the Darkfloor Daily – 15.10.2013
OK – so today we’ve the following –
Last night 1Xtra broadcast the first in the 3rd series of Stories. Hosted by David Rodigan ‘Gone Too Soon‘ looked back at the life of pioneer King Tubby and the far reaching influence he had on dub and music today.
If you’re curious the next show in the series is Trevor Nelson paying tribute to Whitney Houston. Don’t shoot the messenger ;)
Over the weekend FACTmag posted up 10 facts or fictions about the great British electronica messiah AFX or Aphex Twin or Richard D. James or Caustic Window or Bradley Strider or Polygon Window or Power-Pill… none of this is hardly news for the Aphex fan yet it’s a nice enough read over a coffee. Funny Little Man – The Facts and Fictions of Aphex Twin’s Mythology.
Paula Temple continues to leak an impressive streak in the techno realm and this, a recent set of hers at Berlin’s Tresor adds to it. Ain’t much more to add other than – damn girl, this is dope.
Recent Mantis Radio guest, and Californian breakcore/technoise artist extradonaire Bombardier has a new EP out, well it’s remixes of his track Wolves which was originally released on Low Res last year as the flip to Adjust’s track Titan. The EP features remixes (and the original) from Redhat, Synthamesk and Plexor. Available now.
Butterz’ Elijah and Keysound’s Blackdown had a discussion last week ahead of their gig at Fabric on November 1st (which unfortunately clashes with the nearly sold out Plex/Colony/Bleed night I’m DJing at, at Corsica Studios). Anyway, the former on it music bloggers discuss the merits of self publishing and the relevance of blogging in 2013 when stacked up against the multitude of social media options freely available to folk.
The Paris mix machine Mike Stern (the curator of the excellent, and recently completed 50 episode Manifest Podcast) has another fresh mix out – grab it via The Hive. Techno heavy with diversions into technoid step and features an unreleased Ontal track.