Thursday is upon us and we have your daily music smoothie at the ready. From Tristan Da Cunha, Andrew Weatherhall, Lauren Lo Sung, Bicep and Nina Kraviz, today’s heavyweight selection of mixes, releases and more is here.
Yorkshire’s finest, Tristan Da Cunnha is one the most respected and in demand underground talents today. Co-head of the esteemed Dungeon Meat label and founding member of Europe’s longest running club night Back To Basics, he cranks out a very special serving of his coveted nu-step collection in this SlapCast mix.
Speaking of Back To Basics, here’s a recording from the late great Andrew Weatherhall. Ingrained on the eternal internet matrix, he continues to shine and spread joy the same way he used to on the dancefloor. Spanning back nearly 3 decades, this timeless mix provides an intriguing peek into the young Andrew Weatherhall’s beautiful mind.
Keeping things varied this Thursday, today’s LWE mix comes by way of Junction 2. Recorded on The Stretch stage last year, Lauren Lo Sung lit up Boston Manor Park with one of the standout sets from the weekend. Listen back to the surgically executed blend of stripped back minimal grooves from the LOLiFE founder.
London based industry behemoths Bicep make a triumphant return to Ninja Tune with another superb otherworldly release. Laced with their patented synth work and divine background vocals the track is reminiscent of their critically acclaimed hit Glue, a definite sign of some more very big things to come.
Both Nina Kraviz and DVS1 are cult like figures for many in the music world and there’s little surprise why. Harbingers of the techno scene in two very different corners of the world, outstanding producers and even more impressive selectors, they unite through their Russian connection for a rare collaboration to produce this absolute masterpiece. Imagine listening to this in the early mornings of an afters, when you still have yet to sleep, and the morning sun begins to peek over the horizon...
While electronic music is definitely our forte, sometimes it’s nice to step outside the realms of dance music and explore what other creatives have been putting out into the world. From Jamie XX, Frank Ocean and David Bowie, this Pitchfork article provides some excellent listening material as they count down their 200 Best Albums Of The 2010s. Read it in full article here.
As we continue to take a break from the clubs, it’s fun to see artists spend more time on some of their lesser known hobbies. Yu Su, in particular, has peeked our interest.The Chinese born instrumentalist, composer and DJ has taken to releasing a cookbook through a series of inspired, heartwarming and illustrated recipes, straight from her kitchen to yours. You bet we’ll be trying some of these! Find her latest upload here.
Certain inventions come about that just transcend time. The quality, the artistry, the feel just all somehow connect to create this perfect thing that will forever have an audience of admirers. Whether it’s old muscle cars, bespoke watches or vinyl, they just have that ‘it’ factor that will pull people back after a period of reinvention and digitalisation. In this dubplate special, Resident Advisor explores the resurging art form of vinyl cutting.