I’m not always into
Zed Bias and it’s usually his Maddslinky output I like best. His 2011 single Further Away featuring the wonderful Tawiah already came with a bunch of remixes, but that didn’t keep Ishfaq from giving the track his own touch.
download the remix for free, just make sure to leave some feedback on his SoundCloud. And as Ishfaq pointed out, make sure to check out the Kahn Remix as well.
Rednose Distrikt and Lukid we had some pretty strong mixtapes last week, not to mention the all new podcast. But time doesn’t stand still, so here’s the latest edition of Mixtape Mondays.
As you know,
Mary Anne Hobbs‘ final show was broadcasted last Wednesday. Her guests on the show were Kode9 and Burial, their mixtape is available on Percussion Lab (full show here.)
Fact Magazine continues to put out quality mixes. Following the
Four Tet podcast, they put up new ones by Baths and Zed Bias.
The international Worldwide show (as opposed to the UK show) had a guestmix by LA beatmistress Tokimonsta, you can grab the full show from
More music from Los Angeles comes on the new
Low End Theory podcast, with mixes by Daddy Kev and (once again) Baths.
In the past, XLR8R presented a variety of UK based dubstep DJs, but for their
latest podcast they had stateside duo Sepalcure.
Allez Allez has a guestmix from Jimmy Edgar, recorded live at Berlin’s Berghain club. And while we’re at it, let me also mention their excellent Caribou mixtape from a while back!
Lastly, I want to mention some classic Brazilian music by the way of
HVW8 and Red Rackem‘s guestmix for the OFFtrack radio show.
For the 10th anniversary of the classic garage tune
Neighbourhood, Zed Bias has put out a new version accompanied by a video featuring cameos of befriended artists.
So far, I spotted Gilles Peterson, Simbad, Fyza and Jenna G among and
Remixes of the track are
already available, but I have no idea when the original version is supposed to follow.
The lastest edition of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide
Podcast features Japan’s death jazz giants Soil & “PIMP” Sessions. In order to get you warmed up for their upcoming Koko gig, the podcast is made of live recordings from previous concerts at The Roundhouse and Bush Hall.
In addition to that, you can download the
Zed Bias remix of “Sahara” from the band’s SoundCloud page.
It remains somewhat of a mystery what happened to the
Zed Bias remix competition. Sick Trumpet, the label that released the album Experiments With Biasonics Vol. 1, held the contest back in 2007. The winners were picked by Domu, Jenna G, Phil Asher and Marcus Intalex some months later.
Philta was among the lucky ones – or that’s what he thought. To this day, his broken beat rework never made it on a release, be it a 12-inch or digital.
So I’ve been thinking, I could help putting Philta on your musical map. You will find lots more on his
SoundCloud or MySpace pages, bruk heads need to check out the track Sweaty as well.
Seems like 2004’s
Bitasweet release of the JB Rose track It’s Time was reissued recently. For a moment it looked like the first release on the Bugz in the Attic label in a long time. But no – nothing new here, but a good chance to get it if you missed it before. A1.
It’s Time (main mix)
A2. It’s Time (Zed Bias mix)
B1. It’s Time (Zed Bias instrumental) It’s time was produced by Alex Phountzi, with Kaidi Tatham adding his magic on the keys. The 12-inch can be purchased from Juno Records, though other stores might have it as well.
Now this is a bit obscure and I’m not only talking about the cover. This collection of
produced tracks showed up on
this week. It was compiled and mixed by
) and released through
. I could not make out any direct connection to Zed Bias or his label, but it turns out to be a nice collection of tracks. Actually I didn’t know some of the artists on this CD or that Zed is producing them.
Michelle Amador – Here It Is
02. Vaceo – Right Here
03. Fyza – On The Low
04. Zed Bias – Complicated (feat. Fyza)
05. Maddslinky – Life Is Just A Momoent (feat. Ray Gaskins)
06. Zed Bias – Givin It Up (feat. Pete Simpson)
07. Holly Backler – How Blue The Skys
08. Maddslinky & Stu MC Gru – Drunken Jazz
09. Michelle Amador – Who You Are
10. Oezlem – New Era
11. Vaceo – Room For All
12. Fyza – Tonight
13. Amorio – Play It Cool
14. Nicky Prince – No You & Me
Not sure if it’s worth an import, but I wanted to share this so you can make yourself an opinion. If somebody can explain the Manchester-Nippon connection, feel free to comment!