influences mix – by ada (55.60mb, 40:28mins)
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ada‘s debut single “blindhouse” (areal 10) got us all hot under the collar when it was released way back in 2002 – an exquisite blend of woozy pads and hypnotic bass licks ( as heard on triple r’s doubly recommended mix cd ‘friends‘. her debut album ‘blondie’ was no less awesome, and in recent times, singles / remixes and indeed her own imprint IRR (home of AA fave dj koze’s killer ‘i want to sleep’ 12″) have given us even more reason to cherish her impeccable, chunky, emotive, analogue techno.
her latest foray is a mixtape cum / semi greatest hits entitled ‘adaptations‘, taking in some of her finest original tracks, remixes and rerubs of her own stuff, including michael mayer & tobias thomas’s spangly euphoric take on her yeah yeah yeahs cover of ‘maps’. following last week’s awesome exercise one exclusive mix for us, we’re honoured now to have a mix from the great lady also. truly taking our concept of skirting the well trodden boompity boom that lines vast swathes of the bloggosphere to her chest and running for the hills, we’re thrilled to see tracks from radiohead, bjork, boards of canada, busta rhymes and yes luscious jackson (! – an allez-allez first for them) amongst her many choice selections. anyway, get to downloading, and do be sure to go out and support on the 8th of june when the cd’s released!
plaid – ralome
boards of canada – sixtyten/turquoise hexagon sun
the sundays – skin & bones
stereolab – super-electric
luscious jackson – parade/faith
radiohead – fitter happier
björk – 5 years
dj koze aka adolf noise – scene de la vie de rauf denktasch
busta rhymes feat. janet jackson – what’s it gonna be
daft punk – funk ad
mr. fingers aka larry heard – can u feel it
everything but the girl – each and every one
if you haven’t got your tickets yet for next fridays we fear silence/eat your own ears/greco roman extravaganza then we’d suggest you did it soon. the boys have knocked together a breaktaking line up for the arches down in london brigde taking in junior boys (live), shackleton (live), circlesquare (live), pantha du prince, caribou, joe goddard (hot chip), ross allen, kieran hebden, totally enormous extinct dinosaurs and allez-allez. as we say, breathtaking. full events details here. get your tickets here.