Archive for the ‘Downtempo’ Category

Track of the Week: Francis Harris – You Can Always Leave

Overcast and sensual.

Mix of the Week: Eric Cloutier – Driftwood Records Mix

A beautifully deep and dubby mix.

On Repeat: John Talabot’s DJ-Kicks Mix

John Talabot’s DJ Kicks mix was released in November of last year and I still haven’t stopped playing it. Seriously. I was coming home on the subway just last week when I got the full body tingles so badly I almost fell over (the build at 42 minutes  with Round’s “Glass” is insane). From RA (because I’m lazy): “It’s a spacious, often mesmerizing journey through his record collection that maintains his kaleidoscopic, Balearic style of house music.”

And while you definitely should check out the tracklist below (I didn’t add all the links for nothing!), you need to hear them in the mix.

North Lake – Journey To The Center Of The Sun
Pye Corner Audio – Underneath The Dancefloor
Maps – I Heard Them Say (Andy Stott Remix)
Pye Corner Audio – Zero Centre
Michael Ozone – Hetrotopia (Young Marco Remix)
Madteo – We Doubt (You Can Make It)
Harmonious Thelonious – The Grasshopper Was The Witness (Elmore Judd & Rowan Park Remix)
Tempel Rytmik – Anagrama
John Talabot – Without You (DJ-Kicks)
Axel Boman – Klinsmann
Joaquin Joe Claussell presents Residue Part One – Eno (Melodic Dub)
Bostro Pesopeo & Pional – Bonus Beats
Mara TK – Run (Moodymann Remix)
Alex Burkat – Shower Scene
Mistakes are Okay – Night Watcher
Unknown – #001
Round – Glass
Max Mohr – Old Song
Samo DJ – Tai Po Kau
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Escape To Nowhere
Paradise’s Deep Groove – Innermind
Abby – Streets (Wraetlic Remix)
DJ Jus-Ed – Turn Of The Century
Genius of Time – Juno Jam
Kron – Silikron (Jürgen Paape Remix)
Talaboman – Sideral
Pional – It’s All Over (Locked Groove Rendition)

Best New Music: Trentemoller – Lost

Trentemoller - LostTrentemoller‘s latest album, Lost, is due for release on September 23rd on his own label In My Room. Luckily for us, the album is available to fully stream at Pitchfork. While Trentemoller has steadily moved away from his notorious minimal sound to a more conventional band setup, I’ve been following his releases less closely (especially after his second album). But Lost feels different, focusing on “rock (krautrock) textures and structures” (From RA) – Lost feels like the Trentemoller I fell in love with, just with a little more instruments. Listen to the entire album here.

Update: Track #2 “Gravity” wowowowowowow. Haven’t had the full body tingles from a track since the first time I heard Trentemoller’s “Moan.” This one’s going to be huge.

1. The Dream feat. Low
2. Gravity feat. Jana Hunter of Lower Dens
3. Still On Fire
4. Candy Tongue feat. Marie Fisker
5. Trails
6. Never Stop Running feat. Jonny Pierce of The Drums
7. River Of Life feat. Ghost Society
8. Morphine
9. Come Undone feat. Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead
10. Deceive feat. Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes
11. Constantinople
12. Hazed

Monday Blues: Nosaj Thing – Eclipse/Blue (ft. Kazu Makino)

Parts 1 and 2 of My Final Radio Show!

Over the last two years, it’s been a huge pleasure being able to play all of my favorite tunes over the radio. It’s only now, sitting here  back at home in LA while browsing my library and grabbing some awesome new tunes that I realize just how much I’m going to miss going on air every week. But at least I’ll still have the blog. For those of you who listened, thank you! As I said all too much on air, I hope you enjoyed.

For my last show, I wanted something special. The Friday before the show, I gathered a few of my favorite friends to see both Maceo Plex and Maya Jane Coles for our last “big night out.” It was the perfect way to end our college journey: at an outdoor downtown location with views over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. After the party, we walked back home through New York’s financial district, completely deserted at 3AM, walking through the city liked we owned it. I wanted my last radio show to be a continuation of that night.

Kai did what he does best (besides hugging), playing deep and uplifting house that would pull even the deepest sleepers out of hibernation and into the summer air. For myself, I wanted to keep it simple: play my favorites old and new. Thank you Kai. Thanks for listening. Thank you friends. And thanks for making these past years unforgettable.

Junior Boys – In the Morning (Hot Chip Remix)
Sei A – Hawk Tone
Legowelt – How Things Are
Gui Boratto – Destination Education (Terranova Remix)
Gabriel Ananda – Warm Cologne
Gold Panda – Back Home
Kruse & Nuernberg & Everything – Like A Version (Version Club)
Terranova & Thomas Hoffding – Questionmark (Kink Remix)
Noze – Love Affair
Hot Chip – Colours (Fred Falke Remix)
Ada – Eve (Koze Remix)
Eisbær – Es gibt keinen Sinn (Hufschlag & Braun Remix)
Foals – Olympic Airways (Supermayer Remix)
Blumfeld- Tausend Tränen Tief (Dj Koze präsentiert Steve Bug Loverboy Remix)
Rythim is Rythim – Strings of Life
Prince – I want to be your lover (Dimitri from Paris Re-Edit)


Maayan Nidam – On My Street
Royksopp – So Easy
Daft Punk – Veridis Quo
Desolate – Synaesthetic
DJ Krush – On The Dubble
Groove Armada – On The River
Caribou – Irene
Trentemoller – Moan (Trentemoller Remix)
Superpitcher – Mushroom
Shed – Well Done My Son
Osborne – 16th Stage
Empire of the Sun – We Are The People
Out Hud – It’s For You
Pional – We Have Been Waiting For You (Live At The Meteor ’89 Version)
Gui Boratto – No Turning Back (Wighnomy Brothers Remix)
Sascha Funke – Twingo
Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
On Spec – Knights of Columbos
Saschienne – Unknown (Dixon Mix)
Soul Clap – Lonely C
Mr Scruff – Get A Move On
Mario & Vidis – Changed (Soul Clap Remix)
Gui Boratto – This Is Not The End (Michael Mayer Remix)
Crystal Castles – Celestica
Mylo – Emotion 98.6

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