As the weekend is about to kick off, the internet has a very special selection of mixtapes this week. Let’s have a look at them.
With his much anticipated third album Nebula Dance finally in stores, Brighton’s Ital Tek is about to tour the U.S. in the coming weeks. He also did a mixtape for Self-titled Mag and picked his 10 favourite footwork tracks for Dummy.
Another album to look out for is Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe’s Kidsuke, which will be out on November 2nd. In the meantime, check out their mixtape for Finest Ego’s Monthly Mix.
I just realised it’s been way over a month since we last had a dedicated mixtape post. This was an easy choice to make, being a fan of both Jneiro Jarel and DOOM, who just released one of the best hip-hop records this year: Keys To the Kuffs. The guys at Dazed Digital made this one happen, and it’s accompanied by a little interview worth reading.
01. Cash Money And Marvelous – Ugly People Be Quite (Intro)
02. JJ DOOM/Tears For Fears – Winter Blues/Head Over Hills (Jneiro Jarel Re-Edit)
03. Zulu Beats Show (Whbi) 1981 (Jneiro Jarel Re-Edit)
04. JJ DOOM/Portishead – Guv’nor/Sour Times (Jneiro Jarel Re-Edit)
05. Doom – Gazzillion Ear (Dr. Who Dat? Remix)
06. Jneiro Jarel – Get Yuh Own Vs Beetle Juice
07. Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric
08. JJ DOOM – Rhymin Slang
09. JJ DOOM – Rhymin’ Slang (JJ Tron Remix)
10. Gray – So Far So Real
11. JJ DOOM – Retarded Fren
12. Glows In The Dark – Bennie (Revisted By Jneiro Jarel)
13. Björk – My Juvenile (Jneiro Jarel’s Minimal Animal Remix)
14. Jneiro Jarel – Dark Moon/Cafe/Dr Doom (JJ & DJ Jamad Edit)
15. JJ DOOM – Dawg Friendly (Outro)
16. Aeb/JJ DOOM – Chea Chea/Banished (feat. Jneiro Jarel & Karen Gibson Roc) (JJ Mash Up)
17. Jneiro Jarel – Bird Charm
18. JJ DOOM – Bite The Thong (feat. Damon Albarn)
On the downside, this one is only available for streaming, but of course there are always ways…
There’s probably no need to tell anyone that the long awaited collaboration between Jneiro Jarel and MF DOOM will hit the stores on August 21st. And you have probably streamed the entire album by now (otherwise click above!) and already know about its greatness.
So let me give you a couple of other updates you might have missed. There was plenty of press, including noteworthy interviews in FACT Magazine and Spin, as well as this article in the Guardian. Next up is a rare DOOM DJ-set on August 24 at London’s Concrete, followed the duo’s first live performance at Bestival. I’m sure you can hear bits from the album on that huge Medicine Show gig later in October (also in London), otherwise there’s another official JJ DOOM show later in November.
You can already get Fauna on LP, a CD is set to follow soon. For a real bargain, check out the special packages including a poster and the previously released 7-inch. Again, this is available with LP or CD option.
Los Angeles based label Alpha Pup has sent me some amazing new albums over the last couple of weeks, both their own output and from other labels they distribute, like Brainfeeder or Elm&Oak. I previously reviewed the latest (and greatest) from Daedelus, but I didn’t have time for more. So here is some catching up.
As reported, Alex B‘s debut Moments will be out tomorrow. You have heard some of his beats on the Brain Food mix before.While mostly instrumental, the album also has vocals from Count Bass D, Lilla D’mone and Sunk1.
The tracks on Moments are intricately crafted with painstaking care and attention to detail — a careful mix of analog and digital sounds elevated by imaginative samples and the insight of a classically trained musician. The result is a blend of timeless warmth and future beats.
You might also want to check out the official teaser video for the album.
New music from Jneiro Jarel will surface next week. His new EP “Android Love Mayhem” is probably the most promising of all mentioned releases.
The track above is a first teaser, you can download it from the XLR8R website.
Another week later and you get a new one from Take, his latest album called Only Mountain.
A dense and groundbreaking work, Take’s Only Mountain stands as a staggering collection of gorgeously brilliant melodies and deep subharmonic bass. Truly future music towards a brighter end.
“Only Mountain” will be out on April 20, 2010.
As you can see, there’s quite some new music for beat enthusiasts and fans of anything coming out of (or through) Los Angeles. Looking into the future, Alpha Pup has even more to come. Watch out for new music from Lorn (Brainfeeder, May 25), the Precious Cargo EP from FLYamSam (Brainfeeder, TBA) and a remix album of Nosaj Thing‘s debut Drift.
In the meantime, have a look at the free music from Alpha Pup. I will keep you posted on some of the mentioned releases once there’s more to say.
It’s Christmas Eve tomorrow, so a lot of you people will take a plane, a train or the car to be with your family or friends. While us people in the southern hemisphere are sweating in the departure lounge, low temperatures and snow-storms are making it uncertain if you will make it in time. In other words, travelling is usually not the nicest thing and music on the radio is usually crap (especially during Christmas).
To improve the comfort of your journeys, I have compiled a list of mixtapes you should copy on your iPod before you leave. After all, these should make you forget about time.
First, here’s a month old mixtape from Mono/poly, which just caught my attention (thanks ▲irhorn!). It was made for the Ficus podcast series and can be downloaded via their SoundCloud page.
London’s Warm crew once again have some great mixtapes for you, the latest coming from Mark E. Check their sites for more new mixtapes from Move D and Faze Action!
The 499th episode of Beats In Space feature two great producers in one show: Detroit legend Juan Atkins and the UK’s Ashley Beedle. You can download both mixes from the BIS Website.
Next up is a mix from Jneiro Jarel, that already got some attention on the net. On Can I Dub Your Tape? No! he surprises with a selection of dubstep and other bass-heavy music, a tracklist is available here.
Romania is known to have cold winters, hence TRG stayed in to put together a mixtape for all of us. His Arctic City Mix is available from his website.
I also want to mention that all mixes from LuckyMe are now available as proper podcast (iTunes link).
Enjoy the music and have a save trip. Merry Christmas!
Dec 24, 2009 I’m no different than the others, so here’s some shameless self-promotion: Check the new podcast from Fulgeance!