Hazy Redwood

I love me some Neil Young, I also love me some Neil Young cover versions. I’ve heard my fair share of ol’ Shakey interpretations and I’m thrilled to have found a batch put together by Plantweed called The Redwood Lounge Vol. 1: A Crowded Hazy Bar that manage to eplore some really obscure cuts that don’t … Continue reading

MR & RT

If you’ve never heard Monster Rally before, prepare yourself for an adventure in modern exotica with a beat. Here he teams up with RUMTUM for a pay what you feel download release. Monster Rally & RUMTUM is the collaboration of Ted Feighan (Monster Rally) and John Hastings (RUMTUM). The two natives of Cleveland met in … Continue reading

Axe To Grind

“This is a mix of all David Axelrod productions. Extended breaks, mixed compositions and glitchy effects. Mr. Axelrod was far ahead of his time.” Beneficial via HQ HipHop  

Mirror Man

Particularly in the latter years of his life, Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart was incredibly reclusive and elusive. An enigmatic genius, cantankerous and a true taskmaster, it’s a treat to hear him wax lyrical on a matter of subjects. These tapes come courtesy of Alchemical Archives. I’ve also included this classic appearance on Late … Continue reading

Quakers

The long awaited Quakers project release drops TODAY on Stones Throw and by all accounts, it’s going to shake up the hip hop world in a big way. I can’t recall an album in recent years with this many Mic Controllers stepping up to rip it, all on one recorded artifact. Portishead’s Geoff Barrow aka … Continue reading

Whitney

Flora aka Rob Ross has made this lovely track made up of Whitney Houston samples. “Premonition” was made completely of manipulated Whitney Houston samples and fragments from a multitude of her tracks. I was never a “fan”. She was always tucked away in my musical timeline…never at the forefront…but never forgotten therefore my intent was … Continue reading

Another Angle (March 21 2012)

Here’s the show mix for this week. The new tune from UK teen duo Bondax (see clip above) is absolutely astounding, Australian psyche warriors Pond are on show and sounding way out, thought provoking raps from Illz and Fly Union are sure to please, R&B overtones via Air Tycoon, Chet Faker and Enchante only sweeten … Continue reading

Hollyweird

Tall Black Guy buses from Chicago and makes sweet beats for street peeps. Here are the two volumes of music he has made under the Weird Hollyweird banner guaranteed to put a dip in your hip and a crick in your neck. Free beats for free – switch it on. “The Hollyweird series explores the … Continue reading

Dying Songs

Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel, Postal Service, Figurine and more) has a great Tumblr spot in conjunction with his contributions to Dublab called Dying Songs. Here’s one of this Dying Songs mixes which show his love for “New music, Unreleased stuff, Remixes, Ambient pun-fun!” “New Dntel album coming out on Pampa Records in May!! Still features vocals … Continue reading

Psychemagik

In a recent conversation with a friend, we marveled at the sheer depth of the record crates held by the producers known as Psychemagik. Not only are their original tracks and remixes for others head and shoulders above the pack, their DJ sets are something to behold – thoughtful, tantalizing, trainspotter friendly and demanding repeat … Continue reading