Is a mixtape still a mixtape when there’s also a substantial visual element to it?
DK of Ninja Tune’s fame, and one of the key figures behind the legendary Solid Steel radio show, has sent us this link of his latest excursion into audio-visual mixing. It was done on Serato, using the video plug in, and it’s a beautiful marriage of sight and sound.
The music is mostly a run through the “best of 2010″, with a bit of Ninja’s own thrown in for good measures – it was their 20th birthday this year, after all.
This one is not for a casual play while reading email or going through the RSS feed. Free up an hour, get a bowl of popcorn (or other experience inducing substances) and watch this properly.
Adele – Rolling in the Deep – Jamie XX remix // XL
Dapp – First Off // Ecco Chamber
Darkstar – Gold – John Roberts remix // Hyperdub
Cosmin TRG – Space Station Love Affair // Monkeytown
Julio Bashmore – Battle for Middle You // PMR
Tom Trago – Lost in the Streets of NYC – FS Green remix // Rushhour
Bunny on Acid – Oxygen – NDV remix // Botanika
Sully – Black Projects // Fat City
Instra:Mental – Voyeur // Disfigured Dubz
Kelis – Brave – Dark Sky remix // Polydor
Girl Unit – IRL // Night Slugs
Sepalcure – Your Love // Hotflush
Objekt – Tinderbox // Objekt
Urban Tribe – untitled // Mahogani
Orphan101 – Propa // Apple Pips
Brandy – Angel in Disguise – Fantastic Mr Fox remix // Erca
Andreya Treyana – A Town Called Obsolete – Mala remix // Ninja Tune
Morgan Zarate – Hookid // Hyperdub
Chris Brown ft Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne – Look at Me Now // Jive
Leatherface – Ghetto Boy // Juke Trax
Tokimonsta – Park Walks // All City
Erk the Jerk – Perfect Mistake // Red Planet
Vindahl ft Coco – Head Over Heels // Tokyo Dawn
Full Hebrew text at Walla!Culture
Anika – End of the World // Stones Throw // 0:00
Cody Chesnutt – Where is All the Money Going // Vibration Vineyard // 2:50
The Bees – Winter Rose // Polydor // 5:30
Nina Simone – Baltimore (Reggae re-edit) // white // 9:50
Nicolas Jaar – Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Dust // Circus Company // 14:40
Jamie Woon – Blue Truth // Candent Songs // 18:00
Lukid – Veto // Werk // 21:30
Ahu – To:Love (Tightface remix) // One Handed // 23:00
Dilla vs. Michael Jackson – Player Has Butterflies (J Rocc blend) // Stones Throw mp3 // 26:00
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar (Ambassadeurs reconstruct) // Bandcamp // 28:30
Teams vs. Star Slinger – 86 Carat Gold // Mexican Summer // 31:30
James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream // Atlas // 34:00
Andreya Treyana – Far Closer (Tokimonsta remix) // Ninja Tune // 38:00
Sarah Vaughan – Mystery of Man (Marc Rapson re-work) // Rapson // 42:30
Hype Williams – Untitled // Destijl // 46:00
Jay Electronica – The Announcement // Decon // 47:30
Dimlite – Loins // Now Again // 50:10
Frikstailers – Bicho de Luz (Version Tucu Tucu) // ZZK // 54:00
Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX remix) // XL // 58:00
Maddslinky ft. Tawiah – Further Away // Tru Thoughts // 61:35
A bit of a funny one for the 100th episode, made up of only music I heard till the age of 18. Full Hebrew text at Walla!Culture
Pantera – Planet Caravan // EastWest
Deus – Jigsaw You // Island
The Congos – Ark of the Covenant // Blood & Fire
Portishead – It Could Be Sweet // Go! Beat
Tindersticks – Milky Teeth // Bar None
The Afghan Whigs – My Curse // Elektra
The Beatles – Run for Your Life // EMI
Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul – Fallin’ // Sony
Massive Attack – Daydreaming // Wild Bunch
Joao Gilberto – A Luxo So // Philips
Billie Holiday – Love Me or Leave Me // Verve
Jimmy Cliff – Sitting in Limbo // Island
Tricky – Suffocated Love // Fourth & Broadway
Beastie Boys – Lighten Up // Capitol
Faith No More – Midlife Crisis // Slash
Orbital – Belfast/Wasted // Volume
Musical Youth – Heartbreaker // MCA
Erykah Badu – Boogie Nights/All Night (live) // Universal
David Bowie – Wild is the Wind // EMI
NDV (Nadav Ravid), half of Polar Pair and half of the Botanika label/DJ crew, is starting 2011 with a bang.
The flood of releases includes two remixes for Maddslinky and Tawiah‘s torch song, Further Away, one by Polar Pair and another as an NDV solo affair (forthcoming on Tru Thoughts, alongside remixes by Falty DL, Funk Butcher, Illum Sphere, EL-B and others). A wonky beats & bass workout, Look at the Stars, has just been released via Bonzzaj records (featured here on Generation Bass), and to top things off, here are a couple of dancefloor EP’s for the Botanika label.
Logariddmic and Algoriddmic are both 3-track EP’s covering a range of BPMs, stylistically touching on house, broken beats, funky and dubstep. Following the footpath of his 2010 Southbridge EP, all tracks are drenched in low frequencies and percussive workouts, while maintaining enough room for their lush melodies.
Out of my Head – actually an NDV remix to an unreleased Polar Pair track – manages to have a house feel without resorting to a steady, predictable 4X4 beat – like a tough love-child of Brackles and Deadboy, high on E, and very late at night. Logariddmic, another monstrous hybrid, fuses heavy bass, afro percussion, soulful vocal snippets and a plethora of analog and digital synths, while Port Zero is washed with strings and pads for that end-of-the-night-tingly-feeling.
The Logariddmic cover was designed by Tubi, a local designer and fellow Tel-Aviv based DJ.
Logariddmic is released digitally on February 21st through Botanika Records.