‘Best of Bubblers’ A Brownswood Mixtape

11 08 2009

This puts a smile on my face. A Brownswood mixtape, all Bubblers, available on Soundcloud. Clever way to promote the upcoming release of Brownswood Bubblers Vol. 4. Recommended, especially if you’re new to Brownswood and Gilles Peterson’s taste in music.

1. Soundspecies – Can We Call It Love (with Ahu) [BB4]
2. Simbad feat. Steelo – Soul Fever [BB1]
3. Bullion – Get Familiar [BB3]
4. NSM – The Hype [BB2]
5. Katalyst feat. Steve Spacek – How Bout Us [BB3]
6. Cornish Waters feat. Duchess – Walking [BB2]
7. Ayak & First Man – Can We Go Back? [BB1]
8. DJ Day – A Place To Go [BB3]
9. Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No [BB4]
10. Iman – Who Was I Trying To Fool [BB1]
11. Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers [BB2]
12. New Look – Everything [BB4]

Brownswood Bubblers Vol. 4

28 07 2009

On 24 August 2009 Brownswood is set to release their annual “assortment of delightfully obscure ditties and underground heaters that have been clogging Gilles’ record bag and radio playlists of late.” Ladies and gentlemen, start your Google search engines. Here is the tracklist. Worldwide flavor.


1. Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So Maybe No
2. Souleance – Mañana
3. yU – Fine
4. El Michels Affair – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
5. Lisa Papineau – Rene Thomas
6. The Misled Children & Odean Pope – Dadadun
7. Kafka – The Kafka Anthem
8. Oumou Sangaré – Iyo Djeli
9. Jam Da Silva – Dia Santo
10. Keaver & Brause – Awake
11. Sound Species – Can We Call It Love (with Ahu)
12. New Look – Everything
13. Floating Points – Peroration V Ft. Fatima
14. Lone – Sea Spray

Katie Skills presents Summer Bubblers

7 07 2009

I’m packed, ready to travel across the globe and listen to Katie Skills’ mix of “beats, broken, bass and love”. Summer Bubblers all the way to a chilly Melbourne. Wintertime down under. Perfect conference conditions. My oh my, soundcloud sure looks cool.

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Chicago’s best kept secret

21 06 2009

Moses with a flow (head nod to Spec Boogie). That’s who Yaw is or could be. The man knows how to keep his digital shadow in check. All I know is that he hails from Chicago, he’s religious and he’s the lead singer for a band called Black Slang. On his MySpace profile, he calls himself “a b-boy trapped deep inside a soul singer”.

Yaw’s brand of b-boy infused soul is timeless. I’m sure you’ve all heard this track before, but it still stops me in my tracks every time. Those strings, those horns, that sad, contemplative tone. Epic.

Yaw – Where would you be (Chisoul, 2008)
Download (in poor quality) on sendspace

Brownswood Bubblers Vol. 4

28 05 2009

This has been on my mind for some time now: when will the good people at Brownswood Recordings turn out another Brownswood Bubblers compilation? Apparently, it’s in the works and Lisa Papineau’s Rene Thomas (listen on her MySpace) will be one of the tracks on the album. I needed this news.

Source: lisapapineau.blogspot.com