Thursday, April 29, 2010

Stones Throw: Madlib Freebies

Ya. Madlib just works. Period. Anyhow, in celebrating of his 5th of the Medicine Show releases, the good ppl @ Stones Throw (aka JJ) let go of some tracks for all to enjoy.

Madlib || Static Invasion || download

Madlib || Episode XVI || download



Mary Anne Hobbs: Volcano Refugee Mix ft Daedelus, Ras G, Flying Lotus, Teebs, Take & TOKiMONSTA [DWNLD]

I still recall Mary Anne Hobbs' message to the world just over 1 week ago: something about being stranded in Los Angeles. Are you really stranded when you're in one of your favorite cities?? And who travels w/o their laptop nowadays? But all was understood. World travel was disrupted by plumes of ash coming from a now famed Icelandic volcano (<---- amazing photos btw). She was able to make the best of it nonetheless.
As a result, last night's show was inspired by this natural dis...dis... disruption (some say economic as well). And it went a little something like this...

The Volcano Refugee Party featuring...

Daedelus, Ras G, Flying Lotus, Teebs, Take and TOKiMONSTA.

From a natural disaster to an unnatural and almost perverted delight. Some of LA's best put it down for Mary Anne Hobbs for this special radio broadcast.

BBC Radio 1 Experimental || Mary Anne Hobbs ft Daedelus, Ras G, Flying Lotus, Teebs, Take & TOKiMONSTA || download (right click)

For those who want the tracklisting, proceed. BTW Toronto, did you know Mary Anne Hobbs is coming to town, ya? Details.



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mary Anne Hobbs x XI x mymanhenri: May 6th 2010 @ The Social

Wow. The voice from of BBC Radio 1 Mary Anne Hobbs, the Baroness of Bass comes to rattle Toronto's Queen West. What a week this will be.

On deck will me man like XI 'long side mymanhenri.

Once again...

Mary Anne Hobbs (LDN)
Thursday May 6th 2010
w/ XI & mymanhenri
At The Social - 1100 Queen St West
ADV tckts are $12 and are available here.
The Facebook event page is here.


Daedelus: Stampede Me [VIDEO]

You don't have that Righteous Fists Of Harmony yet? Man... One of my faves this year. I've been letting the metronome slide downhill and the music has been sublime. Daedelus plays w/ tempo tremendously.
Nonetheless, the EP is a beautiful one @ that, w/ tracks that i've been working into sets.
Here's the latest vid from the Brainfeeder EP: Stampede Me



Morpheground: Off D'Wrekkid Vol. 1 [DWNLD]

You start to chat w/ cats so much, you start to forget about the music. Emerging from the land of fast Piaggios and fresh pasta comes Morpheground, a young Italian from a small city w/ big riddims. Some may recall a rare BANGER of his that had been floating around called Most High (which I featured on my now antiquated mix), and after a momentary layoff, he's now reemerged w/ newness.

The new EP is a freebie. Make sure you show some love right back. Say Wrd.

Morpheground || The Most High

Morpheground || Super Nova || Download EP
<a href="">Supernova by Morpheground</a>


Lorn: Cherry Moon [DWNLD]

News is blowing right by me like a young Brandon Jennings these days. Speaking of the Bucks, Milwaukee's Lorn just leaked a track over @ FACT Mag, and not sure if it's me but that sci-fi slow flow got me in a cobra clutch right now - totally locked in. Sh*t is bananas and I've been opening my sets w/ that 70 bpm bizness, and da da da da - dahhh, I'm lovin it. This Cherry Moon is hella ripe for the picking. Wish cats would let that metronome loose more oft and let it swing freely. There's nothing wrong with a creeping cadence.
FACT Mag will have this up for another 5 days from the date of this post. Grab whilst you can. I might have it up afterwards.

Lorn || Cherry Moon || download.



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

COSMOGRAMMA Listening Party: Wednesday May 05th @ Drake Underground

92bpm is proud to present FLying Lotus' COSMOGRAMMA listening Party.

92bpm presents:
COSMOGRAMMA Listening Party
Wednesday May 5th 2010
The Drake Underground - 1150 Queen St West
6_9pm - FREE
FaceBook Event page is here.

Join us as we celebrate and play the most talked about album of 2010: COSMOGRAMMA by FLying Lotus.

On Wednesday May 05th, we will listen to the LP which has been described as a 'space opera', uninterrupted from start to finish, in full fidelity, in what I feel is the best room in the city of Toronto: THE DRAKE UNDERGROUND.

As well, limited edition CDs and vinyl will be sold on site, courtesy of Slinky Music.

The evening's proceedings will be curated by 92bpm & mymanhenri. Tell a friend, bring another. It's a FREE event.

See you then.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Mixed Nuts ft Rustie: 04-24-2010 [DWNLD]

Alex Nut featured a mix by Rustie this weekend @ Mixed Nuts. Nice one.

Mixed Nuts || Alex Nut ft Rustie || Download (right click)



OM Unit, Krystal Klear, Jonny Dub, Illum Sphere: LIVE [DWNLD]

Shouts to illum Shere who woke me out of bed to listen in. ;). In a post Hoya Hoya event, the Fearsome Foursome of OM Unit, Krystal Klear, Jonny Dub and Illum Sphere were @ the Groovement show w/ Agent J on Unity Radio in money making Manchester.

Big men with bigger riddims, and they ran. Illum Sphere also previewed his brand new set for the world to hear. One to hold on to. Seen.

Groovement || OM Unit, Krystal Klear, Jonny Dub and Illum Sphere || Download



Friday, April 23, 2010

Incredibright: New Take Video [VIDEO]

One of our faves and all around cool cat Take, has just released the new video to his lead off single Incredibright, from his newly released LP Only Mountains.
The stop motion video clip was shot over a three day period, and required somewhere north of 60k pics to complete. Nuts. The post prod must have been pretty laborious, but a labor of love no doubt.

Only Mountains is available digitally @ all your fave outlet. The lead single, Incredibright is available as a download for all to sample.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shigeto: Semi Circle EP [DWNLD]

Just released days ago from Ghostly is an EP from Ann Arbor native Shigeto né Zack Saginaw. A trained jazz drummer who has made the transition to production after tinkering away w/ Reason, and now composes full time under his given middle name, in honor of his Japanese great grand father and heritage. With that, we present the Semi Circle EP.

As a 1st release on Ghostly International, Shigeto's Semi Circle EP is an ode to family, melody, and the art of the beat. Nice. Plans are to have a full length later this year. We're looking fwd to it. Semi Circle EP is available now.

Shigeto || The Is Always Hope

Shigeto || Bakers Blunt Basics || download (right click)


James Blake: Just Bought The Bells Sketch EP [VIDEO]

Shouts to Mark Pritchard who put me on to James Blake. A few of you might have heard me messing about with this track live. A deep, dawdling almost despondent delight. ?!?! Yes. So glad I bought this whole EP. Thanks James Blake and cheers Pritch.

James Blake || The Bells Sketch

And some footage I spotted... Enjoy.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rest In Paradise: Keith 'GURU' Elam

I don't cover much hip hop, since there are many who do. But I will show respect to those who shaped me.

Keith Elam July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010 || Rest In Paradise Gifted Unlimited Rhyme Universal.

UPDATE || April 24th 2010

DJ PREMIER Mix to honor his life long friend, MC and founding partner of Gangstarr. Found over @ DJ Premier Blog. You can download it there as well, or stream it here.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Flying Lotus @ Deviation Show w/ Benji B [DWNLD]

Our boy Flying Lotus has been on a furious pace. Doing nothing but shows and press, taking time in between to only sleep and eat. But again, these moments come about only a few times.

Cosmogramma is pretty much the most anticipated records in 2010, period. During the Red Bull Music Academy, Flying Lotus took some time to stop and speak with Benji B about all things FlyLo, and previewed music from Cosmogramma.

Deviation Show w/ Benji B feat. Flying Lotus || download. (right click)


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Daedelus Live @ Hoya Hoya [DWNLD]

To launch the brand spanking new Hoya Hoya blog, the good Maestros of Manchester have a live edit of Daedelus live @ their famed night. Amazing.

If you've not seen Daedelus live, this will be the closest to a locum tenes, but the live show is an absolute must. Be assured. Shouts to iLLum Sphere and crew for a great job.

Daedelus || Live @ Hoya Hoya || Download.


Mixed Nuts ft Floating Points: 04-17-2010 [DWNLD]

On today's Mixed Nuts broadcast, Alex Nut had Eglo Records erudite, quasi-Einstein and very special guest Floating Points on the decks. It happened to also coincide w/ International Record Day, in support of all indie shops world wide who grind it out. Salute.

A great show as always, and it featured some new and exclusive Floating Points. Shouts to Alex Nut and the mandem. Seen. Stream of download. Enjoy.

Mixed Nuts || Alex Nut ft Floating Points on Rinse FM || Download (right click)


Thursday, April 15, 2010

92bpm Welcomes Slinky Music: New Partnership

After several visits and quip filled discussions, 92bpm is delighted to announce a friendly partnership w/ Slinky Music in Toronto.
Slinky Music, located in the famous Queen St West strip, has been doing an incredible job as a record boutique, purveyor of fine music, supplying all things fresh, cool and oft overlooked from wax to CDs to literature. Anyone who has frequented the store can attest to that.
92bpm, in it's little time as a blog, has been able to attract readers from all corners of the globe but more specifically, educate and entertain the members of the Toronto community, the great place it calls home.
As such, 92bpm and Slinky Music have come together to benefit the aficionados, the supporters, the habitués.
Starting today, select posts/records will be tagged and filed under slinky on the blog. That will signify its availability @ Slinky Music and since these records are in shorter supply than most, this will be an opportunity to let you know the record is in stock, and to procure your copy. Moreover, readers of 92bpm will be benefit from a 10% discount by mentioning the promo code 92BPM when making the purchase.
We hope that Toronto will enjoy the fruits of this new partnership, with more incentives to come.

Slinky Music
442 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2A8
+1 (416) 603-2600



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flying Lotus Radio. 4 20

Flying Lotus, Warp and Brainfeeder have just announced a special live radio broadcast on 20th April 2010. Flying Lotus will take you through tracks from the album. For 24 hours on 4/20 all customers who pre-order the Cosmogramma album will receive a special miniature art print by Flying Lotus. In addition one pre-order* selected randomly will receive the original pen and watercolour art piece!

As a thank you for pre-ordering early, you will also receive the art print and you have been entered into the competition. You do not need to do anything to receive your print, it will be sent with your order.

COSMOGRAMMA RADIO April 20th ON AIR from the DUBLAB Studios, LIVE in your region from:

15:00 - NYC/EST
20:00 - UK
21:00 - CET
04:00 - TOKYO

Other likely participants include The Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Daedelus, Teebs, Matthewdavid, Dr. Strangeloop and more.

See you next week.

Ghostly remixed by Paul White & Bullion

Thought I may not chat about Ghostly International too oft out here, I have long been a listener of their sui generis selections, with their offices situated just 5 hrs from Toronto.
Purveyors of all things art, Ghostly International has spent their lifetime releasing "category-defying music", pushing the proverbial envelope @ every opportunity, breaking new ground where ever possible.
Released digitally yesterday, The Horizon Line / Ghostly By Night double-disc compilation is is a state-of-the-label address featuring ten remixes and reinterpretations of Ghostly classics and ten new, forthcoming, and unreleased songs.

Within the remixes component of from Disc 1 are some goodies and classics from the Ghostly catalog, remixed by some of our faves.

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS - Half Asleep (Lusine Remix) [Exclusive]
TYCHO - Adrift (Shigeto's Adrift A Dream Remix) [Exclusive]
CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS - Claustrophobia (Peter Antlers Remix)
SKELETONS & THE GIRL-FACED BOYS - "git" (Max Tundra Version) [Exclusive]
DEASTRO - Kurgan Wave Number One (Solvent Remix) [Exclusive]
DABRYE - Air (Madlib Remix) [feat. Doom]
LUSINE - Twilight (Jeff Samuel Remix)
DYKEHOUSE - When You Come (The Russian Futurists Version) [Exclusive]

In celebrating the release of this double disc, they have offered freebies for all to enjoy.

OSBORNE - Afrika (Bullion Remix) || download (right click)

MUX MOOL - Wolf Tone Symphony (Paul White Remix) || download (right click)

Make sure you check Ghostly for more deets on this release, and the rest of their catalog. I want one of those logo decals.

PS - Ghostly, wassup with Mike Slott? Sign him already!


Africa HiTech: Blen.

More like... BLAOW!
No one could be happier than I. At long last, Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek are Africa Hitech.

For the regular listeners of Benji B, Alex Nut et al.... you have heard the name, and heard the music. You will now be able to own it just the same.
You may recall some early sampling of this digital duplet (Turn It On 12", Falling Away by Harmonic 313), and might I add it was the best interpretation of what some might call blacktronica, but essentially electronic soul. This project was born in Toronto during the Red Bull Music Academy in 2007, and looking back, I likely walked into a few of the sessions unknowingly. In fact, I know I did. Who knew those fall 2007 sessions were portents of pulsating riddims to come.... Sick.

Africa Hitech is the genius of Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek. Dream digital, think tecno, envisage electronic, visualize west indies. Both Pritchard and Spacek have a fondness for electronic and a deep respect for west indian sound and those both blend in this new Blen 12" from Warp.
Might I add that hearing from Steve Spacek was long overdue, and Mark Pritchard is keeping his remarkable course, following an incredible 2009, and stellar start to 2010 w/ this new Africa Hitech 12" and project. Next up will be the EP which is done, and is just fantastic. In the meantime, enjoy and order this 12", if not for this artwork alone. The 12" should be in stores April 19th 2010.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pursuit Grooves: Foxtrot Mannerism [VIDEO]

RBMA Barca grad, producer, MC and all around cool chick (and now my quasi neighbor) Pursuit Grooves comes out of hibernation, releasing her newest record @ the break of a sunny spring season on celebrated Tectonic Recordings.

FoxTrot Mannerism, showcases her prodigious mastery of her trusty SP-505, on top of what many seem to also overlook - that she's a gifted songstress.
Available digitally now, Foxtrot Mannerism will be supported shortly with a tour through much of EU and JPN. Be sure to peep her myspace for more deets. And just announced, the 12" for Foxtrot is now available.
In the interim, here's a trailer for the record.



Kenlo Craqnuques: Cailloux Germés Rocks [DWNLD]

A few days back, in preparation for this release, Sven Swift from Error Broadcast dropped a quasi best of Kenlo Mix.
The day is now upon us. Introducing Kenlo Craqnuques: Cailloux Germés.

The acclaim of Kenlo Craqnuques' work is well documented, so i'll spare you the filler.

Download. Dédicaces Kenlo.



Saturday, April 10, 2010

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

Like they always do about this time...

Resident Nobody and guest Take are in control. Enjoy.

Low End Theory v14 || Nobody & Take || Download. (right click)


Friday, April 9, 2010


My man Harmonic 313 sent me this one overnight. Sick. Enjoy.

Uploaded by onemoreprod. - Arts and animation videos.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

DNAE Beats Bangs One Out for EQ Mag [DWNLD] [VIDEO]

Friend and SF sorcerer DNAE beats connects w/ EQ Mag, allowing them an in depth look @ how he bangs a beat out.
We are walked though the process from start to finish - diggin to delivery of the MP3 (free download below), watching him work with covetable competence and prodigious proficiency. His Weapon of Mass Production?? The MPC. This is pretty amazing. Enjoy.

And now, the finished track:

DNAE beats || Rust Kitano || Download (right click)


Lost Where I Belong: Now Found. Andreya Triana

Finally. Bought it today.

Andreya Triana || Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Rmx)


Viral Radio: Show #15 [DWNLD]

Like they do diligently every month: tomorrow's music. Thank you Viral Radio, Juha and Cinnaman as well as their special guest this month: Akkachar


Africa Hitech - Sound of Tomorrow [forthcoming warp]
Egyptrixx - The Only Way Up [ikonika remix] [night slugs]
Deadboy - If You Want Me [Numbers]
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo [Dj Dials Vocal Remix] [No Label]
The Brown Acid - Bastard Kids [Ikonika Remix] [East Records]
Bok Bok - Citizen Dub [Blunted Robots]
Trg - See Other People [Forth coming Rushhour]

Akkachar ( Rwina Records ) Guest set

terror danjah - reinforced [forthcoming rwina]
ginz & baobinga - tha good stank [forthcoming build]
src - goin out [forthcoming rwina]
bloom - sunkissed [forthcoming black acre]
rachet - hyper dimention [forthcoming rwina]
terror danjah - power grid [forthcoming planet mu]
dj madd - got me dancin' [forthcoming subway]
doshy - milky way [forthcoming rwina]
src - where's the remote [forthcoming rwina]
swindle - airmiles [fothcoming planet mu]
terror danjah - stealth mode [planet mu]
src - tangfastic [forthcoming rwina]
guido - cat in the window [fothcoming punch drunk]
ikonika - psoriasis [hyperdub]
terror danjah - air bubble (royal t remix) [forthcoming butterz]
terror danjah - bi polar [butterz]
terror danjah - stomp test [forthcoming rwina]
rachet & jemz - mas effect [forthcoming rwina]

Monkey - Unknown [No Label]
Dimlite - Rump Studies ft/ Ketepica [Forthcoming Now Again]
Darco Cezveciyan - Triangular steps [No Label]

Stream || Download. (iTunes Link - free)


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Guilty Simpson @ Magic Stick [VIDEO]

I haven't seen GS live in a little whilst. Detroit is so close. This would have be amazing. Not a huge proponent of the live band replacing the MPC as it's off bungled, but this sounds amazing. Thank you Jeremy Deputat for the great footage.


Take a Studio Tour: Take's In House Studio [VIDEO]

I mentioned a few days ago that Take was essentially one of of the leading lights, pillars of the LA scene, with 10 yrs of releases and many more to come. His music is one that I qualified as advanced listening. That discipline and history was no more evident then with this tour of his home studio. Enjoy.

ASR-10?? You bet. Only Montain by Take is out on Alpha Pup April 20th worldwide.


All City Podcast #1 [DWNLD]

With such a hectic release schedule, and the fine purveyors of sound they are, All City Records have launched a monthly podcast.

Tracklist is as follows:

Ras_g & the Afrikan Space Program - Ourtrillantend (Forthcoming All City)
Onra - Rock on (Forthcoming All City)
Roska - I need Love (Forthcoming Rinse recordings)
Hanuman - Bola (atki2 remix) (Idle hands)
Dva - Natty (Hyperdub)
Geiom - Sugar Coated Lover (Berkane Sol)
Marc Mac - Taking me over (coop)
Daz I Kue feat Bembe Segue & Colonel Red - Spoiled (ubiquity)
Floating points - vacumn boogie (eglo)
Capt rapp - badd times (i cant stand it) pt II (Saturn)
Zomby - Strange Fruit (Ramp)
Terror Danjah - Acid (Hyperdub)
Addison Groove - Footcrab (Swamp 81)
Untold - Gonna Work Out Fine (Hemlock)
Ramadanman - Revenue (2nd Drop)
James Blake - Air (Hessle Audio)
Shortstuff & Hytel - Ice Cream (Punch Drunk)
Fourtet - LoveCry (Joy Orbison Remix) (Domino)
Bok Bok - Citizens Dub (blunted Robots)
Rustie - Preach (stuff)
Untold - Never Went Away (Hemlock)
Pangaea - Why (Hessle)

Stream here || download. (right click)


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kenlo Craqnuques: Essencial Craqs Mixed By Sven Swift [DWNLD]

From the wonderful city of Montréal, land of the greatest poutine, Schwartz smoked meat and Super Sexe (lol), resides African Kenlo Craqnuques. Long time stalwart of the beat community, he's been honing his craft w/ his trusty MPC by his side. With several releases under his belt, they caught the attention of the good ppl over @ Error-Broadcast. It was only right that they then bring him in to the family's fold, and plan more releases. Fast forward to 2010 and we are proud to make such an announcement.
Coming to the catalog from Error Broadcast will be a new release from Kenlo Craqnuques Cailloux Germés .
Due out in the very near future, it will be the newest from Kenlo's already expansive craqnuque catalog.... and its a banger, believe me.
And to celebrate said coming release, Sven Swift over @ Error-Broadcast put together a mix: Essencial Craqs: Kenlo Craqnuques.


This will be available as download soon (next week apparently), but is a full stream in the interim.

Error-Broadcast || Essencial Craqs || mixed by Sven Swift || download

Shouts to Vancouver's Ryan Mcmaster for a stellar artwork - nice job. Def shouting you when I'm out there next.
As well, to preview the EP, we also have L'Automne En Amour, taken from Cailloux Germés which is now available for download.
KenLo Craqnuques - L'Automne en Amour by Error Broadcast



Samiyam & Ras G: All City LA#3 [DWNLD]

From opposite ends of the LA area, friends, label mates and 404 pundits, Red Bull Music Academy grad Samiyam and Ras G buckle up and blast off for another edition of the now famed LA 10" series, the 3rd from All City Records.
No stranger to intergalactic travel, Ras G and his African Space Program deliver 3 tracks from his end of the soul-ar system, heavily sample laden, tempo driven and with all the beats, bleeps, bells and whistles that have made his sound so signature.
Samiyam suits up as well to offer his own signature sinister sound: stirring synths and that slow flow. We're even treated a little surprise beat outro banger on a track entitled Space. Nice. But you might just have to wait til that hits stores to hear it...
And of course, B+ on the artwork.
Available in finer record shops on April 19th, LA#3 by Samiyam & Ras G should be added to your ever growing collection from All City Records.

Say wrd.

All City LA#3 || Samiyam || Fishsticks || download (right click)

All City LA#3 || Ras G || Breakfast Blunts || download (right click)

All City LA#3 || Samiyam & Ras G || Snippets


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Producer No 2 Might Be No 1

Some may recall Producer No 1 which came out just about 2 yrs ago (i do believe), but we now have the sophomore edition of the comp, and a brilliant one @ that.
After a campaign of several 12" leading up to the full comp, it's a treat for those who aren't so much into singles and want that whole record. Well here it is: Producer No 2.

With an all star lineup featuring Mike Slott, DIBIA$E, Low Limit, Monopoply, iLLum Sphere, Devonwho, Eric Lau, Harmonic 313 (on the wonderful rmx bizness) and so many more, there aren't too many words to add other than this is a must. Again, some of these may sound familiar to your ears as they've floated on mixes left and right for the last little whilst, but there are some new titles to list as well like new comers Darkhouse Family among others.
Anyhow, this producer No 2 might very well be a No 1, in my books. Nice one Fat City.

Eric Lau ft Guilty Simpson || For The D (Harmonic 313 rmx)

Dabrye || Walk

Darkhouse Family || Stay Blazed

Producer No 2 is out nizzow


Erik L's The Soularp Suite [DWNLD]

One year later, i'm still loving Soul Symphony. Huh?!?! That was a banger of a track that was featured on a Ubeat compilation last year, a beautiful joint w/ a prettier melody, and all from the genius of Erik L.
He had since been working on his 1st solo LP and it has finally arrived: The Soularp Suite.

Composed, produced, enginered & mastered by Erik L. On this, his first solo album, Erik L plays every instrument: from his masterful work on the keys, to the bass or sequencing the kicks and snare. Keeping it organic, Erik L went with little to no sampling, and played it all out maintaining that bass heavy funk and electric soul as the base for this musical expedition.
Taking his inspiration from European and classic Nordic folk, Erik L has once again demonstrated that talent and dexterity to translate and put to tape his creativity and harmonies. Guest appearances by Detroit soul-diers Frank n Dank, past collaborators Cerebral Vortex & Stray as well as Paul Mac Innes.

Erik L || Push It Up feat Frank N Dank || download (right click)

Erik L || Electric Dreamland

Erik L || Xirdneh Imij

The Soularp Suite is out in stores and iTunes now. Sick artwork btw.

Say wrd.

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