GDD™ Morning Update: Drake/James Blake, KiNK, Tessela


Drake shares ’0 To 100/The Catch Up’ featuring James Blake
• Listen to KiNK’s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1
Tessela returns to R&S with Rough 2


Drake shares ’0 To 100/The Catch Up’ featuring James Blake

The latest free drop from the OVO camp is a six-minute track split across two parts, ’0 To 100/The Catch Up’.

Produced by Boi-1da with Drake’s go-to guy 40 and Nineteen85, it starts out as a stripped back rap track with a simple repeated hook (“I go zero to a hundred real quick”) before dropping into a swirling cloud of synths and the instantly recognisable croak ofJames Blake. He’s proper famous now, isn’t he?

Drake also hints at new records coming in Spring 2015 – ”PND droppin’, OB droppin’, Majid Jordan droppin’, not to mention me droppin’.”

Check it out below and hear Blake’s version of ‘Come Thru’, which was probably too weird to make it onto Drake’s 2013 albumNothing Was The Same.

(via FACT)


Listen to KiNK’s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1


Bulgarian DJ/producer and hardware enthusiast KiNK (a.k.a. Strahil Velchev) is the latest contributor to the Essential Mix series from BBC Radio 1. The two-hour recording was initially broadcast over the weekend, and is now available to stream and download in full.Renowned for his live show and heavyweight studio set-up, KiNK’s mix fittingly features a nearly 20-minute analog jam, and works in a track from last month’s debut album for Macro, Under Destruction, alongside cuts from Axel Boman, Autechre, and DJ Assassin.

KiNK’s Essential Mix can be heard via BBC Radio 1 here, and the full tracklist is below.

Mobach – At The Mines Of Planet X
Awanto 3 – Su What?
Axel Boman – No! No! No! No!
Pezzner – Almost Here (Part 2)
San Proper – Leave It To The Doc
Jasper Street Co. – A Feeling (After Midnight Mix)
KiNK – Sintezator
Joey Youngman – The Devil’s Groove
Josh Wink – Just A Track
DJ Assassin – A Face In The Crowd (Intellidread Mix)
Ron Carroll – Deep In My Soul (JJ Flores Remix)
Literon – Knob Exploitation
Barker & Baumecker – Schlang Bang
Eddie Niguel – Absolute
Neil Landstrumm – Energy Cash
Autechre – Eutow
Buz Ludzha – Basslines For Death
XDB – Ganivon (Answer Code Request Remix)
Dan Beaumont – Trippy Pumper
Stefan Goldmann – Fat Tails
Asok Project – Poltergeist
Vin Sol and Matrixxman – Mz Jackie
Like a Tim – Wonderline
KiNK – Analog Live Improvisation
Neville Watson – Heartstring

(via XLR8R)


Tessela returns to R&S with Rough 2

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Tessela has a new EP on the way called Rough 2, due out in July on R&S Records.

2013 was a landmark year for Ed Russell. In addition to appearing in our Breaking Through series, he released two bowel-shaking 12-inches: Nancy’s Pantry and Hackney Parrot(the latter of which came in at number two in our top 50 tracks of 2013 poll.) While Hackney Parrot was released on Russell’s own label, Poly Kicks, Nancy’s Pantry marked his debut on esteemed Belgium-via-UK imprint, R&S.

Russell’s next release, Rough 2, will see release on July 14th. The title track has been floating around for a while now: Créme chief DJ TLR included it in his FACT mix in November last year. It’ll be joined by two other cuts, “Butchwax” and “C’mon, Let’s Slow Dance.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, the press release is littered with words like “unhinged,” ” disorientating” and “frenetic.”

01. Rough 2
02. Butchwax
03. C’mon, Let’s Slow Dance

R&S will release Rough 2 on July 14th, 2014.

(via RA)