Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

All The Critics Love U in New York

A special treat today. A few years back, Woody from Turntable Lab handed me a CD entitled New Wave: 1977-1990. It a really fantastic party mix that I find myself going back to often. It's properly beatmatched and lovingly curated with all the usual suspects: Romeo Void, INXS, Pet Shop Boys, etc. Also, Wire, Yaz, Crowded House, Gang of Four, etc. Highly enjoyable, indeed. And I know Sarah will love the inclusion of Joy Div's "Stolen Transmission." Here's a link to the .zip file:

New Wave: 1977-1990

Friday, June 15, 2007

Spot the sample:

Paul Lansky- Mild Und Liese

More about Paul here and here.
More music I'm enjoying:

Gudrun Gut- In pieces remixes, particularly the Burger/Voight version.
Future Loop Foundation- Memories from a faded room
Henrik Schwarz- Walk music
Theo Parrish- Sound sculptures vol 1
Seefeel- Quique (Redux Edition)
JPLS- Twilite
Konono no 1- Live in Tokyo EP
Paul Kalkbrenner- Altes Kamuffel 12'
Dan Berkson- The Hollow
Popnoname- White album

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Duplex- Mysterious unraveller
Four Tet- Rivers become oceans

On rotation:

Jens Zimmermann- Tranquillite (K2)
Selway + Vincenzo- Dream stealer (CSM)
Shackleton- Next to nothing (Crosstown Rebels)
Morgan Packard- Airships fill the sky (Anticipate)
Cobblestone Jazz- Lime in da coconut (Wagon Repair)
Cobblestone Jazz- DMT (Wagon Repair)
Carl Craig- Paris Live EP (Planet e)
Naw- City Saturate (Noise Factory)
Matthew Dear- Asa Breed (Ghostly)
False- 2007 (Minus)
Motorcitysoul- Kazan (Aus)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Human League- Things that dreams are made of (dub mix)
Richard Carnes with a nice piece in Stylus on Shut up and Dance, the collaboration between the Berlin Staatsballet and Ostgut, with pieces from Âme, Luciano, NSI (aka Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer), Sleeparchive, and Luke Slater (as The 7th Plain).

My interview with Matt Dear in the new issue of Earplug.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

A quick dispatch from The Mutek Festival in Montreal. Tonight's main venue lineup was Pantha Du Prince, Jichael Mackson, Matias Aguayo, Gui Boratto and Michael Mayer, if that's any indication of the quality this festival puts on year after year. An earlier highlight was My My playing live at the outdoor picnic at Parc Jean Drapeau right on the river.

There's still lots to take in on Sunday, but the standout act so far was Cobblestone Jazz, who absolutely tore the roof off Friday night. They were also joined by The Mole towards the end of their performance for a few cuts as the Modern Deep Left Quartet. Stay tuned for more information about their forthcoming LP, due out in September on the stellar Wagon Repair imprint. Also in the hopper for the label is the new Circlesquare LP, which I'm incredibly excited about. I've been a huge fan since a friend introduced me to their debut, The Distance After, on the now-defunct Output Recordings in the late nineties. It's an absolutely incredible release and still one of my favorite EP's ever. Also, if you slept on Pre-Earthquake anthems, don't miss it.

Here's a cut from one of the artists featured at Mutek:

Jichael Mackson- Blow