04.03.09 by Jeff

Kutiman remixes Youtube!

This is where you scream ‘why didn’t I think of this???’ and jump off a bridge! Israeli musician Kutiman has crafted an album entirely from Youtube clips, and it is nothing short of brilliant. Dj Shadow, Mike Realm and Pb Wolf look out. Thanks to Dutch for the heads up!

kutiman youtube remix mix thru you video dj

Watch the videos here: http://thru-you.com/#/videos/

01.03.09 by Jeff

Jay Dee / 40-Piece Orchestra

AWESOME. A 40-piece orchestra interpreting the music of the late great Jay-Dee. Arrangements by Miguel Atwood Ferguson. Lots of cameos throughout – here’s Pos and Talib doin Stakes is High and then the show closing with Illa J (Dilla’s little brother) singing over Fall in Love (footage courtesy of DERT).

There was a film crew there and it looks like it will be released as a DVD! It will be a must-have (at least for me). Thanks to YesYesYall for the heads up!

09.02.09 by Jeff

Radiohead with marching band!

Apparently I missed the Grammys the other night, I never seem to know when these big award shows are on. My only regret is missing this performance by Radiohead (just Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood) with the USC Trojan marching band.

I would love to hear the whole album performed like this. Amazing.

23.01.09 by Jeff

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety, the brand spankin’ new Cadence Weapon album just dropped, and the best news for all you cheapskates is it’s another pay-what-you-want downloadable deal! Get it here!

cadence weapon separation anxiety

Here’s the opener:

Cadence Weapon – Roll With The Winners (prod. Herve & A-Trak).mp3

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07.01.09 by Jeff

Dert / Talk Strange

Dert’s Talk Strange has just been made available for free download and it is AMAZING. 17 tracks made from Bjork samples and remixes.

dert bjork talk strange album download

Now I know what you’re thinking – believe me I haaaate 99.9% of the mash-up/remix albums I am sent (and I’m sent A LOT) but anyone who heard Dert’s previous release re-working of Jose González knows this is worth a listen – especially when the cost is free.99!

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06.01.09 by Jeff

Keys N Krates / The Longest Night

Jr-Flo from Keys N Krates just passed me their latest work, The Longest Night (mp3). Hit “more” to see them performing this live in Vancouver. Gotta support other Canadians!

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18.12.08 by Jeff

Flying Lotus / Essential Mix

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!

flying lotus essential mix mp3 set

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08.12.08 by Jeff

Victor Borge

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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvUbrbFdJ8g[/youtube]

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.

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