Archive for November 23, 2010

Listen: New Track From Kanye, Jay-Z, and La Roux

Posted in News with tags , , on November 23, 2010 by dk

“That’s My Bitch” is a convulsive new song that hit the internet yesterday featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z, and La Roux. It was reportedly produced by Q-Tip and may end up on Kanye and Jay’s forthcoming collaborative LP, Watch the Throne (“it ain’t safe in the city, watch the throne,” raps West on the track). Listen to it over at Nah Right.

(via pitchfork)


Download: Zed Bias a.k.a. Maddslinky XLR8R Podcast 174

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by dk

Jones announced that he was putting the finishing touches on his next album as Zed Bias, the name for which he is best known. Tentatively titled Biasonic Hot Sauce, the record won’t see the light of day until Spring 2011 on the Tru Thoughts label.

Download: Zed Bias a.k.a. Maddslinky XLR8R Podcast 174

01 Zed Bias feat. Toddla T and MdCL “Koolade” (Tru Thoughts)
02 Zed Bias feat. Jenna G “Fairplay” (Tru Thoughts)
03 Zed Bias “Phoneline”(Tru Thoughts)
04 Funk Butcher “Swedish Funk Mafia”
05 Zed Bias feat. Serocee “Yagga” (Tru Thoughts)
06 Sleeping Giants “Badungdeng”
07 Funk Bias “Last Forever”
08 Omar feat. Fox “Dancing Now”
09 Zed Bias “Fix Up” (Tru Thoughts)
10 Nu Design “Subsonicfreedomskank” (Sidestepper)
11 Zed Bias “Salsa Funk” (Tru Thoughts)
12 Zed Bias “Timehopper” (Tru Thoughts)
13 Zed Bias “The Pressure (’98 relick)”

More at XLR8R

Late Night Tales – Groove Armada/Jamiroquai/Belle & Sebastian Editions Available Digitally For The First Time

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by dk

Groove Armada/Jamiroquai/Belle & Sebastian Editions Available Digitally For The First Time

As Late Night Tales prepares to announce exciting new editions for its 10th anniversary in 2011, three of the most memorable from the 23 title strong series have been remastered and made available digitally for the first time.

Groove Armada

 In their second shot at coining the perfect LNT mix, Groove Armada’s milestone 20th edition is much more than just a collection of songs. Many of the tracks have been painstakingly reedited and re-sequenced to create a seamless mix that flows smoothly despite the eclectic selection. “High quality grooves” – Resident Advisor

The all star, funk fueled Jamiroquai edition was originally released way back in 2003 and fast became one of the biggest selling titles in the series. A fluid journey through the twilight hours, its an excellent insight into Jamiroquai’s musical inspirations.
“The Rolls Royce of compilations” – GQ

Belle & Sebastian
Never tied to any scene in the first place, Belle & Sebastian seem to have developed as a band that can draw influences from just about anywhere. Pure pop, ‘60s psyche, ‘70s rock, West Coast harmonies, beat groups, folk balladeering, punk, indie, girl groups and bossanova are just a few of the slants to crop up within the Belles’ own work and on their fresh, varied and effortlessly hip take on Late Night Tales.
“Pure genius” – NME

About The Series
The Late Night Tales series was established way back with Fila Brazilia mixing up the first of what would continue to be the choice of music connoisseurs worldwide.

The idea was to let the world’s best artists delve deep into their collections to create the ultimate late night collection.

Since its conception, we’ve seen the likes of Groove Armada, The Flaming Lips, Four Tet, Belle & Sebastian, Air and many more step up to produce their own individual take on the concept.

The series continues to dazzle with albums from Snow Patrol, Arctic Monkeys, Cinematic Orchestra, Nouvelle Vague and Fatboy Slim, all exploring vastly different styles but all delivering a perfect musical package.

Not only is it a collection of the artist’s favourite tracks and inspirations, there’s also a special, and exclusive might we add, cover version included. This is the chance for our compilers to tackle a hidden gem or pay tribute to an idol by creating something totally new and exciting.

And as if all this wasn’t enough, each mix is put to sleep with a special Late Night spoken word story, taking in the likes of David Shrigley, Bootsy Collins, Brian Blessed and more recently Will Self. | |

Codebreaker Announce Silver Lining EP+free download single

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by dk

Available November 23 On Disco Demolition Records Featuring Remixes From Joe Smooth & The Outrunners; Drop’s First Single Online For Free HERE
“champions of gushy keys and vocoder hooks” – RCRD LBL

“flourishes and stretches of acid squelch and maintains a bouncing, clubby vibe that might make Daft Punk blush” – XLR8R

Disco Demolition is please to announce the latest incarnation of Codebreaker, The Silver Lining EP, due out on November 23. The three-song EP features the title track as well as remixes by The Outrunners and classic house music legend, Joe Smooth. The result is a unique new sound that’s a bridge between indie disco, house/dance & even boogie/funk worlds. Silver Lining will be the lead track to Codebreaker’s upcoming The Space Chase full-length due out early 2011. Our buds over at Culture of Me got their hands on “Silver Lining” and its available for free download here.

To anyone paying attention to the underground dance music world the last 2 years, Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm (AKA Codebreaker) are a familiar name. Anthemic, electric and criminally infectious, Codebreaker blends a distinct and irresistible mix of the timeless, warm sound of funk with exciting modern extrapolations on disco, italo, electro, house and more.

Their last 12″ single, “Follow Me” quickly caught the attention of world-class tastemakers including The Juan MacLean (DFA/NYC), Bottin (Italians Do It Better/Venice), and The Outrunners (Valerie/FR), all of who gave the single remix treatments. A brief time before that came the critically acclaimed double 12″ single, “Fire” featuring UK disco diva Kathy Diamond, which elicited praise from the likes of The Washington Post and Pitchfork.

Codebreaker proves more & more that its uncontainable mix is anything but ordinary. By meticulously deconstructing what they “love about the music we love,” Hawley and Schwarm create a sound that is equal parts light and dark by balancing the clean, cool sophistication of electro with the playful passion of disco, while always throwing a little funky swagger into everything they do.

Download:Terror Danjah RA.234

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by dk

The scene’s godfather looks to the future of grime on this week’s RA podcast.

Of all the hardcore continuum’s many tributaries, grime has kept the lowest profile outside of the UK—although one of the scene’s original innovators has been triumphantly addressing that fact this year. Terror Danjah was initially associated with the pioneering Nasty Crew out of East London and latterly the Aftershock crew. He’s produced seminal genre workouts like ” Love Is Here to Stay,” “Cock Back” and “Creepy Crawler,” many of which were collected on last year’s Gremlinz compilation through Planet Mu. Danjah continued to work with Mike Paradinas’ trailblazing imprint this year, putting out the excellent Power Grid EP in July, while his fresh instrumental explorations were further expanded upon via November’s Undeniable LP through Hyperdub. The sound of his artist album proper is nicely indicative of his 60-minute mix for us: garage, dubstep, house, rave and classic grime combine alchemically to produce something that very often feels not of any genre.

Download:Terror Danjah RA.234
01. Terror Danjah feat. D Double E – Undeniable – Hyperdub
02. Terror Danjah – Minimal Dub – Hyperdub
03. Spooky DJ – Spartan – CDR
04. P Jam – Samba – CDR
05. Admiral Bailey – Jump Up (Terror Danjah remix) – Greensleeves Records
06. Terror Danjah – S.O.S – Hyperdub
07. Terror Danjah – Bipolar VIP – Butterz Dub
08. Swindle, Rude Kid, Terror Danjah & Wizzy Wow – Tag – CDR
09. Terror Danjah feat. Bruza – Leave Me Alone – Hyperdub
10. Royal T – Orangeade – Butterz
11. Redlight – MDMA – CDR
12. Joe – Claptrap – Hessle Audio
13. Terror Danjah & D.O.K – Peanut Punch – Rwina
14. Mz Bratt – Selecta (Terror Danjah special) – Soul 2 Streets
15. P Jam – Anger Management – CDR
16. Terror Danjah (D Double E) – Power Grid – Planet Mu
17. D.O.K – Dokument 2012 – Hardrive
18. D.O.K & Sir Sypro – Missing Step – Hardrive
19. TRC – Oo Aa Ee – Butterz
20. Terror Danjah & Illmana – Screama – Hardrive
21. Teddy Music – Sambucca – CDR
22. Terror Danjah & Baby Face Jay – Breaking Bad – Hyperdub
23. Deep Teknologi – CDR
24. DJ Pioneer & DJ Supa D – Congo Natty – A.O.M Records
25. Apple – African Man Said – Absolute Recordings
26. Ill Magic – Blu Magic (Terror Danjah special) – CDR
27. Terror Danjah – I’m Feelin U – Hyperdub

more at RA

Alex Smoke hospitalized for collapsed lung

Posted in News with tags , , , , on November 23, 2010 by dk

The Scottish producer is undergoing surgery in Melbourne and has called off the rest of his Australian tour.
Smoke was hospitalized for a collapsed lung following a gig in Melbourne this past weekend.
Read the rest of the story over on “Resident Advisor

Alex Smoke – Don’t See The Point / Henrik Schwarz Remix