Next up here are two mixes from the Young Turks label. First it’s the Jamie xx mix for BBC 6music aired in Decemember, then the label’s FBI Radio take-over featuring Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and once again Jamie xx.
We haven’t posted a mixtape in a while and neither have we heard much from SBTRKT either. Luckily, the recent Young Turks special at London’s Boiler Room brought the two together and you can listen/download below (or watch on YouTube.)
01. SBTRKT – Hold On
02. SBTRKT – Right Thing To Do
03. Addison Groove – I Go Boom
04. Shadow Child – So High
05. 4hero – Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic’s Co-Operative Mix)
07. Domu – Worldwide (Solid Groove’s Wednesday At Midnight Mix)
08. Disclosure – My Intention Is War!
09. SBTRKT – Living Like I Do
11. Machinedrum – No Respect
12. Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
13. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut
14. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (SBTRKT Remix)
15. SBTRKT – Wildfire
16. Machinedrum – Alarma
17. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Also, feel free to leave a comment if you can help us complete the tracklist!
Here’s a true rarity only a few people got a hold of when the SBTRKT album was first released. The track Surely was part of a limited package, consisting of the full LP, the CD version and a bonus 7-inch with just that tune.
You would already have to pay ridiculous prices for this bundle, but at least you can stream it from SoundCloud for the very first time.
I have to admit that I never fully understood how Wildfire could have become the lead single to SBTRKT‘s self-titled album, but then I’ve never been much of a Little Dragon fan. The second single off the album is much more of my liking and it has all the potential to become an equal success.
With the masked face on the cover, Hold On follows the tradition of Soundboy Shift, Step In Shadows, Living Like I Do and of course the album. Apart from the “limited edition deluxe 3D-effect lenticular sleeve”, the real highlight is the new track Ride To Freedom. There’s also a remix by Sisi Bak Bak, but like previous remixes it’s kind of a let down if you ask me.
Nevertheless, I’m looking forward getting my hands on this. The digital release is already available on Bleep, the vinyl will follow rather late on May 7th, 2012.
May 28, 2012 I’ve just been informed by Bleep staff, that the release has been pushed back to June 18th. I don’t know if all pre-orders are affected by the delay.
To the day a year ago, I didn’t show much love for the original album, I’m New Here, the first Gil Scott-Heron record in over a decade. And while my opinion remains unchanged, writing a bad review on one of my biggest heroes, left a bad after taste. But then again, I consider that review more as a guide to the good music Gil has recorded over the decades, mainly the late seventies and the early eighties.
The result is a forward thinking record, deep and playful, perfect headphone music. It works surprisingly well with Gil’s vocals, the very same I still criticized on the original, but they probably just needed the right context. Maintaining the overall sound scheme, Jamie xx made an album you can listen to in one flow, from start to finish, over and over again.
Longtime fans of Gil Scott-Heron might not approve of the record, but chances are they already felt the same about its predecessor. In his review for XLR8R, Michael Byrne mentions the lack Gil Scott-Heron’s persona on the record, something I agree with, but then I probably care more about the consistency of the finished work and leave aside questions about the artists original intent.
“We’re New Here” is available on CD, LP and digital, the vinyl included a free download of the MP3s (oddly enough with misspelled tags.) If you buy directly from the label, you can also get your hands on a limited edition boxset (pictured above) including CDs and heavyweight vinyl of both the album and its instrumental versions, as well as two photo prints.
You probably remember this track from when it was aired as part of SBTRKT & Sampha’s live-session on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show. It’s easily one of the best SBTRKT productions to date and it will finally get a release real soon.
No infos on which track will be on the flipside, but Young Turks is once again be the label pressing this on wax. Take a good look in your store when this hits the shelves on April 11, 2011.
While being a huge fan of Gil Scott-Heron, his latest album I’m New Here was one of my biggest disappointments this year. The “modern” approach ended up being a weak copy of Tricky’s output back in the nineties and the sad shape of Gil’s voice could not add anything good to that.
A year after the release, Jamie xx (of The xx) is coming up with his interpretations of 13 songs from the album. Judging from the track below, the outcome might actually be ahead of the original.
01. I’m New Here
03. I’ve Been Me (Interlude)
05. My Cloud
06. Certain Things (Interlude)
07. The Crutch
08. Ur Soul and Mine
09. Parents (Interlude)
10. Piano Player
11. NY Is Killing Me
12. Jazz (Interlude)
13. I’ll Take Care Of U
The remix album “We’re New Here” will be out on February 21st, 2011, coming in a vinyl box set, CD or digital download. Pre-order your copy now and get the track above today.
Feb 21, 2010 The album is out today and the whole product looks just fantastic, especially the vinyl box-set that comes with an extra LP with the instrumentals
At one point it seemed a bit like routine to run into a mixtape by SBTRKT, but as of lately it was rather calm. Luckily, the masked producer is back with a new guestmix for MistaJam‘s programme on 1xtra.
01. Jessie Ware & SBTRKT – Nervous
02. SBTRKT – Deep Sea Creature
03. Benga – I Come From London
04. Humanleft – Arnaud & Bernard
05. Cosmin TRG – Liebesunde
06. Mr De – Whoneleeone
07. Seiji – The King
08. Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselektor Remix)
09. Terror Danjah – Power Grid
10. Pearson Sound – Wad
11. Mount Kimbie – Carbonated
12. Girl Unit – IRL
13. SBTRKT – Fright
14. Greenmoney – Suh Mi Stay (Karizma Remix)
15. Altered Natives – Restless Natives
16. Joe – Claptrap
17. Distal – Tortellis Slave
18. Boy 8 Bit – The Keep
19. SBTRKT – Step In Shadows
SBTRKT has some new music lined up on Numbers, Young Turks and Modeselektor’s Monkey Town imprint, some of it is featured on this mix. So without any further ado, here’s the download link!
It seems to become a habit to post a new article on SBTRKT every week, but the London based producer is simply too good to be ignored. This track is taken from his first official release on Young Turks, which will be out on plastic on March 15, 2010.
I should also mention this other new track from SBTRKT called Jamlock. It’s more on a dub-techno tip, but has some nice oldskool hi-hats on top. Expect a release on Brainmath in March or April.