One of the first names when it comes to bridging the gap between dubstep and deep techno, former Ruffage Session host Ramadanman has been among my favourites for a while. For the Bestival blog, he has put together this mix including loads of unreleased tunes.
Bestimix 23: Ramadanman
01. Kim English – Nite Life (Remix)
02. Altered Natives – Crop Duster
03. Ramadanman – Grab Somebody
04. Goapele – Milk and Honey (Joy Orbison Remix)
05. Martyn – Miniluv
06. Distance – Feel Me
07. Ramadanman – Mir
08. Menta – Snake Charmer
09. Ramadanman – Fall Short
10. Distal – Apple Bottom
11. Unknown – Untitled
12. Loefah – Goat Stare
13. Peverelist – Better Ways Of Living
14. Blawan – Potchla Vee
15. Instra:mental – Rift Zone
16. Ludacris vs Joe – How Low Claptrap (DJ Orgasmic Bootleg)
17. SX – Wooo Remix
18. Addison Groove – This Girl
19. Benga – One On One
20. Pariah – Crossed Out
21. Sigha – Light Swells (In A Distant Space)
You can go and stream it from Mixcloud or download it for your iPod.
Despite the ongoing World Cup, I think it’s time to revive that old fashion of weekly bits again.
With Form, producer AFTA-1 presents his latest art project: 100 cassettes with all new music, each wrapped in 1/100th piece of a painting. And if you threw your last walkman away 15 years ago, you can get a digital version as well!
Mixtape-wise, I was mostly listening to the latest Beats in Space show with Kompakt head Michael Mayer (and his set from Sunday Best) or James Holden’s guestmix for the XLR8R Podcast. You might also be interested in this free Jeremiah Jae mixtape or the Kirk Degiorgio podcast for Bleep43
New in stores are the Break Off EP by SBTRKT & Sampha with two tracks first heard on their Worldwide appearance, a picture disc (!) by Jimmy Edgar with a nice Kyle Hall remix, or a new one from Martyn on Ostgut Ton. You might also want to check out the debut album from Swede:art, now available on CD and download.
Recommended free tracks come from Kelpe, fLako and Greymatter.
If you’re into photography, have a look at these portraits by Morgan O’Donovan. He’s had the likes of SBTRKT, Pariah, Brackles, Sinden or Greenmoney in front of his camera.
A bit older, but never mentioned: Flying Lotus interviews Ikonika, SBTRKT mix for Benji B.