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Podcast 157: Alex B

LA might get all the shine for the burgeoning beat scene, but a few states over in Colorado, producer Alex B (a.k.a. Alex Botwin) has been quietly setting up an abstract, instrumental fiefdom of his own. (That's why we recently tapped him to host the Denver edition of our ongoing City Guide series for XLR8R TV.) As head of Elm and Oak, which functions as a record label, design shop, and clothing line, Botwin's talents aren't limited to just beatmaking, although his debut album, Moments, certainly garnered plenty of attention when it dropped earlier this year. Next week, he'll be setting off on a massive US tour—check the litany of dates here—and as a little preview, he's assembled this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast. It's a layered, at times psychedelic, journey through hip-hop beats, dubstep brawn, and bedroom-studio skronk that nicely showcases Botwin's talents; as it happens, he either produced or remixed half the songs here. Throw in some unreleased gems from like-minded beat producers, and this podcast is poised to get any beat freak salivating.

01 MNDSGN "***reversefootsteps"
02 Toro Y Moi "Fax Shadow" (Carpark)
03 Robot Koch "Devil Drums (Alex B Remix)" (Friends of Friends)
04 Adam Deitch "Fat Boyyy"
05 Leonard Dstroy "Hypnotized feat. Brother of Moses and Reggie B." (Bloom Bap)
06 Alex B "At Channel One/Mr. Me Too Remix"
07 Alex B "Chip Chop" (Elm and Oak)
08 Leonard Dstroy "Sunbeams"
09 Alex B "Getting to Know You" (Elm and Oak)
10 Alex B feat. Quiz "Fuss"
11 Alex B feat. Quiz "Yea Girl"
12 Alex B "Dehydration"
13 Jonwayne "Pondwater" (Wedidit)
14 Devonwho "untitled"

14 comments Alex B

shortstack (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 10:23

Have been waiting for this one to drop for a minute, big one Alex!

Darryl Deleon Lopez (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 17:45

Reversefootsteps. .. ugh

crystal_instrument (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 20:50

Dopeness. i liked the old mixes you put out, especially the mr. nice guy, but this one is whats up homie! See ya in the D

demencha.com (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/25/2010 - 13:52

props for throwing in some LENNY D!!

Wallace B (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 08/25/2010 - 17:19

SHitz neckbreaking !

Lazyb (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 08/26/2010 - 14:40

Whooosh this mix is hawt!
amazing tracks

Mr me too remix is done by mister Alex B?

Gorph (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 08/29/2010 - 20:02

Quiz + Alex B...I want more!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 18:54

I wouldn't call that a MASSIVE US tour.... he doesn't even hit up a spot west of denver. Thanks for gettin my hopes up yo.

That said, mix is way sick.

Po0o0o0ose (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 15:56


Come to the UK

satori7 (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 09/05/2010 - 08:17

been bumpin this 1 since it dropped!unfortunately i missed alex's set at the tabernacle opening up for the biscuits, but hopefully will catch him again in a few weeks.. dude is killin it right now!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 09/05/2010 - 14:47

Fat Boyyyyyy was made on an old triton!!

BTay (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 10:45

So, when can I get that first track?

SanfordBlack (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 08:16

Ooh, come on through, B!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 16:34

Your link is fucked...

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