here’s an artist we fully support who too few people in the states seem to know about: cooly g produces slick next level beats and sings on them and she’s signed to hyperdub and a badass. and dj rashad is a fan.
as soon as the synths kicked in on her gorgeous single “landscapes” i knew the situation was serious.
her new record playin’ me is one of the nicest i’ve heard in recent memory. seek that.
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.