underground Resistance – Eye of the Storm
22. Esteban Adame – Aztlan Reclaimed
23. Ican – Caminos del Niño
24. Thee Midniters – The Town I Live In
25. Ican – A Quien
26. Mantronix – Bassline (Instrumental)
27. War – Galaxy
28. The Aztec Mystic – Jaguar
29. DJ Skurge – k@r3ir (54m4r174n h4x0r)
30. DJ Skurge – Slide Skate
31. DJ Skurge feat Juan Atkins – Turn the Knob (demo)
32. Waajeed – Tron
33. Waajeed – Tetris
34. P-Gruv & DJ Dez – Grind
35. UR – Codebreaker (Side A)
36. The Martian – Meet the Red Planet
37. UR – Ma Ya Ya
38. Timeline – The Ghost of Greystone

Like on that other show, you can expect two hours of music from the label and host Ennio Styles talking to Mad Mike Banks, Cornelius Harris, Esteban Adame of Ican, and DJ Skurge. Probably the best history lesson in your life!

The download will be available for a week, so you better hurry up!

February 12, 2012 If you missed the download, there are still some ways to listen to the show!

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.

Carl Craig on Stylin

There certainly aren’t many artists out there, who have been involved in making electronic music for two decades. Carl Craig has been in the business for 20 years already, his first records being released back in 1989!

Ennio Styles of Australia’s Stylin radioshow has recorded a full show dedicated to the Detroit legend, featuring an essential selection of tracks and remixes by Carl Craig, and on top of that you get to hear an interview with him. Big respect, Ennio!

Carl Craig

Stylin with Carl Craig
01. Innerzone Orchestra – Manufactured Memories
02. Psyche – Elements
03. Psyche – Andromeda
04. Psyche – Neurotic Behaviour
05. 69 – Desire
06. Paper Clip People – Oscillator
07. 69 – Ladies and Gentlemen
08. 69 – Microlovr
09. Carl Craig – At Les
10. Carl Craig – A Wonderful Life
11. Maurizio – Domina (Carl Craig’s Mind Mix)
12. Ultramarine – Hooter (Carl Craig Remix v1.25)
13. Carl Craig – Goodbye World
14. Incognito – Out of the Storm (C’s Planet E Special Mix)
15. The Detroit Experiment – Highest
16. Zap Mama feat. Erykah Badu – Bandy Bandy (Carl Craig Instrumental)
17. Innerzone Orchestra – People Make the World Go Round
18. Carl Craig – Twilight (Live in Paris)
19. Carl Craig – Televised Green Smoke
20. The Connection Machine – Bitflower
21. David ‘Fathead’ Newman – Shiloh

I also want to mention this interview with Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald about their collaboration on the Recomposed record.