On this 12-hour mix collection entitled Greatest Hits, Keith Fullerton Whitman takes a foggy, languid trip through his personal history and its relationship to pop music. The process is both simple and unique as the ambient master takes particular songs from his youth and passes them through a series of generators to create airy aural memories – a dense, sprawling nostalgia trip created over ten years of recording and processing.
Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have stepped into the BBC Essential Mix chamber where electronic influence is wielded like a two-hour weapon. The result? My favorite mix of 2013 thus far. Step within for unreleased Radiohead and Atoms For Peace, as well as hypnotic appearances from Aphex Twin, DOOM and all those other cool artists that tickle Yorke's wispy Brit beard.
Download: Atoms For Peace - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix [Self-Titled Mag]
What is the best music at any given time? Answering that question slowly each and every day is the mission of this site, but sometimes you just want everything good in one big, trustworthy chunk. Check out our Winter 2013 edition of RCRD LBL Radio on Spotify right now. Updated as the jams keep coming.
New Zealand trio Popstrangers give us a tour of their homeland, influences and a way out of snowy, dreary reality on this new mixtape highlighting local favorites from their past and present. The band, a visceral, punchy concoction that sits nicely alongside Carpark labelmates Cloud Nothings, will release their debut full-length on February 26. It's called Antipodes, and it rules. Check out the mix below and pretend you are far away.
Auckland Tonight - The Androidss
Lets Pretend - Coolies
Le Rat - Opposite Sex
Sticks to the Afternoon - Deer Park
Electrocution - Wilberforces
Jesus I Was Evil - Darcy Clay
Clandestine - Dear Time's Waste
Sneaky Sneaky Dogfriend - Connan & The Mockasins
Ashtray! Ashtray! - Die! Die! Die!
Galaxy - Bailterspace
In a week that saw new albums from Yo La Tengo, ASAP Rocky, Christopher Owens of Girls, New Order, Pantha Du Prince and Parquet Courts, the singles of tomorrow just kept rolling in. To recap, our top posts this week included:
Longtime RCRD LBL favorite Kingdom has been known to drop a wild mix. Add Diplo's radio show as a platform, and the Brooklyn DJ/producer most definitely comes correct in this hour-long sojourn that starts with a Beyoncé bootleg, hits a few originals and drops in on everything from Girl Unit and Dolla to Fatima Al Qadiri.
In a week that saw new albums from Pere Ubu, Broadcast, Solange and Wooden Wand, the singles of tomorrow just kept rolling in. To recap, our top posts this week included:
The 'Millennial' generation has been lauded as prematurely-nostalgic adult children that are fond of primitive Internet art, VHS tapes, photo filters and platform tennis shoes. Whether or not this is the case, we’ve grown-up and pirated all kinds of production software in order to flood the Internet with homages to those most beloved relics of our recent childhoods.
Personally, I have zero qualms admitting that a not-insignificant (OK, so maybe some qualms) percentage of the tracks I consume on a daily basis are just remixes of songs I liked in middle school. But I’m an adult now, so más bass, por favor.
This list is hardly exhaustive, but here are a few standout millennium-era remixes from 2012.
Ginuwine - Differences (Hazy Hood Bootleg)
Craig David - Fill Me In (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
Make it Hot at Nightfall (Nguzunguzu Edit)
Ta-ku - Dip That (Jumpin’ Jumpin’)
Artful Dodger - Please Don’t Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix)
Mario - Let Me Love You (Lapalux Bootleg Remix)
Pharrell - Frontin (Jaw Jam Bootleg)
Nas - You Owe Me ft. Ginuwine (Sango Edit) (Ta-Ku Remix)
K.P. & Envyi - Shorty Swing My Way (Balam Acab Remix)
Destiny’s-Child Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Today's guest mix comes courtesy of friend-of-RCRD LBL Adam Rathe.
Ideal For: Thrashing, Speeding, Loud Wallowing, Punching, Defenestration
Savages - Husbands
Lower Dens - Brains
Dum Dum Girls - I Got Nothing
Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless
Chairlift - Sidewalk Safari
How To Dress Well - & It Was U
METZ - Sad Pricks
Modern Rivals - Defenestrate You
Grimes - Oblivion
Holograms - Chasing My Mind
Today's guest mix comes courtesy of friend-of-RCRD LBL Erin Kapor.
Ideal For: Dreaming, Seducing, Dancing, Talking On The Phone In Your Childhood Bedroom
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
DIIV - Sometime
The-Dream - Dope Bitch (feat. Pusha T)
Daphni - Yes, I know
King Tuff - Alone & Stoned
Here We Go Magic - How Do I Know
The Walkmen - Heaven
Chromatics - Lady
METZ - Headache
Kendrick Lamar - The Recipe (feat. Dr. Dre)
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
Allah-Las - Long Journey
Tame Impala - She Just Won't Believe Me
Tim Maia - Ela Partiu
Cat Power - Manhattan
Beach House - The Hours
Trop Tard - Les Anges D'Aujourd'hui
Regal Degal - Winning + Breaking
Sam Flax - Child Of Glass