5 Mixes: Starkey / dÉbruit / Alex B / Harmonic 313 / Greena

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by REAL BAD

1: Starkey mix for FACT

I wasn’t a fan of Starkey’s ‘Gutter Music’ album, although I hear his sophmore offering is a lot better. I wasn’t too sure about listening to this mix for FACT but I was happily surprised. Lots of heavy hitting tracks here and a really lush remix of Bon Iver to round things off.

STARKEY @ FACT

2. dÉbruit mix for FACT

I reckon I’ll just stop doing this blog and just post a link to the new FACT mix each week. French synth-funkster dÉbruit drops a dirty, soulful set that slides gracefully from Kurtis Blow through to Dorian Concept.

dÉbruit @ FACT

3. Alex B mix for Brainfeeder

Kings of left-field instrumental hip-hop (can’t we just call it wonky?) Brainfeeder post up their latest podcast mixed by Alex B. I have no idea who he is, but he seems to have been doing alright for himself without any notice from me. Loads of great tracks from himself alongside Viktor Vaughn, AFTA-1 and Dibia$e.

Alex B @ Brainfeeder

4. Harmonic 313 on Viral Radio

It’s not really a mix, but Mark Ptichard (AKA Harmonic 313) drops by Viral Radio to play some new tracks from himself and Africa Hi-Tech (Harmonic313 + Steve Spacek) and to talk a little about his music.

Harmonic 313 @ Viral Radio

5: Greena mix for Ballers 5ocial Club

I’ve done almost none of the work that I was meant to do today so… Here’s a link to Greena’s mix for Glasgow’s ‘Ballers 5ocial Club’ over at Sonic Router. Lots of good stuff in here from Joy Orbison, L-Vis 1990, Martin Kemp etc.

Greena @ Ballers5ocial / Sonic Router

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Kowton / Oops! / The XX / James Blake

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by REAL BAD

Kicking things off is another interview/mix over on Blackdown’s blog from Bristol’s Kowton. He gives us a really strong mix including tracks from Guido, Pearson Sound and STL, and a really great (and lengthy) interview. Watch out for more from Kowton over the coming months – and here’s hoping that I can find somewhere to get hold of his track ‘Stasis’. KOWTON

Ahead of the release of Hudson Mohawke’s debut album ‘Butter‘, Wireblock are offering up two free tracks from Hudson’s first release ‘Oops!’. The title track from this release has reached anthemic proportions, and if you don’t have it yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? For those of you that like your music a bit more tangible, Rubadub have a limited re-press of the vinyl in stock now.

Everybody’s new favourite band The XX are taking the internet by storm and selling out live venues everywhere they go. And rightly so – their melancholic surfer rock has created one of my favourite albums of 2009. But recently I’ve started hearing a slightly different side to them which is very exciting. Starting with Jamie’s (MPC/drums/production) mix for FACT, the band’s interest in dubstep, garage and-all-that became apparent. On the B-side of their forthcoming single is a cover of Kyla’s UK Funky smash ‘Do You Mind’ and last week a remix by The XX of Florence & The Machine’s cover of ‘You’ve Got The Love’ (confusing) surfaced. The track kicks off with lush harps and vocals by The XX but by the 2 minute mark it’s morphed into a hazy, sentimental UKF re-work of the Florence version. MAGICAL STUFF

And as a quick sign-off, head on over to The Quietus to read an interview by Oli Marlow (of Sonic Router) with one of my favourite artists of 2009, James Blake. Oh, and be sure to get your hands on his debut single ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ because its nothing short of astounding

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Burial – Fostercare

Posted in Music with tags , , , on September 29, 2009 by REAL BAD

I’m not sure how legal this is, or how long it’ll be around before being taken down, but as long as someone else has put it on YouTube here is the Burial track off the new Hyperdub anniversary compilation “5”. I heard this at the listening party and have had the CD for a week or so now and I can’t stop listening to it. It seems straighter and more sparse than his other material – but it’s no less evocative.

Make sure to buy the Hyperdub “5” CD from Bleep.com to get your hands on this track.

EDIT – VIDEO IS DEAD.

Back on it…

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by REAL BAD

I haven’t posted for ages. I’ve been busy doing stuff like this. But, it’s all back on now. I could go back over all the stuff I missed but I’ve lost the charger for my computer so I haven’t got long.

The Fader / NME have posted up a remix of Simian Mobile Disco’s track ‘Cruel Intentions Ft. Beth Ditto’ by none other than the king of the Bristol dubstep scene, Joker. Like everything that he lends his hand to these days, the remix is flashy, hard hitting and guaranteed to get your head nodding. Grab it over at The Fader

Glasgow’s best club night, Numbers, seems to be making more moves towards becoming a world-dominating record label. The latest signing comes in the form of Taz Buckfaster, a 26 year old Glasgow native who seems to be following in Joker’s footsteps. Tracks of his have been knocking around on various Wireblock/Numbers mixes for a while now, but there’s a great interview over at Sonic Router that finally puts a face to the music. As if that’s not enough, he’s provided a mix crammed with original dubs. Interview HERE and mix HERE

Finally, shout out to Joe Ruckus for everything this weekend. READ HIS BLOG.

Hudson Mohawke ‘Butter’ Mix and Artwork

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on September 3, 2009 by REAL BAD

I’ve been so lazy recently with posting on here. I’ve got a massive backlog of stuff that I want to post, mainly mixes, but they can wait…

Warp have released the artwork for Hudon Mohawke’s forthcoming album ‘Butter’ and its… well… intense. I think I love it. I’m just not sure.

Anyway, to back it up Warp and Hudson have posted a mini mix of the album over on their site. You can listen to it here.

Also, the strongest part of the album artwork, the logo, is making its way onto the T-Shirt that comes with the ‘spreadable edition’. I’ll definitely be grabbing one of these now.

Turboweekend – Something or Nothing (2000F & J Kamata Remix)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2009 by REAL BAD

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This is out on vinyl from August 31st. Big up Kraken Recordings for making it available. Buy it here from Bleep.com! The B-Side is a pretty dirty remix of Justin Timberlake’s ‘My Love’.

WOOOOOOOOOOOAH!

I’m still rinsing 2000F & JKamata’s ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is‘ released on Hyperdub last February. But now I might have a new jam. The not-so-great Turboweekend have managed to get their track remixed by the Danish duo and it is nothing short of amazing. Sticky, sweet and sexy with echoes of ‘You Don’t Know…’ this track better see a release before the summer is over.

Hudson Mohawke Interview @ Bleep.com

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on August 11, 2009 by REAL BAD

In anticipation of the release of his new album, Bleep.com have posted a great interview with Hudson Mohawke. Check it out. And while you’re at it head over to their site to order the ‘Spreadable Edition’ complete with T-shirt, sticker, CD and butter tub. It looks like the page should have audio previews of all the tracks but they don’t seem to be working for me.