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Download: Aphotic mix for Astral Black

aphotikThis is EXACTLY my kind of mix. No pretensions and no bullshit (and no house…), just out and out great tunes – spaced out weirdy sounds with plenty of hip hop, a smattering of footwork and plenty of soul.

Expect Julianna Barwick,Ash Ra TempelTehbisEdan, Batsumi, Budgie (Livin’ Proof)Lamont,Outkast, Michael Anthony, Captain, Triad God and more…

Tell him you love it at his Twitter and follow his Soundcloud.

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Aphotik is one of the minds behind killer collective and club night Tempo Clash – keep track of their Soundcloud below!

The homies Astral Black still have their amazing Frass Fm comp available for free download here.

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Diggin’ In The Carts: Unearthing Japan’s video game composers

Every Thursday for the next few weeks (up to Oct 9th), RBMA will be posting a new episode of this documentary series, exploring the legacy and foundation of Japan’s most vital video game music composers. oh no Junkocute This first episode focus on early eighties Nintendo and some of the earliest Famicom/NES games. The likes of Oh No, Flying Lotus, J Rocc, Havoc and Kode 9 add varied levels of  waxing lyrical about musicians such as Junko Ozawa and Hirokazu Tanaka, who in turn reflects on unexpected influences such as Jah Wobble. hip The games Balloon Fight and Wrecking Crew has the rhythm of Sly Dunbar  – Hirokazu Tanaka

Oh yeah…

Check his cartography (?) here.

Props to producers and directors Nick Dwyer and Tu Neill – the film is shot amazingly. I look forward to next week’s instalment. Completing the cycle somewhat, Daisuke Tanabe has composed the theme for the documentary. Watch out for his LP, Floating Underwater, previewed here.

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Preview: Hit+Run presents Road Kill Vol 4 ft Esgar, Kidkanevil x DZA, Mono/Poly, Al Dobson Jr, loads more fam

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Out today, a cheeky bonus release from the Hit+Run crew, who had planned the Road Kill compilation releases to be solely a trilogy.

One of the standout tracks on here has to be this Gojira madness from Kidkanevil and DZA…

Check more from this pair over on the Kaiju EP from Moscow’s how2make label.

There are loads more goodies on the H+R comp obviously, and there’s a limited-to-400 slimline digipack available for those  (like me) quick enough on the draw.

Keep an eye on ongoing events from the South Cali / worldwide Hit+Run crew over on their site.

Download the previous three Road Kill comps on their Bandcamp.

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Download: Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Bopperson’s 45 at 33RPM remix)

Neil Bopperson (that’s him in the middle) is a mega talented chef, both in the kitchen and in the studio… here he’s been messing about with Jacko to produce a slowed down, synthy version of Dangerous-era smash Remember The Time, reimagined as a right fat little stomper.

This will be pressed up as a 7″ single in the autumn but for now, grab a free download hereRemember-The-Time

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Preview Daisuke Tanabe’s new LP Floating Underwater

FLOATINGCHIBA, JAPAN //

Sound experimentalist and all-round bad man Daisuke Tanabe has so far previewed two tracks from his new album – Pinebee is infused with jungle while Paper Planes is on some underwater kingdom vibe.


The album, Floating Underwater, will be out on  @Ki-Records / @cat-eat-mosquito on 15 September 2014, on CD, 2×10″ vinyl and digital.

TRACKLISTING

01 Arrow
02 Paper Planes
03 Pinebee
04 Walking Muu
05 Origami
06 Sunny Tunnel
07 Allergy
08 Shopping Mall Super Star
09 Fun Robbery
10 Chugger
11 Rest
12 Blue Rats
13 Cloudy Water
14 Night Fishing
15 Expo

THE WORLD CARNIVAL ZIP 2014 copy

Download: World Carnival Zip 2014 from Swing Ting x Hipsters Don’t Dance

THE WORLD CARNIVAL ZIP 2014

Bank Holiday Sunday sees Swing Ting and Hipsters Don’t Dance hit Birthdays in Dalston, and this zip is a bumper pack of carnival goodies for free download…

Track list:

CASSIE – ME & U (SAMRAI’S DEMBOW EDIT
FAMOUS ENO – GYPSY RIDDIM GRIME REMIX
HDD – PULL UP TALL
SHARDA – BUMPER 4×4
SWING TING & FOX – HEAD GONE VIP

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Preview: Mono/Poly preps Golden Skies LP for Brainfeeder

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA //  

Following collabs with Thundercat on his album in 2013, plus Flash Bang Grenada with Busdriver and Nocando, LA’s Mono/Poly has his debut LP for Brainfeeder ready to launch.

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Photograph by LA’s theonepointeight

I think I first heard of his work for the split 7″ he did with Manchester’s Illum Sphere for Fat City Recordings, Part 3 of their Producer #2 series (listen to Oil Fields here). He contributed a Beat Dimensions track on Volume 2 and went on to release the cosmic George Machine EP for Faces Records. 

Golden Skies seeks to be even more sweeping – have a listen to the full album over at Pitchfork Advance. My personal favourite at the time of writing is Light Age.

It’s out this coming Monday, 25th August on LP, CD and download.


1. Winds Of Change 
2. Transit to the Golden Planet 
3. Ra Rise 
4. Golden Gate 
5. Golden Skies 
6. Light Age
7. Alpha & Omega 
8. Urania 
9. Empyrean (feat. Mendee Ichikawa) 
10. Dreamscape 
11. Night Garden 
12. Euphoria 
13. Gamma 

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BBE present Nana Love: Disco Documentary Full Of Funk

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 20.40.37This one looks interesting from the peeps at BBE. This album originally came out in 1978 on Nestor Records. They’ve gone and found the original masters from arranger/producer Reindorf Nana Oppong, transferred them to digital – and even found unreleased material.

It’s out on CD and double LP as well as digital – order from BBE direct, where you can also listen to previews, or check digital links below.

Buy links:

iTuneshttp://smarturl.it/DiscoDocumentary
Amazonhttp://smarturl.it/DiscoDocumentaryAmz