Weekly Bits 7/2010

If you like the music featured on this blog and you’ve been out in London, you know Plastic People as the first address for underground music. Be it the FWD parties, Tony Nwachukwu’s CDR events or IG Culture’s CoOp club, they all take (or in the latter case took) place at the same address in Shoreditch. It now seems Plastic People’s license is currently reviewed by the London Police, threatened to close its doors forever. To stay updated on the events and to learn how you can help, join this group on Facebook.

This is what happens, when you try to ignore Valentine’s Days and any related links passed to you on Twitter: I completely overlooked Hudson Mohawke‘s slow jams mix for LuckyMe.

Stumbled across a couple of interviews this week. No Depression’s Jay Hayes had the rare opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Betty Davis. The Okayplayer forum collected questions for Dego of 4hero and 2000Black fame, you can read it on his blog. While we’re at 4hero, let me also mention Knowledge Mag’s Week In The Life of 4hero with Marc Mac.

Lots of videos from the London Red Bull Music Academy are there to discover on their YouTube page. One of the highlights is the concert of Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft at the Royal Festival Hall.

The all new Armchair Dancefloor mix features a guest-spot from Blue Daisy, one of the names to look out for in this year.

Another free download is taken from the highly recommended Mind Over Matter Remixes from Greymatter. You can grab the TRG Remix of “Believe In Something” from his SoundCloud page.

And lastly, I read this article on FACT Magazine with great interest: Basic Channel‘s Mark Ernestus is about to launch a new label called Dug Out, specialized in reissues of classic reggae records.

Mind Over Matter Ableton Jam

Greymatter’s collaboration with Domu was posted last week, now there is an extended preview to the forthcoming album “Mind Over Matter”.

And here’s a look at the tracklist:01. ….
02. Back In The City (feat. Kev Luckhurst)
03. Raw Root
04. Watch This (feat. Domu)
05. Eu Fumo (feat. Deize Tigrona)
06. Grot
07. When I Was Lost
08. Too Much
09. Bunda
10. Essay
11. Mind Over Matter
12. Everybody Needs A Nemesis
13. We Are One (feat. Domu)
14. Believe In Something (feat. Heidi Vogel) (TRG Remix)

You might also want to check out the full track Eu Fumo. The album will be out in February on Unique Uncut.

Merry Mixtapes

It’s Christmas Eve tomorrow, so a lot of you people will take a plane, a train or the car to be with your family or friends. While us people in the southern hemisphere are sweating in the departure lounge, low temperatures and snow-storms are making it uncertain if you will make it in time. In other words, travelling is usually not the nicest thing and music on the radio is usually crap (especially during Christmas).

To improve the comfort of your journeys, I have compiled a list of mixtapes you should copy on your iPod before you leave. After all, these should make you forget about time.

First, here’s a month old mixtape from Mono/poly, which just caught my attention (thanks ▲irhorn!). It was made for the Ficus podcast series and can be downloaded via their SoundCloud page.

Four Tet has given away a special mix to attenders of his night at London’s Plastic People earlier this month. Luckily, this mixtape is now also available for download (via Beyondjazz).

Britain’s Steve Spacek and Australian producer Katalyst form the group Space Invadas. To promote their upcoming releases, they have put together the Follow The Signs mixtape for you (via Trees for Breakfast).

London’s Warm crew once again have some great mixtapes for you, the latest coming from  Mark E. Check their sites for more new mixtapes from Move D and Faze Action!

The 499th episode of Beats In Space feature two great producers in one show: Detroit legend Juan Atkins and the UK’s Ashley Beedle. You can download both mixes from the BIS Website.

Next up is a mix from Jneiro Jarel, that already got some attention on the net. On Can I Dub Your Tape? No! he surprises with a selection of dubstep and other bass-heavy music, a tracklist is available here.

Romania is known to have cold winters, hence TRG stayed in to put together a mixtape for all of us. His Arctic City Mix is available from his website.

I also want to mention that all mixes from LuckyMe are now available as proper podcast (iTunes link).

Enjoy the music and have a save trip. Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2009 I’m no different than the others, so here’s some shameless self-promotion: Check the new podcast from Fulgeance!