Weekend Mixtapes

Remember when there was a new Nosaj Thing article every week or so? It has been rather quiet lately and that could only mean the Los Angeles-based producer is working on a new album. He recently put together a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs and it indeed contains some new material.

Another album to look forward to is Jimmy Edgar‘s Majenta on Hotflush. On that occasion, the Berlin-based producer sat down with URB Magazine for an interview and mixtape.

A third album to look forward to is the collaboration between Tokimonsta and Suzi Analogue: Analogue Monsta. Scion A/V just sponsored their new video, now it’s Suzi doing a little mix for Okayplayer.

The latest oki-ni podcast offers a warm-up mix from Jackmaster & Ben UFO, recorded live at Amsterdam’s Trouw earlier in the year.

New Pixelord mix for Pixelatique, King Britt for Self-titled, and ISAN’s Easter Mix for something more different.

I guess, the latest Benji B Sci-fi Special deserves a mentioning of it’s own, especially if you liked his Space Odyssey mix from some years back. Support it on the BBC iPlayer before you download it, will you?

And lastly, let me share Frequency Module Volume 1 by our good friends Two Hungry Ghosts.

Pixelord – In The Mine (Mirror State Remix)

Only today, Russian label Hyperboloid released Pixelord Remixes, a compilation of ten tracks featuring remixers such as Naive Machine, Kuhn, NVG or Deft. I picked the Mirror State remix to listen to, it’s probably my favourite track on the compilation.

You can stream the rest of Pixelord Remixes in its entirety, and if you like it purchase the digital download for only $8.

Pixelord – Keramika (Naive Machine Remix)

Since they first sent me their promo package in summer 2010, Brighton-based label Hit and Hope went straight in one direction and that’s upwards. They can pride themselves with a strong roster, great artwork and a golden hand for remixers.

Their latest 12-inch by Pixelord is no exception and it’s probably the label’s most well received release to date. In a perfect world I wouldn’t have to tell you any of these, because you picked up a copy long ago. Well, things aren’t always that perfect so here’s another free tune to get the word out.

You can download this Naive Machine for free, let the magic happen, then pick up your copy of Keramika from Bleep, Phonica, Juno or Boomkat.

Weekend Mixtapes

Work on the backend of the site and traveling around have kept me from posting many mixtapes this year, but then again I don’t recall much worth posting. So here is a selection of recommended mixtapes released throughout the month.

About six months ago, we were happy to have Gerry Read contribute to our own podcast series. Since then, the 20 year old Englishman released three much acclaimed 12-inches on the Fourth Wave label. Reason enough for XLR8R to invite him to do their first podcast of the year.

Boiler Room #69 was easily the most successful session to date, with thousand tuned in for the Thom Yorke’s DJ set. The really good sets that night came from others: Lone, Illum Sphere and Jamie xx with Caribou. And it’s the latter’s mix that’s finally available for download.

Two new mixes come from Hyperdub’s own Ossie. The young Londoner guested on GETME! Radio radio-show, as well as on the Hyperdub show on Rinse.

The latest Sonic Router mix comes from Moscow’s Pixelord, interview and download can be found here!

For some proper house music, check out the latest from Linkwood.

And lastly some older mixes. SBTRKT returned to Rinse for his third show, Kuedo did a mix for Motto Distribution, and King Midas Sound contributed to Dummy Mag‘s podcast.

Klic – Mustard Tiger (Pixelord VIP 2012 Remix)

First track of the year comes from Moscows Pixelord, who has reworked his previous remix for Klic. The first version was part of Dachshund Skank Remixes, this new one comes as free download.

The relationship between Pixelord and Brighton’s Hit and Hope label will deepen some more, as their fifth release will be an EP by the Russian producer. Not sure about the release date, but keep an eye on their website for future announcements.

Naive Machine – Tiltin Ova (Pixelord Remix)

Brighton’s Hit and Hope label released the fantastic Robot Ramification 12-inch by Naive Machine in mid-August. And this week you’re getting a digital release containing exclusive remixes from Virtualboy, KRSUR, Jon Phonics, Pete Cannon.. and Pixelord.

I was a bit undecided between featuring this or the KRSUR Remix, but in the end my love for 8-bit sounds took over. And that is why I have to sneak in Naive Machine’s Castlevania 3 remix in to this post as well.

As for Robot Ramification, get the digital release from Bleep or Boomkat. The 12-inch is also still available and it comes with an exclusive Om Unit Remix!

Pixelord – Dominator

To celebrate 3,200 followers, Moscow’s Pixelord is giving away a free track. Best known for his bleepy hip hop tracks, he always showed an interest in more dubstep oriented music. Like the track below.

Possibly available for a limited time only, so you might want to hit the download button quick.

Pixelord – Fish Touch (Tropical VIP)

Moscows’s Pixelord is giving the title tune from his last EP another twist by adding some proper UK garage flavours. And on top of that, he’s giving away the track as free download.

Find more of his music on his SoundCloud page or try some of our previous posts.

Weekly Bits 3/2011

The weekly bits are a great way to sum up a week of my Twitter posts. They are also a great excuse for being lazy and not writing articles for a week.

Brainfeeder has posted some give-aways titled Lunch Special II and Lunch Special III this week, fans of Jeremiah Jae watch out! They’re also giving a first preview to the forthcoming album by Austin Peralta, which really sounds like something.

The Leaf label has put together a 7-disc Caribou bundle, featuring previous albums, exclusive tracks and two DVDs. You can order it here.

As mentioned before, the new Pixelord EP will go on sale tomorrow. Read the interview in Knowledge Magazine and enter their competition to win copies.

LA’s Stones Throw is sharing a previously unreleased Jaylib track, well it was released not long ago on Madlib’s Medine Show #11.

Celebrating their 4th anniversary, Fine Art Records are giving away the Fabrice Lig album for free.

Not many mixtapes this week. You probably heard Morgan Zarate‘s guestmix for URB already. You also should have heard the Mark Pritchard podcast for Ho Hum before, if not you can now find it on Mixcloud.

But the best mix I’ve heard in a while is Jamie xx guestmix for Benji B. In case you missed it the first time around, you can still download it.

Thanks to 8bitch for posting Liz Copeland‘s in-depth interview with Drexciya‘s James Stinson. Originally recorded in 2002, just week’s before James passed away. The only ever Drexciya interview!

And finally, here’s a nice series of photos taken by Billy Monk at Capetown night clubs between 1967 and 1969.

Pixelord – Tron Legacy Remix

I’m probably the last person that cares about that new Tron movie and I’m not particularly into (post-Homework) Daft Punk either, but this new remix by Pixelord makes all the difference to me.

The track is still available for free download, but you might want to hurry before Uncle Walt finds out!

Pixelord – Cybernator (Om Unit Remix)

It’s good to hear Om Unit exploring Drexciyan rhythms as he does on his latest remix for Russian beatmaker Pixelord.

This is only one of the six tracks off Pixelords forthcoming EP Fish Touch on the Error Broadcast label. Backed up with remixes by Leonard Dstroy (click!) and heRobust, the EP will be out on January 24, 2011.

Pixelord – Magic Firn

Originally planned to be part of a future release, Russian producer Pixelord is giving away this track for free. A bit harder than the material from his Lucid Freaks EP, but worth checking out.

Make sure to read this article on Sonic Router, in which Pixelord reveals more about his future plans. If you didn’t hear his mixtape for Pitchfork yet, I advise you to download it now!

Acid Mafia vs Pixelord

The fourth release on Russian label Hyperboloid Records is a split single by Acid Mafia from Uzbekistan and Moscow-based Pixelord, who also releases on Error Broadcast.

On the first tune, Acid Mafia provide an excellent rendition, reminiscent of AFX‘s Analord series. Their second tune is a bleepy uptempo track, with equal portions of reggae and eurodance in it. On the b-side, you get to hear two hiphop tracks, not as bleepy as usual, but still with Pixelord’s usual touch.

<a href="http://hyperboloid.bandcamp.com/album/acid-mafia-vs-pixelord" target="_blank">Kukundu by Hyperboloid Records</a>

You can get the digital release on Hyperboloid’s Bandcamp page or from Amazon. For those looking for something more exclusive, the label will sell tape edition of only 50 copies. Follow the label on Facebook for more news on that!

Mixtape Monday #15

Let’s kick off with a mix from springtime, it was probably mentioned here before. One-Handed’s Alex Chase has uploaded Ahu‘s guestmix for FACT Magazine to the label’s SoundCloud page.

The all new Resident Advisor podcast features a little mix by Mount Kimbie, whose album Crooks & Lovers is now available worldwide!

Russia beatmaker Pixelord delivers a feepy-bleepy Nikola Tesla Is Still Alive mixtape for the guys at Perf10.

Manchester’s Groovement collective have another Hoya:Hoya takeover with DJs Kutmah, James T. Cotton aka Dabrye, Jonny Dub and Illum Sphere.

The first Put Me On It mixtape comes from RBMA 2010 alumni Kid Kanevil and is available for stream on Mixcloud.

Also new: the Mix & Match mix by Cooly G and a proper oldskool jungle/rave mixtape by the one Jonny Miller.

Pixelord – Lucid Freaks pt. 2 – The Remixes

Think the first part of Lucid Freaks runs a bit short? Don’t worry, because Error Broadcast has just unlocked the bonus-levels featuring 11 stunning new reinterpretations.

The first part of the record stays faithful to the blips and bleeps of the originals, while on the second half the bass and the beats are predominant. With DZA, Demokracy, OL and Miracle Libido, a lot of Russian producers made their way on the record. Also featured are Dutch Jameszoo and Coco Bryce, Americans AshTreJinkins and Chocolate Girl, and Austria’s Abby Lee Tee.

Lucid Freaks part 2 is now available as digital release from Bandcamp or Bleep. If you want to make up your mind first, you can get the MP3s for free from Error Broadcast.