Stompy’s Playground & London Contemporary Voices – Two Dots

Ready for some acoustic music for a change? London ensemble Stompy’s Playground teamed up with the London Contemporary Voice choir to record a live reinterpretation of Lusine‘s minor hit single Two Dots taken from his 2009 album A Certain Distance. Goosebumps!

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Shigeto live on KEXP

Before he played at this year’s Decibel Festival in Seattle, Zach Saginaw aka Shigeto payed KEXP radio a visit to perform a couple of tracks live, two of them taken from his latest album No Better Time Than Now. You can watch the entire session (including an interview) above or check out the individual tracks Ringleader, Perfect Crime, R Life and Ann Arbor part 3 & 4.

Shigeto live at Festival des Hauts de Garonne

Having delivered a stunning new album for Ghostly, Detroit’s Shigeto is now taking it to stages around the world. The video above captures nearly one hour of such a live performance, it was recorded back in July at the Festival des Haute de Garonne in, you guessed it right, France.

Shigeto – Detroit Part 1

We shared a live version of Shigeto‘s “Detroit Part 1” with you the last time, now there’s an official music video directed by Rafe Scobey-Thal. The video has it all it takes to win my love, beautiful cinematography and a storyline, not to mention the music from the newly released album No Better Time Than Now. You know what to do, just make sure to do it in fullscreen and high definition!

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Shigeto – Detroit Part 1

Here’s our second Shigeto post for today, this time following the Ghostly-signed producer as he plays a cut from his new album in a car the middle of the desert of Idaho. That, of course, sounds a lot like Into The Wood’s Carsick series, who regularly invite producers for a ride.

Lord RAJA – Rubies EP

It was Swede:art who passed me a link to Lord RAJA‘s SoundCloud profile the other day. 24 hours later, many more learned about the New York-based artist as Ghostly announced signing him. On that occasion, the label is giving away a free EP which you can download here. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Apr 15, 2013 Also check out Lord RAJA’s mixtape for Inverted Audio!

(via YSK)

Dauwd – Heat Division

Following two much praised EPs on Pictures Music, UK producer Dauwd has a new one out on Ghostly International. Titled Heat Wave, the 4-track EP is available now on limited vinyl and digital. Get your’s directly from the label, Bleep, Boomkat or iTunes.

Shigeto – This is for y’all

Only four days left until Shigeto‘s debut Full Circle will be released on Ghostly, so the Brooklyn based producer decided to give away another track to his supporters. You can download it from his SoundCloud page and leave him a comment.

Shigeto is also reponsible for the latest GhostlyCast, in which he plays music from contemporaries such as Samiyam, Devonwho or Actress, but also Black Milk, Slum Village or DJ Krush.

Shigeto – And We’re Gonna Go (Samiyam Remix)

Following a couple of EPs on Moongadget and Ghostly, Brooklyn based Shigeto is set to release his first album Full Circle. Apparently, there will also be a remix album and that’s where this Samiyam remix is taken from.

Full Circle will be out on Ghostly on November 19, but don’t ask me about the remixes. In the meantime you can download the remix, another track can be found over at the YSK blog.

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Gold Panda – Snow and Taxis

Only yesterday Ghostly International released the new Gold Panda album Lucky Shiner, alongside came this video directed by Ronni Shendar for the track “Snow and Taxis.”

Get yourself a copy of Lucky Shiner directly from the label or on iTunes.

(via ISO50)

Mux Mool – Wolf Tone Symphony (Paul White Remix)

Taken from Ghostly’s new compilation Horizon Line is this remix from Paul White – and I believe it’s a new one.

You can download this for free. And while you’re at it, get the remix from Bullion as well. The compilation will be out on April 13 as a digital-only release.

Weekly Bits 4/2010

Some long awaited releases have been on sale since last week. José James‘ second LP Blackmagic was delayed a couple of times already, but now it’s finally available on CD.

LA’s Stones Throw label has two new releases out now, one of them being the 5-LP box set of Dâm-Funk’s album Toeachizown. The second new offering is quite a surprise to me, it’s the instrumentals of Mayer Hawthorne‘s A Strange Arrangement.

Paul Pre, the man behind the latest podcast, is about to launch his club night Vast and now offers his own podcast series. You can listen to the first three on Mixcloud.

Meatskull have posted this very exclusive mixtape from Massive Attack’s 3D. Back in 2002, this was a give-away to the first 200 attendees of a Nocturne club in Bristol.

More than six hours of music are featured on this recording of a Move D party in Switzerland. Fans of deep house and minimal techno need to grab this 529 megabyte monster!

Chances are high you will find me tuned in on Lukid’s Ustream channel on Monday evening. Lukid, Bullion and Luke Vibert are now featured on a new 12-inch on Ghostly. Limited release, be quick!

Dazed Digital have posted some of Carlos Nino’s favorites. That’s favourite bands, labels, websites and books.

The RBMA in London will kick off real soon and together with Resident Advisor, they curate this special event. Carl Craig, Moritz von Oswald, Matmos, Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwartz – what are you waiting for?

And speaking of books, the author of my favourite novel The Catcher in the Rye, Jerome David Salinger has passed away this week. Rest In Peace!

Weekly Bits 37/2009

You know I have a crush on the Kindred Spirits label, so I’m pleased to report they have some new releases. Build an Ark will soon return with their new album “Love”, in the meantime you can listen to the new EP which is available for pre-order. Already available is the album from the Kindred Spirits Ensemble, should be in stock at every good record store.

As I continue sucking up everything related to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue album lately, I stumbled across these Legacy Podcasts about Jazz of 1959. In four episodes you can learn about jazz in the year ’59, the making of the milestone album Kind of Blue, but also on Dave Brubeck’s and Charles Mingus’ albums that came out that year.

I very much enjoyed Resident Advisor’s interview with Disco punk DJ Harvey and you should also check out FACT’s interview with Floating Points.

Mymanhenri has posted this live recording of Dorian Concept, Mamiko Motto and Cinnaman playing at L.A.’s Dublab.

Fans of the classic Reinforced label might want to show their love with this new (ehm, oldskool) t-shirt. And if I had some money left, I’d get me one of these Ghostly 10 Year Edition Posters from ISO50.

Dabrye – Air (fLako & Robot Koch Remix)

Almost forgot about this one (or how it ended up on my drive), but I’m glad I haven’t. Thanks to MF Doom’s distinct voice, Dabrye’s original version from Two/Three has always been a favourite on the album.

The Kode9 remix managed to take the track into a different direction, and the track was still a bomb. That made me think if there’s anything one could do to make this track sound bad (as in horrible). Though it should be possible, I find it quite hard to imagine!

So, it’s probably all about giving it a unique twist, taking it in a new direction – kinda like Kode9 did. Berlin-based producers fLako and Robot Koch stay in hip-hop territory and still manage just to do just this. The outcome is a nice laid back version of Air. Have to play it on repeat a couple of times, as it only runs for a bit longer than 2 minutes!