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spring (live mix) – Darcy

March 24, 2010
spring – an explosion of random new beginnings mixed with the re-growth of old favorites.
spring
quest – nosaj thing
dark & sticky – redshape
dinosaur – 2562
so derobe – joy orbison
millie – ikonika
love cry  (joy orbison remix) – four tet
hear me (zomby mix) – martyn
sing – four tet
bopgunn (instrumental) – heralds of change
acoustic lady – hudson mohawke
there (lukid remix) – osborne
cafe de phresh (instrumental) – rustie
breath, something-stellar star – flying lotus
to london – falty dl
donut (boy 8-bit remix) – m.a.n.d.y. & booka shade
acid – terror danjah
trollsta (egyptrixx remix) – dubbel dutch
twistclip loop – hudson mohawke
satellite (hudson mohawke remix) – b.o.b.
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Four Tet

March 22, 2010

I realized there has never been a post about Four Tet (Kieran Hebdan) on letanque and figured it’s about time.  He has had a huge influence on me and I am sure on countless other musicians and producers.  I think I have had a crush on his music for almost a decade.  He started as the remix king (sia, madvillain, 2-disc remix album) and then continued on with some really solid solo albums (dialogue, pause, my angel rocks back and forth, everything ecstatic) to name a few.  He sort of disappeared off my radar until his dj-kicks album came out.  It was amazing when it came out but I didn’t quite understand it.  Now, 30 listens and 4 years later I can finally give a wag of my finger and say that he taught me a lesson and I didn’t know it. Now everyone wants to remix him. FFWD today and I can’t get enough of some recent singles/collaborations (burial – moth/wolfcub),   (love cry – remixed by roska, joy orbison), (sing – floating points remix).  Not to mention his newest album – The Is Love In You. I think the number one compliment as a dj or producer would be to work with FOUR TET.

I realize as I search around that I am totally late on this post as he appeared on BBC Radio one not too long ago.  that’s ok,  he deserves more credit.

http://www.fourtet.net/index.php/blog/entry/radio_1_essential_mix/

Some favorites that everyone should have:

As Serious as Your Life [Jay Dee Remix]

And Then Patterns

Rhinestone Cowboy

Love_Cry_Roska_Remix

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2009 Best Label: Ramp Recordings

January 4, 2010

no secret this was one of my favorite labels of 2009.  management showed an ear for talent and genre pushing production, seeking out artists from the UK (slugabed, zomby, shortstuff) and from across the pond (falty dl, ras g, samiyam), all the while maintaining the allure of a low-key label (bare bones myspace page, release info distributed through second hand sources only).  so what can we expect in 2010 from ramp recordings? its anyone’s guess, but expect the goods!  a new 12 from desto in january is all that has been confirmed (red bull music academy 2008 graduate).  if the desto release is anything to gauge, ramp will be continuing with post-garage bass music (yes!) and i wouldn’t be surprised to see further releases from west coast beat makers with choice remix selections on the flip.  if one may speculate,  Tokimonsta (so hot!) and LA based P.U.D.G.E were part of a ramp party in November so perhaps we will be hearing something from them in 2010?  i’m one to hope.

a few ramp related selections…

Desto Feat. Wild Bill Ricketts – Phase2

Maxmillion Dunbar – Bare Feet

P.U.D.G.E. – Pirate radio Mix

and a soundtrack for bike touring September 2009… Tlell to Skidegate: east facing beaches, empty highway, towering pines and light rain. Tom@Ramp, a prescription for vibe on Haida Qwaii

Falty DL – TOM@RAMP

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Daedelus!

November 13, 2009

Last week Daedelus and James Pants were in town to play the hifi.  Letanque bloggers were in attendance and afterwards easily agreed the show ranked among the best of 2009.  Sitting through James Pants was a bit painful but well worth the wait as Daedelus smashed it from the get go. No doubt the guy is genius with the bit box he works.  Lots of speculations as to what is actually going on there but whatever it is he had us dancing all night and the guy loves what he does.

Here’s the man himself…

and some recognizable tracks he played

Elephant Gun- Beirut

16Bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy

Underworld – Born Slippy

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Flexisonic in Victoria Nov. 20th

November 11, 2009

whitebird

I will be lucky enough to mix up sets with panda slap as the other half of flexisonic on Nov. 20 and you will be lucky enough to see it if you are in Victoria! come for dinner, stay for tunes.  flexisonic will be playing at the whitebird lounge (768 yates st. 250.380.7040)

also check out the whitebirdlifestyle website

if you are not sure what you are getting yourself into, here is a live promo mix tossed together last minute (some new tunes, some old)

whitebird lounge teaser mixlive mix 36:23

my secret lover (diplo remix)
sleeping bear lament (take remix) – architeq
robertaflack (mike slott’s other mix) – flying lotus
stepback (instrumental) – nadsroic
roller skates – samiyam
nothing like this (instrumental) – j dilla
low club anthem – fulgeance
just 4 kicks (instrumental) – rustie
nice green riddim – jahdan blackkamoore
gave you all my love (matt shadetek’s remix) – dj rupture
piano madness – terror danjah
seamonkey (untold remix) – moderat
versus – burial
kingdom – untold
work dat – jaybird
try humanity (starkey remix) – the brown acid
compass (christian martin remix) – l-vis 1990
midnight oil – pinch
color sexist-dorian concept
konotakosuke – dizz1

flexisonic whitebird lounge teaser