Tuesday, 29 March 2011

not gonna get my hopes up, but . . .

" . . . I had this bunch of tunes for my 2nd album that were dark tunes, and I just scrapped them. I took ages on them. . . I worked for hours on these tunes, and I was trying to learn these programmes. These tunes were darker, more technical, all the tunes sounded like some kind of weapon that was being taken apart and put back together again. . ."
". . . Next album maybe I'll gather my forces, make a true darkside Burial album. Step up and do it. . ."

Quotes from a Burial interview I read recently, which you can find here. It's well worth a read if you're a fan of his music.

Witness the Sickness

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Yin / Yang

Another new feature I'm starting; every week (if possible) I will post my favourite soulful/chill/bliss tune of that week, and an upbeat/tearout/mashup one.

 Underworld - Luisiana

Random Person - Computer Music

(for those who don't know, Random Person is an alias of none other than DJ Madd)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Price – Ear & Drum Session 48

One of my favourite sites for good drum and bass is Wozowski's Ear & Drum, a great site for mixes of all sorts of dnb, his latest offering is a mix of the latest and greatest from 2011 thus far.

"Another mix of new stuff from the first quarter of 2011. This mix starts of in definite minimal territory and then heads towards the deeper and more melodic side of things.
A big shout to Seba who’s 12″ Nostalgia / Vanity is by far the strongest release of 2011 so far. Other notables are Unquote as always with his sublime track – We Breathe Yoghurt Lying On A Strawberry Bed, Duo Infernale for their remix of Panic Girl’s – Hide and Seek and 3D Stas – Surface of a Doomed Planet which is an absolute monster of a tune."

Unquote – We Breathe Yoghurt Lying On A Strawberry Bed
Gerwin – One Tone Trip
Kantyze – Hot Cold
Mindmapper – Respirator (June Miller Remix)
Rockwell – Rekoho Sunshine (X Untold)
Panic Girl – Hide and Seek (Duo Infernale Remix)
Quadrant – Rage and Rapture
Vospi – Reverence
Nu:Tone & Logistics – Bleeper
Seba – Nostalgia
Chook feat. Claud Muno – You Are All You Have
ATP – Hey There (Enea Remix)
Seba – Vanity
Wreckage Machinery & blue Motion – Dream On
3D Stas – Surface of a Doomed Planet

Grab the mix from here:

Monday, 21 March 2011

Tom Waits Monday

From now on I will be posting a song by Tom Waits every Monday, its perfect music for Mondays!
(and hes got enough to last me for a few years)
This weeks is 'Picture In A Frame', a piano led love song:

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunday Evening Listening

Here's whats on my playlist, whats on yours?

This last one needs to be heard, stunning remix of an already great track.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Dead and Lovely

So I watched 'Wristcutters - A Love Story' recently, it's got this great song by Tom Waits in the opening scene:

It's a good film too, definitely worth a watch. Post up your favourite Tom Waits songs in the comments, he's such a prolific artist, I know I probably havn't heard some of his best.


Friday, 11 March 2011

Hmm. . .

I probably shouldn't have just spent £60 on vinyl when I'm skint and have only got one working deck. . .  :/

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Nicolas Jaar

I'm not sure how I managed to sleep on this guy, only discovered his music about a month ago.

Also check out his stellar mix for XLR8R:
Nicolas Jaar XLR8R Podcast

Sound of Beauty.

Ghostpoet in the Brownswood Basement

For those not familiar with Ghostpoet, get to know:

Anyway, heres a mix with the man himself chatting to Giles Peterson about influences, inspiration and the journey to his debut album, 'Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam' which is out now on Brownswood Recordings.

Ghostpoet talks to Giles Peterson

Photek 2011

Fresh sounds from Photek, he returns with the Avalanche EP. Released Febuary.