In very un-Bandcloud news, I went to see Death Cab For Cutie play in Dublin last night. It was a lot of fun. The non-musical highlight came after the expertly crafted but totally creepy 'I Will Possess Your Heart', when a guy behind me said: "That has to be the theme song for the TV show You." Spot on, mate. Enjoy the tunes! Exclusive/competition below!
BFTT - slave 4 u
Last week Bandcloud mix provider BFTT shared this stunning rework of Britney's Slave 4 U. He's taken the key elements of that sparse Neptunes production — kicks, snares, claps, that Bling sound — smattered them together with his own sounds and ideas. There's an utterly hypnotic breakdown that slices up the bridge in manic triplets, sending the sound looping around your brain with devilish glee. Fantastic work. Hosted by the boygirl collective.
YUTE - HEALING DA HOOD
Beautifully rendered new age sounds, bowls and gongs, lots of reverb, mixed with muted, treated vocals. Four beautiful tracks. Find your way. "served by a yute to the youth"
diane - flicker no.2
Some nice unsettling "ambient" sounds.
DJ Sezzo: Switch Mix | Sandro Dallarmi on FBi Radio
Rattling percussion, nightmare club, freaky pop, 'Ramos', it's a huge barrell of ravey fun from Melbourne-based Sezzo.
Cæcilie Overgaard - There Is A Home
Fascinating work from Danish artist Cæcilie Overgaard. In parts it's like Boojo Bazou or Arve Henriksen, at others it's weirder, trippier. Amazing all round.
Marshland: The Andrew Weatherall Mix
This week I read a fascinating book from Influx Press called Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London by Gareth E. Rees. A world away from the London of high finance, consumerism, fashion and music, it explores the marshes of Hackney, Leyton and Walthamstow. It's filled with whimsical observations, fantastical short stories, imagined futures, time travellers and ghosts, as well as very real recountings of the legacy of London 2012 and the effects left by the massive construction involved in preparing for the Olympics. I came across this mix by Andrew Weatherall, inspired by the book and originally shared on the Rotters Golf Club site. It features acts like Julianna Barwick & Ikue Mori, Bee Mask and OPN, music that's ethereal, unusual, disarming and ultimately charming.
Karima F - Two Eggs In A Hammock
I'd never heard of Karima F until Hodge played one of her tracks on Rinse recently — there seemed to be a huge response on Twitter to it. Listening to 'Two Eggs In A Hammock' it's clear why. Soft melodies, skittering percussion, delicate sirens, chromatic synth play, we have a gentle banger on our hands here. It's coming out on Schloss, a label based in a disused Porsche dealership in Oslo. Baller.
Deflector - pining for ROM
Scuzzy, nasty, inventive techno recorded a while back, released in the hopes of raising some funds as the artist is facing an unexpected deposit before moving into a new home.
Xibalba Express - Xibalba Express
Here's an album made from the sounds of an electric train set.
EXCLUSIVE: R. Kitt – Cycles
Shock World Service asked Irish producer R. Kitt to put together a podcast for their long-running series (I contributed the 68th entry). It's a beautiful piece, ebbing and flowing through different moods, and it plays backwards as well as forwards. Naturally, it works on tape. We have one copy of the tape to give away. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning, simply reply to this email. The winner will be announced next week.