Mark Pritchard – Beautiful People

If you haven’t pressed the play button yet, think of the video for “Beautiful People” as an animated version of the Mark Pritchard album cover, yet more music-video than those teaser animations that made the rounds before the album came out. The Michał Marczak directed video coincides with the release of the first single taken from the said album, and for those that haven’t heard it yet: it features Radiohead’s Thom Yorke on vocals. Order your copy on vinyl or digital from Bleep!

Also for those that haven’t heard the album, make sure to check out the wonderful radioshow by Mark, in which he plays 2 hours of music that inspired the album.

Mark Pritchard on NTS Live

Following the release of the highly anticipated Mark Pritchard album “Under The Sun”, the man himself stepped up for a two hour radio-show on NTS Live, playing music influencing his sound, the new album and over-all favourites. From Steve Reich to Moondog, Delia Derbyshire to Krzysztof Penderecki, Siouxsie & The Banshees to The Cure, this is a much recommended listen. Finally available on Mixcloud, for those who missed it live!

patten – RE-EDITS vol. 2

Don’t let the title confuse you, apparently Warp’s own patten has decided to reset the counter for his long running series of edits (volumes eight and seventeen came out in 2014). But that’s just the details, what’s more important is the music.1. J$tash x Andy Milonakis x Kohh – Hiroi Sekai (2014, Relax Records)
2. Cocteau Twins – Suckling The Mender (1988, 4AD/Rough Trade)
3. Tim Hecker – No Drums (2011, Kranky)
4. Rihanna – James Joint (2016, Roc Nation)
5. Boards of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden (2000, Warp Records)
6. Death Grips – Warping (2016, Harvest/Third Worlds)
7. Cypress Hill – I Want To Get High (1993, Columbia/Ruffhouse Records) / dialogue & additional sound – Beverly Hills Cop 3 (1994, Paramount Pictures) / My Bloody Valentine – Instrumental B* (1988, Creation) *via Public Enemy – Security Of The First World (1988, Def Jam/Columbia)
8. Julianna Barwick – Nebula (2016, Dead Oceans)

I recommend you download these as soon as you can, before anyone decides to take them down!

The Last Panthers (Copenhagen Sessions)

So far this year, there aren’t actually that many albums in my favourites yet. Among them are true standout records, The Composite Moods Collection by Dalhous and Clark’s soundtrack for The Last Panthers. Taken from the latter, Chris Clark has posted a video on his website, a medley of songs from the album recorded during a live session in Copenhagen.

“The Last Panthers” was released in March 2016 on Warp Records. It’s available in all major formats on the Bleep store, as well as Boomkat, HHV or Clone

Mark Pritchard – Sad Alron

It’s been a while since Mark Pritchard delivered a series of badman tunes for Warp throughout 2013. Finally, the label revealed its plans to release „Under The Sun”, the first LP under his legal name, to be released on May 13th, 2016.

The album will feature the stellar “?”, previously released on Ho Hum Records in 2009 and a longtime favourite of mine. The first new track that was revealed with the announcement is “Sad Alron”, which you can see in the video above, directed by Jonathan Zawada.

Here’s a look at the full tracklist:01. ?
02. Give It Your Choir (ft. Bibio)
03. Infrared
04. Falling
05. Beautiful People (ft. Thom Yorke)
06. Where Do They Go, The Butterflies
07. Sad Alron
08. You Wash My Soul (ft. Linda Perhacs)
09. Cycles Of 9
10. Hi Red
11. Ems
12. The Blinds Cage (ft. Beans)
13. Dawn Of The North
14. Khufu
15. Rebel Angels
16. Under The Sun

Ask yourself: What could possibly go wrong pre-ordering a copy of that?

Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator

One of the early tracks “leaked” from the latest Flying Lotus album You’re Dead, “Coronus, The Terminator” is the second to receive a video. Still one of my absolute favourites on the record, I love it for pretty much the same reason I loved “Getting There” on the previous album. Directed by Alex Takacs aka Young Replicant.

Jeremiah Jae – The Heat

I welcome this new Jeremiah Jae video as a reminder to listen to his “Good Times” mixtape more often. If you haven’t heard it yourself, it was released earlier this year via Dat Piff and SoundCloud. Can we please get his Warp debut album next?

patten – RE-EDITS vol. 17

What can I say, but repeat myself? There are a couple of new patten reworks available and as always they’re nothing short of amazing (this one features Sade!) So, all you really need to do right now is grab the download.

Flying Lotus – Phantasm

When there’s a new video for a song from an album released two years ago, that can only mean one thing: the next Flying Lotus album can’t be too far away! And while I’m sure we all have reason to be excited about that, I don’t mean to speak any low of Markus Hofko‘s masterpiece for “Phantasm”, a song featuring Laura Darlington and taken from Until The Quiet Comes. Having been a film student himself, Flying Lotus has always proven a good hand and choosing collaborators to work with, and I’m sure Hofko’s video for Mega Wagna by Débruit played some part in it.

So, this all may or may not be one part to get the PR machine rolling. If the outcome looks as great as this video, I’m willing to take it (alongside a possible new record!)

patten – RE-EDITS vol. 8

patten - RE-EDITS vol. 8

Been away for a couple of days and I’m sure a lot of great stuff happened during that time. One of the things you have to know about is the latest set of re-edits by Warp-signed patten. Volume 8 in the series contains four new tracks that are as great as all the others. You better be quick on the download, because they usually don’t stay up for too long (clever people will find ways to still grab previous volumes!)

If you don’t know by now, patten’s album on Warp has been released earlier this year and is a first favourite of 2014!

Clark – Riff Through The Fog

Only today, Warp released a new EP by Chris Clark, a two tracker going by the name of Superscope. Following the previous oscillator video for the title track, Vincent Oliver and Steve Bliss made a new one for “Riff Through The Frog”, the record’s most lovely b-side. Get your copy at Bleep, iTunes and every great record store.

Oneohtrix Point Never – Boring Angel

John Michael Boling directed this simple, frame-by-frame hilarious video for Oneohtrix Point Never, employing nothing but the iPhone’s emoticons. The music is, of course, taken from the Warp-released album R Plus Seven, a record residing in the top-spots of many best-of lists I’ve seen this year.

Mount Kimbie – Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)

There’s hardly anything to say about Mount Kimbie that you don’t know already. Ever since the duo released their debut on Hotflush back in 2009, their career went uphill. Following their second album released on Warp earlier in the year, there are now four remixes available for your listening pleasure. Above you can stream DJ Koze‘s rework in full, the other remixes by Kyle Hall, Oneman and Lee Gamble can be heard on YouTube.

The “CSFLY Remixes” are out today on vinyl and digital, you can order your copy from Bleep, iTunes or your favourite record store!

FACT Mix by Mark Pritchard

We have mentioned several mixtape with an early jungle vibe in our last Weekend Mixtapes, now extraordinary producer Mark Pritchard makes his own addition by looking back at his influences from the early nineties.

01. Public Enemy – Countdown To Armageddon
02. Hijack – Hold No Hostage
03. Silver Bullet – 20 Seconds To Comply
04. Hardnoise – Untitled
05. Think Tank – Hack One
06. Success N Effect – Bass Kickin’ Beats – (Lukeedit)
07. Frankie Bones – Janets Revenge
08. DJ Mink – Can U Relate
09. Renegade Soundwave – Phantom
10. Unique 3 – The Theme
11. Yage – Coda Coma
12. Underkut – Both Ends
13. 4 Hero – Mr Kirks Nightmare
14. 2 Kilo’s – Mohamed’s Mind
15. Genaside 2 – Death of The Kamikazee
16. Pal Joey – Dance Beats
17. Ital Rockers – Ital’s Anthem (Trebledown-Bassup Mix)
18. Shut Up And Dance – 18″ Speaker
19. Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Babylon
20. Reel 2 Reel – We Are Ie
21. Nightmares on Wax – Aftermath
22. JC001 & Dj D Zire – Favourite Breaks
23. SL2 – Dj Take Control
24. Ragga Twins – Spliff Head
25. Break the Limits – Paranoise
26. Shut up and Dance – The Green Man
27. The Last Emperor Soundtrack – Rain – Mark Pritchard Reedit (Excerpt)
28- Satin Storm – Satin Storm 1999
29- The House Crew – Keep the Fire Burning
30- Nicolette – The Dove Song
31. Masters At Work – Justa Lil Dope

Once your download is finished, FACT’s recent interview with Mr. Pritchard and this rundown on some of his best productions should be your next stops.

October 29, 2013 Part two is now also available, adding another 25 tracks from 1991-92!

Darkstar – A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work

It always seemed to me that Darkstar‘s second album didn’t live up to the expectations many people had, but personally I count it to my favourite records of the year. With a new video by Lucy Luscombe, an upcoming series of remix EPs and autumn flexing its muscles, this is probably a good time to give it another chance. Wait, did I just slip in some valuable information about new remixes into the middle of a sentence? It’s true, according to XLR8R there will be several EPs of album tracks remixed by the likes of of Zomby, Motor City Drum Ensemble, and Darkstar themselves and others. Unfortunately, no release dates were disclosed at this time. Back to the video then!