Here’s a nice little episode on how things can work out thanks to the internet. In short, the story goes like this: producer takes part in the Caribou remix-contest and eventually wins. The producer in question goes by the name of Altrice, kept in touch with Caribou‘s Dan Snaith and asked if he (or she?) could remix the rest of last year’s Swim album.
02. Only What You Gave Me [Sun]
03. Peace Of Minds [Kaili]
04. Modern Song [Found Out]
05. Abe [Bowls]
06. We Are Not Forever [Leave House]
07. House Feels Empty [Hannibal]
08. Elsa [Lalibela]
09. The Man [Jamelia]
The track is still available for free download, but you might want to hurry before Uncle Walt finds out!
Get the download now and stay tuned for some videos from the live-event!
In other news, the label’s digital releases are now being distributed by Los Angeles’ Alpha Pup, meaning their back-catalog should be popping up on iTunes, Bleep, Boomkat and many others. They also signed a deal with German mail-order HHV for their physical releases.
Remixing Suite for Ma Dukes is a brave undertaking. Several producers and MCs at first accepted and then declined the job. In the end we think we got the right person. It is with great pleasure on the week of Mothers Day to release this remix. Done while mothering by none other than Georgia Anne Muldrow.
While I’m not exactly a fan of rappers like Lil’ Wayne, my crush on Tokimonsta‘s music is undeniable. Which is why I have to share her latest SoundCloud offerings with you.
You might have heard this one before, it was taken from the Attention Deficit Remix Tape she released back in 2008. This is the first time you can actually download the track. Better hurry, could be one of those expiring links.
Don’t let me leave it unmentioned at this point that the second remix compilation from Bugz in the Attic, Got the Bug 2, will be released next week!
Almost forgot about this one (or how it ended up on my drive), but I’m glad I haven’t. Thanks to MF Doom’s distinct voice, Dabrye’s original version from Two/Three has always been a favourite on the album.
The Kode9 remix managed to take the track into a different direction, and the track was still a bomb. That made me think if there’s anything one could do to make this track sound bad (as in horrible). Though it should be possible, I find it quite hard to imagine!
So, it’s probably all about giving it a unique twist, taking it in a new direction – kinda like Kode9 did. Berlin-based producers fLako and Robot Koch stay in hip-hop territory and still manage just to do just this. The outcome is a nice laid back version of Air. Have to play it on repeat a couple of times, as it only runs for a bit longer than 2 minutes!
You might have heard of Red Bull Music Academy participant Ishfaq for his remixes of D’Angelo or Bugz in the Attic. For the latter he produced a great remix of Move Aside, a personal favourite of mine in the Bugz remix contest. Following a release on Scribble Records and the production on Stee Downes album (Sonar Kollektiv!), Ishfaq is back with a remix for the ongoing The Roots remix contest hosted by Indaba Music.
With only five days remaining, I hope I can win you to vote on his Criminal remix. Only the top 25 tracks will make it to the next round, in which the jury around ?uestlove will have to pick the winner.