Monday, November 30, 2009

Don't Let This Go: Keyshia Cole Gets A Rustie Refix (DWNLD)

This might be a Glaswegian thing.
I still recall the HudMo's Tweet Rmx that was scorching through cyberspace and eventually some dance floor. As he mentioned in his Benji B interview, that white label is going for somewhere around 30£ right now. Nuts.
Warp label mate and fellow Glaswegian Rustie is throwing out one of his own as well.

These admitted R&B fans have long been messing around w/ a cappellas in creating some of their own exclusive material for their shows, gigs and possibly even some work showcasing their left of center con moto production, a sound that could pump some fresh oxygen in some of this R&B blood.
Earlier today, Rustie put out a Keyshia Cole rmx for Shoula Let You Go.

Shoulda Let You Go (Rustie rmx)

A banger. Don't let this one go... So you know the drill...



Sunday, November 29, 2009

No Joke: Digidesign (Om Unit’s Pop Lock Mix) Out This Week

A little surprised popped into my in-box. My man Om Unit hit me with this rmx he banged out of a Joker banger. So in honor of a Joker show going down tonight in Toronto, wanted to chat about this said rmx dropping this week.

As I mentioned sometime back, I was pretty pumped to see a resurgence in remixing taking place. With friendships being solidified online, and eventual business, I don't see this slowing down @ all. Bottom line, It's making for such a more interesting landscape and creating catalog. Say wrd.
So we have Digidesign, a banger that torched many a floor this year courtesy of your man Joker - no doubt.
How do you follow that up?? Well, your man Om Unit did a handy job indeed. Slight variations in the melody and an all new tempo resulted in a whole new track. Thought not being released on HyperDub - it's original home - this white label was given the benediction from both Joker and HD.

Digidesign (Om Unit’s Pop Lock Mix)

For the ones trying to their hands on this gem, this where you need to make it happen. It's a banger.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

2 Words (Again) (DWNLD)

Essential Mix. 11-28-2009

Almost 1 yr to the day after Flying Lotus dropped his essential mix (11-29-2008), Warp's other Heir to the Throne, Hudson Mohawke dropped a much anticipated 120 min mix. This is going to circulate like H1N1, but a welcomed kind of influenza.
I stayed up to listen to it live last night, and it seemed like a perfect accompaniment, a soundtrack to the interview (and mix) he did w/ Benji B @ the top of the month. He lets the music fluently articulate the influences he spoke of. I found myself simply saying... SEEN. It was only right that I followed that interview up with this mix. HudMo shines indeed.
In any case, what an amazing listen. Lots to take in. BTW, I've tucked the playlist in the lyrics tab for the iTunes users.
OK. It's time.

GO! (right click)


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Behind Closed Doors v2: Sir OJ Got That Juice (DWNLD) (VIDEO)

After waking for the oddest dream, I went down to my peep some emails only to catch my man Ab on MSN. Dude was the one behind this Beat/Producers DVD entitled Behind Closed Doors that flew off the shelves in it's 1st edition sometime earlier this year. So he mentioned coming close to concluding v2, and it was going to feature none other than FS Green and Sir Oj.
In the same breath, I saw a twitter link for some OJ goodness and noticed a clip of a recent beat cypher they were both in...

Pretty nasty. So with that being said, be sure to look for this DVD when it drops in December. I'll be certain to chat it up out here. But for some certainty, subscribe to Ab's channel on YouTube.
And here's a preview on BCD v2...

And how could we not have some goodness after that? That Sir Oj burner you heard in the cypher? Well it sounded a little like this..

... and if you want to take that one along, you can hit up Sir Oj yourself. He has it posted up for a free dwnld aka freeload (Brumbeat#1).

GO, and show love.

ANDY! I got you! LOL.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Slott Samples Some Newness: Lucky 9teen

Mike Slott threw a tweet up about his new micro album...

... and you can sample it here. Nov 30th it is.



They're Not Ramping! Ramp Recording Bashment - Tonight in LDN!!

Man, I don't really chat about events that take place far from home too much (unless I plan to be there), but this must get a shout.
Ramp Recordings who have some big releases brewing, will be throwing a bashment TONIGHT in London featuring some shooting stars in the beat music landscape.
TOKiMONSTA who is currently touring EU, Slugabed and my man mellow P.U.D.G.E. who has also been touring EU.

For all those who will be @ this event tonight, have a blast. This should be a killer and P.U.D.G.E. will def blow your wig back all the way to Scandinavia. No joke. For those that didn't plan on it, you better get right and be there. Wish I could myself. Ugh.

Have fun London.


Karriem Riggins @ Deviation Show w/ Benji B (DWNLD)

I've been sitting on this one for a min.
I believe that I was actually in LA the day this how was aired and only wished that I has been able to listen up live. But all good.
But anyone who knows me and has bothered bring up Karriem Riggins in a convo knows my viewpoint. Dude is nuts.

So when Benji B's Deviation was featuring K. Riggins as a guest for interview and mix, I was pumped.
I know many of you if not all have seen these YTs I shot, but I need to bring them both back.

Benji B chats quickly about this DJ set, and claims that Riggins knocked everyone out. Correction: he knocked them THE F*CK out. Say wrd. The whole set was prodigious and this YouTube nor the Stones Throw podcast (#32 BTW) that resulted even came close to the magic that was played during that set.

Then the 2K8 Bounce Tour....

Who could forget this memorable solo?? Did you know I nearly missed it?? I was caught somewhere that night and somehow made it back in time. Anyhow... enough on about that. We know the drill.

And so do you. Enjoy the interview and the mix, full of gems. Shouts to Benji B as always and make sure to peep his show weekly.

Deviation show w/ Benji B and special guest Karriem Riggins

Deviation Show w/ Benji B, feat. Karriem Riggins. (right click)



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

White Sounds From Skylight: Paul White Drops (Side A) (DWNLD)

Though this is his 5th release this year, and his 4th since June, I felt like I hadn't heard from Paul White in a beat music minute (which is a 1/32nd note FYI LOL). But aren't I glad about this recent news.
As his 7th release, Paul White treats us to a 9 cut EP entitled: Sound From The Skylight (Side A)

1stly, I love banging artwork. So Paul gets daps for that, and a great shot indeed. But getting down to the meat of this ep, which flows more like a seamless mix in fact, Paul once again chops up samples adroitly, skillfully throwing in the sampled ingredients in his Akai wok and cooking up savory tempura tracks like Trying To Tell You and Dream State (Dam Tales). But as this is entitled (Side A), might there be a (Side B) on the horizon?? Let's hope so.

As usual, a nice EP to hold on to, and more so @ a more than reasonable price: Just a few moments of your time.
As a free download, you can enjoy this entire EP on Paul White's dime until sometime in December. You can also buy the 12" from his site for those wanting to hold on to some wax.

Trying To Tell You by Paul White, off Sound From The Skylight (Side A)

So, you know the drill...

GO, and show love. Shouts to One Handed Music all day.


92bpm Presents: GSTMX v3 feat. Mr Beatnick (DWNLD)

So for anyone who I spoke to about my summer trip to EU probably heard me extol about my 10+ days there. Got to finally connect with many a person who I have been speaking with online for a min now. Of those said days, I went and enjoyed a good meal @ an indian resto with a certain Mr Beatnick. How we connected still mildly eludes me, but part of me feels that it might have been after a Red Bull Music Academy conversation. This South Africa RBMA grad, DJ, producer and all around good chap has been producing for a good decade with releases on labels including Far Out, Altered Vibes, Tru Thoughts, Foundations,
and his own label Shhhhh.

His new 7" "The 4th day / Fallin Apples" has just dropped (more on that this week) on Futuristica. He collects vintage british comics, synthesisers and records, none of which I was lucky enough to see sadly due to time constraints, but we def got to rap music and all that night we linked. Having gone to GER, than JPN for the 1st two GSTMXs, I put it out there for this 3rd one. So BOOM!
I'm happy to present to you the 3rd (albeit a little late - my bad) installment of the GSTMXs, featuring Mr Beatnick: Autumn Recessiontronica

Tracklisting will look as follows:

Floating Points vs Obba Supa
Clause Four - Track 3
Tokimonsta - A Sweet Day
Dot Rotten - Without You
Soundspecies - Psychedelic Xylophone
Hudson Mohawke - 3:30
Landslide - Parables (Rollin Dub)
Mount Kimbie - Sketch On Glass
LV - Don't Judge - Fantastic Mr Fox remix
Sbtrkt - 20:20
Sebastien Tellier - L'Amour Et La Violence (Floating Points Remix)
Subeena - Analyse
Delia Derbyshire - Experimental Demo (1968)
Flying Lotus & Life Force Trio - Auntie's Lock
Space - Architeq Remix
Dredi - Untitled
The Blessings - Explicit American Cinema
Mr Beatnick - Fallin Apples
Illum Sphere - Chasing The Midnight Moth
Loops Haunt - Impact Omnihammer
Paul White - All Because I'm Green

I def wanna thank Mr Beatnick for taking the time to bang this one out. Good look sir! Thoroughly enjoyed it! And you can to.


chat soon.


Friday, November 20, 2009

SVEDKA Vodka Soda, With A Twist Of Future Beats: Benji B x SVEDKA x Giant Step Podcast

SVEDKA Vodka has been putting in some work. They know what the landscape looks like and they've invited you all along for the ride.
With the assistance of Giant Step, they have enlisted the expertise of Deviation doyen, purveyor of the nicest vibes, London's finest Benji B to curate a series of podcasts entitled Svedka Vodka Future Music Series. If you know Benji B, you know what the podcast will be all about: new sounds from dubstep, to future beats to hip hop to soul. Indeed.

Yesterday marked the release of the 2nd Episode and the tracklisting looked something like this:

Svedka Vodka Future Music Series Episode 2

1. Little Dragon – “Blinking Pigs” (Peacefrog)
2. Martyn – “Vancouver” (3024)
3. Alix Perez Feat. Peven Everett & Spectrasoul – “Forsaken” (Shogun Audio)
4. Yaw – “Where Would You Be” (Unsigned)
5. Bei Bei Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Stronger (Floating Points Remix)” (Ubiquity)
6. Electric Wire Hustle – “Chaser” (Unsigned)
7. DJ Mitsu The Beats Feat. Elzhi – “Get’ Em Up” (Jazzy Sport)
8. Cubic Zirconia – “Summertime Song” (Unsigned)

Some brilliant work by Floating Points, Electric Wire Hustle (waddup Mara) and more... Niceness. You know the drill.

Get it!

And in fact, whilst you're @ it, might as well grab #1 as well. And that looks like this:

1: Hawthorne Headhunters - ”Manifest Station (Osunlade’s Way Back When Interpolation)” (HVW8)
2: SBTRKT – “Kaoss” (Unsigned)
3: Kylie Audlist – “Ship Inside a Bottle” (Tru Thoughts)
4: The Pimps of Joytime – “Blues Wit U” (Label Unknown)
5: Silkie vs Mizz Beats – “Purple Love” (Deep Medhi)
6: Silhouette Brown ft Lady Alma – “Leave a Note” (Unsigned)
7: Karriem Riggins – “Rhodes Ahead” (Unsigned)
8: Wale – “Pretty Girls (Gucci Mane Remix)” (Allido)



Enjoy the weekend, and pls listen to these responsibly. ;)


Monday, November 16, 2009

Reaching New Lows: Low End Theory Podcasts v9 (DWNLD)

Better later than never.
After a few days of pacing back and forth, I was delighted to finally popped in the proverbial inbox, when in actuality the iTunes window served as such.

The legendary Low End Theory and their podcast, November edition has finally appeared. Featured this time around is Doyen of Deep Lows Daddy Key and special guest, my man Dibi D.I.G.I.T.A.L. aka Dibia$e. Say wrd.
Figures he would be the next among the guests, seeing i'm days removed from Midi Mecca aka Los Angeles. If you're in JPN right now, hope you get or got to catch the Low End tour. Sounds like it's been a blast so far - aside from the smoke in the clubs. Fried speaker coils maybe??? LOL.
I any case, as usual, you know the drill. You can download the whole mix.



Friday, November 13, 2009

Reebok Pumps out Beats: Pete Rock x Kid Koala x 92bpm, Friday Nov 20th - Free Show.

Sounds like Reebok got it going on.
In light of the Reebok Pump's 20th year anniversary, they're throwing what is likely going to be an epic night of music, and esp beats.
For the night, they've enlisted none other than The Chocolate Boy Wonder Pete Rock as well as Kid Koala. Say wrd.
Best of all , they came knocking on 92bpm's door for some extra zing to the night, a proverbial twist of lime. This is going to be an classic night. Totally looking fwd to it.
Best of all, it's a free event. Sweet. All you have to do is hit, answer a few q?s, and off you go.

So if you know what's good, get to clicking and come out for a night that will be celebrated in 20 other cities in the world, and Toronto is one of em. Nice. And you know we'll come thru with the gems.

Follow Reebok on twitter or you can also register on their 20th anni FaceBook page.

Say wrd. Shouts to RedBull. Good luck and see you Friday the 20th.

Ok. Your move.


Follow Friday x Thank Yous LA

As some of you knew/know, I spent a hot min in LA simply to decompress, but to also catch up w/ some pals. I had not been there since... since Lucky Me invaded Low End Theory one yr ago. Nuts.
Had a blast, and was inspired as always, not only putting some wind in my sales but also confirming the wind's direction as well. My compass wasn't off after all. ;)

So, consider this my Twitter Follow Friday x Thank yous collabo, a quasi refutation of the Friday the 13th.

In alphabetical order:

Afta-1: Finally, after rapping on the phone and kicking ideas, the pleasure was mine. We build again soon.
BLU: WTF. That was quick. Man, we sit and rap next time fer sure. Aiiiight.
Brainfeeder: Yesssssir. Adam, Finally. Haha. We in this together man. Let's keep rapping and figure out this bigger picture. The cnavas is there and we got the brushes and paint.
Brooke: Man, dood! Had not seen you in a hot min man. You a good eye. Never thought I would catch you @ Low End of all spots. Sorry, but I had not time to hit the veggie spot.
Chris @ Union: Good Look man. Gryphons connect. Didn't make it over, but I'll def catch up. Wrd.

Computer J: Pfff... Always a pleasure dude. We'll finish that convo and get you on that plane soon. BTW, cool jam @ GLK's
Coultrain: Man, what a week dude. Let's keep rapping, keep building. Lemme know.

Daddy Kev: The pleasure was mine. Hope all is well in JPN and i'll take you up on that offer for Low End in 2010. THX AGAIN!
Devonwho: Don't even know where to start. THAT FRONT LAWN! lol. But for real, we fam now. So let's get this. Say wrd.
Flying Lotus: 1nce again, I owe you. Glad we got to sit and listen to this impending nightmare for the suit and ties. Out with the old dead. It's about to get ugly. Sign me up. Let's do this.
Gaslamp Killer: Man, thanks so much for having me over. That road to the mountain is BANANAS! The cake was amazing, but the Jam session was crazier. Good look and 1nce again, happy bday.
House Shoes: Surprise. Yea man. It was hella good rapping. Been a hot min. Not since... Toronto? Indeed. Anyhow. let's get this thing rolling. I'll get @ you this weekend. Wrd.
Jack Davey: love the hair. Sadly no time for dinner. Proxima vez. Dice palabra.
Jamie Strong: Way too long man. Sh*t... no PBR but we'll stay connected. It was written. Hope you enjoyed that Sunday off finally. Man... Grind!
Jneiro Jarel: Fa sho. Hope all is well with you and looking fwd to chatting some more about the goodness coming thru. It's been a min since that day in PHI. (you mean Sun Walkers?!?! LOL) All love man.
Kutmah: Finally. Haha. Man, i'll get you that French sample soon man. Let's def stay up.
Max @ SSLA: What can I say. GREAT PHOTOS, and your friend is kinda cute. ;) But for real, always good. Let's see what we can get done in 2010.
Proh Mic: Dood, i need more time! It was good seeing you though. If you're still around, let's def pen that piece.
samiyam: Pffff... Ridge or no Ridge, we stay in touch dude. Good hanging out and that the new sh*t is nuts. Bout to get you on a plane hella soon man.
Snowman Jack: Awesome. That was a good look catching up finally. Say wrd. Always best in person man. We all dialed in now, so it's official. Let's get this cracking.
Take: Always good to rap. Glad you're better too. But that was a dope set regardless. See you soon man. Maybe NY/PHI?? Hope so. wrd.
TOKiMONSTA: Wasn't fast enough to catch you on Sat night. Sunday was calmer anyhow. Good look and man, have a safe trip and hella successful tour!
Ty G: LAST BUT HELLA NOT LEAST. Good look on the hospitality. Mi casa es su casa dude. Anytime. You're a true HVW8. Great show btw.

Look for an LA special coming very soon....

Hasta la proxima vez.


Lucky Charms! Mike Slott prepares for Lucky 9teen (DWNLD)

As I told my pals... Hace mucho tiempo! it's been very long (in beat music years) since we've last heard of a Mike Slott release. Too long in fact. To his credit, he has been busy settling into his New York state of grind, having relocated there in recent times from Glasgow, and gigging left and right, skipping across the globe between points in North America and EU.
He who had left us hankering for more after that sensational rmx for Flying Lotus from the LA 2x3 EP, (a rmx so sweet, I considered it as my wedding song), has finally answered many of the loud cries for more from this star striker of the Lucky Me team.

Lucky 9teen: such will be the titled the long awaited release (and overdue in my eyes and ears) due late this month. What will be closer to an EP than an album - or a mini album in fact, we should expect much of what has made Mike Slott accumulate followers beyond the Heralds Of Change fame. Clouds of electronic syncopation, enchanting melodies with dramatic arpeggios will certainly dominate this mini album release.

Mark your calendars for late November - 30th as I heard rumored. We should have more updates in the dates to come. Big Shouts to Mike for this one. Big shouts to Alex as well. Brap.

In the interim, how about some riddims??

Amanallah by Mike Slott from forthcoming Lucky 9teen release.

40 winx by Mike Slott from forthcoming Lucky 9teen release.

F*ck it, just go get 40 winx, courtesy of the good ppl @ XLR8.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

They Shootin'! Dublab x Stones Throw Present Secondhand Sureshots (DWNLD)

Just days removed from a week long trip to LAX (more on that maybe this week, Friday?), sitting @ the airport and I get this email from Stones Throw and.... Say wrd?? Could this be true?? Two of my fave things coming together like rice and peas. Yep.
So it looks like 2 bastions of the LA beat community of coming together on an A/V project.
Stones Throw will be joining forces with Dublab to present the Secondhand Sureshots.

This will be a DVD project that will be accompanied by some original art, slipmats and some music of course.
From what I can gather, we will have music from Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody and Ras G. As well, they'll be an accompanying megamix by none other than Kutmah. Say wrd.
As pumped as I man about this, I was a little flummoxed about it. I had approached ST sometime back about their clear lack of beat cats on their roster (though, with The Baddest Kid why would you need any more?). They let SoCal native, and former intern FlyLo in and out of their environment only to see him become possibly the biggest and def brightest star of this beat scene wreak havoc for Warp Records. Have they possibly begun to turn a new stone?? ;) They're really just the distributor here, but regardless this is clearly a win win.
You have Stones Throw, the darling of many a music fan's eye, and Dublab, the web heavyweight, purveyor of that fine LA vibe coming together on this beautiful project.
But it's essentially a quasi doc, about a diggin adventure undertaken by Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody and Ras G, as they snatch old goodies and breath new life into the music. 2+ hrs of footage will accompany the music as well as other goodies (Picture disc, screened vinyl sleeves as well as slip mats). Not to be forgotten in this whole endeavor is Hit + Run who screened the LP sleeves and covers.

Though this slated for a Feb 2010 release, Stones Throw is taking pre-orders for exclusive advance copies. Yep.

And for a short preview....

And even better, a little goodie courtesy of Dublab and Stones Throw. A J-Rocc treat....

... or you can just download it here (as well as getting more deets, need it be).



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hudson Mohawke @ Deviation Show With Benji B (DWNLD)

Fot those who might have missed it, Warp's golden child, Hudson Mohawke stopped by Benji B's legendary Deviation Show to discuss the release of Butter, and all things leading to. What started with a short interview, ended with a mix of current as well as yet to be titled gems.

Have you not copped Butter yet? Whatchawaitinfor?? Regardless, enjoy all 75mins49sec of the Deviation segment. You can stream it here.

Deviation Show Special feat. Hudson Mohawke - Nov 01 2009 by 92bpm

** UPDATE **

In light of some changes, @ Soundcloud, you can now download it here.

Hudson Mohawke on Benji B's Deviation || download (right click)

Be sure to lock into Deviation Show weekly and shouts to Benji for a sensational edition as always.


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