Stricklybeats Mix


This one reads as more of a playlist than a mix, but even still the selection is a fairly precise exposition of one of the many directions that the beat scene's been heading of late.

Cuthead - lost weekend
Boho Fau - sLink-y
Ichiro - slow leak
Kingfisherg - eagled
Daisuke tanabe - brown station
shigeto - a close keeper
toro Y moi - lissoms
lone - Sungrazer cascade
mndsgn - yeau
mndsgn - quitesimple
Xperiment - catch 22 ft othello
Stone detectives -kikapopu
Sam a la bamalot - spacemaker
Myke forte - 2halves
Bahwee - SF
Wax paper cup - pyramid
Connie Hawkins - Rucky Reads
nosaj thing - caves (teebs remix)
Jneiro jarel - Amazonica

The Making of Tongues


As you know, this year saw the death of American jazz drummer Steve Reid. Together with Kieran Hebden he has recorded an album called Tongues. This short documentary is about the making of that very album.

The boundary-breaker was one of the greatest drummers of recent times. He played in Sun Ra's arkestra, knew Coltrane, played as a session drummer at Motown (Martha and The Vandella’s "Heatwave") and the master drummer also found time to play with the likes of James Brown at the legendary Harlem Apollo, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Lester Bowie, Gary Bartz, Chief Bey, Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many more. I mean this is a guy who at 19 was playing drums with Fela Kuti in Africa.

The half hour film is embedded below, and this is a good a time as any to incorporate the Giles Peterson hour long tribute with Kieron Hebdon also, which includes the tremendous version of 'Strings of Life.'

Download the podcast here (Right Click).

Musique Large 2007-2010


It’s the first compilation by Musique Large, and it features music from the last three years, including artists such as dÉbruit, Fulgeance, Ghislain Poirier, Charles Trees, Dorian Concept and Huess.

Happy New “Large” Year & “bon appetit”!

01. Charles Trees – The Dream (Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez Remix)
02. Débruit – Gros
03. Fulgeance – I Luv U
04. Ghislain Poirier – Slow Fat
05. Charles Trees – Majhongg
06. Fulgeance – Chopped & Screwed
07. Fulgeance – Chico (Dorian Concept Remix)
08. Débruit – Roi TV
09. Fulgeance – I Luv U (Huess Remix)

Download this brilliant compilation over on the bandcamp.

TAKECast 4.0 & Free EP


Came across this nugget of gold whilst browsing the good folk over on Bassmusicblog. To say thanks for the support in the label's first year, the fine folk at TAKE have decided to give away a free EP of their trademark deep electronic dancefloor treats. It's a varied affair, taking in narcotic slow motion house from bright young things Colo, a masterful fusion of techno & garage from Jack Dixon, melodic Detroit meets Chicago vibes from the astute James Fox and an expertly constructed update of the deep d&b sound from Oxford's own Mr. Lager.

Incorporating deep shuffly detroit house, courtesy of James Fox, for those long dark winter nights, this deep, melodic and soulful plethora of UK bass music couldn't be easier to get. Simply visit takerecords for an automatic download after previewing it below.

Colo 'TwentySix' ||

James Fox 'Found A Way' ||

Jack Dixon 'Wrong Numbers' ||

Mr. Lager 'Singularity' ||

To accompany the release, the label have also issued the fourth in their podcast series, the TAKECast. As usual it features an hour long mix as well suited to late night dancing as it is to headphone enjoyment, sandwiched by music that inspires and informs the label's aesthetic. It goes something like this:

Ernesto Ferreyra 'Osmosis' : Thema Recordings
DJ Krush 'Kemuri' ('94 Part II) : Mo' Wax
Lo Down 'Mad Fright Night' : Grifter Recordings
Rebbie Jackson 'Centipede' (Instrumental) : Columbia
Mist:ical 'Eject' : Soul:r

Reagenz 'Shibuya Day' : Workshop
My My 'Bonus Jack' : Circus Company
Little Dragon 'Feather' (Fromwood Remix) : Peacefrog
Photek '124' : Astralwerks
John Tejada 'And Many More' : Palette
Recloose 'Soul Clap 2000' : Planet E
Paul Frick 'Favourite Song' : 30porumalinha
Nick Hoppner 'Makeover' : Ostgut Ton
Scuba 'So You Think You're Special' (Joe Remix) : Hotflush
Shetland 'Moderation Is Fatal' : Apnea
Bearweasel 'Linoleum' : No.19 Music
Sepalcure 'Feeling That I Know So Well' : Dub
Pariah 'The Slump' : R&S
Cooly G 'Dis Boy' (DVA's Hi Emotions Remix) : DVA Music
Elgato 'Tonight' : Hessle
J Kenzo 'Ruckus' (Martin Kemp Remix) : Roska Kicks & Snares
Aardvarck 'Nosestep' (Cosmin TRG Remix) : Rush Hour
Ital Tek 'Moment In Blue' (Falty DL Remix) : Planet Mu
Jack Dixon & Robin Card 'Alone' : TAKE

Mountains 'The Whale Years' : Thrill Jockey Records
Fridge 'Orko' : Output
Colo 'Low Roads' :
Tortoise 'Ten-Day Interval' : Labels
Lokai 'Panarea' : Thrill Jockey Records
Broken Social Scene 'Sweetest Kill' : Arts & Crafts International

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Sa-Ra - Mistletoe Makeout


Stop the tape! Christmas may well have passed us, but don't throw out the mistletoe just yet...

Sa-Ra has created a mix filled with classic breaks, old school hip hop and of course, some SA-Ra tunes. It’s a free download and is sure to rock your speakers.

Om’mas Keith & Shafiq Husayn get the flowing rolling from Barry White to Bob James with airhorns and some obscure yuletide samples for good measure! I guess you’ll find time to make out to this once you are no longer dancing and amped up!


Head over to sendspace for the download link.

Tokyo Dawn Records - The Boogie


The time is ripe...the fOnK is back.

Tokyo Dawn Records just released “The Boogie” compilation, filled with nastyness from B. Bravo, AD Bourke, Opolopo & Amalia, Saturn Never Sleeps and much more.

Based on groove fundamentals such as 80's and 90's R&B, Minneapolis funk and early electro, this compilation holds 18 modern approaches to what we like to call boogie music.

Combining neon synths and soul chords with a decent portion of future funk, we're invited to ride an exciting new wave of artists combining latest production techniques with classic grooves deeply rooted in 80's boogie wonderland.

Finely collected by TDR conductor Marc Wallowy, this amazing compilation features 74 minutes of dirty g-funk bangers, sweaty robot grooves, cosmic p-funk bombs and anthems of intergalatic existentialism. 'The Boogie' also features appetizers from forthcoming albums by Amalia, Blaktroniks, Replife, Soulparlor, Vindahl and others dropping 2011 via TDR. Connecting the dots between electro, rap, house and R&B, this exclusive outlook is equally recommended for fans of funk past, present and future! Watch out for those voodoo snares on 16, and lock horns with Ad Bourke's 'Aries'...

CDs will available on the official release date January 21st 2011, but you can already download the digital after the jump over here.

Loosen up the funk straps and preview it below!

01 Opolopo & Amalia - Life's A Dance (Nu Opo Swing Mix)||
02 Chacho Brodas - Siente Mi Funk ||
03 Spinnerty - Just Listen feat. John Robinson (B. Bravo Remix)||
04 Stray - If Lovin' U ||
05 Saturn Never Sleeps - The Magic Hour ||
06 Aybee - In Every Way feat. Omega ||
07 Soulparlor - Planet Sex feat. Replife ||
08 Blaktroniks - It Can Get Ugly ||
09 B. Bravo - Computa Love ||
10 AD Bourke - Aries ||
11 Favorite Flava - So Cruel (Sasac Remix) ||
12 Vindahl - Sometimes (12'' Groove Version) ||
13 The Rah Band - Messages From The Stars (Original 12'' Astro Mix - Atjazz Re-Edit)||
14 Reeno - So Funky ||
15 Portformat - Mothership feat. Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow (Opolopo Remix) ||
16 Swedeart - I'm A R.O.B.O.T. feat. Blaktroniks (Tokimonsta Remix) ||
17 Addiquit - Take U Home ||
18 Eagle Nebula - What I Like ||

Tokyo Dawn Records - The Boogie Volume 1 - 3 by Tokyo Dawn Records

Fractal - Snow Sparkle


Spare some mixes, guvnor? Taking a step back onto the tech train here, with this delight from Fractal.

Commix - Be True (Burial Remix)
Christian Loffler - Silent Night
Ellen Allien - Go (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
Jamie Woon - Night Air (Ramadanman Refix)
Efdemin - Acid Bells
M.A.N.D.Y vs Booka Shade - Donut (Gui Boratto Remix)
Florian Meindl - Deep Diving
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
Pantha du prince - Moonstruck
Peter Juergens & Oliver Klein - Der Spatz Auf Dem Dach
Rodriguez Jr - Esperanza
Manuel Tur & Langenburg - Cottbus
Boxcutter - Bloscid
Anders Ilar - September Nights
AFX - Boxing Day
Plastikman - Skizofrenik
Bruce Haack - Poppies
Actress - Lost

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Yogadisko - Battlezone


Some more love to Yogadisko and Mark Pritchard with this one. Battlezone.

1. Uncle Lew - Boyband
2. Matty G - My 808
3. Starkey - Hold It
4. The Glitch Mob - Drive It Like You Stole It
5. Harmonic 313 - Music Substitute System
6. Nochexxx feat.Sensational - Smashing Your System
7. Jacuzzi Club - Sensimilia Riddim
8. Harmonic 313 - Cyclotron
9. Daniel Savio - Eyeballs on the Street
10. Beem - Is This The Future?
11. Architeq - Sleeping Bear Lament (Take remix)
12. Bulion - Get Familiar (Paul White mix)
13. NDV - Scorchio
14. The Pack - Got My Vans On (Instrumental)
15. Harmonix 313 - Dirtbox
16. Tranqill - Payroll (Paul White's Clean Dub)

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HVW8 23 - Dam Funk & tAz Arnold


Following the incredible edition with Computer Jay, our goods friends at HVW8 are back with another edition, again featuring long time friend and collaborator Dam Funk, alongside another Los Angeles lord, his honorable tAz Arnorld who lets that Sa-Ra influence shine. The two heavyweights were joined in this impromptu jam by Thunder Cat, Major, the fantastic Terrace Martin, Krondon and others on a funk adventure that builds and evolves. The final jam will blow your mind.

This is the first in a two part from the two masters of boogie.

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Dam-Funk x tAz Arnold Live at HVW8 Gallery from HVW8 on Vimeo.

Markus Swarv∃y - WorldClassJazz


Pennsylvania resident Markus Swarv∃y, man of more alter egos than a schizophrenic on shrooms, just dropped this languid mix to see the year out. Look out for his self-release on bandcamp in early February.

sweeneyfrod (murky & sir froderick) - gurutoldme
tokimonsta - almost free (murky rmx)
brian eno & harold budd - first light
sonnymoon - houstatlantavegas
nikko gray - whater on the moon (space kid rmx)
lukid - hair of the dog
kuhn - quiet nights
nigelone & lisa preston - mooonjoy!
vlooper - divini
murky - pinch!
savcloud - chest
SV - 2u4u (mndsgn rmx)
nnnne - perfume (languid rmx)
airhead & james blake - pembroke
daedelus & GLK - impulse (teebs rmx)
sir froderick - aslowgrind
sir froderick - eyebossa4u
machine drum - late night operation (letherette rmx)
toro y moi - you hid

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Lefto & Simbad present: Worldwide Family Vol.1


Worldwide Family is a new series from Brownswood Recordings that will see label head Gilles Peterson hand over compiling duties to trusted friends of the label in the pursuit of the perfect beat. And who better to launch this new venture into orbit than two of Brownswood’s closest cohorts: Lefto and Simbad. Both gents are globetrotting DJs and respected selectors (with web-like worldwide connections) The compilation will feature new music From Onra, Tokimonsta, Exile, Seiji, Zed Bias, and many more.

Lefto is consistently a couple of steps ahead of your average early adopter. He doesn’t wait for “the next shit” to land in his lap – he actively seeks it out. Just take a peek at his playlists for Belgium’s foremost national radio station Studio Brussels. However, don’t assume that he’s only working futuristic angles – no sir. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip-hop, he sharpened his diggin’ sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in his hometown Brussels. Lefto is forever moving forwards, but he’s always got one ear in the past. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he skips effortlessly between dope hip hop, funk breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, classic reggae, bruk riddims and some of that wild bossa fire – all with an easy flick of the crossfader and a flurry of cuts. World renowned, Lefto regularly blesses sound systems from Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The fact that he can be equally at ease rockin’ funk 45s at the Do-Over as he is flipping next level bass music at Low End Theory kinda says it all.

Following up on CD2 is Simbad, a young French DJ/producer whose deep set knowledge and experience belies his years. Turning heads with his debut album ‘Supersonic Revelation’ in 2008, he touched on retro soul, house and hip-hop but still succeeded in twisting the minds of the techno and electronica communities worldwide. His DJ sets celebrate the same approach – carefully weaving those strands together into one warm, groove-ridden thread – just check his mixes for FACT and Brainfeeder. Practically nomadic, he is constantly travelling between London, Tokyo, New York and Puerto Rico to DJ and work with like-minded souls such as Ron Trent, Robert Owens, Gonzalez, Tony Allen, Bugz In The Attic and Talvin Singh. Then there are his studio collaborations alongside dance music legends Zed Bias, Atjazz, Phil Asher and Karizma and a fat back catalogue of remixes for such prestigious labels as Freerange, Defected, Raw Fusion and, of course, Brownswood.

January 3rd 2011.

CD01 // Lefto
01 UpHigh Collective feat. Delvis – Blend (Revised) (Belgium)
02 Damage Is Done – Meeting Point (Germany)
03 Exile – Rake(USA)
04 Dela & The Headless Hunters – London Town (France)
05 grooveman Spot – Take Back (Japan)
06 Brassroots – Good Life (UK)
07 74 Miles Away feat. AHU & Miles Bonny – Same Dream Again (Belgium / Turkey / USA)
08 I.N.T. – Raw Funk (The Netherlands)
09 Karlmarx – Mists (New Zealand)
10 Onra – The Perfect Match (France)
11 TOKiMONSTA – Park Walks (USA)
12 Trilogy – Automata (France)

Lefto Preview ||

CD02 // Simbad
01 Airhead – Stilt Beetle (UK)
02 Illum Sphere – One For Dimlite (UK)
03 Steve Lynx & Hellrazor – I Don’t Think So (UK)
04 Andreas Saag – Nobody Here (Sweden)
05 Greymatter & Klic – Thinking About You (UK)
06 Harrison Blakoldman – Full Speed!!! (France)
07 Afrikan Sciences & Kebbi – 5 Spot (USA)
08 Ave Blast & Cosmos Rodriguez – Glow In The Dark (France / Paraguay)
09 Kemeticjust feat. Terrance Downs – I Got Life (Justin’s G-Tech Mix) (USA)
10 Cooly G – Gritting (UK)
11 Zed Bias & Eddy Ramich – Lost Elevator (UK / Croatia)
12 Seiji – The King (UK)
13 Kalbata – Silver Balls (Israel)
14 KU BO – Twist Up (Austria)
15 Chuck Maurice & Simbad – Summer Badness (Puerto Rico / France)

Simbad Preview ||

Label Love - Volume 2


Each label evokes its own signature swagger giving this collection a diversified and interesting flow of genres. Label Love consists of nostalgic classics, fresh unreleased gems and other dope, exclusive selections with the goal of expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors.

Nothing like seeing the like minded come together, and join forces for the a greater cause. After hitting us with 'Label Love V1' earlier this year, featuring music picked by label heads from Ubiquity, Fania, Plug Research, ESL Music, Now Again, Tru Thoughts & Bastard Jazz, the series is back with a bang.

In their 2nd installment of a collaborative freebie, the sextet comprising of; Tru Thoughts, One Handed Music, Plug Research, Ninja Tune, Ubiquity, Melting Pot Music has curated a compilation consisting of a small appetizing catalogue of coordinated menus. Each label offers a little taste of it's own recipe for all to enjoy.

Featuring some known and lesser known faves, this is simply a perfect comp to pass along to the new and neophyte of these labels we love too much.


1. Hidden Orchestra - Wandering 04:33
2. Sonnymoon - Blast Off 04:11
3. Full Crate - Never Never 02:37
4. Paul White - Every Breath 02:10
5. Jed and Lucia - Painted Stars Refix 05:07
6. Bilal - Lost My Mind 04:37
7. Maddslinky - Ruled By Your Motions 05:20
8. Ahu - To:Love 03:49
9. Miles Bonny X The Ins - J Birly 02:41
10. Jono McCleery - Tomorrow 02:49

Quite the heavy list of dignitaries. And to boot, it's a freebie. Bad economy and all, there are some good folks who will share the wealth.

Huess - What It Cost


Building on the foundations laid down by pioneers such as J Dilla, Dam Funk, Onra and Bullion, Huess kicks the EP off with three warm boogie/80s soul-influenced beat tracks to make your head nod whilst A Simple Method (Bonus Beats) is a stripped down acoustic percussion work-out.

On the flip, Fulgeance (Musique Large) continues his recent run of scintillating form (Glamoure EP, Souleance) by pulling out all the stops with a cracking bass pummelling rework of Gak. Kelpe (Margins EP, Chocolate Money EP), who must also be on something a little stronger than coffee, finds time in his busy schedule to contribute a beautiful, synth-laced, bass wobbler of a remix on I’d Rather Be the Hunter.

True to their word, they're back. Late last summer, Huess released 'Broke,' an EP that set the stage for what was to be the pièce de resistance later that year, a new EP. Fast forward to present, and we've been blessed with it's arrival; 'What it Cost'

Finely chopped and sequenced vocal phrases push beats past instrumental standards, letting the tracks breath more like actual songs with full melodies, refrains and all. You heard it on the 1st Broke EP, and it carries through on this release. The EP marks the first physical release to come from Inaudible Answer, and is presented with remixes from Kelpe and Fulgeance and individually crafted, handmade sleeves.

The six tracks encompass 80s tinged funk-hop, soaring soul vocals and speaker shuddering bass punishment. Be sure to preview them in the minimix embedded below, listen to them in full on the bandcamp and then hit the jump to purchase.

Minimix ||

Olan (All City) - A Random Slice of Cali


It's high time that Olan from All City was the locus of attention, and as such, the guys over on Rhythm Incursions have upped a couple of mixes to do just that.

Olan O'Brien has been responsible for some big records in the last little whilst, and there's no real sign of slowing down. The LA Series may be the most heralded, and many might recall the incredible 7x7 series which preceeded, but he's been at work at his All City shop and label for more than a hot min.

When approached for a mix, he responded in ernst with a couple, the first of which is this mini mix of 10 records from 2010. Selected are 10 records from the year which Olan wanted to share reflecting artists like Krystal Klear, Onra, Floating Points, Shed, and Kyle Hall all appearing. Be sure to look out for the amazing collabo between Martyn and Mike Slott which the label will be releasing shortly.

Oppenheimer Analysis – Radiance (Minimal Wave/Stones Throw)
Redinho – Lightening Strikes (Numbers)
Kyle Hall / Quaran – Lax Adrenalin (Wild Oats)
Shed – No Way (Ostgut Ton)
Ruckazoid – Crush (All City)
Martyn / Mike Slott – All Night (All City)
Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke Remix) (All City)
Untold – Stereo Freeze (R&S)
Floating Points – Shark Chase (Eglo)
Onra – High Hopes (All City)

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Now for the big boy! Titled ‘A Random Slice of Cali’ it’s a celebration of L.A music from records Olan picked up at random over the years.

It’s basically random LA bits picked up over the years – A Random Slice of Cali! One glaring mistake I’m surprised/disgusted I let slip but I’ll leave that up to people to spot – maybe theres more than one! I always intend to take some time over these things and end up just frantically grabbing a load of records off the nearest shelf! and trying to get it done in an hour – so apologies to anyone who is offended by the sloppiness!! At the risk of sounding like a ponce – its all vinyl – no edits, represses, compilations or any other substitution of the real!

Mr DJ (the Concept)
Triple Threat – Scratch Motion Rap
Jimmy Lewis – Street Freaks
Captain Rapp – Cant Stand it Pt II
Royal Cash – Radioactivity
Koppa – Second to None Dub
Arcade Gang – When Doves Cry
Unknown DJ – Lets Jam (Instrumental)
World Class Wreckin Crew – Surgery
Victor Flores – Quadro-phonic
JJ Fad – Supersonic
The Mistress & Madam E – I Got Your Wild Thing
Facade – The Groove
Pleasure – Sending My Love
The DOC – Whirlwind Pyramid
Chemise – She Cant Love You
Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love (Dub)
Rene And Angela – Drive My Love
Beastie Boys – A Year and A Day
Above the Law – Black Superman
MC Ren – The Villain in Black
Dr Dre – A Nuh With A Gun

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LA Series 8 - Mike Gao and Tokimonsta


LA Series #8 is here and the 8 track double snack pack reaffirms LA's boundless talent and again, simply adds to the collectible collection this series has become. Hard to imagine there are 2 more to go.

Brainfeeder’s First Lady Tokimonsta has had a busy year with releases on Ramp plus a LP for Art Union and she ends 2010 on a strong note with three tracks from the dreamy textures of the opener “Alive” to the loud snap of “Park Walks”.

Flip over for experimental Gear Head Mike Gao, an LA beat scene secret down with the Low End Theory since playing in the early days. He comes with an impressive hip-hop and music technology resume and gives us 5 soulful tracks with a nod to his home on “California” and beat battles with “Hubris Produca”.

Preview it below, and head here to snap it up!

California ||

 Babylon Child ||

 Don't Tell Me ||

 Hubris Produca ||

 Loving Night ||

 Alive ||

 Last Night's Blurry Memories ||

Park Walks ||

Fathom 9 - Opus Incomplete (Sounds Of Autumn)


The mic is an instrument, I am the Conduit, conveying the intimate sentiments of the Infinite!

Big things abound from Memphis. Beatsmith, Fathom 9 takes us on a journey through fall with Opus Incomplete (Sounds Of Autumn), a two-year old podcast compiled of beats all produced by him. Be sure to check it out, and then tune into the playlist embedded below for some serious Dilla-esque drunken drummin'..

If you thought Eric Lau had it in spades, well Fathom's got it in hearts! Be sure to pass through his blog for Fathom truisms and keep up with the beats here; those half quantized, half moved drums layered and reprogrammed with plenty of upper frequency knock on the kick - sound familiar....?

Manndibull - Old Joints


More from French duo manndibull & Caterva (Ficus) who've just propped up some old joints from their hiphop dub live act and aptly entitled it 'Old Joints.' It's up on their Bandcamp now.

Head here for the direct download.







Cody ChesnuTT - Black Skin No Value


It's been nearly 8 years in the making, but Cody Chesnutt finally drops this EP.

Earlier this year he surprised the world by dropping “Come back like spring” as a freeload and of course kept his fans at the edge of their seats cause naturally everybody wanted more. Shorty after that “Do better to the young” and just yesterday “The quiet girl who eats alone” emerged on several blogs with the announcement of the EP “Black Skin No Value” that was released a couple of days ago.

As ever Cody is backed by uncomplicated acoustic strings, and ChestnuTT's raspy voice is both sooth and haunts the senses at the same time.

The Quiet Girl Who Eats Alone’ is a familiar minute long interlude, the kind that were all over the critically acclaimed The Headphone Masterpiece (2002) and showcases the power of ChesnuTT’s bare bone writing skills; a voice, a guitar and a melody that leaves you wanting more, yet perfectly sets up the next track.

‘Everybody’s Brother’ picks up where the preceding song left off, ChesnuTT talks about his former vices and the fact that there is ‘No turning back.’ ‘Where Is All The Money Going’ is a poignant song when we look at the current economic climate. Once again, it is so reminiscent of Marvin Gaye’s work in it’s composition, particularly the choice of background vocals and ad-libs, as well the lyrical content.

The EP closes with the phenomenal ‘To Be Upon The Perch’; once again, a bare bones track, with just ChesnuTT’s voice and a Honky Tonk piano banging out chords that are so pretty and haunting, all at once.

Come back like spring||

Do better to the young||

The quiet girl who eats alone||

Everybody's Brother||

Where Is All The Money Going||

To Be Upon the Perch||

The EP is Black Skin/ No Value and the full length is Landing on A Hundred. As we know in the vernacular, keep it one hundred is a common thing. So the landing on one hundred is like landing on something truthful.. Once again something that breathes and lives, that transcends any age or generation. It’s just something you can feed off of. Like.. That’s food. Food is truth.

Black Skin/ No Value is an ironic and provocative approach for us to look at where we are as a community right now. To take an assessment of the decisions we’re making because we all know that every decision we make is based upon personal value or perspective of value. So you’re looking at the crisis that we’re in right now as a community. And look at why the value perception is so low within and without the community.
Head here to preview it, and then jump to here to grab it.

For those of you who want more than just 6 tracks after waiting for 8 years …not to worry a full length album by the name of “Landing On A hundred” is in the works and will be out in 2011.


Exile - Population Control Remixes (Video)

Coming out of the Plug Research Camp is another newbie from Exile, titled “Population Control.” It's a trippy, mind-bending video scored by Californian troika: Samyiam, Dibiase and Free The Robots who all remixed the same track featured on ‘AM/FM' (Radio rmx album). Inspired by Exile’s “We Are All In Power” video, visual artist Greg “The Dude” Ponstingl created the video, continuing the stop animation theme, using thousands of still images and striking visual effects to make a boombox literally come to life.

The result, another great animated piece with a just as formidable soundtrack, though if you are prone to seizures, look away.

And whilst we're at it, here's what Lilfuchs and Flylo have been upto:

and from The Two. Fifteens' with the direction of Ryan Paterson "Katana Or Tanto" takes the viewer on a vigorous martial arts journey inspired by rare kung-fu films, various psychedelic visuals and post-modern collage art.

The Daily Street 008 - Hackman


Following on from the Eccy post, there's The Daily Street: 008, with Hackman. Hackman's take on the whole progression of garage always seems to be a step ahead of the imitators, and here he slings together a quality mix of garage and house without letting it get too polite. Watch out for the James Fox making a sneaky appearance too.

The majority of the tunes are exclusive and unreleased (except for the Motor City Remix). The vibe is upbeat and quirky and follows a similar mould to xxxy's 002 mix. The last year has been a big one for Hackman, and he’s released three eps, and had a number of remixes for Bassanovva, Lemonade, and The Phantom. Be sure to check them out.

Hackman is best known for his work in the realms of UK Funky, having key releases on labels such as PTN, Shifting Peaks and Well Rounded. To anyone that is well read on the UK Funky and Bass Music scene that is taking over the UK at the moment, these labels should be ringing big alarm bells in your head. However, as time moves on we all move with it and it seems that Hackman has left the UK Funky movement to head into the world of House, and when listening to this mix I don’t feel that this is in any way a bad thing. It all seems to be being chucked under the large umbrella genre that is “Bass Music” these days anyway. 50 minutes of incredible music, a large chunk of which was made by the man himself, with near flawless mixing ability, mixtape 008 sits beautifully alongside our more recent mixes whilst still holding it’s own as an individual

01. Skips – Smokey Joez [Unreleased]
02. Kowton – Drunk on Sunday [Idle Hands]
03. Archie Bronson Outfit – Hoola (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) [Domino]
04. Cosmic Revenge – Renegade [Unreleased]
05. James Fox – Found a Way [Unreleased]
06. Jack Dixon – Needin’ U [Silverback Recordings]
07. Hackman – Your Face Pulling My Hair [Unreleased]
08. Kowton – She Don’t Jack [Idle Hands]
09. Hackman – Untitled [Unreleased]
10. i11even – Untitled [Unreleased]
11. Akilles & Knyt – RItual [Unreleased]
12. Littlefoot – Sell My Soul [Unreleased]
13. Kingthing – You Know [Unreleased]
14. Hackman – Always (Falty DL Remix) [Shifting Peaks]
15. George Fitzgerald – Weakness [Hotflush]

TDS Mix 008: Hackman by The Daily Street
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Connecting - Freddie Joachim, Yusai, and Question


Almost a year after dropping their exclusives in 'Bridgework' for TFM (embedded at the bottom of the page) Freddie Joachim and Mellow Orange come together again to put out this nugget.


- Mar Variation – 1st Session
- FS Green – Preppy Lady
- Masspike Miles – 1 Nighta feat Joel Ortiz & B-Hess
- The Foreign Exchange – Maybe She’ll Dream of Me
- Exile – Love Line Remix feat. Blu
- Nottz – I Still Love You feat. Mayer Hawthorne
- Grap Luva – Work It Out
- MED – Classic feat. Talib Kweli
- Freddie Joachim – Hold On
- Freddie Joachim – Since You Came
- Jerrell James – Subject To Failure (Railster Remix)
- Flying Lotus – Computer Face/Pure Being

- Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Workout
- Funky DL – Not The 1 4 Me
- J-Live – Brand Nu Live Remix
- Cro-magnon – Remind Me
- Slum Village – Players
- Freddie Joachim – Night Cap
- Green Tea – Don’t Let Love Pass You By
- Freddie Joachim – My Sweet Baby
- Hocus Pocus – Equilibre
- Jazzanova Feat. Paul Randolph – Let Me Show Ya

- Slum VIllage – Untitled
- Georgia Anne Muldrow – Untitled/Fantastic RMX
- Question – Bows
- Roddy Rod ft. Phonte & Carlitta Durand – This Time Around
- De La Soul – Stakes Is High Spinna RMX
- Diamond District ft. Kev Brown – Something For Ya’ll
- Daniel Janin – Nobel Tower
- Dizzy Gillespie – Summertime
- Mitsu The Beat ft. Maspyke – Playin’ Wit Crime
- Shafiq Husayn ft. Bilal – Cheeba

CONNECTING by organology

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01. 45 – Tokyo Jazz Freak
02. Till Bronner – No Fusion Generation
03. Shin-Ski of Martiangang – Do it 4 the children
04. Gagle – Sokokugo Zenya (Instrumental)
05. Grooveman Spot A.K.A. DJ Kou-G – Chit Chat Cut
06. Levitatorz – Pure Mathmatic
07. Shin-Ski of Martiangang – A Night At Savanna
08. Bulljun – Lil Mo Coke
09. The Green Tea – Something Like This
10. Shin-Ski of Martiangang – A Night At Sydney
11. Oddisee – Viva Brasil
12. Grooveman Spot A.K.A. DJ Kou-G – Grooveman’s Soul Clappin’
13. Dela ft. L – Change of Atomsphere (Outro)

14. Suff Daddy – Join The Club
15. Suff Daddy – One for Rawls
16. Othello – Trip To The City (unreleased)
17. Dela – SP Jawn (unreleased)
18. 14KT – The Meaning
19 14KT – T&A
20. Baatin – Magic (Instrumental)
21. Kooley High – Kooley Is High
22. Pete Rock – One Life To Live (Instrumental)
23. DJ Cam Quartet – Rebirth of Cool
24. Gagle – Love Note (Seoul City Remix)
25. 20Syl – Unreleased
26. 20Syl – Unreleased
27. Reflection Eternal – Love Speakeasy
28. Common – Come Close Remix
29. Dajla – Interlude
30. Kev Brown – unreleased
31. Freddie Joachim – One More Night
32. Freddie Joachim – Let Go Now
33. Profile – unreleased
34. Freddie Joachim feat. Othello – For Her (Unreleased)
35. Full Crate – She Was Fly feat. Mar

The Find Magazine x Mellow Orange x Organology - Bridgework w/ DJ's Yusai & Freddie Joachim by organology

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Eccy - Milk It


Rhythm-Incursions take a trip back to Japan, and more specifically Tokyo, for their next guest mix this time roping in the talents of young producer Eccy (pronounced Eksy) who is a close friend of the Tokyo fam, the Raid System collective and label.

Following his appearance on Dubken's 'Loovia Mythos' album, which explored beats and electronic hip hop, Eccy’s moved into more upbeat territories in particular the UK Funky sounds and mutations that have originated from London and the UK over the last year. His new release, Flavour of Vice EP, is coming out before the end of the year on his own Slye Records with remixes from London’s Subeena and a flavour, pardon the pun, that is distinctively in line with the capital’s more tropical and percussive riddims.

Reflecting this is the guest mix he put together for Rhythm Incursions, called Milk It. It features a raft of the most interesting producers to have played around with UK Funky and House templates in the last year from Altered Natives to LuckyMe’s Jacques Greene, Hypno, Doc Daneeka, Subeena, Seiji, Roska and of course Eccy himself.

Eccy’s Flavour of Vice EP drops late 2010 on Slye Records. Loovia Mythos is out now also on Slye Records. You can find Eccy online at Myspace and Soundcloud.

01.Altered Natives – The Bitch
02.L-Vis 1990 – Into The Stars
03.Jacques Greene – Good Morning
04.Funkystepz – You Got It
05.Ital Tek – Moment In Blue (Ikonika Remix)
06.Take – Neon Beams (Eccy Remix)
07.Lone – Raptured
08.Jamtech Foundation – Too Fast (Femme En Foururre Remix)
09.Ramadanman & Midland – Your Words Matter
10.Hypno – War Demons
11.Cooly G – Dis Boy (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)
12.Hackman – Always
13.Doc Daneeka – Copz
14.Subeena – Neurotic
15.BD1982 – Trails (Jam City Remix)
16.Roska & Untold – Myth
17.Larry Tee – Let’s Make Nasty feat.Roxy Cottontail (Afrojack Remix)
18.Sandro Silva – Told Ya
19.Gregor Salto & Afrojack – I’ll Be There feat.Jimbolee
20.Eccy – Plastik Soul
21.Eccy – Old Snake Rapier
22.Seiji – Straylight
23.Scratcha DVA – Nasty Nasty Nasty (Roska Remix)
24.Eccy – Dog Tooth Chronicle

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HVW8 Podcast 22 - Computer Jay


Computer Jay has been steady on that grind tweaking dials, enjoy the fruits of his labor ripe as they are. He put out a 12" on Ramp, started to tour with Master Blazter, was featured on Gaslamp Killer's Death Gate EP and had that outstanding release with Dam Funk on All City.

Computer Jay returns to the scene of the crime: The HVW8 podcast. The initial super session (HVW8 #2) with Dam Funk and J-1 lead to the curation of Master Blazter and in Aug 2007, he curated Live @ The BBQ podcast #18 for HVW8, along with Kutmah. Just over 3 yrs later, he returns to the West Hollywood gallery to curate once more for the famed troupe.

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