New Order- Tutti Frutti
Vök – Waterfall
Augustus & John – There Goes My Train
Grimes – Realiti
Nao – Golden
Reykjavíkurdætur – Reykjavíkurdætur
Hundred Waters – Down From the Rafters (Huxley Remix)
Braids – Blondie
Banks – Better
Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control
Santigold – Can’t Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C)
The Fixx – One Thing Leads to Another
Sheer Mag – Fan The Flames
Shura – White Light
Hot Chip – Love Is The Future
Richard Egan- Never Seen You
Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes
Slove – Le Danse
East of My Youth – Only Lover
Sophie – Nothing More to Say (Vox)
Grimes – Venus Fly feat. Janelle Monáe
Overcoats – Smaller Than My Mother
Saint Sister – Blood Moon
Cut Once – Playing With Fire
Para One – Girlhood
Bicep & Hammer – Dahlia
I spend most of my day listening to music of all tempos and styles, so when I get close to the night, and bed is calling, I rarely put on music. I used to fall asleep with headphones in my ears but those times are gone and sleep is more precious. Occasionally, my head will be buzzing too much with work and plans that I can’t relax. Music can help then.
Here’s a 3-hour Spotify playlist featuring music for such an occasion, for sleep-inducing, quiet times, for background noise, for night-marches into a deep consciousness or whatever you’re having your self.
It features music, ambient, atmospheric and minimal from Aphex Twin, M83, Brian Eno, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Jon Hopkins, Ebauche, Burial, John Foxx, Julianna Barwick, Tangerine Dream, Air, Stars Of The Lid, Boards Of Canada, Harold Budd, Laraaji, Arca, Nils Frahm and more. It will be updated again in future so subscribe. In the meantime, press shuffle and drift off when appropriate.
Next up on the themed playlists? Halloween, Running, morning time or something else? Let me know.
Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual.
Yes, this is legit. Burial adds some atmosphere and a dark-shaded mood to Massive Attack’s previously unreleased ‘Four Walls’ at an epic-length of 12 minutes while on the yet unheard equally long B-side he re-dresses Heligoland favourite ‘Paradise Circus’. The limited to a 1000-only heavyweight vinyl with artwork designed by Robert Del Naja is already sold out since yesterday by the looks of things.
Adult Swim are offering an 18-track free compilation of rare and unreleased tunes called Unclassified from the likes of Ikonika, Actress, Cooly G, Burial (not particularly rare), Babe Rainbow, Geoim, Untold, SBTRKT, Starkey, Boxcutter and more.
After some conversations with friends about dubstep recently, I thought I’d put up some tunes from last year to serve as a catchup/beginners guide to the genre and its surrounds. I’m by no means an expert but over the next two pages you’ll find my favourites from Burial, Zomby, Joker, Peverelist, Benga, Skream, Samiyam, Darkstar, 2000F, Joy Orbison, King Midas Sound, Kode 9, Guido and more.
Please put your own must-listens in the comments.
Burial (with Four Tet)
Enigmatic dubstepper Burial and electronic experimentaller Four Tet combined on a 12″ last year which had two tracks at 18 minutes in length total. ‘Moth’ was the standout track of the two (the other being ‘Wolf Cub’). Perfectly combining Four Tet’s ability to chop up percussion samples in inventive ways with Burial’s ability to produce some growling yet almost supernatural sub-bass. (more…)
I’m not even sure who I’m introducing here, such is the mystery (or lack of information, whichever sounds coolest) surrounding this band. Even their online PR person couldn’t give me any more than that. I can’t seem to find a Myspace either, bloody heathens.
What we do know:
1) Joe Goddard of Hot Chip remixed their debut tune.
2) That’s it.
I’m sure it’s not Burial though and some information will pop up soon. With regards to the debut song in question, it sounds like Jimmy Somerville has returned to save us all.
Remember those archaic days when you picked up a magazine or a free newspaper and saw a playlist of what people were into that week and you would then immediately check it out if you thought it was interesting. The Aussie street press magazines reminded me of the power of those subjective charts. I’ve always got loads of great stuff from them so I’m going to re-introduce them here. No great fanfare or descriptions just ten of the best song around right now you should know or you might already know.
I’m sure all you savvy people are aware by now that Burial and Four Tet have a split 12″ out. It’s more of a collaborative release as far as we can tell with both producers smudging each others tracks with their own indelible marks. Whatever way you look at it, this is a incredible near- 20 minutes of music from two of music’s best leftfield producers.
‘Moth’ seems to be Burial’s track infused with a house-groove and his trademark pitch-shifted vocals while ‘Wolf Cub’ is surely a Four Tet production with its spidery instrumentation but seems equally influenced by his peer producer, particularly in beat structure.