Destroyer

“Chinatown”

I’ve been to a ton of Chinatowns, and they all smell like shit, but they have the best food in the world, don’t they? Anyway, Destroyer’s new track “Chinatown” is off his forthcoming LP, Kaputt, due January 25 on Merge.

• Destroyer: http://www.destroyersongs.com/
• Merge: http://www.mergerecords.com

Chocolate Grinder Mix 41

“Hipster Hopscotch Vol. II”

As I explained in the first “Hipster Hopscotch” mix, my definition of what constitutes hip-hop may be a little broader than most. The more music I am exposed to, the more connections I make within its rich tapestry. Music history is itself a collection of influences, a result of continual hybridization that takes an instrument from here, a rhythmic idea from there, and constantly churns out fresh material. Even at its roots, hip-hop depended heavily on the recorded music of other genres (e.g., drum breaks lifted from funk, disco, and rock and looped indefinitely). As always, I hope this mix helps to spark a few more connections.

01. Nocando - “Exploits & Glitches” (Jimmy The Lock)
Start time: 0:00; Links: Alpha Pup - Nocando

02. Blockhead - “Four Walls” (The Music Scene)
Start time: 2:28; Links: Ninja Tune - Blockhead

03. Slacker - “Just As I Am” (Start A New Life)
Start time: 8:05; Links: Godlike & Electric - Slacker

04. Durlin Lurt - “Magic” (Him Jenson)
Start time: 12:57; Links: Leaving

05. Noah23 - “Faded feat. Ceschi” (Cool Like the Pulse of a Corpse)
Start time: 15:37; Links: Tabaka - Noah23

06. Free The Robots - “Select/Start” (Ctrl Alt Delete)
Start time: 19:49; Links: Alpha Pup - Free The Robots

07. Dem Hunger - “Mosque Vibrations” (Caveman Smack)
Start time: 23:30; Links: Leaving - Dem Hunger

08. Open Mike Eagle - “Garbage Man” (Unapologetic Art Rap)
Start time: 27:59; Links: Mush - Open Mike Eagle

09. Dan Le Sac vs Scoobius Pip - “Inert Explosions” (The Logic of Chance)
Start time: 32:12; Links: Sunday Best - Dan Le Sac vs Scoobius Pip

10. B. Dolan - “Earthmovers [prod. by Alias]” (Fallen House Sunken City)
Start time: 36:27; Links: Strange Famous - B. Dolan

[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]

The World Is Unreal Like A Snake In A Rope

[trailer for a Sublime Frequencies film by Robert Millis]

Sounds fucking sweet:

A collage of sights and sounds from the eternal never-ending collage that is INDIA. A trip through the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu featuring Hindu trance ceremonies, free jazz nagaswaram improvisations, impossibly loud cities, processions, devotion, blessings, color, abstractions, detail, music and more. India is impossible to know: it is too vast, too rich and too much of a dream, it is impossibly old and impossibly new. Offered here is one perspective, one dream, subjective and flawed, hanging by a thread, captured live and in the moment and in the midst. One journey revealed in the order it happened. Not quite ethnography. Not quite documentary.

The World Is Unreal Like A Snake In A Rope, directed by Robert Millis (Climax Golden Twins), will be released soon on DVD via Sublime Frequencies.

• Sublime Frequencies: http://www.sublimefrequencies.com
• Climax Golden Twins: http://www.climaxgoldentwins.com

Mogwai

“Rano Pano”

Mogwai, who are shite, will release their new album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, on February 15 via Sub Pop.

• Mogwai: http://www.mogwai.co.uk
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

  

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