It’s only appropriate that for the 50th RAT we switch it up a little bit. I had been thinking about incorporating a mix series into the column for a while – lo and behold, DJ Ayres comes in with a new DJ mix of rappables right on time for this week’s edition.
The latest edition of the long-running White Light mix series comes from none other than Nacho Lovers. Sayeth NL: “You could say what strings this mix together is a general feeling of analogue warmth. Moments of dancefloor euphoria spread within a framework of late-night driving music. Music for dark and empty highways and red-lit basement parties, alike.” Download and space out now.
Bag Raiders continue their takeover of the Aussie airwaves with another DJ mix for JJJ Radio. This one is, in the words of Chris, “full of french house, touch, classics, throwbacks.. shit that got us into doing what we do…” and you can once again download it (along with the other two editions) from their Soundcloud.
Today RCRD LBL premiered the debut original track from Telephoned, “Hold Me.” It’s a new progression for the duo of Sammy Bananas and Maggie Horn, an effervescent indie jam that wouldn’t sound out of place next to their signature electronic covers of r&b hits and other poppables (which you’ve heard on their FG EP and freemixtapes, on the road with Chromeo, and at club nights around the world).
The good folks at Scion A/V have pressed this up on limited-edition 7″ vinyl, featuring sleeve art by Mike2600 and backed by a Telephoned cover (but of course!) on the b-side. “Hold Me (Alternate Version)” is a bittersweet gem, turning the dancey original into a delicate, country-flavored acoustic number. Stay tuned to this blawg for details on how to get a physical copy for yourself, meanwhile download both sides of “Hold Me” from these handy RCRD LBL widgets.
Bag Raiders follow up their disco mix for Australia’s Triple J radio with this housey collection. Well, technically it aired before the disco one, but they just Soundcloud-ed it last night. More importantly: it previews the Cassian remix of Sammy Bananas’ “Move Your Body,” out soon! What are you waiting for?
Even as his tour continues, Kingdom still finds time to drop gems for your listening enjoyment. Download his guest spot from Night Slugs’ Rinse FM show here (right click, save as) and check his recent 3-hour UStream DJ session with Total Freedom and Nguzunguzu here.
Kingdom’s latest original “Remember” (featuring Tiombe Lockhart of Cubic Zirconia) is featured on the Fool’s Gold Vol 1 compilation LP, don’t miss it!
Jokers Of The Scene have turned in a †Ø†▲LLY CR▲ZY remix of Salem’s latest single “Asia,” nine minutes and twenty-two seconds of nightcrawler drum machines and droning chords. Get hypnotized at Stereogum and The Fader. More JOTS on the way…
We already gave you the lowdown on Dust La Rock’s cassette collab with Michna, Mix The Orb. Hopefully you snatched up a copy when you had the chance… cause they all gone! Fortunately, the gents were kind enough to release a digital copy to the interworld today, courtesy of XLR8R.
There’s also going to be a release party next week (Sat 11/27) featuring all-vinyl sets from DJ Dara, Star Eyes, Michna and DLR himself at the Public Assembly Loft for maximum mindbending house party vibes. Don’t miss it! Read More