Weekly Bits 5/2012

As everybody knows by now, D’Angelo is back and has played a couple of concerts in Europe. First this video from Stockholm showed up, then another one recorded in Amsterdam. If you missed all of this, Sam Champ and Okayplayer put together this mix.

I’m not much a compilation guy in general, but of course there’s an exception for everything. This month there’ll be two I’m very much looking forward to: The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2 and Trevor Jackson’s Metal Dance. There’s a nice video interview of Trevor talking about design, his first musical attempts and memories of clubbing in 1980s London.

Following the recent Unreleased, Alternate Versions and Demos by Domu, the former broken beat innovator set up a YouTube channel where you can listen to more of his early work (some of it made on the Amiga.)

In September 2010, I sported the debut release by The Reboot Joy Confession. This year his debut album will see a release on Philpot Records and here’s a little teaser.

One of the more interesting remix collaborations in a while comes from Lindstrøm and Todd Rundgren. You can listen to Todd’s remix (!) over at Rolling Stone.

Mixtape Monday #7

Just when I finished last week’s post, Sonic Router posted an interview with Tokimonsta, accompanied by a nice mixtape. As you might know, she is currently touring through Europe, check out her MySpace for dates.

Speaking of dates, I want to make sure my London based readers don’t miss this Thursday’s concert of Build an Ark at Cargo. The lovely Beyondjazz crew dedicated their latest radio show to the Ark’s very own Carlos Niño, so don’t sleep on this.

More fresh beats out of Los Angeles come from Take aka Sweatson Klank (via YSK) and the Low End Theory podcast makes a return with Daddy Kev and Diabase on the decks.

Kirk Degiorgio, the man behind countless monikers including As One, The Beauty Room and Offworld, has put together a minimal set for Little White Earbuds. It contains many of Kirk’s more recent productions like ART-8 and Isomer Shift.

To give José James upcoming album some more spin, Gilles Peterson has put together a brand new podcast. You probably haven’t heard the latest 12-inch yet.

Hyperdub’s LV has mixed a selection of dubstep, hip-hop and even jazz for French magazine TSUGi.

Musique Large has two new treats for you, La Mixette 13 was mixed by Paul Pre and Vol 14. by Swede:art (hint).

As last, I give you two unusual mixes. First is the 100th FACT podcast put together by Norwegian disco-krautrocker Lindstrøm. Bodytonic invited Sven Weisemann to do a “classical-meats-electronic” mix for their podcast.