Hyperdub releasing four new compilations, throwing parties way cooler than whatever you did for your 10th birthday

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10 years of Hyperdub! Can you even believe it? Fans of moody electronic music have been alternately wallowing in deep, atmospheric depression and getting all jacked up and weird on the dancefloor for 10 whole years. Such is the legacy of London’s Hyperdub, the label that brought us works from such luminaries as Burial, Laurel Halo, Hype Williams, The Bug, and Kode9.

To celebrate, Hyperdub is throwing its fans across Europe a bunch of insane parties, starting with an April date in Glasgow featuring Kode9, Ikonika, Scratcha DVA, and Terror Danjah, and culminating in a three-room dancefloor spectacular at London’s Fabric at the end of May. Plus the label is releasing a series of four compilations, starting with the May 19 release of Hyperdub 10.1, a double CD focusing on the label’s more grimey and booty-shakin’ artists and featuring new material from the likes of Kode9 & The Spaceape, Quarta 330 and DJ Rashad, Kyle Hall, Kuedo, Mala, and the Teklife crew. The label will also release a run of single- and multi-artist EPs based around the artist lineup on the CD (as they did for the five-year celebration). Plus, more tour dates to come!

Hyperdub 10.1 tracklist:

Disc 1
01. DVA, “Mad Hatter”
02. Kyle Hall, “Girl U So Strong”
03. Mala, “Expected”
04. Kuedo, “Mtzpn”
05. Kode9, “Xingfu Lu” (Helix Remix)
06. Morgan Zarate, “Kaytsu”
07. Flowdan, “Ambush” (produced by Footsie)
08. Taso & Djunya, “Only the Strong Will Survive”
09. DJ Spinn, “All My Teklife”
10. DJ Taye, “Get Em Up”
11. DJ Earl, “I’m Gonna Get You”
12. Heavee, “Icemaster”
13. DJ Rashad & Gant-Man, “Acid Life”
14. DJ Earl, “Bombaklot” (feat. Rashad & Taye)
15. Kode9 & The Spaceape, “Chasing a Beast”
16. Quarta 330, “Hanabi”

Disc 2
01. Burial, “Spaceape” (feat. Spaceape)
02. Cooly G, “It’s Serious” (feat. Karizma)
03. Champion, “Bowsers Castle”
04. DVA, “Natty”
05. Funkystepz, “Hurricane Riddim”
06. Ill Blu, “Clapper”
07. Walton, “Aggy”
08. Ikonika, “Idiot”
09. Kode9 & The Spaceape, “Am I”
10. Morgan Zarate, “Hookid”
11. Mark Pritchard, “Wind It Up” (feat. Om’mas Keith)
12. Terror Danjah, “Dark Crawler” (feat. Riko)
13. DOK, “East Coast”
14. Terror Danjah, “Bruzin VIP”
15. LV, “Sebenza” (feat. Okmalumkoolkat)
16. Kode9, “Xingfu Lu”
17. DJ Rashad, “Let It Go”

Dates:

04.18.14 - Glasgow, UK - Glasgow School of Art *
05.16.14 - Milan, Italy - Dude Club @
05.17.14 - Rome, Italy - Warehouse @
05.23.14 - London, UK - Fabric #
06.13.14 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain $
06.14.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Be Cool %

* Kode9, Ikonika, Scratcha DVA, Terror Danjah

@ Kode9, Rashad & Spinn, Cooly G, Scratcha DVA

# Kode9, Flow Dan, Cooly G, Rashad & Spinn, Laurel Halo, Scratcha DVA, Ikonika, Okzharp, Mala, Fatima Al Qadiri, Terror Danjah & Riko, Morgan Zarate, Champion, Videeo & Nitetrax, Ossie, Ill Blu, Walton, Funkystepz

$ Kode9, Laurel Halo, Cooly G, Scratcha DVA, Kuedo, more TBA

% Kode9, Rashad & Spinn, Cooly G, Scratcha DVA, Ikonika

• Hyperdub: http://www.hyperdub.net

Circulatory System announce new album Mosaics Within Mosaics, featuring Derek Almstead, Jeremy Barnes, Heather McIntosh, John Fernandes, AJ Griffin, Peter Erchick, and, oh yeah, Jeff Mangum

Circulatory System, the ongoing project led by Olivia Tremor Control member Will Cullen Hart, tend to keep a fairly low profile. They pop out an album roughly every, let’s say, five-to-eight years, they recede into the background a little, then once it’s that time again, they pop out a nice little psych-pop journey of an album. Having been five years since their 2009 record Signal Morning (TMT Review), it’s about time for a new Circulatory System record. Hence their new album, Mosaics Within Mosaics, out June 24 through Cloud Recordings, as reported by Pitchfork. That new nugget of Circulatory System gold will be out on digital, CD, and, for the fancy, a limited 1000-copy run on vinyl. Take a quick listen to one of the records 31 tracks, “If You Think About It Now,” on SoundCloud.

As Circulatory System tend to keep a fluid lineup of Elephant 6 associates in the orbit of Hart, it’s worth noting who was involved in the making of Mosaics Within Mosaics. The record was assembled by Derek Almstead of Faster Circuits. Overdubs on the record were done by Jeremy Barnes of Neutral Milk Hotel, John Fernandes of Dream Boat, Heather McIntosh of The Instruments, AJ Griffin of Laminated Cat, and Peter Erchick of Pipes You See, Pipes You Don’t.

Also, Jeff Mangum played on it.

Also, Circulatory System will be touring with Neutral Milk Hotel this July. Jeff Mangum plays in that band too.

Mosaics Within Mosaics tracklist:

01. Physical Mirage/Visible Magic
02. If You Think About It Now
03. No Risk
04. Just In Time To See You All
05. Neon Light
06. It’s Love
07. Mosaic # 1
08. Tiny Planes on Canvas
09. Mosaic # 2
10. When You’re Small
11. Do You Know What’s Real?
12. Over Dinner the Cardinal Spoke
13. Aerial View of a Heart (From Above)
14. There Is No Time but Now
15. Puffs of Cotton
16. The Reasons Before You Knew
17. Mosaic # 3
18. Mosaics Within Mosaics
19. Mosaic # 4
20. Open Up Your Lives
21. Mosaic # 5
22. Sounds That You’ve Never Heard
23. Stars and Molecules
24. Mosaic # 6
25. Mosaic # 7
26. Makes No Sense
27. Conclusions
28. Mosaic # 8
29. Bakery Spires
30. Night Falls
31. Elastic Empire Coronation

Circulatory System dates (all w/ Neutral Milk Hotel):

07.17.14 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
07.19.14 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07.20.14 - Columbus, OH - Next @ Wex Fest at LC Pavilion
07.21.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
07.22.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
07.23.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
07.25.14 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion

• Circulatory System: https://www.facebook.com/CirculatorySystem.E6
• Cloud Recordings: http://www.cloudrecordings.com

Fourth person dies from injuries sustained in the March 13 SXSW tragedy

We are very sad to report that a fourth person has died in the wake of the March 13 car crash at SXSW. According to Consequence of Sound, the fourth victim, 18-year-old De’Andre Tatum of Fort Worth, had been in a medically induced coma since the day of the accident. Tatum and his girlfriend Kartisha Davis had been walking together along Red River Street in Austin at the time of the accident, in which they were both severely injured. Davis has since fortunately been released from the hospital, however Tatum passed away on Thursday. The driver of the vehicle is still in custody at the Travis County Jail.

Among the other three victims, Steven Craenmehr of the Netherlands and Jamie Ranae West of Austin were pronounced dead at the scene. The third victim, Sandy Le, passed away on March 17 in the hospital. As we’ve mentioned, Le was the good friend and roommate of our own writer E. Nagurney. If you would like to honor the memory of the victims of this tragedy, you can donate to the SXSW Cares Fund set up by the Austin Community Foundation, or to this Fundly campaign. Donations gathered by way of the Fundly campaign will go directly to Sandy Le’s family. Whether you’re able to donate or not, we ask that you keep all of the people connected to this thoroughly shitty ordeal, including the friends and families of these victims and the more than 20 other people who were injured, in your thoughts.

• SXSW Cares: http://sxswcares.com
• Sandy Le Fund: https://fundly.com/assistance-for-sandy-le

Sir Richard Bishop defends his knightly honor with European tour

So, off the top of my head, here are the Knights I can think of: Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Elton John, Boogie, Sir Ravi Shankar, Sir Richard Bishop. Thing is, only one of them is going on a European tour this April and May. Can you guess which one? Come on, it’s super easy, I mean one’s an actor, one’s a musician TMT doesn’t usually cover, one’s a bad joke, one’s sadly no longer with us, and one… yep that’s the one: Sir Richard Bishop. Sir Richard Bishop is going on a European tour in May! See, that wasn’t so hard, was it?

Anyhow, can you guess what else I’m going to write about? If you guessed “the pile of anthologies that Bishop put out last year and that you can now purchase digitally via DeliRadio” you are correct again! Last year Bishop put out four whole collections of all manner of songs, tracks, and tunes that you can listen to at your leisure just by purchasing them over at DeliRadio. He’s also got a whole bunch of his older releases available over there, so, you know, go crazy.

Dates:

04.16.14 - Ghent, Belgium - Vooruit
04.17.14 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Worm
04.18.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - OCCI
04.19.14 - Reading, UK - South Street Arts Centre
04.20.14 - London, UK - Cafe OTO
04.23.14 - Falmouth, UK - Beerwolf
04.25.14 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubated Nights
04.26.14 - Krefeld, Germany - Unrock
04.28.14 - Krakow, Poland - Klub Re
04.29.14 - Warsaw, Poland - Pardon To Tu
04.30.14 - Bydgoszcz, Poland - Mozg
05.01.14 - Malmo, Sweden - Sing Sang
05.03.14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Mother
05.05.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Din Dye Ven
05.06.14 - Hannover, Germany - Oberdeck
05.07.14 - Stuttgart, Germany - Rakete
05.08.14 - Genova, Italy - Teatro Della Maddalena
05.10.14 - Tarcento, Italy - Hybrida
05.12.14 - Zurich, Switzerland - El Lokal
05.13.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Heliogabal
05.16.14 - Porto, Portugal - Passos Manuel
05.17.14 - Lisbon, Portugal - ZDB

• Sir Richard Bishop: http://www.sirrichardbishop.net

M.I.A. and A$AP Ferg hit the road together; no word on Julian Assange guest verses

M.I.A. has announced a slew of new tour dates in support of her most recent album, last year’s Matangi (TMT Review). She’s keeping it mostly East Coast this time, launching the tour in Pennsylvania and wrapping it up with two nights at the Knockdown Center in Queens. But that’s not all! Ms. Arulpragasam will be rockin’ stages at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Moogfest in Asheville, and Sasquatch! in (best-named city) George, WA.

And she’s bringing along new friend A$AP Ferg as an opener on tour! Ferg will be repping his Trap Lord (TMT Review) album that came out in August. No word if the always-controversial M.I.A. pal Julian Assange will be Skypeing into any of her planned tour stops.

Dates:

03.28.14 - Bayfront Park Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
04.25.14 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
04.26.14 - Asheville, NC - Moogfest
04.27.14 - Washington, DC - Echostage *
04.28.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - AE Stage *
04.30.14 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple *
05.01.14 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater *
05.05.14 - Boston, MA - House of Blues *
05.06.14 - Portland, ME - State Theater *
05.08.14 - Queens, NY - Knockdown Center *
05.09.14 - Queens, NY - Knockdown Center *
05.24.14 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival

* A$AP Ferg

• M.I.A.: http://www.miauk.co
• A$AP Ferg: http://www.asapferg.com

[Photo: Ebru Yildiz]

De La Soul generously give away Smell the D.A.I.S.Y. mixtape, find themselves visited by ghost of Dilla, all in one primo Ebenezer move

Our old friends De La Soul have been possessed by the eternal spirit of charity! Where once the Long Island trio would go years without even a rumbling, they now seemingly have endless gifts for the general public. Just last month, they offered up the (near) entirety of their discography for a charge of zero dollars to absolutely everyone… provided you have a personal internet connection or are willing to pull a slick move at the library. Now, they’re offering up more free material, this time in the form of new De La content. The group has a new mixtape called Smell the D.A.I.S.Y., which can be downloaded as part of a bundle through BitTorrent, or streamed below:

It really does seem like the once-miserly (this is untrue, to my knowledge) De La Soul have pulled a real Ebenezer move. They’ve even been visited by a spirit, namely that of J Dilla. While D.A.I.S.Y. may have once stood for “Da Inner Sound, Y’all” (this is a thing I had to look up), in context of this release, it stands for “Da Inner Soul of Yancy.” The release nods to Dilla (a.k.a. James Yancy), due to its 11 tracks all featuring his beats, along with new and reworked verses from De La Soul. If you would like to know more about J Dilla, don’t nervously go to that library where you downloaded the whole De La Soul discography, but instead watch the 2011 documentary Still Shining, which is bundled with Smell the D.A.I.S.Y. in the torrent file, along with an open letter from De La Soul.

If there was fear of De La Soul’s generous streak ending, fear no longer. In fact, don’t fear anything. There’s no time for that. Smell the D.A.I.S.Y. is just the first in a series of De La Soul releases this year. First, there will be the Premiem Soul on the Rocks EP, featuring production from DJ Premier and Pete Rock. In the slightly more distant future (but still within the year), the group plans to put out You’re Welcome, an honest-to-god new De La Soul album. You there! What day does that come out? Why, Christmas Day! THERE IS NOT A NEW DE LA SOUL ALBUM COMING OUT CHRISTMAS DAY. I was referencing Dickens or, more accurately, one of many adaptations of Dickens’ work.

Smell The D.A.I.S.Y. tracklist:

01. Let the King Ascend
02. Who (feat. Redman)
03. Dilla Plugged In
04. Goes the Word
05. Vocabulary Spills
06. The Pitch
07. Taking the Train
08. Leave Your Cares Behind
09. O’Shut Up
10. No More No Less
11. Marvin Jaye

• De La Soul: http://www.wearedelasoul.com

[Photo: Roger Kisby]