March 25, 2014

Spring 2k14 Mix






Spring 2k14 Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

The Walkmen - We Can't Be Beat
Bobby Rydell - Volare
Theophilus London - No Particular One
Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You
Shine 2009 - Eurozone
Arcade Fire - "Her" Score Excerpt
Ben Browning - Feels Like
Wild Nothing - Paradise
Alan Braxe - Paradise
Young Galaxy - Cover Your Tracks (Dunez Remix)
VEGA - No Reasons
Jon Hopkins - Sun Harmonics
Arcade Fire - "Her" Score Excerpt
Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt

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January 30, 2014

Winter 2k14 Mix








Winter 2k14 Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

Laura Mvula - Like the Morning Dew
Charles Bradley - Strictly Reserved for You (feat. Menahan Street Band)
Disclosure - Help Me Lose My Mind (feat. London Grammar)
Blood Orange - On the Line
A$AP Rocky - I Come Apart (feat. Florence Welch)
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better
St. Lucia - Elevate
Postiljonen & Niva - Supreme (Niva Remix)
Magic Touch & Sapphire Slows - When I See You
Annie - Back Together
Joey Badass - Waves
Lil Wayne - Kush
Future - Straight Up
Gus Gus - David
Holy Other - Held (Fort Romeau Mix)
Flight Facilities - Crave You (The C90s Remix)
Daft Punk - Voyager
The C90s - Shine a Light Flight (Flight Facilities Remix)

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December 13, 2013

Emoji Art Show Mix





Lil' 4 hour jammy recorded live from the Emoji Art + Design Show hosted at Eyebeam. Photo by Nathan Reese.


Emoji Art Show Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

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May 29, 2013

Random Access Memories













"The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed." (William Gibson)

You just can't afford it. Or maybe you can't see it.

South America's indigenous Aymara tribe have a spatially reversed relationship with time. The past is always a forward gesture because it's in front of us every day, we know what happened, we remember. The future is behind us because it cannot be known.

We map time with memories, but our storage devices fray and decay. Sometimes we get shot in the head unexpectedly. Is everything backed up?
 











If you died today, a new you will be you again tomorrow (thanks G-Corp). Decades of multi-generational wisdom syncs from a dark cloud, lessons re-learned without the burned tongue.

This is the vision of True Skin, a sci-fi short from Stephan Zlotescu that shows only one, only one, of our million possible tomorrows. Augmentation is a way of life, in Bangkok at least, and the aftermarket is quite healthy.



Like Gibson's Night City from Neuromancer (1984), we see "a deranged experiment in social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button." A first-person paralysis induced by Future Shock (1970), the psychological state of individuals (or societies) processing too much change in too short a period of time.

Gibson argued all societal change is brought about by technological change, and each step backward, in Aymara terms, triggers disorientation and disconnection. We fall down easily without sight to guide us, and naturals - those who don't, won't or can't afford to embrace augmentation - get pushed to the fringes. It becomes harder to know what "forward" really is.
 





Every time the world begins to love Daft Punk again and pop music inhabits Night City, they hide in plain sight on Sunset Boulevard. Hire Nile and Giorgio to feel a way back to the analog world, to real rhythm - no drum machines or pre-fab loops. Water droplets on a sound stage.

Digital Love (2001) was a first departure from the genre that still defines them. It's the beginning of their quest to become human through vintage synthesizers, Supertramp's Wurlitzer and suspended harmonies.


Here you can enjoy the two together, a clash between the quest to be as we are or something more, and make up your own story about what happens next. I edited the source material from True Skin to fit the song, you can see the original version here - which includes a narrative of the upcoming feature film plot.

What would you sacrifice for memory insurance? To regenerate a lost loved one; or save what still lies in front of us? And even if it's possible to augment everything, have we come too far to give up who we are?

(full screen version)


Original video source: True Skin
Audio: Daft Punk, Digital Love

More Butter Team video ish:
Enter the Void vs. Holy Other
Thrashin' vs. VEGA
Rad vs. Cut Copy

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April 22, 2013

Weekend Beats Vol. 44





Butter Team Weekend Beats Vol. 44 (right-click to DL mp3)

Toro y Moi - Say That
Les Sins - Grind
Daft Punk - Lucky
Digitalism - Zdarlight (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix)
Instra Mental - Leave it All Behind
Mount Kimbie - Made to Stray
Jamie XX - Touch Me
The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix)

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November 25, 2012

Weekend Beats Vol. 43





Butter Team Weekend Beats Vol. 43 (right-click to DL mp3)

Weezy on Retirement
Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
Frank Ocean - Crack Rock intro
A$AP Rocky - Fuckin' Problems feat. Drake, 2 Chainz + Kendrick Lamar
Mario Basanov - Do You Remember? (Arithmitix remix)
Toro y Moi + Cherrelle - Saturday Love
Girl Unit - Wut (Claude Vonstroke remix)
Les Rythmes Digitales - Dreamin'
Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That (Fatboy Slim remix)
Daft Punk feat. Romanthony - Too Long
Still Going - Still Going Theme
Lil Wayne - No Ceilings feat. Birdman

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July 2, 2012

Weekend Beats Vol. 42





Butter Team Weekend Beats Vol. 42 (right-click to DL mp3)

Ben Browning - I Can't Stay
Sebastien Tellier - Cochon Ville
PDP - People of All Nations
Schoolboy Q - Hands on the Wheel feat. A$AP Rocky
Hot Chip - Motion Sickness
LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection
Spank Rock - Nasty
Amphibious - What Happened
Blood Orange - Champagne Coast

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March 13, 2012

Winterzine Mix



Made for the Seasonzine crew to celebrate their latest. Photo: Dark Lord Disco.


Winterzine Mix (right-click to DL mp3)

M83 - I Guess I'm Floating
Twin Shadow - I Can't Wait
Phantogram - Don't Move
Toro y Moi - Divina
Silversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite (The Grayarea Remix)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities in Dust
The Radio Dept - Ewan
The Church - Under The Milky Way
Crystal Castles - Not In Love (ft. Robert Smith)
Cold Cave - Villains of the Moon
Austra - Lose It
CFCF - Before and After Light
Blonde Redhead - Top Ranking
M83 - Outro

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January 1, 2012

Weekend Beats Vol. 41




Butter Team Weekend Beats Vol. 41 (right-click to DL mp3)

A Butter Message to the USA
Gaz Nevada - IC Love Affair (Italian version)
Kavinsky - Nightcall (Breakbot Rmx)
Tears for Fears - Mad World
Cold Cave - Life Magazine (Delorean Rmx)
Miami Horror - Sometimes
Daniel Diamond - Champu
Hot Chip - Baby Said
ASAP Rocky - Demons
Baby Huey - Hard Times
Ghostface Killah - Buck 50 feat. Method Man
The Field - Then It's White
Open Mike Eagle - Nightmares

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July 7, 2011

Weekend Beats Vol. 40




Butter Team Weekend Beats Vol. 40 (right-click to DL mp3)

DJ Shadow - Organ Donor intro
Kings of Swing - Nod Your Head to This
Wiz Khalifa - The Kid Frankie
The Emotions - I Like It
RZA - O'Day
Javelin - Andean Ocean Mixtape
Toro Y Moi - New Beat (Fare Soldi Rmx)
Booka Shade - Night Falls
Fatboy Slim - Apache
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams outro
Holy Other - Touch (Supreme Cuts Mix)

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