It’s a video. It’s a mixtape. Just Jam is an online channel recording DJ and musicians while performing and their latest issue features Four Tet playing records for 45 minutes. And since I’m still all over that recent Four Tet show on Rinse, I had to share this one as well. Be sure to also check out the other guest from that session, they were Pearson Sound and Daphni (otherwise known as Caribou).
Only a couple of weeks ago, I’ve received this lovely new 7-inch called Raindrops, self-released by Hessle Audio co-founder Pearson Sound. Both tracks stand out from his body of work for their melodies and beatless nature. What I wasn’t aware of is this calming, well, video directed by David Lewandowski (hat-tip to ReqEffect), who previously earned his merits for Flying Lotus’ Tiny Tortures.
Raindrops is out now and available from Pearson Sound’s Surus store, Bleep and all good record stores.
Before I head back to the beach, let me share this mixtape I’ve been enjoying lately. It’s meant as a rough guide to the music of Dave Huismans, better known as 2562 and A Made Up Sound, put together by Hessle Audio’s own Pearson Sound.
01. 2562 – Winamp Melodrama
02. 2562 – Jerash Hekwerken
03. A Made Up Sound – Here’s Your Cheese, Now Freeze
04. Dogdaze – 552 Blues
05. Commix – Change (A Made Up Sound Remix)
06. A Made Up Sound – Demons (Reprise)
07. 2562 – Intro
08. 2562 – Blackout
09. 2562 – Basin Dub
10. 2562 – Morvern
11. Pattie Blingh – Brother (2562 Remix)
Dave is playing live at London’s Fabric this Friday, make sure to catch him when you’re around. The mix above is available for download.
Still can’t get enough of the Jamie xx Essential Mix but you wouldn’t mind something different for a while? I know the feeling and by the look at the tracklist I’m confident that David Kennedy delivers a good follow-up. A selection of techno, dubstep, house and whatever lies in between.01. Helios — Vargtimme
02. Burial — Byc
03. Mr. Fingers — Waterfall
04. Zomby — Tarantula
05. Cos-Ber-Zam — Ne Noya (Daphni Edit)
06. Keith Worthy — Deep For Dayz
07. Levon Vincent — Revs/Cost
08. Unique 3 — Weight For The Bass (3 Ton Mix)
09. Bok Bok & Tom Trago — Pathfinder
10. Auntie Flo — Oh My Days (Pearson Sound re-edit)
11. Armando — Untitled
12. Maurice Donovan — Babeh
13. Objekt — Cactus
14. Marley Marl — Beyond
15. Pearson Sound — Working With
16. Floating Points — Arp3
17. [unknown] — Take The Plunge (Beat Mix)
18. Lou² — Freaky (Zanzibar Mix)
19. Boddika — Up & Dance
20. Vessel — Nylon Sunset (Peverelist Remix)
21. Rod Lee — Get Fresh Groove (Pearson Sound re-edit)
22. DJ Gukwa — Terminator
23. Kingdom — Stalker Ha
24. Ramadanman — Grab Somebody VIP
25. Ordinary People — Baby You Make My Heart Sing
26. Joy O — Ellipsis
27. Logos — King Mob
28. Pearson Sound — Footloose
29. Pinch & Shackleton — Rooms within a Room
30. Helix — Stacks Riddim
31. DJ Rod Lee — Unknown
32. James Blake — Vogue
33. Oneohtrix Point Never — Sleep Dealer
34. ASBO — Asbo 1
35. Random Trio — Troy
36. Mala — Hunter
37. D1 — Subzero
38. Distance — Saints & Sinners
39. Loefah — Rufage
40. Skream — Midnight Request Line (Mala Remix)
41. Benga — One on One
42. Shackleton — New Dawn
43. Kode9 — Stung
44. Joker & Rustie — Play Doe
45. James Blake — Curbside
46. Josh Sixty — Break A Mirrored Leg
47. Dntel — Anywhere Anyone (Pearson Sound Beatless Reduction)
48. Zomby — Labyrinth
As Mary Anne Hobbs once said, you support an artist best by listening to the stream while it’s available. Once offline, you’re invited to download this for repeated listening.
Actually I wanted to check whether the Scuba lecture was online already, but then I came across this one with Benji B talking to David Kennedy aka Pearson Sound. I’m only halfway through and I got to say it’s an extremely nice one to watch, because David has some good stories to share and he tells them in the most likeable way.
RBMA’s archive of new lectures is growing quickly, you can check some of them on their Vimeo page – hopefully the one with Scuba will follow soon!
Update The Scuba lecture is available as well, not sure whether I overlooked it previously
The weekend is nigh, so here’s another collection of mixtapes to get you in the mood for the weekend.
Following their massive album Resurrection, Chicago house veterans Virgo Four are this weeks contributor to XLR8R’s podcast series.
More house music comes by the the way of Mark E, who recently release an album on Ghostly. His mix is part of the label’s own podcast series.
We’ve been sporting Pete Concrete‘s mixtapes whenever there was a new one, so why make a difference? His latest is an exclusive for Dublab.
Fellow blogger Tim of You’ll Soon Know invited S. Maharba as guest for his latest radioshow. As with all shows on NTS Radio, you can download this one for repeated listening.
The latest Hessle Audio show on Rinse FM brought together the talents of Joy Orbison, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Floating Points. If you missed the show, you can now grab the podcast.
Pearson Sound also played at London’s Boiler Room the other week and as usual you can download the DJ set or watch videos from the party. And while you’re at it, also check out the mixes from Karizma and Cooly G.
AFTA-1‘s guestmix for Onur Engin’s Monotape must have been around for a while, but I only came across this via We’ve Got The Jazz.
Lastly, I have to mention this mix from Raffertie, who’s playing a fantastic selection of UK bass music on Inverted Audio‘s latest podcast.