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Maxmillion Dunbar – ‘Woo Daps’ mixtape

19 November 2013

Following the release of his sonically dense House of Woo LP, on RVNG Intl in February, emcee, musician and stylistic dilettante Andrew Field-Pickering, aka Maxmillion Dunbar dropped his ‘Woo Daps’ mix today, free to download from the RVNG Intl Bandcamp.

Featuring unheard mixes, edits and reinterpretations by fellow crate-digger Aaron Coyes of Peaking Lights and Baltimore producer Co La, among others, Field-Pickering still manages that idiosyncratic ebb that carry his diverse points of reference.

See the track list below and download the Woo Daps mix on RVNG Intl Bandcamp. **

01. Coins For The Canopy (Dolo Constellation Dub) + Kangaroo brass
02. For Mozy (OG Ambience) + spare drums
03. For Mozy (Original Electro version)
04. Inca Tags (Trumpet Sludge) + spare drums
05. Inca Tags (Remix feat. Peter Zummo, Co La, Sami Yenigun)
06. Calvin & Hobbes (ECM Mix)
07. Loving The Drift (Ttam Renat Remix)
08. Untitled I
09. Slave To The Vibe (Cathedral 808 Mix) + drum work
10. Untitled II
11. Kangaroo (Live Jam Mix w/ Protect-U, and Aaron Coyes from Peaking Lights)
12. Untitled III
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Peaking Lights. Photo by Rene Passet.
18 June 2012

Apparently, Peaking Lights don’t even own a CD player. If that doesn’t say something about the Wisconsin-based parental duo’s foresight regarding that fast-fading format of the 90s, then it certainly leads them as far away from an ‘internet band’ as you can get. Interesting, when you consider the musical milieu where they’ve been placed. Gaining widespread acclaim and attention for their 2011 album 936 out on Not Not Fun, their dub-inspired beats –dragged along a line of makeshift sounds and homemade synthesisers –could easily be lumped in with the aforementioned Californian label’s stable of bands born from the great WWW. But what differentiates the hybrid spiritualism of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis from the cyber-rituals of Pocahaunted or YouTube-sample alchemy of Maria Minerva is that their back step forward is a result of some good old-fashioned vinyl crate digging.

Peaking Lights. Image courtesy of Mexican Summer.
Peaking Lights. Image courtesy of Mexican Summer.

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