Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Peverelist on BBC Radio 1 Benji B Exploring Future Beats

1st of March 2012.

Asusu — Too Much Time Has Passed - Livity Sound
Kowton — Jam1 - acetate
Peverelist & Kowton — Raw Code - acetate
Kowton — More Games - acetate
Kowton — End Point - acetate
Asusu — Sister - Livity Sound
Peverelist — Erosions - Livity Sound
Peverelist — Salt Water - Livity Sound
Peverelist — Livity - acetate


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thundercat & Daddy Kev mix

Thundercat is the bassist for Suicidal Tendencies and is also hooked up with Flying Lotus and the Brainfeeder label. He is not a DJ. Instead of doing what a lot of producers do and bang something together he chose the tracks and got Daddy Kev to mix them like a true pro. It's a bit weird but it's better than a bunch of train wrecks or an Ableton auto-mix.

The mix he's, curated, is a steady flow of instrumental hip hop, funk and soul.

No tracklist this week.


Al Tourettes mix

Al Tourettes mix for Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM from 13 August 2011.

25 minutes of music specifically created for this mix. Interesting then that the first track is listed as being by 'Unknown". Maybe Al was having a bit of an identity crisis...

Unknown - 'Raves 1' (Dubplate)
Al Tourettes - 'Swamp Circuit' (Dubplate)
Al Tourettes - 'Fright Bite' (Dubplate)
Al Tourettes - 'Hebridean Mindtours' (Dubplate)


Friday, August 12, 2011

Raffertie mix

Raffertie mix for Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM 6 August 2011.

Raffertie's first mix for Mary Anne Hobbs back in 2009 is the very first post on this blog. And since then, I think he's quit drinking red cordial. Gone is the HiNRG rave sound, in it's place? Well it's kind of hard to describe. The beats, where present, seem to have been pushed more into the background creating a sound that really fits his new home on Ninja Tune. Ambient sweeps and 303 squelch create an atmosphere that couldn't be imagined listening to his previous work. From someone that once made glowstick dancefloor Choons, this is more for home listening. That being said, I'd love to hear some of these tracks in a club, as there are shadows of his former self here, it's just now coming from someone that sounds like he's grown up.

Raffertie – Conical
Raffertie – Trust
Raffertie – Solennel
Raffertie – Mimetic (Underground Edit)
Raffertie – The Orchard Requiem
Raffertie – Something Waits Just Off of the Shore
Raffertie – Visual Acuity
Raffertie – Plait
Raffertie vs. Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now Edit
Raffertie – Supplement
Aluna George – You Know You Like It (Raffertie Remix)
Rafferite – Foibles


Ben UFO mix

Ben UFO mix for Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM 6 August 2011.

Very exciting mix by Ben UFO putting tracks from this year up against a selection of 90s gems. Tracks from legendary Detroit labels Underground Resistance and Planet E in their prime period of the early-to-mid 90s. It's interesting how well tracks from 2011 fit with tracks from back then. It's not that they're ripping off that era. Not at all. They don't even sound that much alike, unless it's Boddika messing about with a 303 of course. But even then, you can still easily tell the difference. Artist from back then really relied on what equipment they had where as now the choice for producers is endless. Actually I think this mix is proof of the difference between modern day emulators and the real shit. The mix shows how much modern bass music producers are being influenced by one of the most exciting times in dance music's history. That can only be a good thing I reckon.

Hats off to the annoyingly young Ben UFO for having a cracking taste in music.

Scan 7 - System Work (Underground Resistance / 1993)
Boddika - Acid Jackson (Unreleased / 2011)
Fix - Dope Computer (KMS / 1992)
Pangaea - Fatalist (Forthcoming Hemlock / 2011)
Terrence Dixon - Pilot Error (Finest Blend / 2008)
Pearson Sound - Footloose [Beat Ritual mix] (Unreleased /2011)
Dem 2 - Northern Lights [Deep as Fuk mix] (New York Soundclash / 1997)
Jonny Biscuit - Understand Dub (JBR / 1998)
Mosca - Bax (Forthcoming Numbers / 2011)
Untold - Little Things Like That (Unreleased / 2011)
Randomer - Get Yourself Together (Unreleased / 2011)
Shortstuff - Don't Ask Don't Get (Forthcoming Swamp 81 / 2011)
Designer Music - No Control (Planet E / 1995)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hudson Mohawke mix

Hud Mo on Benji B's Radio 1 show from last Thursday the 4th of August.

Hudson Mohawke made one of my favourite mixes of all time. His July 2008 mix for Mary Anne Hobbs blew my head of and still continues to do so. It was the first so-called wonky (I still hate that name) mix I remember hearing. The off kilter beats were like nothing I'd heard before. I immediately bought all the Heralds Of Change EPs from Boomkat and have been a fan ever since. A debut album and a couple of EPs later, he returns to BBC with an absolutely KILLER mix.

So many highlights here. The new track by The-Dream is modern RnB at it's very best and fits perfectly. The remix of I See U by Lunice is just total Girl Unit - as in he's still a new producer yet he already firmly has his own sound. Jaques Green's Motivation is what the charts would sound like in a perfect world. The new Rustie track is staggering. Rave music hacked up in true serial killer style. Thunder Bay, the biggest track on Hud Mo's new EP is re-done as Thunder B.M.F. The laying down of Rick Ross burnin' money fast is just perfect. An even newer track by the man, Scud Books, is so good it could go up there with FUSE as one of the most exciting and uplifting tracks of the whole wonky (urgh) style. More exciting "pop" music comes in the form of Jhene Aiko's Space Jams. Proof that pop needs more bass. Imagine it was all like this? Walking past clothes shops wouldn't induce nose bleeds...

I did cut the mix short a tiny bit as Benji B was going on a bit. It shouldn't matter as the track that's playing is from the album Butter, which everyone should own by now. If not, you get to hear half of it at least. Now go buy Butter.

Amazing mix by one of the most exciting producers working today.

Mahavishnu Orchestra — Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love
Hudson Mohawke — B Ur Fantasy
Hudson Mohawke — Furnace Loop
B Bravo and Teeko — Drop It
The-Dream — Bodywork
Lunice — I See U (Girl Unit Remix)
Jaques Greenes — Motivation
Rustie — Hover Traps
Luckybeard — BonaLi
Hudson Mohawke — Thunder B.M.F.
Aaliyah — Are U That Somebody (Mohawke Mix)
Hudson Mohawke — Scud Books
Jhene Aiko — Space Jams
Pleasure Prinicple Bootleg — Unknown
Redinho — Stay Together
Hudson Mohawke — Rising 5 [Warp]


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Starkey mix

Starkey on Mary Anne Hobbs / XFM 30 June 2011.

I have a long history with Starkey. He first sprang on to my radar with the amazing track 'Bounce' in 2007. All the dubstep I was into at the time was coming out of the UK and this didn't sound anything like it. With a big hip hop influence it owed more to grime than dubstep. This was just proof that Starkey had been cultivating his own style without influence from the UK scene. It was a refreshing change from a scene dominated and being written by artists like Digital Mystiks, Skream and Distance.

A year later he played on the Generation Bass special hosted by Mary Anne Hobbs. The concept of the show was for artists that appeared on Mary Anne's breakthrough 2007 Dubstep Wars show to choose a set each by an artist they admire. It was the originals of the scene introducing the second generation. Mala chose Silkie, Kode9 chose Joker and Jaime Vex'd chose Starkey. Along with Joker's, Starkey's set became an instant classic. Mostly playing tracks from his forthcoming debut album for Planet Mu, it confirmed him as one of my favourite new artists. With tracks like Miracles and Spacewalk, for a while I had it on constant repeat.

A few months later and that album was released. Titled Ephemeral Exhibits the striking thing about it was how different it was. Still refusing to just rip-off the UK sound, Ephemeral Exhibits is synth heavy, hip hop inspired alien music. And laden with Starkey's amazing gift for melody.

The gap between album one and two gave us the Miracles 12" in 2009. With the Jaime Vex'd remix becoming one of my most played tunes of the year. Also doing the rounds on mixes at the time was a track called Murderous Words. A track seemingly designed to keep me so excited by this producer at all costs. Heavy snyths building uplifting melodies without ever being cheesy. Being up behind the decks when Kito played it one night at Void is one of my favourite memories from running that club.

In 2010 came Ear Drums And Black Holes. Compared to Ephemeral Exhibits, Starkey had come down to Earth. His same basic template was there but now it was a lot more varied. It struck a perfect balance between vocal and instrumental tracks. Murderous Words appeared but now it had a rapper on top of the beats. And it worked perfectly. Numb is a headphone grime masterpiece and Club Games is a brilliant piece of futuristic hip hop. The instrumental tracks were classic Starkey. 11th Hour being my personal highlight. It's rhythm and melody so strong it seems to tell a story without the need for vocals.

So here we are in 2011. I have to admit Starkey has been a bit hit and miss in his mixes over the last few years. Sometimes leaning way to close to the old chainsaw sound everyone with ears got sick of after five minutes. As the below mix proves it's his own productions and remixes that are the highlights. His new track for Ninja Tune hints at great things for the future. His gift for melody and drama still firmly in place. The non-Starkey highlight on this mix is Araabmusik's AT2. One of my favourite tunes this year, it's great to see how perfectly it fits into a mix like this.

Emil - Deadwood (Starkey Remix) (B Unique)
Splurt - Red & White (Dub)
Starkey - Two Lives (Dub)
Starkey - Street Rockers (Civil Music)
16Bit - Boston Cream (MTA)
Dev79 & Thrills - Off In a Minute (ft. Skamma) (Slit Jockey)
Starkey - Cannibals (Dub)
Swindle - Ringworm (Dub)
Juicy J & Lex Luger - Who Da Neighbors (Mixtape)
Araabmuzik - AT2 (Duke Productions)
Stagga - Wild For the Night (Slit Jockey)
Amon Tobin - Wooden Toy (Starkey Remix) (Ninja Tune)
Starkey - Rayguns (Ninja Tune)
Saturn Never Sleeps - All Seasons Are Good (Starkey Remix) (SNS)


Saturday, August 6, 2011

George FitzGerald mix

George FitzGerald on Mary Anne Hobbs / XFM. 30 June 2011.

George FitzGerald - We Bilateral (Hotflush)
George FitzGerald - Shackled (Hotflush)
George FitzGerald - Feel Like (CDR)
Jack Dixon & Rick Grant - Muted (ManMakeMusic)
Jack Dixon & Rick Grant - Running Man (ManMakeMusic)
George FitzGerald - Reset (Aus)
George FitzGerald - Fernweh (forthcoming ManMakeMusic)


Friday, August 5, 2011

Teebs mix

Wow. Absolutely stunning mix from Teebs. Ten minutes of beautiful ambient before we even hear some beats. Put this through your headphones and find a nice park somewhere and let it take you away.

Teebs - 'Messin Round'
Teebs - 'Verbena Tea with Rebekah Raff'
Teebs 'Humming Birds'
Teebs - 'Norma_'
Teebs - 'Double Fifths'
S.Maharaba - 'Afternoon'
BNJMN - 'One Sea' (Lukid remix)
Teebs - 'Gordon'


Blawan mix

Super tight mix by Blawan from Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM. 23 June 2011.

Music for post-apocalyptic dancefloors:

Unknown - Unknown (Dubplate)
Northern Structures - 'Bolts' (Sonic Groove)
Blawan - 'Hollow It Out' (Dubplate)
Analogue Cops & Blawan - Untitled (Dubplate)
Monrella - 'Studio 1' (Zet. Records)
Beastie Respond - 'Syncopy' (Blawan's tragt Mekanik) (Teal)
User - 'Cannon Fodder 2' (Extra Length)
Blawan - 'Peaches (Melting Flesh)' (Dubplate)
Indigo Kennedy- 'Untitled B1' from the 'Five Ways To Move' EP (Instillation Records)
Blawan - 'What You Do With What You Have' (R&S)
Karenn - 'Untitled' (Dubplate)


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FaltyDL mix

FaltyDL mix for Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM 16 June 2011.

Beautiful mix from the New Yorker. The Clarke remix of Kuedo is something I've been smashing recently so it's great to hear it in a mix. And as much as I should be sick of him by now, I still can't help smiling and shaking my head at the undeniable talents of Burial. Also getting a Windowlicker B side is pretty sweet. I liked those B sides immediately when I first bought that single. 12 holy shit years ago. I'm older but like all his work from that period, the music is timeless.

Another can't-recommend-it-enough mix. Get on it.

John Tavener – Funeral Canticle (Harmonia Mundi)
Kuedo – Glow – Clark remix (Planet Mu)
Downtown 1 train 1:02pm
Dego – Monday Blues (2000 Black)
Burial – NYC (Hyperdub)
Heterotic – All Of My Mind (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – Space (Planet Mu)
Floating Points – Farukx (Eglo)
Vezelay – Archetype (Planet Mu)
Aphex Twin – Nannou (Warp)
John Tavener – Funeral Canticle reprise (Harmonia Mundi)


Daedelus mix

Daedelus mix from Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM 16 July 2011.

Anyone that's heard a Daedelus mix or seen him play knows what to expect. Frantic electronica and hyper bass music is the order of the day. 29 tracks squeezed into 25 minutes thrashed out in a way only Daedelus knows how.

Wye Oak – We Were Wealth – Civilian
Clicks & Whistles – Hello – Dubplate
Daedelus – Off Angles Edges – Proximal Vol 1: A Narrative of the City
D.I.M.’ – Kleine Traume EP
Carte Blanche – Gare Du Nord – Black Billionaires EP
Clicks & Whisltes – ‘Neva Get Caught’ – Dubplate
Louis La Roche – Super Soaker – Super Soaker EP
Modek – Quasimodo – Don Rimini Presents the Perfect Prescription
Dirty Super Car – Get A Grip (The Loops of Fury remix) – Get A Grip SP
Silkie – It’s Late – City Limits, Vol. 1.6-1.8 EP
Salva – Sumn Bout Dis Girl – Unreleased
Inventus – On The Phone – On The Phone SP
Dj Slugo feat. Tasha – Get Down Low – I’m Dj Slugo
Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling – I Can’t stop This Feeling EP
My Dry Wet Mess – 360 Minutes Ahead Of You (For Maryam) – Unreleased
No Schnitzel – No Schnitzel (Machinedrum rmx) – Unreleased
James Blake – I Never Learnt to Share – James Blake
Stagga – Timewarp – Timewarp SP
Jonwayne – Time Trial – Bowser
Dj Rashad – Who Da Coldest – Itz Not Rite Ep
Stagga – Genik Riddim – Genik Riddim SP
Ellen Allien – Feel Like – Pump
Trolley Snatcha – Circle K – Circle K SP
LDFD – Outtacontrol (Dj Clap remix) – Unreleased
LDFD – Outtacontrol – Outtacontrol EP (Magical Properties Records)
Daedelus – Overwhelmed (Star Slinger remix) – Overwhelmed EP
Daedelus – Hrs:Mins:Secs – Love To Make Music To
Weeknd – The Morning – House Of Balloons


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Machinedrum mix

From the artist formally known as Machine Drum comes an absolutely killer mix for Mary Anne Hobbs and XFM, 9 July 2011.

Machinedrum has been around for about ten years now and in that time he's tried his hand at too many styles off dance music to mention. Like a lot of people his current obsession is Juke. But unlike the actual juke boys from Chicago, he's not making pure cuts for the dancefloor, instead he's letting it fuse with all the other influences he's collected over the years. This was very apparent in his recent (brilliant) Fact mix where he edited old breakbeat hardcore and jungle records into the juke style. This may seem sacrilegious to some people but it's always been my experience that purists can fuck right off.

This mix is highly, absolutely, fuckingly recommended.

Youngteam - 'Seasondeux' (Dubplate)
Dorian Concept - 'Melonswater' (Dubplate)
Slick Shoota - 'Blaze It' (Dubplate)
Yoin - 'Martial Status' (Dubplate)
Krampfhaft - 'Perfect Gain Structure' (Saturate!Records)
Louis Blaze - 'Love & Gwalla' Phillip D Kick Remix (Dubplate)
DJ Red Alert and Mike Slammer - 'Ganja Man' (Slammin Vinyl)
DJ T-Why - 'Low End Bang It' (Juke Trax)
DJ Diamond - 'Wreckage' (Planet Mu)
Badawi - 'No Schnitzel' Machinedrum Remix (Index)
Dream Continuum - 'B Fre' (Dubplate)
Jeep Head - 'Jungle Breeze' (Section 12)
Ital Tek - 'Particle Zoo' (Young Montana? Remix) (Forthcoming Atom River)


Silkie mix

Mary Anne is back. And what better way to kick things off with the style she championed the most. Good ol' dubstep. Nothing experimental here, just straight up dancefloor mechanics.

From the 9th of July 2011.

Silkie vs Nolay - 'It's A Lie (He Said She Said I Am Bad)' (Dubplate)
Silkie - 'It's Late' (Deep Medi)
Silkie - '80's Baby' (Deep Medi)
Silkie - 'Float' (Deep Medi)
Silkie vs Von D - 'Snowed In' (Deep Medi)
Benga - 'Descending' (Tempa)
Silkie - 'Get Up N Dance' (Deep Medi)
Silkie - 'Turvy' (Deep Medi)
Silkie vs Skream - 'Untitled' (Deep Medi)


Monday, August 1, 2011

Scuba at Sonar 2011

Before we get into the MAH mixes I'll get this out of the way. Scuba's set from Sonar this year. I was actually there for this and remember thinking; when did Scuba start playing house music? There's a couple of good tunes in there but it's mainly being posted for my own nostalgic purposes.

Download Scuba at Sonar 2011

By the time Scuba took the stage they were running an hour behind schedule. Before he actually started playing he was standing behind his CDJs with his arms crossed for ages looking a tad grumpy. Provided us with lots of laughs. See pic:


Mary Anne Hobbs is back on the radio hosting mixes so I guess it's time to re-boot this thing. Sure she's posting the mixes on Mixcloud and yes you can use the Mixcloud app to play them when you're out and about, so I guess this blog will be aimed at people still rocking redundant technologies like iPods and shit data plans. I have a backlog of mixes to edit and upload so check back soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kode9 Essential Mix

Holy shit...

Hype Wiliams — Your Girl Smells Chung When She Wears Dior - Hippos in Tanks
Warren G — Regulate - Violator
Ossie — Moves - Hyperdub
Fhloston Paradigm — Chasing Rainbows - Saturn Never Sleeps
Giorgio Moroder — The Wheel - Pye Records
Attica Blues — What Do You Want (King Britt Remix) - Sony
Kudu — Transit - Bitasweet
Nubian Mindz — Future Past - 2000 Black
A Guy Called Gerald — Finley's Rainbox (4 Hero Remix) - Juice Box
Kode9 — Green Sun - Hyperdub
Kode9 + The Space Ape — Love is The Drug (feat. Cha Cha) - Hyperdub
Funkystepz — Trouble - Hyperdub
Kode9 — Black Sun (Partial Eclipse Mix) - Hyperdub
Zed Bias — Basic Needs - Swamp 81
DJ Rampage — Deep Inside (Rama Re-edit)
2562 — Cheater - When in Doubt
Karizma — Outta Control - Defected
Ossie — Set The Tone - Hyperdub
Ill Blu — Meltdown - Numbers
Zed Bias — Stubborn Phase - Swamp 81
Funkystepz — Fuller - Hyperdub
Hard House Banton — Sirens (Sami Sanchex Remix) - Dub Organizer
Funk Bias — Last Forever - Swamp 81
Champion — Loose Control - Hardrive
DJ Naughty — Firepower - Kicks And Snares
Funkystepz — Hurricane Riddim - Hyperdub
DJ Naughty — Gearshift - Kicks And Snares
Devine Collective — House Girls
Bok Bok — Look - NIght Slugs
Kode9 + The Space Ape — OTherman - Hyperdub
Riko — Woo Freestyle - Slaughter House Rydims
Terror Danjah — Minimal Dub - Hyperdub
L-Wiz — 442 Oz - Kapsize
Addison Groove — Nautilus
Andreya Triana — A Town Called Obsolete (Mala Remix) - Ninja Tune
Dok — West Coast - Hyperdub
Grain — Untitled
Dok — West Coast VIP - Hyperdub
Mala — Education - DMZ
Terror Danjah — In The Biz - Aftershock
Girl Unit — Wut - Night Slugs
Mala — Bury The Boy - DMZ
Gucci Mane — O Dog - Mosca Instrumental Remix
Kode9 feat. Cha Cha — Time Patrol (Dub version) - Hyperdub
Spooky — Spartan - Terror Danjah
Morgan Zarate — Hookid - Hyperdub
DJ Rashad — Itz not Rite - Planet Mu
DJ Spinn — Lol - Planet Mu

From the 13th of March, 2011.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Burial & Kode9 mix

Here we have the final mix ever made for Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental. Burial & Kode9 broadcast on the 9th of September, 2010. What else do you really need to know?

1. Speedy J – Tesla
2. Zomby – Natalia’s Song
3. Brandy – Never Say Never (El-B version 1)
4. Brandy – Never Say Never (El-B version 2)
5. Brandy – Angel (X-Men vocal mix)
6. Laurie Spiegel – Voices Within – A Requiem
7. Alena – Turn It Around (Hard House Bantons
8. Cooly G – He Da Biz
9. Theo Parrish – Soul Control feat. Alena Waters
10. KMFH aka Kyle Hall – Girl U So Strong (Wild Oats)
11. Terror Danjah – S.O.S.
12. Darkstar – 2 Chords
13. Prince – Condition of the Heart
14. Erykah Badu – Telephone
15. Foul Play – Being With U Rmx
16. A Guy called Gerald – Silent Cry


Thank you Mary Anne. From the Venetian Snares and Bong-Ra Breezeblock mixes I used to get from Soulseek, to editing my first ever mix (Goth-Trad, 20 Feb 2008) to having almost my entire musical outlook changed by one Hudson Mohawke (30 July 2008), your radio show has been a constant source of amazing music. Sure the mixes are short (I mean 15 minutes sometimes?!) but that’s kind of the point. These mixes are showcases. And at an average length of 30 minutes we get nothing but balls out bass and excitement. Perfect for during a stroll or on public transport, we love you for providing a platform for this each and every week. Your unrelenting excitement for new music pretty much bucks the trend for radio hosts. To me you weren’t a Radio 1 DJ, you were a fan, just like the people who tune in every single week. Thanks again and we hope to see you in Australia soon, playing at VOID of course!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Digital Mystikz mix

I know I’m shit at updating this blog but I’ve seriously been wanting to get this on here sooner but Mediafire has been knackered. But it’s back and this is Digital Mystikz on Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental, 2nd of September 2010.

Really, it’s 2010. I can’t add to the Digital Mystikz mythos, and anyway, if you’re here you’ll know that Mala and his Mystikz pretty much invented dubstep - and how fitting is for them to appear on one of Mary Anne’s final shows.

The mix is classic Digital Mystikz, deep, dark and slow, but with enough smoky dub to keep things from getting too overwhelming. It’s not as good as their recent masterpiece album, Return II Space but then, that’s a masterpiece. Still a cracking mix from the OGs of the genre and another great send-off for Mary Anne.

Grace Jones — Love You To Life – Digital Mystikz Remix
Digital Mystikz — Education
Digital Mystikz — Marduk
Digital Mystikz — Eyez
Digital Mystikz — Emergency
Digital Mystikz — 2 Much Chat
Digital Mystikz — Runway Andreya Triana — Town Called Ob – Digital Mystikz Remix
Digital Mystikz — Enter
Digital Mystikz — Animal
Digital Mystikz — Enter Dimensions
Digital Mystikz — Horrid Henry


N.B. I know the DM album and this mix is just Mala on his own, but I still chose to refer to him/them in the plural for this post. It just sounds better.

This is from what is still one of my favourite dubstep gigs of all time. Mala on a beer fuelled Thursday night at the shithole Abercrombie Hotel in March 2007. The sheer bass weight was amazing and really proved his theory of producing tracks especially for a massive system. That power you don't get on CD/LP. Check out Mark P grabbing his nuts(?!) Proof how good it was. Photo: James Brickwood.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

DJ Joker Ghetto Clang guest mix

Joker brings his epic grimestep sound back to Mary Anne Hobbs - From the 19th of August, 2010.

No tracklist this time but if you know Joker you know to expect soaring synths, throwbacks to electro-era hiphop and the kind of digital flourishes you’d expect to hear on a hard trance record. Joker also takes his 80s obsession a step further here by dropping a tune from Sonic the Hedgehog! It must be noted that I didn’t know it was from Sonic. I was playing the mix at work when a guy I work with pointed it out. I’m not saying I’m not a geek, I was just always a NES lad.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Shackleton's Special Farewell Mix for Mary Anne

With Mary Anne’s tenure at the BBC coming to a close the big names have started appearing and to my mind you can’t get much better than Shackleton. One of my favourite artists from any genre, Shackleton is one of the only people still making bass music that doesn’t sound like anyone else. Just download it and let the music tell you the rest…


Shackleton & Vengeance Tenfold — Untitled
Shackleton — Stripped II
Shackleton — Bottles
Shackleton — Death Is Not Final Version
Shackleton — International Fires
Shackleton — Paper
Shackleton — Deadman
Shackleton — Busted Spirit
Shackleton — Something Has To Give Version
Shackleton — Massacre Version
Shackleton — Torn Skin II
Shackleton — Blood On My Hands Version


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trains and Holidays - A Mixtape by Broken Chip

Back from a short break (ahem) we have our second exclusive mix! This time it’s from Broken Chip and it seems like another exercise in squeezing in as many as my favourite artists as possible. I don’t know how he knew but any mix containing Stars Of The Lid has my vote. Also melting Loscil into Panda Bear is sheer brilliance!

If you enjoyed the previous exclusive ambient set from Gentleforce, then you need to add this to your collection sharpish.

1. Broken Chip - Midday sun field recording
2. Odd Nosdam - Clouded (0.35min)
3. Bibio - Cherry Blossom Road (3.03min)
4. Boards of Canada - Dawn Chorus (4.26min)
5. Helios - The Toy Garden (8.40min)
6. Müm - Sing Me Out The Window (10.50min)
7. Peter Broderick - Moment (15.09min)
8. Stars of the Lid - Hiberner Toujours (17.19min)
9. Tiny Vipers - Twilight Property (18.52min)
10. Broken Chip - From the sea (26.00min)
11. Loscil - Zephyr (29.50min)
12. Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica (34.30min)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flying Lotus Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Final set from the April 29 show is from the man of the hour himself, Flying Lotus. No intros needed, and no track list needed either apparently. The mix is pretty different to the album, which if you don't have by now you are insane. That is all.


TOKiMONSTA Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Volcano Party mix from Ms Tokimonsta.

SamulNori – Al-Ari [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – Lucip Walking [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – World is Ours vs Silkie [Purple Love]
Analogue Monsta – Nxt Msg [jazzy Sport]
Jinbo – Nephilin [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – Let ME Trick You [Ramp Recordings]
Tokimonsta & Blue Daisy – Usd
TOKiMONSTA – Playing With Toys [Ram Recordings]
TOKiMONSTA – The Block [CDR]
TOKiMONSTA – park Walks [All City]
Schlomo – Hot Boxing the Cockpit (Tokimonsta Remix) [Friends of Friends]


Monday, May 10, 2010

Take Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Another set from Mary Anne's Volcano Refugee Party from the 29th of April 2010.

Take – Intro [CDR]
Take – Summer Sun (TAKE Remix) [Plugresearch]
Take – Crystallia [Alpha Pup]
Take – Neon Beams [Alpha Pup]
Take – Not A Word [CDR]
Take – Incrediblebright [Alpha Pup]
Take – Warm Ruin [All City]
Take – Start of Our Evening [Daedelus Remix]


Teebs Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Next set from the Volcano Refugee Party is Teebs.

Nosaj Thing – Caves (Teebs Remix) [CDR]
Bullion/Teebs/Dorian Concept – Mixed Up Tunes [CDR]
Knxwledge – Unknown taken (from Klouds LP) [All City Records]
Mono/poly – Glow [CDR]
Teebs – While You Doo [Brainfeeder]
Teebs – Double Fifths [Brainfeeder]
Teebs – Arthurs Birds [Brainfeeder]
Teebs – Personal Winter (A Birds Redo) [Dublab Japan]
Oscar – McClure (Boards of Canada Reworks) [CDR]
Yuk – Iris Dahlia
Adwa – My Hollow Drum


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ras G Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Next up is Ras G. Last mix I heard from him descended into some of the worst dubstep I've heard. Luckily this doesn't make the same mistake. In fact this is probably my favourite from the night. Fuck I love that Quasimoto track.

Ras G – Kool Out
Ras G – Holly Hood
Nosaj Thing – Bach
Ras G – One 4 Steve El
Ras G – 1nces Trize Echoes
Ras G – Beyond the Sky
Ras G – Think 06
Quasimoto – Main Gurl
Ras G – Disco 4000
Flying Lotus – Sleepy Dinosaur [Ras G Remix]


Daedelus Volcano Refugee Party Mix

Mary Anne got stuck in LA because of the volcano, so she's been doing the show from there.

First up in her volcano party line-up is Daedelus. From the 29th of April, 2010.

Daedelus – Off Angeles Edges [Proximal]
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Over [Unreleased]
Sepalcure – Down [Hot Flush]
Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling [Hemlock]
Pogo – Alice [White]
Riva – Riva Snake [Made To Play]
Ludacris – How Low [DTP Records]
Shlohmo – Spoons [FOF Music]
Dorian Concept – Vertical Output [Affine Records]
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie [Eglo]
Untold – Gonna Work Out Fine [Hemlock]
Daedelus – Going Incognito [Laboratory Instinct]
Trickski – Hormony [Compost]
The Aston Shuffle – I Wanna See You (Harvard Bass Remix) [White]
D I M – Is You [Boyznoise]
Daedelus – Remix of Nothing [Alpha Pup]
Kuedo – Starfox [Planet Mu]
Treasure Fingers – Cross the Dancefloor [Fool's Gold]
Shystie – Pull It (Bad Gyal Bass) [LDN]
Teebs – Anchor [Unreleased]
Slum Village – Fall in Love [Ne'Astra Music]
Yello – Bostich [White]
The Morning Benders – Excuses [Rough Trade]
16 Bit – Pcp [Urban Essentials]
Daedelus – Fairweather Friends [Ninjatune]
Mustard Pimp feat Blatta & Inesha – Pigeon Flu [White]
Daedelus – Order of the Golden Dawn [Brainfeeder]
Richard Wagner – Die Walkure [White]
Daedelus – Stampede Me [Brainfeeder]


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gentleforce Mix Tape: Part 1 - Walking Into Sunrise

Ever since I started this blog I've been keen on the idea of getting an original mix on here. Not just radio edits and Void promo mixes but a proper original mix made just for this blog. With the release of the debut album by Sydney's Gentleforce I saw my opportunity and fired up the email. What came back far surpassed my expectations. The tracklist is just perfect. All time favourites like Oren Ambarchi and Cloudland Canyon sit alongside recent obsessions like Oneothrix Point Never. And of course the best band in the world, Boris. All these tracks crammed into 40 minutes creates a single beautiful piece you can't afford not to download.

1. Gentleforce - Gunning Field Recording (part 5)
2. Gentleforce - Drifting By (0.40min)
3. Oren Ambarchi - Highway Of Diamonds (1.30min)
4. The Sight Below - Dour (3.15min)
5. Rotor+ - End (Mapping The World) (5.45min)
6. Cloudland Canyon - Dambala (8.00min)
7. Oneohtrix Point Never - Laser To Laser (12.20min)
8. Chris Clark - Farewell Track (14.30min)
9. Boris - White Warmth (16.20min)
10. Roy Montgomery - The Soul Quietens (18.30min)
11. Gentleforce - Learning To Forgive (Intro) (20.40min)
12. Gentleforce - Learning To Forgive (21.30min)
13. Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel (26.05min)
14. Grouper - Heavy Water, I'd Rather Be Sleeping (27.50min)
15. Burial - Endorphin (30.05min)
16. Gregg Kowalsky - VIII (31.15min)
17. Papa M - Crowd Of One (31.55min)
18. Aphex Twin - Rhubarb (34.35min)
19. Gentleforce - Majestic (We Will Never End) (36.35min)
20. Gentleforce - Gunning Field Recording (Part 2) (39.22min)


After you listen make sure you go to the Feral Media website and buy the album. Easily one of my favourites of the year and a must have for anyone into electronic music.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rudi Zygadlo - Exlusive mix for Electronic Explorations

This is a mix Rudi Zygadlo did for the website Electronic Explorations back in Feb. I don't know how to take this guy. His MAH mix ended up being my favourite of the year, yet it contains wobble! And now he's doing mash-ups! It should be cheesy but somehow it's not. That being said this mix is not for everyone. And if you're looking for the traditional two-turntables-and-a-mixer type mix, then look elsewhere. This is a perfect example of what people should be doing when using their computers to compile a mix. Here's the man himself from the EE website:

“What started out as a mix soon turned into a whole bunch of home-made mashes, set out in a series of chapters and separated by incidental random instrument stabs, plucks and coughs. There are only a few tunes on there that remain unadulterated.

So for the most part, unlikely combinations, accapellas and classical loops, not consecutive songs” Mr Zygadlo

(01) – Milanese – Caramel Cognac // Joanna Newsom – Cosmia
(02) – Frank Zappa – Night School
(03) – Loops Haunt – Huarache // Chrome Hoof – Leave the Ruined Husk // David Byrne & Brian Eno – The Jezebel Spirit // Rudi Zygadlo – Layman’s Requiem
(04) – Mr Oizo – Z // Keith Jarrett – Shostakovish Prelude in Eminor
(05) – Aphex Twin – Taking Control // Rudi Zygadlo – Act I // Alarm Will Sound – Arhythmia Track 9
(06) – Dizzie Rascal – Stand Up Tall // Spartan Lover – Outo Vouto // Alban Berg Quartet – Andante Con Moto from Franz Schubert’s String Quartet no. 14
(07) – Volcano! – Africa just wants to have fun
(08) – Rudi Zygadlo – Untitled
(09) – Animal Collective – My Girls // Omarion – O // Cinematic Orchestra – Night of the Iguana
(10) – Belcea Quartet – Allegro from Leos Janacek’s String Quartet no. 2 // The Bad Plus – Tom Sawyer (Rush Cover) // The Tuss – Synthacon 9 // Captain Beefheart – I’m a Bandleader
(11) – Slugabed – Skyfire
(12) – Rudi Zygadlo – We flew away on a Pink Pegasus
(13) – Rudi Zygadlo – Filthy logic I // Tears for Fears – Shout
(14) – Rudi Zygadlo – Filthy Logic II
(15) – Eero Joahannes – We could be Skweeeroes
(16) – Eero Joahaness – Finnrexin // 808 State – Flow coma (AFX remix) // Rudi Zygadlo – Slip // Sebastien Tellier – L’Amour et La Violence
(17) – Rudi Zygadlo – Song of Praise


(When I first saw the tracklist I lost my shit. Cosmia is one of my favourite songs and over Milanese? Killer.)

Wait til we get to Las Vegas...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ikonika mix

Stunning mix by Ikonika from Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 1st of April, 2010.

I wasn't too excited by the thought of this as I've already thrashed her album since it came out. I was wrong. Hearing the best songs from it smashed together like this makes for a very exciting 16 minutes. Download the mix then go and get the album. In my opinion it's one of the best long players to come out of the post-dubstep explosion.

Ikonika — They Are All Losing The War – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Heston – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Look (Final Boss Stage) – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Idiot – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Video Delays – Hyperdub
The Brown Acid — Bastard Kids (Ikonika Remix) – East Records
Ikonika — Psoriasis – Hyperdub
Ikonika — Yoshimitsu – Hyperdub
Nicki Minaj — Outro


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Joker mix for MistaJam, BBC 1Xtra

Decent Joker mix slightly ruined by MistaJam's rambling.

No tracklist.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Dem Hunger mix

From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 18 March, 2010.

1. Kraftwerk/Dem Hunger — Super German/Horror Film (Dem Nah Gym Edit)
2. Dem Hunger — Shelley Duvall’s Jeans
3. Dem Hunger — Fried Squid
4. The Vampires — Cold Rain Song (Predator Suit Edit)
5. Shelly Duvall — Double Me Shout Out
6. Dem Hunger — Pink Yamaha
7. Carmen — Time To Move (Amiga Girl Edit)
8. Dem Hunger — Bathtub Birth
9. Dem Hunger — Mosque Vibrations
10. MatthewDavid — Unknown Title (Dem Hunger Orange Bike Seemix)
11. Dem Hunger — Zebra Skull Made From Smack
12. Jellophonic — Smack Instrumental (Shelley And Robert Edit)
13. Dem Hunger — Electric Poohole (Inside The Film Ghost Edit)
14. Dem Hunger — Beach Drum/White Wife/Babi C


ASC mix

Interesting set by ASC from Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 18 March, 2010.

1. ASC — Absent Mind NonPlus+
2. ASC — Oort Clud NonPlus+
3. ASC — Fade Away Seasons (feat. Consequence) NonPlus+
4. ASC — The Depths NonPlus+
5. ASC — Lost For Words NonPlus+
6. ASC — Phobos NonPlus+
7. ASC — Losing You NonPlus+
8. ASC — Opus (feat. Vaccine) NonPlus+


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vex'd mix

Vex'd preview their new album Cloud Seed on Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 11th of March, 2010.

Along with Distance, Vex'd were the first producers that fully showed me the potential of dubstep. Their amazing album Degenerate, although heavier than most, pretty much followed the sparse DMZ/Deep Medi style of the time. With Cloud Seed they're finally bringing their take on dubstep phase 2, when the word started to mean anything slow and full of bass. If they had released these tunes back when they were written, they would have blown the competition out of the water. An absolutely killer mix and a must for anyone into heavy music.

Vex’d – Take Time Out (feat. Warrior Queen)
Plaid – Bar Kimura (Vex’d remix)
Vex’d – Out Of The Hills
Vex’d – Slug Trawl Depths
Vex’d – Shinju Bridge
Dakimh – Disposition (feat. Jest)
John Richards & GeNIA – Suite For Piano & Electronics (Vex’d remix)
Vex’d – Heartspace (feat. Anneka)
Vex’d – Oceans
Vex’d – Remians Of The Day
Gabriel Prokofiev & The Elysian Quartet – String Quartet No.2, (Vex’d remix)
Vex’d – Killing Floor
Vex’d – Nails


Friday, January 29, 2010

Shlohmo mix

I find some of this hip hop going around, this so-called LA Sound, can be a bit soft and weak sometimes... Shlohmo must have read my mind. Instrumental hip hop with a much needed dose of distortion. It does stray into dubstep territory but doesn't miss a beat. The electric fuzz layering the music works perfectly with whatever beats he's throwing behind it. Another week, another new favourite for the year. Get on it.

From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 28th of January, 2010.

1. Shlohmo — Tomato Squeeze Shlohmo Remix
2. Shlohmo — Glue Stick
3. Shlohmo — VOR/oFF
4. Shlohmo — Brown Note Research
5. Shlohmo — Garbage


Julio Bashmore mix

Another week, another Funky mix. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 28th of January, 2010.

1. Claude VonStroke — The Greasy Beat (J Phlip Remix)
2. Deadboy — Voodoo
3. Julio Bashmore — Chazm
4. Distal — Notlanta
5. Breach — Fatherless
6. French Fries — Senta (Bok Bok remix)


Four Lions

From the always amazing mind of Chris Morris.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Emika mix

From the 21st of January comes the first truly great MAH Experimental mix of the year. Emika's first ever mix apparently and the main thing that stands out is the thick atmosphere that punctuates it. This might have something to do with the fact that Emika is a sound designer - or some such profession. If you're into thick dark sounds with no "evil" in sight then make sure you check this.

Emika is signed to Ninja Tune which according to this track list, has become plural..

1. Emika — Drop The Other (Scuba’s Vulpine Mix) Ninja Tunes
2. Beast — Out Of Control (Emika Remix) Ninja Tunes
3. Emika — Double Edge (2nd EP release) Ninja Tunes
4. Emika — Double Edge (DJ Pinch Remix) Ninja Tunes
5. Pinch — 2012 (feat. Emika) Ninja Tunes


Martin Kemp mix

More garage style business this week. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 21 January, 2010.

1. Martin Kemp — Congo Unreleased
2. Martin Kemp — Fix Unreleased
3. Martin Kemp — Bowser Hold Box Flat Records
4. Martin Kemp — No Charisma Blunted Robot
5. Martin Kemp — After The Night Blunted Robot
6. Procedure — Sunshowers Unreleased
7. Martin Kemp — Terr Unreleased
8. Martin Kemp — What You Got Unreleased


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Deadboy mix

As requested. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 7 January, 2010.

Cassie — Hope You’re Behaving [Bad Boy]
Cassie — Official Girl (Deadboy Unofficial Girl remix) [Unreleased]
Bad Autopsy & Gongon — Feeling You [Unreleased]
Deadboy — Brock Lee Riddim [Well Rounded]
Deadboy — Here 4 U [Unreleased]
Uncle Bakongo — Bakongo [Roska Kicks & Snares]
Foul Play — Dubbing You [Oblivion records]
Deadboy — If U Want Me [Numbers]
Lady Saw — Bad Man Goin Cry [Big Yard Music Group]


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Burnkane Mix for MUSICBOX™ / Diveristy FM

I discovered this guy from listening to the samples on the Planet Mu website and I was instantly impressed with the production and his ability to get something totally new from the dubstep template - it's still spawning so many awesome sounds! I bought the recordmp3 but only listened to it a few times. Listening the other day I was wondering how his other stuff was going to sound. So I went and found this mix. Not the most interesting story but the result is you lot getting some more music.

From the Musicbox show on Diversity FM, 10 December 2009.

Burnkane - Don't You Think Its Time
Burnkane - Never Break Your Heart
Burnkane - Honey Jar
Burnkane - Screaming Heart
Burnkane - You Left Me Burnkane - Dodgyoof (Dluded Track Remix)
Burnkane - What Are You Waiting For
Burnkane - You Know
Burnkane - Understandable Feeling


Saturday, January 16, 2010

1000 Names mix

First mix of the year comes from Bulgaria's 1000 Names. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 7 January, 2010.

1000 Names — In Tu [Unreleased]
1000 Names — Saturn Race [Black Acre]
1000 Names — Long Early Morning [Unreleased]
1000 Names — Terminal 5 [forthcoming Eklektik Records]
1000 Names — In The Sun [forthcoming Eklektik Records]
1000 Names — Oxigonals [forthcoming Eklektik Records]
1000 Names — Hounted Landscape [Unreleased]
1000 Names — Tour De Marz [Unreleased]


Monday, December 28, 2009

Rudi Zygadlo in Session

Final post of the year and I don't really know what to say about this mix. I know my faith in dubstep has been slipping... But then along comes this. All I know is that I've been playing it on repeat. Fucking sensational.

From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 10 December 2009.

1. Rudi Zygadlo – Friendship Came In A Small Re-sealable Bag Planet Mu
2. Nero – Night Thunder Z Audio
3. Rudi Zygadlo – Layman’s Requiem Planet Mu
4. Torqux – Relentless (16 Bit Remix) Wicky Lindows
5. Sprutbass – Matt Huffley Dodpop
6. Rudi Zygadlo – Filthy Logic Planet Mu
7. Rudi Zygadlo – Missa Per Brevis Planet Mu
8. Rudi Zygadlo – Manuscripts Don’t Burn Planet Mu
9. Rudi Zygadlo – Udu And Clave Planet Mu
10. Rudi Zygadlo – Vow Of Rhetoric Planet Mu


Rustie – Live from Warp 20

Someone already found this in my Mediafire account and posted it to dubstepforum so it's already had massive downloads. An actual live set from one of my favourite artists, Rustie. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 10th of December, 2009.
Anyway I think it's a live set. None of the vocal stuff he usually plays in his DJ sets is in there and as suspected (and confirmed at dubstepforum) it's all his own stuff. Great to hear Bad Science, one of the years greatest tracks and also Jagz The Smack! Been a while since I heard that in a set.

Fucking awesome music I recommend to everyone.

No tracklist.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Reso mix

From the same show as the Peverelist mix and a great way to show how dubstep has become more of an umbrella term than techno once was. Imagine explaining to an alien that the style of music on both of these mixes is called dubstep. Especially when there's a million names for all the different kinds of house music that all sound pretty much the same... I guess that's how dubstep got tagged as being "experimental".

I'm not too sure about Reso. Metal Slug was a fucking wicked track but after that he became a bit too drum n bassey for my tastes. But then he goes and samples one of the best movies of all time so I had to dip my hat to that. I'm sure I'm not the only one out there unconvinced by Reso, but even if you are you should try this mix as it's quite good. Way more subdued than his productions. OK maybe not way more... (I have it in the headphones now and some chainsaw-type sounds just started. I gotta listen to these things more before I start crapping on about them...)

Alpha Wave Movement — Alpha Wave Movement
[unknown] — Rock My Boat Dub
Asianova — Futek
Ramadanman — Oity
ENA — Use Your Imagination
Iohan — Blow
Benny Page & Zero G — Ain’t No Joke
Stripper — Stripper (Akira Kiteshi Remix)
Flush — Losers (feat. Riz MC & Envy, Skism Remix)
Numan — 7th Key (501 Remix)
Maroon Chant — Gemmy
Light Weaver — Elemental
Code Four — Numan
Just Say — Synkro
Someone — DJ Madd (Breakage Remix)
Reverse — Scuba
Price — George Lenton
Halogen — Photek
A Quiet Innovation — Alpha Wave Movement


(Why can't everyone just format their tracklists 'artist-title-label'?? It's Christmas Eve and I way too lazy to change it to match the rest of the blog. Merry fuckin' Christmas everyone).

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Peverelist mix

From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 3 December 2009. As much as I find it hard to get excited by most dubstep these days I was looking forward to this quite a lot. Not that I'm that into Peverelist's tunes, but for the fact he did easily one of the best mixes for MAH last year. He straddled the line of minimalism without ever getting boring or repetitive and has repeated the trick really well with this new mix. Not really a contender for mix of the year this time (more to do with my tastes right now than the mix being not as good), it's still an awesome sequel to last years masterpiece.

Dubkasm — Strictly Ital (feat. Ras Addis, Peverelist version) – Dubplate
Peverelist — Revival (feat Pinch) – Punch Drunk
Peverelist — Not Yet Further Than – Punch Drunk
Peverelist — Bluez – Punch Drunk
Peverelist — Jarvik Mindstate – Punch Drunk
Peverelist — Yesterday I saw the Future – Punch Drunk
Peverelist — Esperanto – Punch Drunk
Peverelist — Valves – Punch Drunk


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dimlite mix

From the same show as the Ben Frost set, I wonder with most people creating their mixes on their laptops these days, why can't more be like this? All these songs in 15mins, truly a mix for today's iPod orientated world. Great fun also.

Chicago – ‘Fancy Colors’ (CBS)
Ron Geesin – ‘Electro Rhythm’ (KPM Music)
Some loop
Imp Girl – ‘Vandal C*ck’ (according to the Anagram Jam compilation) (Fat City Recordings)
Charles Earland – ‘Journey of the Soul’ (Mercury)
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart – ‘Willie the Pimp’ (Rykodisc)
Captain Beefheart – ‘Peon’ (Reprise)
Todd Rundgren – ‘There Are No Words’ (Ampex Records)
Delia Derbyshire Moaning
Dungen – ‘Fredag’ (Subliminal Sounds)
White Magic – ‘Sun Song’ (Drag City)
Smoke – ‘Lobotomy’ (MPS Records)
Elan Tamara Mottley – ‘Oh Papa’ (white)
Bruno Spoerri – Lilith – ‘Singing In The Dark’ (Finders Keepers)
Dimlite – 8 bars of an alternate version of something unreleased
GLK – ‘Birthday Music’ (white)


Monday, December 21, 2009

Ben Frost mix

Fucking sensational mix by Australia's Ben Frost from Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 12th of November 2009. After releasing one of the best albums of 09, we also get treated to this amazing set of tunes that really justifies the name of Mary Anne's show. I have it going again through the headphones as I type this and I really can't imagine how to describe it. If you're even remotely into left field music then jump on this ASAFP.

Iberian Lynx – ‘Hissing’
Ben Frost – ‘Killshot’ (By The Throat Lp)
Burial – ‘Shutta’ (Ghost Hardware Ep)
David Lang – ‘Cheating, Lying, Stealing’ (Cheating, Lying, Stealing Lp)
Cloaks – ‘Oyaars’ Remix
Swans – ‘Alcohol the Seed’ (Soundtracks for the Blind Lp)
Ben Frost – ‘Peter Venkman Part II’ (By The Throat Lp)
Killer Whales Hunting Herring off the Coast of Norway
Ben Frost – ‘Through the Glass Of The Roof’ (By The Throat Lp)
The Cure – ‘The Figurehead’ (Pornography Lp)
Daníel Bjarnason – ‘Bow To String III, Air to Breath’ (Processions Lp)
A Breathing Snow Leopard
Tim Hecker – ‘Blood Rainbow’ (Harmony in Ultraviolet Lp)
The Cure – ‘Disintegration’ (Disintegration Lp)
Ben Frost – ‘Ó God Protect Me’ (By The Throat Lp)
Lions, Territorial Chanting


P.S. This mix may have kicked off my first Cure phase in about ten years. Awesome. I think.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Modeselektor Mix

Killer mix by Modeselektor from Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 29th of October, 2009. I was let down by their recent mix CD and was starting to think that they should maybe stick to the studio, but this mix has turn me right around. Really recommended.

Re:group – ‘Antichance’ (Jesse Somfay Adiabatic remix) (Detund)
Hatti Vatti – ‘Different Music’ (Mindset)
Wax – ‘10001b’ (Panamax remix) (Subsolo)
Unknown Artist – ‘Cm3 Skank’ (Idle Hands)
Robert Hood – ‘Range’ (M-plant Mpm)
Aoki Taakamasa: RN Rhythm Variations – ‘RN2-09 PT1 + PT2’ (Raster Noton)
Thom Yorke, John Matthias, Trinity College of Music String Ensemble & Nic Pendlebury – ‘Cortical Songs’ (Neuron Trigger Mx) (Nonclassical)
Patrick Cowley & J. Socarras: Soon – ‘Soon’ (Kink Remix) (Macro)
Cristian Vogel – ‘Mungo’ (Snork Enterprises)
Joy Orbison – ‘J.Doe’ (Doldrums)


Daedelus mix

Fun mix by Daedelus from Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 22nd of October, 2009. If you've heard a Daedelus mix before you know what to expect and to get downloading.

Daedelus – ‘Intro’ (Unreleased)
Daedelus – ‘C’est Super’ (Unreleased)
Daedelus – ‘Bonjour’ (Fair Weather Friends EP) (Ninjatune)
Daft Punk – ‘Better, Faster, Stronger, Mixing’ (ED)
Fake Blood – ‘Mars’
Mr. V – ‘Hypnotik’
Zomby – ‘Float’
Acen – ‘Close Your Eyes’
T2 – ‘HeartBroken’
Daedelus – ‘Experience’ (Invention) (Plug Research)
Daedelus – ‘Snowed In’ (Of Snowdonia) (Plug Research)
Mr. Oizo – ‘Stunt Moustache’ (Half A Scissors)
Madvillian – ‘Accordion’ (Stones Throw)
Daedelus – ‘Make It So’ (feat. Michael Johnson) (Ninjatune)
Stone Roses – ‘I Want To Be Adored’
Sticky – ‘I’m In Love Feat. Young London’
Daedelus – ‘My Beau’ (Ninjatune)
Daedelus – ‘Jilted’ (Unreleased)
Beach Boys – ‘Don’t Worry Baby’
Depeche Mode – ‘Enjoy The Silence’
Daedelus – ‘Fair Weather Friends’ (Ninjatune)
Daedelus – ‘Far Withered Friends’ (Death Set RMX) (Ninja)
Daedelus – ‘Only For the Heart Strings’ (Ninja)
Coldcut – ‘Man In A Garage’ (Daedelus RMX) (Ninjatune)
Daedelus – ‘Like Clockwork Springs’ (Ninjatune)
Daedelus – ‘Hrs:Mins:Secs’ (Ninjatune)


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kode9's Bubble 'N' Squeak Mix

Another Kode9 mix. This time from XLR8R. Old school UK garage and 2-step is the flavour of the day. I can't believe I'm calling shit from 99-02 old school...

01 M Dubs feat. General Levy "Sweet Love" (Wildstar)
02. DJ Narrows "Dreams" (Resurrection)
03. Moreso "Take My Hand (Dem2 Over There Dub Mix)" (Locked On)
04. Horsepower "Classic Delux" (Tempa)
05. Ordinary People "Ghetto Lovin Dub" (Social Circles)
06. Monie Love "Slice of the Pie (El-B Dub)" (Relentless)
07. Lucy Pearl "Don't Mess With My Man (Wookie Dub)" (Beyond)
08. Bass Masters "Bass Bug" (black label)
09. Groove Chronicles "1999 The Remix" (Kinky Fox)
10. Mario Cee feat. Alexia "Negativiti (Chris Mack 2 step)" (Electric Melt)
11. Chris Mack "Baby Gonna Rock Dis" (First Class)
12. DJ Double G "Get Loose" (DFL)
13. Pay As U Go Crew "Know We" (Solid City)

Get from XLR8R

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kode9 in the mix

Kode9 back in promo-mix mode. From Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 8th of October 2009.

2562 – ‘Intro’
2562 – ‘Flashback’
Cooly G – ‘He da Biz’
Zomby – ‘Untitled’
Geneus ft. Ms. Dynamite – ‘Crackish’
Kode9 – ‘Black Sun’
Grevious Angel – ‘Get Down Low’ [Unreleased Mix]
DJ Mystery – ‘Speechless’ [DJ Naughty Mix]
DVA – ‘Natty’
Roska – ‘I Need Love’
Moska – ‘Square One’
Ikonika – ‘Psoriasis’
Fuzzy Logic – ‘In the Morning’
Fuzzy Logic – ‘Roots’
DJ Mujava – ‘Please Mugwante’


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shackleton in the Mix

Stunning mix by Shackleton. I was disappointed when they killed Skull Disco but this new shit is making it worth it.

From Mary Anne Hobbes Experimental 9th of September.

Jackal Deep
Let Go
Deadman 1
Negative Thoughts
Deadman 2
Time for Love
Moon Over Joseph's Burial
Mountains of Ashes
Tremblin Leaf
Cyclical Bass
There's a Slow Train Coming


Friday, July 17, 2009

Clark Mix

This came out of nowhere. It wasn't in the "coming up" section and after falling in love with the new album Totems Flare, I couldn't have got a better surprise than this, Clark doing a 30 minute mix for Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental for the 15th of July 2009.

No tracklist again this week but I can tell you it's a good one. Opening with a track from what was easily one of my favourite albums from last year, Harvey Milk's Life... The Best Game In Town, just blew me off my fucking seat. Headbanging at my work desk did follow. Then mixing from that into Rainbow Voodoo, one of the highlights from Totems Flare, made me realise I was about to get into one of the best mixes from the show all year. A few more tracks from the album are on there and other artists like Zomby get an airing as well.

One thing though, when he launches into Hypnotize by Biggie, a track I fucking adore, all the swearing has been taken out and it sounds FUCKING SHIT. That's one thing that's always bugged me about the MAH show. It goes out at 3 in the morning, yet they constantly edit swearing. I just think if you're the kind of person that gets offended by swearing in music, don't listen to the radio at 3am! It's not like it's prime time, yet we're subjected to versions of songs that sound like they're being played on some Video Hits type show. And with hiphop, there's more that's cut out than what's left in! So we get to hear Biggie rap every fourth word. Awesome. In this it sounds like he's fucked it up a bit more to kind of hide the swearing edits but, it doesn't work. Leave the swearing in or don't fucking play hiphop. Simple.

Anyway that's seriously the ONLY downside of what is an incredible mix.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Mochipet Mix

Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental, 8th of July 2009.

I'd been meaning to check out Mochipet for a while. I was going to download his XLR8R Podcast but after browsing the tracklist it looked a bit too much like a silly mashup set so I didn't bother. And after listening to his MAH mix, yes it is like that but he just pulls it off somehow. Silly animal costumes and all.

Tracklisting to follow


P.S. That "tracklisting to follow" is copied and pasted from the BBC website. It's basically code for "there won't be a tracklist for this mix".

P.P.S What You Know by T.I. still rules. And Bump by Spank Rock is still pretty cool, even when being banged into MJ's Thriller.

Guido Mix

Was looking forward to this as I really like the Punch Drunk record I have of his. This mix might be a tad too safe / mainstream for my tastes but it definitely has its moments.

Guido - ‘Get Up Remix Featuring Yolanda’
Guido – ‘Shades Of Blue’
Guido – ‘Chakra’ (Punch Drunk)
Guido – ‘Beautiful Complication Featuring Aarya’ (Punch Drunk)
Guido – ‘Tango’
Guido – ‘Rush Remix Featuring Jurgen Jnova’
Guido – ‘Orchestral Lab’ (Punch Drunk)
Guido – ‘You Do It Right’
Guido – ‘Cat In The Window’


Computer Jay Mix

Final mix of the show, Computer Jay from the USA.

Computer Jay – ‘L.A. Stand up’

Computer Jay – ‘Rare Type’

Computer Jay – ‘Zoom’

Computer Jay – ‘Epiphany’
Computer Jay - ‘Chopped Pants’

Computer Jay – ‘In Vain’
Computer Jay – ‘Maintain’

Computer Jay – ‘What should I Think of you’

Computer Jay – ‘Amiss-Long Lost’ [Computer Jay Syntax Error remix]

Computer Jay – ‘Rotunda Reminisce’
Computer Jay – ‘2600 Ways to Krush’ [Circuit Bent Atari mix]


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jack Sparrow in the Mix

First up on Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental from the 1st of July is a deepish dubstep set from Jack Sparrow.

Jack Sparrow – ‘Sniven’
DJ Pinch – ‘Get Up’ Feat Yolanda [J.Sparrow Rmx]
Headhunter – ‘Experience’
Jack Sparrow – ‘Terminal’
Jack Sparrow – ‘The Chase’


PUDGE in the Mix

Insane instrumental hiphop from P.U.D.G.E

Radiohead/Pudge – ‘MotionPudgetureSountrack’
PUDGE – ‘Vengetables’
PUDGE – ‘ExpandingHand’
DevPudge prod. PUDGE raps – ‘GetRight2day’
PUDGE – ‘BlackRose’
PUDGE – ‘LoverlyDay’
PUDGE – ‘AwaaayWeGo’
PUDGE – ‘SigNature’
PUDGE – ‘OffTheWallz’
PUDGE – ‘UV The Universe’


Shortstuff in the Mix

Awesome 2Step action from the UK's Shortstuff.

Shortstuff – ‘Mrs Moog’ (White)
Shortstuff & Hyetal – ‘Don't Sleep’ (White)
Shortstuff – ‘See Ya’ (White)
Martin Kemp – ‘No Charisma’ (Blunted Robots)
Shortstuff – ‘A Rustling’ (Ramp)
Shortstuff – ‘Stuff’ (Ramp)
Shortstuff – ‘Behave’ (White)
Shortstuff & Geiom – ‘No Hand Signals’ (White)
Shortstuff & Hyetal – ‘Ice Cream’ (White)
Shortstuff – ‘Regression’ (Forthcoming Wigflex)


Monday, June 29, 2009

Dorian Concept Live at Sonar 2009

Some of Dorian Concept's live set at Sonar 2009. Courtesy of the Mary Anne Hobbs show.


The Gaslamp Killer at Sonar 2009

Some of GLK's DJ set at Sonar 2009. Courtesy of the Mary Anne Hobbs show.


Martyn at Sonar 2009

Some of Martyn's DJ set at Sonar 2009. Courtesy of the Mary Anne Hobbs show.


Joker at Sonar 2009

Some of Joker's DJ set at Sonar 2009. Courtesy of the Mary Anne Hobbs show.


Mike Slott at Sonar 2009

Some of Mike Slott's DJ set at Sonar 2009. Courtesy of the Mary Anne Hobbs show.


Hank Shocklee [Bomb Squad] at Sonar 2009

Some of Hank Shocklee's DJ set from Sonar 2009. Courtesy of the Mary Anne Hobbs show.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FACT Mix 59: Subway

I don't normally post mixes before hearing them but I'm just too excited about this. It's different to pretty much everything that’s been posted on this blog, but the tracklist just looks too delicious not to share.
The only Subway tracks I have are from the latest Soul Jazz Singles collection and they definitely stand out from the rest. The sound has so much in common with the electronic music of the 70s, especially stuff from Germany, but still retains a modern feel, and never feels like a pale imitation. Subway's German influence is very obvious here with tracks in this mix from Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Harmonia (which is what their Soul Jazz tracks most sound like) and the more recent sounds of Basic Channel.
They also play a few legendary bands from the noise scene, including personal favourites Wolf Eyes and Black Dice.
They also play a tune from one of the Stereolab/Nurse With Wound collaborations - I never got around to hearing this so I'm pretty excited.

Space Machine - Untitled
KK Null - N-02
Black Dice - Night Flight
Ash Ra Tempel - Ocean Of Tenderness/Sunrain
Subway - Monochrome
Syn - TAT 93
Wolf Eyes - Ancient Delay
Kraftwerk - Atem
Throbbing Gristle - Dream Machine
Stereolab/Nurse With Wound - Trippin' With The Birds
Chris Carter - Clouds
Subway - Theera
Subway - Delta II
Kraftwerk - Airwaves
Tangerine Dream - Madrigal Meridian
Throbbing Gristle - AB/7A
Cluster - Heisse Lippen
Subway - Simplex (Gatto Fritto Mix)
Harmonia - Notre Dame
Basic Channel - Mutism
Cluster - Fotschi-Tong
Kraftwerk - News
Conrad Schnitzler - Ballet Statique
Ash Ra Tempel - Lotus Part 1
Sunroof - Silver Zero

Download from the FACT website

Friday, June 19, 2009

Toddla T Mix

Only one new mix on the Mary Anne Hobbs show this week (17 June) from new Radio 1 signing Toddla T. Mostly dancehall style beats with a hiphop and grime flavour.

Anzyil Jones – ‘Had Enough’ [Toddla T Dub] vs :Toddla T ft Trigganom – ‘65’ (Dubplate)
Toddla T – ‘Do You Know’ [Robert Gordans Dub]
Roots Manuva – ‘I’m A New Man’
Esser – ‘Satisfied’ [Toddla T & Ross Orton RMX]
Toddla T ft Tinchy Stryder & Siobhan Gallagher – ‘Butter Me Up’
Toddla T ft Tinchy Stryder & Mr Versatile – ‘Safe’
Grand Puba – ‘Get It’ [Toddla T RMX]
Bashy – ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’
Tricky – ‘Council Estate’ [Toddla T & Duckbeats RMX]
Toddla T ft Benjamin Zephaniah & Joe Godard – ‘Rebel’ [Skream RMX]
Filthy Dukes – ‘This Rhythm’ [Toddla T RMX]
Toddla T ft Trigganom – ‘The Boom DJ From The Steel City’


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009


First mix of the Mary Anne Hobbs show from the 10th of June 2009.

Hopefully most of you downloaded the amazing TOKiMONSTA Brainfeeder podcast from a few weeks back, cause if you did you'll know what to expect and I can write as little as possible. The quick version is LA's TOKiMONSTA, signed to Flylo's Brainfeeder label and making very exciting instrumental music using a wide variety of real and computer-based instruments. It's always good to hear real instruments being used in this type of music and it gives TOKiMONSTA's sound a vintage quality which is a total win in my opinion.

TOKiMONSTA – ‘Playing With Toys’
TOKiMONSTA – ‘So Sick’
TOKiMONSTA – ‘Last Night's Blurry Memories’
TOKiMONSTA ft Gavin Turek – ‘Moon Bloom’
TOKiMONSTA – ‘Fall Dreams’
TOKiMONSTA – ‘Questing’
TOKiMONSTA – ‘The World is Ours’


Kotchy Mix

This mix by Brooklyn's Kotchy really blew me away. It's like he's deconstructed hiphop and then rearranged it in a variety of different forms, from the bare bones minimalist vibe at the start to the more straight up vocal stuff further in. I recommend this mix to everyone. You don't have to be into hiphop, in fact sometimes it strays so far you don't know what to call it! But underneath is the spirit and soul of hiphop.

You might have heard the song One For The Money. Awesome, awesome tune. It comes in at about 4.35 if you're counting. Such a good track.

Kotchy – ‘Raise Your Eyebrows’ (89 / Civil Music/Seclusiasis)
Kotchy – ‘Falling In Love’ (89)
Kotchy – ‘One For The Money’ (89)
Kotchy – ‘Sing What You Want’ (89)
Kotchy – ‘Holla’ [I'd Have To Be High EP] (Civil Music/Seclusiasis)
Kotchy – ‘Stick Around’
Kotchy - ‘Barbara Cocker’


The Clonious Mix

For the final mix of this week's show we have some more Austrian madness along the lines of Dorian Concept. More vocal than DC which really changes the dynamic, in a good way though, creating something a bit more accessible and (a word I always hate to use) funky.

The Clonious – ‘Dataflow feat. Dorian Concept’ (Ubiquity Records)
The Clonious – ‘Oily Glue’ (Ubiquity Records)
2bo4 – ‘Flags & Words’ [The Clonious Mix] (Sonarkollektiv Faults)
Tettory Bad – ‘Don't Push Feat. Ty’ [The Clonious Mix] (Sunshine
Enterprises/Jazzy Sports)
The Clonious – ‘Emora’ [Dorian Concept Mix] (Ubiquity Records)
The Clonious – ‘If Joe Had The Power’ (Ubiquity Records)


Thursday, June 11, 2009


I discovered Clubroot from his Mary Anne Hobbs mix back in early March (just before I started this here blog) and have been meaning to post his mix for ages.
Originally broadcast on the 11th of March sandwiched in between Boxcutter and Jega, you'd think that sharing a show with those two he would be in danger of being overshadowed, so I was happy to be blown away as soon as this started coming through my headphones.
I'd heard his set during the day while listening to the entire show and it sounded pretty good, but it wasn't until after I cut out the mix and played it through my headphones that it really started to make sense. From the very start with its lush synthy intro I was hooked. Then the beat came in and I started to realise how oldschool the mix is, from the garage beats to the rave-like atmospherics. I guess a similar artist would be Burial, but only in the sense that both artists seem to be looking back for inspiration. Whereas Burial creates mood and atmosphere through his recording techniques and "rough" finished product, Clubroot just seems intent on making awesome dance music that captures the spirit of many genres past.

I finally got around to posting this mix (it's been in my Mediafire account for ages) because his album is out this week and judging from the tunes here, it's an essential purchase.

Clubroot – ‘Orbiting’ (Dubplate)
Clubroot – ‘Lucid Dream’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Nexus’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Talisman’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Sempiternal’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Embryo’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Birth Interlude’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Toe to Toe’ (Dubplate)


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kito video clips from Void

Just two short clips of Kito playing at Void on Friday. When she dropped Murderous Words my night was complete! We had the club darker than normal so not the best footage, but then it's a pretty accurate portrayal of life inside the Void.

Also some drunken photos here. And some professional-looking-type-pics will up soon at www.vintage.au.com.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Brackles Mix

Sorry about taking so long to get these up. That's life.

Opening the mixes for last week’s show (3 June) is the man that's going to make garage a valuable commodity once more. You might have checked out his FACT mix that I linked last week, either way you should check this out as it's mostly his own tunes including side A of his upcoming record for Planet Mu.

MSRKRFT feat. John Legend – ‘Heartbreaker’ [Brackles Remix]
Martin Kemp – ‘No Charisma’
Brackles and Martin Kemp – ‘Graffiti’
Brackles – ‘Lizards’
Tempz – ‘Next Hype’ [Brackles Rmx Instrumental]
Brackles – ‘Rawkus’
Brackles – ‘LHC’


Blue Daisy Mix

Consider this: You're a young law student from London that also makes beats, you drop some tunes into Mary Anne Hobbs' SoundCloud and a few weeks later you're in the studio for a live interview to talk about the mix you've done. This dude's success story is so modern he even bypasses Myspace...

Blue Daisy – ‘Krash Blip’
Blue Daisy - ‘Scars’
Blue Daisy – ‘Shallow Vicinity’ (Black Acre)
Blue Daisy - ‘Wolf’ (Black Acre)
Blue Daisy- ‘Boggie Man’
Mono/Poly – ‘Jetstream’ [Blue Daisy Rmx]
Martyn – ‘Natural Selection’ [Blue Daisy Rmx]
Blue Daisy – ‘Segregated Minds’
Blue Daisy - ‘Winter is Blue’


16bit Mix

Final and best mix of the show with most dubstep sounds covered, from the nice dreamy stuff at the beginning to the cartoon style music of the last track. The best track has to be Chainsaw Calligraphy though. It's 'ard as fuck.

Lisa Gerrard – ‘Space Weaver’ [16bit Rmx] [Dub]
16bit – ‘Serum’ [Dub]
16bit – ‘Snipers’ [Dub]
16bit – ‘ADSL’ [Dub]
16bit – ‘Skyline’ [Dub]
16bit – ‘Jump’ [Southside Dubstars]
16bit – ‘Panic’ [Heavy Artillery]
16bit – ‘Chainsaw Calligraphy’ [Boka]
16bit – ‘FunHouse’ (A Whole Lot Of Fun) [Dub]


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Raffertie Mix

Here's some more audio tomfoolery from Birmingham's Raffertie, recorded for Rob Da Bank and Friends on the 1st of June 2009.

Raffertie - 'Hole'
Kanji Kinetic - 'Deep Down South'
The Squire of Gothos - 'Old Skool S***'
Raffertie - 'Pumping Like Reeboks'
Diplo & Laidback Luke - 'Hey (Foamo Remix)'
Baby D - 'Let Me Be Your Fantasy (The Artful Dodger Remix)'
Vanilla Ice - 'Ice Ice Baby (Acapella)'
Aretha Franklin - 'Deeper Love (Acapella)'
Benga & Coki - 'Night'
2 Unlimited - 'Tribal Dance' (Telstar)
George Michael - 'Freedom' (Columbia)
2 Unlimited - 'Let The Beat Control Your Body'
Fragma - 'Toca's Miracle'
16 Bit - 'Panic'
Dubwise - 'Pull Up'
Reso - 'Smash Your Face In'
Reso vs. VENT - 'Rumble'
Raffertie - 'Eyes Closed'
Jakes - 'Rock The Bells'
Joker & Ginz - 'Purple City'
Starkey - 'Starting Gates'
Akira Kiteshi - 'Boom N Pow (Raffertie Remix)'
Raffertie - 'Vomit Riddim'
Akira Kiteshi - 'Ming The Merciless'
Raffertie - 'Antisocial (B. Rich Remix)'
Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Always Like This (Raffertie Remix)'
Raffertie - 'Stomping Grounds VIP'
Raffertie - 'Sugar'


If you missed Raffertie's mix for Mary Anne Hobbs back in January, click here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

n5md Label Sampler with Bitcrush

And now for something completely different. The latest podcast from XLR8R brings us an hour and twenty minutes of really nice post-rock. Unfortunately post-rock has become one of the genres with more generic shit being released than actual good stuff, it's just lucky that when the good stuff is good, it's really fucking good. All I have to do is remember the first time I heard tracks like Mogwai Fear Satan or East Hasting by Godspeed and I realise why I do love this genre and why I still give new post-rock bands a chance.
So it's good to hear some new stuff that's really exciting. Granted not all of this "mix" is post-rock (XLR8R don't actually use the term when talking about the set, probably due to the site's electronic leanings) and not all of it is, but by the time Six Points Of Fire by Lights Out Asia finishes you're gonna want to buy a guitar. And lots of pedals.

SubtractiveLAD - Filament
Hologram - Moon
Plastik Joy - Twenty-ninth Of April
Arc Lab - I Wish I Could Tell You
port-royal - Hva (failed revolutions)
Bitcrush - Fathoms
Last Days - Run Home
Another Electronic Musician - Green & Olive
Proem - Alt Enter The Busket
Near The Parenthesis - Cerda's Plan
Lights Out Asia - Six Points Of Fire
Funckarma - Magaz Stinged
Ruxpin - Those Angel Wings Look Comfortable

Go to the XLR8R site to download

Monday, June 1, 2009

FACT Mix 29: Brackles

Brackles seems to be blowing up at the moment. With a 12" on the way from Planet Mu and a set on Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental this week, I think we'll see Brackles leading the charge in the re-emergence of all these garage and two step sounds.

Check out his mix for FACT from back in Feb.

Martin Kemp – No Charisma - dubplate
DJ Mystery – Speechless - mp3
Roska – Gone To A Better Place - Roska Kicks and Snares
Greena – Actual Pain - forthcoming ApplePips
Vincent J Alvis – Body Killin (M-Dubs Breakbeat Funk Vocal) - Babyshack
Mickey Pearce – Innami - dubplate
Brackles – Lizards - forthcoming Applepips
Agent X – Killahertz (Alias Remix) - Heatseeker
Big$hot – Stomp - White
Joker & Ginz - Purple City - unreleased
Zomby – Aquafresh - Hyperdub
Untold – Anaconda - unreleased
Youngstar – Bongo - DDX
Brackles – Getajob - forthcoming Applepips
Zomby – Strange Fruit - Ramp
Dexplicit ft. Gemma Fox - Might Be - More2dafloor
Brackles – LHC - dubplate
Menta - Sounds of the future - Sounds of the Future
2562 – Circulate - Tectonic
Brackles – Glazed - Berkane Sol
Tempz - Next Hype (Brackles Remix) – forthcoming No Hats No Hoods


Sunn O))) Live in a church

Belgium, last Tuesday. Just look at that wall of amps...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dub War Mix Built by Dave Q, Joe Nice, Badawi and Incyde feat vocals by Juakali

It's battle of the US club nights on this week's Mary Anne Hobbs Show, 27th of May 2009. First off is an epic 48+min mix from the NY club Dub War.
One of the best things about this mix is the Darkstar track. You can hear a snippet of it in their Hyperdub Showcase mix from last year but it doesn't do it justice. Those strings building up over the garage beat, bliss. One of those great tracks that's almost cheesy but just manages to pull it off. We need an album from these guys now.

Badawi – ‘More of the Same’ [Spatial Remix] (The Index)
Darkstar – ‘Untitled’ (Dub)
Brackles – ‘Rawkus’ (Dub)
DJG – ‘Apophenia’ [Jus Wan Remix] (Dub)
Mickey Pierce – ‘Innami’ (Dub)
Untold – ‘It's Gonna Work Out Fine’ (Dub)
Ramadanman – ‘Bleeper’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Rollin’ (Dub)
Kutz – ‘Freak’ (Dub)
Distance – ‘Twilight’ (Dub)
Mala – ‘Explorer’ (Dub)
Badawi Feat.Vengeance Tenfold – ‘Dstry Prfts’ [Shackleton remix] (Dubplate)
Badawi – ‘El Topo’ (Forthcoming The Index)
Badawi – ‘Lost Highway’ (The Index)
FaltyDL – ‘Tronman’ (Dub)
Incyde – ‘Patter’ (Dub)
Scuba – ‘Klinik’ (Hotflush)
James Blake – ‘Air and Lack Thereof’ (Hemlock)


Low End Theory Mix Built by Daddy Kev, The Gaslamp Killer & Nobody

It's time for LA's Low End Theory to step up with mixes from Daddy Kev, The Gaslamp Killer and Nobody.

Daddy Kev
Flying Lotus – ‘Data Entry’ (Unreleased)
Nobody – ‘Mr. No Zero’ (Unreleased)
EPROM – ‘Lick Out’ (Unreleased)
Dibiase – ‘Untitled’ (Unreleased)
TV On The Radio – ‘Red Dress [Glitch Mob Remix]’ (Interscope)
Nosaj Thing – ‘Caves’ (Alpha Pup)
Hive – ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ (London/FFRR)
Mono/Poly – ‘The Beatles’ (Unreleased)
Take – ‘Make Believe’ (Eat Concrete)
Ras G – ‘Earthly Matters’ (Brainfeeder)
Freestyle Fellowship – ‘Got You On The Run’ (98Sessions)


Gaslamp Killer
Egyptian Jazz Intro
Joker – ‘Solid State’ (Self Released)
Synchro - ‘Hold Tight’
Timberland – ‘50cent Inst’
The Piranha Sounds – ‘La Turbie Pirhanienne’ (Finders Keepers)
Gerhard Trede – ‘Signals’
Dimlite – ‘Feedback Children’
Samiyam –‘Fishsticks’
Mainframe Edited
NIN – ‘Closer’ [GLK edit]’
Flying Lotus – ‘Interferrence’
Dimlite – ‘Ravemonds Young Problems’ (Beat Dimentions)
16bit – ‘Funhouse’
GLK – ‘Low End Outro’


Oh No – ‘Alarms’ (Stones Throw)
Ras G – ‘Manson and Cher’ (Unreleased)
Ras G – ‘Alter Destiny’ (Unreleased)
Flying Lotus – ‘Break Face’ [One for GLK]’ (Unreleased)
Free The Robots – ‘000001’ (Unreleased)
Mono/Poly – ‘Untitled’ (Unreleased)
School of Seven Bells – ‘Trance Figure [Nobody Remix]’ (Ghostly International)
Busdriver feat. Myka 9 – ‘Manchuria [Instrumental]’ (Anti/Epitaph)
Oh No – ‘Raw Stew’ (Stones Throw)


Remember to keep an eye on Low End Teory's podcast page. Great mixes every month.

The Chaser is back

From last night's epsiode. Classic.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FACT Mix 25: Gemmy

Excellent mix by Gemmy for FACT Magazine. Coming out of Bristol, Gemmy is easily one of my favourite dubstep producers right now, confirmed by the release of the amazing Planet Mu 12" Supligen. Gemmy is all about the Bristol sound, big synths and slow almost-hiphop beats with menacing basslines beneath. Obviously a must for Joker fans.

Jakes - 'Nyabingi'
Rustie - 'Black Block' Remix
Gemmy - 'Purple Moon'
Gemmy - 'Johnny 5'
Kutz - 'Spaceman' VIP
Davinche - 'Jam Hot' Remix
Joker & Ginz - 'Purple City'
Joker - 'Do It'
Gemmy - 'Shanti Riddim'
Gemmy - 'Kodoma'
Gemmy - 'Rusty Tin'
RSD - 'Pretty Bright Light'
Gemmy - 'Bk 2 The Future'


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TOKiMONSTA - You Don't Need Pepto You Need Some BEATS

This is an awesome Brainfeeder podcast I stole so make sure you check out their website. LA's own TOKiMONSTA brings us 40 minutes of colourful psychedelic beats.

No tracklist so here's a pic of TOKiMONSTA in action.


Monday, May 25, 2009

AGF/Delay mix for Symbiosis on Overlap

AGF/Delay released their second album this year and I have to say I was a little disappointed. I really like both artists on their own, AGF's 2008 album Words Are Missing was one of my favourites of the year, but something about the album didn't really click with me. I enjoyed it and all I just found that after a few weeks I kind of forgot it was there. I might have another go now after hearing this mix. The tracklist is one I normally dream about with amazing artists like William Basinski, Fennesz and Steve Reich alongside more mainstream names like Tricky and Ms Dynamite. It might seem a bit ambitious but it works extremely well, creating a mix that's organic and human while being synthetic and alien at the same time. Very recommended.

1. Aavaavaa - Helsinki Caving In
2. Alva Noto - U_03
3. AGF - Her Beauty Kills Me (unreleased)
4. AGF/DELAY - Congo Hearts
5. Uusitalo - Nälkälaulu
6. Ø - Unien Holvit
7. TBA - March In Ocean And Falling Asleep
8. Erikah Badu - Twinkle
9. Zavoloka & AGF - Do Divchyny
10. William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Untitled 3
11. Yo Majesty - Blame It On The Change
12. Wendt - Sun
13. Fennesz - Black Sea
14. Tricky - Veronika
15. Meshell NdegeOcello - Sloganeer
16. Ms Dynamite & Akala - Time To Get Free
17. Mika Vainio - Yksinäisyys, Suru, Katkeruus
18. AGF/DELAY - Downtown Snow
19. Steve Reich & Musicians - Come Out
20. Vladislav Delay - Lumi

Go here to dowload. Make sure you check out the rest of the site. Lots of goodness.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Joker - Solid State (320k MP3)

You probably know this track well as it's been around a while and was featured in Starkey recent mix CD for the Lo Dubs label. I guess it's not getting a proper release as Joker recently posted it for free on the Dubstep Forum.

Check it out below. Classic Joker.

Download Joker's Solid State

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dam Funk Mix

28 minutes of Stones Throw madness from DâM-FunK. Very nice.

DâM-FunK – ‘Brookside Park’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Spacecapades’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘This Time, Take It Out On the Groove’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Flying V Ride’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘The Sky Is Ours’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Sidewayz’ (Stones Throw)
DâM-FunK – ‘Rollin’ (Stones Throw)
L.S. Movement – ‘Move Everything You Got’ (LA/Veg)


Various Production Mix

Finally some decent length mixes this week, the first is an awesome dubstep mix from Various Production. You never know what you're going to get with these guys and this mix is no different. Although being around since pretty much the start of dubstep, VP seem to come across as outsiders, maybe because they have an edginess to their tunes that's not present in most of the dancefloor orientated dubstep coming out of the UK. And also because their first album had a few tracks that were just vocal and acoustic guitar, something you wouldn't find on a Benga album that's for sure...

Highlights include the synth heaven of Starman and the insane Drink It featuring MC Vex. And the vocal track near the end is MC Vex also, not Mike Skinner...

Various Production – ‘Nothing’
Various Production – ‘Starman’
Unknown – ‘Untitled’
Various Production feat Mc Vex – ‘Drink it’
Various Production – ‘Mug’
Gun Jack – ‘Ghetto Blaster’
Various Production – ‘Composite’
Modeselektor – ‘Black Block’ [Rustie Remix]
Various Production Feat Mc Vex – ‘Dan’s Time’
Various Production – ‘Untitled’
Reso (White)


Friday, May 15, 2009

FaltyDL in the Mix

First set of the night for Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 13th of May 2009. I was excited about this mix as I'm always interested in the artists Planet Mu chooses to sign. You never really know what you're in for. The first track of the mix is absolutely killer. You may remember Jaime Vex'd closing with it in the mix I posted by him a whiles back.

The album comes out on the 8th of June on Planet Mu. I'll definitely be making the purchase.

FaltyDL – ‘Paradise Lost’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Encompass’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Party’ (Ramp' Recordings)
FaltyDL – ‘Anxiety’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Human Meadow‘ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Laidback’ (Unreleased)
FaltyDL – ‘In You’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Dionysos’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘Lay’ (unreleased)
FaltyDL – ‘Winter Sole’ (Planet Mu)
FaltyDL – ‘And I Really Know’ (Unreleased)


PANTyRAiD in the Mix

More Glitch Mob madness this time from side-project PANTyRAiD. Way more dubstep influenced than the jaw-dropping Boreta mix from last week, but of course being American dubstep there's a heavy hiphop and electro influence. It's almost worth downloading this just to hear the first drop 39 seconds in. Make sure you turn it up LOUD.

PANTyRAiD – ‘Upset / Beba Mashup’ with Lil John Acapella
PANTyRAiD – ‘Crunkalicious’
PANTyRAiD – ‘Worship the Sun’
PANTyRAiD – ‘Headcase’ with Ray Cash ‘Sex Appeal’ Acapella
PANTyRAiD – ‘Enter The Machine’


Architeq in the Mix

Final set of this week's show. Awesome mix of dub with some serious oldschool sounds.

Architeq - ‘Fox Tails’ (Tirk)
Architeq - ‘Time Cube’ (Dubplate)
Architeq - ‘Daytime’ (Dubplate)
Architeq - ‘Unknown’ White Label
Architeq - ‘Birds Of Dub’ (Tirk)


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Goth-Trad video clips from Void, 6th of June 2008

Goth-Trad is coming back for more shows next month so I thought I'd post the drunken videos I took when he played here last time. They're short but the sound is decent enough. Photos from the night here.