Mix: xorzyzt

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Our 4-yr anniversary mix series continues with xorzyzt’s URLxUSA tour mix.

WEIRD MAGIC Mix Series: xorzyzt_mixURLxUSA_2K14 by Weirdmagic on Mixcloud

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Brandon Rosenbluth aka xorzyzt, a well-known and pervasive force in Berlin’s dark underworld, is a busy man —- producing events, djing and touring alongside BlackBlackGold and Tom Ass as UnReaL; playing in bands reliq and Shaddah Tuum; booking European tours for littlebig Agency; engaging in video and performance art of the ‘metaphysical, shamanistic thread’; all while launching two new labels: Portals Editions (with Niko Shaddah Lfo, Ketev, and Marijn Degenaar), and UnReaL Audio, which just saw its first release with Born in Flamez. During our stay in Berlin last year, we caught him djing Stattbad & playing with his band at Berghain within our first few nights, and he remained a constant presence from there, throwing parties featuring House of Ladosha, ITAL, Stellar Om Source, and Light Asylum, to name a few.

Hot on the heels of a US tour (including a stop at our beloved Bossa Nova), this is the set he put together and fine tuned on the road: “In my signature style, I’ve consistently layered a number of tracks on top of one another including layers of drones and ambience in order to create an impenetrable wall of body-obliterating techno bliss.” From the first whispers of “what am i doing here?” we knew we were in for a ride, and as expected, this mix perfectly demonstrates his ability to drag you through the darkest corners of hell and still leave you gasping for more.

Brandon’s new project Shaddah Tuum’s EP dropped last week on his label Portals Editions, you can have a listen here.

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WM Mix & Interview: Jan Woo

To celebrate our 4-year anniversary, we are re-launching our mix series and highlighting some of our favorite artists/selectors.

WEIRD MAGIC Mix Series: Jan Woo by Weirdmagic on Mixcloud

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Jan Woo is Brooklyn’s best kept secret. Meticulous curator of all musical genres trance-inducing, his impeccable filter has landed him gigs alongside Juan Atkins and a festival-closing set at Sustain-Release. A Jan Woo track is one that stays close to your heart, and this mix is one you can put on and dance to start to finish, knowing you’re in good hands.

Up until now, unless you’ve caught one of his dj sets in the flesh, it is unlikely that you’ve gotten to experience the Woo, but this mix is a perfect distillation/introduction: one amazing tune after another — most that you probably would never find — and then a surprise blend like “Makin’ A Living” into Mr. Fingers “Can You Feel It”, that makes you want to cry. Thankfully, Jan has more in store for the world: He is prepping his first 12″ for Greek label Echovolt which includes “Whyfor” (below), a dancefloor stunner, and he’s got a new label Tripper Disc in the works, with an upcoming reissue/compilation of the appropriately-named obscure New Age band, Woo. Some things can only be kept tight for so long…

We spoke to Jan at home at Body Actualized Center in BK…

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100 summer clicks 2014


back in berlin (w/ alienata, umberto, irradiance cache and noisekølln)

for my first jam back in berlin, we’re taking this grimy bassment and turning it into a rave cave, with Alienata, The Irradiance Cache and myself providing sounds after the UMBERTO show upstairs.
(don’t) be skurrrrrred..
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more to come…


2012

tracks:

moodymann – why do u feel
andy stott – numb
burial – ashtray wasp
john talabot & pional – so will be now
traxman – lifeee is forever
delroy edwards – 4 club use only
burial & four tet – nova
grimes – genesis
edgar froese – nights of automatic women (secret music edit) [mp3]
cos-ber-zam – ne noya (daphni mix)
arca – manners
rashad manny spin – do it again
oneohtrix point never – stone of spiritual understanding
madteo – dead drop
blawan – why they hide their bodies under my garage
blawan – lavender
monster rally – jaguar
holly herndon – fade
lamin fofana – brokedown city (aramac remix)
kendrick lamar – bitch, don’t kill my vibe
225 reynolda rd – francine and her friends [mp3]
head high – rave (dirt mix)
julius steinhoff – up above
trevino – doldrums
trevino – backtracking
bosstone – lean
bookworms – african rhythms
crazy design – el teke teke
teeth – percolator meme
flying lotus – getting there
anthony naples – mad disrespect
torn hawk – tarifa
daphni – ye ye
triad god – remand
major lazer – get free
1991 – open to the dark
guy gerber – the mirror game
anthony naples – mad disrespect
torn hawk – tarifa
dj sotofett – pulehouse (reggi mix)

albums &:

traxman – mind of traxman
burial – kindred
holy other – held
cooly g – playin me
john talabot – fin
actress – rip
nocow – gather strength
vessel – order of noise
holly herndon – movement
huerco s – no jack ep
daphni – jiaolong
hemlock – chapter one exclusives
kendrick lamar – good kid, m.a.a.d city

shows:

festival nrmal, monterrey, mexico
kraftwerk @ moma ps1, nyc
berghain w/ redshape, boris, marcel fengler, et al – berlin, germany
dreams 3.0 w/ grimes, asap rocky, araabmuzik, pictureplane – brooklyn, ny (weird magic event)
primavera sound – barcelona, spain
bk bass cmj party w/ terekke, nooka jones, anthony naples – brooklyn
night spa – brooklyn, ny
puppy gang w/ rashad, spinn, machinedrum, sepalcure, mikeq – brooklyn, ny (weird magic co-present)
rinsed 2-yr anniversary w/ egyptrixx, braille – brooklyn


Ultrademon’s Internet Cult Mix

the latest weird magic mix comes from the original #seapunk and coral records founder himself, ultrademon, providing an exclusive first listen to his newest productions.

“dark nights, dusky maidens, future raves, full moon beach parties, desert stars, vine hung horizons, industrial wastelands, cyberspace djs, mecha demon magic, ethnobotanical basslines, dark crystal messiahs, teen anime love stories, stinging auras, fungal fantasy house, nautical elves, and voidic charms.”


Ultrademon – Internet Cult Mix

tracklist:
Viral Intro – Ultrademon
Chatroom With Enya (Internet Cult Mix) – Ultrademon
Heatstroke (Featuring TSARS) – Ultrademon
Flash 1.0 – Ultrademon
Drive U Crazy (Extended Mix) – Ultrademon
Power Ov (Ultrademon’s Remix) – Lao
Goonchie Blunch – Ultrademon [Forthcoming Midnight Shift]
Bend – Ultrademon [Forthcoming Midnight Shift]
Loki – Ultrademon
Time (Ultrademon’s Soft Touch Remix) – Buck Uk


E + E: PROMISE


If I have created a world for you, in your place,
God, you had to come to it confident,
and you have come to it, to my refuge,
because my whole world was nothing but my hope.

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[previously]


guest mixes and photos: massacooramaan, hollagramz, @lilinternet, rizzla+blk.adonis, dj mark brown

thx to everyone who came out friday, s!ck, spencers gifs and to all the amazingly talented performers. these people really understand modern dance music, and we’ve got recordings to prove it. jam live guest mixes from all the artists below, with photos from the night after the jump or on facebook.

the next one gonna be even crazier .. stay tuned for announcements>>>

live @ weird magic x specers gifs x s!ck:
massacooramaan – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012
hollagramz – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012
rizzla b2b blk. adonis – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012
dj mark brown – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012

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2011

clams casino
realist alive
all i need
drowning
omg
leaf (asap rocky prod)
instrumentals

araabmuzik
streetz tonight
at2
electronic dream
+ dozens (hundreds?) we’ll never hear

drake
marvin’s room
over my dead body
take care

john maus
quantum leap
believer
we must become the pitiless censors of ourselves
demos

oneohtrix point never
sleep dealer
explain
the wire mix
replica

asap rocky
peso
wassup
purple swag

huerco s.
battery tunnel
all night
UNKNOWN
various mixes
various on soundcloud

dj rashad
heaven sent (w/ gant man)
reverb
+ everything else

fatima al qadiri
d medley
vatican vibes
ayshay
fact mix

julianna barwick
the magic place
“prizewinning” (prince rama remix)

real estate
municipality
days

peaking lights
“tiger eyes”
936

jamie xx
we’re new here (w/ gil scott-heron)
drake “take care” production
everything else

lana del rey
video games

ras g & the alkebulan space programspace bass is the place

holy other
yr love
with u

elite gymnastics
h e r e , i n h e a v e n 2
ruin 2xlp

the weekndthe trilogy

main attrakionz808s and dark grapes

kurt vile
baby’s arms
smoke ring for my halo venus/ghe20 gothik
HBA SS2012 SOUNDTRACK MP3
opening ceremony mix

pure x
pleasure
surface

eola/tonstartssbandht
hymn eola
hymn eola acapella
ancient hill

massive attack & burial four walls

dive
sometime
human
corvalis (teen daze rmx)

run dmt
cash for gold
dreams

shlohmo
bad vibes
burial “shell of light” rmx

om sourceenergy

aviciilevels

sleep overstickers

friendsi’m his girl

monster rally
cuban velvet
coral

dark sky
high risekelis “brave” remix

panda bearalsatian darn

terekke
damn
various on soundcloud

james ferraro
far side virtual
every interview, live performance, tweet

grimesvanessa

tim hecker – all

kassem mosse – all

gang gang danceeye contact

cfcfcometrue

dj mike q

boylan
promiss
+ tracks and mixes

supreme cuts
issues
amnesia

hollagramz – all

MORE LOVE TO GO ROUND

chris brown f. busta rhymes & lil wayne – “look at me now”
ital – “ital’s theme”
blawan – “getting me down”
massacooramaan – massacooramaan theme
munchi – “hope”
vophoniq – “welcome”
free spirit – “the event”
inc – “heart crimes”
the field – “is this power”
blondes – “synthesist”
bjork – “crystalline” (omar souleyman remix)
afrika hitech – “out in the streets”
coyote clean up – “you x won’t x know”
s.a.m. – beat 07
white mountains – “spectra”
octo octa – “let me see you”
braille – “the year 3000″
new edition – “a little bit of love” (brenmar remix)
bok bok – “charisma theme”
dakota – “we at the mall”

isn’t it all so beautiful?


summer music memories


all photos by erez avissar.
also check out last year’s roundup: 100 summer clicks.

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pure x interview + video + photos from brooklyn w/ forma and eola

hot on the heels of their new record, pleasure [listen here], pure x stopped through brooklyn earlier this month to bring their warmth and fuzziness to the last bobka show, a sweaty, ecstatic night. great to see so many people getting stoked on this band lately, and live in the flesh it’s easy to see why — they’re tapping into something deeper than we may know.

here’s a look inside the walls that night, “stuck livin” launching right into “surface”:

brooklyn writer/videographer mark craig also spliced in bits of my footage of “easy” and “dry ice” into this interview he captured with the band backstage that night:

more photos from the night, including tonstartssbandht and forma (not pictured: run dmt) after the jump.

photos by joe talman / thx elise for the cam assist

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phillip beretta’s july 2011 dj chart

real talk: this isn’t my “actual” “chart” for “djing.” i’m sorry, but if certain european dance labels, not naming names (cough cough bpitch control crosstown rebels ostgut ton), would step up their getting-320s-to-german-pirates-to-put-on-youtube game, this might be a more complete picture of what i’ve actually listened to this month (besides 90s big beat britpop remixes and bjork singles on repeat). i’m not all that sorry, though, because if you really wanted to nerd out over that kind of music, you’d already be in a soulseek chat room; let’s do this

did i ever tell you guys about my “ambient hotties” prediction for 2011-12? serious noise heartthrobs, justin bieber putting out hand-screened 7″s, hearts of space / tiger beat crossover, oceans of sound as vast as the impossibility of teenage desire?

Demos by Goitia Deitz

is there a more concise name for that thing where you don’t care about whatever mutant-rhythm uk a-side with pitched vocals and warped samples and blah blah blah is out this week on xyz dance darling imprint, but wow, the big dumb banger on the flip side, it’s so good, and anyway, what is this, a starbucks? fuck you nerds, i want TECHNO

speaking of techno, i always thought of this as “drone shit that some of my friends like to take synthetic hallucinogens to” until i left it playing in a youtube tab in the background while listening to the new cari lekebusch, and now it’s “drone shit that makes even recent cari lekebusch records interesting.” someone reissued something else she did this week (look it up), which is good, because goddamn if cari lekebusch doesn’t have a new release out just about every time i log into beatport

by the way, i still love you, cari


(cari lekebusch, 1994, just saying)

when my friends send me stuff that sounds like it’s coming from another room, i pretend they’re next door listening to the real record


(via @AcephaleRecords)

i like this and everything but i don’t have any comment because “talking about rap on the internet” is best left to 2 groups of people: lifelong experts and clueless assholes


(via @tbaybj)


balam acab “mother earth” mix

balam acab “mother earth” mix

balam acab has made us a mix inspired by our mother earth. take it outside on your mobile audio device, preferably in the early morning or late in the night, and dream out…

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1. chubby wolf – anneal this chord of bliss
2. inca ore – always happy
3. josephine foster – birdo
4. nico – little sister
5. vashti bunyan – glow worms
6. grouper – come softly
7. portishead – deep water


further:
portraits: balam acab + “oh, why” mp3