Future Sound is a short documentary that looks into a small cross section of London’s forward-thinking underground dance music scene, exploring some of the things that define and affect it as it moves into a new age of digital innovation.
Featuring interviews with Roska, Scratcha DVA, Blackdown, Mark Fisher, and Lisa Blanning, plus footage from a live SBTRKT DJ set.
Dir: Jamie Whitby & Rachel Lob-levyt // UK // 2010
? ACTRESS / Wrek Discs / UK
Actress’s dubstep aesthetics mingle with rave breaks and micro-house attitude to conjure up a gleefully indefinable journey through one of the more tangential side roads veering off from today’s electronic music.
Actress – Purrple Splazsh
? FULGEANCE / Musique Large / FR
Fulgeance’s music is a perfect blend of huge, synth-laced French Electro and modern Instrumental Hip Hop.
Fulgeance – Haggis
? 1000NAMES / Black Acre / BG
The 1000names duo recently dropped Illuminated Man, one of the most breathtaking and accomplished LPs to come out of the abstract hip hop scene in the last few years on the consistently brilliant Black Acre imprint.
Bruce Haack Intro
Bob James – ‘Love Power’
Azymuth – ‘Last Summer In Rio’
The Alan Parson Project – ‘Nucleus’
Can – ‘Paperhouse’
Gong – ‘Dynamite: I Am Your Animal’
Aaron Harry – ‘On Golden Sands’
Phil Upchurch – ‘Adam And Charlene’
Hummingbird – ‘Anna’s Song’
Les Crane – ‘Esperanza’
Rick Wakeman – ‘Dante Period’
ELO – ‘Yours Truely, 2095′
Paul White – ‘The Doldrum’
U-Roy – ‘Natty Rebel’
U-Roy – ‘So Jah Jah Say’
Ken Boothe – ‘Aint No Sunshine’
Weather Report – ‘Lusitanos’
Weather Report – ‘Badia’
Paul White – ‘Future Adventures’
Paul White – ‘Dance Scene’
Paul White – ‘Space Princess’
Paul White – ‘Roots’
Paul White – ‘Moonlight’
There’s a place in bass electronica, where the percussive house meets spacious dubtech and dense funky. We’re not sure how this place is called but xxxy happens to be quite at it. His futuristic number ‘Just for me’, canny ‘Reflections’ or the cherry on top of Fabric’s last compilation that ‘Sing With Us’ is – it’s really a whole different level.
BBQ mix mirrors the variety of his own styles, but most of all, it unveils his exceptional ability to merge them all in the most enjoyable way. Mixing the likes of Julio Bashmore, Addison Groove or Poland’s own Sekta, xxxy tops his selection with 2 unpublished gems by the man himself – the opening and closing tracks are both BBQ Exclusives.
We’re proud to present second installment in our mix series, enjoy!
“Fine Objects” is the result of the pair’s unique take on sonic exploration and the manipulation of field recordings. From the onset, the two went out with a recorder, gathering sounds from around the house, yard and studio. Material recorded out of the studio included sounds from a parking garage elevator, a broken harp and the droning tones from a discarded piano. These were combined with more home-centric sounds to form the central theme to the song. With lumbering alien bass and intentionally dry, off-kilter percussion, “Objects” quickly grew into it’s own symbolic representation of taking “odd pieces” and allowing them to grow into something a bit more “refined and ablaze.”
The digital release is set for an April 5th worldwide release date and the pair plans on giving out a free WAV sample pack of the sounds created for the song. (An announcement for a remix competition is in the works.) As an added goodie, a FREE Ableton pack and 10 minute tutorial video was created by ill. Gates utilizing the material from the original pack. Both packs can be found to the left in exchange for an email address.
B.Bravo – Computa Love (Mar Variation)
Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)
Martyn – Friedrichstrasse
Epcot – Grav I Be (B. Bravo Remix)
Benga – Loose Synths
2000f & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is
Turboweekend – Something or Nothing (2000f & J Kamata remix)
L-Wiz – Lips
Mala – Alicia
Silkie – Beauty
Grand Puba – Get It (Caspa’s 80Eighties Remix)
Full Crate – SlumBitMillionaire
Silkie – The Horizon
Full Crate & Mar – Surreal Moments
He’s got female relatives whose names are like passwords into any jazz and hip hop lover’s utmost respect (hint: last name Coltrane), but that’s not the only reason why Flying Lotus has attracted props like sunshine to sunflowers. Since his two LP’s for Plug Research and Warp, he’s been in-demand as producer, remixer and live performer all over the globe as part of this years Warp 20 events. Check the pulsing hum of simply sick beats, the blissed-out soundtracks of outerspace computer vistas and a cartoonist’s sense of colour, and you can see why everyone wants his tracks. As well as running his Brainfeeder label, which boasts a roster of forward-thinking beat artists like Ras G, Samiyam, and The Gaslamp Killer among others. Let him take you by the ear for a very special guided tour through what makes Brainfeeder tick with this Fireside Chat straight from RBMA 2010 in London.