Ruff Sqwad vs Logos - Move 2 Kowloon (Real Traxx Magick Edit)
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If you were wondering.
Wondering what Always Everything really is.
I will explain it to you if I may.
Always Everything is a series of unusual techniques.
Which by soundcard recording
Have been recorded
And with these unusual techniques
And all these tracks
We had no choice but to tumblr them
To tumblr Always Everything
Open your mind
Open your heart
Let all the good vibrations fill you within
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October & Borai - I Didn’t Mean To [Apple Pips]
Tech Trax Inc - Tech Trax Inc (Xplanitory Mix) [Rush Hour]
Basic Soul Unit - Groundswell [New Kanada]
Zomby - Tarantula [Hyperdub]
Lauer - Trainmann [Running Back]
Bass Clef - Electricity Comes From Other Planets [Punchdrunk Records]
Dream 2 Science - Breathe Deep [Rush Hour]
Vedomir - Forks, Knives & Spoons [Dekmantel]
Trinidadian Deep - Sweetness You Bring [Neroli]
Kyodai - Breaking [Local Talk Records]
Cosmin TRG - A Universal Crush [Rush Hour]
Kink - Express [Rush Hour]
Elgato - Tonight [Hessle Audio]
Ben Klock - Goodly Sin [Ostgut Ton]
West Norwood Cassette Library - Coming On Strong (Pangaea Remix) [WNCL Recordings]
Makam - What Ya Doin [Dekmantel]
Tin Man - Nonneo (Donato Dozzy Remix) [Absurd Recordings]
Joy O - Ellipsis [Hinge Finger]
Obsolete Music Technology - Mmmmusic [Emphasis Recordings]
The Carter Bros - I Didn’t Need You [Black Catalogue]
Shed - VIOMF!/The Filler [50 Weapons]
Mano Le Tough - Take It Back [Buzzin’ Fly]
Gowns - Subside [Cardboard]
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Nina Kraviz - Walking In The Night
Redshape - Throw In Dirt
Genius Of Time - Houston We Have A Problem
Todd Terje - Snooze 4 Love
Bad Autopsy - Ginmixer (Jam City Remix)
Ikonika - Idiot (Altered Natives Remix)
Gerd - Palm Leaves
Mr Mathz - Preacher’s Daughter
Jam City - The Courts
Ciara - Gimme Dat
Bass Clef - Rollercoasters Of The Heart
Mokona - Stewardess Rush
Although at the time fate (and an archaic radio mixer) conspired against me, here is the (intended) mix in all its glory. Tuff summer traxx as part of my end-of-masters escapism.
Musick for Moorland was inspired by two immediate events. The first was writing a feature about The Haxan Cloak, whose self-titled album from this year is one of 2011’s finest, darkest treats. The second was a late night purchase of Leyland James Kirby’s 2008 album Bleaklow, recorded and released under the name The Stranger, whose theme was one of exploring the moors around the region where Kirby grew up.
Both musicians are tied together by writing music that’s strongly evocative of the countryside and untamed nature (and also of people being swallowed up by the wilderness). Both albums are wild, elemental listens, necessitating repeat listens at high volume on very large speakers.
This mix was also influenced by a trip to the Peak District a few weeks back, a welcome escape from the urban surrounds within which I spend most of my time.
Outside of these triggers to record the mix, there are the contents themselves. A number of (particularly British) artists have been taking electronic music and composition into darker and more treacherous territories over the last two to three years. People like Demdike Stare, Raime and Ekoplekz are rewiring and re-energising the dread ghosts of eighties Thatcherite Britain, potent reminders of the fucked state we find the UK in circa 2011. Others - Manchester’s Modern Love label and a number of people in Bristol immediately spring to mind - are wearing the hard, polished edges of dancefloor music away, leaving rhythms that send muffled ripples of dissonance outward through the mix. And the spectre of post-punk and early industrial - Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle - is once again leering forward in Perc’s hard-edged techno, Roly Porter’s ragged ambient landscapes, Actress’ house-not-house and Ekoplekz’s crushed analogue dub. Richard Skelton and Lawrence English both make music concerned with space and resonance, the former working with the naturally amplifying properties of wind-whipped moors in order to create beautiful, moving, exploratory string compositions.
There’s something peculiarly British about the landscapes - both urban and rural - these artists evoke: the main reason why it was particularly easy to find the common threads that bind them together in a mix.
So Musick for Moorland is intended, as much as possible, to match its title. For best results, if you’re not anywhere near somewhere wild, cold and unnerving to go walking, it’s probably about turning the lights off, or something similar.
Music by: 10-20, Raime, The Haxan Cloak, The Stranger, Andy Stott, Leyland Kirby, Miles, Demdike Stare, Perc, Richard Skelton, Chris Watson, Roly Porter, Lawrence English, Actress, Shackleton & Sam Kidel.
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As dubstep’s stature accelerates to a freefall from grace, the Bristol music scene’s existential crisis has deepened. Some have stuck to the path well trodden with mixed results-see Punch Drunk’s excellent releases from Bass Clef and Kahn, and compare to Joker’s trance tinged attempt at pop dubstep crossover - whilst others have undergone slow yet radical transformations. As the dust clears, the consensus seems to be settling on deep and deadly house and techno.
Kidkut’s sometimes-mixed Immerse Records (though still baring the slogan “breakbeat and sub culture”) has entered a powerful second phase with a string of spectacular Bristolian house records, peaking with a decidedly underrated classic by exciting new face El Kid. Elsewhere Appleblim, a figure formally synonymous with dubstep, now counts producers like October and Watergate resident John Osborn among his collaborators, featuring with each on the launch release for new house labels Smorgasboard and Taanstaafl respectively. The most pronounced change in the Bristol landscape, however, is the move from sadly defunct Rooted Records to Chris Farrell’s Idle Hands, acting as the record shop arm of the label and agency of the same name. Just as Rooted functioned as a hub for the Bristol dubstep scene, so now does Idle Hands for house and techno, with a tightly woven web of connections between labels (Idle Hands, BRSTL Vinyl, Livity Sound), artists (Kowton, Outboxx, Hodge) and nights (Western Union, SUM) all traceable back to the shop via releases, instores and staff members. As the monthly, midweek dubstep party Dubloaded sadly bows out, its not inconceivable that Chris and Kidkut’s intimate house night Western Union could start to play an analogous role for this new scene somewhere down the line.
Its not entirely without coincidence that the majority of dance music we’ve enjoyed this year falls under the same bracket. Parties like Dirtytalk, Ist Das and Headrush have brought the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Prosumer, Surgeon, Peter Van Hoesen, Kassem Mosse, Legowelt, Intergalactic Gary, Conforce and more to the city over the last year, and its been hard to escape the feeling that all the best nights have been house and techno related. In terms of releases, with the bass-centric hype bubble imploding impotently, great labels like Underground Quality, Rush Hour, Workshop, 100% Silk and Clone Royal Oak have completely usurped all of our previous focuses. This mix is a reflection of that: 53 minutes of hypnotic house and techno featuring Kyle Hall, Ben Klock, DJ Qu, Octo Octa, Vakula, Move D and much more.
Recloose - Electric Sunshine [Rush Hour]
Motor City Drum Ensemble - L.O.V.E (Kyle Hall Remix) [Studio !K7]
Ben Klock feat Elif Bicer - OK [Ostgut Ton]
TJ & DJ Raybone - Gone [Rush Hour]
Octo Octa - I’m Trying [100% Silk]
Carsten Jost - Chateau Jalousie [Dial]
Cooly G - Landscapes [Hyperdub]
Hunee - A Leaf For Hand In Hand [Ostgut Ton]
O.N.I.T - We’re Out Of Control [Fourth Floor Records]
Vakula - Crossing [3rd Strike Records]
Farben - Swinn Off [Faitiche]
Elgato - Music (Body Mix) [Hessle Audio]
Move D - A1 [Workshop]
Sound Stream - Deeper Love [Sound Stream]
Manuel Tur feat Holly Backler - Most Of This Moment (Isolée Mix) [White Label]
Outboxx - Blueberry Lemon [Well Rounded Housing Project]
DJ Qu - First Down [Strength Music Recordings]
Skirt - In The Meadow Under The Stars [Horizontal Ground]
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The original plan was to record a super sunny house mix for the freak early October heatwave we just experienced, but by the time I got to my decks it had passed. Brief bloom. Blending moody autumnal bass tracks throughout definitely reinvigorated the DNA of the mix anyway, so whogivezafuk. Some stone cold house classics, a couple of underrated gems from the last couple of years and a smattering of new and upfront tracks. A psychedelic house journey featuring Oliverwho Factory, Risque Rhythm Team, Steffi, Dj Qu, Kowton, Isolee, Walton, Shed, Cosmin TRG, Carl Craig and more.
Peverelist - Sun Dance
Creative Sens - Rainbow Harmony
Funkineven - XXX
Risque Rhythm Team - The Jacking Zone
DVA - Ganja
Ikonika - Idiot (Altered Natives Remix)
Cosmin TRG - See Other People
Kode 9 & The Spaceape - Green Sun
Jam City - Barely A Trak
Morgan Geist - Detroit (c2rmx1)
Throwing Snow - Shadower
Steffi - Yours
Walton - Mangled Riddim
The Oliverwho Factory - Galactic Transit (Recall Mix)
Isolée - In Our Country
Kowton - Looking At You
DJ Qu - Babyluv
Altocamet - Contrasendito (Shed Remix)
Leyland Kirby - Live For The Future, Long For The Past
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