Friday, 28 December 2012

High Friends In Places



Is the latest 3-tracker EP from CUTmusic's head-honcho DFRNT. Here he's taking modern dub stylings in a different direction. First up with some up-beat synth-led brass-spattered 4-4 dub breaks, moving on to super-low sub, fluttering basslines and filtered horns and the last track finds him in more dubbed-out synth-led territory with a plodding bassline and vocal snippets. Just in Time for the New Year...Free D/L or drop some pennies for the Artist...Gorgeous!!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Panditji R.I.P.

(Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury 7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012)






Wednesday, 28 November 2012

On The Run


I’m keeping all the scars you gave me
 I show them to you indirectly
 I’m scratching at the pain within
 Let me show you how the world begins
 I’m so terrified of losing you
 I may be a prophet but I need a clue
 I’ve walked the earth my feet dark with dust
 Is there anything we can trust?
 I’ve been dreaming of a wonderful life
 Live in peace with a child and a beautiful wife
 But life’s a liar baby, life’s a cheat
 Making promises it cannot keep
 I’ve seen the promise, man I’ve seen a light
 I've been breathing in my freedom after such a long fight
 But I’ve been damaged by the damage done
 Now I’m living out my life like I’m on the run..



Tuesday, 6 November 2012

1960 What?



A quality remix of the Gregory Porter seminal Classic Jazz tune from Italian DJ/producer Gerardo Frisina....Blinding!




Sunday, 4 November 2012

El Zahir


One of those kinds of tunes that keeps on dazzling me..from back in the summer!


 

And check out the equally impressive remix.. 

  


Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Burg Re-Edit


Something uploaded only just the other day from Ebony Cuts a 2008 re-edit of a classic boogie tune by the Larry McGee Revolution celebrating the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football team from 1976. Only a few D/L's left, so grab it quick!!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Terry Callier R.I.P.

 May 24, 1945 – October 28, 2012


Very sad this week that we learn of the passing of the great Chicago singer/songwriter Terry Callier, on Saturday 27th, in hospital with his family in at the age of 67.




Check out his 2 hour fireside chat with RedBullMusicAcademy

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Close To You


A whole 8 track FREE set from New York City's Wolf+Lamb Go grab it!

  

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Let’s Make It Deeper


Looking forward to this debut LP from young house music upstart from Suffolk,UK. Gerry Read who's quietly been building a reputation for himself with his deep damaged take on the genre...Available from Fourth Wave a sub-label of RAMPrecordings on November 13th entitled "Jummy" with 13 original tracks,  if this jazzy sub-bass driven groove is anything to go by should be worth the wait!!!

 

1. Four Miles 
2. Evidence 
3. Give Myself To You 
4. Be Pushin (She) 
5. Moving Forward 
6. Crawl 
7. Idiot 
8. Turn 
9. Purple Fire 
10. Gibbon 
11. Let’s Make It Deeper 
12. Make A Move 
13. Sidecar

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Pyramid


One of the greatest electronic music producers of all time is back with a brand new album 'KU:PALM' due for release at the end of October. His 5th and 1st LP since 2007's collection 'Form & Function Vol. 2' as Photek himself says, The new set blends through different styles and sounds, including cinematic scores, ambient electronica and dub inflicted house. He's offered up the track 'Pyramid' as a free promo download and the album is available for pre-order from his site....Get on It!!!





1. Signals 
2. Quadrant 
3. Aviator 
4. Pyramid 
5. Shape Charge 
6. Munich 
7. Quevedo 
8. Mistral 
9. Oshun 
10. Sleepwalking Feat. Linche 
11. One Of A Kind 
12. This Love Feat. Ray La Montagne

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun


More great shit from the Brainfeeder camp courtesy of Now and Again Records  free D/L of the track "Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun"   lifted from The Gaslamp Killer's recent EP and dropping on his debut full-length album  "Breakthrough" released September 18th...Go grab it for a hi-tech psychedelic trip... HERE!!

 

Saturday, 15 September 2012

mixtape - the do-over


Late summer mixtape for your listening pleasure. Nothing deep,rare or obscure just classic covers re-edited, remixed, re-worked.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Black Magic Woman



Here's a rather tasty re-edit of the Santana classic, that will be dropped into a new mixtape uploaded tomorrow by San Fran's DJ Theory. Lifted from his summa pack of re-edited disco-biscuits and mash-ups, full pack available on tha D/L.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Flowers





Straight outta Forest Hill, London by way of Ghana, Andrew Ashong scats and strums along with Detroit's Theo Parris on the title track of his newly released EP on Sound Signature a late summer basement jam... Shit don't smell like Flowers...LARGE!!!



Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Boom



Boom is a collab between eclectic partners in crime Suzi ANALOGUE and TOKiMONSTA taking you on a Soulful/Beatz bonanza, a twisted hybrid of hip-hop, psych rock, R&B and electronic grooves to mess with your mind..The duo joined forces to begin this project under the distinct identity pseudonym of AnalogueMonsta, their eclectic musical upbringing and personal styles create a groove like no other!!....Get on it!



Saturday, 1 September 2012

History Of Spiritual Jazz Mix


Here's something to get your teeth, ears into....A monumental 12 hour, yeah! half day of Spiritual Jazz taken from the archives to celebrate the art form, courtesy of a dude called 'Black Classical'  You can Stream/DL it HERE and read more about it HERE

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

All Night Long


A slo-mo bass driven re-work of the Mary Jane Girls classic 'all night long' by Matthewdavid..None of your sweetness of the original...just a heavy speaker rattling groove! Free EP called 'Producers in 2012 Learn to Spread Love' on a click

Friday, 17 August 2012

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Tribute Mix


Check out the awesome tribute mix to the great Qawwali maestro by DJ Pathaan, on the 15th anniversary of his passing.


And Nitin Sawhney's GURU OF PEACE

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Monday, 6 August 2012

Au Seve



Getting smashed everywhere from Eclectic to House clubs, the epic bass belter from Julio Bashmore....Oh Baby!!!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Lovers Melt 3 Mix


Straight outta the Brainfeeder stable comes astral traveler Flying Lotus latest installment of his lovers melt mixes...now on number 3 a great accompaniment to your summer chilling.

A free D/L On tha Click
 


Just in time before he releases his forthcoming LP 'Until The Quiet Comes', dropping in October on Warp, that will have guest appearances from Thom Yorke & Erykah Badu, as well as the awesome bassist known as Thudercat....Kool as guests!

Monday, 2 July 2012

I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun


Following on from the great tradition of Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu Astatke
comes an amazing young pianist Samuel Yirga with an equally amazing story to tell.
Hot off the press this week and released thru REAL WORLD records, 'Guzo' (which means “journey” in Amharic) is Yirga's debut LP but his second release to date after last years solo release called 'Hager' and continues his journey thru jazz, funk, latin fusing with the traditional musical of Ethiopia and Ethiojazz...Taken from the LP is his re-working of The Rotary Connection's psychedelic soul classic which features guest vocalists The Creole Choir of Cuba, Nicolette (nigerian-british singer, famous for her collaborations with massive attack) and Mel Gara (another british singer whose origins are in iraq) This is one hell of an LP and sure to be a lot more to come from this emerging talent...This track is available for D/L HERE.




  

TRACKLIST
1.Abet AbeT
2.Tiwista
3.Ferma Ena Wereket
4.Ye Bati Koyita
5.Nou Se Soleil/I am the Black Gold of the Sun
6.Dance With the Legend
7.My Head
8.Drop Me There
9.The Blues of Wollo
10.African Diaspora (bonus track)

Available on July 9th from Womadshop

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Seven Steps For Better Listening Mix



Here's something that can keep the blues away if your country has left Euro2012 too early.
Created by dj and producer duo Sebo Sellout & Flow One, who have dished up a delicious chopped, looped, cut and paste mix of rare and hard-to-find records from all over the globe varying from scout troop flutes, psychedelic folk and exotic funk served up with amusing vocal clips in what they call a 'modern, multi-track break and sample mix' Apparently 12 months in the making this is the duo's  first mix together and well worth the wait in our opinion....Recommended and a D/L for pimping in ya wheels!


download



Saturday, 2 June 2012

I Feel...


 With the UK going bonkers this weekend over a certain Queen's jubilee here at mytea@om we will instead be celebrating the life of the far superior Queen of Disco, listening to her classic LP's, remixs & re-edits. One such gem was a single sided limited release back in '09 by Scottish producer  William Threlfall. A real hard to find piece of wax, fusing Donna vocals from 'I Feel Love' and Williams previously released  'The Shivering.'  Still one of the best remixes to date.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Superstition Remix

With a bad week for iconic music stars passing on, the queen of disco Donna Summer & Bee Gee Bro, Robin Gibb R.I.P. as well as Chuck Brown. Something to lift our spirits comes courtesy of remix/re-editor 'Obol' and his wickedly deep reinterpretation of the classic Stevie Wonder track, been getting airplay on most discerning radio shows and podcasts....Quality! and a D/L as well Here.

  

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Chuck Brown R.I.P.

(August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012)

“The Godfather of Go Go,” Chuck Brown the undisputed founder and creator of the Go-Go Sound passed away at the age of 75 yesterday after suffering with pneumonia.

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Monday, 7 May 2012

Cut12


CutMusic have just released their 12th installment from Berlin based Roughquest. The 'hybred EP' is another solid released from the Edinburgh label and one sure to find itself into many a DJ set, from the low slung atmospheric start of 'outside of you' featuring one Jessie Grace on vocals, thru tha deep percussive tribalism of 'northern lights' and finishing off the journey with tha dubby techno of 'the menace'. The whole EP is an expansive exploration of rhythm and tech-styled melody....Recommended!

You can support the label by dropping some coinage for the EP or free with a tweet.




Check out some of Roughquest's DJ mixes Here

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Happy & Deep Dark



If ya into some deep dark steppers skank, Canadian imprint Balanced records are offering up a free remix instrumental version of Dubmatrix's 'Happy & deep dark dub (feat Tippa Irie)' by Subatomic Sound System, off their recent  Northern Fraction 5 compilation a combination of classic sounding reggae and digital dub rolled together with some fantastic electronic fractured beats. Go grab tha Dub!

 


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Transitions


last month South Cali imprint plugresearch dropped the debut LP by Oakland beatmaker Elephant & Castle aka David Reep. His project was formed with the idea of making modern music out of mostly vintage material and on 'Transitions' he meticulously crafts a multi-layered sound where dusty jazz riffs, tribal drum patterns, deep sub tones and reverb-soaked strings into a stimulating musical cocktail. Plug are offering up the deep bluesy track 'Derni Paralysis' for free just drop you email in here


 


LP Available from plug/iTunes

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Knowledge


After the remergence of Belgium's R&S records from their self imposed 5 year hiatus as one of electronic dance music's more forward thinking imprints, comes the relaunch of their sister-label Apollo. From the early '90s through 2002 Apollo became one of the most respected labels in ambient techno, having released genre classics by such pioneering producers as Aphex Twin 'Selected Ambient Works 85-92', Jam & Spoon, Mixmaster Morris, Ken IshiiDJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo and Biosphere among many others. The first release is by Mancunian producer Synkro aka Joe McBride titled 'Broken Promise', normally known for his high tempo deep bass driven music, here he slows right down with some beautifully delicate yet hauntingly sounding ambience. On the track ‘Knowledge’ he delves into tabla percusion with deep dubby pads that transports you off to some far away place! Recommended..

Synkro is also offering up a free track 'I miss you' (not on the EP) courtesy of halcyon

Watch this label as there will be some great offerings forthcoming from Flash Forest w/Makoto remixes as well as Jack Dixon & Submerse




A1. Broken Promise
A2. Why Dont You
B1. Memories Of Love
B2. Knowledge
AMB1201

Available from boomkat/juno/beatport

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Cantina


Recently dropped on his soundcloud page, our fav twitter rantconteur Danny 'Altered' Natives has laid down an infectious trippy groove to keep ya feet stomping and head nodding. No wonder then that earlier in his career he was producing hip hop, and before that he was a backdrop graffiti artist.  Check out the dope MC version feat 'Doom' on tha mic. Both versions kindly shared...clicky tha down arrow! 




And keep ya ears to tha ground & ya eyes on here for info on his forthcoming 'Tenement Yard Vol.3' LP due to drop in June!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Picture This!

Dropping in ma inbox this week is the awesome Detroit native Kerry Dixon Jr's EP 'Picture This'.  8 tracks of exclusive motor city magic from Future jazz, soul/gospel-tinged house, techno and deep disco delights! free download courtesy Of ScionAudioVisual.
 Just drop your email in for a must grab!!



1.9 nights 2 nowhere 
2.Basement party 
3.Saturday at the rock 
4.U ranaway 
5.Pray 4 love 
6.Hold it down 
7.Got 2 make it 
8. Got to make it (dub)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The Good Leaf Remix

 A remix that went under the radar but brought to us courtesy of the Fader.com
Spoek Mathambo's mix submerges the vocal in a disco swamp, adds flange and kicks up the back beat..intoxicating! Free mp3 on the down arrow..


 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Sex


With a track of his dropped into our 3B mixtape, Brighton's young producer Slugabed aka Greg Feldwick comes with a hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album for NinjaTune titled 'Time Team' dropping in May. Following on from 2 EP's already for the label as well as for Ramp & PlanetMu. Having a love of funk, prog and odd-house, on SEX the 1st single from the album (out on April 9th) he delivers a lush synth funk-boogie work out that entices the listener to enjoy "a soundtrack to your nights of digital pleasure-seeking"
Download courtesy of Mixmag. Also NinjaTune are offering a free download of the Daedelus remix.

download

 

 

Saturday, 31 March 2012

mixtape - 3B


A recent mixup showcasing the amount of great music available as free downloads (some blogged some not) from heavyweight labels such as Ninja Tune, XL & Japan's 7even Recordings to NeT labels, Cut, Echodub & Abaga...nJoy!



Thursday, 29 March 2012

Put Your Hands On Me Baby


 A quality re-edit of a Joss Stone track from the Ukrainian producer Koloah, we blogged about on the Cut11 release. Will drop this into a mixtape, watch this space.

download

  

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Please Forgive My Heart


The Mack is Back!!...Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack's first Album in 13 years is due for release on the 11/12th June on XL Recordings, produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell and titled  'The Bravest Man In The Universe'. But the news is sadden a little with the diagnosis of his 1st stage of colon cancer and pneumonia recently. Prayers going out to the Mack for a speedy recovery. Here's the first single from the LP...


download 

or HERE



Sunday, 25 March 2012

Cut11


This time dropping an EP from Ukrainian producer Koloah, who delivers 3 tracks of strong rhythmic elements, solid synth work, loopy vocals and deep bass tones. You should find something to like on here, whether it's the rolling starter "In The Beginnin'", the hyped up stomp of "I'm In Love With U" (our fav) or the more relaxed considerations within title track "Love".  Quality as always!  Free D/L with a Tweet. 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Old Soul


If like me you get the urge for some drop beatz now and again, you could get bang on point with North Carolina based producer L’Orange top quality tribute project to Billie Holiday. Free Download go grab it!

(L’Orange says)
“Billie Holiday is my muse. Her creative vision and stylistic integrity have influenced both my music and my writing. When I decided to work on this project, I wanted to approach it with respect for her music. I wanted these remixes to be both inspired by and dedicated to the life and craft of one of the most innovative and soulful singers of all time. Each track is designed to represent a significant part of Billie Holiday’s life.”


 

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Film: Blank City


A love letter to New York, a cultural portrait of Manhattan in the days before Reagan, big money, and gentrification forever altered the fabric of the city. More;


 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Seeds


The highly anticipated LP by Georgia Anne Muldrow is about to drop on the 27th courtesy of SomeOthaShip Connect  and the first full length project produced by the Beat Konducta Sensei: Madlib.
 We've been busting the title single since it's release in February and never tire of it...It just Pops in all the right places and as GAM says herself  'It's a diss record to that ugly corporation Monsanto, about seeds, children and contemplating the future'   Right Onn!






Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Blues (It Began In Africa)


Brand new from the Black Acre label by Romare on a spiritual jazz tip with a deep 4x4 bass riff, that's building a bridge between the tradition sound palette of Africa and Future dance rhythms....Recommend!


A1 Freedom (Aspirations Of A Prisoner)
A2 The Blues (It Began In Africa)
B3 Down The Line (It Takes A Number)
B4 I Wanna Go (Turn Back) 
ACRE032

Available here - boomkat/piccadilly/juno/zero-inch

 Check out Romare's year collecting samples and working on his concept.

 

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Film: Sound It Out!


A distinctive, funny and intimate film about the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, in the North East of England. Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days. A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT  documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.The film depicts the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives..High Fidelity with a Northern Accent. Highly Recommended!

Trailer


Get the DVD Here.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kinshasa Superbad


Following on from the DRC Music  Kinshasa 1.2 concept LP dropped last year by Damon Albarn, Warp Records  & Oxfam, there now comes a new musical documentary 'Congotronics vs. Rockers' an evolving cast of 10 Congolese musicians and 10 members of various indie-rock bands who've come together to record and play live gigs across the world. Filmmaker Pierre Laffargue has chronicled the Superband - which includes members of Konono N°1, Deerhoof, and Wildbirds &  Peacedrums plus Juana Molina and others..A project conceived by Marc Hollander and Vincent Kenis from Crammed Discs in Belgium.Here's the first glimpse of the promo Reel.

Here you check out the Congolese members of the live group on their way to last years Fuji Rock festival in Naeba, Japan.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

CUT10


The Actaeon EP is the 2nd to drop in 2012 from our Favorite Netlabel CUT, they are really becoming prolific. Now on their 10th release this time brought to you by label curator DFRNT, and provides a showcase of his recent stylings of clean-cut minimal intricacies, infinite synth stabs and mellow vocal work with a suitable helping of bass when required. This EP showcases a slightly alternative side to the producers work with 3 originals and 2 remixes in a clear shift in tempo, albeit with emotion, melodies and musical sensibility that sits well in the labels discography. Free Download

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Prince Mix by DāM-FunK


The ever brilliant Wax Poetics magazine is on it's 50th Issue and tenth anniversary and to celebrate reaching the milestone they have enlisted the also brilliant "Ambassador of Boogie Funk" DāM-FunK to mix a Prince special with a free download (click on down arrow)...how kool is that! Essential for bumpin' in ya wheels!


TrackList: 
1. Prince & the Revolution - 17 Days (original version)
2. DāM-FunK - 17 Days (D-F Re-Freak)
3. Prince - Irresistible Bitch (Props Re-Edit)
4. Prince (featuring Andre Cymone & Pepe Willie) - One Man Jam
5. Prince - Wet Dream Cousin
6. Prince - Dirty Mind (1981 Live Version)
7. Prince - Soft & Wet (original version)
8. Prince - Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (D-F Extended Re-Edit)
9. Prince - Sticky Like Glue (Props Re-Edit)
10. Prince & the Revolution - All My Dreams

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Brainfeeder Mix


The FREEbies keep coming, A 22 track Brainfeeders exclusive mix compilation of amazing beatz from artists on the LA label of Flying Lotus including tracks from Austin Peralta, TokiMonsta, Mono/Poly, Thundercat, Daedelus, Dorian Concept, MatthewDavid, Lorn, Samiyam, The Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Teebs and an exclusive download from Lapalux celebrating a recent Label Of The Year award...Put together by Zhahn Ruh with a couple of tracks of his own.This is a killer mix, grab it while you can!....HERE.