Weekend Mixtapes

Following that MoMA podcast from some years back, Prefuse 73 returns to the museums with a new mixtape recorded at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday.

We gave you an Alexander Nut mix earlier this week, now here’s another one put together for the guys at Hyponik.

Waiting for a recording of Jneiro Jarel’s set at Boiler Room isn’t so bad when you get DOOM‘s set instead. That’s right, the masked rapper played there for 60 minutes last week.

This is not the first time we share one of Sotu The Traveller‘s mixes, and being huge fans we’d like to point you to his new one for fashion/design blog Ajanaku.

With his new album Lineage out on Ghostly since January, Shigeto put together a mixtape containing nothing but music from the label.

Two more uptempo mixes to finish this off. Greymatter did a mix for the Get Some podcast and Scuba played a two-hour set for Beatport.

Mixtape Monday #27

Good mixtapes have been scarce and while I’m not aware of too many, here are a few I’d like to share with you.

To celebrate the launch of the Hinge Finger label, Joy Orbison did a little mix that you can stream here or download there.

You might have heard about DJ Spinna’s The Best of MdCL mix by now, but there are some more Mark de Clive-Lowe related items. For once the Los Angeles based producer was invited to play at Low End Theory, and then there’s a new mixtape to promote his own night called Church.

Ahead of the TIEF new year’s party, Greymatter has done a mix for them. And you better be quick on that one, as they usually vanish after a few weeks.

If you’re looking for something more quiet, check out this one put together by Jon Hopkins.

For those remembering Sven Swift’s jazz mix from a while back, check out his latest for Find Magazine.

And as a little bonus, here’s a free download of AD Bourke‘s beat tape released back in 2008 on Domu’s TrebleO label.

December 20, 2011 Let me throw in two more mixes: Beat Dimension’s Danny Corn X ASG and another by Julien Dyne!

Weekly Bits 41/2011

As John Cale is about to release a new album on Domino, he talked to The Quietus about Stockhausen, Velvet Underground, Warhol and the present day.

In all quietness, I’ve added the second part of Erykah Badu‘s Out My Mind Movement video to the original post. Thought I’d let you know!

The King Midas Sound mix for FACT Magazine is one of those that stayed on my iPod since it came out two years ago. Glad they are back with a new one for Dummy Mag.

More recommended mixtapes are Mixmag’s Mix of the Week by Brighton based Greymatter, and Throwing Snow‘s exclusive mix for Dazed Digital.

I’ve kept my favourite finding to end this post: Mikuś Musik uploaded some truly classic radioshows, all of them aired around the year 2000. These include 4hero sitting in for Gilles Peterson, Phil Asher talking to Dominic Jacobson about the first Modaji LP (!), and shows from IG Culture, Patrick Forge and Kirk Degiorgio. You need each and every one of these shows!

Greymatter – Wolf Mix

Coinciding with today’s release of the first Wolf Music compilation I Wanna See All My Friends At Once, Dazed & Confused presents an interview with label heads Matt Neale and Stu Clark. On top of that you also get to see the new Greymatter video and an exclusive mixtape from the man.

01. 6th Borough Project- Find A Way (Original Mix)
02. Hot Toddy feat. Danielle Moore – Won’t Let Go (Erdbeerschnitzel Remix)
03. Hunee – Took My Love
04. Jayson Brothers – Monster Box
05. Ethyl & Huxley – Reflexions
06. Julio Bashmore – Batty Knee Dance
07. San Soda – Let’s Go
08. MK – Burning (Original Vibe Mix)
09. Art Of Tones – Too Much
10. Kenlou – The Bounce (Original Mix)
11. Greymatter – Tesla
12. Julio Bashmore – Ribble To Amazon
13. KRL – I Wanna Be With You

Pure quality house music on this one. Hit download, press play and check out the interview.

Mixtape Monday #20

I haven’t been feeling that well lately, but that also means I had a lot of time to go through some mixes. This week I want to catch up on some I’ve been enjoying in the last couple of days.

My favourite comes from FaltyDL, who is also one of my favourite producers these days. He’s got a new album coming out this year and talked to Dummy Mag about that. And yes, he also made them a pretty good mix. No tracklist, but I’ve spotted some bits by Floating Points and Oriol.

Coming in as second is this live recording by Greymatter, who’s been playing in São Paulo the other week. The whole thing was recorded and is now available from his SoundCloud page.

Last week, Benji B had a chat with the legendary Carl Craig on his radio show. For me that show was a first highlight of the year, as they revisited some of my favourite music and Carl had some nice stories to share (I never heard that Recloose story in detail!) While the show is still on the iPlayer (where you should always support your favourites), you might want to download the show for later.

While we’re at Carl Craig, you might also want to get your hands on the Essential Mix.

If you prefer some darker sounds, check out Untold‘s guest mix for Clash Magazine, it’s been around for a while already. And for more of that soun check Pinch‘s contribution to the Resident Advisor podcast.

An all guesmix for Spine Radio comes from Seiji, who plays a similiar selection as on his recent SEIJI3 Promo Mix.

Austrian producer Innaseen has sent me some of his music in the past, but I never got around writing about it. His Train Wreck Mix for RBMA Radio is something I don’t want to leave unmentioned.

Lastly, here’s the all new FACT Podcast, put together by another hero of mine: Photek, whose comeback already made a major impact this year.

The Great Wah Wah Giveaway EP Vol. 1

On the occasion of their upcoming live show at London’s Scala, the UK’s Wah Wah 45s is giving away a free EP for a limited time. It features music from band performing the night and gives you a first listen to Greymatter‘s remix for Stac.

You should get this from Bandpage while it’s available. There’s also an exclusive mix by Scrimshire available on Mixcloud and of course you can still buy tickets for the night if you’re in or around London!

Greymatter – Only To Fall

One of the most infectious tracks of the year for me, I instantly fell in love when Greymatter sent me this. You’ve heard it before on the latest podcast now it’s finally available in stores and it’s a vinyl exclusive release!

Also on the record are three tracks from different artists, all of them in housier territories. Whether you like the others or not, you just know you need to get yourself a copy. Juno will ship it on Monday.

Weekly Bits 24/2010

Despite the ongoing World Cup, I think it’s time to revive that old fashion of weekly bits again.

With Form, producer AFTA-1 presents his latest art project: 100 cassettes with all new music, each wrapped in 1/100th piece of a painting. And if you threw your last walkman away 15 years ago, you can get a digital version as well!

Mixtape-wise, I was mostly listening to the latest Beats in Space show with Kompakt head Michael Mayer (and his set from Sunday Best) or James Holden’s guestmix for the XLR8R Podcast. You might also be interested in this free Jeremiah Jae mixtape or the Kirk Degiorgio podcast for Bleep43

New in stores are the Break Off EP by SBTRKT & Sampha with two tracks first heard on their Worldwide appearance, a picture disc (!) by Jimmy Edgar with a nice Kyle Hall remix, or a new one from Martyn on Ostgut Ton. You might also want to check out the debut album from Swede:art, now available on CD and download.

Recommended free tracks come from Kelpe, fLako and Greymatter.

If you’re into photography, have a look at these portraits by Morgan O’Donovan. He’s had the likes of SBTRKT, Pariah, Brackles, Sinden or Greenmoney in front of his camera.

A bit older, but never mentioned: Flying Lotus interviews Ikonika, SBTRKT mix for Benji B.

Greymatter & Domu – We Are One (Mr. Lager Remix)

Following his album Mind Over Matter and the first batch of remixes, UK’s Greymatter currently prepares a 12-inch with even more remixes.

You might have heard the snippets on his SoundCloud page. Apart from the Mr. Lager remix, the 12-inch will sport tracks from Altered Natives, Milyoo and Klic. The release date is mid-July and there will also be a digital version available.

Mixtape Monday #11

Resident Advisor have a little anniversary to celebrate, their 200th podcast went online today. It was put together by no other than Detroit legend Carl Craig.

The guys from Warm have another great offering this week, a mix from Chris of Amsterdam’s label (and record-store) Rush Hour. It focuses on early Chicago house and comes with a nice interview.

Also hosted by Warm is this new mix by Alex From Tokyo, called NYC Edition.

Greymatter has completed the third of his 2Steppin Into Tomorrow mixes, featuring new music from Seiji, Cosmin TRG, Floating Points, Roska and more.

Another live-recording from the recent Brainfeeder Session in London has shown up, this time it’s the set from Nosaj Thing.

Andrew Meza’s BTS Radio had a guestmix from Lone, which you can grab here.

Some old bits can be found on Luke Vibert’s UK Hardcore Rap mix or this Autechre live-set from 1996.

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.

Mind Over Matter Ableton Jam

Greymatter’s collaboration with Domu was posted last week, now there is an extended preview to the forthcoming album “Mind Over Matter”.

And here’s a look at the tracklist:01. ….
02. Back In The City (feat. Kev Luckhurst)
03. Raw Root
04. Watch This (feat. Domu)
05. Eu Fumo (feat. Deize Tigrona)
06. Grot
07. When I Was Lost
08. Too Much
09. Bunda
10. Essay
11. Mind Over Matter
12. Everybody Needs A Nemesis
13. We Are One (feat. Domu)
14. Believe In Something (feat. Heidi Vogel) (TRG Remix)

You might also want to check out the full track Eu Fumo. The album will be out in February on Unique Uncut.

Greymatter – We Are One

A true banger comes from the man called Greymatter. His debut album Mind Over Matter will be out in mid-February on Unique Uncut, a first teaser is this cooperation with Domu.

On the flipside comes another track with Domu, both of them will be available starting tomorrow. The digital release has been spotted on Soul Seduction and Juno. Will there be a physical release? I can’t answer this yet, but sure hope so!

Greymatter Edits & Reworks

Here is a track you might remember from back in April, it’s a rework by Greymatter of some classic Azymuth material. I mention it again, as it’s part of his “Edits & Reworks” collection, which you can now download for free. Another favourite is the rework Easy Money, so make sure to grab the entire pack.

Next up should be Greymatter’s debut album, it’s supposed to drop in February 2010. You can listen to some snippets on his SoundCloud page.

(via PMOI)

Weekly Bits 36/2009

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.

Also out now is Mayer Hawthorne‘s debut album A Strange Arrangement, if you hurry up you will get a free 4-inch record on top. His label Stones Throw has also posted a new remix from Astronote, which you can download for free!

More free tracks this week come from Seiji and Greymatter. K15 has two remixes of Dabrye and Radiohead to share, and Vikter Duplaix also has beautiful new song to give.

Slate Magazine compiled the best (and worst) movie appearances of the Miles Davis‘ epic Kind of Blue. S have a look at Miles at the Movies.

Sonic Router did a review of an album I’m really looking forward to, Unbalance by 2562 (also known as Dogdaze or A Made Up Sound).

Suneel Jethani of Cyclic Defrost is in conversation with Dabrye and Charlie Dark on this article on post-Dilla hip-hop.