Tuesday, November 17, 2009

i'm not dead, here's some more mixes!

hello, team - i've been absent for a long minute. my recently-acquired job has had me working lots of hours the past few weeks (including lots of overnight and early morning shifts) in preparation for the holidays... but i've still been checking out lots of fresh music - at least, fresh to me. anyhoo, here's some stuff i've been listening to:

bruno pronsato - bunker podcast 057
from one of smilecoldanatomy's favorite edm musicians comes a livePA recording from earlier this year... and here's proof that experimental-minded producers like bruno need a great soundsystem to really shine. i've seen his live sets twice now, both times at the recently-closed sonotheque, and while the music has been great, the sound could have been much better. listening to this live recording at home lets you really tune into all the polyrhythmic loops and clicks that bruno throws out. you'll hear selections from why can't we be like us? and the others' take EP, as well as snippets from his more recent epic the make up the break up sprinkled throughout this relentless yet sexy 90-minute set. killer!

dela - ten p.m.
as part of milwaukee's 'projekt' collective, dela has helped bring mil-town some solid national and international talent. unfortunately i haven't had the chance to make it up to milwaukee to attend an event... i hope to, soon! until then, i'll be appeased by this tight hour-long mix mixing some nice, smooth, dubby tracks with some more clickity-click beats. great stuff! check out dela's page on his projekt website for a tracklisting and more info.

joy orbison - doldrums 001
i think i found out about this dude via mnml ssgs. dubstep usually isn't my thing, but remove that irritating womp that so annoyingly defines the genre, and my attention may be gained. sure enough, this 40-minute long mix has virtually no womp and was indeed worthy of my attention. it still swings wildly on that percussive backbeat, but it keeps a fast tempo with colorful, happy melodies and lyrics throughout, ending with a sick pair of joy orbison's own tracks. neat! i found this blog post with more details on this london-based dj/producer as well as a tracklisting for this mix, which seems to be a preview of his soon-to-be-launced doldrums label. check out his myspace as well.

that should keep you busy. until next time, i'll be checking out plenty of other mixes, as well as a bunch of actual studio productions (mostly LP), as i formulate a list of my favorite music from this year. enjoy!

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