As the weekend is about to kick off, the internet has a very special selection of mixtapes this week. Let’s have a look at them.
With his much anticipated third album Nebula Dance finally in stores, Brighton’s Ital Tek is about to tour the U.S. in the coming weeks. He also did a mixtape for Self-titled Mag and picked his 10 favourite footwork tracks for Dummy.
Another album to look out for is Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe’s Kidsuke, which will be out on November 2nd. In the meantime, check out their mixtape for Finest Ego’s Monthly Mix.
Next up, we got a triplet of uptempo mixes: London’s xxxy got to play a show on Russian radio Follow Me Studio, Scuba showcases lots of new Hotflush material on his mix for FACT Magazine, and you can stream Objekt‘s 2-hour mix from this year’s Dimension Festival.
Boiler Room invited Berlin’s Dixon & Âme to play at their ADE party the other day, that’s 4 hours in the mix!
Hyperdub’s first lady Ikonika did a guestmix for Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations and she included a previously unheard remix of hers.
Legendary Philadelphia DJ and producer King Britt was approached by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage “to curate a show on Afrofuturism and its influences on me and my compositional work.”
Hot on the heels of his new single on Brainfeeder, London’s Lapalux stopped by at Los Angeles’ KCRW to do a mini mix.
The oldie of the week comes from Jneiro Jarel, who posted his Houston We Have A Solution Mix made in 2005 (careful, it’s a Facebook link!)
And lastly, let us remind you we had two new mixes out ourselves: Lokiboi contributed to our own podcast series, and Tetsuo did a mix for Colectivo Futuro.
Wax Poetics celebrates its ten-year anniversary with their 50th issue, also known as the Prince Issue. And since there’s probably nobody on this planet who knows his funk better than LA’s Dâm-Funk, he was asked to together a special Prince Mixtape.
The Hudson Mohawke Valentine’s Day mixes have become sort of a tradition. No difference this year, you can download the fifth edition on LuckyMe.
And here’s another Valentine’s mix, this time put together by Los Angeles beat scientiest Shlohmo.
One of the highlights this week must have been Julia Holter‘s contribution to the FACT Mix series. Not an everyday mixtape!
Next up a triplet of house mixes: BNJMN promotes his DJ set at Italy’s SRSLY, Pinch has become Another Dubstep DJ playing House Music, and the Innervisions guys shared Dixon‘s recent set at Boiler Room.
And lastly, here are some oldskool vibes from Doc Scott and MC Conrad, recorded 1996 in Berlin.
Following stops in Bristol and Detroit, the latest episode of Resident Advisor‘s Real Scenes brings us to the city of Berlin.
Through words by Dixon, Apparat, Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann and many others, the story of underground clubs and the rise of techno in Germany is told.
I already mentioned the Embers Mix from Floating Points in the weekly bits, but just in case you missed it..
Out of the Los Angeles based Brainfeeder collective, comes TOKiMONSTA with a very nice mixtape she recorded for my man Lefto. Make sure not to sleep on her tracks, she’s among the most talented uprising producers in the world right now!
From earlier this year is a mixtape by Innervision‘s Dixon. The mix was a giveaway for Berlin’s montly Innercity club. 70 minutes of good new house music.
More musical hotness from Berlin comes from Modeselektor. For Resident Advisor’s podcast series, the DJs and producers have put together a sweet dubstep set, proving once more the boys open mindedness towards anything out there. I might add, that I prefer the podcast much over their new Body Language mix CD.
Mary Anne Hobbs had Joy Orbison among her guests in her latest radioshow. That’s something for your iPod I believe.
I have posted this last one on Twitter some weeks back, one of my favourite podcast JJ Smoking Sessions has put together another great episode that’s all about Prince. No excuses.
It is a pity all the old podcasts on Resident Advisor are no longer available for download. So far, all I have been doing today was playing their podcast with Berlin’s Dixon (Innervisions/Sonar Kollektiv), who did an episode 48 back in March 2007.
RA.048 Dixon – 2007.03.12 (download)
01. Amp Fiddler – Faith (Jazzanova Remix)
02. Alice Smith – Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix)
03. Kelis – 80s Joint
04. Owusu & Hannibal – Lonnie’s Secret
05. Kathy Diamond – Album Track 13
06. Paul Randolph – Believer (Jazzanova Remix)
07. Demba – Louder (Henrik Schwarz Main Mix)
08. Martin Landsky – Let Me Dance (Sebo K Remix)
09. Telepopmusic – Love Can Damage Your Hard (Ferrer Remix)
10. Tracey Thorn – It’s All True (Martin Butrich Remix)
11. Matthew Herbert – Moving Like A Train (Smith n Hack Remix)
You might have noticed that many of the tracks are also featured on Get Physical‘s Body Language Vol. 4, which also was compiled and mixed by Dixon. Interested? Get the download while it’s up!