Mix: Get Bodied


Haven’t had time to do much in the way of posting lately, but I’ve got a couple of mixes on deck to share, starting with this one. That Evian Christ track in particular is a stormer. Get up on it like this.

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Deemo – Get Bodied by Deemo on Mixcloud

1. Bjork – Virus (Hudson Mohawke’s Peaches & Guacamol remix) – Bastards (One Little Indian)
2. French Fries – U.M-An – Kepler (Clek Clek Boom)
3. Evian Christ – Propeller – Waterfall (Tri Angle)
4. Gladiator – Assembly Line (Original Mix) – Assembly Line (Fool’s Gold)
5. JT The Goon – Eski Moment – Twin Warriors EP (Oil Gang)
6. Mumdance & Rabit – Square Wave Shell Down – Boxed Vol. 1 (Boxed)
7. Arctic – The Sicilian – 14 tracks: Nexx Level Grime (Boomkat)
8. Bok Bok – Melba’s Call (feat. Kelela) – Melba’s Call (feat. Kelela) (Night Slugs)
9. Machinedrum – Back Seat Ho (Rustie Remix) – Fenris District (Ninja Tune)
10. Mark Pritchard – Makin a Livin’ – Bleep: The Top 100 Tracks of 2013 (Bleep)
11. DJ Clent – Don’t Leave Me (Baby) – Hyper Feet (Planet Mu)
12. Henry Rodrick – Hey Baby – Don’t Believe (Studio Barnhus)
13. Umbertron – Jackmi – Chicago Tek (Loose Squares)
14. Ital Tek – Universal Decay – Mega City Industry (Civil Music)
15. DJ Earl Heavee & DJ Taye – RubbaBANDZ – Audio Fixx 2 (Ghetto Teknitianz)
16. H-SIK – Sonic Rage – Sonic Rage / No Promises (Black Acre)
17. A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out (Bjork’s Married to the Mob Mix) – Stressed Out (Jive)

Mixed April 12 by Dave Morris a.k.a. Deemo for a-void.ca

Mix: Medium Cool


DO U LIKE MY CHEESY PHOTOSHOP TYPE SKILLZ LOL. Somehow it seemed appropriate for a mix that could be described as ‘chillout’, though not quite meeting the Yacht Rock definition of ‘smooth music’ or being ‘lounge’-worthy. Still, I’m fond of the tracks here, including the Orb taking on Primal Scream for what I’ve decided is my favourite remix of all time, and I don’t care if it is kinda… smoove. This is good Sunday morning music, but it’ll do for Friday afternoon too. Peep it.

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1. Rammelzee & Jean Michel Basquiat – Instrumental (version) 1 (extrait) – Happy New Ear
2. Forest Swords – Irby Tremor – Bleep: The Top 100 Tracks of 2013
3. Freddie McGregor – I Man A Rasta – Studio One Ironsides
4. DJ Earl – Moodrinng (feat. Heavee D) – New Dimensions
5. Tame Impala – Mind Mischief (Ducktails Remix) – Mind mischief VLS
6. Primal Scream – higher than the orb mix – Higher Than The Sun CDS
7. The Ethiopians – Empty Belly – Studio One Rub A Dub
8. Ras G – Daal… Garlic Naan – 777
9. Salma Agha –  Come Closer
10. Fr̩d̩ric Mercier РSpirit РCosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980)
11. Matthew Dear – I Can’t Feel – Black City
12. Michoacan – The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand – The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand VLS
13. Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up  – Gettin’ Up EP
14. Sandro Perri – Changes (Zongamin Remix) – Changes, Love & Light Remixes VLS
15. The Drum – Sim Stem B – Boomkat 14 Tracks Best of 2013: Part Three

Deemo Medium Cool by Deejaydeemo on Mixcloud

Tuesday downloads: fancy footwork

Watch this. Feel that lump in your throat? When all the handwringing about exploitation begins � and there will be plenty of both the former and the latter (somewhere at this very moment a deeply unfair reality show contract is almost certainly being drawn up) � let�s not forget why we chase highs like the feeling of watching something that fresh and amazing for the first time. It�s like finding a trove of unseen Picassos in a flea market, if comparing wastelands like YouTube and the blogosphere to a flea market isn�t too much of an insult to flea markets.

I�m crazy late to the game, of course � people have been doing footwork in Chicago since the late �80s. It took Planet Mu�s Mike Paradinas (a.k.a. u-Ziq) championing the music for me to notice, which isn�t a small thing either. I didn�t think much of DJ Nate�s �Hatas Our Motivation,� Planet Mu�s first footwork release, or the stuff on Ghettophiles that I heard. Where�s the beat? Why are the loops so short? Who wants to turn up the bass with all that distorted middle-range? Whatever magical combination of gabba-like sample stabs, drum machine tom-toms and soul that I wasn�t even hearing as music, Paradinas did. I wonder if he can explain why I�m the only one who thinks the new Kanye can eat a bag of fuck?

�Here it comes / the sound of confusion�
� �Walking With Jesus,� Spiritualized

My switch got flipped by DJ Rashad�s forthcoming Just A Taste [STREAM], but it�s not out yet, so while you listen to his and DJ Spinn�s disorienting �Go Crazy� on loop so many times it turns your cerebral cortex into lumpy yoghurt, download DJ Earl�s �Hit Da Bootz� for a basic but compelling example of how to turn an 8Ball & MJG sample into a straight banger. Rashad�s single from earlier this year, �Itz Not Rite� is worth a purchase if only to find out what these shits sound like properly mastered. Which is to say, face-melting, like the best early drum �n� bass. Or Monk. Don�t you dare laugh.

[DJ Earl LINK via FACTmag; DJ Rashad available via Boomkat/iTunes/etc]