Entries in ANTS Podcast (69)

Tuesday
Jun242014

Gentle Daps IV: The New Age Revival in 2014

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The stylings of Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Iasos and Laraaji are alive and well in 2014. In this special edition of Gentle Daps, I spotlight the blossoming revival of new age music released so far this year. Check back next week for a feature writeup on this curious trend.

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Wednesday
May212014

ANTS Podcast #026: Guest DJ — Holly Waxwing

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When he's not co-managing Noumenal Loom, one of the best active tape labels around these days, Garrett Crosby is cranking out unclassifiably blissed-out saccharine productions under his Holly Waxwing alias. Based out of the tiny liberal arts college town of Montevallo, Alabama, Crosby seems to be having a great year with the label, and his own tracks keep getting better and better. I'm obliged that he stepped up to put together this sun-drenched eclectic ANTS mix, which he's calling Holly Waxwing's Velvet Falernum Warmup.

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Tuesday
May062014

From the Vaults #1: Bombay Brouhaha — Vintage Bollywood Burners (2010)

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From the Vaults is a new ANTS supplemental series spotlighting older mixes by yours truly (and perhaps the occasional guest too). Here's a short mix I made as a sampler for Bombay Brouhaha, a vintage Bollywood disco/funk party I threw back in 2010. The party was a huge success—definitely the highlight of my short-lived foray into party promoting.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Gentle Daps III

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Oil your rock tumbler and light your Kongming lanterns cos Gentle Daps III is here!

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Tuesday
Apr152014

ANTS Podcast #025: Guest DJ — Cherushii

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Cherushii is San Francisco-based DJ/producer Chelsea Faith. Her Queen of Cups EP is out now on 100% Silk. Very stoked to have her contribute this classic-meets-modern house mix for ANTS.

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Tuesday
Apr082014

ANTS Podcast #024: Early Plaid Rarities

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Ed Handley and Andy Turner were founding members of Black Dog Productions and helped pioneer IDM in the early '90s through their various solo and group projects. The pair has worked under many aliases over the years, but Plaid is clearly their venture of choice, since—unlike the others—has remained active since the mid '90s with a steady release schedule. Plaid will drop Reachy Prints, their first proper album in over two years, on April 18.

With this episode of ANTS, I decided to spotlight some of Ed and Andy's early solo material as well as their rarer Plaid work. Many of these selections have never been released digitally.

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Tuesday
Apr012014

ANTS Podcast #023: Chill Backlog, 2014 Q2

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Chill Backlog is a quarterly series showcasing new music of the softer, moodier variety. This is the third installment.

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Tuesday
Mar252014

ANTS Podcast #022: Guest DJ — Inkswel

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Globetrotting Australian native DJ/producer Inkswel offers up a wonderfully eclectic guest mix in the 110 BPM range for the 22nd edition of ANTS.

Inkswel balances his time between Adelaide, Amsterdam. Melbourne and London. He's put out music on a who's who of notable labels including Rebirth, Burek and Rush Hour sub label Boogie Bash. He founded Hot Shots Sounds last year, complete with distribution under PPU. And it turns out he's one hell of a DJ, as you can learn from this podcast and other mixes he's done for big name entities like Juno Plus and AIAIAI (just to name a few).

Massive props to Inkswel for squeezing in time to record this just days before his daughter was born! (Congrats!)
Wednesday
Mar122014

Gentle Daps II

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Polish your glassblower and fluff your yoga mat cos Gentle Daps II is here!



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Tuesday
Feb252014

ANTS Podcast #021: Lisbon & Beyond

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This episode spotlights the Portuguese kuduro underground alongside some like-minded bassy sounds coming from the UK, US and Germany.



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