Posts tagged Portishead
[SKOA Presents] Beats For Daze #2 (All Hallows Edition)

Once again back is the incredible, your neighborhood friendly Rocko Rock with a brand new installment of Beats For Daze. For those unfamiliar with the series, BFD is monthly playlist compiled based around producers (the unsung heroes of hip hop) who create some of my favorite head nodding tracks of the past and current along with some unreleased goodies as well, all rolled up into one nice hour plus mixture for your ear drums' enjoyment. I know that sounds like I just tried to pitch a TV show or product, sorry. Those that missed out on our first installment of the series (which hit 10,000 plays in month on 8tracks!) should check it out here.

Being October, we felt necessary to dedicate this month's mixture to the upcoming holiday, Halloween. That's right, this month we got 31 tracks of goodness all inspired from the most spooky fun day of the year. Don't worry the always obvious choice, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" will not make an appearance on the mixtape although I'm a bit sad I didn't just add Vincent Price's epic laugh. But I did find some nice a nice Halloween vinyl in my record crate to atmosphere of the total mix. It's a bit cheesy but whatever. Among these tracks we got some classics from Danger Mouse when he was known Pelican City, Dan The Automator when he just went by Automator, Portishead, Massive Attack, The Herbaliser and more. With the inclusion of some newer tunes from The Gaslamp Killer, Thavius Beck as well as others and one of my favorite creepy DJ Shadow jams "Give Me Back The Nights", a track so evil I had to take a picture of myself listening to it, which you view below. So set a spell for awhile and check out the full mix in the player above.

And if you are still reading this, I like to say thank you for taking the time and listening to our Beats For Daze playlist, it really means a lot to myself and SKoA. We're working on something super special for the next month as well as some more awesome things for the following months. So make sure you check out other mixtapes and if you are on follow us and spread the good music around. Have an awesome Halloween!

<3 Rocko loves you.

[Listen] JJ DOOM - 'Keys To The Kuffs' (Full Album Stream)

Yesterday, we brought you 2 new tracks from Jneiro Jarel and (MF) DOOM's upcoming album under the JJ DOOM moniker, Key To The Kuffs. Now, thanks to Lex Records and the Guardian, you can listen to the full album in its entirety before it releases in the UK next Monday/Tuesday for the US. DOOM is back with his classic raps over production from Jneiro Jarel aka Dr. Who Dat? and features guest spots from Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn as well as Portishead's Beth Gibbons and also features new version of the previous Radiohead co-produced track "Retarded Fren."

Peep the album below and head over to the Guardian to check out their review and interview with Doom for the new album.

[Watch] Portishead - "Chase the Tear" Live on Fallon

Portishead returned to the US yesterday and not just that, they returned with  TV performance of their 2009 track "Chase the Tear" as well as a web exclusive performance of "Mysterons" both of which hit you with a morbid and downbeat vibe but at the same time you can't take your eyes off of the performances. At the top you can enjoy 'Chase the Tear" courtesy of our friends at The Audio Perv and after the jump is the web exclusive.

[Watch] Portishead Play First Live Show Since 2008 at Vredenburg Utrecht

Check out some sweet clips of Trip Hop greats Portishead performing their first show since 2008 in the Netherlands. You can watch the group's performance of their classic "Glory Box" in the player above as well as other tracks like "Machine Gun", "Cowboys", "Roads" and "Mysterons" after the jump. Shout out to CoS for the heads up on this. Check out the rest of the group short tour dates below, while we sit and patiently await their 4th LP hopefully coming out by the end of this year or beginning of 2012.

Portishead 2011 Tour Dates:
06/17 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/18 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/30-07/01 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/03 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/06 – Poznan, PL @ Malta Festival
07/09 – Trencin, SL @ Pohoda Festival
07/10 – Novi Sad, HR @ EXIT Festival
07/15 – Meco, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock Festival
07/17 – Benicàssim, ES @ Benicàssim Festival
07/19 – Nimes, FR @ Nimes Festival
07/24 – London, UK @ ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror
10/01-02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror
10/15 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital


"Machine Gun"