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)