Kper – A Glass of Rioja (IDA Italy 2010 promo mix)

This week’s guest mix is a short promo mix I did for the forthcoming IDA Italy 2010 event, which takes place next saturday in Bologna and for which Rhythm Incursions is a partner. For those that remember, IDA replaced the ITF as the independent alternative to DMC’s supremacy of the DJ battle scene. But no one really cares about that anymore – what people do care about is a good, enjoyable show that may happen to involve some small proportion of awkward guys battling each other on stage with records.

Which is what my good friend and the longest standing ITF representative Cristian Adamo decided to do last year by focusing the event not on the battles as such but rather on the whole evening by providing a heavy line up of performers and non-DJ related things, such as producer showcases and beat battles. Alongside all this he was also keen to get rid of the whole traditional DJ host thing, whereby you’d be subjected to seven hours of classic breaks and hip hop joints we’ve all heard to death. So he asked me to come down last year and soundtrack the whole night with whatever I wanted – an occasion I wasn’t about to refuse. The result was a thoroughly enjoyable night, with a venue packed from wall to wall and an audience quite happy to listen and dance to stuff you don’t normally get to hear at a DJ battle.

With the success of last year he’s decided to do it again this year, inviting our old friend Woody to do his Turntables in Technicolor show alongside Italian rap and electronic artists, another producer showcase and battle, some beatboxers and my good self once more hosting the night with the discerning sounds that make Rhythm Incursions what it is (or part of it anyways).

You can view the full line up and event details on the Facebook page – if you’re in the area it’s taking place at the Locomotiv Club, in via Serlio and will be open from 9.30 until 3/4 am.

Ahead of the event I’ve put together this small promo mix – the first of two soon to be completed by our good friends at Error Broadcast who are partnering with IDA for the producer battle and showcase. Their mix will be made available on IDA’s blog and Samurai FM channel shortly, so keep your ears open.

For now though enjoy 30 odd minutes of stuff I’ve been feeling recently, unreleased bits from friends, a few classics and more. Best enjoyed with a glass of rioja and a cigarette. See you next saturday!

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Daisuke Tanabe – Artificial Sweetener – Circulations
Free The Robots – Mental Universe – Alpha Pup
Salva – Issey Miyake – Forthcoming
2phast – Chalice – Unreleased
Darkhouse Family – Stabwound – Unreleased
EAN – Honky – Unreleased
James Blake – CMYK – R&S
Mala – Eyez – DMZ
Poirier – Get Crazy (Mark Pritchard Dub) – Ninja Tune
The Burial – Leviticus – Philly Blunt Records
Bomb Zombies – Payola – Hellfyre Club
Busta Rhymes – Show Me What You Got – Def Jam
Letherette – Clip Your Wings – Unreleased
Lazer Sword – Web Swag – Innovative Leisure
Mono/Poly – Art – Tasteful Licks
Shigeto – Primitive Instinct (Om Unit remix) – Forthcoming

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