We’ve been using Percussion Lab for a little while now to mirror for our podcast series. The site was founded by Praveen Sharma, better known as one half of Sepalcure or under his solo moniker Braille. To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Percussion Lab has released their first compilation titled Percussion Lab presents: Cambio and it’s available on a name-your-price basis. Among the artists are some fellow New Yorkers and friends or collaborators, including Lando Kal, Machinedrum, Daedelus, Mux Mool, Ezekiel Honig and Shigeto (as you can hear above!)01. Shigeto – Friends and Lovers
02. Machinedrum – Demvibez
03. XI – Villain
04. Mux Mool – Sympathy
05. Daedelus – RandD
06. Calmer – Spirograph
07. Archie Pelago – Brewer’s Reflection
08. Ezekiel Honig – Plastic Rumblings
09. Handshake – Lao
10. RJ Valeo – You’re the One
11. Sepalcure – All You’ve Got To Lose
12. Contakt – Drift
13. Enoe – The Craze
14. Lando Kal – Cube
15. Braille – Rise
Happy Birthday, Percussion Lab, to another ten years!
Whenever I hear one of the Detroit producers reminiscent about The Electrifying Mojo, I go an seek recordings of his shows. Which is how I stumbled across this interview with Prince (transcript) and this compilation which was incidentally released this month.
Resident Advisor has an interesting article on The rise of streaming club music, featuring Boiler Room, Dublab or Percussion Lab.
DFA’s Juan Maclean has released a 12-inch under the name of Peach Melba. The standout track the dub of dub version, which all Rhythm & Sound fans must download immediately.
If you’re into Sun Ra, check out Klimt’s new 3-LP boxset The Mystery of Being. Also looking tasty are those Radiohead remixes from Pearson Sound, Lone and Four Tet, as well as those from Mark Pritchard and Nathan Fake.
Will Saul’s Aus Music is preparing a Japan exclusive compilation of some of its back catalogue. It’s cover artwork well crafted and Save Vinyl shares some photos of its making. Selected Works will be out next week and if you must you can get it from HMV Japan.
Scratcha DVA has done a mixtape for Red Bull, Cardopusher for 1000Dragones, and Throwing Snow for Wholemeats.
Eglo’s first lady Fatima has performed at this years’ Montreux Jazz Festival, here is a video capturing some moments.
And lastly, grab Greg Wilson‘s edit of the 808 State classic Pacific State.
The first Lovestep mix from Percussion Lab founder Praveen has been among my most played mixes this year. Just in time for Valentine’s Day a second volume is now available for all lovers of the seductive side of dubstep, garage und house.01. Synkro – My Own World
02. Pangaea – Because of You
03. 2562 – Lost
04. Martyn – Friedrichstrasse
05. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow
06. South East Soul – Lust
07. Deadboy – U Cheated
08. Sepalcure – Love Pressure
09. Joy Orbison – So Derobe
10. Mala – Alicia
11. Roof Light – In Your Hands
12. Wax / Shed – Dub Shed (STP Remix)
13. Sepalcure – Down
14. Raffertie – 7th Dimension
15. Cosmin TRG – Since Last Night
16. Peter Hadar – Full Time Lover (Machinedrum Remix)
17. Floating Points – For You
As the tracklist suggests, there is some serious deepness on this one. Download the mix now!