Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Paul White Christmas [DWNLD]

I saw this last week, but after spending a few days in the snow, it was only right that I post this one from Paul White. Cue nativity scene.

Paul White - We Three Kings by alexchase

Hit the likkle arrow to download.

Enjoy.

Say Wrd.

H!

HVW8 v23 ft Dam-Funk & tAz Arnold [DWNLD]



Following the incredible edition w/ Computer Jay, our goods friends @ HVW8 are back w/ another edition, this time w/ long time friend and collaborator Dam Funk, featuring another Los Angeles lord, his honorable tAz Arnorld. The two heavyweights were joined by Thunder Cat, Major, Terrace Martin, Krondon and others on a funk adventure that builds and evolves. The final jam will blow your mind. Well said Ty G, well said.



You can stream it here, or simply download it.

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What's In The Box: Scuba, mymanhenri, EGYPTRIXX, TRUST, Circle Research [DWNLD]

The Drake Hotel's annual What's In The Box night #5 will be a sick one. Pls see attached:



WITB #5 will feature Hot Flush curator extraordinaire, Scuba. I sadly missed him when I was in Seattle during Decibel Festival, but I guess this was somehow in the cards, as I get to catch him @ my fave venue in Toronto. Expect nuttin but niceness. Consider this a NYE's eve. But I as I just told Xi moments ago (and you WILL be missed my dude), I'm pumped. The deets:

Galapagos presents:

What's In The Box w/
Scuba (Hot Flush, UK)
ft. EGPYTRIXX, mymanhenri, TRUST, Nik from Circle Research.
December 30th, 2010.
The Drake Underground
1150 Queen St West, Toronto.
$5. Doors @ 8p.
FaceBook event page for RSVP

And to start this countdown, let's get into a mix:

Scuba Mix || Download [via XLR8R]


More mixes coming as the date draws closer.

Enjoy

Say wrd.

H!

Suff Daddy [VIDEO]

Been a minute since I last seen or head of Suff Daddy. Still one of my fave cats. Looking fwd to new projects.



Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Label Love v2 [DWNLD]

International governments take note: partisan politics are dead, and here's a compilation for for proof.
Nothing like seeing the like minded come together, and join forces for the a greater cause.
In their 2nd installment of a collaborative freebie, the sextet comprising of tru thoughts, one handed music, plug research, ninja tunes, ubiquitity, melting pot music has curated a compilation consisting of a small appetizing catalog of coordinating menus. Each label offering a little taste of the content for all to enjoy, and pass around for end year. Presenting: Label Love v2.



Featuring some known and lesser known faves, this is simply a perfect comp to pass along to the new and neophyte of these labels we love too musch.

Tracklist

1. Hidden Orchestra - Wandering 04:33
2. Sonnymoon - Blast Off 04:11
3. Full Crate - Never Never 02:37
4. Paul White - Every Breath 02:10
5. Jed and Lucia - Painted Stars Refix 05:07
6. Bilal - Lost My Mind 04:37
7. Maddslinky - Ruled By Your Motions 05:20
8. Ahu - To:Love 03:49
9. Miles Bonny X The Ins - J Birly 02:41
10. Jono McCleery - Tomorrow 02:49

Quite the heavy list of dignitaries. And to boot, it's a freebie. Bad economy and all, there are some good folks who will share the wealth. Label Love v2 - download.

Shouts Wido. I see you!

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Huess: What It Cost [DWNLD]

True to their word, they're back. Late last summer, Huess released an EP in set up for what was to be the pièce de resistance later that year, a new EP. FFWD to present, and we've been blessed w/ it's arrival. What it Cost EP



Finely chopped and sequenced vocal phrases push beats past instrumental standards, letting the tracks breath more like actual songs with full melodies, refrains and all. You heard it on the 1st Broke EP, and it carries through on this What it Cost EP. As promised, the EP features remixes from both Fulgeance and Kelpe.

The Huess What It Cost EP is now available on digi and as well as wax with the latter containing a bonus beat as well as limited edition packaging for the die hard wax enthusiasts



You can preview the rest of the EP on their bandcamp site. And to boot, they have a mini mix out as we speak for you to load up on the iPod. Say wrd.

Huess || What It Cost mini mix || download [via XLR8R]


Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tokimonsta x Mike Gao: All City LA 8 [DWNLD]

Some things are certain: palm trees in sunny LA, idiocy from Sarah Palin and a stolen bike in Toronto. Add to that, bangers from All City.
As 2010 winds down, we are treated to the eighth installment on the famed LA Series. Certain are artwork from B+, and the bangers are courtesy of TOKiMONSTA & new comer Mike Gao.



We all know TOKiMONSTA's resume, but Mike Gao comes to us wearing a producer's cap and an iPhone app developer's as well. We get into that soon. But regardless, the 8 track double snack pack reaffirms LA's boundless talent and again, simply adds to the collectible collection this series has become. Hard to imagine there are 2 more to go. ;)

The release is out now and can be scooper all over the finer eShop, like Boomkat.


Read full review of LA Series # 8 - Mike Gao / Tokimonsta on Boomkat.com ©

And courtesy of Olan and the good ppl @ All City, enjoy this freebie.

TOKiMONSTA - Park Walks (right click to download)

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Friends Of Friends Release POP Massacre [DWNLD]

Coming to the mind of the good ppl @ Friends Of Friends Music, is the type of comp that makes you smile, and more importantly thankful for friends. FoF has been a rising musique boutique working all ends of this scene we love, as promo, show production but also as a label toting such rising acts as Shlohmo.
Just hours ago, Friends Of Friends Music released a freebie featuring some of heavyweights from the great state of California: Pop Massacre.



What is this?? Well, some of the best from the formidable FoF rolodex were asked to take one of the fave pop songs and remix it as they saw fit. Wow. So you'll get to hear songs from your tender youth (maybe even your parents',) or your sister's iPod, but with a 2011/FoF twist. Love these fun projects. And so will you. What does it look like??

Pop Massacre - Tracklist

1. Anenon - Wannabe (Spice Girls) -- Non Projects
2. Strangeloop - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys) -- Brainfeeder
3. Shlohmo - Pretty Boy Swag (Soulja Boy) -- Friends of Friends
4. DNTEL - Paparazzi (Lady Gaga) -- Sub Pop
5. Asura - Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) -- Non Projects
6. Daedelus - I Would Die For You (Prince) -- Ninja Tune/Magical Properties
7. Sahy Uhns - Pieces Of Me (Briitney Spears) -- Proximal
8. Loden - Gimme Gimme (Abba) -- Mush
9. Mexicans with Guns - La Bamba (Ritchie Valens) -- Innovative Leisure/Friends of Friends
10. Groundislava - I Bet I Do (Supa Blanco) -- Friends of Friends
11. The One AM Radio - Take on Me (A-ha) -- Dangerbird
12. Big Spider's Back - Teenage Dream (Katy Perry) -- Circle Into Square
13. My Dry Wet Mess ft. Amir Yaghmai - I Want Her (Keith Sweat) -- Magical Properties






Indeed. An album full of long knives, and short loops. Just what the system needed. And you can take it all in as well. This comp is avail as a free download.

Pop Massacre - download.


Enjoy, and show love.

Say wrd.

H!

Olan from All City Steps Out To Get It In [DWNLD]

Man, I could make this a hella long post. But I'll not. I will simply say this: this dude grinds.
The man I speak of is Olan from All City. He's been responsible for some big records in the last little whilst, and there's no real sign of slowing down.
The LA Series may be the most heralded, and many might recall the incredible 7x7 series which preceeded, but he's been @ work at his All City shop and label for more than a hot min. With no hesitation, I add that he wield a big beat, and his signings and releases are closely monitored, and certainly enjoyed by many worldwide. And with all of that being said, 2010 has not yet concluded and we still have LA9 + LA10 to drop... oh boy.

So it was only right that Olan stepped out the boardroom tables, and stepped behind Technics tables. Say wrd. To my jubilation, he's put out 2 solid mixes just in time for xmas, courtesy of the good ppl @ Rhythm Incursions. ;). Always nice to peer into the head of label heads. Say wrd.

10 Record For 2010 (click to download)

Oppenheimer Analysis – Radiance (Minimal Wave/Stones Throw)
Redinho – Lightening Strikes (Numbers)
Kyle Hall / Quaran – Lax Adrenalin (Wild Oats)
Shed – No Way (Ostgut Ton)
Ruckazoid – Crush (All City)
Martyn / Mike Slott – All Night (All City)
Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke Remix) (All City)
Untold – Stereo Freeze (R&S)
Floating Points – Shark Chase (Eglo)
Onra – High Hopes (All City)



A Random Slice Of Cali (click to download)

Mr DJ (the Concept)
Triple Threat – Scratch Motion Rap
Jimmy Lewis – Street Freaks
Captain Rapp – Cant Stand it Pt II
Royal Cash – Radioactivity
Koppa – Second to None Dub
Arcade Gang – When Doves Cry
Unknown DJ – Lets Jam (Instrumental)
World Class Wreckin Crew – Surgery
Victor Flores – Quadro-phonic
JJ Fad – Supersonic
The Mistress & Madam E – I Got Your Wild Thing
Facade – The Groove
Pleasure – Sending My Love
The DOC – Whirlwind Pyramid
Chemise – She Cant Love You
Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love (Dub)
Rene And Angela – Drive My Love
Beastie Boys – A Year and A Day
Above the Law – Black Superman
MC Ren – The Villain in Black
Dr Dre – A Nuh With A Gun


Say wrd. Shouts to Olan #allday. Nice one LF!

H!

Friday, December 10, 2010

BTS Radio: Morgan Zarate Mix [DWNLD]

Yay.

BTS Radio is back to bless us w/ some quality curation. This time, we have the pleasure of listening to man like Morgan Zarate aka Morgan Spacek, of Spacek fame.



Pffff. That alone should necessitate no other incentive to grab this mix. But more importantly and according to Mr Meza, buried in the mix is Morgan's new 12" Hookid which is set to drop on Hyperdub as aead to his new LP in Feb. Sick.



So for all to enjoy, go grab that mix asap, in all it's splendor in 320. Shouts to Mr Meza. #allday.

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Daddy Kev: Q&A

Quick Q & A w/ LA's lord of Low End Theory, Alpha Pup aristocrat, doyen of digi Daddy Kev as her prepares for a show in the Bay this weekend.



Just a nice light read. You can check it out here from the SF Weekly.

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Take Remix Contest: Congrats To The Clonious

For those who recall and even entered the contest, we have a winner. 1st, I must say that as an outsider looking in, I was impressed w/ the amount of submissions. I was speaking to Take a few times, and even HE was pretty pleasantly overwhelmed.
So, with that being said....

Take - Neon Beams (the clonious rmx) by TAKE

Congrats The Clonious! Say wrd. The Viennese virtuoso, RBMA 2007 graduate delivers a torrid tempo banger, and has secured a slot on the Take Remix LP (due in top of 2011) coming from the small pup w/ a deep and massive bark, Alpha Pup.



If you're not him to The Clonious, he's a very talented producer from Austria who's had releases from Ubiquity and has just dropped something new (more of that next week).

Im any case, we're all looking fwd to January.

Say wrd.

H!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Exile: Population Control (Remix) [VIDEO]

Say wrd.

Coming out of the Plug Research camp is newness from Exile. In support of the AM/FM (the Radio rmx album) is a new stop animation video which was co directed by Exile and Greg The Dude.
The video also features a bricolage of remixed beats from a California troika: Samiyam, Dibiase & Free The Robots. The result, another great animated piece with a just as formidable soundtrack.



AM/FM is out now and can be copped here.

Enjoy,and show love.

Say wrd.

H!

Hudson Mohawke w/ Redman + Gilla House. HUH?? [DWNLD]

Ummm... I don't know about this one. I heard rumblings of this somewhere online, so it wasn't quite the surprise when it surfaced on a tweet. Love what happening in music right now, and loved what happened during those golden years (which I witnessed 1st hand), but to see them collide such as what i'm hearing below is... ummm... like weird.
Not sure i'm into this. I'll let you be the judge.

** And for the record, I'm pretty sure Hudmo had NOTHING to do w/ this. You can hear that Gilla House just looped the break. [smh]. Anyhow, your turn...

Redman & Gilla House || Freestyle (Hudson Mohawke FUSE beat) || download. (right click)


Ummmm... enjoy?

say wrd.

H!

A Decade Of Mochilla: A Mix by Coleman [DWNLD]

Worldly curators extraordinaire Mochilla are responsible for some amazing art since 1997: photography, audio and video and have done so @ the beat of their own drum. Quietly working away in the west w/ some of the very artists that have gone to inspire many globally. I def believe their work is @ the center of the artistic power shift that has taken place in Los Angeles and are def due an immense amount of credit.
To celebrate an official decade of work (more if you care to ask them) is a mix done by partner Eric Coleman facilitated by Vtech, running down some of the riddims that have inspired them over this 10 yr span. So here it is, in it's 1st installment.

The Sounds of VTech / A Decade of Mochilla Part 1   


You can stream it as above, or download it directly here.

Be sure to visit Vtech for more deets.

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Low End Theory Japan: Tour Featurette. [VIDEO]

In a sort of a recap of their 2nd tour of Japan, the Low End Theory soldiers documented the tour as they crisscrossed through Sapporo, Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka and Takasaki. Ahhh... maybe next year I can make it out.
The soundtrack? Nosaj Thing Quest (Low Limit Remix), Dibiase Eternia, TOKiMONSTA Cheese Smoothie, Teebs While You Doooo, Jonwayne Fireflies, Young Montana Sacre Cool.



Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mike Slott: NY Show Dec 9th 2010

No news is better than Mike Slott news. Really. Some of the most delightful and (IMHO) overlooked genius out here in this space that is this music.
Moments ago, I get an email highlighting the last show of the year for Mike, and this is the kind I absolutely hate missing: small, intimate setting, a soft seater, no rowdy club/bar bizness - just music.
NY, I hope you can make it out to see my man. As Mike Slott articulates it so eloquently:

I'd like to invite you all to celebrate (?!) the end of 2010 together and to look forward to many wonderful musical and life experiences in 2011. With that said please join me for my final gig of the year...

Here are the deets:



Mike Slott - an intimate show.
December 9th 2010 @ The Stone the corner of avenue C and 2nd street
$10 - $5 for students.

Say wrd.

Show love.

H!

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: NY Is Killing Me

This track is simply bananas. Heard it on Alex Nut's show this past weekend, and was pointed and after asking on twitter for some insight, I was kindly pointed in the right direction. Good Look Ben.

In any case, what we have is a Jamie xx rework of a track called NY Is Killing Me. This is the first song from We're New Here, Jamie xx's collaborative reworking of 13 tracks from the Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here LP which was released earlier this year.

This is big.



The full LP is due in Feb 2011. Apple D.

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Devonwho x Dibiase x Blu: SLNGBNGrs [DWNLD]

Say wrd.

I don't cover much rap (not none, but just very little - since there are many who do to my pleasure), but I do show love to homies and cover stuff I like/love.
Sometime ago, I was discussing that for all the beat music that comes out, a funny take would be to releases remixes that would feature MCs, as the alt version: main - instrumental, rmx - vocal. I still like the idea.
So, just over 24hrs ago, Cali skull cracking Dibiase put out a track featuring 2 of his (and mine) homies: Devonwho & Blu.
For those who recall Devonwho's Fundraiser v1: Thumbtracks, and the subsequent rmx LP that then dropped, you will remember this beat: fedoraworm (dibiase's microwave flip)

Devonwho featuring Dibiase & Blu || SLNGBNGrs! || download (right click)


To my amazement, some ppl are actually hating on this. Don't be cave men. Say Wrd.

Enjoy.

H!

Nosaj Thing: Mapping Festival [VIDEO]

This might be one of the best edits that I have seen of his visual exhibit to date. It's been just over 1 year since he 1st premiered his visual show @ Red Bull Megahurtz in Montréal, where it was officially still in beta, but Nosaj Thing has been diligently refining it with the close assistance of one miss Julia Tsao (Adam G, where you @?).
Regardless, released just a few days back, here's Nosaj Thing's performance as it was witnessed and presented @ the Swiss Mapping Festival.
Looking fwd to catching this new edit of the show very soon. Enjoy.



Say wrd.

H!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Flying Lotus: Zodiac Shit [VIDEO]

What is likely my fave song on Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma, one that demanded a wheel @ the listening party, has now been released as a video (that I got to watch mid Oct in fact - shhhhhhhhhhhh), by the good ppl over @ Adult Swim.



Enjoy.

say wrd.

H!

Anenon's Fragmented Luminescence Mix For Error Broadcast [DWNLD]

Yup.

The homie Anenon, repping LA's Non Projects and some of the freshest sounds, goes on a cross continental collab with the good ppl over @ Error Broadcast to offer a stellar mix for all to hold on to.



In his own words:

"This mix is an assortment of songs new and old that have really been filling my spirit lately as we transition into fall & winter. Music from friends is represented as well as some new material from myself hinting at my evolving and more melodic than ever personal sound. A big thank you to Error Broadcast for the request and please enjoy."
- Anenon.

My take: don't let the shiny stuff fool you. ;). So here it is:


Tracklist:

01. Meredith Monk - Word Intro
02. Meredith Monk - Fields / Clouds
03. Anenon - Lowlands
04. Boards of Canada - Light Clear Hair
05. Christian Wallumrød Ensemble - Stompin At Gagarin
06. a. d. l. r. - Wilder Plain
07. yuk. - Shining (Devonwho Restitch)
08. Active Child - Wilderness
09. Boards of Canada - Sac
10. Baths - Mecha Joy
11. Dntel - Fear Of Corners / Emeralds - Alive In The Sea Of Information / Grouper - Vessel
12. Shigeto - Look At All The Smiling Faces
13. Anenon - Drops
14. Anenon - White Winter Lights (Lullaby for Laura)

You can stream it here or enjoy a high qualilty download by heading to EB's page .

Enjoy.

Say wrd.

H!

Lunice x Ultragamma x mymanhenri x Kaewonder: Friday Dec 10th At Wrongbar [DWNLD]

Tis the season to be jolly, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, laaaaa. Something like that.
Been a min since we've had something pop in Toronto. Well, here. We. Go.
I'm glad to have to Lucky Me's Lunice in town which will be his 1st gig in fact since the release of his Stacker Upper EP and his online release event. Pretty nuts. Interviewed Lunice a whilst back, on his come up @ the 1st Megahurtz event. He form BC One to RBMA grad to now Lucky Me fam. Congrats.



This one should be nice. Never seen Lunice live? You need to be there. + you'll likely get to witness the worldly Purp Walk.
As well, another installment of R&D with the Tuff Gang (Ultragamma + mymanhenri) tandem. We're gonna have fun.

The deets again

GALAPAGOS 003
LUNICE (Lucky Me)
ft Ultragamma, mymanhenri + Kaewonder.
December 10th 2010 at Wrongbar - 1279 Queen St. West
Facebook RSVP

And to set the tone, we'll s start this promo a Lunice mix (shouts to Lookout)

Lunice || Pretty Boy Mixx || download


Tracklist:

Dr.PAPER & HITMANE feat.Lunice (Intro)
Lil B - Real Plexxx (Lunice Swagged Up Edit)
Soulja Boy - Pretty Boy Swag
Lil B - Pretty Boy Remix
Jagged Edge Feat. Trina & Gucci Mane - Tip of My Tongue (Instrumental)
Guido - Mad Sax
Bun B Feat. T-Pain - Trillionaire
Hit-Boy & Chase N. Cashe - Drop The World
Tay Dizm - Everything
Tha Bizness - Every Girl
Sledgren - Never Been
Wiz Khalifa feat. Rick Ross - Black and Yellow
Ace Hood - Beamer Benz Or Bently
Drake Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy - I'm Going In
Aarab Musik - Cuffin'
Lunice - And She Said
Teairra Mari feat. Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy - Sponsor
Usher - There Goes My Baby
Ryan Leslie feat. Cassie & Fabolous - Addiction (Lunice Remix)

Say wrd.

Enjoy.

See you Friday.

H!

Friday, December 3, 2010

New Episodes From Devonwho & Mndsgn

This has been bubbling for more than a hot min. In a recent convo, Devonwho had mentioned than he and Klipm0de collaborator Mndsgn were working on a record. The only thing he failed to mentioned, is that it was a quasi dbl album.



Episodes, the new album by Devonwho and Mndsgn is a colossal 29 track composition which essentially feels like a year's worth of work. Wow.

Classic Klipm0de production is du jour on this record, hard drums, deep basslines, soft synths... It's been a min since we've heard from the crew, and this is a welcomed return, brand new Episodes. You can scoop the album for $10 @ the Klipm0de bandcamp.









Enjoy.

Say Wrd.

H!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Computer Jay: HWV8 Podcast 22 [DWNLD]

What a year.

Computer Jay has been steady on that grind tweaking dials, enjoy the fruits of his labor ripe as they are. He put out a 12" on Ramp, started to tour w/ Master Blazer, was featured on Gaslamp Killer's Death Gate EP and had that outstanding release w/ Dam Funk on All City. Say wrd.
Computer Jay returns to what I'll call the scene of the crime: The HVW8 podcast. Aug 2007, he curated Live @ The BBQ podcast #18 for HVW8, along w/ Kutmah. Just over 3 yrs later, he returns to the West Hollywood gallery to curate once more for the famed troupe.



If any of you recall that 1st one, you'll scoop this. If you recall the releases this year, you'll scoop this. If you didn't get down w/ any of the above, you need to scoop those + just get down with this one. Period.



You can stream it here #allday, or just download it. Sh*t is bananas.

Enjoy

Say wrd.

H!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tokimonsta x Mike Gao: All City LA 8

.... is sounding real nice.



Next Week....

Stay tuned.

Say wrd.

H!

My Dry Wet Mess: Messed Up Karaoke Tape [DWNLD]

This is hot.

Magical Props act My Dry Wet Mess whipped up a quasi chopped and screwed tape of beats for cats to _________ to. You fill in the blank. But this is a hella fresh listen indeed. Whether you wanna talk shit, swallow spit or blow that smoke that hella thick, he got you.



My Dry Wet Mess || Fucked Up Karaoke Tape || download (right click)


Enjoy.

Say Wrd.

H!

The Future Is Krystal Klear: All City Release [DWNLD]

I STILL recall that Essential Mix. Hudmo said it, and now 1 yr later, we are pleased to see the very 1st official release from money making Manchester's Krystal Klear.



The boogie virtuoso Krystal Klear has been co signed by the likes of Benji B, playing the leaked banger Tried For Your Love incessantly, and was eventually knighted by the lord himself, Dam Funk, when he was offered a slot in Culver City's famed Funkosphere. Say wrd.

Tracklist for the 12" looks as follows:

A1 Tried For You Love
A2 Boogie Wan
B1 Dekyrptic
B2 Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

Yes, that does say Hudmo on the rmx. The 12" should be out Dec 6th physical one week later on the digi.

** UPDATED **

Looks like there are freebies made avail.

Krystal Klear || Tried For Your Love || download (via Pitchfork)


Krystal Klear || Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke Remix) || download (via Pitchfork)


Enjoy.

Say wrd,

H!
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