Weekly Bits 25/2011

The Weekly Bits collect some of the most noteworthy news from our Twitter stream. Let’s see if you missed any of these.

With his self-titled debut album finally in stores, here’s a music video for SBTRKT‘s single featuring Yukimi Nagano

Another much anticipated album is Zomby‘s forthcoming Dedication. Two of its tracks are available now on a highly limited 7-inch and one of them is a free download.

Drexciya‘s DJ Stingray contributes to Electronic Explorations second Legends Guest Mix Series, playing a selection fast paced techno.

Another Detroit legend, Planet E founder Carl Craig, has been interviewed by We Love Music. The video also features comments by the likes of Derrick May, Paul Woolford and The Mole.

Spain’s 2011 Sónar festival came to an end, RBMA Radio has caught some of the live-sets including these from Teebs, Illum Sphere, Cosmin TRG or The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble. BBC Radio 1 aired Scuba’s set on this week’s Essential Mix, and Benji B has even more.

I got two more mixtapes for you: DJ Andy Smith’s never released Document 4 and this Groove Merchants radioshow with a guestmix from Mount Kimbie.

Lastly, here’s the sad story of Andy Baio, who recently got sued by Kind of Blue cover photographer Jay Maisel for “using” his picture for his Kind of Bloop project.

Kind of Bloop

Cover Artwork

Cover Artwork

I think I mentioned this project on Twitter some months ago, Kind of Bloop is an 8-bit tribute to the Miles Davis masterpiece Kind of Blue. Driven by the question how the legendary album would sound if created on eighties homecomputers, Andy Baio tried raising enough money to pay $2000 of royalties. The goal was easily achieved and the project eventually realised.

01. Ast0r – So What
02. Virt – Freddie Freeloader
03. Sergeeo – Blue in Green
04. Shnabubula – All Blues
05. Disasterpeace – Flamenco Sketches

While a CD is currently available to supporters only, digital downloads will be out for sale to the public on August 20th.

August 19, 2009 On the occasion, let me mention that BBC Radio 2 is streaming The Secret Kind of Blue for the next couple of days on their iPlayer

June 23, 2011 As reported by Gizmodo, photographer Jay Maisel sued they guys behind Kind of Bloop over a copyright infringement claim.