The relationship between the Chicago footwork scene and Kode9’s Hyperdub label deepens with the release of DJ Spinn‘s debut EP. Titled “Off That Loud”, a first video from the EP has been unveiled today, for a track featuring the late DJ Rashad and rapper Danny Brown.
Jessy Lanza‘s music is probably the closest thing to pop-music ever released on Hyperdub, but it’s so seductive that I keep revisiting her album regularly. However, I’m even more excited to hear new music from the Canadian producer such as the track you can listen to above.
“You and Me” is part of Hyperdub 10.2, the second compilation celebrating the label’s tenth anniversary. Out on CD and digital on July 21, 2014!
Hyperdub man Scratcha DVA goes all broken on his latest mixtape uploaded to his SoundCloud page. Despite being called Shazam City Mix, the software was not able to identify all the tracks. Even worse, it includes a couple of tracks I know sitting somewhere in my shelf, but I wasn’t able to identify them all (the Bembé track mixing into Jill Scott bugs me the most!)01. Reel People feat. Darien – Upside (Bugz Dubside Mix)
03. Shokazulu – Hips Don’t Fail Me Now
04. Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks – Stars Shine For You
06. Dego & Kaidi – Acting up on that Shit Don’t Count
07. Vikter Duplaix – Manhood
08. Jill Scott – Golden (Remix)
10. Jazzanova – Soon (Domu Vocal Mix)
11. Shokazulu – Sammy Sebastian
12. DVA feat. Zaki Ibrahim & Metrodome – Solid
13. IG Culture – DJ Power (Use It)
14. The Free Design – Lullaby (J-Nova Remix)
If you’re able to help, feel free to post a comment!
It’s still about five weeks time until the much anticipated Fhloston Paradigm debut album drops on Hyperdub. To get you through that hard time, King Britt and Mike Todd have put together the 10-minute album mix you can watch above. Should you decide to pre-order your copy of “The Phoenix”, you will get an upfront track on both Bleep and iTunes.
When I think of it, it seems like all my favourite records this year were released only within the last couple of months since summer is over. One of those albums is clearly the new Laurel Halo records on Hyperdub. On her mix for XLR8R, the NYC-based artist puts together a selection of music that could have been an inspiration for that making that record.
XLR8R Podcast by Laurel Halo
01. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Something for Trane That Trane Could Have Said (Edit)
02. Escola de Samba da Cicade – Improvisos na Batucada
03. Madteo – Pram Reset
04. TCB – Unchained (KM/MM Mix)
05. Subsaharan Spaceways – Shout
06. Population One – B2 (from A Simpler Form)
07. Matrix – Isthmus #Fast
08. Jam City – Water Edit
09. Boo Williams – Mistical Journey
10. Ken Nordine – Flesh
11. Blk_out – Sergecutty
12. Mass Prod & Herva – Mike vs Speak & Overdub As a Weapon Against Modern Laptop Wanking
13. Smith N Hack – No Gimmicks, No Flash
14. Sleeparchive – 7
15. Laurel Halo – NOYFB (Acapella)
16. Charles Manier – Octopus
17. Vester Koza – Maslo 03B
18. Dalglish – Donsfe
19. NSNT PRJCT – We Invented Dis
20. Ken Ishii – Stretch (Regenerated)
21. Ter(r)a – Underwater Vessel
22. Dresvn – A2 (from Acido 014)
23. Claude Young presents Golem Craft – B2 (from the Of Ages EP)
24. Factory Floor – Turn It Up (Laurel Halo Remix)
Download available in two formats–M4A and MP3–over on the XLR8R website.
Trust me, today we’re giving your weekend plans a special treatment, because ahead of you are some best mixtapes we had in this series so far.
This week, Paul Woolford unveiled the fantastic Soul Music album under his Special Request moniker. If you ask me, it’s a close second to the DJ Rashad album on Hyperdub—but this discussion belongs elsewhere. Today we’re talking about the Special Request mixtape for the XLR8R podcast, a 60-minute journey through oldskool breaks from the likes of Ray Keith, Paradox, Krust, Alpha Omega or Photek. Cleary my favourite mixtape this week!
If the paragraph above got your mouth watery, check out the latest show from the Hessle Audio camp. Ben UFO supported by Hemlock co-founder Andy Spencer!
After endless attempts to win him for a guestmix, Big Up Magazine could finally persuade Deep Medi recording artist Silkie to do just that. Their 75th podcast runs for 90 minutes and sounds like there is nothing but Silkie’s own music on it.
DJ Broadcast keeps the London-Amsterdam connection alive as they received an exclusive mix from Hyperdub-signed trio LV. Again, it runs for 90 minutes and features nothing but remixes by the guys.
Say good-bye to London, it’s time to head for Detroit. The second XLR8R mix we’d like to recommend this week comes from none other than Kyle Hall, who plays music from the cities’ rich heritage.
To end this week’s selection, we’d like to share an older radio mix from Titonton Duvanté. Back in the olden days, the Brooklyn-based DJ and producer almost single-handedly responded to what happened on the other side of the pond in West London, fusing the sound broken beat and Detroit techno. You can find his mix recorded in 2002 on his SoundCloud page.
King Britt makes music under a lot of names, when I think of it, I probably even heard him first under one of his aliases. On Hyperdub, he goes by the name Fhloston Paradigm, put out an EP last year, and -if I remember correctly- there’s going to be a full length release later this autumn. New music only makes sense, now that this new video popped up. Check it out!
Hyperdub’s Scratcha DVA revisited last year’s Fly Juice EP and turned some knobs on the track Walk It Out. Just don’t hope to hear an extended version of the track, for it is actually 30 seconds shorter than the original. What has been extended though is the hypnotizing percussion, drilling itself deeper in your head with every loop. Also, it’s a free download courtesy of Thump, so don’t sleep on it.
Some weeks after hearing Kode9‘s latest cut on Benji B’s radio show, the release from the Hyperdub founder is only a couple of days away. Beside the title track which you can stream in full above, the 12-inch is backed up by another track called Kan on the flipside. You can pick this up at your favourite record store starting April 29, or you can order your copy online at Juno or Boomkat. The digital release should be available on the Hyperdub store by then.
The longer I write about music, the harder it has become to find a good measure between posting stuff as soon as possible and near the actual release date. The snippets for DJ Rashad‘s debut on Hyperdub have been around for a couple of weeks now, the 2×12 EP will see its release on the acclaimed label in about two weeks time. A good time to mention it on this space. To me, footwork has been an on and off thing, but we have a true quality release here – no surpise Kode9 was interested in signing the release. Check out a full review over on the Truants blog!
I’m still a bit suprised that LV‘s 2012 album Sebenza didn’t end up in most of the best-of lists I read, it was certainly one of my most played albums of that year. The London-based trio already released twovideos from that album, their third is for a re-edit for the track Boomslang. Their label Hyperdub also announced an instrumental release of Sebenza, which will be available exclusively from their website.
Stylistically, the new LV video might not be up there with Sebenza, but the tune is so nice I’m going to post it anway. Like the previous video, the track is taken from the group’s new album on Hyperdub and features Cape Town’s kwaito house duo Ruffest on vocals.
One of my favourite albums this year, make sure to check it out if you haven’t by now!
I wish I had the time to keep up with radio shows, but here’s one I have to recommend. Tim’s You’ll Soon Know is on every Monday night and on his latest show his guests are Om Unit and Laurent Fintoni.
And lastly, check this 2003 Four Tet for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide.