We first mentioned the Outliers Vol. 1 project in September 2011. In short, a group of photographers, filmmakers and musicians set out to explore Iceland and make a documentary. Los Angeles-based producer Deru is curating the soundtrack and below you can listen to a track made by Sweatson Klank.
To find out more about Outliers Vol. 1, watch the trailer and follow the project on Facebook. The documentary will be premiered in Chicago on July 10th, if you’re in the area get your tickets!
Music lover’s favourite car-brand Scion presents the latest installment in the remix series, a new single from Todd Edwards with remixes from the likes of Joy Orbison and MJ Cole. Didn’t exactly blow me away, but hey – it’s a available for free!
Los Angeles based label Alpha Pup has sent me some amazing new albums over the last couple of weeks, both their own output and from other labels they distribute, like Brainfeeder or Elm&Oak. I previously reviewed the latest (and greatest) from Daedelus, but I didn’t have time for more. So here is some catching up.
As reported, Alex B‘s debut Moments will be out tomorrow. You have heard some of his beats on the Brain Food mix before.While mostly instrumental, the album also has vocals from Count Bass D, Lilla D’mone and Sunk1.
The tracks on Moments are intricately crafted with painstaking care and attention to detail — a careful mix of analog and digital sounds elevated by imaginative samples and the insight of a classically trained musician. The result is a blend of timeless warmth and future beats.
You might also want to check out the official teaser video for the album.
New music from Jneiro Jarel will surface next week. His new EP “Android Love Mayhem” is probably the most promising of all mentioned releases.
The track above is a first teaser, you can download it from the XLR8R website.
Another week later and you get a new one from Take, his latest album called Only Mountain.
A dense and groundbreaking work, Take’s Only Mountain stands as a staggering collection of gorgeously brilliant melodies and deep subharmonic bass. Truly future music towards a brighter end.
“Only Mountain” will be out on April 20, 2010.
As you can see, there’s quite some new music for beat enthusiasts and fans of anything coming out of (or through) Los Angeles. Looking into the future, Alpha Pup has even more to come. Watch out for new music from Lorn (Brainfeeder, May 25), the Precious Cargo EP from FLYamSam (Brainfeeder, TBA) and a remix album of Nosaj Thing‘s debut Drift.
In the meantime, have a look at the free music from Alpha Pup. I will keep you posted on some of the mentioned releases once there’s more to say.
The L.A. EP series from Flying Lotus will complete on June 20th, when Warp Records has scheduled its anticipated release. It will include remixes from Dimlite and Take among others, plus some all new tracks. Two of the remixes can already be previewed in videos like the one below.
As usual, the EP will be available on limited vinyl and digital download. Record collectors better be quick on this one.
Flying Lotus will also play live next weekend at Brainfeeder London, the full line-up including Kode 9 & Spaceape, Dorian Concept, The Gaslamp Killer, Joker, Samiyam, Bibio and Benji B. Man, I feels I’m living on the wrong side of the planet!
June 18, 2009 The release has been delayed, L.A EP 3×3 will be out on August 18 or 19 with an additional digital bonus track
August 18, 2009 “LA EP 3×3 is out now.. Use it as your guide through mystical/non-physical, pineal gland activation experiences” –Flying Lotus
I just mentioned Los Angeles beatmaker Take in the last weekly bits and two days later Brainfeeder posts his latest mixtape. It features a wide selection of styles and many names you have read about here before.01. Whole Earth Rainbow Band – My Lady
02. Floating Points – KGBeat
03. Martyn – Feel Me
04. Kalbata feat. Clapper Priest – Solution
05. Paul White – Hustle (Bullion rmx)
06. 2tall – Ritual
07. Mr. Beatnick – Fill me Jesus
08. Wally – Nolan
09. Jack Wilkins – Red Clay
10. Mort Garson – 3500
11. Horace Silver – Open up your Senses
12. Ramp Recordings – Maintain (Mike Slott Reewerk)
13. 2tall – Ether
14. TURF DAY
15. Profisee x Eprom – What it seems
16. Griffi – Obsceno
17. Jack Dejohnette – Picture 4 (SWEATSON KLANK Mix)
18. Solar Plexus – Lace
19. Giorgio Gardini – Plagal
20. Jan Hammer – Earth
21. Flying Lotus – Galactagon
22. Starkey – Miracles (Jamie Vex’d Rmx)
23. Flying Lotus – Riot (TAKE aka SWEATSON KLANK Rmx)
24. Architeq – Oddessy
25. Fulgeance – Sour Soca (SWEATSON KLANK Snake Charmer mix)
26. Paul White – Alien Nature
27. Little Dragon – After (Floating Points Rmx)
28. Teebs – My Whole Life
29. Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends
30. TAKE aka SWEATSON KLANK – Soul Particles
Want more of this? You can find another mix on the Sweatson Klank blog. Sweatson who? That’s just Take’s new iTunes-friendly moniker!
From Seiji comes another mixtape, this time entirely focused on UK funky. He also posted two new tracks for download, a remix for Waxolutionists and an original. If there was a proper RSS feed on his site, I’d be writing about this much earlier!
The guys from MOOVMNT have posted two nice remixes from Californian producer Take. There’s a track taken from the upcoming LA EP 3×3 from Flying Lotus and another for Mary Anne Hobbs’ upcoming compilation on Planet Mu.