It’s been a good week (and month) for mixtapes, shall we start with our selection for the weekend?
Ben UFO’s and Pearson Sound’s show on Rinse FM is one of the few I make an effort to listen to on a regular basis. While I recommend tuning in every Thursday, let me highlight the show from August 8th (might go offline soon!)
To keep the uptempo vibes, check out another Boiler Room session from Nutriot Podcast contributor Gerry Read, who is about to release another of those fine 12-inches on Fourth Wave.
Following releases on Rush Hour and the Actress-operated Werkdiscs, check out Moiré‘s most excellent FACT mix from earlier this week.
Our Twitter followers might have noticed us going all crazy about the last Mr Beatnick radio show on NTS Live. He himself called it his best show all year, so make sure to take a good listen!
Los Angeles’ Julia Holter released her debut on Domino Records this week. On that occasion, she was asked to put to a very special mix called People Dreaming In Church.
And lastly, don’t sleep on Alexander Nut‘s show from last Saturday (PS: he’ll be live in about an hour or 12.00 GMT)
Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart are JETS (yes, it’s their initials), already one of the most exciting collaborations of the year. Their debut EP came out on Leisure System and a full-lenght will hopefully follow in the not so distant future. British Fact Magazine asked them to contribute to their podcast and you can listen to that one below.
JETS Elements Radio Vol. 1
01. Machinedrum – Dentist Beat (unreleased)
02. Jimmy Edgar – Do Something Bad (unreleased)
03. Machinedrum – Want Me (unreleased)
04. Steek – Disco Cesar (Jimmy Edgar Rediscovery Foundation Remix)
05. JETS – Lazerkords (unreleased)
06. Three 6 Mafia – Who Run It (Machinedrum Remix)
07. Luxury – Crucified (Jimmy Edgar remix)
08. Jimmy Edgar – I Wanna Be Your STD (Instrumental)
09. Sepalcure – The Water’s Fine (forthcoming Hotflush)
10. Jimmy Edgar – 18th Street Reflections (unreleased)
11. Machinedrum – Don’t Want 2 Lose You (unreleased)
12. Aliya Lenya – My Man Aint Shit I Need a New One (unreleased)
13. Machinedrum – Back Seat Ho (unreleased)
14. Jimmy Edgar – 84 Beat (unreleased)
15. Machinedrum & Prefuse 73 – The Only Scarf (unreleased)
16. KW – It’s Time (Jimmy Edgar remix)
17. Machinedrum – She’s So Real (unreleased)
18. Body Language – Lose my Head (Jimmy Edgar remix)
19. Barker & Baumecker – No Body (Machinedrum remix)
20. Jimmy Edgar – You Took My Love (unreleased)
21. Machinedrum – Take Kuntrol (unreleased)
22. Jimmy Edgar – Higher (instrumental)
23. Machinedrum – Neujack (unreleased)
24. Jimmy Edgar – Sh Baby
25. Machinedrum – Swagmoi (unreleased)
26. Jimmy Edgar – Latin Sunrise Dub (unreleased)
27. Machinedrum – Hell No
28. Jimmy Edgar – Funktion of your Love (Machinedrum remix)
29. Morris Nightingale – Untitled 9 (unreleased)
30. JETS – Sin Luv With U
You might also want to check out this recent interview with Jimmy and Travis.
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.
As we haven’t updated you on new mixtapes lately, check out these from the last couple of days.
His previous two Lover’s Melt mixtapes still produce a lot of search queries on this site, so you might be happy to hear about the third installment in Flying Lotus‘ series.
And it’s once again one of FlyLo’s pears, London based DJ Kutmah, who has got a mix to deliver. This time he was asked by FACT Magazine to contribute to their podcast series.
Martin Clark’s Blackdown blog did a feature on Om Unit and his Cosmic Bridge label. Comes with a short interview and a mix.
Recorded at an Oslo RBMA party, listen to a live set by Four Tet.
This Linkwood mixtape has been around for a while, let’s download it!
Boiler Room co-founder Thristian aka the bPm put together TOOHOTTOLISTENTOTECHNO for the guys at oki-ni
And lastly, another one from the archives: the Hyponik podcast by Photomachine.
One of our 2011 favourites, Bristol’s Hyetal, has been this week’s guest on Solid Steel radio. Listen or download his mix on their SoundCloud page.
Seems London’s Bullion had to struggle a little with his Tom Ravenscroft remix. Haha, sorry!
Our latest podcast contributor Jay Scarlett recommended this Yosi Horikawa mix for Playground Mag, you might find it easy to agree on.
Here come the big sites: A Guy Called Gerald, Luke Vibert for Dazed, Daedalus for FACT Magazine, and Kowton for Dummy.
Lastly, you might want to check out the new BTS Radio guestmix by Toro Y Moi.
UK’s FACT Magazine caught up with Kieran Hebden ahead of his in-store set at Phonica Records. In this video, he goes through the highlights of his record bag.
And here’s the list of records mentioned in the clip:
Malcolm Cecil – Radiance (1981)
Don Cherry – Organic Music (1972)
Joan La Barbara – Tapesongs (1977)
Kamikaze – Ghetto Kyote EP (2006)
The Time – Jungle Love (1984)
We could not find Kieran’s last pick, but it appears to be a split 12-inch of James Danso and the Super Sweet Talks.
(via Green Tea Session)
It’s weekend time, so here’s a selection of mixtapes I mentioned this week on Twitter.
French label 7even Recordings launched their own podcast series and they kick off with a mix by ENA, whose new 12-inch was only released the other day.
The second release on Jacques Greene’s Vase label comes from London duo Arclight and they’ve done an interview and guest mix for Dazed Digital.
King Britt has been releasing music under so many names, it’s hard to keep up. He just released a new EP on Hyperdub under his Fhloston Paradigm moniker and promotes it with a guestmix for FACT.
As Run Dem Crew is getting ready for the Berlin half-marathon, their founding member Morgan Zarate has done a 20-minutes mix for running.
I wish I had the time to keep up with radio shows, but here’s one I have to recommend. Tim’s You’ll Soon Know is on every Monday night and on his latest show his guests are Om Unit and Laurent Fintoni.
And lastly, check this 2003 Four Tet for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide.
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.
This was supposed to be a collection of mixes for the weekend, but since Ms Riot was in town over the weekend..
Just hot off the press is the latest Resident Advisor podcast mixed by Martyn. As you all know, his new album arrived today, so maybe you want to listen to this mix on your way to the shop.
The last couple of mixes by Tropics became all-time favourites in no time, so I’m really looking forward to this new one for oki-ni.
2000black founder Dego is currently on tour through Japan. I wonder if he really needs promo mixes to fill clubs over there, but he made one just in case (and for everybody outside of Japan.)
And from there it’s easy to draw a line to Eric Lau’s Last Night on Earth mix for Put Me On It, which went online a couple of days ago already.
Set The Tone is already one of the biggest dance tunes for me this year, so I’ve been following all of Ossie‘s activity since then. Last week he came up with a mix for the Hyponik podcast and it’s a good one.
Jacques Greene was on Rinse FM last week, Phon.o contributed a mix for Electronic Beats, and the Boiler Room‘s back to back from Quest and Silkie is online.
One of the most anticipated albums for this month should be Severant by Kuedo. The other week he guested on the FACT podcast and I think he also made a mix for Mary Anne Hobbs.
If the last one in this selection gets any extra attention, then it shall be Sotu the Traveller‘s mix for DJ Broadcast.
Update This one just came in, it’s an impressive 95 minutes mix by Bristol’s Appleblim for FACT Magazine
It would be a bit hard to believe you’re already through with the weekend mixtapes, but here are some new ones anyway.
Among the most anticipated album this autumn (meh!) is certainly Blue Daisy‘s debut full length The Sunday Gift. He gave us an impression on Mary Anne Hobb’s radioshow the other week, now you can listen again on Mixcloud.
The latest FACT podcast comes from Jamie xx and there’s no way around it!
Paul White‘s released a new longplayer in August, giving him the time to play some of his influences on the Potholes podcast.
Amsterdam’s Tom Trago is a figure we’ve been sporting since his debut album came out some years ago. He also knows how to DJ and he proves it on this new mix for URB Magazine.
There’re are too many good radio shows on this planet, here are three worth checking out. Ital Tek plays some records on the Donky Pitch show, and Rinse had Africa Hitech and Floating Points spinning.
I know some of you have mixed feelings about Ricardo Villalobos, but this recording from Romania’s Sunwaves festival really is something.
We klearly have to start with this one, the 267th FACT mix put together by Mancunian Krystal Klear. Mix of the week!
Russian radio Headz FM recorded Africa Hitech‘s Moscow live-set from some weeks back. Get the two-part download while you can and also take a look at this tribute by DJ Rasskazov. And if that’s not enough, give Africa Hitech’s set at Sónar 2011 another spin.
Russian beatmaker Damscray and Sunlike are playing a selection of instrumental hip hop for Ukrainian Sashiradioblog. Available for download or stream.
While we’re still waiting for his new album, Ben Westbeech is playing some summer tunes on his mixtape for Vice Magazine.
New York’s Brennan Green has been playing on Beats in Space numerous times and remember these shows as some of the most entertaining ones. Plus he’s always playing good music, so grab his latest.
Tectonic’s Jack Sparrow has made a minimix for his booking agency, Seiji promotes his new record with his Seiji4 Promo Mix, and Eva Be is playing some house records for you.
Like every week, there are plenty of Boiler Room recordings worth grabbing, but Ossie‘s mix deserves special mentioning.
Mary Anne Hobbs keeps uploading those guestmixes for her new show to her Mixcloud account. Check FaltyDL, Machinedrum, Daedelus or the latest show with Teebs and Blawan.
And lastly, here’s one I was sent when my computer was dead. You might have heard of IG Culture’s new labels Holy Roller and HR2. The first releases on the former is the Manz at Work mixtape and features several unreleases remixes.
Benji B has been teasing us with Ossie‘s tracks for ages, but the much anticipated Set The Tone EP on Hyperdub is finally out there. In comes FACT Magazine to interview the young London based producer and ask him for an exclusive mixtape.
01. Moloko – Sing It back (Ossie Remix)
02. Karizma – Groove A ‘K” Ordingly (Atjazz Remix)
03. FCL – Let’s Go
04. Ossie – The Power of Love
05. DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson – Dama S Salon
06. Plesurekraft – Tarantula (Ghooppee Remix)
07. Ossie – That’s Mine
08. Danny Marquez & Tuccillo – Mumba
09. Ossie – Set The Tone
10. DJ Gregory – Attend 1
11. Vikter Duplaix – Manhood
12. DJ Gregory – Traffic
13. Bopstar feat. Zara Mc Farlane – Chiaroscuro (Vudoo Reprise)
14. Marlon D – Jesus Creates Sounds
15. Ossie – Ossie Baba
For me this is one of the best mixes in a long time, so I recommend downloading it while it’s around.
Just a quick one for the latest edition of Mixtape Monday, so let’s get started.
The latest edition of Electronic Explorations has a mix I’m very excited about. It comes from New York’s Machinedrum, who also got an album in reach.
Glasgow’s LuckyMe always has mixtapes worth checking out, but this time it’s their very own Eclair Fifi having a guest spot on URB’s podcast.
Last weeks’s FACT podcast had a mix from Silkie, which reminds us the London based producer readies his follow-up to our much loved City Limits.
And lastly grab this B2B session from Kyle Hall and FunkinEven. Over and out!
Update Ooops, I just figured it’s not even Monday today!
Now that the Africa Hitech album is out, it’s the forthcoming album by Machinedrum taking the top spot on my imaginary list of the most anticipated records this year. As that’s still two months away from release, FACT Magazine sat down with Travis, talked about the album and asked for a mix.
01. F Grimm – Emotions
02. DJ Taktix – Hornz for 94 (Philip D Kick Footwork Edit)
03. DJ Diamond – Go Hard
04. DJ Spinn – Man I Do It
05. Tom & Jerry – Yamming Snacks Like Jerry (Machinedrum Footwork Edit)
06. Secret Squirrel – Jungle Squirrel (Machinedrum Footwork Edit)
07. Distal – Behold The Jungle Bootleg
08. Chrissy Murderbot – Club Cirque Riddim
09. EPROM – Twerkul8
10. Africa Hitech – Foot Step
11. Machinedrum – Boxoff
12. Mike De Underground and Cool Hand Flex – Day to Day
13. Dok – Your Love [’89 Revival]
14. The House Crew – Euphoria (Nino’s Dream)
15. Return Of Macka Brown – Dub Heaven (Machinedrum Edit)
16. Untouchables – N Joi This (Machinedrum Edit)
17. Vicious Crew – No Politics Vol 2 A1
18. Falty DL – Jungle 12-10-10
19. Plug – Feelings
20. Roni Size & Reprazent – Morse Code
21. XI – Break Dat
22. Son Of Kick – Playing the Villain (Machinedrum Remix)
23. Lil Wayne – Six Foot Seven Foot
24. Walkmen – Countdown Theory
And here is how to proceed: download, press play, then read this interview and enjoy the music!
Chances are you already heard the latest FACT Magazine podcast, a live recording of Jamie xx & Oneman. The two were playing back to back at what appears to be the hottest club in the UK right now: London’s Boiler Room. Expect a selection from disco and boogie to garage reworks of nineties pop-dancefloor tunes. A bit crazy, but really nice.
Next up we got last week’s Dummy Mix from Dutch producer 2562, in which he plays new music he’s “feeling from all over the place.” Also available from his SoundCloud page, just in case you feel you need to press the +fav button.
Our podcast contributor Kelpe did a guestmix for Tom Ravencroft’s show on 6 Music show last month. If you missed that one, you can grab the download off SoundCloud.
Paul Pre, another contributor to our podcast series, will be playing at this year’s Outlook Festival in Croatia. To promote himself and the event, he put a new mix on Mixcloud.
For oki-ni, dubstep producer Martyn did a mix “as if it were a spring afternoon radio show, with a few jingles and music from across the board”, including Carl Craig, Tom Tom Club, Austin Peralta and Caribou.
I got some more bass music for you released in the last couple of weeks: SBTRKT‘s recent show on Rinse FM (direct link), the Throwing Snow guestmix for Get Me, and Fantastic Mr Fox did one for The Guardian.
We’re gonna end this as we started, with another recording from the Boiler Room by Kutmah.