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Kutmah Makes Magnificent Mistakes on The New Error 2

Image credit: Kutmah.com

Kutmah made The New Error once, and now he’s set to glitch things up once again.

The New Error Volume 2 will drop in May, featuring unreleased beats from Madlib, Flying Lotus, Jeremiah Jae, Mono/Poly, Shlohmo, James Blake, Broadcast, Mr. Oizo, whew!!

There are a few more, but I ran out of breath, so you’ll just have to listen to the minimix below.

The New Error compilations come out in conjunction with Kutmah’s art project Two Soups & A Honeybun, a travelling collection of drawings Kutmah created while he was detained in a prison in the United States just before being deported.

Currently in the UK, Kutmah is prolific. There are two more volumes on The New Error coming this year.

Stay tuned for these magnificent mistakes.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F14116157 KUTMAH “The New Error” Vol. 2 (sampler) by HIT+RUN


Written by M

April 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Ed Banger Records Advocates for Children: Mr. Oizo, Breakbot, Siriusmo, etc.

Image credit: Ed Banger

Think of the children.

The world will forever been indebted to Ed Banger records for rescuing Mr. Oizo from a label that didn’t understand him. Also for Breakbot. Also for this compilation that just came out.

Let The Children Techno is a mix by two Frenchmen; Oizo’s roster-mate DJ Mehdi and Busy P, who likely got his prefix adjective for being the owner and operator of Ed Banger.

The mix includes tracks by Oizo, Breakbot, Cassius, and a real killer from Berlin’s Siriusmo, who recently became one of Oizo’s favorite new producers.

These are producers that have that very French affinity for cheese, but are not quite as poppy as the Daft Punks and Justices of the world. I’d call this stuff “Acid Disco,” because of how it sounds and for the reason that I enjoy coming up with names for things.

You can hear the whole comp on the Ed Banger MySpace page.

Check out Breakbot’s contribution below.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F9738799 Breakbot – shades of black (extrait) by breakbot ed banger

Written by M

March 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Egyptian-Scottish Producer Kutmah Spends His Time in Exile Well

2010 was a hell of a year for Kutmah.

The New Error is out now.

This past summer, the Scottish-Egyptian producer was forcibly taken from his home in LA, detained, then deported to the UK for not having his citizen papers in order. Though it was a dark time for the man himself, his friends turned out to be the silver lining, and he’s got some pretty interesting friends…who happen to be some of LA’s finest producers.

They organized a Free Kutmah benefit show headlined by none other than the godfather of weird instrumental hip hop, Daedelus. Teebs, Samiyam, Gaslamp Killer, Dam-Funk and a few others joined him in an effort to bring Kutmah back to his rightful home. It totally didn’t work. Kutmah remains living and working in the UK.

But it’s not all bad! Kutmah used his time in detention well, creating a series of drawings called Two Soups and a Honeybun, perhaps referring to his daily meal allowance while being held. These are now up for exhibition now in London. In conjunction with this show, he also dropped the first mix of a three part series called The New Error, a blend packed with beats by MF DOOM, Madlib, J-Dilla, Flying Lotus, Portishead, Mr. Oizo, and a whole bunch more.

That…is some freaking list. Apparently a sudden and rude change of scenery is not enough to stifle his taste for music or his creative process. Instead, it seems to have fueled it.

Check out The New Error Vol. 1 sampler below, and to our London readers, check out this art show at Protein.

The New Error Vol. 1 sampler

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F8762540 KUTMAH “The New Error” Vol. 1 (sampler) by HIT+RUN

Written by M

January 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

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Mr. Oizo is Trying to Scare You with a Rubber Tire

Admit it, you love French producers.

It's coming to get you.

Whether it’s the loungy throwback style of Dimitri from Paris, or the electronic bump of Daft Punk, or the soulful bass-ness of Breakbot, their readiness to bring out the cheese-factor is unmatched by beat makers of any other country. In the classroom of these scruffy gents, Mr. Oizo (Quentin Dupieux) is the kid in the corner. He got huge in the late 90s for his song “Flat Beat,” unforgettable for the quickening oscillation in that bass line, but anyone looking for funky French goodness on one of his albums quickly learned that this guy is just a little bit touched in the head.

That inkling is reinforced by Oizo’s most recent film. That’s right, he also makes movies, and his newest one Rubber is weirder than hell. Rubber tells the tale of a supernaturally gifted tire that rolls around and kills people with its mind. Rural police departments are no match for the titular character and soon find that…well…let’s just say it gets even weirder.

The film has made its rounds at film festivals, including Cannes, and film buffs see it as a satirical commentary on film viewership and the dying art of storytelling. Regular folk, however, see it as awesomely hilarious because it’s about a killer tire. At very least, everyone can agree that the soundtrack is as odd and delicious as anything he’s ever done.

Rubber will be getting a theatrical release soon, we’ll let you know!

Watch the trailer for Rubber


Rubber – Teaser Trailer from LES MÉDUSES on Vimeo.

Written by M

January 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder to Reissue Mr. Oizo's Moustache (Half A Scissor)

If you were alive and able to recognize simple shapes and colors in 1999, you heard “Flat Beat.” Doesn’t matter if you don’t recognize the title, or the name of Mr. Oizo, the French producer who created it’s shrill, sparse patch that carries the melody and that unforgettable shifty, oscillating bassline… womp…womp…womp..womp.womp.womwomwomwomwomp. If you’re wearing a pair of Levi’s right now, maybe that bassline worked.

Ahead of its time.

“Flat Beat” was a track from Oizo’s 1999 release Analog Worms Attack, on which he stayed true to the hardware set up he had accumulated until that time. Following this debut, the bearded Frenchman spent five years tossing it all for a set up with more screens. The result was 2005’s Moustache (Half A Scissor), a record that impressed the few ears in the world listening for its disjointed crunchiness. That group didn’t include the label that released it, nor did it include the club-lovers who had fallen under the spell of “Flat Beat.” One guy it did catch, however, now goes by the name of Flying Lotus.

When you hear Moustache (Half A Scissor), from its brief experiments to its crazed digital drum patterns, it becomes clear which part of his sound Flying Lotus derived from this work of Oizo’s. As a show of respect for this overlooked record, Flying Lotus is reissuing Moustache (Half A Scissor) on vinyl on his Brainfeeder imprint this month. That’s the label that releases some of our favorites like Tokimonsta, Daedelus, and Flying Lotus himself. If you still buy records, good on you friend. Buy this one.

Check out Flying Lotus’ remix of Mr. Oizo’s “Stunt”

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5024798 $tunt$ (Mr. Oizo’s Stunt Remix) flying lotus by Ionicperception

Promotional video for reissue of Moustache (Half A Scissor)



Written by M

January 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm