ANTS Podcast #012: Trapicana High Pulp
Some dreamy selections from the international beat circuit as of late. Some may call this “trap.” Others would cringe at the thought of defacing these tunes with such a label. (Call it what you want, just enjoy it.) Music by Lapalux, Knight Riderz, Surkin, Kutcorners, Marvel, 813, On-the-Go, Expensive Brother, ELOQ, Lockah, Hourglass Sea, Alizzz, Cashmere Cat, Bonobo, Ciara, Miguel,...
ANTS Podcast #011: ANTS Rebirth
ANTS has been on hiatus for many months, but now it’s back like it never left. Here are some leftfield house gems that Baby Armie has dug up over recent months. Music by Bell Biv DeVoe, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Legowelt, Photonz, Pharaohs, Maxmillion Dunbar, Jacques Renault, Bromley, Teleseen, Mogadishu, Almost, Pomelo, UTTU, 100% Silk, and RVNG Intl. Past episodes have been re-linked here on the...
ANTS Podcast #010: Return of the Banger
Baby Armie rummages through his recent dance chart and pulls out some lively and aggressive house numbers. Music by Hot Chip, Trim, 2 Bears, Woodkid, Tepr, Napt, Duke Dumont, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, LFO, Boy 8-Bit, Breakbot, Irfane, Get a Room!, XXXChange, Domino Recordings, Green United, Fool’s Gold, Turbo, Blood, Ed Banger, and Kitsuné. Full tracklist on SoundCloud.
ANTS Podcast #009: Subdued House
Baby Armie rummages through his recent dance charts and pulls out a few easygoing house and bass music selections. Music by Siinai, Jacques Greene, Shigeto, Braille, Boo Williams, Picture, Fort Romeau, Javeon McCarthy, Brenmar, Girl Unit, Splendour, 3024, Ghostly International, Rush Hour, Cascine, PMR, and Night Slugs. Full tracklist on SoundCloud.
ANTS Podcast #008: Guest DJ Tanner Beam
Baby Armie has taken this episode off so that his Fayetteville homie Tanner Beam can have a turn on the podcast. Currently a resident of the Washington, D.C. area, Tanner has been making music and DJing for many years, and in recent years his focus has shifted to downbeat stylings. Tracks by Active Child, Elite Gymnastics, CFCF, Poliça, Metronomy, Two Inch Punch, Jai Paul, The Weeknd, Kindness,...
ANTS Podcast #007: 1st Generation TRAX House, Pt....
Here is the second installment of Baby Armie’s tribute to Trax Records. This time around, he peppers the mix with a few Chicago house classics found outside the Trax catalog, like Joe Smooth’s “Promised Land” and Maurice’s “This Is Acid,” both of which were later reissued on Trax, along with the 2004-released throwback jam “Fix My Sink.”...
ANTS Podcast #006: 1st Generation TRAX House, Pt....
In February of this year, Baby Armie played a set made up entirely of first generation Chicago house, chiefly songs off Trax Records. The set was recorded live, but it was later discovered that the recording failed due to bad levels. So he’s finally gotten around to re-recording the set in two parts. Part 2 will find its way to the podcast in the coming weeks. Tracks from Virgo, M.E.,...
ANTS Podcast #005: Headphone Disco
Earlier this month, Baby Armie played two sets at the outdoor stage at Cool Shoes, a monthly party he’s been helping promote in his current city of Fayetteville, Arkansas. His sets were run-throughs of the modern subdued disco movement, many of the tracks being easily categorized as “Balearic.” Here are 10 of his favorite selections from these Cool Shoes sets. For fans of Tim...
ANTS Podcast #004: L.A. Beat Scene
Staying close to the bass-oriented themes of the last two podcasts, Baby Armie ventures into his favorite cuts from recent years in the leftfield “beat” scene, which is most prominent in L.A. and led by Flying Lotus. Some call it “glitch-hop,” others “hip-hop.” But whatever you call it, J Dilla’s influence is heard resoundingly on just about every track...
ANTS Podcast #003: Grime Goodies
Baby Armie has played a few grime sets around his hometown lately, and he’s picked out his favorite spins for ANTS #003. Big UK sounds piping out of small town Arkansas. Tracks from Butterz, Hyperdub, Saturate Records, Mr. Mitch, Dexplicit, D.O.K, Rox, Terror Danjah, Swindle, Roses Gabor, Royal-T, Champion, Princess Nyah, Stinkahbell, Einum Of, and SRC. Full tracklist on SoundCloud.
ANTS Podcast #002: Best UK bass, dubstep, grime,...
Baby Armie is still n00bin’ it up with 2011 selections. Will he ever learn? Rest assured, this will be the last “Best of 2011” ANTS Podcast. But this time around he busts out his favorite 2011 tracks falling under (and just outside of) the expansive UK bass umbrella—this includes grime, garage, funky, and of course dubstep. He was even kind enough to toss in a few brostep...
ANTS Podcast #001: Best ambient of 2011
It’s nearly April, but Baby Armie still has unfinished business with 2011. For the ANTS premiere, he has collected his favorite ambient and lo-fi tracks of 2011. Tracks by Jacaszek, ADR, Bebe Fang, Jürgen Müller, Dylan Ettinger, Future Shuttle, Oneohtrix Point Never, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Blues Control & Laraaji, Julianna Barwick, and The Caretaker. Full tracklist on...