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“The audio yearbook for this year’s Academy edition is finally here: Various Assets – Not For Sale: Red Bull Music Academy London 2010 boasts 41 exclusive collaborations by participants and lecturers from more than 30 countries. Download the compilation in its full 320 kbit/s glory here and get more info after the jump.
When you approached the Academy space via Barnham Street, it seemed like that patchwork building was hovering on the corner. The large floor-to-ceiling glass panes of two former pubs melded the pavement – the very ground where the late Dr Parnassus hosted his mind-boggling Imaginarium – to a bunch of studios. Or rather, to a universe full of music.
This year’s 60 participants brought diverse musical visions to London: providing panoramic windows into what’s going on in the 32 different countries they hail from. Similarly, the space in which they created was a window onto the host city. A place where walls reflected and bounced ideas rather than divided individuals. A set of rooms solely dedicated to why a musical life is so worth living, especially in a multi-faceted place like this LDN TWN we love.
The recording studio on the ground floor will stay a dedicated musical space for citizens of the Red Bull Music Academy world and beyond. And we hope it’ll provide an excellent sonic jumping-off point, in a city that’s always soaked up laser-sharp musical movements: from yesterday’s air-checked cassette mixes hawked from across the Atlantic, to the Caribbean bass waves that creates a cushion of dynamic pressure under all kinds of drum patterns.
This compilation represents the thirteenth edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, and the tracks you’ll hear are the result of a once-in-a-lifetime set of musical circumstances: collaborations between people who’d never met, but found contrasting keys next to Tower Bridge. Catch them on one of our festival stages around the world this summer – and watch out for the Academy to touch down in Tokyo in 2011.
Various Assets – Not For Sale: Red Bull Music Academy London 2010 (.zip)
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tracklist after the jump..
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’
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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!
LA MIXETTE host this week GREYMATTER and his “Altered Beasts” selecta, including his inspirations and the cream of new dubstep scene.
Getting support from Laurent Garnier or Zed Bias, his new release “Mind Over Matter” is a pure blend thru wonky, dubstep and fine electro music.
Get it on his own label Unique Uncut Recordings.
You can know him better checkin this interview on DATA TRANSMISSION.
So this week, our guest from Bruxelles, Dr Kwest.
He’s mysterious character created by Kalonji. Influenced by Sun Ra, Stereolab and many others, he started sampling in 2006. Two years later, he released the Black Demo and after his space tape “A Starr Called Quest”. He also hosts a radio show on Radio Panik in Brussels every monday and he is a part of laid-back team for his cool interviews. This year, he will be releasing his 3rd beat-tape ‘My Beat, My Life, My Congo’ as to celebrate the 50 years anniversary of Independance of Congo.
Download link and tracklist after the jump. via.
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
One of the most inspirational DJing partnerships in the UK, Elijah made a name for himself as the author of the humble Butterz blog, and one of the people behind Grime Forum, an active part of the grime scene which filled a hole left by Rinse FM and RWD’s declining forums and has since become the key hub for grime news and online controversy. More importantly, it spanned sister sites like Grimepedia, an online information source for a genre long associated with misinformation.
They’ve also done more than almost any grime DJs to date to turn the focus of an MC-dominated genre back to behind the decks. Speaking to Pitchfork recently, Elijah explains that he “loves the MCs”, but “[focuses] on the instrumental side because most MCs still don’t do vocal great productions. I’m not into the hype, because it is a distraction from the music.” Three years ago, Rinse FM’s most hyped shows were the ones with the most MCs – now it’s mostly instrumental marathons with Elijah, Skilliam and their peers JJ, Silencer and more.
What’s key with Elijah and Skilliam’s sets is the sheer amount of digging for new material they do, and their constant willingness to play tunes from new, often relatively unknown grime producers over more fashionable artists. While many grime DJs rely on old classics and modern anthems from the likes of Joker for a reaction, Elijah and Skilliam focus on new producers that they believe in, and a significant part of the recent rise in profile of SRC, Swindle, Royal T, D.O.K. and more can be attributed to them. This year, their Butterz label (Butterz 001, Terror Danjah’s ‘Bipolar‘ is out now) looks set to make that commitment physical.
“”I know there are loads of people in their bedrooms making grime for the love, and are not sure what to do with it because they don’t know any MCs.” Elijah explains in that aforementioned Pitchfork interview. “The DJs haven’t really made themselves easy to get in contact with, nor do they actively seek out and play the new ones they find. Some weeks I listen to nearly 100 new beats people sent [to me].”
It should come as no surprise then, that Elijah and Skilliam’s FACT mix is packed – packed – with exclusives. There’s unreleased and forthcoming material from SRC, Skepta, Joker, Terror Danjah (in fact, there’s a collaboration between the two titled ‘Gully Goon Estate’), Royal T, Starkey.
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An inventive showcase of what’s possible when armed with just a sampler, a few studio toys and a fertile imagination, Paul White & The Purple Brain is the intriguing sophomore album from South London producer Paul White – his first for Now-Again. This album will see release in early June.
A collaboration of sorts, the entire record is based around and inspired by the work of little-known Swedish psych-rock guru S.T. Mikael. Heavy on Eastern influences and otherworldly concerns, Mikael’s music ranges from searing electric guitar-led dirges to dreamlike ballads to ghostly atmospheric experiments and has been issued in tiny quantities since the 1990s on the Subliminal Sounds label.
Paul White & The Purple Brain is a remarkably diverse album that defies easy categorization. Which suits him and his “home” label One-Handed Music (in collaboration with whom Now-Again releases this album) just fine. Praised as someone who “embodies all that is good about a new generation of producers” (Dazed & Confused), Paul White has won over fans of left-leaning sounds and interesting hip-hop, including Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B and Gilles Peterson. via.
Download link: Paul White – Ancient Treasures