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HerFavoriteLetters is another idiosyncratic mix from DJ PWC. it’s odd yet accesible, smoothly erratic and curious. clearly hip hop yet unlike the majority, which in the genres current musical climate is a very good thing. and if only for the way PWC drops Portishead’s It Could Be Sweet into this mix and then rolls into the Wu-Tang’s Hollow Bones looped sample of Syl Johnson’s Is It Because I’m Black? then HerFavoriteLetters is already more than worth a listen or three . . .
also, get DJ PWC’s mix Dedicated To Those That Know It Is here
ooh look, a new Solid Steel logo and a mix from Bonobo to help ease in the new year. Bonobo, who in 2003 contributed to the Solid Steel CD mix series with Bonobo Presents Solid Steel: It Came From The Sea, delivers a mix of new tracks and highlights from 2011 that includes Seams, Nufrequency the Ramadanman refix for Jamie Woon, Juk Juk, Fourtet, Falty DL, Koreless, Ifan Dafydd and Sepalcure
as for Bonobo himself, look out for the remix version of his excellent Black Sands album that’s to be released next month
Marcin Cichy from Skalpel and plug audio mastering ran a project through the whole of 2011. every day (time limited to 15 minutes for each loop) they composed, produced and uploaded one drum break in CD quality format for anyone to do with what they will. Break 365 was provided by the legendary Steinski and made from some of the breaks on the site. all loops will be available throughout this year so go here to have a listen, download and perhaps tinker with them yourself and come up with something new. here’s Steinski’s track STEINSKI SPACE / TIME MIX
here are a few words from King Cannibal on what you’re about to hear, “As we’re reaching the end of the year and i’m looking towards developing my set in to my newer productions in 2012 i thought it timely to take a glance back at the kind of sets i was playing out this year, for those who didn’t get a chance to see me or want to re-live one of the shows they caught me at. This was recorded for a show on 27th Aug at l’Usine in Geneva, Switzerland as it was to feature a big AV hook up and the crew needed to familiarize themselves with what i would be playing on the night. It’s somewhat of an expansion of The Way Of The Ninja mix cd released at the end of last year, but goes way beyond that.“
lowlight creates mixes that are usually ambient in nature and usually have a theme, such as autumn, sleep music and stargazing. for this mix the theme is snow and you’ll find a lot of piano led music, starting with Nils Frahm from his excellent Felt album and continuing with artists that are new to this writer as well as familiar names such as Cliff Martinez, Max Richter and Harold Budd
here’s a few words from lowlight about this mix, “For some reason,when I think of falling snow, the instrument that comes to mind is the piano. Maybe it’s from years of listening to Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas album. So it’s no surprise that there is a fair amount of piano music in this “snow” mix. We didn’t have any snow yet but I had been thinking about doing a “first snow” mix for awhile & decided to throw one together Friday night (16th December). Then I woke up Saturday morning to a light dusting of snow on the ground. Maybe next I should do a mix for winning the lottery. As I said there is a lot of piano music in here. I think this mix works well as an early season “snow” mix versus the more bleak mid winter drones that will show up later.“
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here, as promised last week, is the second part of Cymatic Frequencies II by DK; his audio/visual mixtape of some of his favourite mixes from 2011. as before there are original videos from DK (in fact even more this time) plus the usual array of visuals from the worlds of animation, CGI, short film and ‘the archives’
it’s a sombre start with Gil Scott-Heron (who died in May of this year), followed by James Blake, Paul White, Danny Brown and Shabazz Palaces. Ninja Tune feature with Mr Scruff, Toddla T, Raffertie and Fink, with Big Dada represented by Wiley & Offshore. there’s two tracks from Martyn on Brainfeeder, Zed Bias feature three times and there’s big club tracks from Joe Goddard, Julio Bashmore and Fourtet, plus there’s a few classics from Liquid Liquid, Radiohead and Har You Percussion group to close a visual feast
you can download or listen to just the audio here