Liverpool folk gathering Mellowtone are celebrating their tenth birthday this week with a special mid-week event and the release of a compilation featuring some of the city’s finest songwriters and roots musicians who have graced the Mellowtone stage in the past decade.
To think that we’ve had five fantastic years in Croatia already is quite remarkable, and this weekend I’ve been reminiscing over priceless memories with likeminded spirits who have co-created this true one-of-a-kind coming together.
Flying Lotus gives Gilles the world exclusive first play of his new single ‘Moment of Hesitation’, featuring Herbie Hancock.
Starting the day with this dope mix from Prosumer ahead of L'AMERICA this Sunday 24th August at Clwb Ifor Bach with my Cardiff crew!
Rootdown began in 1996 and like the vintage wine its host Rainer Trüby is so passionate about, has matured beautifully into an international connoisseur’s affair. Held monthly at an idyllic lakeside location in the Black Forest town of Freiburg, its message of eclectic sounds has travelled far and wide with a who’s who host of international selectors appearing behind the turntables over the years.
For those who haven’t yet made the trip to Freiburg, Nick Blow is going to be hosting a UK edition of the party at an undisclosed East London location on Saturday 20th September. It’s an honour to be invited to spin alongside Rainer, whose productions and DJ sets have guided my own selections and listening habits over the years as he embraces soundscapes beyond genre and draws from an mouth-watering collection of wax. With a capacity of just 200 people, it will be a surefire sellout and tickets are on sale now!
I’m overjoyed to announce the release of this mix, a compilation of some of my favourite tunes played on the terrace at La Escollera Ibiza over the last few years.
Since I got home at the weekend my feet have hardly touched the ground. I played at the 3B Records in-store party with Karizma on Saturday afternoon and then at The Magnet for the Hustle afterparty and official Camelot warm up till 7am. Almost every conversation has been SuncéBeat related as the word continues to spread about this sparkling gem in Croatia’s festival scene.
This year’s event was my favourite so far, with so many new faces from all over Europe visiting for the first time and being blown away by the incredible vibes at this soulful retreat. As Nick Blow so timely commented: ‘We need more of these love vibrations in the world right now!’
Rock Konducta is the latest in Madlib’s instrumental “Beat Konducta” series, the producer’s raw hip-hop beat tapes brought to life. Previous titles include Movie Scenes and Beat Konducta in India, imaginary film soundtracks; the self-descriptive A Tribute to J Dilla; and Beat Konducta in Africa inspired by the Zambian “Zamrock” music scene of the ’70s.
The latest album finds its inspiration in various worldwide underground rock scenes from the 1960s through the 80s: American psychedelia, Germany’s Krautrock, acid-soaked Spanish prog-rock and synthy, early-80s oddities.