Lukid keeps the “old ivories tinkling”, with this piano music mixtape for Blowing Up The Workshop. Debussy, Ravel, Cage and everything you’ll be looking for on a Sunday.
Not only that the new Solid Steel website is nothing but a disaster in user experience, it appears their mixes are no longer available for download. Fortunately, there’s still the Mixcloud option to listen to their mixes, which makes it more bearable. This week, you can listen to mixes from Anthony Naples (above) and Four Tet.
Stones Throw also has a bit of a weird podcast policy, since there’s no way of listening without iTunes. However, I suggest you give latest episode a try, since it was compiled by the label’s very own Mndsgn.
And since we like to end the selection with and oldie, here’s a Kemistry & Storm mixtape, originally recorded in 1995.
Los Angeles’ Ross Harris is a frequent collaborator with Stones Throw, having directed videos for Aloe Blacc or Mayer Hawthorne. His latest video is for Mndsgn’s “Camelblues”, a track taken from his Yawn Zen album released only a couple of weeks ago.
As mentioned before, Los Angeles’ beatsmith Mndsgn released his debut on Stones Throw following a series of beat tapes. I’m still undecided whether I’m going to grab myself a copy on vinyl or if the Spotify stream does it for me, but it’s certainly a record that deserves a couple of listens. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Yawn Zen, this new video by PBDY might be a good starting point.
Not too long ago, Los Angeles-based producer Mndsgn released Breatharian on friendly blog and label Fresh Selects. Fast forward nine months and he landed a deal with Stones Throw to release his new album Yawn Zen. My first impression is, that it sounds an awful lot like an old Dimlite record, maybe even a bit too much at times. But then again, that’s not exactly an awful thing, especially while still waiting for the Dim Grimm “debut album” to arrive.
Well, you can listen to the Yawn Zen in full on Spotify. It’s available on all sorts of formats via Bleep, HHV and just about every other good record store on Planet Earth.
Whenever summer approaches, I reach for my dub records more often for an appropriate soundtrack to the pressing heat. And since it’s not far from there to dub techno, here’s a my favourite mixtape of the month. Berlin-based production duo youANDme, who put together a two hour mixtape full of deep and dubby sounds for the Inverted Audio podcast.
More uptempo sounds can be heard on the latest XLR8R Podcast, selected and mixed by Apron Records-founder Funkineven. Since I missed it before, let me also throw in their previous podcast by Call Super.
I don’t know why I was so surprised, but I’ve really become fond of the new Prins Thomas album (listen on Spotify). Give it a try, if you haven’t! The Norwegian DJ and producer dropped by the Beats in Space to play records for more than an hour.
Listen to a recording of Andrés, who played for more than four hour last May in Cologne’s Roxy club.
There aren’t many remixes packages that contain nothing but appealing interpretations of the originals, more often they aim at attracting listeners with different preferences. The follow-up to Mndsgn’s Breatharian clearly aims at the beat-minded listener, but while doing so it maintains an exceptional level of quality. After repeated listen, I have no clear favourite among the five tracks, every single one of them is a pleasure to listen to. Titled Inedia, it’s once again released through Frsh Slcts and available from the Bandcamp store.
The fellow bloggers of Fresh Selects launched their record label this week with a new beat tape by Los Angeles producer Mndsgn. Titled “breatharian”, it’s available as limited edition cassette tape or digital download. You can listen to a full stream below.
To pick this up in a format of your liking, head over to the Fresh Select profile on Bandcamp. All orders will be completed with a download of Mndsgn’s Frugal Earth Vol. 2 mix, bonus edits and a digital booklet with liner notes.