With our final podcast of 2012 being a truly personal honor to share with you all, we give you the vibes of Jeremy Guindo aka Bambounou, at his finest. To say Bambounou took over this year would be an understatement, as not only did the Parisian producer have his most extensive year with releases, but he crossed over to the world of techno (just barely) with his debut LP, Orbiting, which was just released last month on Modeselektor’s 50WEAPONS imprint. Guindo is obviously looking towards the past and the future when it comes to his music and mixing, considering that this is the only beginning of an intriguing career for the young producer. And with the mix he’s given us to close out 2012 as well as our chat with him, we’re certainly looking forward to what’s coming up for Bambounou. Check out the mix, interview and tracklist down below.
Photo credit: Kristin Kerr
You may have seen the visual works of Tom Scholefield on the sleeves and videos from the camps of LuckyMe, Warp, Underground Resistance and Hyperdub; but through his sonic output as Konx-Om-Pax, you actually get to hear the inner-workings of an enduring and multi-faceted artist. His debut LP on Planet Mu, Regional Surrealism, drew praise from the worlds of the underground and the experimental simultaneously; as the record was a thorough journey into constantly stimulating soundscapes, which this writer mirrors to the works of Vangelis and Milieu. Rich with textures and full of sensitized structures, Konx-Om-Pax displays how freely his music flows by mirroring his ever-expansive visual arts style. We’re honored to have him grace out with a contribution to our SURROUNDINGS feature, as he takes us on a pretty concise tour of his favorite Glaswegian spots, with a slight detour to Greenpoint to a legendary Brooklyn record shop. Check it out after the jump.
We’d like to keep our preview of Phon.o’s exclusive URB podcast quite sure as we’re too busy listening to it loudly while dancing. We suggest you do the same with it. Tracks on this mix feature the likes Sepalcure, Hyetal, Endian, Untold, Phon.o himself and much more. His penchant for capturing the right moments in this mix mirror his own productions, as his latest LP, Black Boulderis now available on Modeselektor’s 50WEAPONS imprint. Do yourself a favor and check out the album, along with this fantastic mix. Tracklist and mix after the jump.
Los Angeles based band, Pollyn, teamed up with Nozinja and Nurse Matlala of South Africa’s Shangaan Electro, for their bugged out remix and video for Pollyn’s song “How Small We Are,” which was originally off their recently released album “Living In Patterns.”
The video and song was recorded in Soweto, South Africa and features Nurse Matlala, rocking CD earning and a pink/purple top. Pollyn band member, Adam Jay Weissman, explains that “The idea was to give [Nozinja and Nurse Matlala] the lyrics and have them translate them to create their own version of the song. They had free reign to do their thing. The track has a new brevity to it, several beats teetering insistently on as Nurse pontificates …