In the ever murky marriage of art, music and corporate sponsorship it has to be said one company are showing themselves to be remarkably in tune with where the money should be going and that's Red Bull. Suddenly their Red Bull Music Academy seems to be everywhere: music workshops with some of the industry's top names; recording studios across the globe; some of the best line ups imaginable in their live events; and even free daily papers in London. There's a whole conversation that needs to be had regarding this and we'd love to hear your thoughts but for now we can't help but give a mention to their upcoming event with Brainfeeder next Wednesday. The line up is ridiculous.
Flying Lotus (Brainfeeder, Warp, Los Angeles)
Kode9 (Hyperdub, London)
The Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder, Low End Theory, Los Angeles)
Martyn (3024, Washington DC)
Dorian Concept (Kindred Spirits, Vienna)
Dimlite (Now-Again, Bern)
Daedelus (Brainfeeder, Ninja Tune, Los Angeles)
Nosaj Thing (Brainfeeder, Alpha Pup, Los Angeles)
TOKiMONSTA (Brainfeeder, Los Angeles)
Wednesday 10th March, 9pm–4am, Tickets: £12,50.
Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 3HN
Download: Nosaj Thing - IOIO / alt link
This should really be experienced live but just incase (like us who shall be making do with Nosaj Thing at Start The Bus in Bristol on Tuesday) you can't make it the great thing about these events is they're all recorded for RBMA Radio. There's absolutely loads of incredible music on there, right now we're listening back to their Culture Clash event with a Sound System show down between Soul II Soul, Trojan Soundsystem, DMZ (Digital Mystikz and Loefah) and Metalheadz (Goldie & Co) all hosted by Don Letts (who drops a killer special of Riot Music). Here's the links to each part of the night.
Part 1: The Warm-Up
Part 2: The Selection Round
Part 3: Entertainment Round
Part 4: Mixed-Up Styles Round
Part 5: Final Round - The Decider
We're still waiting for them to upload the set we caught from Andreya Triana in Bristol at the weekend. The new Ninja Tune signee performed a stunning version of the classic Eurythmics track Sweet Dreams and her live version of Tea Leaf Dancers (the track she recorded with Flying Lotus) was just beautiful. Her solo Sonar performance from 2007 is available to listen to here but it's without live band and not quite as confident as the Bristol show. Still worth a listen mind. Also, her new single drops April 5th, here's a little taster...
Download: Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong - Flying Lotus Remix (Preview Edit) / alt link
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SOME OF OUR OLD SKOOL MIXES
Chrome Kids - Pyjama Ban
Welsh Electronic Mix recorded for BBC 1Xtra (Jan 2010)
Chrome Kids - Knowledge Me
Mix recorded for Knowledge Magazine (Nov 2009)
Chrome Kids - Pimp My Tour Bus
Mix recorded for Adam Walton's Mystery Tour on BBC Radio Wales (Oct 2009)
Welsh Hip-hop Mix Recorded for Rob Da Bank & Friends on BBC Radio 1 - Nov 2008