I said it before and I will say it again: please let there be a second Kidsuke album! While we’re nowhere near any news about that, things aren’t as grim as they seem. Kidkanevil, one half of Kidsuke, is preparing his return on Project: Mooncircle with a full solo album. Judging by the track above, it’s safe to assume that this will get us over the dry period before there’s new Kidsuke material. Pheeeew!
If you are one of our more regular readers, you likely heard about the name Kidsuke by now. The project is the brainchild of Tokyo’s Daisuke Tanabe and UK producer Gerard Roberts, better known as Kidkanevil, an admirer of the Japanese culture and member of the Ninja Tune affiliated Stateless. Both are also alumni of 2010’s Red Bull Music Academy in London, where they met for the first time in person and where the idea for a collaboration sparked. Two years later, following many file transfers and two meetups in Tokyo and London, Berlin’s Project Mooncircle has released the album.
Talk about a joint album by RBMA alumnis Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe has been around for a while now, but an official announcement has only been made recently. Since then, Gilles Peterson revealed one of the album tracks, which will premiere on his own Browswood electr*c compilation end of September. As of today, there are some more snippets on Project Mooncircle‘s SoundCloud, the label that will release the full album on November 2nd, 2012. Listen to this!
2. Nanotrees (Out In The Woods)
3. Frogs In A Well
4. School Chimes
7. Sine Flowers
9. Tiny Concrete Block
10. The Other Day We Thought Of Our Friends…
11. Cherry Chimes
13. Harmonics Pt1
14. Harmonics Pt2
15. Super Deformed
16. The Last Train
You can pre-order Kidsuke on 2-LP or digital from Bandcamp or HHV.
The anticipated follow-up to Kidkanevil’s Basho Basho from earlier this year, a remix album titled Basho Basho Remixed Remixed is finally available on his Bandcamp page.
Almost half of the tracks are reworks of his RBMA 2010 fellows, including well established beatsmiths such as LA’s Tokimonsta, Manchester Illum Sphere or Germany’s Swede:art. But there are more favourites among the cast, take Daedelus, Blue Daisy, Daisuke Tanabe or Throwing Snow.01. Lantern 1 (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)
02. Megajoy (TOKiMONSTA’s Unsound Bliss Mix)
03. Setsuko (BUG Remix)
04. Land Of Plenty (Throwing Snow Remix)
05. Drunken Master (Swede:art’s Mind Gone Remix)
06. Tintinnabuli (Om Unit’s Drexciyan Meditation Remix)
07. Minjo (Blue Daisy Remix)
08. The Floating World (Eliphino Remix)
09. When Doves Bounce (Illum Sphere’s Rebounce)
10. Lantern 2 (Cherry Chan + Kiat Remix)
11. Yokai (Daedelus Looks For That Remix)
If you think it’s gonna be hard to pick a favourite, you’re guess is right. I’ve chose Blue Daisy’s remix, to which you can listen below.
You can get the digital release of Basho Basho Remixed Remixed directly from Kidkanevil‘s Bandpage. Four of the mixes are also available on a limited 12-inch release, and its name suggests there’s going to be a second one.
If you’re not conviced yet, grab the Daedelus remix for free or listen to the album in full.
It’s been a while since the last Mixtape Monday, so apart from featuring some of last week’s mixes, I will sneak in a couple of older ones.
Some weeks back, Gilles Peterson did a Drum & Bass Special on his weekly radio show. I never imagined I’d (still) feature that music on this blog, but when it comes to the late nineties I’m all set for that. If you missed the show, you can now download both hours from SoundCloud. Especially the first part is much recommended!
Also from Gilles Peterson is the podcast to promote the forthcoming Havana Cultura Remixed compilation.