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

Quality events for this weekend vol. 23

This post seems a little light so if I missed something — leave it in a comment!

Friday October 21

Occupy Albany [fbook]

Caleb Lionheart, One Win Choice, Astpai at the HRCH 8pm [fbook]

J.Cole, Armory 7pm [fbook]

Zombie Film Feast 4 at The Linda [fbook]

Pinkerton’s 15th Anniversary Tribue Show, Valentines 8pm, [fbook]

Our own party!
OUTPOST1 with Dave Q, Knomad, Looney, Party With Tina, free until 11 [fbook]

Saturday October 22

Watson Explained, RPI, 9am, free [via]

Zombie Film Feast 4 at The Linda [fbook]

Gwar and Everytime I Die at Northern Lights, 7pm, $20 [via]

OUTPOST1 Interview: Knomad

OUTPOST1 is a mere two days away! Just because KAB is turning 1 doesn’t mean I’m going to slack on my interview duties! Beginning with Ghosts On Tape way back in April, I’ve been conducting interviews with our guest DJs and it’s been fun as hell. This month, joining residents Deep Children and Party With Tina, is Knomad. We’ve been chatting about music for a couple months now and I’m excited to hear him play out on Friday. Be sure to cop this week’s Music Monday as well and help us celebrate. Knomad will be joining us at WCDB during our slot 6-8 for your first taste of the beats of OUTPOST1.

In the game since: 2006

How did you first get starting DJing? Bought an MPC years ago and have dabbled in production but mostly for fun. Only now has the lifestyle started to present some time for more experimentation. Came into DJing due to an appreciation for the art form. It’s all about expression and being able to share the music that moves you and inspires you with a larger audience.

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OUTPOST1 Preview: A chat with Joe Nice

It has naturally developed as standard procedure for us OUTPOST1 party plannin’ folks to provide for you some background info on our headlining guests, usually in the form of an exclusive mix tape and a Q+A profile, as distributed for both pre-game and educational purposes. Perhaps, this time next year, you can look forward to holographic OUTPOST1 trading cards based off of the DJ profiles I curate — that’d be dope, right? — But for this month’s, it was more fitting (and fun) to have an informational and laid-back conversation instead of compiling “fun facts” and the like, so I phoned in with the man himself, Joe Nice.

Friday, both WCDB and the Fuze Box respectably, will play host to Joe Nice, alongside Dwell and residents Deep Children and Party With Tina. As Andrew intro’d in earlier in the week, Joe Nice is universally credited for being North America’s ambassador to dubstep. Joe Nice’s trading card would share with you the following information: he has been in the game since before there was even a label for the dubstep genre, he founded DubWar, which was the first dubstep party in America back in ’05, (and went 5 years strong), is a founding DJ on Baltimore’s GourmetBeats radio, was the first American DJ to play on RINSEFM, first American to play DMZ and the first American to play FWD. Joe Nice currently is behind the new series RECONSTRVCT down in Brooklyn, which carries the tagline “low frequency with decency”, alongside fellow DubWar resident Dave Q and Truenature, and also was the US debut for Deep Medi producer V.I.V.E.K, this past July.

I spoke with Joe Nice yesterday for almost an hour on the phone and our conversation began with us both joking that I had no idea what to ask him. Bassfaced did an interview with Joe that was absolutely on par and covered all grounds that I’d want to cover. Do yourself a favor and read it. Anyway, Joe wasn’t all talked out following that interview and I felt like our conversation flew by in a bass-driven heartbeat.

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