this weds: janka nabay w/ weirdmagic, dutch e germ, bonjay

this weds: janka nabay w/ weirdmagic, dutch e germ, bonjay

this wednesday at the knitting factory, weird magic joins bubu king janka nabay and the bubu gang, alongside toronto dancehall duo bonjay, and gang gang dance’s dutch e germ. this show is a benefit to help janka and crew bring bubu to the austin for sxsw this year; they’ve also set up a kickstarter project.

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fatima al qadiri – hip hop spa

fatima al qadiri – hip hop spa

fatima al qadiri is quickly becoming one of our favorite artists. her track “d-medley” we posted a while back built a world we want to bask in indefinitely, and her new track “hip hop spa” exists in that same utopia. we first heard this tune used as the soundtrack for telfar‘s new line of clothing and as a result have pretty much memorized it. now available for consumption, the track meets our high expectations, exactly the sound we want vibrating through our environment.

hip hop spa by Fatima Al Qadiri

teengirl fantasy‘s nick weiss did an edit of “d-medley,” which was then blended with keri hilson’s “one night stand” by the hands of ashland mines aka totalfreedom:
keri hilson / fatima al qadiri – one night stand (totalfreedom edit)

fatima is also preparing the sequel to “muslim trance“, where she mixes original tracks with sacred Shi’ite and Sunni acapellas found on the internet. download the original / hear a tease of the new one.


elite gymnastics – slime crown

elite gymnastics – slime crown

elite gymnastics sent their new album neu! ’92 over to us and this creeper spoke to me. appropriately titled “slime crown” this track paints the dark picture of a death march for a beloved king of the sewers as the procession proceeds through the underground kingdom grimly lit by only torches. the ghost in the shell vocals come in like light through the sewer grates onto the fallen emperor’s corpse. dark etherea spews out of my speakers as i play this track.

mp3:
elite gymnastics – slime crown


brenmar – paper running

brenmar – paper running

brenmar makes club music for the future, straight up, and “paper running” sounds like it was specially written for some dank rave in the underbelly of the pyramids of giza. this slightly aged leftover from brenmar’s at it again sessions was left off the release because he felt it didn’t fit with the others. now out officially today, it happens to be our favorite thing he’s done (at least, since that mahjongg remix back in the day). sometimes i feel like the name of this blog subconsciously informed/declared a certain taste of ours, and this track fits the format pretty perfectly.

mp3:
brenmar – paper running

vintage brenmar:
mahjongg – Tell the Police the Truth (Brenmar remix)


photo/video: john maus

photo/video: john maus

john maus played a “secret” show in brooklyn last friday. gary war and sweat (as labanna bly+sasha winn) performed too. we were there to capture photos and video. check the set below.
all photos by erez avissar, video by aaron katsnelson. with special thanks to pixelhorse!

here’s a new maus mp3. it’s really good:
john maus – and the rain

pics+vid below…

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yojimbo billions: blowzy ep

yojimbo billions: blowzy ep

we felt so strongly about this ep (and yojimbo billions’ music in general), that we asked him to consolidate the thing into a single stream for us to share with you. here the blowzy ep in full: electronic music with soul, merging sounds and techniques new and old, wrapped up in a package that defies easy categorization. certainly deserving of ears. stream it below then head over to his bandcamp to name your price.

Blowzy by Yojimbo Billions

mp3:
yojimbo billions – saturnalia, early century

yojimbo billions bandcamp
yojimbo billions soundcloud


gatekeeper weird magic mix

gatekeeper weird magic mix

listeners to our first weird magic broadcast were the first to hear this mix concocted by black magic conjurers gatekeeper, a most gluttonous 30-minute excursion, featuring a first listen of gatekeeper’s body-jerking streetwalker “ooze” edit, and giving nods to many a sonic forefather along the way. an aural injection equal parts venom and dopamine, this mix is every bit as grotesque, shocking, and sublimely thrilling as you would expect from the men:

gatekeeper weird magic mix

tracklist:
Sepultura – Altered States
Jam City – Arpjam (GK Delerium Edit)
Severed Heads – Big Car (Accapella)
Prodigy – Break & Enter
Gatekeeper – Serpent (D’eon Remix)
Synergy – Rampage of the Elements
Orbital – Walk Now
Unkown
Delerium – Veracity
LFO – Think a Moment
Streetwalker – Ooze (Gatekeeper 2/4 Snare edit)
Chris Carter – Clouds
HNO3 – Doughnut Dollies
Cyberaktif – Temper
Dick Hymen – The Age of Electronicus
Aphex Twin – Untitled
Walter Christian Rothe – Death


weird magic & newtown radio présente: the weird magic hour

weird magic & newtown radio présente: the weird magic hour

this thursday, weird magic initiates a weekly hourlong hijacking of newtown radio’s humble airwaves. for our first show, the first half-hour will be us riding the frequencies, followed by a 30-minute mix by one of our favorites, and just one of the greatest doing it right now, gatekeeper.

our show will feature sound experiments, in-studio live performances, dj sets, and whatever else we can conceive of, with appearances and contributions from an array of musicians and friends on that cutting edge.

lock in thursdays from 6-7pm on newtownradio.com from here going forward, or download the sets/mixes to your harddrive for maximum playback. the choice is yours. see you on the air.


mix: phillip beretta – nyfw_aw11.mp3

mix: phillip beretta – nyfw_aw11.mp3

new mix by phillip beretta! this was delivered to us overnight by surprise, tagged #nyfw and #aw11, with the above image (worth a thousand words, etc.). and we’re all like ✌$♫❤ ‿ ❤♫$✌ . thanks, phillip!

new weird magic mixes dropping soon from the likes of james ferraro, umberto, and others that we can’t disclose right now but are really psyched about; in the meantime if you’re craving more, re-visit beretta’s previous mix for us, s4y r34l.

mp3:
phillip beretta – nyfw_aw11.mp3

tracklist:
:: demi lovato – remember december
:: aphrodite – stalker
:: wiz khalifa – black & yellow (phenom d&b mix + single version)
:: dillinja – armoured d
:: avril lavigne – what the hell
:: raiden – fallin’
:: beyonce – halo
:: miley cyrus – see you again
:: slowdive – souvlaki space station
:: jamie foxx – fall for your type (brenmar remix)
:: fire for effect – the beach (slava’s beach before dawn remix)
:: lil b – i’m god
:: burial – ghost hardware


pepsi7up – over the rainbow

pepsi7up – over the rainbow

music strange enough to alter your reality, taking your mind to places unforseen, revealing shades you were not aware of. this kind of tonic is made when all the conventions and touchstones passed down through time are washed away leaving nothing but the purest intentions. occasionally pieces like this pop up, delivered by life via some soundcloud page with no photo, no bio, no links, no “followers”, no other songs to go by. sometimes perhaps it’s better that way. for now, we’re better advised to just close our minds and glide through this gleaming roy g. biv icefield again.

Over the Rainbow 2 .wav by pepsi7up

[ art by seychelle o.d. allah / space slave trade ]


nguzunguzu – got u

nguzunguzu – got u

this track by nguzunguzu is a psychedelic space grinder we’ve been returning to and felt should be on the walls of weird magic because thats exactly what this track is comprised of. this l.a. duo churning out remixes and tracks like this left and right and consistently stimulating us, both physically and intellectually. pushing things forward, and making your party weird. we like that.

nguzunguzu – got u


video: protect u “u-uno”

video: protect u “u-uno”

we cant think of anything that would go better with synthesized music than synthesized video. this video for protect u‘s “u-uno” is a perfect example. the effected organic material of this video compiled by aurora halal creates a timeless portal into our world, like something mankind would show visitors from another planet to describe our world.


fotos: d4rk †1m3§

fotos: d4rk †1m3§

photos below.
all pics by erez avissar.

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