Thank you Soul Circle Radio for having me on the show today.. and for the amazing, post show, Korean BBQ. If you haven’t already checked out Art Form Studio, I highly recommend you do. Good music, digs, hair, pie down the street, good vibes.. Much love to Adrian Younge, Gaslamp Killer, Mza, LarryG (Vibes&Stuff) for making today fun.
The Dust Collectors will be taking over Wednesday, Oct 31’st for a very special Halloween, CRATEDIGGAZ Edition. Dusty sounds, creepy visuals, food service + complimentary servings from Count Drank’ulas bowl till it runs out!
FTR EP Vol.3: The series continues with more early experiments from the vaults (2004-2008). You may have heard some of these on Myspace back in the day, or played live during early FTR shows. Either way these recordings have been chillin out in lost folders for years and will be ready Oct. 30rd on iTunes. Pre-sale now up HERE
Show#517 - Starts of with a beautiful release on Far Out called The Beauty Room II. Followed by 1/2 of the Underachievers signed to Brainfeeder, Issa Dash. New Free The Robots, happy to hear a new Genesis The Greykid as well, Karriem Riggins has been in my playlists for weeks now, Jose James remixed by DJ Spinna is out there, cop it. Flying Lotus, Baauer and a new/old Hud Mo I got. Fresh new music from the Japanese amazing trio J.A.M., a sick Flako beat from a new EP coming very soon. A new cool girl on the block, Kilo Kish yes… Gaslamp Killer in it, new unreleased LV material if I’m right, Jesse Boykins album on Nina Tune with Melo X. New release coming out in November from 2MorrowsVictory, Symphonic Four, old material on Now Again, Ed Smith MJ cover, Wiley and Mark Pritchard on the remix tip, local heroes Uphigh remixing for mr. Swirl People Raoul Lambert, Moodymann, Homework rmx by Detroit Swindle and many more…enjoy!!!! Feedback appreciated :)
Let’s be realistic. In this day and age, anyone who finds the one and two in four-four time can craft lukewarm sample beats or random electronic instrumental stylings. The combination of the analogue and synthetic, different textures and musical splinters however is what really makes it the most important musical art form postmodernism (re-)invented. Which is exactly where Free The Robots aka Chris Alfaro comes into play. Hailing from Santa Ana, California, Free The Robots utilises a room full of instruments, controllers, and old records in an ongoing quest for the harmony within the chaos and the dissonant. Drawing inspiration from everything between psych, jazz, electronic and the worldwide beat movement, he proved a perfect counterpart for the likes of The Gaslamp Killer (on their split EP The Killer Robots in 2010), Nocando, or avant-garde super MC Busdriver. Free The Robots’ first physical album Ctrl Alt Deletesaw the light of day in 2011 via Alpha Pup.