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Terry Riley & Friends – 'In C'
We returned to Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw for the World Minimal Music Festival and a performance from one of the great musical pioneers of our time, Terry Riley. Here's his now-seminal composition 'In C', performed by Stargaze.
Terry Riley & Friends – 'Children of Gaza'
As part of Terry Riley's appearance at Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw for the World Minimal Music Festival, he premiered 'Children of Gaza', a piece specially composed for the festival, here performed by Gregory Charette (Conductor), Gwyneth Wentink (Harp), Janne Rättyä (Accordion), William Knight (Tenor) and Nieuw Amsterdams Jeugdkoor (Choir).
Terry Riley & Friends – 'A Rainbow in Curved Air'
We returned to Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw for the World Minimal Music Festival and an evening with one of the greatest living composers – Terry Riley. Here's a performance of 'A Rainbow in Curved Air', an enormously influential composition from the quintessential Summer of Love – as performed by Lunatree.
Upfront 003: the third in our forward-facing mix series comes from Supply Records boss, on-fire producer and Boston native John Barera, tearing through the city's unsung house heroes.
Upfront 002: the next instalment in our forward-facing audio mix series comes from Air Texture, one of the best labels around dedicated to ambient and soft experimental. "Air Texture celebrates the global community at large who create music out of category: some call it ambient, others experimental; off the dance floor but still in the electronic music family, it’s an important foil to the all night rave."
With every mix I've been doing lately, I try and reframe some of the music I love in order to give context to the world I'm creating with my own work. Like the first song in the mix: it's like finding pieces of childhood and using them to set a mood or a place where the story starts and patching things together to paint a bigger picture. Common threads, feelings and things that are indefinable. Colours and strokes, a jagged stab. The underdog. That's what interests me.
Hunee “Cross Road”
Hunee just happens to be our favourite Korean Berliner. Not only because he's particularly nifty behind the crossfaders, but also due to his handsome approach to making house and techno.
Ego Ella May “Tea & Sympathy (MNDSGN 91 Remix)”
MNDSGN massages his own charm into the remix of "Tea & Sympathy" - a tale about sorry being the hardest word by London R&B femme, Ego Ella May.
There's always something sparklingly new about Gagarin's electronic soundscapes — 'Wandle' is no different.
Back living in Shibuya on the 9th floor I can see day turn to night and watch the city breathe" explains submerse in reference to Stay Home, his upcoming EP for Project: Mooncircle.
Rapid “Pounded Yam”
"Pounded Yam" by Rapid (the chief beatsmith behind Ruff Sqwad) crams Tower Hamlets-fuelled brashness into a bedrock for the best of MCs.
Okmalumkoolkat “Fancy Footwork (Salute’s Stuck in the 90’s Remix)”
Smiso Zwane aka Okmalumkoolkat was one of the undisputed stars of our recent Stay True Journey to South Africa. Whether sending a crowd mad or giving insight into the country's musical underpinnings he was a constantly engaging, intelligent and ultra-funky presence.