September 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, put something of a beast together for FACT to celebrate the return of his residency at London’s ‘no-longer-under-threat of closure’ Plastic People. The mix is available until the 27th, grab it now. The tracklisting can be found below. If, like me, you will be Manchester based this November, get yourself down to the Kieran Hebden curated Warehouse Project, featuring the man himself as well as Caribou, Jamie xx, James Blake & Mount Kimbie. Such a good line-up I might be sick. Get your ticket here.
1. Rocketnumbernine – Matthew and Toby (Four Tet remix) [Text Records]
2. Pheeroan Ak Laff – 3 in 1 [Passin’ Thru]
3. Soul Capsule – Seekers (Ricardo Villalobos remix) [Trelik]
4. Mount Kimbie – Blind Night Errand [Hot Flush]
5. Grevious Angel – Move Down Low VIP [Soul Jazz]
6. Ro 70 meets Move D – Untitled [Source Records]
7. Floating Points – J+W beat [Planet Mu]
8. Ramadanman – Glut [Hemlock]
9. JD Robb – Canon in Percussive Sound [Folkways]
10. Index – Starlight (break) [Record Shack Records]
11. Four Tet – Nothing to see [Soul Jazz]
12. Falty DL – St Marks (Cosmin TRG remix) [Rush Hour]
13. Luke Abbott – Holkham Drones [Border Community]
14. Oni Ayhun – OAR004A [Oni Ayhun Records]
15. Bob Holroyd – African drug (Four Tet remix) [Phonica]
16. Lata Mangeshkar – Too Mere Saath Rahega Munne [EMI]
April 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
Chiddy Bang are probably most known for ‘The Opposite of Adults’, their song sampling MGMT’s ‘Kids’. They’ve taken plenty of other songs and put a fresh spin on them (my personal favourite being their Under The Sheets remix), as well as making music in their own right. Most recently they have released Air Swell, a mini-mixtape. One track I’m particularly fond of is ‘Hey London’, which samples Hot Chip’s ‘One Life Stand’. Sometimes their raps have sounded a little uncomfortable to me, as if they’ve really been struggling for lyrics. This is definitely not the case here, with the guys sounding more comfortable than ever, making for a relaxed and highly enjoyable track. Listen to it here, and download the mixtape for free via the widget below.
April 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
Have you heard this mixtape yet? Probably. I hope so.
I heard it at the beginning of the month when it was featured on one of my favourite blogs Pretty Much Amazing. I approached it skeptically, wondering how well Biggie and The xx would fit together, no matter how talented the remixer. There are moments where the combination does feel a little forced, when the tempo and lyrics of the original songs have had to be changed a little too much (or that could just be me and my intense love of every single second of The xx’s debut). This however, is an integral part of the remix process, and without a little adaptation this mixtape would never have worked. I’m happy to say that it really does, with the energy of Biggie’s lyrics bringing a fresh and bright element to the brilliance of The xx’s chilled tones. An ambitious but successful project.
wait what, the dj behind this project, was giving it away for free. But, with the music industry being what it is, he was quickly told to stop doing that. Check out what he had to say about that here
You can however, listen to and download the tracks with the help of the wonderful Soundcloud. Enjoy: