A couple of days ago, just in time for the imminent apocalypse, Om Unit gathered some like-minded producers to put out a free compilation of jungle footwork, similar to his own Philip D Kick releases. As much as I love the entire compilation, Machinedrum‘s rework of FSOL has been the tune that has been on constant repeat. Listen to Pseudogeddon on their website or download for free.
Swiss drummer Julian Sartorius has been recording music since 2007, yet most people will know him as live support for Dimlite. Next week will see the release of his solo project Beat Diary, an ambitious collection of beats spanning over twelve records. As the name might suggest, he recorded one beat per day throughout 2011 and each of them is on the records. The package also includes are a photobook, a poster and a download code.
To buy one of the 365 pieces, you will have to send an email stating your preferred number. Beat Diary sells for 229 Swiss Francs or approximately €190/$250/£155.
We’ve been using Percussion Lab for a little while now to mirror for our podcast series. The site was founded by Praveen Sharma, better known as one half of Sepalcure or under his solo moniker Braille. To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Percussion Lab has released their first compilation titled Percussion Lab presents: Cambio and it’s available on a name-your-price basis. Among the artists are some fellow New Yorkers and friends or collaborators, including Lando Kal, Machinedrum, Daedelus, Mux Mool, Ezekiel Honig and Shigeto (as you can hear above!)01. Shigeto – Friends and Lovers
02. Machinedrum – Demvibez
03. XI – Villain
04. Mux Mool – Sympathy
05. Daedelus – RandD
06. Calmer – Spirograph
07. Archie Pelago – Brewer’s Reflection
08. Ezekiel Honig – Plastic Rumblings
09. Handshake – Lao
10. RJ Valeo – You’re the One
11. Sepalcure – All You’ve Got To Lose
12. Contakt – Drift
13. Enoe – The Craze
14. Lando Kal – Cube
15. Braille – Rise
Happy Birthday, Percussion Lab, to another ten years!
Almost unnoticed by myself, the third and final Road Kill compilation was released a couple of days ago. All of them came out in the last 6 months, all of them are worth checking out and a must-have for fans of the Los Angeles scene (though there are non-LA artists on it as well!) It might seem a bit predictable that I have picked the Teebs track, but you know how much I love his music.
Other artists on the compilation include Kutmah, fLako, Sonnymoon, devonwho, and DJ Nuts. You can buy Road Kill Vol. 3 directly from Hit+Run as limited CD or digital download.
There were other tracks popping up in the last couple of hours that were taken from Hit+Run‘s new compilation, below you can hear the collaborative track by London’s Om Unit and LA’s Sweatson Klank.
25 additional tracks are awaiting you, Road Kill Vol. 2 is out today and available for only $10!
Oh, and before we forget. Om Unit’s Cosmic Bridge label has just released a free EP to all their Facebook followers.
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.
01. 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.
As he did with his previous Golden Glasses EP, Amsterdam’s Full Crate keeps exploring UK garage vibes on his latest tune. It comes as part of 22tracks‘ first 22Beats compilation, containing an overall of 22 tracks by 22 producers from the Netherlands.
You might also want to check out a fan-made video for Full Crate’s track.
You might have heard one or the other from Rob Booth’s upcoming Electronic Explorations compilation, but it’s Chicago’s Little White Earbuds blog that provides us with a first freebie.
The 61 track compilation will be out on July 1st for a ridiculously low price tag of only ₤5! It’s already available for pre-order and to make the waiting a bit easier, you can download the Machinedrum track today!
It’s been terribly quiet around Dorian Concept, but given the possibility he might be working on a new album, that’s probably not such a bad thing. However, a couple of days ago this collaboration with Cinematic Orchestra’s Tom Chant popped up. The two figures have played several live concerts together, so maybe releasing music together is the natural result of this.
The track is part of the Cinematic Orchestra compilation In Motion pt. 1, which also features new material by Austin Peralta and Grey Reverent. All of this will be out on June 25th and it will be available on 2-LP, CD and several digital formats. Pre-order from Ninja Tune, Amazon or iTunes.
Only yesterday we talked about the Jazz re:freshed anniversary. Now there’s a free compilation for everyone that couldn’t make it to their celebration yesterday. Oh Jazz:refreshed, I always wanted to, but I never attended one in 9 years. Anyway, here is one track for every year, including favourites such as Kaidi Tatham, Mark de Clive-Lowe or Richard Spaven – and a lot of artists I’m looking forward to discover myself!01. Kaidi Tatham – Night With Jude
02. 12 Tone Brass Band – Good Times
03. Séb Pipe’s Life Experience – Dice
04. Dan Waldman Band – Vulcan Elements
05. Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio – Smoked Something (interlude)
06. Grant Windsor’s 3 Five Blind – 3 Five Blind
07. Richard Spaven – Maz Live
08. Al Scott Trio – It’s A Start Live
09. The Unknown Mystic Musound – Into The Unknown Live
You can download this live album for free, it’s only the prelude of more live recordings to come in the future.
I have to big up Adam, Bunny Bread and all the others for the artwork, the liner notes and of course for making all of this happen in the first place. If you read this, please grant me one wish and announce your events as early as possible – I would love to witness Jazz re:freshed live once in my life!
Loving this new one released under Take’s Sweatson Klank moniker, certainly one of the more soulful tracks from the LA-based producer. This one is part of Hit+Run‘s all new Road Kill Vol. 1, a compilation featuring 29 tracks from the likes of Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Kutmah, Matthewdavid, J.Rocc and others.
The whole package is available since Tuesday and you can pick up your digipack CD from Big Cartel or buy the digital release (with a bonus track by Mike Gao) on iTunes.
As you certainly heard by now, Kutmah’s Worldwide Family Vol. 2 on Brownswood will be out next week on April 16, 2012. The label did a little interview with the Brighton-born DJ, talking about drawing, his Sketchbook parties in LA, and of course some of the tracks chosen for the compilation.