Luke Abbott of the Border Community
Aphex Twin’s Studio
Chilean semester officially over and done with. Now about to go on a journey through Argentina. Destinations are Bariloche, Salta Region, and eventually to Iguazu Falls. This means that there are going to be very long bus rides, though timely enough I just discovered The KLF (Justified Agents of Mu Mu) to accompany me and la Kelsey. Ya pues, vamos.
This whole track must be listened to in its entirety, and more appropriately played in a serene setting, or else you won’t fall into the world that is “Chill Out”.
Haven’t heard from James Holden since my brother gave me the 10101 and Lump tracks a few years ago, ones that have been the definitive go-tos as they are pretty much fascinating dance music I had ever listened to. Well the man is back, shortening his moniker to Holden now, with a new album The Inheritors that is incredibly unique to this time in electronic music. Holden holds true to his style of precise builds, but opposed to 10101 and Lump he is sampling/looping a diverse selection of instrumentals in a mix of other indistinguishable WTF sounds. The album also finds its own identity from the typical trip-hop / two-step type beats that are hard to walk to because they’re poly-rythmic . Instead, this will trip you up in your own by the mere conglomerate of intriguing sounds. It will make you feel as if you are in a different realm, and that’s saying a lot when everyone’s going for the trippiest sound around in electronic music.
I haven’t listened to anything from Ghostly since my Freshman year in Vermont in smoky dorm rooms. This definitely carries the same vibe but with more of an acoustic sound, more upbeat. Shigeto, is a Japanese word that means “to grow bigger”, which is appropriate for this artist since he was born smaller than a pound. He grew up in Michigan and studied jazz drumset at the New School in Manhattan, which makes sense after hearing how deep these rhythms are. Check out the album this track is off of, called “Lineage”. Heavy stuff.
Wooooo! This is a slick Thad Jones tune the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra played when I saw them on Monday. In addition to a really hip set, the band made sure to let us know who wrote and arranged the tune and some history to it. When I heard about this album I wanted to check it out immediately. I had been listening to a lot of Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams (who co-led the album), and it’s always a huge treat to hear musicians like Mel Lewis, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington or Johnny Hodges in a small group recording (like Ellington’s Money Jungle or Hodges’ Blues-a-Plenty). The band is: Thad, trumpet; Pepper, Bari; Duke Pearson, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Mel Lewis, Drums. Go check out the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in the village on Mondays for a taste of Thad Jones’ big band arranging and composing.
Via @skreamizm: “Here’s a new disco mix I did before I left for Asia….It’s a WeTransfer link because I havent had time to upload…Share,Upload do what ya want with it..”
So… this is a disco mix by Skream. Wait, what? And it’s actually amazing. Like really, really good. Nothing like Midnight Request Line, this mix is beautifully produced with some classic samples and a great flow. Just in time for summer bangers and drivin up to Vermont.
Lapalux on Brainfeeder.
Cloud, a member of Adam & Naive, is a solo artist and blogs quite a bit (here at http://formyfriendss.blogspot.com/). He’s released one album and is working on another out in LA. This is a sneak peak / remix of the upcoming work. He’s got great taste, great talent, and an open mind. Follow him!
As much as traveling makes you focus on the external world around you, sometimes you’ll end up being the most inside your head you’ve ever been.
Dame un caballo, señor santa.
I was very unaware of James Blake’s presence in the UK garage scene. This impressive remix of Maybes (Mount Kimbie) shows his aptitude for the genre. Broken and bouncy, just the way London likes it.
- thenosetooth said:Favorite beers. Go.
Miller High Life, the one and only.
Habaragani! Happy Kwanzaa!
Ummm you don’t like Kwanzaa? You don’t celebrate Kwanzaa?
I don’t understand why people don’t like a...