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Dead Can Dance – Live Happenings (Part III) (free download)

Posted in free download, music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Nabil

last year Dead Can Dance gave away EPs of live recordings titled Live Happenings Part I and Part II. now Part III is available, and like the others it’s also free. the EP opens with Saltarello, a 13th century Italian piece that DCD made their own in 1990 on their album Aion, and  Brendan Perry introduces thusly, “this next instrumental rocketed to the top of the charts in the summer of 1461”. the other three tracks are The Wind That Shakes The Barley, How Fortunate The Man With None and Dreams Made Flesh. just click here to get Live Happenings (Part III)

below is Toward The Within, a recording of a performance at the Mayfair Theatre in Santa Monica, California from 1993

Coldcut – Say Kids What Time Is It? (free d/l)

Posted in dj mix, free download, music with tags , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Nabil

twenty five years ago today, Coldcut picked up their first ever white label 12″ record, Say Kids What Time Is It? to sell in record stores! celebrate 25 years of Coldcut with a free download of the track on Soundcloud. just click on the down arrow on the right of the box below

DJ Food – Solid Steel/Search Engine interview

Posted in art, books, free download, music, podcast, radio with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by Nabil

just ahead of the release of his new album, The Search Engine, DJ Food (a solo Strictly Kev this time round) has been interviewed for Solid Steel Radio to give some insights into the making of his album (which you can hear in the background), the collaborators involved (The The’s Matt Johnson, J.G. ‘Foetus’ Thirlwell, 2econd Class Citizen, DK and Natural Self) and the artwork created by Henry Flint and Strictly Kev himself. he also discusses his own work as a designer (possibly his most famous piece being the iconic Ninja Tune logo) and you can hear a few of the tracks that have influenced him over the years which range from Adam & the Ants to Boards of Canada

also, the limited CD album itself (i received mine this morning having ordered early but it’ll be generally available from Monday) is a truly beautifully packaged item. a gorgeous, full colour, 48 page comic sized booklet packed with artwork, photos and more to hold the disc itself and inside that you’ll find an extra tack housed on a truly scrumptious flexi disc (you may well need to be over 40 to know what one of those is). the loveliest piece of plastic i’ve seen in a long time, a clear 7″ single with a high shine silver ‘label’ on the front side that is gold on the reverse. and you can buy that right here

also, check out this exhibition in London if you can

DJ PWC – HerFavoriteLetters (free d/l)

Posted in dj mix, free download, music with tags , , , , on January 12, 2012 by Nabil

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

Bonobo – Solid Steel Radio Show January 2012

Posted in dj mix, free download, music, podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2012 by Nabil

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

The Beat Bee Sessions – Volume 37

Posted in free download, music, podcast, radio with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by Nabil

as i’m suffering with achy balls, fucked feet and am so very very tired to boot i’m gonna be super lazy with this post and let the Beat Bee people tell you about all about The Beat Bee Sessions Volume 37

Happy 2nd Birfday to the muthafuckin funkyass Beat Bee Sessions!!! This episode: getting out of the X-Mas coma, the most overly-sensitive shoe fanatic ever, Municipal Waste in Miami, getting bored doing nothing, the Otter’s incredible X-Mas cookies, “the talk” with young Katie, Mahfood Bros. (that’s a clip of them below) drunken Santa Clause stylee, the Jane Dope foosball table incident, secret breaktime conversations, Huddleston appreciation, angry dads who hate Body Count, the death of “def”, Ice-T is everywhere, plus so much more! Instrumentals by the amazing Marc Mac.

direct download here


kidkanevil – freebeatsnbleeps

Posted in free download, music with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by Nabil

kidkanevil of electronic alternative rock band Stateless fame, as well as being a music maker and producer in his own right, dropped a sweet little EP last Sunday. and freebeatsnbleeps is exactly what it says; random beats and bleeps for free

keep your eyes peeled and ears pinned back for updates as we’ve been promised more freebies to come

additionally, here’s something from Stateless. it’s the video for I’m On Fire (feat Shara Worden) from their 2011 album Matilda

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