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'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
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
from the ny times:
From the late 1940s to the early ’70s Moondog was as recognizable in the New York City landscape as the Empire State Building, and nearly as striking. A tall blind man with long hair and beard, wearing a handmade Viking helmet and primitive cloak, he regularly stationed himself at Sixth Avenue and 54th Street, which cops and cabbies knew as Moondog’s Corner. Dispensing his poetry, politics, sheet music and recordings (some on boutique labels, some on majors), he was sought out over the years by beats, hippies and foreign tourists, but also by the media and celebrities, from Walter Winchell and “Today” to Marlon Brando, Muhammad Ali and Martin Scorsese.
here are some cool avant garde jazz compositions by moondog....