Kidkanevil – Inakunaru

I said it before and I will say it again: please let there be a second Kidsuke album! While we’re nowhere near any news about that, things aren’t as grim as they seem. Kidkanevil, one half of Kidsuke, is preparing his return on Project: Mooncircle with a full solo album. Judging by the track above, it’s safe to assume that this will get us over the dry period before there’s new Kidsuke material. Pheeeew!

Titled “My Little Ghost” will be out on May 9, 2014. Pre-order from Bandcamp, HHV or Rush Hour.

Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe – Ghostgirl (KRTS Remix)

2012 not only saw the 10th anniversay of German label Project: Mooncircle, they also delivered some strong releases that year, most notably the Kidsuke album and KRTS’ The Dread of an Unknown Evil. Today, the label is giving away a collaboration of the two, KRTS remixing his label mates Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe. Go ahead and download the track, also make sure to leave your feedback here.

Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe – Kidsuke

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If you are one of our more regular readers, you likely heard about the name Kidsuke by now. The project is the brainchild of Tokyo’s Daisuke Tanabe and UK producer Gerard Roberts, better known as Kidkanevil, an admirer of the Japanese culture and member of the Ninja Tune affiliated Stateless. Both are also alumni of 2010’s Red Bull Music Academy in London, where they met for the first time in person and where the idea for a collaboration sparked. Two years later, following many file transfers and two meetups in Tokyo and London, Berlin’s Project Mooncircle has released the album.

Listening to Kidsuke takes you to your old room at your parents’ house, one of the dearest places of your childhood. Through the first 10 minutes, you see yourself stepping through a hallway of memories, unfade images of your stuffed animals, happily remember melodies from that old music box. It’s a sound most familiar to you, yet the melodies are unknown. There is Aphex Twin’s precision, the quirkiness of Mouse on Mars, Dim Dim’s playful moments, or Teebs doing his chimes. But are these really happy childhood memories, or does the music edge towards the dark and the cynic? An old nightmare of yours?, a future noir-fairytale?, some weird anime plot? It’s not evidently a dark mood on the record, but it made me wonder about the musicians’ intentions at times. Kidsuke has its melancholic moments, yet there are optimistic tones as in both Harmonic parts (probably my favourites, too), sweet seductivons in Frogs In A Well or Ghostboy, the uplifting MoOoOoOn. Versatile yet consistent record, an album to that you can’t avoid listening on repeat. My verdict is you should buy this!01. IntroOoOoO
02. Nanotrees (Out In The Woods)
03. Frogs In A Well
04. School Chimes
05. SGstep
06. MoOoOoOn
07. Sine Flowers
08. Ghostboy
09. Tiny Concrete Block
10. The Other Day We Thought Of Our Friends…
11. Cherry Chimes
12. Ghostgirl
13. Harmonics pt. 1
14. Harmonics pt. 2
15. Super Deformed
16. The Last Train
You can get this fine record on limited orange vinyl 2-LP and several digital formats. Also available from retailers such as Bleep or iTunes, and there’s the full album stream on Spotify.

Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe – Kidsuke

Talk about a joint album by RBMA alumnis Kidkanevil and Daisuke Tanabe has been around for a while now, but an official announcement has only been made recently. Since then, Gilles Peterson revealed one of the album tracks, which will premiere on his own Browswood electr*c compilation end of September. As of today, there are some more snippets on Project Mooncircle‘s SoundCloud, the label that will release the full album on November 2nd, 2012. Listen to this!

1. IntroOoOoO
2. Nanotrees (Out In The Woods)
3. Frogs In A Well
4. School Chimes
5. SGstep
6. MoOoOoOn
7. Sine Flowers
8. Ghostboy
9. Tiny Concrete Block
10. The Other Day We Thought Of Our Friends…
11. Cherry Chimes
12. Ghostgirl
13. Harmonics Pt1
14. Harmonics Pt2
15. Super Deformed
16. The Last Train

You can pre-order Kidsuke on 2-LP or digital from Bandcamp or HHV.

Kidkanevil – Basho Basho Remixed Remixed

Kid Kanevil - Basho Basho Remixed Remixed

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The anticipated follow-up to Kidkanevil’s Basho Basho from earlier this year, a remix album titled Basho Basho Remixed Remixed is finally available on his Bandcamp page.

Almost half of the tracks are reworks of his RBMA 2010 fellows, including well established beatsmiths such as LA’s Tokimonsta, Manchester Illum Sphere or Germany’s Swede:art. But there are more favourites among the cast, take Daedelus, Blue Daisy, Daisuke Tanabe or Throwing Snow.01. Lantern 1 (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)
02. Megajoy (TOKiMONSTA’s Unsound Bliss Mix)
03. Setsuko (BUG Remix)
04. Land Of Plenty (Throwing Snow Remix)
05. Drunken Master (Swede:art’s Mind Gone Remix)
06. Tintinnabuli (Om Unit’s Drexciyan Meditation Remix)
07. Minjo (Blue Daisy Remix)
08. The Floating World (Eliphino Remix)
09. When Doves Bounce (Illum Sphere’s Rebounce)
10. Lantern 2 (Cherry Chan + Kiat Remix)
11. Yokai (Daedelus Looks For That Remix)

If you think it’s gonna be hard to pick a favourite, you’re guess is right. I’ve chose Blue Daisy’s remix, to which you can listen below.

You can get the digital release of Basho Basho Remixed Remixed directly from Kidkanevil‘s Bandpage. Four of the mixes are also available on a limited 12-inch release, and its name suggests there’s going to be a second one.

If you’re not conviced yet, grab the Daedelus remix for free or listen to the album in full.

Mixtape Monday #13

It’s been a while since the last Mixtape Monday, so apart from featuring some of last week’s mixes, I will sneak in a couple of older ones.

Some weeks back, Gilles Peterson did a Drum & Bass Special on his weekly radio show. I never imagined I’d (still) feature that music on this blog, but when it comes to the late nineties I’m all set for that. If you missed the show, you can now download both hours from SoundCloud. Especially the first part is much recommended!

Also from Gilles Peterson is the podcast to promote the forthcoming Havana Cultura Remixed compilation.

Next up are a couple of house mixtapes for you. Aardvarck dug out some records from the 1988-1993 period and made this mix for New Worck. Philpot Records head Soulphiction made a contribution to the Bodytonic Podcast series, and from Mark E comes a new guest-mix for Warm.

Enrico Crivellaro, better known as Volcov or Isoul8, put together one, two, three mixes for Sunday afternoons. Expect folk, jazz and Brazilian music.

My favourite mix in this week’s selection probably comes from Austrian producer Daeque, whose mix ranges from Dimlite to David Axelrod, Wilco to Shafiq Husayn.

And now for you beatheadz: Big Up magazine has a bunch of post-RBMA mixes from the likes of Kid Kanevil, DZA, Swede:art, Tokimonsta, Daisuke Tanabe, 00Genesis and some others!

The latest episodes of Mamiko’s Hepcat Radio are also online, download or stream the shows with Seiji and Hudson Mohawke.

And lastly, I’d like to mention A Tribute to Matthew Herbert mix, which I’ve found on the Brownswood forum.

Kidkanevil – When Doves Bounce (Illum Sphere’s Rebounce)

Oh my goodness, just heard this new remix by Illum Sphere and it blew my mind. The original is taken from the Bashō Bashō album by Kidkanevil which was released earlier this year.

I wish I could tell you a release date for this one, it should be “coming soooooon”. Watch out and don’t forget!