The world is awash with sequels these days — from the 007 franchise to another 9+ hours of Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle Earth in The Hobbit. And it’s not just Hollywood doubling (or tripling down). Los Angeles-based rapper Sum’s album, Dragon comes in two parts (Vol. 1 which is out November 27 and Vol. 2 which is coming around the bend), so who better to do a two-part interview with Ninja Tune artist Blockhead, who delivered some beats on Dragon. …MORE
Of the legions of turntablists who roamed the music landscape in the late-90s, few were as musical as Montreal’s Kid Koala, who always managed to strike the perfect balance between daredevil moves on the decks and creating you might want to actually listen to at home. His latest release, 12 bit Blues, is no exception. The album dropped yesterday on Ninja Tune, but you can stream the whole thing before purchasing it thanks to Exclaim!.
Santa Monica producers Daedelus and Sahy Uhns sit down to discuss the fine art of creating beautiful compositions and nerding out on custom gear. In 2011, Daedelus has toured his mind blowing new live show, ARCHIMEDES, in support of his release, Bespoke, on Ninja Tune this year. Sahy Uhns dropped a stunning new album on Proximal Records October 18th complete with a 5″x5″ hardcover photo book . …MORE
Among the hundreds of indie labels that lost tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in merchandice in the weekend’s SONY/PIAS warehouse fire in London, legendary imprint WARP Records is now reporting that most of their 21 year backstock was destroyed. In a statement issued on their website, the label explained the current status of upcoming releases by CANT, Plaid and Battles. More concerning was the reality that some old releases—classic electronic music from Aphex Twin, Autechre, Broadcast and hundreds of other—my never be available in physical form again.
You can read the full statement from WARP after the jump.
You know it can’t get anymore exclusive when you get a podcast from one of the most adventurous and expansive producers on the planet: Luke Vibert. Ultimately one of the most prolific and elaborate auteurs of the electronic world, Vibert has created tracks that delve between the worlds of jazz, funk, disco, hip-hop and tweak-crazy acid house. Always appreciative of his influences and a sterling sample-picker, Luke Vibert and his many alter-egos have one thing in common: their love for the entire notion of what makes a tune whole. From the drum patterns, to the synth, tweaks and finally the layering of samples, Vibert is truly one of the more remarkable producers of our time. While listening to this fantasticly eclectic mix, pick up his new record under his Wagon Christ guise, called Toomorrow out now on Ninja Tune.