Memory Tapes – Plain Material Live

On Jan 16, 2010 Memory Tapes played their first ever live show. The show took place in Manchester and lucky for us youtube user Blikeng86 show a really great looking video. The yellow glasses wearing asshat singing over Dayve is obnoxious but this is a great video. I’m particularly impressed with how organic the song comes off –organic is not what I would call the record.


Here are a couple of Memory Tapes remixes I haven’t had a chance to play/post yet including a brand new one for a new Tanlines track.

      Tanlines - Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix)

      Yeasayer - Ambling Alp (Memory Tapes Remix)

      The Silent League - Yours Truly

      Dem Getaway Boyz - Imma G (Memory Tapes Remix)

Memory Tapes – Magic Sequence

Another one of my favorite new artists, Memory Tapes (a.k.a Dayve Hawk), released his first album Seek Magic recently. It’s a wild ride and unfolds a little more with each listen. There is a bonus disc with the album that features this 22 minute composition titled Treeship. It’s fine and all the blogs are excited about it but more interesting is this great mix, Magic Sequence, that he put together a few months ago that features a couple tracks from Seek Magic as well as some other mixes he has done amid some really lovely bleeps and bloops. Chillwave 4 Life.

      Memory Tapes - Magic Sequence

      Memory Tapes - Treeship

And here are a couple of relevant remixes, this one of Taken By Trees is a fave.

      Taken By Trees - Watch the Waves (Memory Tapes Version)

      Memory Tapes - Bicycle (Horrors Cosmic Dub)

5 Helloween Mixtapes

I, unfortunately, have not had time to whip up a Halloween mix but some great bloggers and musicians are here to save the day. The five following mixtapes should be enough to keep your party going all night. And please tune in to to hear me keeping it creepy from 9-10:30PM on Oct31. Plenty of horror film themes and other evil tracks to bring the house down.

First up, Fever Ray has put together this exceptionally well crafted and appropriately themed mix of songs for Resident Advisor. Some have always been fairly dark and evil but some only come off that way in the greater context of the mix. It works very well and is highly recommended.

      Fever Ray - RA.178

“Walk Me Home” is 17 minutes of new music from Memory Tapes. It was compiled for as a Halloween mix and is a bit darker than most of Memory Tapes’ material thus far. Also great.

      Memory Tapes - Walk Me Home

Gorilla vs. Bear has put together a group of tracks and samples that, while not specifically Halloween related, do come together to form a dark soundtrack that works well. I love the samples and plan to play some similar things on Saturday’s show. Also, thanks to Chris for hooking up that Salem track. WEpt is about as dark and strange as I’ve heard from the band. They’re definitely on drugs, right?

      Gorilla vs Bear - Halloween09

Kitsune Noir has taken a similar approach and put together a mix of spooky songs (The Horrors, Fever Ray, NIN) and a group of others that work to make the mix accessible and dark all at once (Girls, Smashing Pumpkins, Grizzly Bear). I love the artwork.

      We Never Heard Its Noise | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape

And lastly, one of my favorite new bands (still calling them new until they pick up a little more notoriety), Salem, put together this mix a few months back. It’s not exactly a Halloween mix but everything this band does is ultra dark and disturbing and this is no exception. There’s even some gabba in there for you techno-heads.

      Salem - XXJFG Mix