|MICACHU VS KWAKE BASS
GUEST MIX FOR ANDREW MEZA'S BTS RADIO
Gutter music. Mica Levi may be your favorite artistís favorite artist. Pop meets art house, Leviís reputation has been built on her unique production techniques, often distorted, loose and usually built from her own crafted instruments. Legendary electronic artist Matthew Herbert produced her debut album Jewellery, an infectious experimental pop record that was my favorite release of 2009 and landed on many othersí year-end lists.
Her first mixtape offering since 2009ís Filthy Friends and Kwesachu (w/ Kwes), this mix is a collaborative effort between Micachu and London based producer, Kwake Bass, an artist championed by Mica and member of the Jazz/Hip-Hop instrumental outfit, Speakers Corner Quartet. On this ďMeat BatchĒ guest mix, they go toe-to-toe with original beats, sonically matched and weaved together sounding as if they were straight from cassette. Bass driven, dark and lo-fi.
Micachu just released her new live album, Chopped and Screwed, loosely influenced by the chopped & screwed style made famous by Houstonís legendary DJ Screw. Chopped and Screwed zones in on the genre's slow motion aspects, cutting of loops and drugs (cough syrup and weed), but Chopped and Screwed is a classical record. The album was recorded live with the London Sinfonietta in May 2010. The album will be released by Rough Trade on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl (400 copies for the UK) and includes a free mixtape. Kwake Bass will be releasing a live solo mixtape later this Summer.
Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
Micachu - Melting Patioís
Kwake Bass - Hands & Knees
Micachu - My More Bile
Kwake Bass - Got Shot Wiv A Snare Gun
Roots Manuva - Dub Style (M.A.T.H.E.S Remix)
Kwake Bass - Ahmen Beatheart
Michachu - Dips
Kwake Bass - Mad Fonk
Micachi (feat. TiRZAH) - Beat 12
Kwake Bass - He Lied
Micachu (feat. Brother May) - Black & Decker
Kwake Bass (off the wall by Confucius MC) - So Hard
Micachu - Could Complain
Kwake Bass - Soundcheck (Speakers Corner Quartet Remix)
Micachu - Go
Kwake Bass (feat. Daisy Kelly-Granger) - Lady Daisy