To celebrate winning “Label of the Year” at Gilles Peterson‘s World Wide Awards in London last week, L.A based Brainfeeder are giving away a free 12 track compilation featuring music from Thundercat, Martyn, Samiyam, Tokimonsta, The Gaslamp Killer, Jeremiah Jae, Taylor McFerrin, Teebs, Austin Peralta and Mono/Poly. Brainfeeer is operated by Flying Lotus who (we would hope) needs no introduction to Electronic Beats readers, whereas The World Wide Awards and World Wide Festival have been Peterson’s showcase for supporting new, global music for the last couple of years. This year’s winners also included Jamie XX, Machinedrum and SBTRKT. The compilation is yours for the cost of an email address over at this link.
Nearly year end, eh? When it’s year-end-list-time at magazines and blogs, record labels usually show what they’ve got in store for the next year. So do Ninja Tune, Big Dada and Brainfeeder Records with their ‘New Artists for 2012′ compilation. And it does sound very promising, what the two traditional British bass music labels and – more
Dutch techno & bass producer and DJ Martyn is going to release his next album on L.A’s Brainfeeder label the imprint run by Flying Lotus. Since he released his debut album Great Lengths in 2009 Martyn has become increasingly associated with the fertile breeding ground between techno, house and the myriad forms of post-dubstep music. – more
Michigan beatsmith Sam Baker aka Samiyam loves the details. If you ever get your hands on one of the rare copies of his first proper full-length release, the insanly dense beat-collection Rap Beats Vol.1, you’ll know what I mean. Every one of the CD-R releases had a different artwork. Since then Baker has put out – more
It’s not the first collaboration between the soul singer and the beat wizard: in February Flying Lotus teamed up with Erykah Badu to co-direct the video for ‘Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long’ from Badu’s acclaimed album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Now FlyLo revealed himself as Badu’s partner in what he just – more