April 3, 2011
Eclectic Mixup: Clocks Forward Mix
*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…
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.
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…
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.
Single teaser from Austin, TX based Love Inks, ahead of their debut full length release in May. Infectiously catchy 2-minutes of guitar pop.
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 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.
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…
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.