The Long Lost is a project by Alfred Darlington (Daedelus) and his wife Laura Darlington. At the end of this month their first official release, Woebegone, will be available through Ninja Tune on both 12″ vinyl and mp3 download.
Alas, today I have a couple of remixes for you from a dear friend of The Long Lost – Monsieur Flying Lotus, no less. Both remixes are for the title track Woebegone. The first is Flying Lotus’ Luckiest Charm, giving … [read more]
Fresh off of recent publicity garnered from the trailer for Pineapple Express – which used the track Paper Planes – I have for you today, via those good people at Blender.com, a rare and unreleased M.I.A. demo of a track called Hit That, which was produced by Bangladesh.
mp3: M.I.A. – Hit That
The third installment of Mr. Scruff‘s Ninja Tuna series is here! Previously we’ve had Donkey Ride/Giant Pickle and then Kalimba/Give Up To Get, but now we have Music Takes Me Up featuring none other than Alice Russell. Out now on both 12″ vinyl and mp3, the release also includes the tracks The Clock and Fix That Speaker.
The best hip-hop group in Australia, Hermitude, will be delivering their third LP, Threads, later this month on Elefant Traks. As a pre-cursor to that highly anticipated release, I have for you today a sneaky glance at one of the new tracks from messrs Luke Dubbs and El Gusto, aka: Hermitude.
Slychain is a chilled out banger encompassing a slightly latin influenced beat, mean synth samples and some tight scratches. There are multiple layers to this beautifully arranged track and it’s … [read more]
In 2007 a little known album on the Audio 8 record label crash landed into my Album Of The Year blog post. That album was Orange by Juba Dance. Benjamin Lamar and Polyphonic the Verbose are the duo that make up Juba Dance, and what they create is tough to pinpoint and describe. Essentially speaking it’s a sonic culmination of hip-hop, jazz, blues and probably half dozen more genres and sub-genres too! But what really stands out is just how damn fresh … [read more]