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....