Thursday, April 29, 2010

LEVINS aka Levdawg aka Andrew aka the artist formaly known as Sleater Brockman aka the Jammiest Jammer to ever Jam in Sydney (breathes....) is a very busy man. Between his charity work with Heaps Decent, his radio-show every tuesday on FBi, his consistantly eclectic (and seriously fucking fun) dj sets (occasionally alongside Ro Sham Bo) and his continous quest to attain culinary nirvana, he also finds time to record some super awesome mixes built from every region of the globe. His latest is the only thing on my iPod at the moment, however if I needed it to be, it could last for months - its just so damn cool. Its full of lots of unreleased/yet to be released stuff and snippets of auditory awesomeness that you don't catch every day. Download it!



WARD 21 never sell out - Awesome dancehall/uk goodness.

CHRISTIAN MARTIN ghosts - Creepy atmosphere, incredible production and extremely original.

WAFA ewid disco - Seen here before: bastardised italo banger. Just great!

DVA ganja - SO COOL! - has vibe for days!

DJ TAMIEL back it up & dump it part 2

DEADBOY if u want me - One of my favourites for 2010 - just listen. It actually made my heart skip a beat. Its got this weird effect that actually makes you feel.

HOT CHIP feat BONNIE PRINCE BILLY i feel bonnie - This is pure brilliance. Its the middle ground between hot chip's party asthetics and their deeper, more meaningful tracks. 10/10

KINGDOM mindreader (TODD EDWARDS remix) - What to say? great remix, but that goes for everything related to this track.

ROSKA squark - Yep. Awesome.

G-SIDE feat DJ CUNTA bandz - Nice glitchy/bassy/rap track. Very cool.

ZERO 7 everything up (JOKER & GINZ remix) - Heavy!

JESSICA MAUBOY burn (STENCHMAN remix) - I love good remixes of crappy/pop songs, and this does it perfectly. Awesome dubstep re-edit. Big fan!

GUCCI MANE lemonade - this is THE track of this mix. 20/10.

Levins enjoys cooking up auditory storms just as much as culinary ones, and has been noted to whip up 5-star gourmet treats in the time it takes you to read the recipe. His old blog used to post some mad food stuffs, but his new site is even better and does recipe run downs on all different food groups. So far burgers and pizzas, but they always have crazy twists. He has also kindly donated time to cook tasty things for his + Kato's Wamp Wamp parties at Goodgod. Said treats are known to be a bigger spectacle than the parties themselves.

Being such a food obsessive I expected some pretty cool fruit suggestions from the man and I am not dissapointed. Levins has nominated ACHAHA as his exotic fruit of choice because they taste like Sorbet and a clearly as tropical as balls.

Achaha is native to Bolivia in the Amazon, and is known to be difficult to (commercially) cultivate. It has been grown natively for centuries and is a highly prized item in local tribes. It is a cousin to the mangosteen, which has been previously mentioned here. The name Achaha directly translates to 'Honey Kiss' if that helps for a taste description. Interestingly, once picked, the fruit is 'locked' in its growth and can hold for weeks without going bad, but its so damn good thats not really a problem. Can be eaten room temp, cold or frozen, and according to Levins the skins can be made into juice (check below for the recipe!). Its seasonal, only being available in the summer at select fruit markets so check your hood.

Cheers to levdawg for both these pieces of tropical wonderment.

Achachi Skin Drink Recipe:

Washed skins from 12 Achachas (skins can be collected and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week)
2 litres water
1/2 cup honey or 1/2 cup raw sugar dissolved in 1 cup boiling water
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

1. Place the Achacha skins in a blender or food processor and blend with 1 litre of water.
2. Add the honey or sugar syrup and the other 1 litre of water.
3. Place in a jug and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
4. Strain the drink, and keep chilled until ready to drink.
5. Serve with fresh mint leaves if desired. You can also serve with lime wedges or add some rum for a refreshing alcoholic drink!

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