We started the week with a Mixtape Monday, now it’s the time to think about the weekend. Here are five mixtapes to get you started.
London’s Tempo Clash collective celebrated its first anniversary about a month ago. They’ve been kind enough to record the B2B set by Kutmah and Om Unit. To get a glimpse of the vibe, stream or download the recording.
I didn’t expect Dego to allow his set recorded at the Boiler Room to go online, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week. That’s a must have!
There used to be a new Pete Concrete mix every 6 months or so, but for his latest one he took a bit longer. His new one is called Psycho in Active and it’s as good as always.
George FitzGerald‘s releases on Hotflush and Aus Music are always worth checking out, but there aren’t that many of his mixes available. This week, he’s contributed one to the XLR8R Podcast.
And to round this up properly, check out the new iO guestmix for Hyponik. Just to make sure, iO is not to be confused with these cats!
London-based vocalist Py released a mixtape last Monday featuring eight collaborations with producers that have been featured here every now and then: Throwing Snow (with whom she also recorded Wallow), Damu and George FitzGerald among others.
01. Wonderful World Interlude
02. Lungs (produced by George FitzGerald)
Whispers (produced by iO)
Black Magic (produced by Kadabrah)
05. Crowns (produced by Greenwood Sharps)
Blind (produced by Damu)
07. These Strings (produced by Throwing Snow)
Marigold (produced by Black and White Diamond Tiles)
09. Withdraw the Ambassador (produced by bretonLabs)
All of this runs for about 36 minutes and is available as a free download. In order to get it, you need a Facebook account and become a fan.
Very short, but nicely shot documentary on the Hotflush label. Among the interviewees are Sigha, George Fitzgerald, Machinedrum/Sepalcure, and Scuba himself.
The video was made by ISYS, who you might remember from the Boiler Room football tournament.
Here’s a micro-edition of our popular Mixtape Monday, featuring four new mixes and another we slept on before.
Let’s start this with Ital Tek‘s summer mix for Percussion Lab. The man will be on an extended tour through the United States in October. Listen to the mix and you’ll know why you want to go.
Barcelona based Cardopusher first came on our radar when he released his (highly recommended) album Yr Fifteen Minutes Are Up on Tigerbeat6. For FACT Magazine Portugal he contributed a mixtape containing music off that album as well as some unreleased joints.
George Fitzgerald had some strong releases on Aus Music and Hotflush this year. We also liked his mixes for URB Magazine and Sonic Router. He has made another one, this time for Resident Advisor!
Remember Sonar Kollektiv? They released a podcast mixed by their very own Stee Downes to promote a label night going down in September.
Lastly, here’s one we slept on before. It comes from Braille, who is one half of Sepalcure, and was released for Hotflush’s podcast series earlier this summer.
The good people at Sonic Router premiered this free EP from Golau Glau, consisting of seven tracks in a minimal techno flavour with dubstep influences here and there. Get the music from Bandcamp and don’t miss the the interview.
While we’re at Sonic Router, their latest podcast was mixed by Hotflush’s George FitzGerald and we think you want that.
Another recommended mix comes from Tom Trago, whose new album Iris is finally available in stores around the world. Also check out his podcast for DJ Broadcast.
Former Bugz in the Attic member Seiji was guest on the latest Solid Steel show, you can download his hour long guestmix on SoundCloud.
However, my favorite mix this week comes from Dark Arx signed Gerry Read. If you like a fix of good house music, get this one!
The track of the week comes from New York duo Sepalcure. Their remix for Schools of Seven Bells is a free download on the XLR8R website.
Lastly, here’s a new video from Bibio, whose new album Mind Bokeh is available now (also some nice shirts!)