All posts by Jakub Alexander

Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

Sufjan/Shigeto + Burial/FourTet + Blondes

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This Shigeto remix of Sufjan Stevens just got leaked out about a week ago, a beautiful take on how to remix a different genre, Shigeto keeps the feel of the original and gives us this thread that unravels this tune into pile of silk cloth to lay on and rest.

Probably the most inviting to new listeners of the Four Tet / Burial collabs comes Nova. This could be an Enya / Ricardo Villalobos collab which really sounds appealing right now and i’m only saying that because I wish this hit a broader audience so people could understand what the world is missing out on here.

Its time for early 2000’s Tech House to come back, the melody is important again! pull out your old Traum, Kompakt, and Border Community records because they’ll blow these young kids minds, Blondes definitely know what there doing.

Tycho x Heathered Pearls Mix: Dazed Mag

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Scott and I put together a mix for Dazed Magazine last week, we wanted to make it a free download for you all. Below is the tracklist and link to the Tycho interview, enjoy.

Com TruiseKarova
Broker/DealerOn A Claire Day
Cloudland CanyonKrautwerk
Tame ImpalaWhy Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?
BibioSaint Christopher
Black Moth Super RainbowFrom The See
Odd NosdamUp In Flames
J DillaOne
18 Carat AffairPhil Spector Daydream
Broadcast & The Focus GroupOne Million Years Ago
Ulrich SchnaussStars



Instagram Photo Favorites: 9th Edition

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so_may – Just a lovely collection of vibrant colors.

susurri – More on the graphic tip, Susurri works with a lot of mirroring and shapes but what usually draws me to her work is the actual shots.

chosenine – Some of the best searching for new instagramers comes from just finding people from other countries that you love and following them, Chosenine takes simple and clean shots close to the forest that always make me wish I was where she was.

Shigeto+CFCF+Sean Byrd+Grain Mountain

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Shigeto comes back with a mini LP that touches on the more organic instruments that he feels natural working with. There’s beautiful Rhodes work along with flutters of good feelings with a pouncing beat, a must have.

CFCF floored me with this one, there is not enough music with grand piano and synth arpeggios dueling for your attention to the point they both end up molding together and completely pleasing your ears.

I’ve been a big fan of Sean Byrd for years, I still have his demo from 10 years ago somewhere stored away, his new work drew me in like never before, this is IDM at its best state when hazy emotional tones meet puttering heavy kicks, really beautiful.

Came across Grain Mountain on soundcloud randomly, felt like a nice release after digging thru over 100 tracks of nothing from all over the place. It definitely will appeal to the Balam Acab lovers.

Clark+RxGibbs+Memoryhouse+Warm Ghost

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Warp Records’ Clark comes with a beautiful ballad named Com Touch, pretty much a synth journey that bubbles and grows into a classic for all the early lovers of IDM.

RxGibbs puts together a high gliding dreambeat piece for those who would want a gentle version of early Kompakt ala MFA.

The new Memoryhouse tracks keep coming which means the LP isn’t far from release date, the production is far from buried or lo-fi and much more glossy, I can see this becoming big this duo.

I did a rework of one of my favorite Warm Ghost tracks, plus testing out the new HTML5 on Soundcloud player below, looks pretty amazing.