It was only the second volume of Madlib’s Rock Konducta project that convinced buying a copy of both LPs. I first got in touch with krautrock back in 2001 through the official Neu! and consequently widened my knowledge through Julian Cope’s quirky (and now out-of-print) Krautrocksampler. Like the Rock Konducta LPs, this new mix by Now-Again‘s Eothen “Egon” Alapatt is inspired by many of those records, but it also extends to other obscure rock albums from all over the world. 50 minutes of that for your listening pleasure!
I’m not gonna let you wait until the Friday for another edition of Weekend Mixtapes, for I’ve got a couple of mixes to share with you right now!
Let’s start with the oldest in the bunch, a nice selection of Brazilian tunes put together by Floating Points. To get you in the mood for the next Brazil game or simply to have a good time. Leave a shout on Sam’s SoundCloud page if you like this!
Next up, listen to music from the private collection of Now-Again founder and Stones Throw associate Egon. Also available as video via Boiler Room LA.
Berlin Community Radio is continuously putting out quality mixes from some of my favourite artists. Most recently, they had Hyperdub-signed Laurel Halo in their studio, playing a wide selection from jazz and folk to dub techno.
Listen to a Kode9 set recorded at London’s Fabric the other day, playing what sounds like mostly records from his label Hyperdub. He also shared his Maida Vale session with Spaceape from a couple of years back.
While I’ve never met LD in real life, I’ve know him since the early days of the Brownswood Forum. His Spacebass show once started as a podcast before making the jump to London’s NTS Live. Enjoyed this one a lot when it was broadcasted the other day!
Eothen Alapatt, better known as Egon and founder of Now-Again, is certainly one of the most interesting figures to be featured in the Crate Diggers series by now. Watch as he shows some of his most precious items, and more importantly, listen to some amazing stories about how he got them and the people that made them.
As I’m still catching up after some days abroad, here’s the lecture with Erykah Badu at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid. You might have seen snippets before, but this is the full session of her talking to Now-Again‘s Eothen “Egon” Alapatt.
More and more sessions are coming in, you might have seen the Paul Riser, Carsten Nicolai and Addison Groove lectures before. To stay up to date, you best subscribe to the RBMA channel on Vimeo or keep visiting that site.