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.
Download: Kidkanevil – BTGMX011
Please introduce yourself.
My name is kidkanevil. I DJ and make beats and lazer sounds.
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.
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!
Tracklist after the jump
Our latest mix comes from the internet’s mixtape king, Paul Pre. First came across him as a dj via Pandasession #2 a few years ago. That mix was incredible and came at a perfect time when the beats scene started to find its footing. Shortly afterwards he started making tunes as ArtAtAll, but that project has been put on hold for a while. Hopefully it’ll come back in full force soon.
When I asked Paul to contribute a mix I wanted to know if there was any way he could make it in a similar vein to PS#2, so that it would essentially be Pandasession 3. It took a few months to get locked down, but getting this through was definitely worth the wait. It is a mix you can put on anytime, with soulful foundations and heavy emphasis on bass.
Download: Paul Pre – BTGMX005
Currently the featured mix on the excellent Percussion Lab website is this latest mix offering from Roughquest. Here’s what Percussion Lab had to say: “His “Beats & Treats” mix revolves around dirty fat beats that have inspired him throughout his career. Mashups galore featuring samples from Cannibal Ox, Souls of Mischief, Jaylib, Company Flow and Beck…”
Above cover artwork is also by Roughquest, photography by Therese Flanagan.
Cinematic Orchestra – Channel 1 Suite [Ninja Tunes]
Flying Lotus – RobertaFlack (feat. Dolly) [Warp Records]
Roughquest – Take It Easy [Dub]
Lynx & Kemo – One Love [Soul:R Recordings]
Altair & Es.tereo – Void [Dub]
Vishnu – Mindtalking [Dub]
A Tribe Called Quest – Youthful Expression [Jive]
onesmallthought – Jealous [Dub]
Yoru – Breath Out… [Rudimentary Records]
Muted – Robin [Manifesto Music]
Roughquest – Lazy Sunday [Rudimentary Records]
Dr Octagon – Blue Flowers [Mo' Wax]
Download: Roughquest Beats & Treats Mixtape
The Clonious – Emora
Electrons Libres – Hoog
fLako – Footprints
Low Limit – Inspirational Jumpsuit
Computer Jay – Distance
Harmonic 313 – Cyclotron
Nosaj Thing – 1685 Beach
Paul White – Alien Nature
Danny Breaks & Adlib – The Sound
Architeq – Birds of Prey (Fulgeance Remix)
Duktus – Devon2test
Annu – Juice Smoke
Mndsgn – Ms Taken
Hudson Mohawke – Rising 5
Devonwho – Holup
Marcus Sebastian – Nasty Lady
Lorn – Cheese Grater
Lopez – Theo´s Beat
Guilty Simpson – For the D (Harmonic 313 remix)
Samiyam – Bonus Mission
SiFunk & Garmunkle – Emma’s Krush
Griffi – Nos vemos en Shibuya
Wan – BoomClickClap
Brenk – Raw Shhh
Ad Bourke – Corviale
Reggie B – Outergalactic Funk
High-Res – Funkshuns
I-Sa – Syco3
The Clonious – One at a Time (funked up) feat. Muhsinah
Download: Paul Pre – La Mixette vol. 13