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Loww – Fi – Mosaic (Grim Remix)

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Out now on Sublimated Sounds,l is the talented west coast DJ/Producer Grim’s remix of Loww Fi’s deep tune Mosaic. As always, Grim has nailed it with the production and re-imagined an already deep tune in his signature grim fashion. The whole Mosaic EP is available now exclusively on Juno now so g’wan and support these talented artists!

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Skrillex – Recess (Album)

I was originally going to do a post on the tune with Chicago’s Chance The Rapper, but the more I listened, the more I realized that the whole album deserved a post. Skrillex really flexed his wide variety of production skills with this collection of songs. From the heavy songs with OG MC’s Ragga Twins, to the ravey club sounds of the Kill The Noize collaboration, Skrillex shows his expertise in EDM production. But it doesn’t stop there, he takes hip/hop and breaks references, there are influnces from garage and house, and then there’s the downright abstract production of Doompy Poomp.

The album goes from energetic peaks to deep melodic troughs. Its pretty clear that a lot of time was put into this album, and although it has an overtone of a Club-like vibe, Skrillex has provided a little bit for everyone. On his soundcloud the producer dedicates the album to “all the artists and fans that continue to support and propel this scene into amazing new places” showing his love for more than even just making the music but for the whole community of people contributing to electronic music. Some people may not like the heavier stuff, some people may not like the minimal stuff, but if you give this album a listen I guarantee you’ll find something that perks your ears up.

If you’re not into heavy Club or Electronic Music I’d steer you towards  – 3. Stranger, 5. Coast Is Clear, 8. Doompy Poomp, 9. Fuck That, and 11. Fire Away. If not, just check em all because from the production to the mixing to the mastering is all very well done. Biggup to Skrillex.

Support the artist and Buy the album on Beatport or iTunes

 

Knxwledge – Kauliflowr

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This album dropped this autumn, and it’s come like a leaf that is whisked by your face as you walk. It takes you by surprise at first as it’s delivered with a slight briskness which makes your nose tingle. Though the broken beats and shuffled nature of this musical gem at first seem startling, if you turn your head just slightly, your ears will know exactly where the one is; just like the way you turned your head to follow as the leaf gently floated to the ground. Once it’s touched down, it’s time to return your focus to what you were doing before the wind again alights within you the need to turn another leaf.

LA beat maker Glen Boothe (aka Knxwledge or Knx.) spins magic with this release. The 18 tune LP was dropped digitally and on wax earlier this fall with Dublin label All City Records. Get it direct… here.

Flying Lotus – The Black Fist

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LA musician Flying Lotus is making waves with his newest release, but today we’re taking it back. Here we have a special opportunity to listen to his mixtape The Black Fist, which was released as a promotional mix in 2008.  If you like his tunes, be sure to send your support by purchasing his music and checking out his performances. He just released a new album, which can be seen here.

Bless…

Peanut Butter Wolf’s 12hr 12/12/12 Set

This set is legendary.  12 hours of music from Peanut Butter Wolf on 12/12/12 for Boiler Room.  Enjoy!

Hour 1

1. Richard Dimples Fields – “If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another
2. Brian Auger – “Beginning Again”
3. Heath Brothers – “Smiling Billy Suite”
4. Rick Wakeman – “March Of Gladiators”
5. Jeremy & The Satrys – “In The Glass Teardrops”
6. Bruce Haack – “Incantation”
7. Michael Adam Pollack – “Evening Visitors”
8. Polar Yet Tropical – “We Will Fall”
9. Billy Cobham & George Duke – “Almustafa The Beloved”
10. Lutz Rahn – “Dracula’s Kuss”
11. Barrabas – “Lady Love”
12. Omega – “With Magic Stone”

Hour 2

13. SBB – “Strategia Pulsu”
14. Reinhard Lakomy – “Das Geheime Leben”
15. Human League – “WXJL”
16. Jimmy Hendrix – “Have You Ever Been”
17. Aqua Fragile – “Cosmic Mind Affair”
18. Touch – “Waterdream”
19. Dwele – “Dime For Your Thoughts”
20. Touch – “Gethsemane 1”
21. Stereolab – “Spinal Column”
22. Sly & The Family Stone – “If It Were Left Up To Me”
23. Sly & The Family Stone – “Babies Makin’ Babies”
24. Quasimoto – “B.S.”
25. Marvin Gaye – “Heavy Love Affair”
26. Gil-Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson – “Back Home”
27. James Brown – “Bring It Up”
28. Mobb Deep – “Burn”
29. Phat Kat – “Destiny”

Hour 3

30. Yesterday’s New Quintet – “Funshine”
31. Madvillain – “Money Folder (Instrumental)”
32. Medaphor – “Now U Know (Instrumental)”
33. Peanut Butter Wolf feat. Encore – “Undercover”
34. Guilty Simpson – “Coroners music”
35. Herman Kelly & Life – “A Refreshing Love”
36. Ohio Players – “Sleep Talk”
37. Brand Nubian – “Allah & Justice”
38. Great Pride – “She’s A Lady”
39. The Beatles – “I’m So Tired”
40. Snoop Dog – “Dog Food and Drank”
41. The Moments – “Theme”
42. Wu Tang Clan – “Shaolin Brew”
43. Booty’s Rubber Band – “I’d Rather Be With You”
44. Bobby Nunn – “She’s Just A Groupie”
45. Electric Light Orchestra – “Fire on High”
46. Sister Nancy – “One, Two”
47. Scientist – “Night of the Living Dead”

Hour 4

48. TCQ – “Start it Up (Instrumental)”
49. Stevie Wonder – “Don’t Drive Drunk” Inst.
50. James Pants – “Tape Rolls”
51. Kinfunk – “Morris the Cat”
52. Irv Ski – “One Man Only”
53. Race – “Split Personality”
54. Funkadelic – “Super Stupid”
55. Ohio Players – “Love Slips Through My Fingers”
56. War – “Smile Happy”
57. Electro-Graphics – “Sloog”
58. Clint Eastwood – “Brotherman”
59. Grandmaster Flash – “Scorpio”
60. Ana Roseli – “Velhos Tempos”
61. Landscape – “From The Tea Rooms Of Mars”
62. Lord Finesse – “A Little Something For The Homiez”
63. Jungle Brothers – “Because I Got It Like That”
64. Steve Hackett – “The Toast”
65. The Click – “Tangi”
66. 14 Karat Soul – “Lover’s Fantasy”
67. Art Of Noise – “The Army Now”
68. Larry T. & The Family – “I’m Moving On”
69. Isley Brothers & Jimi Hendrix – “Testify”
70. Project Blowed – “Strength of ATU”
71. Trouble Funk – “Sping – Time”
72. Will Powers – “Smile (Dub)”
73. Throbbing Gristle – “What A Day”
74. Bobby G – “Lollipop Girl”
75. Just Tony – “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”
76. Extra T’s – “E.T. Boogie Inst”
77. The Residents – “Woman’s Weapon”
78. Ariel Pink – “She’s My Girl”
79. Cody Chesnutt – “The World Is Coming”

Hour 5

80. Family Fodder And Friends – “Sunday Girl #1”
81. Rick James – “Cold Blooded”
82. Prince – “Paisley Park”
83. Que Dee – Cash Flow
84. Homeliss Derelix – Cash Money
85. TCQ – “Bound To Wreck Your Body”
86. Paul McCartney – “Temporary Secretary”
87. Andy Bey – “Celestial Blues”
88. Sammy A – “Try Me Out”
89. Hiko featuring the Great Peso – “She’s Wild”
90. Charlie – “Spacer Woman”
91. Rated X – “Be Cool To Your Girl”
92. Konstruktiaits – “Kalm”
93. Bo Hansson – “The City”
94. The Wire – “Two People In The Room”
95. Big Kwam – “I Don’t Give A Fuck” PB Wolf Remix
96. Giorgio Moroder – “Theme From Midnight Express”

Hour 6

97. Nice N Smooth – “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow” Remix
98. Carly Simon – “Why”
99. Star Wars Christmas – “A Christmas Sighting”
100. Too Short – “Freaky Tales”
101. Schooly D – “Saturday Night”
102. Goblin – “Black Forest”
103. Grauzone “Film 2”
104. Chappell Electronic “Marathon Man”
105. Cybotron – “Techno City”
106. Pink Industry – “Is This The End”
107. Ingram – “That’s All”
108. Jonathan Brown – “Def Defiance”

Hour 7

109. Curtis Mayfield – “No Thing On Me”
110. The Turtles – “I’m Chief Kawannamannalaya”
111. Riuichi Sakamoto – “Participation Mystique”
112. Cosmic Overdose – “Oktoberfragment”
113. Neuronium – “Invisible Views”
114. Unit Band – “You Fool”
115. 415 – “Mr. Groove Is Home”
116. Al Hudson – “Spread Love”
117. Mystic Journeyman – “Depths Of Survival”
118. Ange – “Biafra 80 Introduction”
119. Dickey – “Acid House”
120. The Gadgets – “Kyleaking”
121. Todd Rundgren – “Johnee Jingo”
122. John Renbourn – “Bransle Gay”
123. YMO – “Behind The Mask”
124. Mac Dre – “California Livin”
125. 94 East – “If You Feel Like Dancin’” Feat Prince
126. Burundi Black – “Burundi Black”
127. Madvillain- “Curls”
128. Dorothy Ashby – “Soul Vibrations”
129. Roy Ayers – “DC City”
130. Robotiks – “Electromagnetic Seduction”
131. Slave – “The World’s On Hard”
132. Diva – “Glow Worm”
133. Spinners – “Games People Play”
134. Future – “Progressions”
135. Was Not Was – “Wheel Me Out”
136. Ideal – “Ride Me”
137. Cabaret Voltaire – “Three Mantras”
138. Egyptian Lover – “Egypt, Egypt”

Hour 8

139. Dam-Funk – “Galactic Funk”
140. Fast Eddie – “Most Wanted”
141. Duane & Co. – “JB On The One”
142. Todd Terry – “It’s Just In House”
143. Lootpack – ” Long Awaited” Inst.
144. Lootpack – “Crate Diggin’”
145. Peaking Lights – “Beautiful Dub”
146. Bruce Haack – “EIO”
147. Homeboy Sandman – “The Carpenter”
148. Impulse – “Girl Over There”
149. Blaine L. Reininger – “Nural Haj”
150. Can – “A Spectacle”
151. New Musik – “The Planet Doesn’t Mind”
152. Human League – “Hard Times” Inst
153. Nas – “New York State Of Mind”
154. Guilty Simpson – “Clap Your Hands”
155. Charizma PB Wolf – “My World Premier” Inst.

Hour 9

156. East Flatbush Project – “Tried By 12”
157. Jeru The Damaja – “Come Clean”
158. Public Enemy – “Shut Em Down” (Pete Rock Remix)
159. KMD – “Nitty Gritty”
160. Tristan Palma – “Good Bye Baby”
161. King Island Errison – “We Must Say Goodbye”
162. Wayne Jarrett – “Brimstone & Fire”
163. Gary Wilson – “6.4”
164. Z – Climax One
165. Coventry – “Nightklub”
166. Slave – “Snap Shot”
167. Non PL – “Picks Me Up”
168. Ricky Clark – “Flam”
169. The SNAP Band – “Can You Feel My Love”
170. Hurbert Laws – “Family”

Hour 10

171. Stairsteps – “Throwin’ Stones Atcha”
172. New Order – “Ceremony”
173. Todd Runagren – “In & Out Of Chakras We Go”
174. Lover II – “I’m Still Hurt”
175. Marley Marl – “Get Get Get It Now”
176. Madlib – “Steppin’ Again”
177. PB Wolf – “Casio Beats’
178. Love Joy – “Long Lost Lover”
179. The Second Coming – “New World A Coming”
180. Dam-Funk – “Don’t Go Swag” Live
181. Lonnie Liston Smith – “Expansions”
182. Ray, Goodman, & Brown – “Another Day”
183. Steve Miller – “Steve Miller’s Midnight Tango”
184. New Birth – “Pretty Busy”
185. James Taylor – “Automatic Reverse”
186. Sergio Mendes – “The Real Thing”
187. Pharoah Sanders – “Love Is Everywhere”

Hour 9

156. East Flatbush Project – “Tried By 12”
157. Jeru The Damaja – “Come Clean”
158. Public Enemy – “Shut Em Down” (Pete Rock Remix)
159. KMD – “Nitty Gritty”
160. Tristan Palma – “Good Bye Baby”
161. King Island Errison – “We Must Say Goodbye”
162. Wayne Jarrett – “Brimstone & Fire”
163. Gary Wilson – “6.4”
164. Z – Climax One
165. Coventry – “Nightklub”
166. Slave – “Snap Shot”
167. Non PL – “Picks Me Up”
168. Ricky Clark – “Flam”
169. The SNAP Band – “Can You Feel My Love”
170. Hurbert Laws – “Family”

Hour 10

171. Stairsteps – “Throwin’ Stones Atcha”
172. New Order – “Ceremony”
173. Todd Runagren – “In & Out Of Chakras We Go”
174. Lover II – “I’m Still Hurt”
175. Marley Marl – “Get Get Get It Now”
176. Madlib – “Steppin’ Again”
177. PB Wolf – “Casio Beats’
178. Love Joy – “Long Lost Lover”
179. The Second Coming – “New World A Coming”
180. Dam-Funk – “Don’t Go Swag” Live
181. Lonnie Liston Smith – “Expansions”
182. Ray, Goodman, & Brown – “Another Day”
183. Steve Miller – “Steve Miller’s Midnight Tango”
184. New Birth – “Pretty Busy”
185. James Taylor – “Automatic Reverse”
186. Sergio Mendes – “The Real Thing”
187. Pharoah Sanders – “Love Is Everywhere”

Decompressed Mix By: Da Moth

Fall is definitely here.  Festival season is pretty much over (with a few exceptions still) and everyone is in this very calm decompression mode.  With winter right around the corner you’ve only got a few weeks of decent fall weather left to properly party outside (unless you’re Canadian).  Da Moth recorded this mix at the LA decompression to finalize the vibes that were captured and spread around the festival scene this summer.   Every single track on here is stellar!  I think you’ll easily let this mix play through the full hour and a half.  LISTEN!

Ableminds – Faces Album

If any of you Ganjaology goers, are into Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, or Electronic, you should check these guys out. The Denver based Electronic trio go by Ableminds. They take the very over saturated electronic world and put a bit of an organic flavor to the mix. With Guitarist Jordan Linit and Bassist Charlie Mertens on the production side combined with the raw sounds of Drummer Greg Horn, the three create a very unique sound that will appeal to many. I wanted to show you guys three songs off of their debut full length album.

The first one is called “September 2nd”. If some one asked me what that day fealt like, I would tell them to listen to this song. The funky guitar riffs mixed with the arpeggiating synth get me honestly. If you take those two and mix in a groovy electronic drum pattern and an emotional melody, well… you would get this song.

The name is spot on for the second song as well. The track entitled “6 In The Morning” truly puts me at time period in my head. Its soothing enough to be an early morning song, as in playing this song on your morning commute, or playing it at 6AM after a crazy night of partying. Either way seems to work nicely in my head. Try it out. I bet you’ll dig it.

Lastly, is a more Hip-Hop based electronic track “Let It All Go”. It combines the flows of LA based rapper Deploi and the beatiful sampling of these Ableminds. Such nice vibes on this track, with a very organic approach to glitch hop.

Loving these sounds, I can’t wait to hear more.

niceFingers – Intercontinental Beat Collection

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What are we supposed to do with all this great music!? I mean seriously, there have been more extraordinary musicians surfacing this year than ever.

Once again, here we have some stellar synth work by a pair of intergalactic sound boys with roots in our home land of Ohio. I met Nick Waterhouse and Dave Schneider of niceFingers while in school in Columbus. It was just a few years ago that they were beginning to get their fingers dirty while bouncing around town getting into what the ColumBASS scene had to offer. As their fingers grew and danced to the rhythm of their beating eardrums, Nick and Dave went their separate ways to collect inspiration from the far reaching corners of the globe. With one man in China and the other in LA, niceFingers stretched their imaginations skyward to create a symphony of satellite traded synthetic sound.

This is Intercontinental Beat Connection. The album is available via BandCamp for a suggested donation of ONE MILLION DOLLARS! But you know, pay what you will. 

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And this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for another big album from this now reunited pair of killer creators set for release later this year.

Zere – Take it There

Cleveland based, LA spaced producer, Zere brings us some true vibes to set off your morning right. If you’re into it, be sure to give your support via Soundcloud and big up this up and coming sound boy!

Rusko – Skanker – Roll Da Beats

I never really gave Rusko’s latest album, Songs, a full listen until a couple days ago.  That was my mistake. On his latest work of art were these two tracks Skanker and Roll Da Beats,  which I could have been listening to for a while now had a jumped on listening to this album earlier.  These tracks brings back some real good memories of my first encounters with dubstep…there are some serious vibes with these two.  Rusko has still got it.  Show some respect for the OG and peep these tunes!

The Aliens – Enough Said (Megalodon VIP)

OH MY LORD!

Megalodon goin’ in on this VIP! this tune is the meaning of massive, massive enough for a rewind or two! Crushing percussion and deafening chugs… just what I like. The Aliens already killed it on the original but fuck it, let’s give it a double tap. BIG UP THE MEGALODON BIG UP THE ALIENS