Founder of London club Trash and producer of Mystery Jets and Late of the Pier Erol Alkan rolled out his Fourth of July mix on BBC Radio 6 on Saturday. Sure, it wasn't exactly a holiday in the U.K., but who cares?—we're spreading freedom worldwide. Oh, and you've only got five days left to check out this indie-dance-house-whathaveyou mix, so stream it now. Read more »
Those of you without a beach to comb or a BBQ to raid this holiday weekend might want to detour over to the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn. That’s because the folks at Woodsist and Captured Tracks have got a special two-day fest coming your way and the line-up is absolutely killer. Noiseniks and all can get their fazers set to stun as hitmakers from the Woodsist/Captured Tracks ilk zap some fuzz and scuzz straight to your skull. Read more »
As if that needed to be said... What we mean to say is that Grandmaster Flash is just one of the turntablist icons to be featured in Activision's new DJ Hero game, and we gotta admit, we're sort of stoked on this one. The hip-hop DJ legend lends his voice and knowledge to the game's tutorials, teaching players how to use the killer control surface while expounding on the game's mechanics. Read more »
High priestess of weird pop Björk recently laced stuffy NPR listeners with a survey of her favorite musical things, among them, Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, London's Micachu and The Shapes, Eyeless in Gaza, and fellow Icelandic singer Ólöf Arnalds. Check it all out here.
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The dublab collective has been offering free films for streaming via its website as part of the the VisionVersion film series, which follows L.A.-based artists around the city. Next up? It's none other than Busdriver, whose installment was filmed from his own vehicle as he cruises around Echo Park. Watch it here, where you can also download a version for your iPod. Read more »
Jack Revill (a.k.a. Jackmaster), Neil Morton (a.k.a. Nelson), and Calum Morton (a.k.a. Spencer) are the three heads behind Glasgow, Scotland's Wireblock imprint, and for their next project, they've crafted a free, three-part mix to Resident Advisor's fine site (there's an extensive feature on the label up as well).
Download now, all ye who love electro, dubstep, techno, grime, and U.K. funky house. And then keep an eye out for our feature on the label in August's Labels We Love issue.
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