I finally got around to listening to the Flying Lotus Essential Mix and it lives up to all the hype! This is experimental hip hop done right – a fantastic two-hour adventure. Flying Lotus hails from California and is signed to Warp (if you are familiar with Warp you will know what you’re in for). The mix fittingly starts off with Galaxy in Turiya by Alice Coltrane, wife of John Coltrane and Flying Lotus’ great aunt!
I was flipping through the channels yesterday and I ended up watching a fascinating documentary about Danish pianist (and comedian) Victor Borge. I realised that I had seen many of his routines on television over the years, but it really hit me yesterday just how insanely talented he was.
This is footage of Victor Borge and violinist Anton Kontra improvising during a spontaneous encore. The music suggested for the encore is a selection that Borge had heard but never played before. Incredible! They are like two jazz musicians conversing with their instruments.
A Tribe Called Quest re-worked by KeysnKrates! Enjoy some rehearsal footage of the guys getting ready for their upcoming show this Friday at Wrongbar in Toronto! Don’t miss ‘em!
(For the record, there were 2 views on this video when I posted it!)
Some music for your weekend! Keys N Krates, if you don’t already know you better get familiar! Picture The Roots, but Black Thought has been replaced by an ITF world champion DJ. Here they are absolutely killing Toronto earlier this year.
Jr Flo (the krates) and Matisse (the keys) are rockin parties the way they were meant to be rocked! Remixes with live drums, bass, and keys! It doesn’t get any better than this. They blew several thousand minds at the Livestock BBQ here in Vancouver in September.
Judging by the responses to the last Deadmau5 Essential Mix a fair number of you will be excited to know the latest DeadMau5 and Pete Tong Essential Mix has hit the net. Live from Warehouse Project in Manchester last week! Another incredible set by Toronto’s Deadmau5 who is taking the world by storm.
Le Blogotheque recently put up some great videos of Priscilla Ahn and I instantly became her biggest (and newest, and best-looking) fan. Listening to her voice is like sipping hot chocolate by the campfire. If you like this song, there’s a couple more after the jump.
Not exactly hot on the heels of Beastie Boys Live – PART 1, but here is the next installment nonetheless. If you haven’t already grabbed Live in Australia ’99 and the Demo version of Paul’s Boutique do that first. Next up is Live in London – Wembley Stadium, also from 1999. Sound quality is the name of the game here so this is another one that is likely direct from soundboard or possibly from the feed that went out to radio.
Once again these photos were taken by Maya Hayuk, a fantastic artist whose work I am a huge fan of.
Diplo remixed Reckoner, you can too. After the smashing success of all the fan remixes of Nude, Radiohead has made all the instrumental elements of Reckoner available for download. To kick things off Radiohead got Diplo (genius behind M.I.A’s album, Arular) to officially remix the track.