Super summer mix

This here flew in my inbox and I like it:

Cris Urban (DJ, Exploited Rec. assistant, designer,blogger) has got a new live mix (live recorded,no abelton set, no sync Button) called “Calamari”. Cris gives you a good summervibe, you will find artists like Doctor Dru, Flight Facilities, Robosonic, Rampa, Solomun, Zombie Disco Squad, David August, Kink & Deniz Kurtel.

He says: “Not only for listening in the office, your kitchen with friends or at the balcony… even for your way to the park or to the next open air. ” True.

Full playlist and more info on Cris’ blog.

The best bands of 2010 (so far)

The Guardian and Soundcloud put together a list of bands they consider to be great in 2010. The bands had to be featured in the “New band of the day” column. Certainly, there can be disagreement in the selection but there are some really interesting artists featured. All very indie, poppy music, some digitally experimental. I like Washed Out, Elle Goulding and James Blake.

New Band Of The Day

The best electronic music podcasts

May I present my favourite podcasts dealing with dj mixes in the last months.

1. Resident Advisor
Every week a new mix and everyone is of high quality. The genres are diverse from heavier Berghain techno (Dettmann, Fengler) to Experimental (Surgeon), Discoish (Brothers Bouaziz), straigt club (Carl Craig) or dubby and steppy (Applebim).
Here is an example by Scuba ak SCB
RA198 100315 Scuba vs SCB Resident Advisor Mix by Surefire

2. Ninja Tunes Solid Steel
Ninja Tunes used to be and is one of my favourite labels, with their Solid Steel radio show they always manage to surprise and show the diversity of their taste. Bass filled music, rare funk tunes, club bangers come together in this always very well selected and presented mixes. Here is an example of Clubb Rock’s Darren Judge & Mikee Lazy with tracks from Lady Chann, Seiji and MJ Cole, Untold, Joy Orbison and Ramadanman.
Solid Steel Radio Show 18/6/2010 Part 1 + 2 – Clubb Rock, Zero T by Ninja Tune

Holding up the Drum’n’Bass flag for the German scene, J-Cut and Kolt Siewerts unregularly present fresh tunes from the drum and bass universe, pretty straight, with J-Cut leaning more to the liquid, said easy and dense, side of the range, Siewerts with more jumpy and wobbly stuff. With a very entertaining style of presenting their show they soon hit the German podcast charts. Here is one of their own production, also a hit last year, the “Flute Tune” to get an idea.
J-Cut & Kolt Siewerts – The Flute Tune feat. Demolition Man – Fire (Freeze Dubplate) by Michelsen

4. Fabric London
Despite the tragic fact that London’s probably best club has gone into administration their podcast is one of the podcast pearls at the electronic music’s heaven. Great mixes and music presentations by people like Four Tet, Surgeon, Vadim and Jazzanova. Absolutely listenable.

Update No.1 (thanks to Philipp)
5. Xlr8r
Big names like MJ Cole, James Holden or Trentemöller present a very diverse range of electronic music.

Update No.2 (thanks to Kay)
6. Also very awesome and for all the dubby dubstep lovers (just like me) around here is the Wax Treatment Podcast. The regular sunday dubstep night at Horst Berlin features DJs like Pete and Surgeon. Dubstep from its nonwobbly, but atmospheric and complex side.

Open page

Metalheadz go back to their roots and release Lenzman and Rya, walking on Inner City Life paths. Very nice video, talking a bike ride through Brighton.

found via

A somewhat more temporary way of producing this kind of feel is maybe this song
Cruel Intentions by Simian Mobile Disco (Joker Remix)
found via Pluggednotthugged, one really great blog about bass music.

To end this post, I have to admit that it would be stupid not to download this great resident advisor podcast by Pete, found via Monday Edition

Comfort Fit – Polyshufflez and lots of other stuff

Eigentlich habe ich nur das Video posten wollen und bin dann erst richtig in die Comfort Fit Welt eingestiegen. Der Typ ist der Hammer! Erst einmal habe ich mich daran erinnert dass ich schon früher seine Tracks mochte, die auf Tokio Dawn Records rauskommen, m.E. einem der wenigen wirklich guten Netlabels. Damals, vor vier oder fünf Jahren ist mir das durch den De:Bug Podcast reingelaufen. Und jetzt dieses Video und ein tolles neues Album. Und eigentlich habe ich den Artikel für das Urban Blog von Beck’s geschrieben, aber er passt eigentlich noch besser auf Stylewalker :). Also: Enjoy!

So sieht es aus wenn aus einem schönen leeren 50er Jahre Zimmer eine durchgerockte Partybude wird. Sehr schön gemachtes, aufwendiges Stop-Motion Musikvideo für Comfort Fit’s Bit by Bit.

Nach dem Klick gibt’s noch mehr, u.a. ein Klasse Mixtape! Continue reading

Download Zoe.Leela’s debut album “Queendom Come”

ZOE.LEELA “DESTROY SHE SAYS” from Zoe.Leela on Vimeo.

Zoe.Leela is hot new stuff from Berlin, out of the very active urban electronic pop scene: A very charismatic singer, great tunes and melodies, something in between Jahcoozi and Zero 7. The first album “Queendom Come” will be released by netlabel Rec 72, free, with a Creative Commons license. Release party on sunday, 13th, at Zapata, Berlin.

[Disclaimer: Wir helfen Zoe aus dem P3000 Team heraus mit der Online-Promotion]

The sound of Bar25

bar25onstylewalkerIs it now closed forever? The legendary Bar25 had some closing parties already, this august was another one. This open air, after hour party place, close to the river rents its land from the Berlin sanitation department and every year needs to negotiate a new contract. Depending on public will and the awareness that subculture is one of Berlin’s biggest assets, they might get a new for 2010, the pary will go on and we will see yet another closing party.
Here is a mix from this year’s last fest, by Dirty Döring – trippy, circuslike, dancy, dreamy a little balearic and minimal at the same time.
Picture by CBMD at Flickr

Excellent dubstep mix by Haito

promocovercardboxer072cThis mix is fantastic, it presents the deep, warm and longing side of the dubstep, not the aggressive and wobbly part. Funny enough it’s to promote Haito’s new record which is rather tech-housy than dubby. Haito has been djing and producing since 1988 and now comes out on Boxer recordings.
HAITO-Dubstep to berlin for FREE! we love it! by boxer recordings

K-OS – 4 3 2 1

Es gibt ihn noch, den guten Hip Hop a la Pharcyde oder A Tribe Called Quest. K-OS kommt aus Kanada und hat dort schon ordentlichen Erfolg. Der Stil ist orchestral, variabel, fluffig. Vielleicht so wie man sich den Weg der Black Eyed Peas gewünscht hätte.

Bald kommt sein Album “Yes!”, hier ist das Video “4 3 2 1”.

K-Os – 4 3 2 1 – MyVideo

“I wish I knew Natalie Portman” hat man auch schon das eine oder andere Mal im Radio gehört.

K-Os auf MySpace

K-OS auf Facebook
K-OS auf Hypemachine