None An Island // Machines Hate Me

A couple of albums are all but ready to drop now in the coming weeks and they both promise alot!

First, by a day, comes Lorn's “None An Island” on September 13th.


One of the standout tracks from a breakthrough record, “None An Island” combines Lorn’s trademark overt emotionalism, brutality and bleakness into something transcendentally beautiful. Brainfeeder labelmate Samiyam then takes “Brainwaves” and converts it into a lowriding, limping journey into paranoia and fear. Lorn ups the ante yet again by returning with two new original tracks, “Never Enough,” which uses a distorted, rasping, alien voice to syncopate its rhythms, and “Until There Is No End,” which shows that Ortega’s grasp of melody is never compromised by the sheer heaviness of his tracks.

"Brainwaves" is heavier and more metallic, with the usual element of darkness and horror sitting in the background, with beastly samples and ringing, gated percussion. As ever, that sci-fi slow flow will get you locked in a cobra clutch! Mesmerizing.

Lorn - Brainwaves (Samiyam x Lorn) by BRAINFEEDER


September 14th finally see's the debut album "Machines Hate Me" from LA badman Dibia$e on Alpha Pup Records and it's aready generating alot of hype, and rightly so. The album is an aural amusement ride filled with boom-bap cracks, 8-bit fantasies and half remembered soul chops. Growing up in Watts, the South Los Angeles neighborhood notorious for its race riots and inner city strife, Dibiase a.k.a Diabolic turned away from his gang-infested surroundings and resigned to his garage, where he found solace in video games. His productions run the gambit from 8 bit video game classics to seductive soul to raw grungy bangers - this guy has no limitations no sample is safe!

Now holding it down in south central California, an album has been on the cards for over a decade now - since he got his hands on an mpc2000 and a tascam 4 track in '97! With his sensibilities honed at Project Blowed and countless hours hunched over an old-school 8-bit Nintendo, he’s been an unmistakable fixture on the local beat scene since his emergence at after-hour battles at Kutmah’s Sketchbook night, boom box perched on his shoulder like a left coast version of Radio Raheem. But Public Enemy wasn’t the soundtrack blaring. Instead, Dibiase devised his own dynamite comprised of J Dilla-descended moonlit soul, G-funk’s south L.A. swing, and the dusty cartridge and epileptic flashes of 8-bit Nintendo music. From RC Pro-Am to Castlevania, there is no beat that Dibiase has been unable to funkdafy. And on his forthcoming Alpha Pup release, he flips both Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! and “The Price Is Right” theme songs, adding a gritty, forceful groove and toying with the pace like a rope-a-dope.

“Machines Hate Me” represents the most complete and fully realized iteration of Dibiase’s work. Lead single “Lumberjack” leans toward his psychedelic soul side, creating an orchestral maze more reminiscent of J Dilla than a flannel-clad forest dweller (presumably, it derived its name from his facility at chopping samples.) Yet it reflects only one facet of the producer, with the full-length fleshing him out further as a California cognate to Hyperdub’s Ikonika — one of the best at creating soundtracks that balance between the futuristic and the days when saving the princess was your primary concern.

Machines may well hate him, but the slap master general's got his troupe of SP 404, Micro Korg, Koasilator, Kaos Pad and the mpc2000 bang on his level..

Treat your ears to a preview in the meanwhile.

Lumberjack || Download (via LA Times)

Skullcandy || Machines Hate Me

Neighborhood Watch || Machines Hate Me

Dibiase is definetely that dude. Until September 14....Peas!

peas by mr.dibiase















Celebration of Curation Mixes

Mixcloud have been running a "Celebration of Curation" campaign to mark their first birthday, an initiative which has involved some of the biggest editorial voices around. Everyday throughout August they've run an exclusive Cloudcast from various different curators. 31 days, 31 curators, 31 Cloudcasts!

Here's a couple from RBMA and Moovmnt.

Space Dimension Controller, Ad Bourke & B. Bravo - Rubberfootfunk
Onra - High Hopes (Feat Reggie B)
Mooken Tooken Alakazam! - I Don't Wanna Come Daaan (Radio Edit)
Lunice - Strahl
New Look - So Real
Fred Cherry - Mutants (remix)
Dj Yoav B - Soul Surrender
Fred Cherry - Busride To The Zoo
Alan1 - Slow Congo
Photonz - Urban Dreams
Todd Osborn - Not Too Real
Discodeine - Singular (Feat Matias Aguayo)
Fred Cherry - Rum & Whiskey
Parallel Dance Ensemble - Conditions
Jonny Nash - Solan
Sgt. Benson - House of Ghosts


Knxwledge - Kafe
Tokimonsta - Bready Soul
Exile - Population Control (Samiyam Remix)
Siroj - Flip It Back
Devonwho - Dirt
M.E.D. - Medical Card
Al B. Sure - Nite and Day (Onra Edit)
Afta-1 - Become Still
Oriol - Shay-Lo
Duke High - Catch a Wave
Donn T - Luna Garden
Zo! - Flight Of The Blackbyrd (Feat Phonte)
Andreya Triana - A Town Called Obsolete (Mount Kimbie Remix)
Jose James - Desire (Moodyman Remix)
Jazztronik - Samurai
King Britt Presents Sylk 130 - Happiness

Adventures On The Sun: The Beat Generation Interprets Sun Ra

Regardless of what you might think of the current beat/instrumental hip hop movement, one of the most interesting things about it is just how well the whole thing lends itself to the reinterpretation of other genres and classics. It’s no surprise considering that reinterpretation has been a cornerstone of hip hop production since the beginning, when loops and breaks were getting chopped up.

Brooklyn beatmaker and record collector Re:Source compiles an Adventure On The Sun - an hour and fourty minutes long odyssey dedicated to avant-cosmo-ethno-younameit jazz legend Sun Ra.

Conributions from Paris (Powell), Tokyo (Ichiro), Canada (Elaquent), plus the likes of Space Monk, Ras G, and Soul Jim. An Instrumental beat/hip hop collab that the planet conqueror himself would be mad on!


Electric Egypt - the invisible spectrum
Ras_G - jouful noise!!!
Space Monk - hello sun ra
Afro Bluu - all systems go
SoulJim - sun ra beat
Ichiro - mori
Movementss - cosmos
Powell - popcorn contact
Skipless sometimes the universe speech
Samon Kawamura - antique black
Sauce - travel
SK.ILL - 5:49 in the a.m.
Blak Maul china gate
Space Monk - majestic waves
Stevo - into the sun
Sudan Life what i learned from le sony’r
Elaquent - calling planet earth
The Billion Dollar Quartet - sun ra project
Cozmos - one for the sun
Infinite Potentials not like planet earth
SK.ILL - graveyard planet
-G-R-A-D-E- - summer in paris
Ravage Beats 2012 sun ra 2012 mix
Don Bo - anhk
Blunted Monks - lars vertoht de sun ra et
Samon Kawamura - imagination
Soul Kid - shine like the sun
SoulJim - Moon Shoes
-G-R-A-D-E- - bad character
Dank Grooves - the final sun
Jomac - sun rawness
The Samurai - i am sun ra
Depakote - one for the sun
Sun Ra - space is the place (Live)

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Download the unmixed zip here

Cosmopolyphonic Radio w/Tokimonsta - "Summer Nights" (guest mix Vol.17)

Continuing the Japanese theme, here's another east meets far west mix up with Tokimonsta repping brainfeeder and curating the latest CPR podcast.


1. Shing02 - 夢幻殿 (TOKiMONSTA remix)
2. Mono / Poly - Explosive Puppetry
3. Africa Hitech - Blen (Garage remix)
4. Goldielocks - Addict (Falty DL remix)
5. Take - Juniper
6. Rustie - Pendulum
7. Fulgeance - Chico (Dorian Concept remix)
8. TOKiMONSTA - Sa Mo Jung
9. Wake - Buttabump
10. Notorious BIG - Going back to Cali
11. Dizz1 - Here We Go Again
12. Nicholas Ryan Gant - Move (00Genesis's Body Electric remix)
13. Dimlite - Byrdshot and Bye
14. TOKiMONSTA - Sweet Day
15. Flying Lotus - Galaxy in Janaki
16. Lorn - What's the Use
17. TOKiMONSTA - Cheese Smoothie

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Joe Kay - “Telepathy” mix


This little number captured the mood perfectly for me whilst vibing in Fukui (pictured) the other day, after a long day searching for Pterosaurs at the Kitadani Quarry near by.

Compiled by homie from Cali, Joe Kay with the artwork by 96 The appearance of Fitz Ambro$e reminds me that we should see his release on the topically Japanese label ∆ICASEA drop soon.


01. Spinnerty – Just Listen Pt. 1 (B. Bravo Remix Instrumental)
02. Myke Forte – WithoutLove (Intimacy)
03. Devonwho – widmilshire
04. Boonie Mayfield – Doc Tribe Feel
05. Evil Needle – Summer Blap
06. Freddie Joachim – Ride
07. Eric Roberson – A Tale of Two (Stevo Remix)
08. Annu – Sleepstations (Instrumental)
09. Onra – My Comet
10. Evil Needle – Bonus Stage
11. Mono/Poly – Lets Take a Trip
12. Letherette – Shoe be doo
13. Freddie Joachim – Can’t Say
14. AFTA-1 – Brooklyn sunset
15. The Roots – Eve
16. The Roots – Donuts Outro
17. Arms&Suites – My Masterpiece
18. Mala – Alicia
19. Mount Kimbie – Maybes (James Blake Remix)
20. Chief – Crystal Silence
21. Fitz ambro$e – yyynos
22. TokiMONSTA – Jackin4beats pt.4 feat. Andreya Triana & Oddisee
23. Evil Needle – Good Morning
24. B. Lewis – Mercury Backburner
25. Mono/Poly – Oilfields (Devonwho Remix)
26. Dibiase – Ballroom Swing
27. Rez – The Voyage
28. Leonard Destroy – Sunset Marquis
29. T. Hemingway – Dirty

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Oddisee - Spring

For those of you who initially missed earlier iterations of Oddisee’s unique seasonal releases, the last of which came out a couple of months back...

Oddisee (of celebrated group Diamond District) is coming off the back of a west coast tour, and has also been busy compiling a few pieces on the "Everything Changed Nothing" album released by Trek Life recently.

His first season-themed EP, Odd Summer, dropped in May 2009 starting Oddisee’s way into his “Odd Seasons” series creating a large fan base for the producer/emcee. As he went through the seasons and the year, the unique concept of the series became more apparent to anyone listening. Now that Oddisee has offered all four seasons for FREE download, he will be packaging all four seasons into an exclusive vinyl box set available though Mello Music Group in the coming weeks so keep your eyes out for that one.

Anyway, here's the "Odd Spring" offering again. It's a classy showcase of the 'samples & real instruments' sound, away from the 808s and synth strings that have dominated the Dirty South vibes of recent years; if you like funk drums, classic string arrangements, soul melodies and blaxploitation organ riffs this is gonna be right up your street.

Olivier Daysoul provides the vocals on track 6, but being a drum nerd, this one's all about those chopped up breaks for me. Dope!

<a href="">The Blooming by oddisee</a>

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Fat Dog’s Those That Know

A mix poached (not fried) from Sounds Defy Gravity. This time ’round, it’s a set with more flavours than a Baskin & Robbins factory explosion...


Jnerio Jarel – N.A.S.A.
Falty DL - Metacognist
Nosaj Thing – Coat Of Arms (kdJ loop)
Discodene – Homo Compatible
Here Today – Modernme
Replife – Spirit
The Alan Parson’s Project – I Am Robot (Pilooski re- edit)
Guilty Simpson – Man’s World (Dilla Instrumental)
Moodymann – Analog Live
Jesper Dahlback – Superconductor (wrong speed)
Aphex Twin – Analogue Bubblebath
Byron & Onra – Dance With Me
Parliament – The Goose
DJ Spinna – Dillagence
J Dilla – B.B.E (Big Booty Express)
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett – Oddball
Baptman – Groo
Jimi Tenor – Love & Work
Jimmy Edgar – Hold It Attach It Connect It
Larry Heard – Techno – Centric
Blacksmile – She Makes me
D’angelo – Africa (acoustic bootleg)
The Bad Plus – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Duminie Deporres – Bi Location pt.2
Rondenion – Necessary One For Me
Swayzak – Stronger Love
Theo Parrish – First Floor Metaphor
Sound Species – Brazilya
Spooge – Well
The Mole – Still In My Corner

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Minimix for Kuracosta

Some Anticon inspired beats thrown together in a 30minute minimix for Kuracosta at the Scheunecafé, Dresden every Sunday.

/// Zacky Force Funk & Kutmah - The Split
/// The XX - Islands (Nosaj Thing Remix)
/// Lorn - Cherry Moon
/// Odd Nosdam - Untitled
/// Mount Kimbie - Taps
/// Late - Under These Conditions
/// Proem - Access Mike (Failure to connect)
/// Clubroot - Whistles & Horns
/// MRR-ADM - Untitled
/// Gonja Sufi - Ageing

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