Witnessing the widespread panic that followed the initial posting of Captain Murphy’s Duality last Friday was almost as entertaining and mind-boggling as the actual music/visuals. Some people are actually angry that Mr. Murphy’s identity hasn’t been revealed, while others indulge in the jaw dropping list of producers involved, attempting guesses at which beat can be attributed to which beatsmith. While the Captain’s identity is still technically under wraps, you can now take home a copy (in one long MP3) of Duality and fret over it on your daily ride to work! You can also stream the chapter-split version of the tape below, courtesy of Masked Gorilla. Apparently, a deluxe version of Duality is on the way, which will (probably) contain exciting features like split tracks, producer credits (!) and hopefully some more cult-centered visuals. In the meantime, stream below and grab the full tape here.
Later this month (October 23 to be exact), Los Angeles radio station/cultural institution dublab will release a audio/visual compilation featuring songs and videos from Ras G, Sun Araw, Lucky Dragons, Nite Jewel & Julia Holter, Suzanne Kraft and Teebs & Yuk. The visual component comes in the form of accompanying videos, all shot with Digital Harinezumi cameras. I won’t pretend to have any idea what a Digital Harinezumi camera is, but I have complete faith in dublab and the participating artists to craft some tantalizing images. You can stream and download Teebs & Yuk’s contribution, “Estara”, now, a pleasant bit of beatwork with that dusty vinyl sound the My Hollow Drum members are both associated with.
Whatsgood blogworld, I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend and enjoying the spring weather. For me, and probably alot of others reading this, it’s crunch time for finals. This means that I need to find the perfect mix to jam too while getting ready for finals. This mix changes throughout the course of the year and today I revisited one of my favorite mix’s of all time, Brainfeeder’s take over of BBC Radio 1 last year. The live set includes performances from Matthew David, Teebs, Flying Lotus, Austin Peralta (pictured above), TOKiMONSTA, Samiyam, and even Thundercat. I hope just seeing that list gets you thoroughly stoked. To add even more incentive, Austin Peralta (keys), Gene Coye (drums), and Thundercat (bass) do an amazing improve jazz set. These guys then collaborate with Flying Lotus to top off the end of the mix with style. Needless to say, this mix needed to be in our archives and accessible for our readers. You can stream the mix in it’s entirety below.
Wow this is exciting! Brainfeeder reported on a new group formed by none other than Prefuse 73 and Astral Plane favorite, Teebs. Teebs anounced the collab album via twitter: “big day today. starting work with Prefuse 73 on a collab record.” Prefuse 73 (Guillermo Scott Herren) has been making ambient/hip hop beats for quite some time now. He started his producing career in 1997 and has multiple monikers that he releases music under; Prefuse 73, Delarosa & Asora, Amhmad Szabo, and Piano Overlord. Herren’s first release under Prefuse 73 was his successful Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives. On the hip hop side of things, he released Surrounded by Silence in 2005, which included features from Ghostface, Aesop Rock, GZA, and others. For an introduction into Herren’s production, check out “Perverted Undertone” off of One Word Extinguisher below.
I am very excited for this release because it will combine Prefuse 73’s electronic glitchy hip hop beats with Teebs’ ever improving skills in chopped sampling and acoustic instrumentation. We have previously posted on Teebs here and you can check out one of my favorites, Verbena Tea, with the beautiful harpist Rebekah Raff. Hopefully we will be hearing more from these two sooner rather than later. Happy Friday everybody. Enjoy the beats. Also, Teebs is a pretty damn good artist and you can check out an awesome little documentary that shows his creative process here
Shlohmo’s Vacation EP just keeps giving and giving. The three track is a great EP from start to finish and gives listeners a more-dancable take on Bad Vibes. Along with the originals, a 12″ including a couple incredible contemporary electronic artists will be released on February 14. Last week, we were blessed with a remix of “wen uuu” from Salva, and today, we get a remix of the same track from Brainfeeder representative Teebs. I am aching to whip out my headphones in class and bump this, but I’ll just have to wait. Give some feedback on which remix you like better in the comments. The 12″ will also include remixes from Nicolas Jaar, Airhead and Groundislava. Stream/download below.