One of our favorite producers and DJs, Bonobo (Ninja Tune) was in the Essential Mix last night. And, as per usual, the industrious types over at EBWTBTDJ have it posted to their Soundcloud:
We had Simon a few years back with a DJ set at the Paradise Rock Club and he did not disappoint. Click around the tracklist below, which includes in-house favorite like Four Tet, Kelis, Mano Le Tough, #MakeItNew alumni KiNK, Maya Jane Coles and Illum Sphere plus up and comers like Ten Walls, Throwing Snow and Caribou State.
01 Vangelis – Abraham’s Theme [POLYDOR]
02 Bonobo – Don’t Wait [NINJA]
03 Letherette – D&t (Dorian Concept Remix) [NINJA]
04 Dark Sky – Clear
05 Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air (Bonobo Remix) [HYPERCOLOUR]
06 Catching Flies – Mama’s Wisdom
07 Mano Le Tough – Primative People (Tale Of Us Remix) [PERMANENT VACATION]
08 Dauwd – Lydia [KOMPAKT]
09 Cuthead – Maputo Jam [UNCANNY VALLEY]
10 Maribou State – Moon Circles [SOUTHERN FRIED]
11 Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine (Tourist Remix)
12 Jimpster & Porchlight – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix) [FREERANGE]
13 Lorca – Naoko [NAKED NAKED]
14 Bonobo feat. Grey Reverend – First Fires (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [NINJA]
15 Jungle – Drops (Pedestrian Edit)
16 Werkha – Lapwing [TRU THOUGHTS]
17 Ten Walls – Requiem [LIFE & DEATH]
18 Francis Bebey – Bissao (Pilooski Edit) [BORN BAD]
19 General Ludd – Woo Ha [MISTER SATURDAY NIGHT]
20 Romare – Jimmy
21 William Arcane – Reflected [PICTURES]
22 London Grammar – Hey Now (Bonobo Remix) [MINISTRY OF SOUND]
23 Taylor Mcferrin feat. Emily King – Decisions [BRAINFEEDER]
24 Throwing Snow feat. Adda Kaleh – The Tempest [HOUNDSTOOTH]
25 Kelis – Runnin’ (Machinedrum Remix) [NINJA TUNE]
26 Illum Sphere – Embryonic (Lone Remix) [NINJA TUNE]
27 Martyn – Glassbeadgames (Four Tet Dub) [NINJA TUNE]
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Deadmau5 recently launched “Live,” a subscription-based online service that offers exclusive access to music, live streams and other content. For $4.99 per month, fans get access to broadcasts, unreleased music, photos and “personal text messages” from Deadmau5 himself, among other things. It’s an unconventional distribution model to say the least, but it’s far from the first example of an electronic musician taking a different approach to releasing music than the standard album or single drop.
Skream, pictured above, has a storied history of releasing free music on various platforms across the net. He’s done this so often that a fan-run website called Freeizm exists to collect all of it in one place. The site points to a number of EP and album length free releases, as well as other random tracks.
Twitter has also become an increasingly popular platform for digital distribution. This past December, Flying Lotus (above) tweeted a .zip of 25 unreleased “ideas, drafts and loops” in celebration of reaching 300,000 followers. Just a week later, Together Boston alum Four Tet hit 100,000 followers and released his own compilation of new tracks and remixes. Whether it’s private webcasts with Deadmau5 or these unreleased embryonic FlyLo tracks, the internet is forever opening new avenues such as these for artist-to-fan interaction.
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That was a memorable after-hours. In light of it, here’s three reasons we’d like Anthony Naples to come back as soon as possible.
1. Anthony Naples is on a rapid ascent
Naples’ very first release, the Mad Disrespect EP, hasn’t even reached its second birthday, but he’s already earned notoriety and profile features from Pitchfork, Resident Advisor and others. The 23-year-old New York-based producer has also already embarked on tours of the U.S. and Europe.