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.

Weekly Bits 7/2010

If you like the music featured on this blog and you’ve been out in London, you know Plastic People as the first address for underground music. Be it the FWD parties, Tony Nwachukwu’s CDR events or IG Culture’s CoOp club, they all take (or in the latter case took) place at the same address in Shoreditch. It now seems Plastic People’s license is currently reviewed by the London Police, threatened to close its doors forever. To stay updated on the events and to learn how you can help, join this group on Facebook.

This is what happens, when you try to ignore Valentine’s Days and any related links passed to you on Twitter: I completely overlooked Hudson Mohawke‘s slow jams mix for LuckyMe.

Stumbled across a couple of interviews this week. No Depression’s Jay Hayes had the rare opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Betty Davis. The Okayplayer forum collected questions for Dego of 4hero and 2000Black fame, you can read it on his blog. While we’re at 4hero, let me also mention Knowledge Mag’s Week In The Life of 4hero with Marc Mac.

Lots of videos from the London Red Bull Music Academy are there to discover on their YouTube page. One of the highlights is the concert of Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft at the Royal Festival Hall.

The all new Armchair Dancefloor mix features a guest-spot from Blue Daisy, one of the names to look out for in this year.

Another free download is taken from the highly recommended Mind Over Matter Remixes from Greymatter. You can grab the TRG Remix of “Believe In Something” from his SoundCloud page.

And lastly, I read this article on FACT Magazine with great interest: Basic Channel‘s Mark Ernestus is about to launch a new label called Dug Out, specialized in reissues of classic reggae records.