Weekend Mixtapes #28

Gerald Short of Jazzman Records made a great spiritual jazz mix for http://fingersports.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/up-there-spiritual-jazz-mix.html”>A Sound Awareness. Don’t we all need some jazz at the weekend? Highly recommended.

If you are into italo disco, you should really do yourself a favor and check the monthly Disco Biscuits radio show by Vina Yun out of Vienna. The second show of 2013 dropped just a few days ago.

Ki Records’ Christian Löffler, who dropped his well received debut album last summer, made a contribution for the mutecast mix series. Moody and atmospheric (house) sounds for your relaxed weekend soundtrack.

Firecracker Recordings presented a new mix this week, this time by Enio, the mastermind behind Disco Volante, a famous club in Brescia, Italy. Three hours of deep cosmic vibes, jazz and krautrock intermezzi.

And lastly, two older mixtapes by Rednose Distrikt and Moonstarr. The former put together one of my all-time classics in 2002, available again for stream. Kevin Moon also shared one of his older mixtapes, a selection called Winter Samba.

Loopnose Distrikt Vol. 1

Rednose Distrikt

Our favourite Dutch combo Rednose Distrikt was diggin in their friend’s record collection and ended up with this exquisite blend of jazz, soul and some obscurities.

This selection of loops & edits are taken from the old record collection of Stevendepeven’s old neighbour Jan Beckman (R.I.P) He was a big dixie, blues & jazzlover/collector and died on the age of 85 because of the deadly motherf*cker called cancer. However this bad ending, Jan had an amazing beautifull life.
Just before he died he invited Steven for digging in his crates and donated the chosen pieces to him. And so decided Steven to go deeper in this selection. He started to loop and edit the songs he discovered on the wax. A selection was ready…but not without the spirit of close friend & partner in crime DJ Aardvarck. The pig tuned in and dropped the final injection of loops into the area of this dusty deep collection.

This mix is an raw piece, not focused on skills and orders. Just food for all the listeners and original breaks for beatmakers. find the right piece and get inspired to create new music. Which is the true purpose of Jazz.

Dedicated to Jan Beckman.

If you’re more of the possessive kind, here’s a download for you!

(via Crazy Birds)

Rednose Distrikt Interview

Just came across this video interview with my favourite Dutch outfit Rednose Distrikt. It’s quite old, but you probably didn’t know this yet.

The interviewer is Hepcat Radio hostess Mamiko Motto.