Tigerbeat6 boss and purveyor of all things face-melting, Kid606 recently remixed the new single from Rainbow Arabia. The new single ‘Math Quiz’, taken from the ‘FM Sushi’ LP on Time No Place was a sultry, hazy affair that could’ve been taken in any number of directions by any number of producers; fortunately Kid606 is on the case and he’s taken it somewhere completely unexpected.
A while back I posted a new Kid606 track ‘I Want Her Wings’, an unreleased track leaked in the buildup to a the new Kid606 release. Since then details have emerged of the mysterious new EP from the Tigerbeat6 chief and it turns out ‘I Want Her Wings’ is to feature on the EP, and you’ll be pleased to hear the rest of the EP follows suit.
Kid606‘s love of shoegaze and hazy glitch is well-documented. Mid-2000s releases like the ‘Resilience’ collection demonstrated his ability to build fuzzy, atmospheric soundscapes that negated the need for drops, even beats.
Ever since those early Glitch and Breakcore release, Kid606 has always put an intense stamp on the cultural landscape. With allusions to Stanley Kubrick, post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi and Crunk, Kid606′s new EP, entitled ‘Let’s Get Radioactive (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Nuclear Energy)’, boasts an eclectic range of influences.
I have to say, we’ve somewhat neglected the consistently lovely Tigerbeat6 lately but that was before I knew Kid606 was working on a new album and a new podcast series. There’s not much information about the album yet, but it’s the podcast we’re really excited about.
The first mix in the series is curated by Kid606 himself and consists exclusively of his own remixes of classic Tigerbeat6 artists. Future episodes of the series promise interviews, free DJ mixes, live sets, radio shows as well as unreleased tracks and bootlegs from Kid606 and the rest of the team.
You can stream the mix below, after the tracklist, and then download it if you want. Keep your peepers peeled for more news on the new album.
1. I Got Little Man! (Intro)
2. Luke’s Anger – Atomic Smash (Kid606 Remix)
3. Toxic Avenger – Angst (Kid606 Remix)
4. Randy Twigg – 3 Parrots (Kid606 Remix)
5. Stagga – Timewarp Dub (Kid606 Remix)
6. Akira Kiteshi – Ming The Merciless (Kid606 Remix)
7. Cardopusher – Pupusa (Kid606 Remix)
8. Si Begg – High Volume (Kid606 Remix)
9. dDamage feat. Young Jeezy, Agallah, & Sin-The Truth (Kid606 808 VIP Remix)
10. Doshy – BlaBlaBla (Kid606 Remix)
11. Dolby Anol – Red Leather (Kid606 & The Acid Trap Remix)
12. Seefeel – Spangle (Kid606 Bootleg Remix)
13. Soundpool – But It’s So (Kid606 Remix)
14. Machine Drum feat. Melo-X – Let It (Kid606 Remix)
Big news about the next couple of months at KOTJ: I’ll be interviewing Starkey, DJ Donna Summer and Kid606; but sooner than that, the first volume of the Kick Out The Jam mix series will be hitting you square in the knackers in around a month’s time with a contribution from none other than Donna Summer himself, Jason Forrest.
“Wow, 2010 looks to be an IN-SANE year for us here @ Nightshfters! There’s a lot of awesome stuff happening for us (don’t worry- we’ll let you know when the time is right) but for now- what’s that?- Hostage scores a live Essential Mix in Edinburgh with Annie Mac just last week! The crowd goes wild!! We ripped it from the BBC so you could have more than 7 days to check it out! haha!” – Jason Forrest
Right click + save as below to get his Essential mix and a brand-spanking new tune, ‘Skin Out’. The tracklisting is in the folder with the rather snazzy artwork.