Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Staring At The Ceiling Mixtape

another week (and a bit), another mixtape.

originally intended to be my "Mellow Mellow" mix for Purple Radio, i missed that slot but recorded this anyway.

as you'd expect: it's an hour of laid-back, relaxed music. there's some old favourites on there, and hopefully some stuff you're not that familiar with.


Lonnie Liston Smith - Between Here & There
Arts The Beatdoctor - Split Personality (Part 1)
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Dim Skyline
Kraak & Smaak - Thinking Back
Mr Scruff - Bobby's Jazz Pony
Julien Dyne feat. Parks - Fallin Down
Freddie Cruger - I Got...
Baptman - I Luv 2 Luv U
TM Juke - Map One
Blackmonk - DRC
Bibio - Lovers Carvings (Letherette Remix)
Robert Glasper - FTB
Wax Tailor - Ungodly Fruit
DJ Krush - Song 1
DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World
Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse - Pure Imagination
The Williams Fairey Brass Band - Pacific 202

download: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zfx53d

the mix has also been uploaded to Soundcloud, for those of you that use it...

Staring At The Ceiling Mixtape [2010] by marky de sade

thanks, hope you like it. as ever, if you enjoy what you hear, go and support the artists by buying their music. keep these sounds alive.


Monday, 8 February 2010

Future Funk Mixtape

2010 has arrived and while i'm yet to be given the chance to buy a hoverboard, my old pal FUNK has certainly been providing some excitement of late.

as a genre it seems to be evolving now to include (or maybe just influence) a swathe of electronic, glitch hop, broken beat, chuggy, synthy, wonky productions - from all over the globe. so much development seems to have happened so quickly that it's difficult to predict where it's going to go next...so this isn't so much "future" as "now", really. um...sorry.

still, it's just under an hour of my current fave alt-funk tunes. i hope you enjoy it!


Linkwood - Tears
The Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Souls Brother
Pure P - Fonky President
Architeq - Sleeping Bear Lament (James Pants Remix)
Debruit - 149 Dalston Airline
Fulgeance - Tribute To Masekela (FULGEANCE BICOQUET EDIT)
Modeselektor - 2000007 (Siriusmo Remix)
Dam Funk - Hood Pass Intact
Tom Central - Hillbrook Boogie
Souleance - Manana
Mr Scruff - Giant Pickle
Julien Dyne - Incredulous
Blackmonk - Monkmuse In Da House
Arcadion - Fly Vision
Proof Of Concept - It Was A Train (Jazzsteppa Remix)
Dorian Concept - Tropical Hands
Onra - My Comet

Download 320kbps version here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/l22lxl

as always, if you like what you hear on this mix, go and buy more of the featuring artists' music (it'll be worth it - for each of them this stuff only touches the surface, trust me) and support quality independent labels. good music needs you.

UPDATE: i've just uploaded the mix to Soundcloud, too - for those of you who do that kind of thing...

Future Funk Mixtape [2010] by marky de sade


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Drilla's Free-Edits

i should probably spend a bit more time perusing the DJ History pages, because it's always chock-full of gems each time i do make a visit.

Drilla's work is a case in point. a couple of months ago i popped over to check out what was floating boats in chuggydiscobalearicland, and noticed he'd started a thread giving away an edit of his - a reworking of a Lack of Afro remix of a Diplomats of Solid Sound track. still with me? good...

it's a belter because it takes an otherwise quite tricky DJ's track and extends the intro out to something a bit more manageable than the original. it also rates highly because the original is so damn good! LOA's drums never fail to raise a smile here.

Diplomats of Solid Sound - If You're Wrong (Lack of Afro Remix) (Drilla's Edit)

not only that, but Drilla also puts up a re-edit of Breakestra's "Little Miss Funky Sole" for us to enjoy too. i think i prefer this to the Diplomats/LOA edit, it's immense...and every time i've dropped it at a party since, it's gone down a storm. the stretched-out intro break and drop into the horns are summink else; if you're spinning funk, you can't really go wrong with this.

Breakestra - Little Miss Funky Sole (Drilla's Edit)

finally, on a more downbeat tip, Drilla has recently dropped a Cymande edit - this time taking "Zion I" and dubbing it up, whilst maintaining the original melodic lifts. this is going to sound great in the summer, but until then, use it to warm yer frosty cockles.

Cymande - Zion I (Drilla's Edit)

GOOD FREE MUSIC - you can't really argue with that, can you? if you dig these be sure to pop over to DJ History and thank Drilla yourselves! oh, and check out the work he does with Drrtyhaze too - fine stuff.


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Avé Blaste - New Perspectives 001 Mix

it's always nice being given a nudge towards a fresh little mixtape, and i think you can afford to give this one (at only 28mins long) a bit of space on your mp3 player of choice.

put out just today by the Keep Up! crew in advance of the second of their "New Perspectives" nights, this mix takes you on a nice little saunter through the warm, funk-tinged, wonky side of current electronica. Avé Blaste has done a fine job here, and happily wins a place in my heart for including the excellent (and old fave on the Badly Packed Kebab) Siriusmo - "Wow". always a winner.

get this on and help the winter thaw edge in. oh, and the details for New Perspectives event on Saturday night can be found below, too - if you're in the area, head along!

Avé Blaste - New Perspectives 001 Mix
Grooveman Spot - Beat Intro
Flying Lotus - $tunt$ Outro Beat -
Dam Funk - Sideways
Owusu & Hannibal - Delirium (Morgan Geist Remix)
Siriusmo - Wow (modeselektor remix)
Fudge Fingas - Getting Togetha
Yellow Power - Hai Samurai (Pilooski Edit)
CINNAMAN/JAY SCARLETT - Paper Chaser (Mweslee instrumental remix)
Jay Dilla - Lightworks (Flying Lotus Remix)
Pilooski - Cant There Be Love
Discodeine - Homo Compatible
Azymuth - Melo Dos Dois Bicudos (Harmonic 33 Remix)
Dabrye - Air
Dabrye - Magic Says

listen // download (right click)

Saturday 6th February 2010
Keep Up! presents New Perspectives
Special Guest: Alexander Nut (Rinse FM/EGLO)

7pm till 1am, Free all night
The Social, Little Portland Street, London, W1

Facebook Event

also, if you've not listened to Mr Nut's excellent Rinse FM show, you can download last weeks here.