The Foreign Exchange blessed us with a nice little freebie today. On June 28 the group is releasing a live CD/DVD entitled “Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange”, which apart from the live recordings features two brand new studio tracks. One of those tracks is “All The Kisses” which features Amber & Paris Strother of KING, a group we all have been waiting to hear more from. More information over at The Foreign Exchange.
By now you’re probably familiar already with Perth, Australia producer Ta-Ku. Fresh off being featured on Brownswood “Electr*c 2” compilation, he now brings us a four track digital release through Darker Than Wax. At the moment “KT” is exclusively available through Bagpak but it should be up at all major online stores in the next few weeks. Check it out here.
Ta-Ku – Hands In The Rain
Yesterday was the homie Donwill’s birthday and he has made it a tradition over the years to give away some music on his bornday. This year Don brings you “DPPLGNGR”, an EP fully produced by Berlin’s Suff Daddy. I think both don’t really need much of an introduction, so I’ll let the music speak for itself. Get the FreEP on Donwill’s Bandcamp page!
Last year Trackademicks dropped his [Re]Mixtape Vol. 3 which included his take on Little Dragon‘s “After The Rain”. Apparently the band liked it so much they commissioned him to do an official remix for “Looking Glass” off their latest album “Machine Dreams”.
A few weeks back you might’ve caught my man Nilez’ post about Sotu the Traveller’s latest album “Left“. Apart from the “HourGlass” video, Sotu now also released an “HourGlass Remixes” EP, which features an impressive lineup of producers. None other than Dyno, Daisuke Tanabe, Portformat and Louis Bordeaux have been brought together to remix Sotu’s single. I myself am a big fan of Louis’ remix which you can check out below alongside Daisuke’s. You can check out the other remixes and cop the EP on Sotu’s website.
Sotu the Traveller – HourGlass (Louis Bordeaux Remix)
Sotu the Traveller – HourGlass (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)
This past Saturday we went to Plastic People and witnessed a classic Theo Parrish set from beginning to end. The night was even more special because it could be the last time Theo played at Plastic People. In case you haven’t heard it yet, the club is being threatened with closure by the city and police of London. If you’ve never been to Plastic People before you might wonder what all the fuzz is about. Plastic People is a place like none other, besides from being one of the birthplaces of several styles such as broken beat & dubstep, it’s a unique space in itself. The space is small and the dancefloor has no added lights other than those necessary such as those at the bar. This means you practically have a dark dancefloor where you can dance and enjoy the music the way you choose to. Plastic People also has a unique soundsystem that vibrates through the whole space. Theo Parrish said it’s probably the best sound installation in a small venue. To make a long story short, we need to unite to keep Plastic People from being closed. At the end of his set Theo gave a classic speech of which we were able to record a part, listening to this should give you an idea of the vibe of the night. If you haven’t already, sign the petition and help save Plastic People!
You might have noticed that we haven’t been posting for the past days. We’ve been getting a taste of London and today our Red Bull Music Academy adventure officially started with a lecture by Flying Lotus. Stones Throw‘s Egon hosted the inspiring lecture which covered everything from his music to his live set as well as deeper more personal subjects. Afterwards some of the participants showed us around the Academy to give us an idea of what happens around here. Lots of good music in the making, interesting workshops, a private Ableton class by FlyLo and even an unexpected birthday surprise for one of the participants. The next few days we will go more in depth on who’s here and what they’re doing as well as give you all an idea of what one can expect at the RBMA. Basically our first day at the Academy was wicked and good to have met 00Genesis, TOKiMONSTA, B-Bravo, Illum Sphere, Katy B and all the nice staff & crew from Red Bull. Last but not least a happy b-day to Jack aka Space Dimension Controller who just turned 20 hours ago!
Top photo by Red Bull Music Academy, all other photos by Deluge
Woke up and found this goodie from my man Mark de Clive-Lowe in my mailbox. You may know Rahel from her work with Eric Lau or Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow and Mark de Clive-Lowe surely needs no introduction anymore. The two have been working together on some tunes and decided to put “Hope” up for FREE DOWNLOAD at Mashi’s Bandcamp page. Enjoy!
MdCL presents Rahel – Hope