Bedminster Town Team will unveil 82 unique bugs which will take over BS3 from 16th March 2013.
Each unique and beautiful bug will take pride of place on buildings, in shops and throughout Bedminster’s streets, with organisers inviting visitors to spot each of the critters on the trail and post pictures to Facebook to win a graffiti workshop with one of the bug artists.
The ‘Beautiful Bugs of Bedminster’ trail is being organised by local curators Upfest and painted by a host of artists and schools. The initiative is being supported by the Co-operative store which has a local branch on North Street.
Ha. Love the name. I’m sure it will make other Bristolians smile as well. Download this track and others by Behling & Simpson, Gramrcy, Buggsy, Sly-One, Crump, Break, OH91 and My Nu Leng as part of the Soft Rockets EP.
My new favourite Tumblr. We’ve all chuckled at the promo emails before and after years of gettingpromotional music sent, Alex Dfrnt has now posted some of the daft descriptions that accompanies the music.
Lapalux - Forgetting and Learning Again feat. Kerry Leatham
Stuart Howard aka Lapalux returns with Some Other Time, his second EP for Brainfeeder, a further, deeper journey into fractured emotion, tape experiments and mutating states of consciousness.
“Quartz” is built around a stumbling music box refrain and filtered vocals. “Jaw Jackin’” is perhaps more propulsive but with no drop-off in surface interference. “Forgetting and Learning Again” features vocals from the wonderful Kerry Leatham, showing that Howard, for all the cutting edge sonics, can also fashion a great song. “Strangling You With the Cord” hits harder, a post-Dilla swing to the drum programming and dubbed out vocal samples. The EP is rounded out by “Close Call”, which twists a strange kind of cosmic soul jazz out of its chopped, squashed and stretched elements.
There are few electronic producers out there who are more concerned with the minutiae of surface and texture than Lapalux, and still fewer who understand so well the deep effects that these textures can have upon the listener’s mood. In Lapalux’s productions nothing is left to chance. He makes swooningly beautiful and disorientating music that never sits still for more than a moment.
Free download from Lapalux forthcoming ‘Some Other Time’ EP, out 16th October 2012 on BRAINFEEDER (Vinyl + Digital)
Tracklisting: 01 Ecke Prenz - On The Corner (exclusive) 02 Fid Mella - Henny (unreleased) (from the album Tatas Plottn, 05 Oct) 03 S3 (Miles Bonny & Brenk Sinatra) - Don’t Stop (unreleased) (from the album Supa Soul Sh*t, 26 Oct) 04 Figub Brazlevic - Marvelous (exclusive) 05 The Ruffcats - The Baaang! (from the album The Essenc Vol. 1) 06 Funkommunity - What You Give (from the album Chequered Thoughts) 07 BrenkSinatra - One Daaay (from the album Gumbo II) 08 DJ Adlib - Bang It Out feat. Frank Nitt (from the album HHC Vol. 6: Haus & Garten) 09 TBRCK - Droptop (from the album EP#1) 10 Aaliyah - One In A Million (HADE X DWFL Edit) (exclusive) 11 Dexter - Homer Flip (from the 7” DEX 1) 12 Morlockk Dilemma - Die Taube (from the album Circus Maximus on Spoken View Records) 13 Aphroe - Ruhrpott State Of Mind (free track)
Now that The Weeknd have signed to a major, November will see the release of their mixtape ‘Trilogy’. As well as previously unreleased material, Trilogy will feature mixed and mastered versions of The Weeknd’s past 2011 mixtapes, “House of Balloons, “Thursday,” and “Echoes of Silence.” Below you can stream, the mastered version of ‘Wicked Games’
Following up his full-length debut Love Remains back in 2010 — the album that put his pioneering brand of bleak and hazy R&B on the map, atmospheric crooner Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well, will drop his new record Total Loss on September 17th internationally via Weird World. On the new album, Krell has emerged from behind the anaesthetic shroud, developing himself as a musician and allowing the listener to fully experience the heartbreakingly beautiful words in his sumptuous falsetto. Squired by The xx producer Rodaidh McDonald, the record transcends the lo-fi aesthetics of indie R&B and becomes a more nourishing high-end R&B, with skittish slow jams, string-laden hymns and neo-soul poetry. It’s a fantastic album that will undoubtedly be one of the best of the year. Stream Total Loss in its entirety below, ahead of its release date.
Emerging from the ever fertile music scene of Bristol, UK, rising electronic producer Stumbleine has already built a sizeable following with several self-released EPs and a recent compilation album, in addition to collaborative outings with fellow producer ASA. He also reports for active duty as one third of dubstep envelope pushers Swarms, whose music has found favour among tastemaker DJs such as Mary Anne Hobbs.
On Spiderwebbed, his enrapturing, genre transcending debut album proper; Stumbleine beautifully showcases the multifaceted nature of his music, seamlessly weaving fractured beats, synths, hazy distorted guitars and soulful vocals, to create glowing, expansive sonic vistas.
In keeping with the album’s title, the music hangs gossamer like, a delicate suspension of sound; beautifully anchored to an array of solid syncopated beats.
Guest vocalists CoMa and Steffaloo contribute their ample talents to the dreamy ‘The Beat My Heart Skips’ and a cover of Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You’, and Birds of Passage lend warmth and poignancy to Catherine Wheel.
Elsewhere, silky, spectral RnB vocals spin plaintively through the shimmering ‘Capulet’ and Solar Flare, whilst the chilled, sweeping cadences of ‘Honey Comb’ and ‘The Corner Of Her Eye’ offer perfect counterweight to the taut urban swing of ‘If You’ and ‘Cherry Blossom.’
This is the first episode of a mini mix series, with: XXYYXX, Gang Colours, Lapalux, Om Unit, Pablo Nouvelle, Dotmatic, Oddisee, Suff Daddy, Biga, Ta-Ku, Balbio, Beat Inc., B.Lewis, Synkro, KDG, Lunar, Hellomynameisra & 5y5