I finally found time to play some music yesterday night and decided to hit record. Some old, some not so old, and yes… winter’s still here, the selection reflects the mood of the current season. For the tracklist follow the mixcloud link. I hope you like it and sorry for missing out the updates around here lately, we’ve been real busy. Enjoy!
My friend Roberdo asked me to make a top 10 2011 selection for his blog roberdo.de published last sunday and i must say, not an easy task as there was so much good stuff, but great fun to go through some of the tracks that made my year. I really like the selection that came out so i decided to repost it here. Here you go, the year in one paragraph: I listened to a lot of slow house & deep house, indie, downtempo and dubstepish electronica.. in 2011 i felt the tempo going down, with James Blake and Nicolas Jaar coming out strong with their LP’s. The debut of New York’s Sepalcure is great, Motor City Drum Ensemble published a great DJ Kicks on K7 and slow house in general had great output with Berlin-based Trickski and 6th Borough Project releasing full length LPs.
I’ll leave you with my top ten + 1 playlist (in no particular order) which is perfectly suitable for the cosy winter evenings at home, some head nodding and foot wiggling guaranteed..
Looking forward to 2012, a great christmas break to everyone!
Yoko duo – First in Line (Fauxpas)
James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream (Atlas Recordings)
The Limp Twins (aka Quantic) – Sunday driver (Tru Thoughts Rec. – original from 2003, re-released this year on “The Best of Quantic”.)
September 5th, 2011 // 2 Comments // Posted by Lukas
If Ifan Dafydd is James Blake?! I don’t know.. but this sounds pretty familiar. The vocal samples, claps and cut offs sure remind me of him. And the buzz on the interwebz suggests the same. Anyhow.. love this tune! And RIP Amy.
I already posted this over at Onebeat.. but nevermind.. the worlds gotta know.
On February 5th the thoroughly hyped debut album of James Blake is finally released on Atlas.
Who follows the blog knows i like his stuff..wait, i love it!! All EPs are very good and the Album is a shift in style including a lot of singing of James Blake himself.
This one is at the very top of my playlist. Check out 2 tracks of the Album below. Hype!
December 31st, 2010 // 1 Comment // Posted by Lukas
A year full of the best music goes to an end. I hope i could make a small contribution with spreading some of the stuff i love. Unluckily my job sometimes makes it hard to post on a more regular basis. Let´s put that on the to-do list for 2011. I am also trying to finally free up some time for a totally overdue re-design of the blog. Looking forward to that in the first month of 2011.
A big thank you to all artists, people that emailed me with input and to my dear friends. Have a blissfull start into 2011.
I leave you with 2 tracks that i specially enjoyed this year (among many).
James Blake – I Only Know (What I Know Now) / I wasnt sure which one to choose..as his 3 EPs where always with me. I really love the mood of this one. Go for a walk in the snow, put this tune on. Wow.
Seu Jorge – Cirandar / This track was playing nonstop for a couple of days… i speak portuguese and understand brazilian well.. he sings from the ocean and of being close to the beach. I think of the beach often as i grew up close to one. A great song to drift away thinking of the ocean…
I decided to share some of the tunes i´ve been finding across the web these days and that i´m really into. Regular readers of the blog may have realized that dubstep, 2-step and the UK and US bass sounds really work for me. The smooth and deep atmosphere found in some of the chilled dubstep tracks is unique to me in electronic music and the melancholic feel to the burial-like sounds is great, specially for this time of the year in northern europe. On the other hand the new garage and 2-step sounds being produced have a really fresh and funky feel to them…So some of this stuff is reallly groovy and danceable, and some ist just to lean back and think about the last time you´ve felt sand and salt-water between your toes. And it should not forget to mention that most of these tracks are recent but that im just posting stuff i like without wanting to present the freshest sounds around. Big up!
(Note: If some of the soundcloud players are not working properly please follow the link on the bottom. It will work on the soundcloud page)
The first 2 tracks are from Sbtrkt. First one is a remix by Sbtrkt from MJ Cole´s track “Sanctuary” released originally in 1999. I listened to MJ Cole for many years and i think this remix works great for the new directions garage is going. The second is dubstep but goes for smooth danceable rythm (forthcoming on Brainmath Rec in March/April 2010). Sbtrkt is a London based producer..have a eye on him!
Third track ist from Shortstuff & Brackles, 2 producers based in south england. A future garage track, really nice melody and vibe. Shortstuff´s myspace is here, and Brackles here.
This track was released on the Compilation “Fabric Presents Elevator Music: Vol. 1″ in February 2010.