A future classic in my mind, this mix by Tensnake for Resident Advisor keeps a pace that feels right for any occasion. If you haven’t followed the highly informative and giving RA site then I suggest you should, decent reviewers but more importantly a great site for these mixes. That Floating Points track still gets me, damn, so good.
01 – Groove Armada – Dan-Solo (Album Edit)
02 – Lindstrom & Christabelle – Lovesick
03 – 6th Borough Project – McLovin
04 – Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation [Editainment – Tain 2]
05 – Kim – Give Me The Dance
06 – Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie
07 – Ike – Diskadenz
08 – Bass Hitt – The Beat That Makes You Move
09 – Blunted Dummies – House For All
10 – The Royal We – Party Guilt (Dinky’s Arp-A-Pella)
11 – Sound Stream – Soul Train
12 – Rockers Revenge – Dubbing On Sunshine
13 – Rick Wilhite – Drum Patterns & Memories (Rick’s Morning Service Mix)
14 – Liberty City – If You Really Love Someone + Andre Hayden Project – Tribal Life
15 – Tony Lionni – Found A Place
16 – Blake Baxter – Our Luv
17 – Raz – Amour Puerto Riqueno
18 – Tensnake – Coma Cat
19 – Tensnake – Somethin About You
20 – Sterling Void – It’s Alright
21 – (NYE noise)
22 – Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Com Truise comes to us via New Jersey which is the home of recent favorite bands like Ducktails and Memory Tapes, it’s a state that I didn’t think about much when it came to finding electronically made music. Little did I know they also have a synth-head brewing up podcasts and free EP’s, collecting library music and old Italo records and he goes under the name Com Truise. Not only does he make great music he also has his own great branding and look, so check out the mix above and download it here for free.
The Sight Below recently compiled an amazing tracklist for a Fact Magazine Mix, check the song list below, its packed with lush distorted dream pop from the 80’s and 90’s. I saw The Sight Below play 2 nights ago, it felt like I was falling back slowly for about 45 mins, it was perfect, I kept asking myself why do I listen to anything else. I’m putting this mix on repeat while I pack up and move today, enjoy your weekend.
slowdive\ slowdive \ slowdive \ creation \ 1990 chapterhouse\ treasure \ whirlpool \ dedicated \ 1991 franke\ jag älskar dig \ aldrig förstå ep \ luxury \ 2003 joy division\ isolation \ closer \ factory \ 1980 echo & the bunnymen\ do it clean \ crocodiles \ korova \ 1980 spacemen 3\ take me to the other side \ the perfect prescription \ glass records \ 1987 cocteau twins\ lorelei \ treasure \ 4ad \ 1984 kate bush\ hounds of love \ hounds of love \ emi \ 1985 iggy pop\ nightclubbing \ the idiot \ rca \ 1977 teenage filmstars\ loving \ star \ creation \ 1992 seefeel\ more like space \ more like space ep \ too pure \ 1993 clan of xymox\ no words \ clan of xymox \ 4ad \ 1985
A selection of raw analog-synthesizer music, from noisy lo-fi industrial to melodic synthpop, courtesy of Ghostly’s resident expert on the subject Solvent.
“Attack Warning Red” [excerpt] – Civil Defence Program
“Entry” – November Növelet
“Open & Shut” – Martial Canterel
“Blank Clocks” – The Future
“Riot Squad” – Vice Versa
“Step in Time” – Psychic Youth
“Rabies” – Naked Lunch
“Speed” – Daily Fauli
“F.U. Klaxon” – Beau Wanzer
“The Tale of Bernie Woodstein” – Legowelt
“Attack Warning Red” [transition] – Civil Defence Program
“Wellengenerator” – Im Namen Des Volkes
“Protect and Survive” – Civil Defence Program
“Automation” – Robert Lawrence & Mark Phillips
“33a1”  – John Bender
“Television Set” – Television Set
“Solarize” – The Rorschach Garden
“U?berbeast” – Medio Mutante
“It’s About Now” [excerpt] – Cabaret Voltaire
As you can see guys and gals i’m a photoshop ninja, give me a project and i’ll make it happen, you want a dorky kid to look like a jackalope? no problem, you want ferns cut out in 2 minutes using an eraser at 48px? no problem, rocking CS3 over here and using it to about 1/1000th of its potential, don’t blame Scott or Alex for the bad design work here please hah.
So, yes thats me above, I did this mix of some songs for The Mixtape Club that were all at 94 Beats Per Minute, a short mix that is only clocking in at about 34 minutes. I named it The Black Bear Caught The Crystal Deer Surfing With A Pitchfork because all the hip bands have some key words in their names. You see if your band was Flamingo Fantasy you probably won’t get much love, maybe in 2014 when flamingos get really cool but for now you better have a surfing bear or make noise and use the word hair in your band name, that way you can take cuts and get on some reviewers priority piles. Well enough with my banter, here are some great songs that I have posted already probably in the past month or so that I like as a collective, as always thanks for reading and listening to the material on the blog.
NOTE: There’s an exclusive track on here, the last song by Shigeto who recently remixedTycho, it will be out on 4.20.2010 on Ghostly International.
High Wolf – Don’t Fuck With The Tropics Paul White – Highlife Phantogram – As Far As I Can See Kerri Chandler – Crazy Bonus Jay Electronica – Exhibit C Mux Mool – NAFE Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (Pilooski edit) Gorillaz ft. Bobby Womack & Mos Def – Stylo Giorgio Moroder – To The Bridge Shigeto – Embrace The Cold
You would all tell me if my frequent posting on Washed Out was unhealthy right? well this is somewhat special since its a mix from his blog that you can download for free. Its really crispy and diverse like finding a damaged cassette mix from the basement of your favorite radio station that 25 years old and playing it.
Arch M – “Bedrm Band at Caf NVA (edit)” The Samps – “Magnetic Thys” Samiyam – “Wrap Up” Toro Y Moi – “Brubek” Koushik – “Homage” Osborne – “Afrika (Bullion Remix)” Iasos – “Inter-Dimentional Music” Jack Nitzsche – “Untitled (edit)” The Khalsa String Band – “Song of Bliss”
One of the best tracklistings and mixes i’ve seen and heard in a while is this one from St. Louis’ Phaseone that Pitchfork posted yesterday, download it here. Check the tracklist out to see if your interested, i’m sure many of you will be very pleased:
TRACKLIST Slowdive – Miranda Curren$y – I’m just dope Aphex Twin – Fingerbib Nite Jewel – Want you back (phaseone remix) Lukid – Hair of the dog Talking Heads – Listening wind Tricky – Bad dream Polanski – punked out J Dilla – Oxtopus boom boom Falty DL – Made me feel so right James Pants – Shower party Fleetwood Mac – Isn’t it midnight Teebs – Humming birds Actress vs. Zomby – Aazz2 Phaseone – Sandra
With Dubstep branching out to see how far the genre can be pushed a ton of new ideas start to surface and a fusion of appealing sounds start melting together. One group i’m really excited about is Sepalcure which is a collaboration of Brooklyn’s Praveen and Machinedrum. the duo is doing a fine job of taking hints of soulful house and dubstep to create what they call Lovestep. One thing that Sepalcure has that other dubsteppers don’t usually have and ISO50 fans might also really enjoy is fine art direction by the multi talented designer Sougwen Chung. As you can see above and below her posters and videos of her work are a perfect fit for this heartfelt music.
Sepalcure’s debut performance alongside Untold, TRG, Pole, 2562 & more is February 13th at Unsound Festival NYC.
Below is a “Lovestep” mix done by Percussion Lab Founder/Sepalcure’s very own Praveen.
TRACKLIST Pangaea – Memories Burial – You Hurt Me TRG – Broken Heart (Martyn Remix) Untold – Dante DFRNT – Tripped (Synkro Mix) Synkro – Inhale Sines – Memories Are Here DFRNT – Tripped (Ital Tek Remix) FaltyDL – Party Joy Orbison – J. Doe Sepalcure – Deep City Insects Floating Points – K&G Beat