KC’s Music Monday: Obey City, Archie Pelago, Artek, Jackmaster + Ben UFO

First up is the Essential Mix from Rustie which features two tracks from April’s OUTPOST1 guest, Obey City. You can check out the mix here, for the next 4 days, then probably troll around to find it posted somewhere else. It’s an even 2 hours too, which is perfect to start off your work week.

Over the weekend, my personal Twitter feed blew up with support of our friends in Archie Pelago, who recorded a live set for the one and only Mary Anne Hobbes for XFM. It was a fun experience catching it live but in case you missed it, you can stream it here. It starts around 22 minutes in and will be posted up on mixcloud sometime in the near future. You can also check out this interview I did awhile ago in the KAB archive. Keep an eye on Archie’s upcoming gig dates; you never know when it’ll align that they trek up I-87 from Brooklyn to visit us in Albany. Their live performances are not to be missed, and they also hinted on Facebook they’ll post a video from the MAH performance sometime soon.

This next mix from Ben UFO and Jackmaster went live last week and I am responsible for at least a dozen plays at this point. It’s a really excellent office soundtrack, with its proper dedication and tribute to the art of the “warm-up set” with an emphasis on building, much like what should happen in the early stage of a night. (Bonus: check out this feature on Resident Advisor on the importance of the opening DJ’s set. Tall Ass Matt will be opening the next OUTPOST1 and has the art of opening down, which is why we asked him back for a second round.)

Lastly, out tomorrow on multiple digital distribution sites is the next release from one of my favorite labels, B YRSELF, from self-described “low key” UK producer Artek. I’ve been bumping the preview for awhile now and it makes for very good listening, with smooth and original production. It’s a bit calm at times (which I like) and has several layers to it. Listen through a couple times and you’ll see (hear) what I mean. The EP also features remixes from Umba, Keiska and Bombé.

KC’s Music Monday: Distal, Archie Pelago + More

Occasionally one of us will toss together a post collecting some of the music we’ve started our week off listening to. This is one of those times.

To start things off, here’s the latest release from Distal, “Booyant” with HxdB / “Amphibian”, out today on Tectonic, as well as a remix of the collaborative track from Archie Pelago. Available on Beatport, Amazon, etc. and vinyl here. Bonus: Check out past interviews from the KAB archive with Distal and Archie Pelago.

Also, today’s post is dedicated to:

You know who you are. Hit the jump for more!

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KC’s Music Monday: Weekend Recap Edition

This past weekend an ambitious quest presented itself to me in what became a self-curated, Red Bull-fueled tour of three cities to attend three respective events in three days. Thursday brought me to Burlington for friends and Blockhead, Friday brought me back to Williamsburg for TURRBOTAX®, friends and educators Terrence Parker, Doc Daneeka and Octo Octa, and Saturday took me to New Paltz for JunGALA, friends and Dubbel Dutch and Samo Sound Boy. Needless to say, I spent majority of Sunday catching up on sleep and avoiding checking my bank account balance.

Before I get started in recapping my weekend, be sure to check out the latest mix from Party With Tina and dive into your work week properly.

Party With Tina February Mix by party with tina

For this week’s Music Monday, I present you with a random assortment of musical sources of inspiration as to why I brought myself on a bass-driven pilgrimage up North and up and down I-87.

Sorry not sorry for the longest post ever. Happy Monday, hit the jump.

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Music Monday: Interview with Archie Pelago

To celebrate and give thanks to our November harvest of a varied and plentiful spread of bass-oriented tastes and textures, OUTPOST1 has teamed up with on the sly to bring you a double portion of Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep and additional support from respective residents and guests.

Thursday it all pops off, with knomad’s on the sly down in NY at (le) poisson rouge. The full bill for OTS features Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep, Archie Pelago (live), Obey City and knomad. knomad put together a packed punch mix featuring tracks from past, present and future on the sly x OUTPOST1 artists, as embedded below.

First up in our interviews for the tail end of this week’s events, is Archie Pelago, a live/production outfit based out of Brooklyn. As guests playing at Thursday’s on the sly, I took the opportunity to sit down with these guys and learn more about their collective adventures as Archie Pelago. I first heard them live at TURRBOTAX® this past summer and was excited to learn that these musicians take on their own formula, combining electronic dance music with organic instrumentation, and putting it into the beloved club environment.

Copy pasta from their bio: The Brooklyn-based trio is comprised of Cosmo D (cello/ableton wizard), Kroba (sax/fx) and Hirshi (dj/trumpet). Joining forces in late summer of 2010, Archie Pelago has been committed to producing powerful tunes inspired by contemporary bass music culture.

Scope the latest from their soundcloud above and check out our Q+A beneath the jump.

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Knomad’s Music Monday: Ital Tek, Guy Andrews, Myrryrs

knomad in your interwebs for another Music Monday. The end of a year seems to be a busy time for new music, as artists often featured in January “who to watch” write-ups scramble to fulfill their editorialized destinies. I’d say they are trying to make money to buy their family holiday gifts, but do people really make money off music anymore?

As I digress, this week’s first feature is a minimix from Ital Tek. In this age of hyper-quick rises to stardom (and falls from grace for that matter) Ital Tek has managed to carve his own niche as a reliable producer exploring all the angles of this sound we call bass. First championed by Mary Anne Hobbes, Ital should now be on everyone’s radar.

His new EP Gonga, set to drop of 12.5.11 for planet mu, is sure to wake up anyone intrigued by the fringe sounds of juke, garage and house. Today he blessed us all by posting a short and sweet mix featuring portions of all 4 tracks, which you can stream here. (TAKE THE 5.5 MINUTES TO GET ACQUAINTED)

Gonga EP Promo Mix (Out Dec 5th Planet Mu Records) by ITAL TEK

I had the honor of hosting his North American debut this past September in Manhattan, before he ventured out to Seattle’s Decibel Fest. His set was enlightening, throwing caution to the wind and truly blurring genre boundaries, keeping our dance floor moving at 3AM friday morning (he even snuck in some quasimoto and some WTFs!?!?! were definitely heard around the room)

Next up is another genre blurring 2-track from scene new-comer Guy Andrews. Another native of Brighton (like Ital Tek), this release comes courtesy of Untold’s Hemlock recordings imprint. Managing to draw from 2-step, garage, d’n’b and dub techno, these two tracks are sure to please anyone who respects intricate drum programming as opposed to the easy out boom bap one two. Have a click and let the music speak for itself.

HEK014 A Guy Andrews – Shades by Hemlockrecordings

HEK014 AA Guy Andrews – Textures by Hemlockrecordings

To round out this week’s edition, immerse yourself into the new EP by Myrryrs, Nashville-based producer who you should start to get familiar with; you’ll find out why soon enough. Myrryrs stormed onto the scene with his “Feel U” EP for Discobelle, and this follow up is another collection of vocal oriented dance floor business. If you happened to tune into Keep Albany Boring radio last Friday on WCDB, you heard me start off with Teki Latex & Bambounou remix of Feel U.” Also, don’t sleep on the obey city remix featured here (who will be joining me, Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep and Archie Pelago for my monthy party in Manhattan; On The Sly, 11.17)

BYRSLF008 | MYRRYRS – Blood Of A Slave EP by B.YRSLF division