Monday, May 12, 2008

One Hundred Project : Tyler Askew

What is on your stereo at the moment?

Portishead "third"
Leon King "various cuts"
Reel people "upside" (karizma mix)

3 records that changed your life. Why?

Public Enemy "it takes a nation of millions"
...solidified my love for hiphop

Guru's Jazzmatazz 1
...opened me up to jazz

MoWax Royalties Overdue
...Exposed me to the international krush, rpm, le funk mob and who can forget dj shadow's "in/flux"? Monumental!

What are you looking forward to?

The next "thing" musically. Returning to Tokyo

What couldn’t you live without? Why?

Pasta / my friends / NYC

Most memorable gig?

The very first Rude Movemets at apt. Magical. / karizma and Taylor Mcferrin at My Favorite Things.

Who/what are your influences?

Too broad and everchanging. Check out my blog here.

What is the best and worst thing about the city that you live in?

There's so much going on at every moment (best and worst).

Given the accelerated pace of modern culture, what are we due a revival in?

Acid jazz? :)

Hero? Why?

My dad. He's dedicated his life to public service.

Is there anything else that you feel that we should know?

I'm glad there's a Chick-fil-a in Philly airport.

Tyler Askew is a graphic designer & art director living and working in NYC. Increasingly hard to pigeonhole, his work includes identity design, packaging, editorial, typography, and creative direction for the music, fashion, advertising, and non-profit worlds.

Tyler has also been involved with the sadly defunct London music magazine Straight No Chaser, as a writer, designer, and creative consultant since 1999. His involvement in the music world has paralleled his design career, DJing internationally for over 9 years, and working along side independent artists and labels. In 2003, he began the club night Rude Movements, which has developed into a long-standing relationship with lifestyle brand PUMA. He has since gone on to start a new night aptly titled My Favorite Things and for more info on MFT events you can check here.

You can read a more indepth interview that I did with Tyler many moons ago on Basic Soul here.

My Favorite Things 2


Recloose / Can It Be / CDR
Simbad / After the Dance (Bugz mix) / Raw Fusion
Soil & Pimp / AIE (Cobblestone Jazz mix) / Brownswood
Lady Alma / Pressure / Especial
Roland Appel / Changes / Sonar Kollektiv
KemeticJust / In The Morning (Volcov mix) / Xenithsound
Reel People feat Darien / Alibi / Papa
Shape of Broad Minds / Jazz / Lex
Pete Rock feat Jim Jones / We Roll / BBE
Large Professor / Slick Money / Paul Sea
Leon King / You Will Never Know / CDR
Cinematic Orchestra / Child Song (Taylor McFerrin mix) / Ninja Tune

Download the mix here.

My Favorite Things 3


Leon King - Digital Church (Venomz EQ - CDR
Unkown - Unknown - CDR
RH Factor - On The One (SA-RA remix) - Verve
Harmonic 313 - Word Games - Warp
Ta'raach - Untitled - Lovelution
Snowman - I Need U - CDR
Omar feat Stevie Wonder - Feeling Me, Feeling You (Henrik Schwartz remix) - CDR
Wahoo - Don't Take It Personal (Dixon edit) - Fine
Rednose Distrikt feat U-Gene - Not Today - Kindred Spirits
Phlash - Revolution Solution - Archive
Karizma - A Drumz Nightmare - CDR
Hudson People - Trip To Your Mind - Arision

Download the mix here.

My Favorite Things 6


01/ Electric Conversation / Melodie (Futuristica)
02/ Stacey Epps / Floatin' (CDR)
03/ Leon King + Illa J / Realness (CDR)
04/ Eric Lau feat. Rahel / Confession Lounge (Ubiquity)
05/ Opolopo feat Amelia / Get it Together (CDR)
06/ Sunburst Band / Turn It Out (Z)
07/ 2BoF / Shadowlands (Season + Sygaire remix) (Sonar Kollektiv)
08/ Roland Appel / Inner Soul (Sonar Kollektiv)
09/ Chris Barker / Breakin' Bread (Trebleo)
10/ Reel People / Alibi (Dennis F remix) (Papa)
11/ Mike Dunn / God Made Me Funky (Izmabad remix) (CDR)
12/ 4 Hero / Look Inside (Daz I Kue remix) (CDR) *bonus
13/ J.Bless feat Seasunz / Not The Same (CDR)

Download the mix here.

My Favorite Things 7


01/ Radiohead / Nude (Venom's Big Eyed Deerz mix) (CDR)
02/ Flying Lotus / Breathe (Warp)
03/ Mickey Factz feat N.E.R.D. / Don't Be Light (CDR)
04/ OC feat AG / 2 For The Money (CDR) *
05/ Daru Beats / Turn It On (Marc Mac's 4 Hero mix) (CDR)
06/ Erykah Badu / Honey (Seiji mix) (CDR)
07/ Portishead / Nylon Smile (Mercury)
08/ Tone Control / Illusions (Tone Control)
09/ Phlash & Friends / Look At What We've Done (Archive)
10/ Osborne / Ruling (Ghostly)
11/ Alex Finkin & Reverend P / Fight For Love (DJ Fudge mix) (Tejal)
12/ Leroy Burgess / Don't Spoil It (CDR)
13/ Pete Simpson / Coming Back Around (Atjazz Floor Dub) / Papa *

*exclusive to web download

Download the mix here.


Anonymous said...

my favourite things 2 mix is amazing! I love your blog; I check it every day. I've gotten onto so much great music because of it

Thank you so much!


Marc Kets said...

Thanks Anna. Much appreciated.