Archives: Nickodemus – ‘Giant Step Mixtape, Vol. 2′ (1997) + MP3

 

It’s always nice to stumble across something from the archives around these parts. Our pal Nickodemus recently converted this 1997 Giant Step mixtape cassette to digital and made it a free download. And above is a flyer from one of our hotel parties with Nickodemus in 1996!

Here’s what he had to say about the mix:

After almost 2 years DJ’ing at Giant Step parties, we were moving & grooving in all directions. Drum & Bass, Trip Hop, Hip Hop, House, Abstract beats were all flowing in & out of the latin, funk, jazz & breaks. At the time, Maurice & Jonathan (Giant Step) handed me the 4 or 5 pack vinyl white labels of the long awaited Nuyorican Soul album. Ninja Tune, MoWax, Pussyfoot, Creative Source, Pork & many more were turning out some bugged out new sounds. Stateside, Hip Hop was bubbling on the underground as indie labels were popping up all over the place. We waited every week for new shipments of vinyl! Here’s my usual cosmic mix of Sun, Moon, Earth, Space… Stay tuned for NEW MIXES… coming soon!! Spring brings fresh new flowers!!! #MixTapeDiaries

New Release: Analog Players Society – ‘Vols. 1 & 2′ + MP3

 

Producer, engineer, and percussionist Amon (Turntables on the Hudson) leads the Analog Players Society, a collective and community of musicians rooted at The Hook Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Judging from their music, vibrance is at the helm. Today, the collective releases their Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 7″ projects, both of which you can stream tracks from below!

We particularly fancy the rework of the 1986 hit song “I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz featuring the magnificent Cecilia Stalin (Koop) over a full horn section

Free for download is Vince Guaraldi’s classic “Christmas Time Is Here.” Enjoy!

Watch their performance at Southpaw after the jump.

Analog Players Society – “I Can’t Wait” ft. Cecilia Stalin
 

Analog Players Society – “Let The Music Play” ft. Ethan White
 

Analog Players Society – “Dance Hall Days”
 

Analog Players Society – “Christmas Time Is Here” (Steppers Version) [MP3]
 

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Watch their Southpaw performance after the jump

Brownswood Electr*c Vol 2 – Teaser

If you missed the first Electric comp from Brownswood Recordings, there’s still time to catch up in time for Volume Two, which will be available this Summer on June 27/28th.  [Volume 1 on iTunes]. We should have known they weren’t done. Volume 1, a selection of the finest new electronic music, including artists like 16 Bit, Rockwell, Mount Kimbie, B. Bravo, Mosca, Schlomo, opened a obvious opportunity for an ongoing series. So Volume 2 is on the way, thanks to the Gilles Peterson/Brownswood team, and of course the growing movement of so-far unclassifiable producers.

Here’s a teaser mix for Volume 2, plus the tracklist after the jump.

Brownswood electr*c 2 // Album Teaser by Brownswood

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Jazz & Milk Breaks Compilation Series Vol 2

Munich’s Jazz & Milk Recordings has come up with another dancefloor smasher in Jazz & Milk Breaks Compilation Series Vol 2 of its compilation series. Brilliant international producers and musicians from Barcelona, London, Tokyo, New York, Warsaw, San Sebastian and Munich joined the project and left their individual and often exotic trademarks on this genre-breaking compilation. Taking in fusions of Jazz, Latin, Afro and Funk with eclectic productions, this is all designed for forward thinking dancefloors and minds.

Labelhead and Jazz & Milk Breaks compiler Dusty remixed the 13-piece afro-funk group, The Boogoos, creating an electrifying mixture of vintage live sounds and heavy beats. Panama-born percussion maestro César Granados and his latin-jazz combo come up with a breathtaking version of Dizzie Gillespie’s classic tune “Manteca.” Envee opens up the floor with his outstanding jazz dance version of Pinnawela’s tune “You Can Dance.” Additional artists on the compilation are The Snip, The Jivers, Greenwood Rhythm Coalition from New York’s “Names You Can Trust” imprint, Kan Sano, Saffrolla, Rube and Javi P3z.

Stream tracks & more info