XLR8R Podcast by DJ Stingray

With the twentieth anniversary of James Stinson‘s, the Twittersphere reminisced about all things Drexicya the other week, sharing YouTube videos, old interviews and the likes. A week later, XLR8R presents its latest podcast, fast-paced and sinister like only a Detroit man could’ve delivered it – in this case Drexciya tour DJ Stingray.

XLR8R Podcast by DJ Stingray01. The Advent – Dark (Fader) Side
02. Hell & Jonzon – Lifeform
03. Delinquent Dialect – Minimal Electronic
04. Ultradyne – Fantasy Era
05. Shadow People – Firestarter
06. Autechre – Dial
07. Dead Silence Syndicate – Edge City Express
08. Galaxian – Repent
09. E8 – Micropacer 1
10. Addison Groove – Work It
11. Tactical Systems – Graviton Force
12. Silicon – Electron Push
13. Transllusion – Cerebral Cortex Malfunction
14. The Sentinel – Wrong Time
15. Alden Tyrell – Digger
16. Silicon – 0%
17. The Advent – Wasper
18. Cosmic Force – Optical Rape
19. Delinquent Dialect – Fear LED
20. Galaxian – Repent
21. Drexciya – Positron Island

As always, the mix is available in two flavours. Head over to the download page and make your choice!

Weekly Bits 25/2011

The Weekly Bits collect some of the most noteworthy news from our Twitter stream. Let’s see if you missed any of these.

With his self-titled debut album finally in stores, here’s a music video for SBTRKT‘s single featuring Yukimi Nagano

Another much anticipated album is Zomby‘s forthcoming Dedication. Two of its tracks are available now on a highly limited 7-inch and one of them is a free download.

Drexciya‘s DJ Stingray contributes to Electronic Explorations second Legends Guest Mix Series, playing a selection fast paced techno.

Another Detroit legend, Planet E founder Carl Craig, has been interviewed by We Love Music. The video also features comments by the likes of Derrick May, Paul Woolford and The Mole.

Spain’s 2011 Sónar festival came to an end, RBMA Radio has caught some of the live-sets including these from Teebs, Illum Sphere, Cosmin TRG or The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble. BBC Radio 1 aired Scuba’s set on this week’s Essential Mix, and Benji B has even more.

I got two more mixtapes for you: DJ Andy Smith’s never released Document 4 and this Groove Merchants radioshow with a guestmix from Mount Kimbie.

Lastly, here’s the sad story of Andy Baio, who recently got sued by Kind of Blue cover photographer Jay Maisel for “using” his picture for his Kind of Bloop project.

Weekly Bits 3/2011

The weekly bits are a great way to sum up a week of my Twitter posts. They are also a great excuse for being lazy and not writing articles for a week.

Brainfeeder has posted some give-aways titled Lunch Special II and Lunch Special III this week, fans of Jeremiah Jae watch out! They’re also giving a first preview to the forthcoming album by Austin Peralta, which really sounds like something.

The Leaf label has put together a 7-disc Caribou bundle, featuring previous albums, exclusive tracks and two DVDs. You can order it here.

As mentioned before, the new Pixelord EP will go on sale tomorrow. Read the interview in Knowledge Magazine and enter their competition to win copies.

LA’s Stones Throw is sharing a previously unreleased Jaylib track, well it was released not long ago on Madlib’s Medine Show #11.

Celebrating their 4th anniversary, Fine Art Records are giving away the Fabrice Lig album for free.

Not many mixtapes this week. You probably heard Morgan Zarate‘s guestmix for URB already. You also should have heard the Mark Pritchard podcast for Ho Hum before, if not you can now find it on Mixcloud.

But the best mix I’ve heard in a while is Jamie xx guestmix for Benji B. In case you missed it the first time around, you can still download it.

Thanks to 8bitch for posting Liz Copeland‘s in-depth interview with Drexciya‘s James Stinson. Originally recorded in 2002, just week’s before James passed away. The only ever Drexciya interview!

And finally, here’s a nice series of photos taken by Billy Monk at Capetown night clubs between 1967 and 1969.