Weekly Bits 7/2010

If you like the music featured on this blog and you’ve been out in London, you know Plastic People as the first address for underground music. Be it the FWD parties, Tony Nwachukwu’s CDR events or IG Culture’s CoOp club, they all take (or in the latter case took) place at the same address in Shoreditch. It now seems Plastic People’s license is currently reviewed by the London Police, threatened to close its doors forever. To stay updated on the events and to learn how you can help, join this group on Facebook.

This is what happens, when you try to ignore Valentine’s Days and any related links passed to you on Twitter: I completely overlooked Hudson Mohawke‘s slow jams mix for LuckyMe.

Stumbled across a couple of interviews this week. No Depression’s Jay Hayes had the rare opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Betty Davis. The Okayplayer forum collected questions for Dego of 4hero and 2000Black fame, you can read it on his blog. While we’re at 4hero, let me also mention Knowledge Mag’s Week In The Life of 4hero with Marc Mac.

Lots of videos from the London Red Bull Music Academy are there to discover on their YouTube page. One of the highlights is the concert of Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft at the Royal Festival Hall.

The all new Armchair Dancefloor mix features a guest-spot from Blue Daisy, one of the names to look out for in this year.

Another free download is taken from the highly recommended Mind Over Matter Remixes from Greymatter. You can grab the TRG Remix of “Believe In Something” from his SoundCloud page.

And lastly, I read this article on FACT Magazine with great interest: Basic Channel‘s Mark Ernestus is about to launch a new label called Dug Out, specialized in reissues of classic reggae records.

Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft at RBMA

Here’s a video of  Henrik Schwarz and Bugge Wesseltoft performing live at the presently ongoing  Red Bull Music Academy in London.

The track is taken from one of Henrik’s EPs that came out in 2005 on Sunday Music.

More videos from that lecture can be found on the RBMA blog.

Weekly Bits 22/2009

My favourite track this week actually dates back to 2007, but it was posted by the Red Bull Music Academy only a couple of days ago. It comes from Mark Pritchard‘s latest project Africa Hi Tec, for which he teamed up with singer Steve Spacek. If I remember correctly, an album is supposed to follow early next year, the track Too Late definitely makes appetite for more.

After having discovered MUTEK’s podcast series, I had a look at their other offerings and came across sets from Kode 9 & Spaceape, Henrik Schwarz, Dave Aju or Akufen. There should be something in for all of you.

Paul White‘s debut album is now available for your listening pleasure, a digital download should follow soon is available now. The official date for the album (all formats) is June 8th.

One of my favourite labels, Holland’s Kindred Spirits, have updated their website. You can finally listen to all their releases online and order them directly from the label. However, it seems that their radioshow is no longer available.

Before I forget about it, here is another nice mixtape from Mark E. Havn’t really listened to it yet, but I know there are a lot of fans out there!

Beats in Space with Henrik Schwarz & Âme

For the latest Beats in Space radio-show, host Tim Sweeney invited Innervisions artists Henrik Schwarz and Âme‘s Frank Wiedemann. I havn’t yet downloaded the show myself, but I guess the tracklist speaks for itself.

Henrik Schwarz (live)
01. Equinox – Code 718 (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
02. Detroit Experiment – Think Twice (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
03. Henrik Schwarz – Untitled
04. Kuniyuki – Dear African Sky (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
05. Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
06. Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band – Man Of War (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
07. Omar feat. Stevie Wonder – I’m Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

Âme DJ Set
01. Âme – Setsa
02. Herbert – Birds
03. Anton Zap – Deeper
04. Pressure System – Voices From Planet Love
05. Robert Dietz – B1
06. Mood II Swing – Slippery Track
07. ? – ?
09. ? – ? (Âme Remix)
10. Crowdpleaser – Feelings (Kalabrese Remix)

You can both download or stream the show, just follow this link!e