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.