Weekend Mixtapes #50

It’s weekend and I wanted to give you a quick updates on mixes I enjoyed a lot recently:

Untold – Groove Podcast 39

Mr Beatnick – Melbourne Deepcast 129 (interview)

Caribou 7inch Mix on Gilles Peterson Worldwide (interview)

Kan Kick – Kan Crates Funk Soul Mix

Lena Willikens – XLR8R Podcast 376

And here are a couple of radio shows:

Spacebass /w LD

PAN #6 /w Bill Kouligas

Moovmnt Radio Show 01

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Weekend Mixtapes #49

It’s been good to catch up on some mix shows lately, and I think there are a couple of stellar ones in this latest edition of weekend mixtapes.

Here’s a top 5 entry for best Hessle Audio shows of the year, as Ben UFO plays an exclusive recording by Terrence Dixon that nobody should miss, ranging from spaced out jazz to techno proper.

Mr Beatnick is joined by the rest of the Pride of Gombe pack on his NTS Radio show. Listen to 2 hours mixed b2b by Lukid, Samoyed, Astro:Dynamics, Kelpe, Adam Oko and the host of the show.

My favourite record of December turns out to be Hashman Deejay‘s debut album “Sandopolis”, released this week on the label Future Times. Had to check out some of his DJ mixes as well.  Here’s one recorded at this year’s Dekmantel Festival.

What can I say, two hours of records selected by Floating Points and Four Tet, playing their recently found records from all over the world.

And lastly, dont’t miss out on the December edition of Funkineven‘s Apron show on NTS Live.

Weekend Mixtapes #48

It’s been a while since we last selected weekend mixtapes for you, but don’t worry, we’ll continue to do so!

My favourite Hessle Show in quite some time and currently on repeat, listen to two hours of house and techno by the one and only Ben UFO.

There’s a new Afrikan Sciences album coming out on PAN in the second week of December. On the occasion he played a guestmix on the label’s radio show.

London’s Mr Beatnick released his Marshmallows EP on Tief Records the other day. On his latest radio show he was joined by Werk Discs’ Moiré to play some music.

And this last one is an older gem I rediscovered more recently, an mix by our podcast-contributor The Reboot Joy Confession.

Weekend Mixtapes #45

The Reboot Joy Confession
May 22, 2014 would have been the day Sun Ra turned 100 years old. The likes of Mr Beatnick, The Reboot Joy Confession, DJ Aardvarck, and Philadelphia icon King Britt.

“I wanted to take the opportunity to do something different for this Solid Steel mix and I decided to approach the mix as if I was ‘back from a good night out’ and winding down with some late night weird selections from my vinyl collection”, says Bristol’s Pinch about his guestmix for the show.

Bugz in the Attic took over the Rinse airwaves for a rare Bank Holiday special. Then again, much more has been going on in the last couple of weeks, as some former Bugz members started their new label Ten50 Records.

My favourite radio show at this moment clearly is the latest Hessle Audio, which is available now on the Rinse FM podcast channel (direct link) for download.

And there are more radio shows worth checking out:
Lukid on NTS Live
Tom Trago on Beats in Space
Four Tet & Joe Goddard on NTS Live
Floating Points & Sadar Bahar on NTS Live
Martyn & Guest on NTS Live

Have a nice weekend, everybody!

Mr Beatnick – Boiler Room Mix

I’ll leave you for tonight with a mixtape by London’s very own Mr Beatnick, who played some records for the folks at the Boiler Room x Sounds of the Universe event back in November 2013. Become one of those folk, stream or download the mix, and have a nice one, everbody!01. Axel Boman – New Krau Era
02. Galcher Lustwerk – Neva Seen
03. Mark E – Midland Nights
04. Nautiluss – Aerochrome
06. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything – Lion, The Lion (Gerd’s Deep Dub)
07. Theo Parrish – Paradise Architects
08. OmarS – The Shit Baby
09. Max D – Ice Room Graffiti
10. Rezzett – Yayla
11. Moodymann – Amerikkka

Friday 27, 2013 Added tracklist

Mr Beatnick – Waning Moon (Best Available Technology Remix)

You don’t need to be as wasted as I am on this Sunday afternoon to be able to enjoy the track above. No, not at all. But you can take my word that helps heaps in the process to fully recover from a night of partying. As mentioned before, London’s Mr Beatnick released tracks from his last couple of 12-inches on a CD called The Synthetes Trilogy. If you trust my word by now, you already got yourself a copy of the CD—or maybe the repressed records, if you missed them the first time around. Otherwise, let this remix from Best Available Technology be another reminder for you. Free download for newsletter subscribers!

December 6, 2013 The track is now a public download via XLR8R

Mr Beatnick – The Synthetes Trilogy

Mr Beatnick - The Synthetes Trilogy

It’s been a great decision to bring together Mr Beatnick‘s last couple of EPs and release it on CD, because this music works in an album-context and deserves to be heard by many more people. The Synthetes Triology collects most of the vinyl tracks, adds some bonus tracks and new artwork by illustrator Emily Evans. We’ve talked about the music in detail before, so this one meant to be a reminder for all people that do not own a record player: go and buy this, even more so if you’ve been waiting the last ten years for a new Metro Area album to drop.01. Synthetes
02. Symbiosis
03. Beneath The Reef
04. Waning Moon *
05. Casio Romance
06. Shifting Sands
07. Yacht On The Nile *
08. Sun Goddess
09. Nuit Blanche *
10. Savannah
11. Parallax Scroll
12. Never Dies *

* previously unreleased

The album is available as of today and you get your copy from Boomkat, Kudos, iTunes and all good record stores. There will also be represses of the previous EPs and a release party taking place on November 1st.

October 22, 2013 Added stream for the bonus beats

Weekend Mixtapes #39

It’s been a good week (and month) for mixtapes, shall we start with our selection for the weekend?

Ben UFO’s and Pearson Sound’s show on Rinse FM is one of the few I make an effort to listen to on a regular basis. While I recommend tuning in every Thursday, let me highlight the show from August 8th (might go offline soon!)

To keep the uptempo vibes, check out another Boiler Room session from Nutriot Podcast contributor Gerry Read, who is about to release another of those fine 12-inches on Fourth Wave.

Following releases on Rush Hour and the Actress-operated Werkdiscs, check out Moiré‘s most excellent FACT mix from earlier this week.

Our Twitter followers might have noticed us going all crazy about the last Mr Beatnick radio show on NTS Live. He himself called it his best show all year, so make sure to take a good listen!

Los Angeles’ Julia Holter released her debut on Domino Records this week. On that occasion, she was asked to put to a very special mix called People Dreaming In Church.

And lastly, don’t sleep on Alexander Nut‘s show from last Saturday (PS: he’ll be live in about an hour or 12.00 GMT)

FACT Mix by Mr Beatnick

Sunday afternoon, slept too long, way too long. Sunshine, a cup of coffee and Mr Beatnick‘s FACT Mix are all it takes to jump start into the day. No headaches, no bad feelings. It’s all good. If you haven’t heard this one yet (and it’s been out for a week already), I must recommend doing so. Great selection of music, great vibes.

01. Typesun – Last Home (Dj Nature Remix)
02. UMOD – Unreleased beat
03. Kelpe – Answered
04. Mr Beatnick – Symbiosis
05. About Group – You’re No Good (Theo Parrish Remix feat. Andrew Ashong)
06. Pepe Bradock – Lifting weights
07. James Blonde & Oliver Deutschmann – Milanese (Quarion’s Sicilia Profonda Remix)
08. Levon Vincent – ???
09. Walt J – Nite Gruv
10. Tinman – Tip The Acid
11. John Heckle – Life On Titan
12. Marcelus – Enlightenment
13. The Reflektor (aka Gifted & Blessed) – Chicken Itza
14. JTC – Gallup
15. Actress – Holy Water
16. Barker & Baumecker – Nobody (Machinedrum Remix)
17. Kingdom – Stalker Ha
18. Mr Beatnick – Parallax Scroll
19. Samoyed – Sloe Eyes

Here’s a link to the original article and another for the download.

Mr Beatnick – Savannah EP

Did we mention Mr Beatnick‘s latest release on Don’t Be Afraid yet? It’s been ten months since we recommended his last one and the new one has just arrived in stores. In short, Savannah is nothing but another recommendation. At this point you’d often read about Mr Beatnick being the producer raised on hip-hop living out his love for house music on this trilogy of 12-inches, but while all of this is true, the description might transport a bit of a limited view of the London-based producer. I’ve come to know Nick as a walking knowledge base of good music from all kinds and ages, and I’m deeply impressed on how he keeps up with all of it. If you heard his show on NTS Live, you might have caught a glimpse of that. Yes, Savannah fits perfectly in the line of its predecessors, but while sharing certain sound qualities, it’s also the most versatile of the three. The title track has most in common with the previous ones, analogue warmth with a determined dancefloor drive reminiscent of classic Metro Area material. On Symbiosis he flexes his muscles and delivers a classic NYC house track, just to surprise you with the UK hardcore inspired Parallax Scroll. He ends the journey with Blue Dream, a track that reminds of early I:Cube, John Tejada and Ian O’Brien.

On my first listen, I was maybe a bit too quick on picking a favourite, with every other listen it left me more undecided and I think it speaks for the EP. You can pick it up in all good music stores, or buy it online at Boomkat, Rush Hour or Juno.

Mixtape Monday #31

Haven’t done these in a while, but this week there are enough mixes worth a mention. Shall we start?

One-Handed‘s Dedication series is one of the more exciting podcasts, each episode being dedicated to just one artist. This time it’s Mr Beatnick who shares his love for Sun Ra on his eclectic mix (he wrote about him before!)

Next up is something I’ve mentioned before in a side-note, the second podcast by the Tempoclash crew. And it’s a special one as Danny Breaks doesn’t do many mixes these days.

There are many varieties of house music, here are four mixes representing four different styles: Joy Orbison for Resident Advisor, Recondite’s mix for Hush House, a new Linkwood podcast, and some deepness from Sven Weisemann.

LuckyMe‘s Dominic Flannigan and Claude Speeed provided the soundtrack for the The Goodhood Store‘s fifth anniversary, 100 minutes of ambient music.

If you always wanted to download Kelpe‘s Ping mix for oki-ni, you can now do so for a limited time!

Mixtape Monday #29

When it comes to football versus music, I guess I’ll take Dego‘s side and choose the world’s finest sport. But as I haven’t posted any mixes lately, I wanted to give you an update on those anyway.

I meant to post those Waajeed beat tapes, but as they weren’t embeddable I never did. If you haven’t heard them elsewhere by now, you can find parts one and two on his SoundCloud page.

Remember those days when Mr Beatnick played records on Ustream once a week? I really miss those! This month there’s no reason to complain, as the London-based producer did a guestmix for Hyponik and another on for i-D magazine.

As part of Dazed’s mixtape competition, here’s a rare mix from UK producer Actress.

Our friends Two Hungry Ghosts have released a tribute compilation to the drum & bass era stretching from 1992 to 1997. For a little extra promotion, they also got a special mixtape by Tim Reaper.

And as I started with two doubles, I’m gonna end this post with two “classic” techno mixes by Detroit’s Kenny Larkin. You’ll find them here and there.

Spargel Trax

Spargel Trax Vol. 1 & 2

Not only lies Record Store Day more than a month in the past, the asparagus season is almost over as well. As But discovering good music is never too late, so let us talk about Spargel Trax. The connection between vinyl and asparagus (Spargel in German) might not seem obvious, but the date of asparagus harvest coincides with Record Store Day. Hence London’s Don’t Be Afraid label decided to bring together their love for delicious vegetables and jacking house beats.

1. Lily – Dollen Haze
2. Freeman – Points D’Amour
3. Herbaceous – Love Tips
4. Spargel-Tarzan – Sauce Hollandaise
5. James Duncan – Bed Stuy Beat
6. Untitled-W – Green & White
7. Slazenger’s People – Basel Piss Test
8. Melvin Elephant 303 – Spargel Jack

Mr Beatnick, who released two excellent EPs on Don’t Be Afraid, put together this Ich Liebe Spargel minimix to give you a taste of both EPs. And since it’s all about taste, each record contains a recipe how to make the perfect asparagus – that’s what I call dedication.

Guessing from the numbers stamped on my copies, there might be only 300 of each record available. If these got your mouth watering, get them from Juno, HHV or Boomkat!

Mr Beatnick – Sun Goddess

It was about two weeks ago when London’s Mr Beatnick gave us a first taste of his forthcoming release. Today he sent over this video put together by Toby Knight.

Looks like I was wrong with my previous claim and this is indeed the full version of the track. The release date remains unchanged, the vinyl will be out on Don’t Be Afraid on March 19, 2012.

Mr Beatnick – Sun Goddess

I mentioned the Gilles Peterson radio rip of this new Mr Beatnick tune a couple of days ago, now here’s a slightly longer version without voiceovers. My guess is that it’s still not the full version, sounds to me like the intro is missing, but still enough to get an impression.

The Sun Goddess EP is the follow-up to last year’s Synthetes, one of my favourites in 2011. And it’s a good follow-up, don’t you think?

You can pick this up on vinyl on March 19th through the Don’t Be Afraid label, and if you buy digital you have to wait a week longer.