DJ Donna Summer – Raw from Nightshifters on Vimeo.
Here’s the video for DJ Donna Summer‘s new single ‘Raw’ out early next month on Nightshifters. This is definitely one for the wee small hours when you’re so slaughtered the rooms spinning faster than the records and the only thing keeping you standing is the reverberations from the bass.
So look out for this bad mother, and stay tuned over the next couple of months for Donna’s opening mix in the Kick Out The Jam mixtape series AND an interview with the man himself!
Danish fourpiece Efterklang are releasing their third LP, ‘Magic Chairs’, tomorrow on 4AD. To whet your appetites they’ve posted the entire album on their MySpace page for you to stream.
The album is one in a long line of ethereal-sounding lo-fi bands to drift over from the depths of Scandanavia. I know that sentence doesn’t exactly fill you with excitement but I’m genuinely excited about this band; they’re not just another run-of-the-mill nu-folk group with no soul and no songs. Efterklang’s music displays a definite acknowledgement of what has gone before: post-rock, folk, lo-fi and brings it together in a really tight, well-considered album.
http://www.youtube.com/v/Z0x6cxLoPmg&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1Video by Kristian Leth.
So often a band or singer comes out with one slightly catchy song that just sounds like a carbon copy of a carbon copy of Björk. Not Efterklang. Their album works as an entirety rather than one single and 9 b-sides, an increasing rarity these days.
Essentially, this is pop music but it’s so fantastically produced and performed that it seems reductive and kind of insulting to describe it that way. ‘Modern Drift’ is definitely going to be a really huge tune; coupling beautiful lyrics, soaring string melodies and arpeggiated synths. Basically, if you can imagine Elbow (at their symphonic best) with a bit of a post-rock flavour to them you’re only halfway to realising just how amazing this band is.
Winter North Atlantic are playing a gig tomorrow night at The Cumberland Arms. At £4 in it’s an absolute steal and if you like your music warm and snuggly then head on down. The line up includes WNA, Keser and Dextro.
I’m told all three bands will bring their own particular brand of acoustic instrumentation coupled with layered electronics and a lot of technical jiggery-pokery. All in all if you like Mogwai and Boards Of Canada, you’ll have a really shwicked time.
Judging from the Facebook page for the event it’ll be like the glory days of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, which is nice.
While I work on a couple of things I just wanted to post this bouncing bomb of a mix from Duran Duran Duran for all y’all. It’s the second most recent free release on the Cock Rock Disco label and contains “ass shaking lazer booty that causes snakes to crash planes and wizards to learn kung fu”, apparently.
Go here to download it.
Drop The Lime has fired out a new tune as part of the new ‘Heavy Bass Champions Of The World’ series before he gets down to all his remix and production duties. This first volume is a club-friendly bassfest full of the usual wobbly basslines and whatnot.
You can grab the little rascal at Beatport, Amazon, iTunes and Turntable Lab.
You should also subscribe to the ‘Smashcast’ on iTunes for a series of podcasts from the Trouble & Bass team. The second episode sees Kanji Kinetic take to the mp3 decks of steel.
New York bassmeister Udachi has a new single, ‘P-Funk Skank’, which came out a few days ago on Party Like Us Records with remixes from Costello, B.Rich, Ricorb and Nadastrom. It’s his first since last year’s ‘Jellyroll’ and only his second original release as Udachi. As expected, the PLUR crew were beside themselves with glee:
“Party Like Us Records is back! Coming off the heels of his collaboration with Jubilee (Paypur/Smoke Rings EP) on the Nightshifters label, Udachi finally delivers his long awaited first original production since the underground favorite “Jellyroll” that came out on Trouble & Bass last summer. “P-Funk Skank” is a full on uplifting peak time party track with hands in the air brass horns and twisted bass driving the tune.”
Here’s a little teaser of the video as well:
You can grab the little rascal at Beatport so the poor bugger can eat. While you set about doing that, why don’t you indulge in some free stuff so kindly offered up by Mr. Udachi himself?
Download: Udachi – P-Funk Skank (Original) :: Udachi – P-Funk Skank (Nadastrom Remix)
Our good pals at Bass Music Blog have posted a dishy little mix by Bristol’s latest export, Dub Boy that he made for the Dutch bassline peeps Bomb Diggy. It contains lots of bass-oriented sexuality in the form of dubstep, funky, bassline and dancehall. It’s a very summery affair and is sure to help you forget it’s February for at least an hour.
01. Baobinga & ID – Ride It
02. Busy Signal – Step Out (Mosca’s Step It On The Frontline Remix)
03. Sticky – Jumeriah Riddim
04. Bunji Garlin – Fire Now (Mr Leub’s Jumeriah Riddim Remix)
05. Contagno – Smash
06. Flippa Mafia – Tight Tight (Old Mattrass Riddim)
07. Pamputtae – Sidung Pon Di Buddy (Old Mattrass Riddim)
08. Mr G – Wining So (Old Mattrass Riddim)
09. Mr G – Old Mattrass Version
10. NB Funky vs. Natasja – Bonfire Riddim Box (Steak House Remix)
11. Jera – Jungle Dub
12. Stush – We Nah Run (Sirens Riddim)
13. Sean Paul – Temperature (Heatwave Remix – Sirens Riddim)
14. Maxwell D – Drunken Master (Crackish Riddim)
15. Lil Silva – Different
16. Vybz Kartel – Tek Buddy (DJ Shredda Remix – Different Riddim)
17. Vybz Kartel – Ramping Shop (DJ Shredda Remix – Different Riddim) feat. Spice
18. Maxwell D – Blackberry Hype (Different Riddim)
19. Dub Boy & Atki2 – Tigerflower (Grevious Angel Remix)
20. Major Lazer – Jump Up (Laza Beam Remix)
21. Poirier – Coco Drunk
22. Busy Signal – Da Style Deh (Heatwave Remix – Dutty Trumpet Riddim)
23. Benga & Coki – Night (Geeneus Remix)
24. Shabba Ranks – Love U No More (Sublusive Remix)
25. Monkey Steak – Haarlem Drift
26. Demarco – Love A Come Down feat. Michael Montano
Download: Dub Boy – Tropical Bass Mix