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Reckonwrong’s Magical Journey

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Reckonwrong is a young producer from London whose EPs for Whities and Pinkman have worked diverse influences from the colourful and exuberant ends of techno, post-punk and soundsystem music into a singular and loose-limbed dancefloor sound. His music flirts with goofball humour as much as heart-on-sleeve pathos, adding up to an emotionally rich musical world that will be further uncovered on his forthcoming vocal-led single for Whities.

This mix for Other People is a step away from his club sets and breaks new ground in its idiosyncratic form. While it started life as a live take, the recording has been teased apart with scissors and tape, heavily cut with original vocal and instrumental layers and dubbed into new atmospheric spaces, resulting in a uniquely heady trip which tumbles across the boundaries of its eclectic tracklist and into a vivid psychedelic swirl.

You’re going on a magical journey…

RA.500: Nicolas Jaar

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Resident Advisor’s Podcast No. 500 by Nicolas Jaar: A strange and lovely bricolage.

RA: On June 14th, 2010, Nicolas Jaar, who was building a reputation as the most exciting new artist on the scene, was behind one of our most adventurous mixes to date. Although not a DJ at the time, Jaar had an uncanny knack for sequencing, moving gracefully through artists diverse as Mobb Deep, Aphex Twin and Marvin Gaye. Jaar released his debut album, Space Is Only Noise, the following year, and went on to take the top spot in our live acts poll three years in a row. On stage and on record, he remains one of the most creatively unhinged artists in electronic music.

Mix was recorded in December 2015, in Brooklyn, New York. Picture is from those new machines at passport control at JFK.

Ask a friend to translate the Khalife track for you. Thanks for including me in this.
Happy New Year. Peace.”

Download via mp3 here.

Tracklist:
Kayan Kalhor & Ali Bahraini Fard – Between the Heavens and Me – World V
Alva Noto – Module 1 – Raster Noton
Ø – Syvâys – Sähkö
ENA – Divided 10 – Samurai
Ancestral Voices – Vine Of The Soul – Samurai
Lydia Lunch – Conspiracy Of Women – Other People
Talk Talk – The Rainbow – EMI
Lashun Pace – I know I’ve Been Changed – Savoy
Terekke – Wav1 – Self-Released
Angel – Dark Matter Leak – Mego
Barn Owl – Lotus Cloud – Not Not Fun

Keith Jarrett – You Don’t Know What Love Is (edit) – ECM
Diseño Corbusier – Chiquillo & Golpe de Amistad – Auxilio De Cientos
Against All Logic – LKJ – Other People
Kobayashi Maru – Typical Male Behavior – Voodoo Down
Steve Reich – Come Out
AAL – Fourteen Steps To A Better Life – Other People
Angel – Out – Mego
How To Dress Well/Lorenzo Senni – Words I Don’t Remember (Original dub)
Skee Mask – Cylo – Ilian tape
Nicolas Jaar – No One Is Looking At U – Other People

Terry Riley – Harp Of New Albion – Celestial Harmonies
Muslimgauze – Untitled – Muslimlim
Marcel Khalife & Mahmoud Darwish – Ahmad Emerges From Ancient Wounds
Nicolas Jaar – Swim – Other People
Dialogue: $13 Opera For Peace
Sound of two orange-tufted sunbirds running into each other mid-flight (Inaudible)

LOFRAMES – L’Affaire Musicale Mix

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Having made a huge impression back in April with their debut ‘Get Real (Can’t Touch Your Love)‘, Anglo-French duo Loframes (James Yuill & Franck Russo) are getting ready to release their next single in just a few weeks. To get us ready they’ve prepared a brand new mixtape for L’Affaire Musicale. 40 minutes of music all re-edited and blended together including some sneak peaks at future Loframes’ releases and an exclusive new version of M83’s ‘Steve McQueen’. Download from Dropbox now: bit.ly/Vol19LoframesDL.

Tracklist:
Gui Boratto – 22 (Loframes edit)
Justin Jay – You Give Me Butterflies
Catz n Dogz – Nobody Cares (Loframes Saxophone Inclusion)
Ephemerals – Life Is Good (Original + Technimatic Loframes mashup)
David Douglas – Sweet Moonflower (feat. Petter Carlsen)
Applescal – The Veil
Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
Leif – Flight
Loframes – Real Life (exclusive)
Moogers – Wings Of The Dawn (Prem Kavita)
Deetron – Rhythm (feat. Ben Westbeech)
Lindstrom – Eg-Ged-Osis (Loframes edit)
M83 Vs James Yuill – Steve McQueen / The Rush (Loframes mashup)

Astronauts, etc. feat. Toro y Moi – Rocket Man

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In anticipation of their North American fall tour, Toro y Moi and Astronauts, etc. (Anthony Ferraro, keyboardist in Toro y Moi’s live band) have teamed up and released a dreamy cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man.” Noisey premiered the track, stating, “Oh you’re covering one of Elton John’s very best songs? Bold moves, guys, bold moves. Thing is, Oakland’s Astronauts, etc. and Toro y Moi-who are heading out on tour together next week-really nail it. Their rework is soft like cashmere on baby skin. Sweetly muted like Beck’s rework of ‘Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes,’ but with a funked up bass holding it all down and shivery synth middle eight that’s quite magic.”

Following much-lauded summer festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and FYF Fest, Toro y Moi’s North American tour, featuring openers Astronauts, etc., will kick off next week on September 19 at Portland’s Revolution Hall and continue with over 30+ dates, including appearances at Miami’s Ill Points Festival and Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Last month, Toro y Moi released Samantha, a collection of 20 tracks, including collaborations with Kool A.D., Rome Fortune, Washed Out, and Nosaj Thing, among others. Samantha is available for free download here. Samantha follows What For?, Toro y Moi’s acclaimed ’70s pop-influenced fourth album.

PWNDTIAC – The Beach EP

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PWNDTIAC is back with fresh basslines, crispy drumsets and big sexy muscle car synths. You know his style! And you know that DJ’s like Aeroplane, Annie Mac, Treasure Fingers, Kris Menace, Moon Boots, Sister Bliss, Dimitri from Paris & Moonbootica love his work!

So check out his new summer tune “The Beach” with vocalist KRUE! This record is for taking off your shoes, dancing in the sun and having an ice cold drink! Any second thoughts left? Thought so.

Stream the full EP including remixes by Les Loups, Heartpete and Roisto.

The Beach Mixtape:

Flashback: Daft Punk – Essential Mix: March 2nd, 1997 (Mini-Mix)

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Today (March 2nd 2015) we celebrate 18 years since Daft Punk’s iconic Essential Mix from March 2nd, 1997. Here is a special mini-mix of Daft Punk’s mix, with a little story from Dance music legend and their manager at the time, Busy P. This mini-mix is taken from we celebrated reaching the landmark of 500 Essential Mix DJs back in 2010. Download here: bbc.in/1GHlUfo.

The Magician – Magic Tape 50 (Birthday edition)

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Fresh from staking his claim on the UK singles charts with top 10 hit “Sunlight” (featuring Years & Years), plus launching POTION (his own international club event and label), production and DJ maestro The Magician is planning a very special treat to celebrate reaching the 50th edition of his ever popular Magic Tape series.

On Monday 23rd February, The Magician broadcasted his landmark mixtape LIVE from a secret London location, teaming up with dance music authority MIXMAG TV to give his fans a more visual and immersive Magic Tape experience.

The Magician said: “I am buzzing to have finally reached number 50! I wanted to do something special to celebrate so throwing party as well as giving my fans a new MAGIC TAPE experience seems like the only way!

MAGIC TAPE 50 is now available to download here : bit.ly/1w82V7B.

Embody feat. Barnaby – With You + ‘The Best Of 2014’ Mixtape

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Lithuanian born and London based producer Embody returns with another collaboration with Barnaby. 6 months since Embody revealed his first solo production, ‘Make A Stand’, has seen him achieve over 5 million plays for his music and remixes.

Listen to Embody – With You (Feat. Barnaby) below, it’s also free to download via facebook.

2015 is set to be a big year for Embody with more exciting collaborations already lined up. Accompanying this release is a mixtape by Embody. Displaying some of his influences and a featuring some unreleased gems, its a great set. Embody is set to begin his dj’ing worldwide from early 2015.

Dinnerdate – Want You EP + Teecket mixtape

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Belows you can stream the latest EP on Kallias imprint from Munich’s producer/DJ Dinnerdate. His wide variety of creative influences is build up in his music, mainly preferred in the indie and deep house sector.

“Want you” is a bright, chilled and laid back foundation combined with thickened vocals: “I don’t know, I don’t know what you want me to do…

Track 2 is called “Leech”. The song features a pressing bass line, specially quantisized, claps and acczentuated EQ dalliances. Dinnerdate is spreading creativity on a very high level here. Taking the speed out with a nice and mellow rhodes melody that is supported by a picking guitar. He’s leeching our heart and then he’s coming back even brighter and at the same time even simpler than before.

To start off 2015 Dinnerdate also did a little “filled-with-positive-vibes” mixtape for his homies from the Paris fashion label Teecket. Check it ouy below.

Floating Points & Four Tet – Final “Plastic People” 2.1.2015

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“Over the past 8 years or so we have had, along with Theo Parrish, the honour of playing the monthly residencies at a small basement club in Shoreditch, London with an impeccable sound system. After 20 years of operation, it was time to move on and close the doors on a place that has a lot to answer for in shaping modern club culture. To say this space along with the owner Ade’s singular vision was fundamental in our personal musical formation would be a complete understatement.

On the day of their closing, manager Charlotte asked us if we’d put the system through its paces for the last time that the club would be open to the public. We set about packing the anthems from our respective residencies and on the night once the people were through the doors played 2 records in turn for the rest of the dance. We included tracks of our own and of friends that were made with that place in mind. Records like Daphni – Ye Ye and Four Tet – Pinnacles were made to first be played at Kieran’s nights there, and the Floating Points – Vacuum EP was born out of the CD-R night at the club, and its launch party was the trigger for Sam’s monthly residency.

We set this recording up just before the start of the night and unfortunately it distorts in places, but we make no apology for how joyfully noisy people get! The vibe in the room this night was typical of the club on any given night and we hope this recording captures just a fraction of the spirit of a Plastic People night.

A massive thank you from us to everyone that has come down to the nights over the years and supported our music there. We are truly humbled to have shared the music we love with people at this place, and your energy in turn has influenced the way we make music on an unfathomable scale. We also thank the bosses Charlotte Kepel and Ade Fakile for inviting us to the club and having faith in us over these years! All the best for the future!

See you in the dance

Much Love”

Sam & Kieran