jai paul - jasmine (exeter edit)
if you can believe everything the internet tells you i am the only person in the world who doesn’t like the new jai paul tune. fortunately this edit from exeter is much better; injects some umph. stream below, download here
keyboard kid is 'band of the day' on the guardian
click the pic to read all about it… his ep drops on donky pitch on may 7th. pre-order for the 12” soon come. “Meet the Pharrell of Based”
miami nights 1984
you really get what it says on the tin here; miami nights 1984 aren’t pretending. this is 80s drums, new order synthlines, fade outs, fade ins, shoulder pads, bad haircuts… the works. and great for it. *insert bad eighties pun here and press play* <a href=”http://miaminights1984.bandcamp.com/album/turbulence”...
Ever get that feeling you’ve stumbled upon someone on the verge of big things? SELA is once such discovery. For cloud rap fans, that Main Attrakionz, Ryan Hemsworth and the A$AP Mob have shown an interest in the 18 year old producer speaks volumes. It took me a couple of evenings to get round to concocting a post for High-Rise, during which time I listened through his whole Bandcamp three...
Looney Goons Tour Sampler
Dibia$e has been working on some rather filthy new material ahead of a US album release tour. Looney Goons is comes out later next month, but you can pre-order it over at Fat Beats now or pick up a copy at one of his live shows. Luckily for those who can’t make it across to the US, Dibia$e put together a very loud sample mix. It’s free to download for a limited time only apparently,...
ryan hemsworth - mix for lftf
love. this. mix
rl grime - grapes
the first release on wedidit comes courtesy of rl grime, with a seriously nice blend of styles. grapes alla vodka will make the dancefllor loose its’ shit but it’s grape’s subtler moments that made me click download. treadstone (nod to matt damon) and amphibian both smacking it. the ep is backed with remixes from the wedidit team - groundislava expanding minds as per usual. oh,...
dolor - a chapel of velvet
so i’m only like 10 months late on this one, but this free release from dolor is kinda special. i copped (and enjoyed) the tape he made with lorn late last year, but some of the tracks on here are way better, ‘pull me in’ and ‘a chapel of velvet’ (which is a great name btw) in particular. stream below and then click here for download
Caligula Theme Music EP
We mentioned Lee Bannon a couple of weeks back in anticipation of his latest instrumental project, the Caligula Theme Music EP. Well here it is, available in full to stream or download for the princely sum of $3.99. Look forward to big washy synths, detailed drum patterns and vocal snippets; all the hallmarks of this thing called cloud rap Grinel weaned me onto, combined into one well-executed...
our nest vol 1(earnest endevours)
the good folks over at ee have put together this sterling comp that features, amongst other heat, tracks by b bravo, darkhouse fam and a super sexy synthy banger from j todd. <a href=”http://earnestendeavours.bandcamp.com/album/our-nest-vol-1” data-mce-href=”http://earnestendeavours.bandcamp.com/album/our-nest-vol-1”>Our Nest Vol.1 by Various Artists</a>
massive shouts to pete pitch for pointing out this interview with steve beckett (warp records) from rbma 2007. if you like music, you should watch this. Lecture: Steve Beckett (Toronto 2007) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.
keyboard kid 206 - the transition ep
here’s the clips for our next record. support rollin in from hud mo, sinden, om unit, starkey, ital tek, throwing snow and a bunch more. it drops may 7th.
WANDA GROUP - EARTH INSIDER →
alienpaint: IF YOU BUY THE RECORD FOR OVER 3 POUND THEN I WILL GET A FUCKIN HANDMADE CDR TO YOU. EACH ONE IS DIFFERENT. EACH ONE IS ITS OWN FUCKIN EARTH MOVEMENT. GIRLS
raja - remixes
some real nice bootleggy business here, including a nas tune and a well over used drake track (it’s done rather well tho, so it’s ok). stream / download em individually below, or get the whole hog here
I first came across this chap a while back when he dropped the Hot N Ready mixtape with Chuuwie, but it’s a newer and altogether more atmospheric sound that brings him to the Donky blog. On Kings & Stones, Bannon comes with sweeping synths and a stuttering bassline more reminiscent of his instrumental beattape from earlier this year, Gnarlon Bando’s Midnight Noir, also worth a...
slugabed album launch
you guys all know ‘time team’ drops may 7th right on ninja tune right? well to celebrate our tall friend is having an album launch in that there london on april 20th. in room 1 there’s sluga (duh), lazer sword, illum sphere, naive machine, falty dl and well, loads of other people (see flyer). i will also be gracing the decks in room 2. more details / tickets
keyboard kid 206 - basedexorcism
here’s the first taste of our next ep, from seattle’s keyboard kid 206. URB made the announcement for us. based world comes to donky pitch. the transition ep drops may 7th
so back in 2010 we invited the lowriders collective to come play brighton, they came in force with coco bryce, sim commander, halp, beatnolgic, offhand & ruwedata all piling into a tiny van and jumping on the ferry from holland. we promised a return leg later that year. months passed by, nothing fell into place. then a few weeks ago they got in touch, ‘we’re doing a fesitval for...
gosh. there be some serious heat on this page, and i’ve only just got started with the first set (below) hello there great music.
sigur ros - ekki mukk (d33j remix)
man like d33j got some serious talent for the downtempo lovelyness. he goes in epic here on sigur ros. stream below, download here also very pleased to tell you he’s done a wee mix for our next radio show, to be broadcast thursday 12th april between 7-10 bst (aka gmt+1)
0000 - a70u-0075
more yum noise from our hometown (this time via that there america) from susan barmer (aka warm thighs) under his / her 0000 moniker. get it? u8-sh is on some other-worldy business. &amp;lt;a href=”http://balmar.bandcamp.com/album/-” data-mce-href=”http://balmar.bandcamp.com/album/-“&amp;gt;/// by 0000-A70U-0075&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;