we’ve been delayed on posting this on the blog-blog for a while now, but traxman’s mind of traxman lp is a juke masterpiece and one of the best albums we’ve heard so far this year. the chicago veteran has been important in the evolution of chicago house into juke, and touches on so many styles and insane drum patterns and sample flips it can be dizzying, but as a whole the record is a serious psychedelic slice of pure soul music from the future.
let these amazing exclusive tracks traxman hooked us up with warm you up for his set tonight (fri the 25th) at 285 kent alongside Howse, Octo Octa, Ñaka Ñaka, The Range, and yours truly. come get your mind reprogrammed to 160bpm, or as traxman said, it’s like you’re missing “ringling brothers, the greatest show on earth” check it out.
Levon Vincent – Late Night Jam (youtube)
teebs – moments (youtube)
Lucid – Jumbo (Norrit Remix)
DJ Bamanan – Gnoukoubala (Gulls Remix)
Cos-Ber-Zam – Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
Boylan – High Lite (Sinjin Hawke Remix)
Bosstone – Lean
DJ Soulja-Man – Eski-Tech (Massacooramaan No Pulse No Heartbeat Remix)
Big Voyage – Kept You
modeselektor & thom yorke – this
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parisian (rec: “heavy petting”)
moresounds (rec: “dancing shoes”, “melissa”)
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premiere: new video from san gabriel aka la beatsmith butchy fuego. featuring ample lazers, fog and bass, this is definitely weird magic, and just in time for 4/20.
one of our favorite tracks by one of our favorite artists gets the video treatment. this track appears on huerco’s upcoming no jack ep on wicked bass. clip by the man himself, who also just dropped the 7th installation of his all-edits secret musik series (more on that later)
this edit was made while working on this mix for okayafrica.
i think this is a really great and worthwhile release for a lot of reasons – but it’s nice out today, and besides, i’m not in a proselytic mood
this exists; now you know
crucial skill #1, as far as i can tell, for music blogging: coming up with a punchy, marginally descriptive, and effusive sentence or two to attach to a lazy repost from another blog. let it be known, dear reader, that i will more often than not fail to so deliver the obligatory accompanying objective critical commentary, but -
here is an awesome mix from comeme‘s rebolledo (sometime collaborator and subject matter of transcontinental dreamboat eccentric matias aguayo, self-proclaimed super vato, superpitcher’s bandmate and label partner, and overall certified freak techno badass), courtesy of playground. as for sentence two: fuck your retarded concept of What Cool Weird Dance Music Is In 2012 if it includes any consideration of certain insufferable, forced “classic house revival” poseurs (acting like they’ve discovered a new world, bearing audio smallpox blankets disguised as criminally dull 12″ records – well, at least it’s not infectious) and misses actual one-of-a-kind, here-and-now, and totally sincere dance music personalities; la lucha sigue and don’t you forget it
via playground (yesterday: rebolledo’s 10 favorite peppers with boots to match)
xoxo gossip girl
hear the original:
lamin fofana – brokedown city
out now on sticks ‘n’ stones.
1. Herbie Hancock- Watermelon Man
2. E.L.O.- The Whale
3. Inc.- Millionairess
4. Herbie Hancock- I thought it was you
5. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face
6. Rolling Stones- Miss You
7. Jeff Phelps- Phase Shift
8. Bon Voyage- Sorciers des Aeroport
9. Neon- Skydiver
10. Doug Hream Blunt- Gentle Persuasion
11. Spectrum- How You Satisfy Me
12. Gary Wilson- Chromium Bitch
13. Gary Allen- Oops, It’s an Accident
14. The Associates- Party Fears Two
15. John Baker- Festival Time
new exclusive mix from the boys as they finish up their debut lp and gear up for the increasingly tantalizing festival nrmal in mexico next month. step in the spaceship.
UPDATE: zak mering/raw thrills, the other half of greatest hits, has already whipped up his own “psyched out” mix to accompany tyler’s “funktified” one:
Much like The Field’s illuminating From Here We Go Sublime or Luke Abbott’s Holkham Drones, each track on this collection of the duos series of 12-inches released last year takes you on a different voyage, which isn’t too dissimilar to the next or the last trip it took you on. And every minute of it puts a rapt grin above my chin. There’s a awe-inducing majesty to the moments when all the subtly introduced parts coalesce and then ebb away but there’s also a sense of feeling completely lost, as if every ounce of euphoria you just experienced is more of a fading dream than a ‘song’ or a ‘composition’ or whatever the hell you wanna call these ‘pieces’. Pulling this record apart and picking out one track over another seems pointless (isn’t everything?) and every second you’re reading this, is another moment of your life you’re not spending escaping and fully immersing yourself in the throbbing bosom of Blondes.
– sean adams, drownedinsound