One of the biggest surprises for me this year was Cardopusher‘s album Yr Fifteen Minutes Are Up on Kid 606’s notorious Tigerbeat6. Mostly made of instrumental tracks somewhere in the uncharted territory between dubstep, house and hip-hop, one of the album’s exceptions is We Want Ca$h featuring rapper Sensational, which was now released on single featuring several remixes.
01. We Want Ca$h (feat. Sensational)
02. School Daze
03. Pupusa (Kid606 Remix)
04. We Want Ca$h (feat. Sensational) (Nehuen Remix)
05. We Want Ca$h (feat. Sensational) (Sesped Remix)
06. Antisharkz (Pocz & Pacheko Remix)
07. We Want Ca$h (feat. Sensational) (Baconhead Remix)
08. We Want Ca$h (feat. Sensational) (Instrumental)
Pretty good stuff if you ask me, though vinyl collectors might be disappointed about the digital-only availability of We Want Ca$h. Anyway, you can get yourself a copy from Juno, Boomkat or iTunes
Here’s a micro-edition of our popular Mixtape Monday, featuring four new mixes and another we slept on before.
Let’s start this with Ital Tek‘s summer mix for Percussion Lab. The man will be on an extended tour through the United States in October. Listen to the mix and you’ll know why you want to go.
Barcelona based Cardopusher first came on our radar when he released his (highly recommended) album Yr Fifteen Minutes Are Up on Tigerbeat6. For FACT Magazine Portugal he contributed a mixtape containing music off that album as well as some unreleased joints.
George Fitzgerald had some strong releases on Aus Music and Hotflush this year. We also liked his mixes for URB Magazine and Sonic Router. He has made another one, this time for Resident Advisor!
Remember Sonar Kollektiv? They released a podcast mixed by their very own Stee Downes to promote a label night going down in September.
Lastly, here’s one we slept on before. It comes from Braille, who is one half of Sepalcure, and was released for Hotflush’s podcast series earlier this summer.
Compared to my early twens, I’ve been pretty much out loop when it comes to Kid606’s Tigerbeat6 label, but luckily I remained a faithful subscriber to their newsletters. Which is how I heard about this new album from Venezuelan Cardopusher, his third album to date.
If you don’t mind crossing the borders between hiphop, dubstep and nineties rave music, you should give it a try. Below you can listen to the full album.
03. Naked In Front Of A Broken Computer
04. Juice In Blender
05. We Want Ca$h (feat. Sensational)
06. Yr Fifteen Minutes Are Up
07. Nice Up (feat. Juakali)
08. Idle Talk
09. Kid606 & Jesse Quattro – Holiday (Cardopusher remix)
10. Tuff TItty Rap
11. Coppertoned Punch
12. Juice In Blender (Mr. Gasparov remix)
13. Coppertoned Punch (Ghosts On Tape remix)
Yr Fifteen Minutes Are Up will be out tomorrow and you can choose between CD and a digital release. Get the format of your liking from Bleep or Boomkat.
In the early noughties, just before turning into a mediocre rapper, Baltimore’s Cex was among my absolute favourites. Even now, ten years after, I’m still going back to listen to his first couple albums on Tigerbeat6. His Megamuse EP is the first release since 2009’s Bataille Royale, on which he went back to his early roots.
Accompanied by remixes by Fulgeance, Baconhead, Raoul Sinier and others, Tigerbeat6 will release Megamuse on January 25, 2010. XLR8R is giving away one of the remixes and you can find a video for the title track over at Vimeo.
This one’s a blast from the past for me. I used to be a huge fan of Rjyan Kidwell early records on Tigerbeat6, before he suddenly attempted a career as a rapper. Earlier this year, he made a return to IDM and his former label with his album Bataille Royale. Here’s the remix from Cex, taken from the new Kid606 Dance with the Chorizo.
You can actually get the entire EP for free, all you need to do is sign up for the Tigerbeat6 mailing list. Otherwise you can stream it from SoundCloud or simply buy yourself a copy.