with archers by the sea on hiatus, france’s vincent caylet (aka cankun) has been crafting sunburnt tropical meditations i can only describe as ducktailsian (the influence is definitely not hidden, both in the press release and the enclosed mixtape inclusion). his newest track “i know you love to dance” might be our favorite so far. really enjoying these waters:
british beat alchemist chris owen (ornine) creates some sublimely raw, mutant juke that has swirled our brains around since discovering him recently. intrigued to hear what’s behind these strange creations, ornine melded this for us, his first mix.
in his words:
“as for notes, these notes from a talk by Bruce Sterling on the state of the future have been on my mind, tried to capture this flux between clouds of ungrounded trance and flashes of mania, and how that reflects increasing social instability and evaporating ideology… built between the dancefloor and the net. ”
Ornine – Horselover (synth)
Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
Skillz – Talk of the Town
DJ NG feat Baby Kate – Tell Me What It Is
Blackdown – Crackle Blues (Burial Remix)
Vybz Kartel/Zomby – Mi Fi Gi Yuh Love/Digital Fauna (Ornine Edit)
Mariah Carey – My All (DEA Remix)
Hieroglyphic Being – A Visitor from Someone Elses Memories
Moderat – Rusty Nails (Shackleton Remix)
Dem Hunger – Mosque Vibrations
Anthony Manning – Liquid Quartz 1
Oneohtrix Point Never – Betrayed in the Octagon [ed. note: this part is sick]
Zomby – Rumours and Revelations
The Mover – Last Breath of the Homelands
Maluca – Jungle Violento (Zak-Matik Remix)
Boylan – No Cryin
Darkstar – Ostkreuz
DJ Spooky – Cream Crackers
Marshall Masters – Return To Zero
David Bowie – Crystal Japan
we asked claire/grimes, author of some of the most hauntingly beautiful music in recent memory, what she’s been listening to lately, and her picks show inspiration coming from some very diverse places, but somehow making perfect sense:
grimes’ split w/ d’eon is out today on hippos in tanks / arbutus records: buy here or stream the full thing below. her glorious halfaxa lp still available for your chosen price. both include “vanessa,” check the self-directed video below. grimes’ current live set consists of all-new material and the lastfew times we’ve seen her (incl. at our own sxsw show) we’ve been blown away by the new stuff. what a talented lady.
this past thursday on our radio programme, we were joined by wills glasspiegel, a brooklyn-based media producer and music manager who manages Janka Nabay and Shangaan Electro. he is currently managing The Present and working on a program now for All Things Considered about juke music in Chicago, his hometown. wills stopped by newtown armed with exclusive chicago footwork, field recordings, janka jams, shangaan electro, and tribal cumbia. he also talked to us about african/shangaan music, and had janka give us a call. check his blog, soundtravels.listen/download: guest radio mix: wills glasspiegel
weird magic joins janka nabay, dutch e germ (ggd), and bonjay tonight at the knitting factory.
excursions is our weekly radio show on newtown radio. tune into newtownradio.com thursday from 5-7pm for musical journeys and special guests. two weeks ago for our inaugural broacast we premiered a guest mix by gatekeeper. this thursday, we will feature a special in-studio performance by greatest hits (featuring sam from outer limits recordings).
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:
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
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
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.
:: 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
evoking that nostalgic feeling of throwback dancefloor euphoria that he so effortlessly conjures and suspending it in the air for a seamless half-hour+, this may be his most accessible mix to date. grafting 90s midwest house with his own personal flavor of futurespeak, this mix easily takes hold of the listener and lifts them to a whole new world of ecstasy. eyes closed and head back, let this be your primer for 2k11.
physical therapy will be joining ariel pink, outer limits recordings, dj rashad, magick mountain, autre ne veut, dr. laser and more at our new years soiree @ 234 starr warehouse. info here. u feeling it yet, dude?
moon – summer ’06 (phillip’s winter ’10 edit)
apparat – sayulita
isolee – face b
holy other – your love (magick mountain deep cover remix)
traversable wormhole – closed timelike curve (marcel dettmann remix)
ellen allien – flashy flashy (alexi delano remix)
aerea negrot – all i wanna do (efdemin remix)
mirko loko – love harmonic (carl craig’s soundscape remix)
gold panda – snow & taxis (glitterbug’s pink snow ball remix)
fuck buttons – olympians
sonic youth – schizophrenia
speaking only for myself: it feels really redundant – reactionary, even – to record a mix and put it on the internet. like that awful guggenheim youtube exhibit, you know – you just cringe at the total cluelessness of superimposing heavy-handed curation on a medium that’s amazing because it’s totally personalized and disrupts archaic (vestigial?) unidirectional content delivery channels.
that’s to say: anyone and everyone can and should be mixing dance records, and all records are dance records, and there’s no reason to treat an mp3 file as a static object when you can be interacting with it, so why am i giving you a pre-mixed file and acting like i’m doing you a favor, right?
whatever, i’m giving myself douchechills “talking about music;” besides, it’s almost 2011 and people still care about pavement, so a dance mix is practically straight out of the motherfucking jetsons, right? here’s one of mine, hope you hate it!
be transported by our new hourlong mix for altered zones, compiling our favorite altered cuts from the last month. includes weird magic favorites games, greatest hits, teen inc, and james blake, as well as new amazing sounds by umberto, teen porn, waskerley way, blood diamonds and more. press play and let’s travel.
weird magic collaborated with altered zones to handpick their september highlights and stitch them into a single mp3 file. within 48 hours, we had to have the thing sequenced and spliced, and here are the results. there are some really deep jams and gems in here, so let yourself sink into these depths. check the original post (along with touching blurb) over at zones.
Soar with us on our first Weird Magic mixtape – the first of a series handcrafted to send you into astral planes, featuring some of our favorite set staples, laced with gobs of home-brewed magic in the form of original tracks and remixes, home recordings, YouTube splicings, International Tape clippings, and much more. Specially designed set your head abob and mind aflight. Weird magic emanating from every pore of this shit, hear it for yourself, straight from the heartcave, we bring you this mix with love. You shouldn’t have it any other way.