One track to rule them all #6: Bonobo – No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)

 

 

Well, usually I try not to post any super brand new track. But this one is just out of competition. Bonobo and Nick Murphy (featured here before) for seven minutes of sonic bliss. Out of Bonobo’s new album “Migrations”.

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One track to rule them all #1: Joe Goddard – Lose your Love

Hi everyone.

“One track to rule them all” is easy: it is me sharing one track with you. Rule being: I love this track. Today, Joe Goddard, of Hot Chip fame, with a beautiful music video. The track comes out on Greco-Roman, a wonderful label you should check out, they’ve got a superb catalogue with the likes of Roosevelt, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Baio, or this little duo called Disclosure at their very beginning.

That’s it. Till next time, enjoy.

Post #18: Vinyl Factory Mix #68: Israeli Groove by Fortuna Records – From Tel-Aviv with love

Eyh, Shalom to you !

Following my latest post, here is a mix from Fortuna Records out of Tel-Aviv, Israel. This one has been comissioned by the great vinylfactory website, so let’s not spoil them. Head over here for more info and tracklist about the mix.

What I like in this mix is the fact that although I don’t understand a word of hebrew, I enjoy the music. Actually it is not only about the language, it is also about the era, the culture, the traditions, the history in which this music was produced, and that I don’t know at all. I mean, besides a a few Jewish friends, a holiday trip to Israel a couple years ago and some history classes from college, well, I am rather a complete stranger to all of this. But I absolutely loved the mix.

To put it simply, what you are about to listen is an hour of israeli tunes mainly produced in the 60’s and 70’s. And you are going to love it. Highlights for me include the Aris San track (a Fortuna release), ‘Shine Again’ from Kutiman (the man behind the Thru-You videos) and the closing track from Arik Einstein, a stunning production.

Make sure you check out Fortuna Records and their releases because they are all ace !

Until next time,

Cheers,

Alex

 

PS: Image comes from VinylFactory as well and represents the Grazia release from Fortuna, a reedition of an extraordinay  1978 recording.

Post #17: Beats in Space Radio Show #836 with Mehmet Aslan -Hypnotizing as always

Hello people.

Please meet Mehmet Aslan, as turkish DJ based in Basel, Switzerland, who realizes the perfect fusion of folk and traditional songs with electronic ryhtm. I’m a lot into this ‘East meets West in a club’ thing at the moment; different sonorities finally get to mix with each other and produce new atmospheres never heard before.

Here is a list of labels/DJs/producers you want to check out:

Baris K and his band Insanlar from Istanbul, the duo Red Axes from Tel-Aviv, Khidja from Bucarest, Moscoman from Disco Halal, all the crew from Cairo with Bosaina and Hussein Sherbini representing “KIK” – Kairo Is Koming (read this great RA article here), the guys from Fortuna Records also from Israel and Jannis of Habibi Funk, those last two specializing in reissues from respectively the middle East (notably Israel and Turkey) and Northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia). And of course, hailing from Paris, the duo that started it all for me, Acid Arab who is getting bigger and bigger around Europe.

All these people contribute to the development of ‘arabic’ music in Europe and are also attracting european producers in their home countries. Numerous festivals have been created notably in Morocco (Nuits Sonores Tanger, Oasis) and Tunisia (Les Dunes Electroniques) while underground institutions like Boiler Room and the Red Bull Music Academy have put on shows in Turkey and Israel, showcasing the local talents.

I hope you will like this mix and dig deep into these sounds !

Until next time,

Alex

Playlist is here: http://www.beatsinspace.net/playlists/836

Post # 15: “Caribou: BBC Essential Mix” – The musical page-turner

From London, Canada to London, U-K, Dan Snaith has been through horizons and styles as diverse as progressive rock, free-jazz and electronic music. Formerly known as Manitoba, and also releasing as Daphni, his bubbling creativity is only matched by his great open-mindedness. Last year he set another milestone in a carrer without fail by recording his first “BBC Essential Mix” which was voted the Best Essential Mix of 2014. Follow us as we take on a two-hour trip through the limitless world of Caribou.

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