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Podcast 171: Matthewdavid

The ranks of LA's beat scene have swelled exponentially in the past year, but even amongst the sea of FlyLo knockoffs, a small cadre of truly innovative producers continues to stand out. One of those producers is Matthewdavid, an accomplished beatmaker and sound collage artist who also happens to run the inventive Leaving Records label. Both David and the Leaving imprint are known for their love of unusual releases, whether it be limited-run cassettes with custom-made artwork or hand-painted floppy disks. So when we invited Matthewdavid to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, it comes as little surprise that he elected to do something special. His All the Love I Feel for You mix is quite unlike any other podcast we've ever hosted, as David has combined abstract gems with field recordings, discarded cassettes, distorted vintage R&B instrumentals, and lots and lots of tape delay. When a mix includes song descriptions along the lines of "Mexican tape from the '80s I ended up throwing away," it's clearly not the average DJ offering.

01 Pacific Rim "Hong Kong Rain" (Chi)
02 Michael Jackson "Man In the Mirror (Instrumental)" (Epic)
03 Nicki Minaj "Your Love (Instrumental)" (Cash Money)
04 Kenny Loggins "I'm Gonna Do It Right" (Sony)
05 Matthewdavid "Be Honest"
06 DJ DMD feat. Lil Keke & Fat Pat "25 Lighters" (Wreckshop - SoSouth)
07 Matthewdavid "Noche y Dia" (Brainfeeder)
08 Shai "Comforter (Radio Re-mix)" (Gasoline Alley)
09 Off Balance Atlas "Immortality"
10 Hologram "Street Beat" (HBN)
11 The Ultimate in Relaxation "Mountain Retreat" (Magic Moods / Madacy)
12 Matthewdavid "Will Go Higher" (Open Wide Mix)
13 Milli Vanilli "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" (Arista)
14 Cameo "Honey" (PolyGram)
15 "Mexican tape from the '80s I ended up throwing away"
16 "Quick flip of that Mexican tape I ended up throwing away"
17 Jodeci "Forever My Lady" (MCA)
18 Bell Biv DeVoe "Something In Your Eyes (Instrumental)" (MCA)
19 Lapti "Circadian Rhythms" (Error Broadcast)
20 RJR '88 drop (Leaving)
21 Delofi "Untitled" (Unreleased")
22 "Another '80s tape I ended up throwing away"
23 "Field recording of Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC"
24 Jaye Williams "Let Me Be the One" (Local)
25 Matthewdavid "Desert Moon"
26 dak "youstandit"
27 Matthewdavid "Out Mind"

30 comments Matthewdavid

Up_in_smoke (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 10:51

Guyz don't ya hear how loud i scream?!?!? Last month i am totally lost in Matthew David's sound and now it's like a greatest thing i could find on the whole internet!!!

smukdi (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 13:38

the truth.

NDAX (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 13:50

dope magic

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 16:11

matthew is the greatest. real sounds that make me think about things

CULP (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 16:58

Thank you, great tape!

Strangeloop (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 17:21

Matthew David is thhe dopenesss --- I'm not just saying that cuz we're on the same label. he is a magic character with many special powers, like the power of levitation --- and the power of telekinesis. yessir, MAthhhew david is one of a kind!

jonwayne (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 18:42

mah gawd.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 19:48

oh man i love matthew.

ms akeedo (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 00:07


ironing (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 11:55

into it!!!

mademoisellegael (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 12:13

field recording IS music

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 13:55

hey, im using the latest internet explorer, and im trying to "save target as" for the mp3, but when the "dl to folder" opens, it saves it as HTML document. i tried changing the extensions to .mp3, but it wont work. also, when i just straight up click the "download mp3" button, it plays it through quicktime. any suggestions on how to to save this as on the hard drive as an mp3? thanks

g.vibes (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 14:57

sick nasty disgusting. matthewdavid is god.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 17:14

fix the link already please....im not the only one.

frosty9d8mdt (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 19:24

md = magic dude

elfilter (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/03/2010 - 23:25

заебись подкаст

X_J (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 06:41

to Jupiter...and beyond

kp (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 21:23

it's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over.

AvtoRus (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 02:39

omnyus (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 23:06

fresh. pushing it.

Kristy Bender (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 20:49

that's my dude! the disk collection he personally sent to me for free. he is a real class act &ive had a few convos with him online via aim and myspace/FB msgs. real humble genuine gentlemen.

word up to your tunez mattyD
true inspiration.

Heatwolves (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/17/2010 - 20:26

So fresh and inspiring. Makes gross Ableton slick-mixes look laughable. One of my favorite tapes of the year.

ambidextrous cyclops (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 11/17/2010 - 23:26


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 10:52

this mix is sooo whack.....keep trying though. It's an interesting experiment but he needs to refine his speed ups and slow downs.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 11/19/2010 - 10:52

this mix is sooo whack.....keep trying though. It's an interesting experiment but he needs to refine his speed ups and slow downs.

swizz cheesez (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 11/20/2010 - 17:23


shanghaimessias (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 11:06

Been following him on dublab for a while and have to say that this man is consistently the highest-reaching aural sonic magic-blasting alien I've had the pleasure of laying my ears on. Keep on with the magic!! Why he is not already on everyone's ears is a testament to the quality of material he brings forth every single time in his tapes, mixes and productions. Right on!!!

EL NOU MON (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 14:54


Glad to see that there is one hater, btw. Otherwise this whole chain would be too circle-jerky.

NOT VERIFIED (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 05:23

wicked mix, love the sound

agreed bruv !

NOT VERIFIED (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 05:24

wicked mix, love the sound

agreed bruv !

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