Electronic music producer & recording artist Fredrik Mjelle A.K.A ‘Beem‘ has released his 3rd album, a 9 tracker entitled ‘Peel’.
Beem is a co-founder of Skweee, a musical style with origins in Nordic countries Sweden and Finland. So what’s the deal with Skweee? Some say it’s a Nordic take on minimal techno, 8-bit hip-hop/dubstep hybrid or r&b made by the electronica crowd. Whatever you want to call it, this album is a happy-go-lucky journey, full of funk, layered with rich chords and jammed with retro-synth hooks. Apparently Beem has turned down offers from multiple record labels and released his album for free.
Early Skweee releases were exclusively put out on 7″ vinyl, major players in the Skweee arena are labels such as Flogsta Danshall and its producer-founder Pavan, the Finnish record label Harmönia and Norwegian dødpop to name just a few. Get your fill of Skweee, Wonky, Aquacrunk, you know it’s good for you.
In 1990 I saw MC Tunes vs. 808 State performing ‘tunes splits the atom’ on ‘Top Of The Pops’. Within a few weeks I’d saved enough money to purchase the MC Tunes album entitled ‘The North At Its Heights’. Twenty years later my cassette tapes remain un-digitized. Transferring all that wow and flutter isn’t very appealing, not to mention the time it would take me to record, edit and tag. So I headed over to Emusic and to my delight I was able to download the album within a few clicks. Next thing I knew I was downloading old favorites such as Double Trouble & the Rebel MC, Stereo MCs and Tyree Cooper….. I’m loving every minute of them, and no sign of an ‘auto-reverse’ button anywhere! Glad to see Nicky Lockett is still keepin’ it real.
Write a comment and let me know of any old diddies you’ve rediscovered.
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I swiftly glide through various genres in this 60 minute aural excursion that includes a few classics. I’m hoping to hear more from Ed Chamberlain soon. I saw him at BLOC in 2007 and his liveset was absolutely brilliant. His last pressing was in 2008 on Baselogic. Fingers crossed he’ll come out with some crackers this year. Adam Freeland supplies a healthy serving of dirty sawtooth bass to keep your woofers rumbling. I couldn’t resist using a tantalizing amount of ‘french kiss’ and ended on the 1994 breakbeat mutation ‘bomb scare’ by 2 Bad Mice. I hope you enjoy the set as much as I enjoyed mixing it.
Apparat – Fratales (Pt.1)
Modeselektor – The White Flash feat. Thom Yorke
Ed Chamberlain – Styge
Moderat – Rusty Nails
Ed Chamberlain – Charly
Ellen Aillien & Apparat – Way Out
Errors – Mr Milk
Alex Metric – In Your Machine
Adam Freeland – Glowsticks
Bassnectar – Everybody
Aphrodelics – “Rollin’ On Chrome (Dub remixed by Richard Dorfmeister)
Leftfield – Not Forgotten (Hard Hands Remix)
Acen – Close your eyes (XXX Mix)
Lil’ Louis – French Kiss (The Original Underground Mix)
Donna Summer – I feel love
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack your body
2 Bad Mice – Bomb scare
DJ Mix / PodCast by Warren Daly – IDM, Electronica, Breakbeat, House - Right click and “Save as” to download – MP3 (192K)
Also in the OGG format….
DJ Mix / PodCast by Warren Daly – IDM, Electronica, Breakbeat, House - Right click and “Save as” to download – OGG (6)