Our favourite Dutch combo Rednose Distrikt was diggin in their friend’s record collection and ended up with this exquisite blend of jazz, soul and some obscurities.
This selection of loops & edits are taken from the old record collection of Stevendepeven’s old neighbour Jan Beckman (R.I.P) He was a big dixie, blues & jazzlover/collector and died on the age of 85 because of the deadly motherf*cker called cancer. However this bad ending, Jan had an amazing beautifull life.
Just before he died he invited Steven for digging in his crates and donated the chosen pieces to him. And so decided Steven to go deeper in this selection. He started to loop and edit the songs he discovered on the wax. A selection was ready…but not without the spirit of close friend & partner in crime DJ Aardvarck. The pig tuned in and dropped the final injection of loops into the area of this dusty deep collection.
This mix is an raw piece, not focused on skills and orders. Just food for all the listeners and original breaks for beatmakers. find the right piece and get inspired to create new music. Which is the true purpose of Jazz.
Dedicated to Jan Beckman.
If you’re more of the possessive kind, here’s a download for you!
(via Crazy Birds)
Following the preview release Choice on 12, the new album from Aardvarck will be out on Eat Concrete in September.
Choice is already available on the iTunes store, the CD version can be pre-ordered at Rush Hour.
Just came across this video interview with my favourite Dutch outfit Rednose Distrikt. It’s quite old, but you probably didn’t know this yet.
The interviewer is Hepcat Radio hostess Mamiko Motto.
Amsterdam’s Mike Kivits must be considered one of the best in the city’s rich music scene and luckily he is also very busy to maintain this status. You know him best as on half of Rednose Distrikt, and when he’s working solo he calls himself Aardvarck. His debut on the Eat Concrete label came out last month already and it’s his 4th solo album following “Find the Cow”, “Cult Copy” and “Pig Style.”
If you heard any of these, you already know Aardvarck as a restless spirit, always in search of something new or different. While Cult Copy was inspired by Detroit techno, Pig Style was his fresh approach on electronic hip-hop. Some of the early Rednose output was played by broken beat DJs worldwide, and if you heard his recent Bloom series, you also know he’s got a growing interest for dubstep.
On his latest, Aardvarck follows a similiar path as on his 2001 album Find the Cow. Released on Delsin in 2001, it’s his most versatile and most experimental production to date, with influences reaching from early Squarepusher to Domu or Tek 9. Well, Titi may not be as radical and not as nineties-inspired either, yet many comparisons can be drawn.01. Unttld
22. New Acid (Bonus1)
23. Ahahah (Bonus2)
24. Cow (Bonus3)
25. Troooopmix (Bonus4)
Most of the tracks follow an atmospheric, mostly dark synthesizer with beats ranging from hip-hop to broken schemes. Once again, I must quote Soul in Motion for its comparable mood. This mood lasts until the very end of the album, when the bonus tracks take a different direction, each reminiscent of another of Aardvarck’s periods.
I guess one has to be a fan of Aardvarck to like Titi, but I know there are many among the readers of this blog. When you look at the song titles, you won’t get rid off the feeling these are somehow unfinished tracks. The highlights are clearly within the bonus tracks, which would deserve a release on vinyl. However, Titi is a download only album, available directly from Eat Concrete, Juno and many others. In fact, you should still be able to download a low-bitrate version for free, if that helps you deciding on a purchase.