The same series that has seen Julio Bashmore and Mosca all helm their own shows, BBC Radio 1′s In New DJs We Trust is now handing the reins to Chicago-born Salva alongside Jackmaster, Brodinski and Monki.
Well, it looks like Mr. Bashmore’s done it again, albeit with a little help. Julio Bashmore and Kowton have put together one of the most perfect house tracks; no fuss, only three or four different elements and each one perfectly executed.
Well, it seems all the trepidation surrounding the news of new material from James Blake has washed away as each new track seems to be better than the one before. The opening single from his upcoming ‘Overgrown’ LP, ‘Retrograde’, was a return to form that arguably topped anything he’d previously released and his new track ‘And Holy Ghost’ might just be a continuation of this trend.
On Friday night, Atoms For Peace masterminds Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich put together a 2 hour mix for BBC Radio 1′s Essential Mix series. The duo collected together some old, some new and some unreleased gems, following on from recent Essential sets by Nicolas Jaar, James Blake and Rustie.
Our latest podcast is here and it comes courtesy of Severine “HxdB” Erickson. Full of warm, deep bass that sounds like it could completely swallow you up, HxdB’s ’100 Below Winter’ mix is the perfect antidote to the sub-zero temperatures. Best enjoyed through high quality speakers with a big old mug of cocoa. Or whiskey, whatever.
One of the leading lights in the UK bass scene, Mosca, has been hard at working trying to find a new avenue to explore. We’ve already seen exemplary bassline, garage, funky and techno records from him, so now it’s time for some straightforward house music.
If you’re a resident of these gloomy shores we call the United Kingdom, you more than likely aware of BBC Radio 1‘s “In New DJs We Trust”. If not, every now and again a collection of relatively new producers and DJs to rotate the Thursday night 9-10pm (GMT) slot a week for 36 weeks. The newest crop of producers selected for the rotation are blog favourites Mosca, Julio Bashmore, B. Traits, and Jordan Suckley.
For quite some time now, the interwebs have been awash with talk of a collaboration between Candian rapper Drake and Jamie Smith from the formidable XX. Only recently, though, have the rumours been given any credence.
Drake told BBC Radio 1 that he was working on his second full-length LP with the help of Jamie XX and that the LP would (probably) be called ‘Take Care’. Though the release has been scheduled for an early 2011 release, in rap years that means anytime before 2015. Especially if your name is Dr. Wayne or Lil Dre or something.
Still, if The XX’s debut LP, or even Drake’s first album, are anything to go by this should be one of the top albums of the year. So keep a look out for that so you can be the coolest of your friends by owning this first.
Some sad news on these shores: Mary Anne Hobbs has hosted her last edition of the BBC Radio 1 Experimental Show (formerly the Breezeblock Show) after 14 years. It seems the show will continue without her but it’s a collossal understatement to say she’ll be sorely missed, not just by the music world, but also by the artists she supported.
She has left the show and radio altogether to become the Media Development Coordinator at Sheffield University. It’s no secret the part Hobbs played in the breaking of countless artists: pretty much every dubstep artist you’ve ever heard of; perhaps most notably Kode9 and Burial, the creators of the mix posted below.
Here’s the last edition of the Experimental Show cooked up by the lovely Kode9 and Burial.
Philadelphia’s very own Starkey has been featured on Mary Anne Hobbs’s new segment “Building The Beat”. Basically, she challenges producers to write and record a track completely from scratch using samples contributed by Radio 1 DJs, artists and listeners. Oh, and they have to do it all in just 2 hours during a live show recorded at BBC Maida Vaile.