SBTRKT – Boiler Room Mix

We haven’t posted a mixtape in a while and neither have we heard much from SBTRKT either. Luckily, the recent Young Turks special at London’s Boiler Room brought the two together and you can listen/download below (or watch on YouTube.)

01. SBTRKT – Hold On
02. SBTRKT – Right Thing To Do
03. Addison Groove – I Go Boom
04. Shadow Child – So High
05. 4hero – Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix)
06. ?
07. Domu – Worldwide (Solid Groove’s Wednesday At Midnight Mix)
08. Disclosure – My Intention Is War!
09. SBTRKT – Living Like I Do
10. ?
11. Machinedrum – No Respect
12. Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
13. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut
14. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (SBTRKT Remix)
15. SBTRKT – Wildfire
16. Machinedrum – Alarma
17. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

Also, feel free to leave a comment if you can help us complete the tracklist!

Black Acre presents Rebuilds

Black Acre is a label to have an eye (and ear) on, otherwise you’d miss out on a lot of good music from a diverse scene of underground producers. Last year’s albums by Blue Daisy or Hyetal have found many fans, and there’s no need to argue about the talents that Fantastic Mr Fox, Lukid, DZA or 1000names are. You find a bit of all that on the label’s new Rebuilds compilation.

Black Acre Presents Rebuilds01. Fantastic Mr Fox – Sketches (SBTRKT remix)
02. Hyetal – Diamond Islands (Boddika remix)
03. Blue Daisy & Anneka – Raindrops (John Talabot’s Cosmic rework)
04. Hyetal – Phoenix (Fantastic Mr Fox remix)
05. Memotone – Multicolour (Lukid remix)
06. 1000names – Pocket Calculator (Lynx & Hellrazor)
07. DZA – Bullseye (feat Mujuice & Non – Dizz1 remix)
08. Hyetal – Searchlight (Stay+)
09. Blue Daisy & Anneka – Blood Petal Roses (Sunken Foal remix)
10. Von D – Truth (Tes La Rok remix)

Many of these tracks have so far been available on vinyl only, so make sure not to miss it if you don’t collect records. For me, the Phoenix Remix (listen below) makes it worth buying alone.

You can buy Black Acre presets Rebuilds from fine places such as Boomkat, Bleep – or iTunes.

SBTRKT – Surely

Here’s a true rarity only a few people got a hold of when the SBTRKT album was first released. The track Surely was part of a limited package, consisting of the full LP, the CD version and a bonus 7-inch with just that tune.

You would already have to pay ridiculous prices for this bundle, but at least you can stream it from SoundCloud for the very first time.

SBTRKT – Hold On

I have to admit that I never fully understood how Wildfire could have become the lead single to SBTRKT‘s self-titled album, but then I’ve never been much of a Little Dragon fan. The second single off the album is much more of my liking and it has all the potential to become an equal success.

SBTRKT - Hold On01. Hold On (feat. Sampha)
02. Ride To Freedom
03. Hold On (Sisi Bak Bak rmx)

With the masked face on the cover, Hold On follows the tradition of Soundboy Shift, Step In Shadows, Living Like I Do and of course the album. Apart from the “limited edition deluxe 3D-effect lenticular sleeve”, the real highlight is the new track Ride To Freedom. There’s also a remix by Sisi Bak Bak, but like previous remixes it’s kind of a let down if you ask me.

Nevertheless, I’m looking forward getting my hands on this. The digital release is already available on Bleep, the vinyl will follow rather late on May 7th, 2012.

May 28, 2012 I’ve just been informed by Bleep staff, that the release has been pushed back to June 18th. I don’t know if all pre-orders are affected by the delay.

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.

My 2011 Picks

Happy New Year to all of my readers, I hope 2012 will be a good one. It should easily be better than last year, at least when it comes to my private life: in 2011 I was robbed and later I suffered an ear stroke, possibly as a late reaction to the robbery. But well, we’re not talking about my private life so much, let’s talk about music!

In the first year of this blog, I wrote an article on best-of lists and I still think they’re kinda ridiculous. However, I also think it can be of benefit for those who only read this blog every now and then and wonder what good music they might have missed. I tried to limit each list to 5 items, because otherwise I wouldn’t know where to stop as 2011 was another year of rich releases. So without further ado, here are my personal top releases.

Thundercat – The Golden Age of the Apocalypse
Dimlite – Grimm Reality
Zomby – Dedication
Hyetal – Broadcast

Floating Points – Shadows EP

Arkist – Rendezvous
SBTRKT- Pharaohs
Ossie – Set The Tone
Actress – Harrier ATTK
Mr Beatnick – Synthetes

Mix CD:
Kutmah – The New Error 2

Jamie xx – Essential Mix
Jamie xx – Guestmix for Benji B
Dauwd – Clashmusic Podcast
FaltyDL – Fader/MoMA PS1 mix
Apparat – Groove Podcast

An honorable mention to Elzhi’s Elmatic, as it’s a more than worthy tribute to the classic debut album by Nas – and it was available for free throughout the year.

Machinedrum – U Don’t Survive (SBTRKT edit)

2011 has been another exceptional year for electronic music and I guess I’d put Machinedrum and SBTRKT on my best-of list if I was doing any. But don’t worry list loving people, I’m sure you’ll find them on many others.

Instead, I’m sharing this unreleased edit that involves both artists: SBTRKT remixing a track from Machinedrum’s Room(s) album. Doesn’t say whether there’ll be a release, maybe not. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the stream!

SBTRKT Essential Mix

Apart from the highly limited Sbjekt release, it’s been relatively quiet around SBTRKT. A look at the masked producer’s tour schedule gives us a hint as to why that is. However, he somehow managed to add his name to an incredible streak of Essential Mixes over the last couple of weeks (Julio Bashmore, Modeselektor, James Blake…)

01. SBTRKT – Pharaohs
02. Shed – Leave Things
03. Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
04. Radiohead – Bloom
05. Flying Lotus – Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph
06. Radiohead – Lotus Flower (SBTRKT Remix)
07. Boddika – Grand Prix
08. Blawan – Lavender
09. Joy Orbison & Boddika – Swims
10. Disclosure – My Intention Is War
11. SBTRKT – Wildfire (Objekt Remix)
12. Mosca – Bax
13. Adonis – No Way Back
14. Objekt – Clk Recovery
15. Boddika – Syn Chron
16. Sbtrkt & Sinden – Seekwal
17. Pearson Sound – Stifle
18. Mr Tickle – Grinding
19. Untold – U29
20. Call Super – Timora (Objekt Remix)
21. SBTRKT – Stopover
22. Djedjotronic – Computer Jerk
23. Lone – Raptured
24. SBTRKT – Sanctuar
25. Roy Davis Jr. – Gabriel
26. Mike Dehnert – Isolateur
27. Pixellord – Iron And Cream Pt 2
28. Drake – Fireworks (Deadboy Remix)
29. The Roots – Antiquity (feat. Miguel Atwood Ferguson)
30. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (Sbtrkt Instrumental Remix)
31. Ike Release – Outrun
32. Fantastic Mr. Fox – Over
33. Dark Sky – The Lick
34. Jacques Greene – Another Girl
35. Masters at Work – Blood Vibes
36. Machine Drum – U Dont Survive (Sbtrkt Remix)
37. Roni Size & Reprazent – Destination
38. Sully – Give Me Up
39. Rustie – Surph
40. SBTRKT – Runaway (Essential Mix Exclusive Debut)
41. D’Angelo – Greatdayindamornin’
For the next couple of days you can support the artist by listening to the official stream and after that you can grab yourself a recording of that show.

SBTRKT – Pharaohs

It’s been quite a while since we last had an article on SBTRKT, but the masked DJ and producer finally back with this fantastic looking video for the album track Pharaohs featuring Roses Gabor.

My favourite track on the album, let’s hope there will be a single with remixes, though I haven’t found out whether anything is planned.

The video was directed by Tim Brown, who has previously worked with Ghostpoet.

SBTRKT – Live at iTunes Festival

Since we first mentioned London’s SBTRKT two years ago, the man has come a long way. After a bunch of terrific 12-inches, he released his debut album not long ago. The next step are his live shows with longtime partner Sampha, like this one for iTunes Festival.

You can download the entire show for a limited time, also make sure to check out the videos from the same event.

If you want to catch a show yourself, here’s the tour schedule for the rest of the year.

Weekly Bits 25/2011

The Weekly Bits collect some of the most noteworthy news from our Twitter stream. Let’s see if you missed any of these.

With his self-titled debut album finally in stores, here’s a music video for SBTRKT‘s single featuring Yukimi Nagano

Another much anticipated album is Zomby‘s forthcoming Dedication. Two of its tracks are available now on a highly limited 7-inch and one of them is a free download.

Drexciya‘s DJ Stingray contributes to Electronic Explorations second Legends Guest Mix Series, playing a selection fast paced techno.

Another Detroit legend, Planet E founder Carl Craig, has been interviewed by We Love Music. The video also features comments by the likes of Derrick May, Paul Woolford and The Mole.

Spain’s 2011 Sónar festival came to an end, RBMA Radio has caught some of the live-sets including these from Teebs, Illum Sphere, Cosmin TRG or The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble. BBC Radio 1 aired Scuba’s set on this week’s Essential Mix, and Benji B has even more.

I got two more mixtapes for you: DJ Andy Smith’s never released Document 4 and this Groove Merchants radioshow with a guestmix from Mount Kimbie.

Lastly, here’s the sad story of Andy Baio, who recently got sued by Kind of Blue cover photographer Jay Maisel for “using” his picture for his Kind of Bloop project.

SBTRKT – Hold On (live at Maida Vale)

With SBTRKT‘s self-titled album being only a couple of days from entering record stores around the world, the masked producer has uploaded this live version of the album track “Hold On”.

Vocals are once again delivered by longtime collaborator Sampha, but the situation on the album is quite different. To get a better idea, why don’t you listen to the entire album on the stream?

Weekend Mixtapes

There are quite some mixtapes making the round lately and it’s all quality stuff from what I heard so far. So if you’re not following my Twitter stream, here’s a roundup of recommended mixes to get you into the weekend.

With her new EP out on Brainfeeder, Tokimonsta is currently on touring across Europe and the UK. And for those that can’t make it, she has put together the Analogue Monsta, the first of a two part mix series.

Rinse FM had two absolute killers this week, first a two hours set from Africa Hitech, who also announced their new single this week. And secondly it’s SBTRKT‘s new show, which is even better than the previous. Lot’s of exclusives, new remixes and tracks from his forthcoming debut album.

We got a bit concerned about Dabrye lately, haven’t we? Pulse Radio managed to pin down the man for an interview and even got the man doing his first official mixtape. You wouldn’t want to miss that!

More beats are coming by the man of Jay Scarlett, who is guest on Pixelatique‘s latest podcast. And Pete Concrete has made an exclusive mix for this year’s Oddstream Festival.

Towards the end, let’s go uptempo again with BNJMN‘s mini mix for SHOOK, the new Solid Steel with a guestmix from Jackmaster and lastly a mixtape by Brendon Moeller.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

SBTRKT – Trials of the Past (live at Abbey Road)

Following the recent session with Mount Kimbie, this time it’s SBTRKT performing a track off his forthcoming album for Abbey Road Debuts.

If you can’t see the video above, you need to head over to Vimeo where the embedding limitations don’t apply. UK residents can also watch the entire session on the Channel 4 website.

Next up is the SBTRKT album, a 12-inch teaser is already available. Also make sure to grab the free track if you haven’t yet!

Weekend Mixtapes

Chances are you already heard the latest FACT Magazine podcast, a live recording of Jamie xx & Oneman. The two were playing back to back at what appears to be the hottest club in the UK right now: London’s Boiler Room. Expect a selection from disco and boogie to garage reworks of nineties pop-dancefloor tunes. A bit crazy, but really nice.

Next up we got last week’s Dummy Mix from Dutch producer 2562, in which he plays new music he’s “feeling from all over the place.” Also available from his SoundCloud page, just in case you feel you need to press the +fav button.

Our podcast contributor Kelpe did a guestmix for Tom Ravencroft’s show on 6 Music show last month. If you missed that one, you can grab the download off SoundCloud.

Paul Pre, another contributor to our podcast series, will be playing at this year’s Outlook Festival in Croatia. To promote himself and the event, he put a new mix on Mixcloud.

For oki-ni, dubstep producer Martyn did a mix “as if it were a spring afternoon radio show, with a few jingles and music from across the board”, including Carl Craig, Tom Tom Club, Austin Peralta and Caribou.

I got some more bass music for you released in the last couple of weeks: SBTRKT‘s recent show on Rinse FM (direct link), the Throwing Snow guestmix for Get Me, and Fantastic Mr Fox did one for The Guardian.

We’re gonna end this as we started, with another recording from the Boiler Room by Kutmah.