Wednesday, December 16, 2009

sagittarius beats pt.2 (space heaters)

it's the climate change edition of the whip test. this one's pretty thoroughly woven; part two of a mix i did for an archer friend of mine. featuring: Malvina Reynolds, Town & Country, Caural with one from the Misel Quitno remixes, a handful of beats from the new Paul White ep, Lone, and Mike Slott, a vintage synth piece from Nite Jewel, couple from Flying Lotus, one dilla beat, Hudson Mohawke and Dabrye ATL remixes, Shlomo, Madlib, couple tracks from Bilal (Radiohead cover), two beats from TokiMonstr and DOOM, a Baden Powell guitar piece, Cat Power, Felix, and Roberto Carlos Lange with a nice warm drone piece closes things out. hope u enjoy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

depression era beats

Disclaimer: not actually depressing.... well, most of it anyway.
ok here goes another batch, with: planet earth rock n roll orchestra, popol vuh (the instrumental, german version of the allman brothers), Mike Slott, Oh No with one from the overstanding beat tape, pete rock interpretations by Mr. Chop, one from the new Hudson Mohawke, a Ras G beat, some semi-unreleased Flying Lotus, couple of Dilla beats, Declaime over another from Flying Lotus, the Heliocentrics with the disembodied voice of Nico, a sweet Brazilian track from an old prefuse 73 mix, Josh Abrams (Town & Country), Sleepy Sun with a slow jam from their new record, Hala Strana (crumbling gypsy hymns), some guitar player, more Mr. Chop, Felix, Bob Dylan, Sly Stone cover from Medeski, Martin & Wood, one from the Department of Eagles, and Dimlite with a remix of Ritornell's Golden Solitude.

theoretically, you could dance to some of this. enjoy!

Friday, October 30, 2009

day of the dead beats

happy halloween everybody. this one came together pretty quickly, anchored by some (kinda spooky) pop gems i've been finding lately and featuring, in order of appearance: the Beatles, Nancy Elizabeth, Broadcast, Phantogram, HBO (harrison blakoldman), Washed Out, Oh No with a couple from the Now Again beats, Little Dragon from the machine dreams ep, Bilal, Kid Koala (bell orchestre remix), Julian Casablancas (warning: contains guitar), Beck and record club project covering the Velvet Underground, Yo la Tengo with a slow burner from their new one, Koushik instrmntl, Bibio remix, Dilla bonus beats resurrection, one from the Q-Tip re:issue, anothr beatles hit, gypsy majik from a Hawk and a Hacksaw, Sir Richard Bishop live from ancient persia, and Bahamas on the outro jam.

peace & enjoy the sounds.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

balance beamers no.1009

this one goes out to all the libras out dere, featuring: marc ribot n spiritual unity, electric wire hustle (representin new zealand), couple tracks from the new beat dimensions comp, one from the new f*ck buttons record, three from Teebs, two from koushik (beep number 23 & bonus beats from the out my window instrumentals), oldie but goodie from bilal, dabrye remix instrumental, shafiq hussein, a hawk & a hacksaw, MFDOOM, madlib, raekwon & ghostface, jimi hendrix, crystal antlers, cryptacize, volcano choir, sebastien roux, and the mighty broadcast (all circles vanish.)

pretty beat heavy, but i'm feelin it. enjoy!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

vitamin beats

new beat test. in the mix: rahsaan roland kirk, green lantern beastie boys rmx, dilla, beans (anti-pop), one from the new ras g ep, GB, some fresh beats from Teebs (LA ish), Madlib & Jill Scott, Badu co.fee remix, j.rawls, automator, st.vincent solo piano, brendan canning (broken social scene), jimi hendrix, genetic STS9 rmx, geology, more GB, more dilla (force of nature beat), my first mashup in about ten years, curtis blow, an heirloom donut, and john lennon.

please turn it up, thanks!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

medicine music

here's a long ambient mix for meditation, walking in the clouds, watching paint dry, etc. with sounds from mountains, greg davis & sebastien roux, lotus plaza, a lesson from john coltrane, flying lotus infinitum (daedelus remix snippet), and alice coltrane with shiva loka from the journey in sat-chit-ananda record. slow shifting texture patterns. medicine music.

Monday, August 17, 2009

in the pines

here goes another batch, featuring a couple songs from smog and dm stith, a handful of beats from TOKiMONSta, samiyam, dilla, flying lotus, Teebs & ras g, one from golden solitude = new joint from austrian duo Ritornell, intro from the new j.rawls (science from john coltrane), flying lotus infinitum megamix with Daedelus and Life Force Trio, one from Reminder (Josh Abrams), Paul McCartney, prefuse 73 end of seasons remix, new wilco, old bibio, and one more from the new flying lotus ep. in the pines....... enjoy.

Friday, July 31, 2009

disco edits

here we go, another collection of beats n sounds for y'all with.... nosaj thing, GB on the cosmic beach boys mix, radiohead, dam funk, blackmonk, flying lotus' king midas sound remix, three beats from jneiro jarel (incl. one repeat from last time, sorry thats how it went down!), cut chemist brazil suite, roberto lange, bibio, dark night of the soul, st. vincent, dilla..... and al green.

it sounded like a good idea at the time anyway. enjoy!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

beats n folks.....

here's something i recorded today, featurin beats n songs by::
dept of eagles, koushik, mf doom, waajeed & bling47 group, flying lotus, muhsinah, medeski martin & wood, the slapped eyeballers, helado negro (roberto lange), thief, jackie-o motherfucker, cat power, a surprise musical guest from new jersey, and....

bonus beats! with j. rawls, dr who dat (jneiro jarel), shafiq hussein (sa-ra), jahbitat, nobody, mia doi todd, dilla, and madlib.

kind of sprawled out a little on this one, enjoy please. thanks.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

earth beats // air beats

new beat test featurin, in order of appearance::
flying lotus, unreleased beat
dimlite remixing build an ark
jaytram only a season
one from the new koushik beat tape
a new floating points track
mux mool off his last ep
j.rawls and middle child
wu tang clan, chamber music joint
st.vincent from her first album
one from bibio, ambivalence avenue
country shoegaze joint from lotus plaza
daedelus and carlos nino from the new
build an ark remix ep//

Monday, June 22, 2009

renaissance beats

another batch... this one covers a lot of ground, gets kind of loud/dissonant but hums along well i think. built around a bunch of unreleased flying lotus tracks i've been wanting to hear together, and featurin:
ernesto gonzalez, aquarius
dimlite, count yr sunrises
red (turntable beats)
flying lotus x burial
durlin lurt, jim henson bangr
prefuse 73, one world extinguisher
q-tip on the dilla re-work
& samon kawamura astral travelling (pharoah sanders) choppr.
renaissance beets by thewhiptest

Sunday, June 7, 2009

theme from paris

i made this a couple weeks ago n forgot about it, fortunately it doesn't sound dated yet. starting off with the title track from james pants and a flurry of beats from hudson mohawke, nosaj thing, dilla, madlib, and pete rock... what else... a song from beirut, a sweet gaslamp killer selection, one from the amazing house shoes mix the king james version, koushik, and a beat from the new dilla release jay stay paid. it's kind of a tear jerker. enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

more beats

another batch, featuring:
some british band, mike slott, dimlite, either a sa-ra or bling47 beat (one or the other) via Low End Theory, beat tape selection from madlib, two from ras g and the afrikan space program, and a few more from animal collective, caural, and little dragon.... sweet dilla beat from the illa j album on the outro. enjoy!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

wild mercury beats

forward ever, backward... sometimes.
here's a new flock of beats featuring samiyam,
dilla, mike slott, samon kawamura, carlos nino,
and j rawls. jose gonzalez and do make say think
with Ak/Family on the end-piece.
shout out to bob dylan.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

summer jams

inspired by a warm wknd in sf, this is a mix of summer jams n pop gems from the past few years, bookended by two dilla beats. bump this one in your jeep. songs include:

jaheim's ghetto classic "125th" (kind of tongue-in-cheek, but not really... i love this one, it reminds me of riding around uptown in the summer), daedelus, school of seven bells, TI, flying lotus, aloe blacc (oh no on the beat, sam cooke cover), STS9 better day//trinocular (Richard Devine remix), dimlite, and j.rawls with the brown skin lady instrumental.

classic material :)

summer jams

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

sad songs on the radio

its the slow jam edition of the whip test, with songs from build an ark, sade, cocorosie & daddy kev, samiyam, mathew dear, on!air!library!, bardo pond, skygreen leopards, calexico, and vetiver...... enjoy.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


beet test number eight, now with playlists!
featuring, in order of appearance:
miguel atwood ferguson's orchestral
arrangement of j dilla's "antiquity" beat
dimlite's back to the universe, the slapped eyeballers remix
waajeed reworking marvin gaye's inner city blues
king midas sound, one ting (dabrye remix)
declaime, whole wide world... flying lotus production
onra, i wanna go back from chinoiseries
intro>>la llama from the new Savath y Savalas record
leb laze bonus beats from the leyode album
aloe blacc, and tape on the outro......
springtime sounds.

beet test 08 by thewhiptest

Friday, March 20, 2009

folk test 01

folk test! an experiment in long form, featurin a dusty track off the new calexico, something from mia doi todd's last record Gea, a reminder bonus beat, phosphorescent on the epic temper tantrum, tape (from sweden), bill frisell, tenniscoats, and bob dylan (in that order).

folk test 01 by thewhiptest

Monday, March 16, 2009


beet test number seven.... saint patrick's edition. well, bagpipes anyway. this one gets kind of LOUD, don't be scared just ride it out.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

beet test 06

here's one for the headphones.... enjoy :)

beet test 06 by thewhiptest

Thursday, March 5, 2009

beet test no.5

the fifth installment.... this one starts off with dimlite and the slapped eyeballers with a hyper danish beat driven pop joint followed by two from hudson mohawke, a snippet of the new prefuse 73 record (it's amazing) and kind of a dark electric 80s block (rest in peace to charlie cooper.) some lite rock at the end too from mia doi todd n nobody (aka elvin estella.)

peace n enjoy the sounds.
beat test 05 by thewhiptest

Sunday, March 1, 2009

the long lost

here are a few songs from the long lost, new project by daedelus and laura darlington, both from los angeles... i had this one on repeat last night. pure novelty.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

beet test 04. space flight

beet test! i like how this one came together... it kind of unintentionally traces the evolution of stylized sound fx, bouncing back n forth between rootsier tracks, older breaks, and some soundtrack stuff. shouts out to sixto rodriguez, the gold sparkle trio, hudson mohawke & mike slott. theres a nice samon kawamura beat in there too. enjoy...

Monday, February 16, 2009

mountains. choral

this is a mix of the new one from mountains, one of my favs out of brooklyn. mountains does folksy electroacoustic drones, weaving together synthetic and handmade sounds with field recordings in waves of luminous, shifting patterns. they really tie the room together. choral is their third proper recording, both their previous releases & really anything off the apestaartje label is worth scooping up.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

beet test 03: sunday in the rain.

heres some rainy sunday beats, featuring my man epstein y su conjunto in the mix, plus dj krush w/zap mama, badu, jay electronica, and a nice sonic youth outtake at the end..... recorded live, sunday in the rain..... peace!

Friday, February 6, 2009

thank you jay dee

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006)

it's dilla month this month. or perhaps black history embodied and expressed in sound-month. dilla's music is above and beyond. the work of a genius who, like mozart, was born at the perfect juncture of time and space to express his gifts; detroit, michigan, the rising wave of underground hip-hop. plenty of records to listen to.

this one jumps around a lot, from early slum village-era beats, to delicious vinyl joints, beat tape selections, some donuts, some stuff from the shining, electric circus, and some interview pieces. it's maximalist, and sort of skewed towards the esoteric/instrumental/spiritual side of things, but all n all i think its a good picture of the scope of dilla's work. please turn it up.

ॐ अह हम

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Harmonic 313

harmonic 313.... this makes me want to get out my tron suit and go racing around detroit at night....

Sunday, February 1, 2009

beet test no.2

//more home made beats by flying lotus, dr. who dat, samon kawamura, kev brown, and an electric circus dilla beat at the end.... oh and my mans mahavishnu john mchlaughlin w/saphire bullets of pure love from the birds of fire joint back in..... seventy-something. 73? something like that....

Saturday, January 31, 2009

mellow aftrnoon musik

thirty minutes of an afternoon in mid-winter, san francisco//

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


For the past four or five years Dimlite has been making some really great experimental beats-oriented music..... i don't know much about him except that hes from Switzerland and he just completed work on an album with Scott Herren (Prefuse 73, with whom he shares some obvious aesthetic sensibilities).... he also has a new record coming out this spring which sounds amazing.....

Here is a short mix of beats from Dimlite.... an intro from his Misel Quitno side project, couple of tracks each from his last two records, and some cool interludes which i like..... dude obviously had access to some records growing up.

You can also grab a mix of outtakes from his last album here.... kind of a wild 10 minute mashup of stuff with an awesome end-piece anyone who makes art should probably hear.....


Thursday, January 22, 2009

madlib. dil cosby suite

madlib's tribute to j dilla comes out on CD next month....

taking jay dee's late beat tapes, and probably his record collection, as a jumping off point, madlib's created a kind of endlessly morphing soul-sound collage. i find it really visual in a way. rhythmically, these two volumes of the beat conducter series represent a kind of roots form of the heartbeat pulse-swing behind all of dilla's music.

check the string sample of the roots' "act too/love of my life" joint from things fall apart. probably nabbed from carlos nino and miguel atwood ferguson's orchestral translations of dillas work, also set to drop next month.

here is a mix of a few of my fav beats on the record.... and a flying lotus beat thrown on the end, enjoy!

dil cosby suite - Madlib