Forging the way in the breakbeat and hardcore scenes of the ’90′s, 4hero‘s Mark “Marc Mac” Claire and Dennis “Dego” McFarlane haven’t been content to lay dormant in these years, continuing to release records that explore the sounds of nu jazz, soul, and hip-hop. Now a resident of New York City, Dego focuses much of his energy on his 2000Black label (appropriately named after the Roy Ayers song) where he shares Ayers’ auspicious hopes about the black community’s future with a roster of future-minded artists. Dego’s role in 4hero not only positions him to play curator to the next generation of influential artists, it obviously makes him an excellent, crate-digging DJ. Dego’s recent mix for SpineTV has these talents on display, adding particular insight into Dego’s awareness of what’s current in the UK electronic music scene. Young hopeful James Blake makes an appearance, alongside new tracks from Martyn and Wiley, fleshing out an eclectic mix that spans Dilla to McCartney. A tracklist and link to the mix are below.
1. Benny Golson – Always Dancing to the Music
2. Paul White – My Guitar Whales
3. Just-Ice – Cold Getting Dumb
4. J-Dilla – For Gods Sake
5. Wiley – The Elusive Intro
6. Mono-Poly – Oil Fields
7. Oriol – Shay-Lo
8. Keno Duke – Some Other Time
9. Kurt Rosenwinkle – Interlude
10. The Invisible – Spiral
11. Gretchen Parlato – Weak
12. James Blake – CMYK
13. Martyn – The Only Choice
14. Kaidi Tatham – 2001Dem
15. Paul McCartney – Secret Friend
16. Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong’(Flying Lotus Remix)
17. Ravi Shankar – Temp
18. Stanley Clark – Concerto for Jazz-Rock Orchestra Part 2
19. Soul Litchfield – Floppy 9
20. Jean Grae & 9th Wonder – The Time Is Now Ft. Phonte
21. The Upsetters – Chim Cherie
22. Burning Spear – Civilize Reggae
We featured Sotu before when we dropped his latest release Left on y’all. Needles to say that after headnodding to Left everything “Sotu” gets my attention and so did this awesome mix that he did for Streetrockaz. Since this mix has an impressive tracklist there was no actual need to preview before sharing. But Noggy is about quality before quantity nowadays so I decided to check it out first and just as I suspected Sotu the Traveller does not dissapoint. So get a taste I promise you’ll dig the flavour.
if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!
01. Prefuse 73 – Speeds of God 2000
02. Numaads – Now
03. Lorn – What’s the use
04. Tokimonsta – Aching noodles
05. Onra – Lying besides you
06. Kan Sano – Rec gain up
07. MonoPoly – Analysis (DNA)
08. Erykah Badu – The healer
09. MonoPoly – The system crumbles
10. Dabrye – Game over (Flying Lotus remix)
11. Sotu the Traveller – HourGlass (Portformat remix)
12. Mike Slott – Home
13. Onra – Moving
14. Favorite Flava – Favorite Flava
15. Take – Don’t look now
16. Darkhouse Family – Stay blazed
17. Nosaj Thing – Fog
18. Julien Dyne – Fallin down (ft. Parks)
19. Daisuke Tanabe – Deer Drop Forest
20. Take – Neon beams
22. Dyno – Fuh Real (ft. Naboobia)
23. Joya Mooi – When I take a step back
24. Platinum Pied Pipers – The ghost of Aveiro (ft. Coultrain)
25. Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish
26. Aïscha & Sotu the Traveller – What’s going on?
27. James Pants – I choose you
28. Sotu the Traveller – Verbs
Filed under: Afrobeat, Download, Electronic, mix | Tags: dj underdog, lunchbox theory
What Can I say…Mr. Underdog did it again just when you think you’ve heard it all on ÅFRICA ▲FRICA △FRICA PT.➋ he steps up and delivers nr.3 and even though all the Africa Africa Africa mixes have the afro beat vibe in common, their each an exhilarating experience in their own right. Enough talking enjoy and download nr. 3 of the mixes here.
Floating Points a.k.a Sam Shepard. Scientist by day and DJ extraordinaire by night. The variety in influences is mirrored in the diversity of his productions – one week it’s broken, the next a string quartet and sometimes just straight up gritty beats. But whatever the flavor it always ends up sounding quite delicious.
Of course we could be all talk but we’re gonna handle this in true Strang Fruit fashion and just give you a taste of what to expect on the 17 of september 2010. For those among you that really would like to know more about Floating Points click here and you will be reffered to the latest interview he did with dummymag.com. It’s an interview that describes the person behind the musician very well.
Since Floating Points has produced and remixed music in all kinds of genres I guess it’s time for a small musical journey. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and let the music take control.
To get you in the right state of mind you can start by streaming Floating Points Love me Like this …
Okay after the awesome visuals above … you are now ready to continue your journey with the Vacuum Boogie Floating Points mix by Ally All. The mix contains Floating Points most recent tunes & remixes and will certainly have you in the right mindset for Friday in no time.
Love Me Like This (ftps remix)
Sing (Floating Points remix) – Four Tet
Eyesdown (Floating Points remix) ft Andreya Triana – Bonobo
Peroration V (feat. Fatima)
AfterTheRain (Floating Points remix) – Little Dragon
Make Me Stronger ft Georgia Ann Muldrow (Floating Points remix) – Bei Bei & Shawn Lee
Filed under: disco, Download, Electronic, funk, mix, music | Tags: Floating Points
Strange Fruit allerted you on this particular Floating Points remix before, but we want you to know what we know so you will know why you should join us on the 17th of September.
Since this mix was created in order to save Plastic People it focuses more on Floating Points’ funk and jazzy side then his electronic side. But it doesn’t matter what flavour Mr. Shepard serves cause it’s all good. Anyways we made sure you can stream the full mix below cause we’d like you to practice your dance moves while you download!!
01 Flora Purim “Encounters” (Milestone)
02 Deniece Williams “Slip Away” (Columbia)
03 Esther Philips “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” (KUDU)
04 Windy City “(So You Think) Somethin’s Missin’” (Chi Sound)
05 James Brown “Mind Power” (Polydor)
06 Gil Scott-Heron “Lady Day and John Coltrane” (Flying Dutchman)
07 Brian Auger & Oblivion Express “Whenever You’re Ready” (RCA)
08 Willie Bobo “Sixty-Two Fifty” (Columbia)
09 Chick Corea & Return to Forever “Captain Marvel” (Polydor)
10 Kuniyuki “Precious Hall (Dub)” (Natural Resource)
11 Larry Heard “Missing You” (Track Mode)
12 Herbert “Suddenly” (Studio !K7)
13 Darkstar “Aidy’s Girl Is a Computer (Kyle Hall Oats B So Deep Remix)” (Hyperdub)
14 Floating Points “Shark Chase” (Eglo)
15 Pharoah Sanders “Greeting To Saud (Brother McCoy Tyner)” (Impulse)
1. Rocketnumbernine – Matthew and Toby (Four Tet remix) [Text Records]
2. Pheeroan Ak Laff – 3 in 1 [Passin' Thru]
3. Soul Capsule – Seekers (Ricardo Villalobos remix) [Trelik]
4. Mount Kimbie – Blind Night Errand [Hot Flush]
5. Grevious Angel – Move Down Low VIP [Soul Jazz]
6. Ro 70 meets Move D – Untitled [Source Records]
7. Floating Points – J+W beat [Planet Mu]
8. Ramadanman – Glut [Hemlock]
9. JD Robb – Canon in Percussive Sound [Folkways]
10. Index – Starlight (break) [Record Shack Records]
11. Four Tet – Nothing to see [Soul Jazz]
12. Falty DL – St Marks (Cosmin TRG remix) [Rush Hour]
13. Luke Abbott – Holkham Drones [Border Community]
14. Oni Ayhun – OAR004A [Oni Ayhun Records]
15. Bob Holroyd – African drug (Four Tet remix) [Phonica]
16. Lata Mangeshkar – Too Mere Saath Rahega Munne [EMI]
Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, mix | Tags: andre 3000, andre benjamin is ..., outkast
Sometimes you just know a download is going to be really hot without even listening to the content. But I’m going to be honest … I knew it was going to be hot but I’m listening while I’m typing this post…and all I have to say is that if you are in tha mood for some real dopeness…you found it. That is if you haven’t downloaded it already from the numerous blogs featuring this hot HipHop download.
DJ Ideal teamed up with Hometeam and serves a 42 track-deep mixtape consisting of popular, rare and unreleased 3 Stacks-verses featuring Andre Benjamin. Enjoy!
Chonky Fire (Intro)
Return of the G
Git Up, Git Out
So Fresh So Clean
Skew it on the Bar-B
Wheelz of Steel
Dez Only 1
Da Art of Storytellin (Part 4)
Sumthin Wicked This Way
Gon Be Fine (Remix)
Benz or Beamer
Da Art of Storytellin (Part 2)
Ova Da Wudz
In Due Time
Rats & Roaches
Felicia Fur Freestyle
Throw Your Hands Up
Da Art of Storytellin (Part 1)
What About Your Friends (Remix)
Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre (Incomplete)
Strangefruitmusicblog aims to keep readers up to speed on everything musical and we think y’all should know about de Echte Boter: Tropical Edicion party on the 10 of September hosted by Rundfunk. For more info on what to expect click here (info in Dutch).
Why should you know about this?! … Because even though this is not strictly up the Strange Fruit alley it’s kinda dope and we think so because of the very hot tropical latin mix Rundfunk provided us with available for download and tracklist info when you click here.
Filed under: Electronic, house, mix, music | Tags: cassius, the rawkers EP
Cassius is a French house music duo consisting of producers Philippe Cerboneschi and Hubert Blanc-Francard, better known as Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass. The info aforementioned might not ring a bell but hits like Cassius 1999, The sound of Violence feat. Steve Edwards & I’m a Woman feat. Jocelyn Brown will probably cause lots of people to have a light bulb moment…
Since we are all in tha know here comes the real news … Cassius is about to drop a six track EP by the name of The Rawkers EP expected to be released via Ed Banger somewhere in October 2010. The track I love you so from the upcoming release can be listened to below. The original track by Cassius is of course decent but I have to hand it to Canadian producer Krusha his dubstep remix took decent and made it slamming …Njoy!!
Cassius – I Love You So
Cassius I Love You So (Krusha Remix)
Okay … if your into videogames you are going to go crazy over this one by Eclectic Method. Eclectic Method has the tendency to mash up just about everything into their mostly electronic remixes and I guess the time had come for the 8 bit video games to be mashed into this dope sounding remix.
Curious about eclectic method ?! …check out the links below.
“trying to play me out like as if my name was sega”
MP3 on the microsite: eclecticmethod.net/8bit/
Filed under: Afrobeat, Download, mix | Tags: africa africa africa, dj underdog, lunchbox theory
Strangefruitmusicblog hereby thanx DJ Underdog for compiling this off tha hook mixtape with an Afro beat flavour. Since this is part 2 we’ve obviously missed the first 1 which dropped earlier this year in April. If you are interested you can click here and find out more about Africa Africa Africa part 1.
Where Africa Africa Africa pt. 1 took us into the continent, pt. 2 takes us into the future. ÅFRICA ▲FRICA △FRICA PT.➋ features 10 afro-futuristic tracks from Fela Kuti’s body thumping “Zombie” to Die Vögel’s “Empire”…Enjoy!!
Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, mix, music | Tags: kanye west, power mixtape
DOWNLOAD: KANYE WEST – POWER MIXTAPE
To those of you who thought the Kanye overkill was over … I sincerely apologize. This is of course for the hardcore Kanye fans…a mixtape with familiar and less familiar tunes courtesy of mixleak.com. The tape is a compilation of everything Kanye has been up to lately rapper and producer wise.
There is not much to say, you either really love it or just hate it…but then again that is usually the case with music that doesn’t always fit into a particular box. Since it’s mostly regular hiphop this tape should be an easy listen for most.
All I know is that I filed this mixtape in my “I DIG” box…enjoy!!
Filed under: Download, Electronic, mix, music | Tags: dear summer mixtape, dj mehdi
DEAR SUMMER: 33 MINUTES OF SUNSHINE by DJ Mehdi
JAY-Z ‘Dear Summer’ Quick Intro
FLYING LOTUS ‘A Cosmic Drama’
NINA SIMONE ‘Summertime’ INTERLUDE
DJ SDUNKERO ‘Choosing Love’
L-VIS 1990 ‘Forever You’
CHROMEO ‘Don’t Turn The Lights On’ CARTE BLANCHE REMIX
LARRY HEARD ‘The Sun Can’t Compare’
JESSE ROSE ‘You Know It’
SCISSOR SISTERS ‘Any Which Way’ CARTE BLANCHE REMIX
GONZALES ‘I Am Europe’ DJEDJOTRONIC REMIX
HOT CITY ‘If That’s How I Feel’
CASSIUS ‘I <3 U So’
QUEEN ‘In The Lap Of The Gods’
Filed under: Hip Hop, mix, music | Tags: jay z, prince ballard, the dap kings
DOWNLOAD: JAY Z & THE DAP KINGS – 99 PROBLEMS
I am not the biggest mash up fan but even I have to admit that this sounds pretty dope. This one is by Prince Ballard who turns out to be the Master of mash ups. Even though he has lot of mixes under his belt …I think the Jay-Z & Dap Kings mix is how it should be done.
Listen,enjoy and download!!
Filed under: beats, Download, Electronic, mix, music | Tags: El-p, WEAREALLGOINGTOBURNINHELLMEGGAMIXXX3
Jaime Meline, better known by his stage name El-P aka El-Producto is an American hip hop artist from Brooklyn, New York City. As a producer, El-p is notable for his innovative mix of bleak futurism and low fidelity sounds. His dense, claustrophobic sounds are strongly influenced by Public Enemy’s production team, The Bomb Squad, as well as innovators like Art of Noise and Nine Inch Nails.
I think the aforementioned is about all the info you need to be able to digest what you are about to hear. On the 3th of August El-p dropped his latest release “WEAREALLGOINGTOBURNINHELLMEGGAMIXXX3″ and it’s available on iTunes.
A few days ago a very cinematic video to the track “Time Won’t Tell” hit the net and I guess there was something really interesting about a video with visuals inspired by the directors childhood memory accompanied by a rather dark and mysterious beat, because I immediatly felt some research had to be done.
The outcome of this research led me to El-p’s bandcamp site where you can download a lot good music for free. Two of these tracks are featured on his latest megamixx release Whores: the movie & Meanstreak in 3 parts. I don’t have a lot to add …except that these tracks really need to be listened to and if you dig you can download these two for free but in this case I think it would be even better to purchase the whole CD.
Filed under: Download, Electronic, mix, music | Tags: jneiro jarrel, maximum balloon, Theophilus London
Strangefruitmusicblog readers already know tha drill…everything Theophilus is a definite must share and Theophilus connaiseurs know that you never know what a track is going to sound like when mr. London is envolved.
The best thing about this download is that it is remixed by another heavy weight in the electronic music scene…Jneiro Jarel …enjoy!!
03. Beast Nite
For the technicalities and all the additional information you need to have on this EP click here and you will be reffered to the WARP website.
For a preview on an off tha hook release I suggest you just click on the soundwave below but before you do prepare yourself mentally for an electronic burst of energy … this must have will drop on the 5th of October via Warp!!
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, mix, music | Tags: crazybirds.org, strange fruit
Ever wondered about the typical Strange Fruit collective sound?! Well are fellow bloggers at www.Crazybirds.org wanted to know and offered Strange Fruit a spot in their future nest podcast series. The future nest is a weekly podcast consisting of all new, sometimes soon to be released tracks by the up and coming artists of today. Fresh tunes for an avant garde audience, curated by the Crazybirds staff.
We hereby thank Crazybirds.org for the shine and of course after you have listened to the podcast you are able to download it when you click here. Just to make sure there are no misunderstandings…Noggy (that would be me) just uploaded this sweet mix to make sure everybody gets a taste of the Strange Fruit sound…words are my specialty. The music that is where Guido van Dieren and Lucky Dubz come in. This particular mix was compiled by Guido van Dieren.
Just in case this mix appeals to you so much that you would like to nod your head or shake or bum click here for events list and join us!!
Filed under: Download, Electronic, event, mix, music, music video | Tags: Dorian Concept, strange fruit
If your an avid Strangefruitmusicblog reader this is not really news … but it’s more like a reminder to be at Westelijk Handelsterrein in Rotterdam on the 14th of August. Cause Oliver Thomas Johnson a.k.a Dorian Concept has finally earned his Masters in Sounddesign at the University of Salzburg and therefore has no excuse to stay away.
If you don’t have a clue who I’m talking about …you might get the impression that he is just starting out and nothing is further from the truth. Although his discography list dates all the way back to 2004 and is filled with EP’s, remixes and 12′ for several record labels. I think his most note worthy release must be the album When Planets Explode released via Kindred Spirits. After being heavily plugged by the likes of Benji B and Gilles Peterson everyone wanted a piece of this young Austrian and so does Strange Fruit. But we are not selfish and most definitely are looking forward to sharing the Dorian Concept experience with you!!
To warm you up for Saturday we are providing you with a hot Dorian Concept download.
The Dorian concept remixes were once uploaded by Kindred Spirit but were no longer available on the net. Luckily for us Kindred Spirit granted Findmag.com’s wishes and allowed them to re-upload the remixes for our downloading pleasure…Enjoy!!
DOWNLOAD: DORIAN CONCEPT – THE REMIXES