If you count in the video for the Paul White-produced ODB, then this isn’t the first encounter between the London beatmaker and video artist Ruffmercy. But this is just me obsessing about the footnotes, maybe. What’s more important, we got another new song from the forthcoming R&S debut by Paul White. And I have to say now I’m more curious than ever to hear what he has come up with, it’s very different for sure.
Titled “Shaker Notes”, the album will be available on September 29, 2014. Pre-orders available directly from the label.
It’s the sad truth that there aren’t many producers taking risks. Once a certain level of success has been reached, innovation often falls by the wayside. But let’s not be unfair towards the struggling artist, the truth is also that we all love our comfort zones, don’t we? Rather than complaining we should give an extra-praise those artists who go out and try something new. Take acclaimed beat-maker Paul White for instance. Following a streak of exciting records within the hip hop domain, he reached a new level of success through his collaborations with Guilty Simpson and more recently Danny Brown. Excitingly, this is where the London-based producer is trying out something else, for it seems his new album on R&S Records could be his take on the blues. The track you can hear above is a first taster from this record and it’s Paul himself taking over the mic this time, sounding somewhere between Damo Suzuki and Thom Yorke. Oh my, who would have expected this?
Titled “Shaker Notes”, the new album will be out on September 29, 2014.
Amsterdam’s Rush Hour is one of the best record stores I’ve never been to (but ordered from countless times), and an excellent label. Unfortunately, their website isn’t anywhere near as good as their various doings and one of its more overlooked sections, because it’s easy to overlook, is their mixtape page. Here is a mix I came across the other day, and despite being two years old already, it’s worth checking out. It’s titled a beat battle between two of our favourites producers, Jameszoo and Paul White, runs for over two hours and features their own productions and records close to their heart. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
Taken from the self-released Seaming To remix album, listen to a truly stunning remix by Mr Paul White. I guess you could call it a modern prog-rock masterpiece, so good it’s hard to believe it’s available for free. For free! As for the rest of The Remix Album, give it a listen over on Bandcamp.
Eleven months after Paul White released his first rap album, Henry Keen aka The Room Below covered all of its tracks, “replaying everything on drum machines and synths, and writing interludes of his own to give the record a unique flavour…”
01. The Room Below Intro
02. Acid Raindrops
03. Trust feat. Guilty Simpson (The Room Below Version)
04. Run Shit feat. Marv One (The Room Below Version)
05. One Of Life’s Pleasures feat. Danny Brown (The Room Below Version)
07. Let’s Create!
08. Stampeding Elephants feat. Moe Pope (The Room Below Version)
09. Rotten Apples feat. Tranqill (The Room Below Version)
10. My Moog Just Broke!
11. A Weird Day feat. Homeboy Sandman (The Room Below Version)
13. Dirty Slang feat. Guilty Simpson (The Room Below Version)
14. Dirty Slang feat. Guilty Simpson (The Room Below Version)
15. Sci Fi Interlude
16. Fuckin’ Around With A Vocoder
17. Wily Walruses feat. Nancy Elizabeth (The Room Below Version)
18. The Room Below Outro
You can stream the entire album in the player above, or you can go on grab the free download. Also, this is a great chance to discover the original and its remixes – in case you missed them before.
It would be a bit hard to believe you’re already through with the weekend mixtapes, but here are some new ones anyway.
Among the most anticipated album this autumn (meh!) is certainly Blue Daisy‘s debut full length The Sunday Gift. He gave us an impression on Mary Anne Hobb’s radioshow the other week, now you can listen again on Mixcloud.
The latest FACT podcast comes from Jamie xx and there’s no way around it!
Alex Chase of One-Handed Music has re-uploaded a mixtape by Ahu, made exclusively of early Paul White beats. If you missed it the first time, grab the download now!
There’s also a new Paul White 7-inch which features that Frankie Goes To Hollywood track I fell in love with on his mix for 6 Music. And you should’ve heard about Ahu’s new 12-inch on One-Handed Music by now.
We wouldn’t want to miss out on a new mix by Paul White, so here’s news about his latest podcast for the cats at Stones Throw.
A New Way.
Ancient Treasure (Paul White’s Day Off Remix) ft. Guilty Simpson.
The Magic Window.
Electronic Logos Inc.
Mogwai’s Singing Lessons.
Tranqill – Payroll (Paul White’s Nasty Business Remix)
MED ‘Classic’ ft. Talib Kweli (Paul White Remix)
So Far Away.
The Pointless Forest.
London Town Interlude.
Guitar Riff Part IIII.
Loopy Tunes Interlude.
Run Shit ft. Marv Won.
League Under The Sea.
We’ll Never End.
I believe most of these are actually Paul’s tunes, go for the download!
When there’s a new mix by Paul White, I find that reason enough to take a break from my holiday and write about it. Just having released his new album, he dropped this guestmix for the Tom Ravenscroft show on 6 Music two weeks ago.
01. A Personalised Record For Paul – Play The Game
02. A Personalised Record For Paul – Where Are You?
03. Paul White – The Doldrum
04. Paul White – A New Way
05. Paul White – E Flat Double Style
06. Bombay Bicycle Club – Magnet (Paul White Remix)
07. Paul White – OOOooo My Love
08. Paul White – Pride
09. Paul White – Garfield’s New Thing
10. Paul White – Goes To Hollywood
11. Time Is Flashing Interlude
12. The John Betsch Society – Open Pastures
13. Smoke – Griffo
14. Airto – I Don’t Have To Do What I Don’t Want To Do
15. SBB – Pamiec W Kamien Wrasta
16. Paul White – Ancient Treasure feat. Guilty Simpson
17. The Radiophonic Workshop Outro
01. Cheech & Chong Intro
02. Paul White – My Guitar Whales
03. Paul White – Ancient Treasure feat. Guilty Simpson (Assumin’ Remix)
04. Paul White – Wait For Me
05. Paul White – And Nico
06. Paul White – Pride
07. Paul White – Moonlight
08. Paul White – The Galaxy Window
09. Paul White – Synth March
10. Paul White – Versus The BBC
11. Paul White – Ancient Treasure feat. Guilty Simpson (Day Off Remix)
12. Paul White – Dance Scene
13. Paul White – Right On
14. Paul White – Garfield’s New Thing
15. Paul White – The Doldrum
16. Paul White – Bernard Fevre Remix
17. Paul White – Back to My Roots
18. Paul White – Highlife
19. Paul White – A Gentle Freak
20. Paul White – Evasive Action
21. Paul White – Goes To Hollywood
22. Paul White – Marshen Signals
23. Paul White – Death Star
24. Paul White – Another Mind State
25. Paul White – Speed Racing
26. Pharoah Sanders – Hum Allah Hum Allah Hum Allah
27. Weather Report – The Elders
28. Laboratorium – Ikona
30. Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Can’t Take Another World War
31. Can – Hallelujah
32. Belle Epoque – Miss Broadway
33. Bo Hansson – Rabbit Music
34. Uele Kalabubu – Matata