Monday, 31 December 2012

Review of 2012

It was a bit of a memorable year for me - the twins, moving house, an engagement and even a complete change of job role (though still at the same place - probably good to have some constancy).  

So, round up of the year time again but a much more truncated version this year - hopefully back to little bit more time for music and posting next year. I'll also point out about 4 of the lps I've only picked up since seeing them in other charts of the year but again I'll blame that on the kids. 

1 Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

2 Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.A.A.D City
3 Four Tet - Pink
4 Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe 
5 Legowelt - The Paranormal Soul
6 Lee Gamble - Diversions
7 Porter Ricks - Biokinetics (Re-issue)
8 Cooly G - Playin' Me
9 Julia Holter - Ekstasis
10 How To Dress Well - Total Loss
11 Vessel - Order Of Noise
12 Golau Glau - A New Kind of Bleak (Official Soundtrack)

1 Andrés - New For U

2 Joy Orbison - Ellipsis 
3 Burial - Truant / Rough Sleeper
4 Blawan - His He She & She
5 DJ Haus - Needin' U (MK Dub)
6 Mala - Stand Against War
7 Paranoid London - Paris Dub
9 Percussions - Bird Songs / Rabbit Songs
8 Madteo - We Do... (DJ Sotofett's NYC Dub Mix)
10 Willie Burns - The Overlord EP
11 Tuff Sherm - Pharmacy EP
12 Wax - 30303
13 Bullion - Love Me Oh Please Love Me
14 Dusk + Blackdown + - High Road
15 Mr Beatnick - Sun Goddess
16 Mo Kolours - EP2
17 Grouper - Black Out (Svpreme Fiend Remix)
18 Blaq Robots - Riley

Happy New Year and all the best for 2013! 

Friday, 14 December 2012

Niteshade Inc Podcast 17

It was a very pleasant surprise and honour to be asked by Snooks of Niteshade / BM Soho records, London to deliver another podcast mix for them and again it's the Christmas special. 
Check last years mix here: Niteshade Inc Podcast: 8

Harold Budd / Brian Eno - Steal Away
Cool Breeze - Cre-A-Tine (instrumental)
Shake - Space Probes
The Roots - Hall & Oates
Kassem Mosse - Workshop 08 Untitled B1
Kool Kev (The Lyrical Stinger) - My Experience (Dub)
Thomas Bangalter - Night Beats
Gescom - Keynell
Osborne - Afrika (Bullion Remix) 
Porter Ricks - Port Gentil
Brainticket - The Space Between
Rhythm & Sound - Mango Drive
Animal Collective - Peacebone (Pantha Du Prince Remix)
Teebs - Grannies Away Present
Pariah - Prpheus
Zomby & Actress - 2
Lil Wayne - I Feel Like Dying (Flying Lotus mx3)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

2012: Where did that go?

Sorry for the radiosilence almost all year on here. A couple of little things happened which put music on the back burner a bit for me so here's a round of of the few mixes I did and in the coming days will be a round up of the records I bought.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I Am Nobody's Nigger by Dean Atta

I Am Nobody's Nigger by Dean Atta by deanatta

I Am Nobody's Nigger
Rappers when you use the word "nigger" remember that's one of the last words Stephen Lawrence heard, so don't tell me it's a reclaimed word.
I am nobody's nigger
So please, let my ancestors rest in peace
Not turn in their graves in Jamaica plantations
Or the watery graves of the slave trade
Thrown overboard into middle passage
Just for insurance claims
They were chained up on a boat
As many as they could manage and stay afloat
Stripped of dignity and all hope
Awaiting their masters and European names
But the sick and the injured were dead weight to toss
And Lloyds of London would cover that cost.
I am nobody's nigger
So you can tell Weezy and Drake
That they made a mistake
I am nobody's nigger now
So you can tell Kanye and Jigga
I am not a nigger... in Paris
I'm not a nigger in London
I'm not a nigger in New York
I'm not a nigger in Kingston
I'm not a nigger in Accra
Or a nigger with attitude in Compton
Cos "I don't wanna be called yo nigga"
How were you raised on Public Enemy
And still became your own worst enemy?
You killed Hip Hop and resurrected headless zombies
That can't think for themselves or see where they're going
Or quench the blood lust because there's no blood flowing
In their hearts, just in the streets
They don't give a damn as long as they eating
Their hearts ain't beating, they're cold as ice (bling)
Because they would put money over everything
Money over self respect or self esteem
Or empowering the youth to follow their dreams
Stacking paper cos it's great than love it's seems
Call me "nigger" cos you're scared of what "brother" means
To know that we share something unspeakable
To know that as high as we rise we are not seen as equal
To know that racism is institutional thinking
And that "nigger" is the last word you heard before a lynching.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Helix Luckyme Mixtape

The Luckyme mix Helix mentioned in the Heroes of 2011 chart, is now available:

100. Helix – Rapid Mixtape

LuckyMe Mixtape Helix Hessle Audio Night Slugs Lucky Me
100. Helix – Rapid Mixtape
Click here to download
Helix is that dude with All Caps & Night Slugs 12″s out this apocalyptic 2012 which places him in unique position to quietly influence the best djs this year; just before the oceans evaporate forever… and so what’s he offering? Well he’s upping the tempo on all this pussy compressed laptop techno and trying to bring back something raw uncut with clattering, black-pepper drum programming that feels authentic. He builds music for 1AM and 4AM with equal weight – even his deeper, understated moments swing on long tape saturated pads. And with this tape for us, which could of easily just been a tribute to OJ Da Juiceman, he sorta surprised us with this perfect night drive soundtrack of rapid & classic techno that warrants bouncing to cassette just for the extra dose of fuzz as the planet moves slowly closer to the sun. Our 100th tape. Helix in the mix. Happy new year.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

It's Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Three

Last mix of the year and I thought I'd finish off the Jazzy Jazzy series

It's Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy
It's Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Two

Again, it's a bit different from the other two but (hopefully) this one sounds good in that time of doing nothing between Christmas and New Year

Kraftwerk - Tone Float
Kraftwerk - Megaherz
Gbáyá - Naa Ndongoe (Empire Centrafricain - Musique Gbáyá / Chants À Penser Vol. 1)
Gbáyá - Piere (Empire Centrafricain - Musique Gbáyá / Chants À Penser Vol. 1)
Gbáyá - Dadte (Empire Centrafricain - Musique Gbáyá / Chants À Penser Vol. 1)
Kraftwerk - Ruckzuck
Kraftwerk - The Hall Of Mirrors
David Axelrod - The Human Abstract

Friday, 23 December 2011

Niteshade Inc Podcast

Many, many, many thanks to Snooks at Bm Soho for asking me to do a mix for his podcast series. By some chance and good fortune, it has come out this weekend as the offical xmas guest podcast.

Check his work:
Strago and Snooks - Kuru
Strago and Snooks - Pills

We would like to wish all who have supported Niteshade Inc a great christmas and a happy new year! And what better way than to celebrate the coming of a new year than with a great guest podcast!

After enjoying this guys mixes we found through mixcloud (he runs a pretty good blog too) we thought we would hit him up and see if he wanted to do one for us.. He brought the goods.. In his own words:
It's an 'influences' mix with a lot of nods to some producers, labels, djs and record shops who inspire me and have become good friends through music in the last couple of years, namely Blackclassical, Seja Herói, Second Layer Records, Toby, Andrea and Ben at Svetlana Industries, Semtek and Bandshell.

Download/Stream Niteshade Inc Podcast 8

Track List:
Delia Derbyshire - Track 01
Delia Derbyshire with Barry Bermange - Dreams (Edit B)
Marvin Gaye vs. Svarte Greiner - I've Got My Halves (Seja Herói's Ambient Edit)
Delia Derbyshire - Delia's Theme
Delia Derbyshire - Planetarium
Delia Derbyshire - Music Of Spheres
Daphne Oram - Rockets In Ursa Major (Excerpt 3)
Daphne Oram - Fanfare Of Graphs
Daphne Oram - Studio Experiment No.5
Ursula Bogner - Soloresonanzen
Ursula Bogner - Für Ulrich
Ursula Bogner - Atmosphere 1
Ursula Bogner - Modes
Ursula Bogner - Speichen
Ursula Bogner - 2 Ton
Ursula Bogner - Metazoon
Irmin Schmidt and Bruno Spoerri - Rapido de Noir
Grouper - A Lie
Grouper - Moon Is Sharp
Vladimir Cosma - Psychochisme
Emuul - Expectations
Coil - Is Suicide a Solution?
Mika Vainio - In Silence A Scream Takes A Heart
Ricardo Donoso - The Deck Of An Ancient Ship
Agitation Free - Rücksturz
Can - Return To BB City
Tangerine Dream - Rain In NY City
Tangerine Dream - 8.07 And 5.23
Tangerine Dream - Creation
Tangerine Dream - Sunset Drive
Tangerine Dream - Airshaft
Tangerine Dream - Running Through The Hills
Tangerine Dream - Alley Walk
Tangerine Dream - Alien Voices
Tangerine Dream - Cyro Lab
Tangerine Dream - Healing
Dead Can Dance - Song of Sophia
Aphex Twin - Kesson Daslef
Soft Machine - French & German Lessons (Marbert Basement Extension)
Rodger Stella / Kites - Interior Moon Side A
Harmonia - Vamos Companeros
Jean-Michel Jarre - La Cage
Kraan - Die Maschine
Oval - Citibase
Cluster - Avanti
Holger Czukay - Persian Love
Harmonia - Hausmusik
Autechre - Weissensee Against Im Glück
Farben - Swinn Off
Can - Future Days (Carl Craig's Bladerunner Mix)
Hidden Hawaii Solaris Series -
Hype Williams - Warlord
Actress - Maze
BNJMN - One Sea (Lukid Remix)
Stanley Crouch - Ain't No Ambulances For No Nigguhs Tonight Part I

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