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Covercast #7: Kaidan

I posted this mix on my personal blog back in October for Halloween but never bothered to post it here. Well, now I am for those that missed it. I also put together one other mix featuring music pulled from…

Flying Lotus – Pattern+Grid World

This is the kind of news that makes my day! Warp Records is releasing a new EP by Flying Lotus in September called Pattern+Grid World, a collection of new tracks coming just months after his last full-length, Cosmogramma (probably my…

Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show #7: High Jazz

The “Madlib Invazion” has been going on for a long time, but this year Madlib is working extra hard to get as much money from my wallet as possible. The Madlib Medicine Show is a monthly series of albums all…

CoverCast #6: Spiritwalk

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] I haven’t posted much here for a month or so. I’ve been busy. But I did have a chance to put this relaxed mix together, featuring a few recent favorites. Take note of…

BT – These Hopeful Machines

Illustrator Aaron Jasinski illustrated this amazing piece for popular electronic music artist BT’s newest release. I’ve been following Jasinski’s work for years through DeviantART, where he is somewhat of a celebrity. I agree with him that this is some of…

Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day

I’ll admit, Kid Cudi’s music hasn’t grown on me yet. I’m not exactly sure why. “Day ‘n’ Night” was cool. What he did with Nosaj Thing’s instrumental was good. The Lady Gaga beat was nice. But the album never clicked…

BTS Radio ReLaunch

After a long hiatus, BTS Radio is finally being relaunched. It’s felt like a long time since I anxiously awaited every show a few years back, providing me with mixes by beatmakers like Jneiro Jarel, Flying Lotus, DJ Mitsu and…

Various – You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts

Just one of the purchases in my short obsession with record label compilations last year, Ninja Tune’s You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts, the fifth in a series of collections they’ve released, is a 3-disc package bringing together old, unreleased, rare,…

Top 10 Albums of ’09

Another year, another list. 2009 was strange for me in terms of music. While 2008 seemed to offer a long list of great albums, ’09 felt more subdued. Of course this could be the result of two key music stores…

Daedelus – Just Briefly

British designer Pandayoghurt’s work has been making the rounds recently, blog-wise. But I thought I’d make note of the great album covers I ran across while browsing his portfolio. Included is a cover for a retrospective of Daedelus’ work (above),…

North / South / East / West

If you’re racking your brain trying to figure out what to get me for Christmas, English photographer Shaun Bloodworth has collaborated with Give Up Art and Bleep to put together this gorgeous package. It contains 14 photographic prints and a…

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

James Blagden, a New York-based artist who’s had work in a variety of publications including WaxPoetics and URB, created an animated short chronicling the hallucinogenic baseball antics of Dock Ellis. Ellis was well known for his no-hitter in 1970, performed…

CoverCast #5: WAVE

Download: ♪ CoverCast #5: WAVE [Audio clip: view full post to listen] It’s been a while since my last CoverCast, but I finally put something together this week. Partly inspired by the new Shafiq Husayn album, this is a selection…

Shafiq Husayn – Shafiq En’ A Free Ka

Last month Shafiq Husayn, 1/3rd of the Sa-Ra Creative Partners, released his solo debut on Plug Research. The album’s an eclectic blend of soul, hip-hop, jazz and electronics with an African spirit throughout. It’s a deep, soulful record and is…

Various – 5 Years of Hyperdub

While lurking around dubstepforum.com I ran across a thread essentially talking trash about the cover of Hyperdub’s 5 year anniversary compilation. “So, Hyperdub 5 has the ugliest cover art ever known to man”. I’ve got to disagree. The cover was…

James Pants – Seven Seals

James Pants’ new album Sevel Seals, “inspired by being in the mood to start a cult”, is being released on November 25th. Above is a video of “some dude called Max who explains [and] breaks down the deeper meaning and…

DJ Okawari – Mirror

I’m usually not big on vector collages like these. I’ve seen a few too many poor imitations on sites like DeviantART. But the execution and color palette of these covers for DJ Okawari’s first and second albums makes them work.…

Various – Warp20

Warp Records recently shipped out their Warp20 box set, celebrating their 20 year anniversary. The box includes a 192 page booklet showcasing the covers of every Warp release up to this point, a double CD of tracks selected by fans…

Electric Wire Hustle – Electric Wire Hustle

While wandering around the Stones Throw message boards, I ran across a recommendation for a soul group from New Zealand. Interesting… I was pleasantly surprised to be confronted with an amazingly mellow electronic/soul/hip-hop track with a beautiful vibe by a…

CoverCast #4: 9/6

Download: ♪ CoverCast #4: 9/6 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] As I mentioned earlier, my job’s been a little stressful recently. So this week I put together a mix of tracks that are good for keeping me sane…