Simian Mobile Disco have been tapped to produce the next installment of Nike’s Original Run series—the fourty whatever minute selections of original music produced so far by Aesop Rock, A-Trak and most famously LCD Soundsystem. URB has a five minute clip from the SMD edition in all it’s minimal acid and tribal drum glory. And we’re bout ready to jak.
It’s not officially Coachella until we get that FedEx’d packages of Beaver mixes. Every year, this being the fifth installment, DJ John Beaver compiles day-by-day mixes of Coachella’s performers. Download each day’s mix by right-click-saving.
1. Rogue Wave- Lake Michigan 2. Jack Johnson- Never Know 3. The Breeders- Cannonball 4. Spank Rock- Backyard Betty 5. Aesop Rock- None Shall Pass 6. Raconteurs- Steady As She Goes 7. Cut Copy- Saturday 8. Midnight Juggernauts- Road To Recovery 9. Madness- Our House 10. Fatboy Slim- Right Here, Right Now 11. Modeselektor feat Thom Yorke- The White Flash 12. Diplo- Work Is Never Over 13. Does It Offend You, Yeah?- We Are Rockstars 14. Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip- …
Tomorrow night starts the Jewish holiday of Passover, when the choosen people remember the exodus from slavery in Egypt by eating unleaven bread for eight days. This year’s Coachella Festival falls on the final two days of Passover, which leads us to wonder if promoter Goldenvoice will offer matzo for sale or allow some sort of “Bring-Your-Own-Streits” clause at the security gate. I’m sure performers A-Trak, Aesop Rock, Perry Farrell and 1/2 of Chromeo would appreciate the gesture.
As if he wasn’t busy enough building his Fool’s Gold Label, making beats for Kid Sister and Amanda Blank and backing Kanye on tour, A-Trak’s found time to prep what he’s calling his debut album and help Jay-Z put together his next show.
In a blog on his MySpace, the Canadian DJ is letting loose with the news that his debut album will be his contribution to the Nike Original Run Series. His 45-minute contribution will follow in the footsteps of LCD Soundsystem and Aesop Rock. As for him and Jigga, well A-Trak turned down an offer to back him on tour, but couldn’t pass up the chance to help out as a musical director.
He really explains it all best himself:
OK so the 2 sentences in the title aren’t exactly related but they’re both pretty exciting. …