Weekly Bits 2/2010

It’s been a while since the last weekly bits, but now that the new website is complete there should be more time for regular posts.

British duo Autechre are back with a new album. It’s their 10th already and it will be released in March on Warp Records. Titled “Oversteps”, it will be available as a deluxe vinyl edition designed by TDR among other formats. They have also announced a tour through Europe, kicking of on March 11.

Another legendary comeback this year is made by Gil Scott-Heron, whose new album I’m New Here will be released on February 8. You can already have a look at his new video for Me and The Devil.

BlastKid has posted a good read on European Jazz for the LaidBack blog. This is only an appetizer for his forthcoming radioshow, in which he will play the music mentioned.

Stuttgart’s Motor City Drum Ensemble has mixed the latest podcast for XLR8R, in which he plays lots of classic house tracks and a few new tunes as well.

You never go wrong paying Sonic Router a visit, but this week was truly exceptional. Following the Best of Ruffage Sessions came an exclusive mix from Blue Daisy, one of the most exciting names to look out for this year.

The Bleep store has announced a most compelling offer this week, for only 30 dollars/euros/pounds you can buy the Top 100 Tracks of 2009. Be quick, the offer is only valid for two weeks!

If you’re looking for some free music instead, have a look at these unreleased demos from Dwele.

From the previous week is the BBC Live Session from Four Tet. Comes with both audio and video.

Mr. Scruff & Kaidi Tatham – Fresh Noodles

It’s always good to hear news from the man they call Kaidi Tatham, so here he is on a brand new track from Ninja Tunes’ very own Mr. Scruff. Kaidi is not only playing the keys on this, he showcases he’s equally good on the flute.

This slow house jam will be out on Trus’me’s label Prime Numbers, backed by tracks from Andres and Motor City Drum Ensemble. It should be in a record shop near you on November 11, 2009.

Mixtape Monday #2

Here’s a summary of the many mixtapes I’ve posted on Twitter throughout the week, just in case you missed them.

Brainfeeder once again sets standards with their latest mixtape, which comes from dubstep producer Martyn, who surprises with a selection of hiphop, electro and anything in between. If you’re looking for real dubstep, Dub War’s new podcast mixed by Headhunter is what you’re looking for. More of this comes from the fine people of Tranquera, who are hosting this mix by Cooly G.

If you’re looking for something more disco, the latest edition of Beats in Space should be your cup of tea. Tim Sweeney invited Stuttgart’s Motor City Drum Ensemble to the show, who also played at Sunday Best the same weekend.

Further I got King Britt’s tribute to the great Sun Ra in the first podcast for Saturn Never Sleeps and a new mix from Italian beatmaker AD Bourke.

Guess that was it, hope there’s some in for you!