“Starting May 28, a four-decades-old ban on the import of many Italian salumi will be lifted.
Every Italian region and province, and even many towns have their own distinctive salumi, many of them celebrated in weeklong folk festivals. There are fans of Coppa Piacentina or those who swear by Coppa di Parma; there’s an infinite variety of salamis — from Brianza, Vicenza, Cremona and many more, spiced with garlic, juniper and myrtle berries, fennel and red wine…”
As a foodie/lover of all charcuterie / salumi, I cannot wait to try some (all) of the newly allowed Italian cured meats. May 28, a day for cured-meat enthusiasts to rejoice!
Maya Jane Coles - Essential Mix (2013-05-04)
MAYA JANE COLES: Essential Mix Two Timer In Under Two Years
It is a great honor for a DJ to be invited to play a set for BBC’s world-renowned Essential Mix, and many great electronic music acts go through their entire careers without ever playing even a single one. Although some older and more experienced DJs have appeared on the program multiple times particularly in the late 90s/early 00s (read: Sasha appearing 28 times or Oakenfold appearing on 36 mixes), to take control of the Essential Mix decks on multiple occasions a DJ needs to be the crème de la crème, especiallyin this day and age of electronic music.
Maya Jane Coles has been producing music since 2008 and played her first Essential Mix at the age of 23 on July 9, 2011. After achieving critical acclaim with her infectious 2010 hit, “What They Say”, she gained international attention and quickly flew to the top ranks of world-class electronic music producers.
She is a highly talented individual with a hyperfocus on the deep and tech house scene and her second Essential Mix less than two years after her debut is undeniable proof that she is here to stay. The mix kicks off on a slower note but by the hour mark you’ll probably be jumping out of your chair if you’re like me. After another full hour of refined deep and dark house tunes, by the end of the mix you’ll be praying for her to play on. More MJC here.
01. The Poet - Rain On April (Yves Le Groove Mix) [OT RECORDS]
02. Joe Stawarz - Suite B [SOMA QUALITY RECORDINGS]
03. [a]pendics.shuffle - Heavy Burdens High feat. Blakkat (Safeword Remix) [ADJUNCT AUDIO]
04. Deep Guys - Roomba (Oceanic Mix) [OT RECORDS]
05. Francesco Rossi - Paper Aeroplane feat. JS & A [D:VISION]
06. Linus Quick - There Shall Be Light (Mike Maass Remix) [WAYWARD MUSIC]
07. [unknown] - Unknown
08. Anonym - I Can’t [VAKANT]
09. Jordan Lieb - Dreams From The Ghetto [SUPERFREQ]
10. P. Wiltshire - Closer [HYPERCOLOUR]
11. Nick Galemore - Pt. 1 [KINDISCH]
12. Maya Jane Coles - Everything feat. Karin Park [I/AM/ME]
13. Rodriguez Jr. - Satellite [MOBILEE]
14. Nana K. - Old’s Cool [RECOVERY TECH]
15. Weltenwandler - Departure [ELECTROPHIL RECORDS]
16. Mad_Us - Hypnoze (Luca Bear Remix) [ARMONIA]
17. Riva Starr & Rssll - Absence (Adam Port Remix) [SNATCH! RECORDS]
18. Marbert Rocel - Small Hours (Daniel Stefanik Remix) [COMPOST]
19. Juliano Silva - 1000 Miles [EON5]
20. LPZ - Council Fonk
21. Deetron - Out Of My Head feat. Ovasoul7 (KiNK Vocal Mix) [MUSIC MAN RECORDS]
22. Alex Piccini & Marka T - Suite Yourself [AMAZING RECORDS]
23. Gianni Amoroso - No Matter How Far [MORNING MOOD RECORDS]
24. Sivesgaard - In The Night (Blond:ish Remix) [EKLEKTISCH]
25. Frederick Alonso - 96 (Tech Mix) [STAB RECORDINGS]
26. Paul Mad - Undes (Alex Piccini remix) [DEEP BEEP RECORDS]
27. Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
28. Knox - Fault [LAST NIGHT ON EARTH]
DJ Snake - Bird Machine
As promised before, one more banger by DJ Snake. This trap-tastic jam is sure to get any hip-hop fan fiending for that bass to drop with the catchy bird whistle. Bump this one loud.
Fred Falke & The Knocks - Geronimo
You want to go to the sky with me? Geronimo!
Just listened to Frenchman Fred Falke’s Kitsune minimix via Soundcloud and it is definitely one of the best sun-kissed disco —> electro mix that I have heard in a while.
“Geronimo” is the final track on the 30 minute set and it is exactly what I’ve been missing in electro house… banging yet not over the top, blissful and melodic, pure feel good raging music. Check out the minimix and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Caribou - Odessa
just a little bit of melancholic electronic for my [your] overcast day
Dan Snaith, aka Caribou makes some absolutely beautiful, dark and danceable electronica as evident by his 2010 album Swim, with the powerful dancefloor destructor “Odessa.” The lyrics describe a failed relationship and while the whole tone of the song is very moody, it is oh-so-dancefloor ready. Check out how this song was pieced together on Attack Magazine.
The Beatles - Come Together (Take 1)
Take 1 of “Come Together” off The Beatles Anthology, Volume 3. Much more raw and unpolished than the version that made Abbey Road, featuring claps and even a bit of laughing later on the track.
“If you wish to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
- African Proverb
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Log Cabin Session)
Nice little stripped down version of “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.” Probably my favorite jam off last year’s Lonerism.
Afrojack - Polkadots (Oliver Twizt Remix)
we should all wear polka dots
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Teardrop on the Fire [download]
Hailing from Birmingham, Hannah Wants is one of the multitude of rising electronic music talents from the UK today. I only discovered her music a few days ago, when listening to catz n dogz essential mix (which I highly recommend by the way…) and now I am stoked to have found her unique and irresistible beats. When I heard the “Teardrop on the Fire” vocal sample on the Essential Mix at around [50.05] followed up by some banging deep house with an even smoother passage into a slower, grooving rhythm, I had to pause and find the tracklist STAT and look into what artist made me get out of my chair and dance unrestrainedly with headphones on. Don’t forget to download the track for free in [320 kbps] above from the artist herself…More to come on Hannah Wants, keep an eye out for her!
Angelo Badalamenti explains how he created the music for Twin Peaks.
For all those who have listened to and love Nicolas Jaar’s amazing essential mix, see the beautiful and inspiring video of that introduction. Pure talent.
James Blake - Live at Coachella 4/14/2013
A very decent and pretty high quality recording of UK’s legendary James Blake throwing it down at Coachella last weekend. I wasn’t able to make it there this year, so this is the next best thing for me, and his set is absolutely beautiful. This is now convincing me to find a way to buy tickets to one of his sold out shows in SF at Mezzanine coming up. Thanks to Evil Concussion on Soundcloud for posting his recording of the set.
☆ ☆ ☆ T R A C K L I S T I N G ☆ ☆ ☆
01.) James Blake - Air & Lack Thereof
02.) James Blake - I Never Learnt To Share
03.) James Blake - Overgrown
04.) James Blake - Limit To Your Love
05.) James Blake - CMYK
06.) James Blake - Voyeur
07.) James Blake - Digital Lion
08.) James Blake - To The Last
09.) James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
10.) James Blake - Retrograde
Disclosure - What’s In Your Head (Mak & Pasteman Remix)
The Nottingham based UK duo Mak & Pasteman take Disclosure’s silky smooth and groovy track “What’s In Your Head” and turn it into a club banger with the 808 bass treatment. Their deep and heavy basslines on this remix are very reminiscent of the Dirtybird or Night Slugs sound to me, and I think you’ll enjoy this one quite a bit if you’re a fan of that arena of electronica.