Free Download of the Week - Archive

11/11/15 - Back with a bang, Puff Daddy's new mixtape, a loosely-themed concept album called Money Making Mitch, shows that he can still cut it with the hip-hop heavyweights. Featuring guests like Pusha T & Lil Kim it's more than good enough to sell, which makes the fact that he's given it away for free even better. Listen below & click here for the download. 29/05/15 - This week's download is a 25 track collection of instrumentals by Gensu Dean, who records for the always excellent Mello Music Group label. Born out of some tough times, he's managed to find some positive energy to create a musical journey through several different moods. Grab it for free below. 10/03/15 - This week's download is a brilliant album / mixtape by Dogtanion. Featuring 17 tracks recorded over the past 3 years it's a brilliant mix of instrumentals, acoustoc tracks and more electronic numbers - part Radiohead, part King Krule but totally Dogtanion. Listen & download below. 07/01/15 - If you fancy something fresh and varied to dip into this weekend then you could do worse than download this mixtape from Dev Hynes a.k.a. Blood Orange. The results of a shopping splurge in Georgeton, Guyana it brilliantly reflects this multicultural country. Given that it was a cd shop I'm not sure how there are crackles on some of the tracks but it all adds to the atmosphere. Listen & download below.

13/4/14 - A treat for you this week in the form of this 40 minutes FACT mix by Damon Albarn. It features a couple of unreleased tracks from the man himself, as well as music ranging from Henry Mancini and Erykah Badu to some more African-tinged music that you might expect from him given his involvement in the Africa Express records. Listen to it or download it below.

4/4/14 - The saddest of news came earlier in the week when the death of Frankie Knuckles was announced. One of the pioneers of house music, the reaction to his loss proved just how much that music scene had united people of different race and sexuality. As a tribute Dimitri from Paris has put together this hour long mix of his favourite Frankie Knuckles music. Listen or download here My Tribute To Frankie Knuckles by Dimitri from Paris 21/3/14 - Courtesy of Dummy Mag, you can grab yourself a brilliant 40 minute mix by one of my current favourite acts, Supreme Cuts (read my review of their album here). It's full of great tracks, some you'll know, some you won't, (some you won't admit to like Kenny G!) but it'll definitely liven up your day - I love the bit when the Liquid track kicks in. Grab it hereDummy Mix 198 // Supreme Cuts by DummyMag 5/1/14 - Hard to believe this will be 10 years old this year. It still sounds great though - Erol Alkan's 'A Bugged In Mix' was originally the flip side to his 'Bugged Out Mix' - perfect for coming down on a Sunday after Saturday night's clubbing antics. Featuring acts as diverse as Julie London, Nirvana, M83 and Spacemen 3, it's the perfect way to while away an hour or so, especially now that you can download it for free. Grab it here: 20/9/13 - It's free. It's for charity (Oxfam). It's mixed by Chad Valley. And it's 45 minutes of disco dancing delight, featuring Madonna, Chic, Evelyn 'Champagne' King, Alexander O'Neal and loads more. Really, who wouldn't want to download it? Grab it here:
11/7/13 - This week's free download is 'Summer Knights', the third mixtape from 18-year old Brooklynite Joey Bada$$. Featuring a whole host of guest producers from DJ Premier to Oddisee to Doom, it's further proof that he's a great talent who has the hip-hop world in the palm of his hand. Click here to download.
24/6/13 - This week's free download comes from man of the moment Jon Hopkins, via FACT Magazine. As well as dropping a couple of tracks from his excellent 'Immunity' album it features the likes of Actress, Brian Eno, Matthew Dear and lots more. Click here to listen & download. 7/6/13 - This week's free download is another from the Odd Future stable. The second EP from Hodgy Beats features 7 pretty diverse tracks, including the last two where he's gone for some sort of rock/rap crossover. Listen below or click here for the free download. 30/5/13 - This week's free download is from Odd Future producers The Jet Age Of Tomorrow. Their new 21-track album features the likes of Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Kilo Kish and more. Stream the album below, or click here to download: 17/5/13 - This week's free download comes courtesy of Fader, who got the excellent Ghostpoet in to do a mix for them. It's 48 minutes of class, mixing the likes of Talking Heads, Tony Allen, Oneohtrix Point Never and even Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin. Listen / download here: 8/5/13 - This week's free download is 'Acid Rap', the brilliant, and brilliantly eclectic, new mixtape from Chicago's Chance The Rapper. Featuring guest slots from the likes of Childish Gambino Twista and Action Bronson, it's sure to propel him into the limelight. Grab it below. 9/4/13 - This week's free download is a 17-track tribute to Jill Scott, courtesy of Substantial and Mello Music Group. Made while Substantial was recovering from serious surgery, it's a tribute to one of his biggest influences. Grab it for free below. 2/4/13 - This week you get to hear one hour of Dam Mantle's influences, favourites and a few new tracks, courtesy of You can catch Tom Marshallsay playing live as part of the Notown Records shindig at Electrowerkz on April 6th, or supporting Gold Panda in Brixton on June 12th. Grab it for free below. 1/3/13 - This week's free download is a 150-minute (that's right - 2 and a half hours!) mix by UNKLE frontman and Mo Wax founder James Lavelle. Whilst it's got a few of the standard tracks he normally puts in a mix there's a whole load of stuff in here that I haven't heard him use before - if this had come out as one of his Global Underground mixes you'd happily have paid the money for it. Grab it for free below.
18/2/13 - This week you can grab a free mixtape from Marijuana Deathsquads, the latest vehicle from Ryan Olson, founder of the group GAYNGS and the record label Totally Gross National Product. Also featured on the tape are members of Polica, Doomtree, and various other Twin Cities luminaries. Just click on the album sleeve below to get the download.
Tamper, Disable, Destroy
31/1/13 - Following last year's tribute to Anita Baker, sultry rap queens THEESatisfaction have released a new mixtape called 'THEESatisfaction Loves Erykah Badu. You can listen & download below 17/1/13 - Thom Yorke 'Dazed Digital' Mix Asked by Dazed & Confused to supply a mix to go with their feature on him, Thom Yorke supplied this - a 25 minute mix of unreleased Radiohead & solo stuff. Not bad eh? You can listen and download it for free by clicking here. 14/1/13 - No Pain In Pop '-7C, 5:41am mix' I stumbled across this mix over the weekend and thought that you all deserved to hear it. It is, apparently, "a mix about losing things, even weekends". It's extremely atmospheric, a little bit depressing, and rather wonderful. Grab it for free here: 13/11/12 - Courtesy of the ever-brilliant DFA Records, here's the debut album from European producer Larry Gus. It's an excellent, slightly eccentric listen which is worth a lot more than it costs! Grab it for free here: 9/11/12 - Out of the dusty vaults, this week's mixtape has been dug up by Peter Kruder. He just found the DAT of a psychedelic hour long Pink Floyd mix that he put together in the 90s, and immedialtely put it up for you all to download. Grab it for free here: 18/10/12 - This week's free download is a mixtape from the Deptford Goth to tie in with his appearance at this weekend's Nail The Cross festival. It's a pretty diverse mix which has got something for everyone in it (from Kate Bush to Rick Ross). Grab it for free below:
5/10/12 - Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of THEESatisfaction and their album 'awE naturalE'. They've now decided to share with us their love of Anita Baker via this 5 track mini-album / mixtape. Grab it for free below: 17/8/12 - It's searingly hot outside, so what could be better than a 70 minute Carnival mix from Major Lazer. Guaranteed to put you in the mood for Notting Hill next weekend. Grab it for free below and play it loud (but maybe not when the kids are around as it's a bit potty-mouthed): 26/7/12 -This week's free download comes courtesy of Ghosting Season and those nice people at Mixmag. It's an hour's worth of great tunes, with tracks by the likes of Death In Vegas, Pantha Du Prince, Nathan Fake, Walls & Ghosting Season themselves, and mixes by Max Cooper, Four Tet and Andy Stott amongst others. Grab it for free below: 19/7/12 -Hot off the internet tonight comes this great album-length mix from UNKLE, featuring 25 UNKLE tracks and remixes. Whether it's classic versions or brand new mixes this has something for everyone, whether you're a lifelong UNKLE fan or a new listener. Grab it for free while you can below1/6/12 -Hot on the heel's of Slugabed's trawl through the Ninja Tune back catalogue a couple of weeks ago, you can now grab Scratcha DVA's 40 minute mix sampling the delights of Hyperdub's past releases. Listen and download below: 25/5/12 -Today's download is a whole album from House Shoes. Called 'The Makings Part 1 & 2', it's a compilation of his previous productions and serves as a taster for his new album which is due out imminently. Grab yourself a slice of his hip-hop sounds below: 5/5/12 -To mark the launch of his new album, Slugabed has trawled through Ninja Tune's archives to create this great 30 minute mix. Featuring the likes of Zomby, Daedelus, Martyn, some of his own stuff, and lots more, it's a great set. Grab it below, and don't forget Slugabed's album 'Time Team' is out on Monday. 5/4/12 - This week's free download is a brand new 14 track mix from Dam Mantle. Entitled 'Spring Joints', it's a great selection of music that gives you some insight into Tom Marshallsay's influences, with artists ranging from David Byrne and Burning Spear, through Roberta Flack to Flying Lotus and more. As the man himslef suggests, stick this on your mp3 player and go for a walk out of the city - grab it below: 25/2/12 - This week's free download is a brand new 9 track tape from Hodgy Beats (part of the Odd Future collective). After the pretty poor stuff that some of the OFWGTKA acts have put out (especially Tyler, The Creator)it's great to hear some good stuff from their stable. This collection includes some pretty diverse producers, including Flying Lotus, Juicy J and Jonti Danimals - grab it below: 13/1/12 - This week's free download is a brand new mixtape from Trailer Trash Tracys who, coincidentally, I saw live last night. The hour long mix takes in sound interesting influences, from Strawberry Switchblade to Harry Belafonte. Right click here to download. 30/12/11 - This week's free download is a brand new mixtape from the Mercury-nominated Ghostpoet - listen & download Ghost Tape Vol. 6 below:

Ghost Tape Vol.6 by ghostpoet

2/12/11 - This week's free download is a ten track compilation from Oxford's Blessing Force collective - listen & download below:

Blessing Force - Stutters #1 by Blessing Force

18/11/11 - Your free download this week is a 43-track (that's right, 43 tracks!) album of future music called Sequence2. Showcasing the best in new electronica, ambient, drone, experimental and more, this is your chance to get your hands on some fresh new music. Give it a try - with 43 tracks you must be able to find something you like!

4/11/11 - I've got a great free download for you this week from Paul White. Called 'Rapping with Paul White - The Remix EP', this 12 track download features 6 remixes of tracks from the Rapping with Paul White album, and 6 brand new instrumentals. Listen to it a few times and you'll realise that this is something you'd be happy to pay for, but instead it's free! Listen and download below.

28/10/11 - This week's free download comes courtesy of ATP & Carbou. In preparation for their forthcoming Carbou Vibration Ensemble performances at The Scala (Dec. 7th) & the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas, you can get your hands on an 8-track download recorded the last time the Vibration Ensemble played together in September 2009. Listen & download below
Caribou Vibration Ensemble Featuring Marshall Allen by All Tomorrows Parties

14/10/11 - This week's free download is a 47 minute mixput together by Chrome Sparks for Modular People's Modcast series. It's a really well put together mix blending old and new, and featuring the likes of Gold Panda, Jamie xx, Caribou and Four Tet, all of whom, like Chrome Sparks himself, are favourites of this blog. Click here to download the mix, and go here to see the tracklisting.

7/10/11 - This week's free download is a 66 minute mix by the brilliant Dominik Eulberg, featuring some of his own tracks as well as music from the likes of Max Cooper, Andrew K, GusGus and more. Listen to the mix or download it below.

30/9/11 - This week's free download is {Unclassified}, a fantastic 18 track album of rare and unreleased tracks of dark dance and dubstep. The mainly UK-based selection includes acts like Burial, Kode9, SBTRKT and Ginz, and would be well worth the price of a normal release.

23/9/11 - This week's free download comes courtesy of 4AD Records. Featuring 10 tracks especially recorded over the last 10 years, the download includes acts such as Iron and Wine, Gang Gang Dance, Twin Shadow, tUnE yArDs and loads more. Everyone who downloads the compilation will be entered into a draw to win a vinyl copy, so just bung your email address in the box below and away you go!

16/9/11 - Another great mix for this week's free download, courtesy of DFA Records and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip (and yes, I am still banging on about how great Joe's 'Gabriel' track is). You can listen to the mix and download it below:

9/9/11 - This week's free download is from the ever-busy Star Slinger. It's a 70 minute mix that he put together recently for Altered Zones, and it's pretty ace. You can listen to the mix and download it below:

26/8/11 - This week's free download comes from DFA Records new signings Fall On Your Sword. It's a 50 minute mix covering a huge range of music, from David Bowie to Sabres of Paradise and anything in between. You can listen to the mix and download it below:

19/8/11 - This week's free download is an 80 minute mix buy all-round techno genius Max Cooper, featuring loads of his tracks (including some unreleased stuff) and his remixes of other people's songs. Get it below:

22/7/11 - This week's free download is a brilliant 22 minute mix by SebastiAn. There's no official tracklisting with it, so it may or may not include tracks by acts as diverse as Toddla T, Edwin Starr, Busta Rhymes, Jane Birkin and SebastiAn himself.

15/7/11 -  This week's download is 7 remixes from last year's Blonde Redhead album 'Penny Sparkle'. Covering a variety of genres & featuring 2 of my favourite acts (GAYNGS and Pantha du Prince) there should be something here to please everyone, whatever your tastes.

8/7/11 - 
A couple of downloads for you this week (via RCRD.LBL) with a Mad Decent connection. The first is the Major Lazer remix of the Beastie Boys Track 'Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win', which also features Santigold. Download number 2 is from the new EP by long-time Mad Decent co-producer Derek Allen. The EP is called 'DJA', and from it comes this dubstep take on 'Spirits In The Material World', originally by The Police. Enjoy!

1/7/11 - Extra value for money for you this week, as this week's free download is an 11-track compilation from one of my current favourite record labels, Erased Tapes. Featuring great tracks from the likes of Rival Consoles, Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm and more, you can download the whole thing below.

Erased Tapes Collection III by erasedtapes

24/6/11 - This week's download sees the return of CSS, in an unlikely pairing that finds them making whoopee with Bobby Gillespie. It's a surprisingly light and sunny track for one featuring the Primal Scream front man - you can download it below.

17/6/11 - Continuing what seems to be my current obsession with French electronic music, this week's duo of downloads is a pair of classic tracks which have been brought bang up to date by a couple of great French artists.

First up is DJ Mehdi's remix of the classic Cream track 'White Room. You can download it for free here:

CREAM "White Room" DJ MEHDI remix by edbangerrecords

The second free download finds Mondkopf (maker of my current favourite track 'Day of Anger') respectfully remixing a track from one of my all-time heroes, Johnny Cash. Download 'God's Gonna Cut You Down (Mondkopf Plus de Sommeil Remix)' by Johnny Cash here

10/6/11 - To make up for the fact that there was no free download last week, you get 2 for the price of 1 this week.

The first free download is a remix from the Holy Ghost! album, which is out now on DFA Records. You can get the CFCF Remix of 'Wait & See' here:

Wait & See (CFCF Remix) by DFA Records

The second is an exclusive track from the forthcoming new album by Balam Acab, which will be called Wander / Wonder. The album is set to be one of the essential releases of this year. Click here to download the track 'Oh, Why'

27/5/11 - This week's free download is from Space Ranger, a band who are new to me but who I'll certainly be checking out in the future. This excellent remix of their track 'Plastic Romance' comes courtesy of the always reliable Motor City Drum Ensemble - download it below.

20/5/11 - In a slight break from the norm this week's free download isn't particularly new, although it has only just appeared for you to download (legally anyway). Made for a Dries Van Noten fashion show in 2005, this is a masterful megamix of classic Roxy Music by the legendary Soulwax. You can listen to the track and download it below (once you get past the extremely long walking bit at the beginning it's really rather good).

Soulwax Roxy Mega Mix for Dries Van Noten 2005 by BryanFerry

13/5/11 - To go with the article I recently wrote about him, this week's free download is a track from the new Rival Consoles album. Listen to 'I Left The Party' and download it here:
Rival Consoles – I Left The Party by erasedtapes

6/5/11 - This week's free download is a 21-minute mix by Kelpe that he recently put together for the Tom Ravenscroft show on BBC 6music. It's a mixture of his own stuff and some remixes. Listen and download here:
Tom Ravenscroft Guestmix (FREE DL) by Kelpe

29/4/11 - This week's free download is a brand new track from Mount Kimbie's forthcoming 'Carbonated' EP, which is released in June. Get 'Baves Chords' here:

22/4/11 - This week's free download is an ethereal and epic mix of a track by new DFA signing Planning To Rock. Listen to the Creep mix of 'Doorway' and download it here:
Doorway (Creep Remix) by DFA Records

15/4/11 - This week's free download is a brilliant mix of Lykke Li's 'Sadness Is A Blessing' by Essex boy, and star of SXSW, Gold Panda. You can get it here:

8/4/11 - This week's free download is a track from the forthcoming eponymous debut by Holy Ghost! - a perfectly unashamed slice of retro dance pop that will have you nodding your head and shuffling your feet before you know it. The album's out on Monday and features a guest vocal from the legendary Michael McDonald!
Get 'Wait and See' here:
Holy Ghost! - Wait & See by DFA Records

1/4/11 - This week's free download is an excellent remix of a track from the new Metronomy album 'The English Riviera', which is out in a couple of weeks. In this dark and deep mix by Ghostpoet, the Riviera turns from a sunny daytrip location to a haunted night-time trip.

Get 'The Look (Ghostpoet Remix)' by Metronomy here:

25/3/11 - This week's free download is a 6-track preview of the Volvo Snowbombing Festival, which takes place next week in the Tyrolean village of Mayrhofen.


Jamie Woon - Blue Truth
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Cauliflower (DIOYY mix)
Fenech Soler - Demons (Drums of Death mix)
Summer Camp - Jake Ryan
Professor Green - Kids That Love To Dance
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - How Far (Two Bears mix)

Download all 6 tracks here

11/3/11 - This week's free download has to be 'Affiliyated', the Doomtree Regrinds of 'Relayted' by Gayngs. The songs have been taken apart stem by stem and then put back together completely differently, taking them to a whole other place. You can listen to all 7 tracks and download them here:
DoomtreeRegrinds by GAYNGS

4/3/11 - This week's download is the brilliant mix of James Vincent McMorrow's 'If I Had A Boat' by Star Slinger. You can listen to the track and download it here:
If I Had A Boat (Star Slinger's R 'n' B Thug Mix) - James Vincent McMorrow by Star Slinger
25/2/11 - This week's free download comes out of the blue from Kavsrave vs Joy O (who has now, sadly, dropped the 'Orbison' surname). It's a nice slice of electronic dubsteppy-ness, it's called 'Untightled', and you can get it here:

18/2/11 - Moby's back with a new album, a photography book and, before all that, a free 3-track ep, which you can download for the price of an email address here:

11/2/11 - This week's free download comes courtesy of brand new electro-pop duo The Low Behold. You can listen to the whole of their new EP 'Signs' below, and then download the track 'Every Now and Then'
The Low Behold_Signs EP by adl