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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!