I just got this track sent over to me by the BaskyBasky lads. It’s a great slow-burning electronic edit that centres itself around the original vocal. Get to know:
The Camberwell-based duo BaskyBasky have been collaborating for three years, following their remix of Portico Quartet’s Steepless under the name Crookes View. Ben Webster, formerly the Ital Duke and founder of Shef_flex, and Matt Parsons Brown’s releases have been gaining momentum as their explorative approaches to electronic music are combining with increasing confidence and direction
Underrated producer/rapper Black Milk follows up last year’s No Poison No Paradise album with his Glitches in the Break EP. Expect the usual gritty beats accompanied by appearances from long-time 313 collaborators Fat Ray and Guilty Simpson. It’s worth copping for that Barbara & Ernie flip on Cold Days alone
The EP is available as a digital release via Bandcamp now, and will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day on April 19th. Stream/Buy here.
Jameszoo is a mad bastard. I mean that as a massive compliment. His forthcoming Hieronymus-Bosch-inspired EP for Rwina is an amalgamation of jazz/folk/hip-hop/electronic styles in Dimlite-esque fashion, but that’s already too much description. Stream it here and hear for yourself.
Yeah, self-promotion. Sorry. I was asked by the people at Sounddhism if I would put together a Christmas mix for them, so I did. I’m not really the type to listen to Christmas music, so I’ve tried to keep it different from your average Chrismix. This involved redefining what constitutes a ‘Christmas record’ to include songs that are about things being cold, songs that have something wintry in their title, and classic Hip Hop tracks with sleigh bells on the beat (shouts to Buckwild). Free download and that.
Sounddhism are throwing a Festive Party on December 29th – see flyer below and check the event here.
Just recently I was wondering whether anyone had tried mapping projections onto moving humans. Daito Manabe has swiftly put my frenetic mind at ease with his incredible visuals for Nosaj Thing’s excellent new track, ‘Eclipse/Blue.’
A quick bit of research on Manabe revealed to me that he is also responsible for the last video that blew my mind a bit – Falty DL’s ‘Straight & Arrow.’ Sick guy.
Last week Kutmah dedicated his hour-long slot on Dalston’s NTS Radio to playing nothing but hit tennis partner Flako’s beats. With one of the illest DJs playing a whole hour’s worth of shit from one of the illest beatmakers, you really can’t go wrong. Flako has an incredible talent for creating tracks that balance heavy beats, stomping basslines, beautiful melodies and dizzying vocals that Kxxtz blends together seamlessly in this mix, encompassing the old, the new, the forthcoming, the unreleased and the remixed (peep the DOOM, Dabrye, Busta and SV tracks). Stream/download below.
Flako’s Eclosure EP drops soon (provided the vinyl doesn’t get pushed back again) on wax and digitally.
Kutmah is live (and fucking sick) on NTS at 7pm every Wednesday. He’s also just released this incredible mix CD that you should buy.
Check Kutmah’s interview with Groovement from last year here.
Keeping focus on the Detroit Metropolitan Area after the previous post, check Kadence’s Rhetoric album, which features production credits from Georgia Anne Muldrow and long-time collaborator (and Detroit figurehead) Dabrye. The album carries that gritty sound that is channeled in so much of Detroit’s musical output, with the signature f0nk and rawness delivered by the album’s incredible producers.
Noyce’s Moment’s Good is the first release from Ta-ku’sSunday Records Project, and it’s absolutely beautiful. The EP is packed with blissful guitar samples, muffled vocal snippets, and clattering percussion, all arranged into a lush downtempo composition that provides the perfect soundtrack to a hazy-headed (post-SwingTing) Sunday.
This girl is so fly. Any girl who can look this good and play keys and harp and sing such a dope song, all at the same time (see video below), is what I would consider to be marriage material. Drooling aside, she’s just dropped a beautiful 7-track album, for free download. Go get it, while I go and propose to her on Twitter.
Trim offers some defiant life advice over a typically crescendoing James Blake Harmonimix. The track has been doing the rounds on the net for some time now, but finally sees a release on R&S. Pre-order the vinyl here.