Nick de Friez x Paul Pre – Deep Thought Mix

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Here’s a nice little mix from BTG homie Paul Pre teaming up with Nick de Friez. 2 DJ’s, 3 parts, 4 songs each. Artwork by Zippora Lux. Image by unknown.

 

BTGMX012 – Butter

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Our next mix is late, eight months late to be exact. Since then, Butter invited me to play at his final party in Brazil – which was probably one of the best parties I’ve ever been to or played at in my whole life – and relocated from Brazil to Australia. He is planning to keep doing his thing over there and I’m sure his parties will be some of the best in the country. This mix is sick, hope you enjoy. Sorry for the delay, Brian!

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Hi, could you please introduce yourself?
My name, Brian Thomas. My nickname Butter has become an alias for me as a DJ and for music and design productions.

Describe the idea behind your mix.
I wanted something that would remain true to my taste and survive throughout the waves of my preference. And connecting bits from different genres seemed more than appropriate.

Where does dirtyblackdisco stop and The Mixtape Club begin?
The Mixtape Club is my project for the people. I operate as the curator but in reality it means nothing more than inviting others who I think will do something authentic and tasteful. It is hard to tune out my own personal preferences altogether and avoid an overarching vibe. Maybe impossible. But there are no dictated themes, rules, or prerequisites. As long as the selection is honest and offers something to be discovered I’m happy. dirtyblackdisco is where I do my own thing. Born after The Mixtape Club as an absolutely personal project with a particular selection based on what I play as a DJ. Or what I like to play. There wasn’t a grand plan. The entire thing, from the name and idea to the domain purchase and launch of the site (blog) happened on the same day (20 April, go figure). As years have passed, its become the brand to host my house, disco and so on endeavors. Mixtapes. Parties. 12-inches if they don’t die by the time I get there.

How does Rio compare to NYC?
Rio has a special place in my heart. In the beginning, as a tourist, it was the place that exposed me to all kinds of things. The music, women and nature are all amazing but it was the lifestyle that really hooked me. Today, currently as a resident, it has offered some musical opportunities that I considered nearly unobtainable in NYC. The acceptance to dance music and me being foreign in Rio are probably due some credit. I’m playing records more than ever and developed my dirtyblackdisco brand a bit with two brasilian episodes. I have yet to complete my first year here. Musically, there is valid complaint in NYC for it being such a large city and quite behind in terms of dance music. But since it is N. America it remains on the map for artists, djs, producers, agents. It takes a lot more for the gems in the northern hemisphere to make it down this way, leaving Brasil a bit behind.

Describe your most recent partnership with Polanski. Do you see future partnerships?
Polanski is the beautiful product of my man Irwin Tobias Matutina in NYC. I invited Irwin to art direct the most recent dirtybalckdisco party in September, which also helped us launch the magazine here. He went nuts doing a bunch of dope shit and I made a limited collection of shirts of some of the artwork. I’m sure future visual partnerships will happen with dirtyblackdisco, but the intent is to keep it fresh. The Polanski thing was a special, one-off thing. For now.

How does graphic design relate to your daily life?
I studied design and it was my career in New York. Music was the hobby. I’m trying to turn that around. I still enjoy design and infinitely more when a client isn’t involved.

Any plans for Rio? What do you have up your sleeve?
Keep dirtyblackdisco going. Maybe some non-virtual things for The Mixtape Club. Don’t know how long I’ll be here so I’m doing my best to give something back while it lasts. Rio has given me me oh so much. Obrigado meu Rio, cidade maravilhosa.

Track list.

Vakula – Still Time
R Tyme – Use Me (MK remix)
Alfabet – Hell of Samba
Vieux Farka Tourè – Sangare (DJ Center remix)
Lilacs & Champagne – Babbling Brooke
24-Carat Black – I Want To Make Up
Wildcookie – Come Closer
The Pharcyde – Devil Music
Moodymann – Misled
EP2 – Dance (Kerri Chandler’s Centro Fly mix)
The Nathaniel X Project – The Nathaniel X-Tract
A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics To Go (remix)
Taylor McFerrin – Georgia
Bobby Hutcherson – NTU
Crazy Bald Heads – First Born

BTG031 at SMS ft. Jimmy Edgar, James Fox, Call Super and BTG DJs BTG031 at SMS ft. Jimmy Edgar, James Fox, Call Super and BTG DJs

Bridging the Gap are back at Stop Making Sense and we’re mad excited.

Our special guest is someone we’ve been a fan of for years. He has changed his sound since his early days but there has always been something unique about him. His new album sees him take this a step further and we love it. James Fox played an brilliant warm up set this NYE for secretsundaze at The Troxy and he is generally a solid dj. His releases are all brilliant too so it made sense to have him join. Call Super has played for BTG every year since it was founded back in 2009, ie he is one of our favourite djs. He released a brilliant EP last year which has been followed up by some high profile remixes this year. Count Choc is ecstatic to finally rep a boat party and won’t be throwing anyone of the pier this time around.

BOAT PARTY / 02.08.2012 / 19:00-23:00
Jimmy Edgar (Hotflush) dj set
James Fox (TAKE/Well Rounded)
Call Super (Five Easy Pieces)
Count Choc

MAIN STAGE / 03.08.2012 / 18:00-01:00
Jimmy Edgar (Hotflush) LIVE AV set
James Fox (TAKE/Well Rounded)
Call Super (Five Easy Pieces)
Count Choc

Discounted ticket link for BTG friends & family here.

BTGMX011 – Kidkanevil

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I’ve known Kidkanevil longer than most people I’ve met in London since I moved here five years ago. He used to live up in Leeds, which is where I first met him – probably at a  New Bohemia show. He was doing his thing back then and is still doing it now. It is cool to know that this quiet and laid back dude makes such hype beats.

This installment has been a long time in the making and it is one of our most focused efforts yet – it is strictly Kan Kick production and all vinyl. Kid K bought extra records and even managed to get an exclusive beat from Kan Kick so this is pretty damn special. See below if you want to find out more about Kidkanevil and the mix he’s been so kind to hook us up with.

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Please introduce yourself.

My name is kidkanevil. I DJ and make beats and lazer sounds.

Describe Tokyorkshire.

It’s a bit like rainbow road meets Ran. And you don’t have to do tax returns there or any boring shit like that.

Why a Kankick mix? We’re excited.

Cool, me too! I’ve been a huge KanKick fan since I first started DJing and collecting records. For a period when I was a teenager I’d listen to nothing but Jay Dee, Madlib and KanKick. He’s kind of slept on compared to those two and it’s a shame, I don’t know why, he’s dope as fuck. I’ve been meaning to do a KanKick tribute mix for a minute so this seemed like a good opportunity. In the end I decided to do a strictly all vinyl mix, it just felt appropriate to the tradition of his music. Also he has so many dope beats I needed to narrow it down a bit! I’m actually missing one extremely rare vinyl, a co-production with Madlib that I believe is actually both their first ever release. One day I’ll get my hands on it and I’ll do a part 2 mix! I was actually lucky enough to get the blessing of the man himself too. He did some drops for the mix and also gave me a super dope exclusive unreleased beat, which I tagged on the end as a bonus track. So yeah, my kankick tribute mix! One for the heads, hope you enjoy!

 What have you been up to lately?

I’ve just finished a collaborative album with my good friend and super dope producer Daisuke Tanabe called kidsuke, so hopefully that’ll be out soonish. I’ve just started co-producing the new Stateless album for Ninja Tune, also got a few beats on the forthcoming Foreign Beggars album. And then I’ve just been doing various remixes and gigs and all that.

Would you say your sound has changed in the past few years?

Yeah, I’d say so. I started on much more of a sample based hiphop vibe, that’s my musical root, I grew up on that shit. That was my initial training ground. Doing this KanKick mix has actually been an interesting look back at that starting point for me. But I think over the years my style has grown and developed into something else, though its still pretty much hiphop in my mind. I guess its more electronic and shit now I dunno. I try to be honest with myself and just make whatever I feel, so that naturally evolves over time, it’s a journey. Sometimes that can be embarrassing when I look back at certain beats though haha, but that’s all part of the process of trying to get better at the craft and find my own sound. But yeah – I’m into progressive music, so I hope my sound has progressed.

Any graphic designers or photographers we should know about?

I really like the Syndicate fam in Singapore, they do dope design, music, club nights, videos, the whole thing. Super dope crew.

Any shoutouts?

I’d just like to say thank you so much to KanKick aka Kanzulu for giving this mix his blessing, and for giving me an ill exclusive beat, as well as continuing to inspire with his beautiful, personal and spiritual music. Salute!

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Bridging the Gap & Donuts / BTG032 / Poster Exhibition & After Party w/ Ossie Bridging the Gap & Donuts / BTG032 / Poster Exhibition & After Party w/ Ossie

We’re going on a little jaunt to Bristol. Teaming up with our good friends at Donuts we’ll be showing our poster series in their gallery space, and joint-hosting a party. A select few limited edition prints (and other bits too I expect) will be available for sale if you pop down to the Donuts shop.

BTG Poster Exhibition – Private View

Donuts
Saturday 23rd June
19:00–22:00
8 Perry Road, Bristol BS1 5BQ
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BTG x Donuts – After Party

OSSIE (Hyperdub / Black Orange Juice)
THE FAT C (BTG)
COUNT CHOC (BTG / FEP)
TOM D (Donuts)

The Bank of Stokes Croft
Saturday 23rd June
22:00–04:00
84 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
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Join the event on Facebook. Hope to see you there.

Octo Octa – High Reflection

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Lush house from the 100% Silk signing -  Let Me See You is a solid EP, “I’m Trying” is another highlight of the 4 tracker. Pick up the 12″ here.

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Stubborn Heart – Knuckledown

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New track by the elusive duo Stubborn Heart. KayaKaya Records (a subsidiary of XL) is putting out their EP, this was given away recently. Worth checking their old tune Need Someone if you like this.

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BTGMX010 – Greeen Linez

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Been sitting on this one for a minute, but now that the sun is finally out it makes sense to let it loose.

Greeen Linez are Matt Lyne (aka A Taut Line) and Chris Greenberg (one third of the band Hong Kong in the 60s) who first met and started playing dance music together over 15 years ago, before they were even in their teens. Matt lives in Tokyo where he runs Diskotopia and Chris lives in London. They played at our last party and their set was awesome, it was really cool of them to jump on at the last minute and we’re happy to have given them their first London show. They are both super nice guys and talented musicians. As Greeen Linez they have release one EP and have an album set to come out any time. We can’t wait.

Tracklist

Roy Ayers – Searching
Lowrell – Mellow Mellow Right On
Mau’lin – Function Open (Greeen Linez remix)
Mtume – Ready for your Love
Patrice Rushen – Remind Me
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Lots of Lovin
Brian Bennett – Solstice
Antonio Adlfo & A Brazuca – Tranamazonica
Toshiki Kadomatsu – 52nd Street
Metro Area – Piña
Atlantic Starr – When Love Calls
Mim Suleiman – Bibi Na Mpu
Mantler – Fresh and Fair
Maze – Twilight
Ned Doheny – To Prove My Love
Stanley Clarke & Bill Shields – Easy Listening
Return to Forever – Sorceress

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Arnau Pi

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Barcelona-based Arnau Pi is doing some really great work for record labels such Hivern Discs, Permament Vacation, Young Turks and Discos Paradiso… Check out more of his stuff here.

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What’s Cookin? Food Rap

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Short viral vid for LRG from BankShot with music by DJ Nick Castle featuring food plus Biggie Smalls, Guru, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Method Man… Yeah.

A Kiss From Gabs & A T-Shirt — Sloth

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Finally, some new material from friend and super producer Sloth aka Sam Webster. Here’s the press blurb:

Dephect and Headcount Records have teamed up once again to bring the latest project from Sloth. You may remember him from such mid-noughties Hip-Hop offerings as Pneumatic & Sloth’s ‘Audibly Nice’ and Illustrate’s ‘Do What You Like’, as well as his remixes for Million Dan and Grandmaster Flash.

‘A Kiss From Gabs & A T-Shirt’ is an E.P of instrumental Hip-Hop, woven together in his own unique style. Brisk, humorous and above all DOPE, this is a proper chunk of Hip-Hop for proper heads.

Having taken a few years out of the scene to start a family, Sloth is back in business and with three more releases up his sleave you should be hearing more from this veteran producer very soon. Enjoy.

Free download and stream from Dephect here. Or grab it below. Make sure you check the Dephect Clothing site, Headcount Records Twitter and Facebook.

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Doom – Vomit (Fat Controller Remix)

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An old Fat C remix of Doom‘s Vomitspit track, originally from Doom’s 2004 grub-themed album, Mm.. Food (produced by Drum and Knowledge).

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Synkro – Why Don’t You

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Synkro has a new EP out on Apollo (a sub label of R&S), Broken Promise. Keeping with the down tempo vibe, all 4 tracks are immaculately produced and instantly pleasing. All come free with the quintessential gated synths, oscillating sub and crunchy, snapping snares. The stand out track for me was ‘Why Don’t You’ as it sprinkles in a bit of RnB for good measure.

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BTG028 — Ghost Mutt, Pedestrian, Greeen Linez + more. This Friday BTG028 — Ghost Mutt, Pedestrian, Greeen Linez + more. This Friday

Its that time again. Ghost Mutt is a boogie-monster. His stuff on Donky Pitch is serious and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of what the man can create. Pedestrian has released some really solid original material and remixes via Push & Run and 2nd Drop. His sound is reminiscent of Gold Panda, but silky. The Fat C will, no doubt, be dropping “it” like it is “hot”. Count Choc will be a fly fly on the wall.

We’ve now added Greeen Linez to the bill. This is their debut London show and who knows when it will happen again as one half of Greeen Linez, A Taut Line, is based in Tokyo.

GHOST MUTT (DONKY PITCH)
PEDESTRIAN (PUSH & RUN)
GREEEN LINEZ (DISKOTOPIA)
THE FAT C b2b COUNT CHOC

Free entry
06.04.12
21:00-03:00

Buses: 67, 76, 242, 243, 149
Overground: Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland

At The Alibi, Dalston
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