Xmas 'tapes

Merry Christmas

Well another year draws to a close and it's been a phenomenal year of music. Dubstep rose up out of the underground, Justice, Crookers & Fake Blood tore into our ear's with electronic ferocity, Little Boots stole our hearts, we learned to love Soulwax just that little bit more and promoters who jumped onto the music festival bandwagon promptly fell off as punter's clung to their hard earned cash attempting to avoid the serious raping from the banks.

It'll be interesting next year to see how the already troubled music industry fair's in the wake of this financial crisis. Hopefully most of you haven't been caught up and suffered too much by the situation. It's been a good and bad year for many reasons and there are heaps of other brilliant thing's in music I could divulge in but I'll keep this short. I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. I'd like to thank everyone who submitted material for me to listen to, DJ with and blog this year, keep it coming.

Now to the music. Here are a selection of recent mixtapes which have really caught my ear's for one reason or another. If you're already itching to get your groove on for NYE then get yourself into these to pass the time away.

If you're into jackin' energetic electro mixtape's and DJ set's then I highly recommend you listen to this first offering from fellow music blog Vous y etes !*.

VEPL - Cold Session Mixtape.mp3 (mediafire)
1. Lebatman - Star T Remix
2. The Shoes - Keep That Control feat. Scream
3. Gingy - Swagger
4. Vnnr - Arigato
5. Art Whiplash - Party, Sex and Bullshit (the Toxic Avenger Remix)
6. Pulling Teeth - Pressure
7. Rex The Dog - Bubblicious (CongoRock remix)
8. Reset! - Gasa (Dub Version)
9. Fukkk Offf - Rave Is King (NROTB Mix)
10. Mikix the Cat - Freeze
11. Hatiras & Jelo - Donkey Punch (Original Mix)
12. 3 Is A Crowd - Take It Back (Kelevra Remix)

Another jackin' fidgit/ electro and wonky house offering for you, this time from Northerner G-Raves. Be sure to check out his Myspace blog for more mixtapes.

G-Raves - Listen And Repeat Mixtape.mp3
1. John Lagora - Get Down
2. Broombeck - Protect Your Neck (Harry Axt Mix)
3. Loco Dice - Pimp Jackson Is Talkin' Now (dubbel dutch bootleg)
4. Urban Monkeys - Disfunktional Caterpillar
5. Oliver Garcia - Sensation - HiJack Mix
6. SEXUAL CHOCOLATE - Assbackwards (HeavyFeet mix)
7. Harvard Bass - Caked
8. Jokers Of The Scene - Acidrod Destroy Disco Remix
9. Zodiac Cartel - The Robots
10. YANKEE ZULU - Head Bob (Hipp-e's remix)
11. Spektre - Pacemaker
12. Ricky Stone & Mikael Jonasson - Cantonese Woman
13. Jan Driver - Rat Alert
14. Chris James, Lee Dearn - Torcida Cumbia
15. JAYMO - On The Grind (Jak Z mix)
16. Bass Weazal - Kill The Fox
17. Jackinori - Get Ill (Dubjack Remix)
18. Hervé - Deep House
19. Natty Jack - Jackin Da Garage - HiJack Rmx
20. Crookers - Brookah
21. Lee Mortimer - Come On

Andrew Friendly is one half of indie electro band Milke and also runs east London independent record label Gulp Communications. Along with the odd remix or two he also finds time to produce for Black Peter, Roxy Wilde and Sexual Hot Bitches and record a mixtape for your enjoyment.

Andrew Friendly - GULP-ing Xmas.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. The Rivers- Got Something On Me (Andrew Friendly rmx)
2. Mystery Jets - Elizabeth (Joe and Will Ask? rmx)
3. Milke - Love Get Out Of My Way
4. We Have Band - Oh (Andrew Friendly rmx)
5. Andrew Friendly - The Bump and Grind 08 rmx
6a. La Roux - Quicksand (Joe and Will Ask? rmx) with
6b. Milke - Your Love (bleepapella)
7. Andrew Friendly pres Roxy Wilde - Late For Ya (Andrew Friendly rmx)
8. Joe and Will Ask? - Mongozo
9. Andrew Friendly - Let’s F*ck
10a. Andrew Friendly - I Need It with
10b. Black Peter Group - It’s F*cked Up

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of DJing at Tetric in Dublin, a night put on by the guys from electro band The Arcs Of Triumph. Adam Kenny, one of these said members has branched off to create his own DJ persona under the alias A-Loop. Here's a live mix recorded at Tetric a few weeks back.

A-Loop - Through The Respirator (Recorded Live @Tetric 03.12.08).mp3 (mediafire)
1. Metallica - The Ecstasy of Gold
2. Laidback Luke feat. A-Trak - Shake it Down
3. Dive, Jin Sonic - Play (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
4. Kamuki - Yo Japan (fRew Remix)
5. Sash - La Primavera (Twockers' Popcorn Remix)
6. Laidback Luke & Roman Salzger feat. Boogshe - Generation Noise (Afrojack Remix)
7. Danny Soundz, Ruel Quiroz - Liquid
8. LFO - Freak [ACAPELLA]
9. Johnny Fiasco - Hijacked (Audiojack Remix)
10. Hoxton Whores - Friday Saturday Love (Calverton & Will Bailey Remix)
11. Cat Richards - Deviating Space (Bass Kleph)
12. Larry Tee - Licky (Herve Goes Low Remix) [ACAPELLA]
13. Rene Van Munster - Phonesmack (Riva Starr Remix)
14. Kieran Brindley & Calvertron - Stumble (Jackinori Remix)
15. Bart - Drop n Drop
16. Alex Gaudino feat. Shena - Watch Out (Micky Slim)
17. Beastie Boys - Super Disco Breakin' (Project Cyborg Remix)
18. Dazoo at Night - Motherfunk (Nato Medrado remix)
19. Spencer & Hill - Dumb Party
20. Tittsworth - WTF (Nadastrom on Drugs remix)
21. Crookers - Big Money Comin' (Original Mix)
22. Bingo Players - Chop
23. Dino Lenny - Coca Loca (Bart B More remix)

Angel Alanis is part of Chicago blog collective Noise Floor Crew which he runs alongside Lady Foursquare and Local Hero. This year they added some new contributors to their roster including Acid Girls, Monologic, Harvard Bass, Flufftronix and Infiltrata. Check out this minimal techno mixtape he recently put together.

Angel Alanis - DEC 2008.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. Kaufmann & Ferdinand feat. Crystin - Secret - Promo
2. Gel Abril - Miranda - Get Physical
3. Alexdelia - Dalukas - Didascaliad (Maetrik Remix) Promo
4. Tim Baker - Player H8ter - Promo
5. M.N.L - AS Brain - Jhon Doe - Kannabia - Original_Mix - Promo
6. Congo - Unknown - Promo
7. Eye of style - Stick - Promo
8. Forcipe - In the Mood for Love - Promo
9. Moby - I love to move in here (style of eye remix) - Unknown
10. Chris Liebing - Turbular Bell - (original mix) - Promo
11. Patrice Baumel - ROAR - (Rudi Stakker remix) Promo
12. 10,000 Watts VS DUST N HAZE - Pendulum (Original Mix) - Klientele
13. Chukhno - Crying - Unknown Promo
14. Sasha Carassiand - GianlucaLuisi Homer - Unknown
15. DJ Hyperactive - MusicBox - (Everything But the Kitchen Sink Mix) - 4track
16. Que Va! - Unknown
17. R-PLAY - Sub -original mix - Impact Mechanics
18. Skitish - Redrose - Unknown

Belgium's Yves Bash dropped these little beauty's through my mailbox today. Very upfront pumping electro is his mixing style. Here's his December Mixtape (Part's 1 & 2) and part 1 of his minimix series. Check out his earlier mixtapes from over the summer and for more be sure to drop by his Myspace.

Yves Bash - Mixtape December 2008 (Part1).mp3 (Direct)
1 . Leopard (Blake Miller remix)
2 . Sneaky Sound System - When We Were Young (Sinden Remix)
3 . Digitalism - Taken Away (GooseFlesh Remix)
4 . Mystery Jets - Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo rmx - Yves Bash edit)
5 . Le castle vania - Through A Keyhole (Le Castle Vania Remix)
6 . Pendulum - Propane Nightmares (Van She Tech Remix)
7 . Zoot Woman - We Won't break (Boris Dlugosch Remix)
8 . Dragonette - I Get Around (Van She Remix)
9 . Headman - Catch Me If U Can (Bag Raiders Remix)
10. SSS - Ufo (Van She Remix)
11. Death from above 1979 - Romantic Rights (Dahlback Remix)
11. Le castle vania - tigertron (Yves Bash edit)
12. Black dog - Look Away (Citylife Remix)
13. Gooseflesh - blow up
14. Gooseflesh - DeLorean
15. Booba - Salade Tomates Oignons (Yuksek Remix)
16. Ilyke - Watch ya Got (Audiotrucs remix)
17. Gooseflesh - Wet (Fukkk Offf remix)

Yves Bash - Mixtape December 2008 (Part2).mp3 (Direct)
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Yves Bash - Minimix Series 1.mp3 (Direct)
1 . Cold Blank - Marshmallow Man
2 . Foamo - Rockerman (Lee Mortimer remix)
3 . Trevor Loveys & Affie Yusuf - Tear Up London
4 . ?? - freeze
5 . Kelevra - Like To Freak (DJ Bam Bam Remix)
6 . Meterhead - BiggieDance (remix)
7 . The Count and Sinden - Hardcore Girls (Meterhead's Disco Mix)

Yves Bash - Mixtape November 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape October 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape September 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape July 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape June 2008.mp3 (Direct)

Last but not least here's an eclectic mix from Switzerland's Wildlife!. He host's his night 'Safari' at the Wasserwerk Club, Switzerland and has previously billed the likes of Diplo, South Rakkas Crew and Boy 8-Bit to play and Sinden and Riva Starr will be making guest appearances over the Christmas and new year period. Check out the interview with the man himself over at Fairtilizer.com. Here's the press release which accompanied the mixtape in my mailbox.

"Once again following his passion for Jamaican music, he hits us with a 60 minute mix of dancehall flavoured electronica gems. Starting off with some heavy dupstep wobblers, before moving over to signature tropical-electro-punk, "digital dancehall" and "yardtek" bangers from all four corners of the planet..."

Wildlife! - Mixtape.mp3

Oh and be sure to check out his Fundamentals mixtape which features "a fine blend of punk rock, reggae, hiphop and of course dancehall classics all presented in a smooth "radio-like" fashion, in more or less chronological order as to how they appeared in his life... up close and personal!"

Wildlife! - Fundamentals Mixtape.mp3


like the flu said...

sweet mixes yo