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Rare Boards of Canada track re-produced by Machinedrum
02:43 pm


Boards of Canada
Travis Stewart

Over a decade ago, Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum, stumbled on a bootleg of Boards of Canada performing at the Warp Records 10th Birthday Party in 1999. The last unnamed track BOC played that night was a mystery to Travis, who thought it:

‘quite possibly one of my favorite things they have done and really is a shame it never came out’

Fast forward to 2012, and Travis/Machinedrum has now made his own version of this unknown Boards of Canada track, as he explains:

I decided to take this bootleg recording and re-produce it for fun. Using the recording I laid new drums over the existing drum patterns (almost 100% accurate to original), replayed some synth parts and the bassline. The only thing I didn’t try to re-create was the original vocoder parts and some random samples so I used the original bootleg recording for that. I was tempted to make a shorter 4-5 minute version but I figured I should preserve the original piece in its intended length.

This is the finished result and it is quite incredible.

Original bootleg of BOC performing at Warp party, after the jump…
With thanks to John Kowalski and Glenn McQuaid

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Seefeel returns !
11:20 am


Aphex Twin

Seefeel was the first act signed to pioneering electronic dance label Warp to feature guitars but you’d hardly know it from listening, so transformed and synthesized were those steel strings. They also sported floaty, ethereal female vocals, thus ensuring much love from the dream-pop set as well. They burned out around 1996 after a few releases and much touring but are now back, revitalized by a few new band members (including drummer E-da, formerly of The Boredoms), with a new EP and a one-off live show in London, both happening this September. Have a listen to this groovy new tune and an oldie, remixed by Aphex (not Apex!) Twin.

Seefeel - Faults by Warp Records

Seefeel: Return with first new material for almost 14 years + announce one-off London headline show
Thanks Hot Wookie !

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Flying Lotus’s “Mmmhmm” video and other Special Problems

Hats off to the Special Problems crew for their work refining the artform of the extremely stoney music video.

If you liked that, check out their showreel, these guys do good stuff:

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Warp Records Retrospective Mix by DJ Food
05:08 pm


DJ Flood


Well shit my leg off… it’s an excellent retrospective mix of the groundbreaking Sheffield record label Warp’s 20-year history. Listening now, not bad! Tracklist below:

Clark - Herzog
Jamie Lidell - A Little Bit More (Luke Vibert Mix)
Aphex Twin - Ventolin (Deep Gong Mix)
Prefuse 73 - Robot Snares Got No Cadences Or Balances
Harmonic 313 - Dirtbox
Aphex Twin - Window Sill
Nightmares On Wax - Night Interlude
Nightmares On Wax - What I’m Feeling (Rae & Christian Remix)
LFO - Shove Piggy Shove
Mira Calix - Ilanga
Boards Of Canada - Happy Cycling
Jamie Lidell- Multiply (a Cappella)
Autechre - Teartear
Aphex Twin - Ventolin (Plain-An-Gwarry Mix)
Plaid - Alba Eedio
Boards Of Canada - Sixtyten
LFO - Tied Up
LFO - Them
Autechre - Cipater
Mike Ink - Paroles
LFO - Pathfinder
Link - Amazon Amenity (Chameleon Remix)
AFX - Children Talking
Aphex Twin & Squarepusher - Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid
Aphex Twin - Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
Aphex Twin - Cock 10
Boards Of Canada - Zoetrope
Broadcast & The Focus Group - Various cuts
Jimi Tenor - Backbone Of Night
John Callaghan - I’m Not Comfortable In My Own Mind

(DJ Food: Warp Mix)

(Warp: Labels Unlimited)

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Film


Um, WOW! This looks like a lot of fun! Creative Review says:

After premiering in Edinburgh earlier this year, the film of the best alternative music festival in the world tours the UK from this week; opening in Manchester on Friday and then taking in Glasgow, London, Leeds, Brighton and Bristol…

All Tomorrow’s Parties: The Film is a special piece of cinema. It’s been compiled from hundreds of video clips of the various artists that have performed during ATP festivals at the out-of-season Pontins holiday camp in Minehead, sent in by fans and then shaped into a film by director Jonathan Caouette.

The film brilliantly captures the experience of actually being at the festival ?

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