April 3, 2011

Eclectic Mixup: Clocks Forward Mix

Posted in Eclectic Mixup tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:42 pm by essentiallyeclectic

*Insert reverie about clocks going forward, spring time, longer days, sun etc here*

Bit late on this one, I know. But here’s some tunes for the better days…


José Larralde – Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito remix)

A clever and subtle mix of old and new from Chancha Via Circuito’s fascinating Rio Arriba album of last year. The chosen moniker of Argentinian producer Pedro Canale, Chancha Via Circuito (an amalgamation of Canale’s train journey to and from Buenos Aires) gently reworks a lilting melody from fellow countryman, folk singer José Larralde.

Hype Williams – Blue Dream

Highly enigmatic producer Hype Williams (not to be confused with the director of the same name) may possibly be based in London or Berlin, or somewhere else. His productions are as elusive as his personal details, and the recently released One Nation is a dense mix of far away beats. Blue Dream is taken from previous album Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite, And Start Getting Reel…

Kurt Vile – Goodbye Freaks

Having released the official Essentially Eclectic Album Of The Year So Far in the form of March’s Smoke Ring for my Halo, Kurt Vile makes it onto this mix with a bonus track from first Matador album, 2009’s Childish Prodigy. A riotous, driving instrumental, Goodbye Freaks is a uplifter, but in no way indicative of Vile’s usual songwriting.

Blackeye – Love Inks

Single teaser from Austin, TX based Love Inks, ahead of their debut full length release in May. Infectiously catchy 2-minutes of guitar pop.

Clams Casino – I’m God (Instrumental)

New Jersey-based Hip-Hop producer Mike Volpe, AKA Clams Casino, has just released his first instrumentals mix (download it for free HERE). I’m God isn’t on it, but shares the same euphoric production style as many cuts from this tape.

White Denim – Drug

White Denim return in June with a new album (D), with preview cut Drug doing the blog rounds at the moment. A semi-psychedelic rocker with a bit of a groove.

Burial, Four Tet, Thom Yorke – Ego

The Weeknd – What You Need

Peaking Lights – All The Sun That Shines

Galapagoose – Milkwood (feat. Panorama)

Four-in-a-row to induce a hypnotic state of being, including a radio rip of the upcoming Burial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke collaboration, a deep-frequency slice of R&B from flavour-of-the-monthers The Weeknd, the dubbed out Peaking Lights with a track from their recent 936 album, and a Galapagoose 2-stepper to snap you back out of it…

Manduka – Naranjita

Lastly, a track that just won’t leave me alone from south American Manduka’s 1972 debut. Intimately performed, aided by an over-saturated recording; one to fall asleep to.


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