New York-bred house stalwart and consistent XLR8R favorite Levon Vincent has taken to Facebook to announce an open call for artists to submit their demos in hopes of landing a sponsored apprenticeship from the hard-working, experienced DJ/producer in Berlin. Read more »
Up-and-coming production duo Graze dropped its debut LP, Edges, via New Kanada just this week, but Christian Andersen and Adam Marshall are already back at it, releasing this "Glass House VIP" version of percussive album opener "Skip/Crush" as a free download. The pair's reworking of its new track does away with a fair amount of the astral atmosphere, and instead focuses on the sterilized drum patterns and looming bass weight in addition to a few spritely keyboard chords. It all makes for an interestingly meditative counterpart that thankfully maintains Graze's trademarked dancefloor skip. Anyone interested in grabbing "Skip/Crush (Glass House VIP Mix)" as a WAV file can do so after the jump. Read more »
Accalimed London producer Jon Hopkins has been keeping extra busy since releasing his XLR8R Pick'd Immunity LP, and has just today announced an extended edition of his new record, a remix 12", and shared a new video for album cut "Collider." Read more »
Piano virtuoso Nils Frahm finished his year with a solid album of live "field recordings," Spaces, and today, Vancouver producer Teen Daze shows appreciation for Frahm favorite "You" with this minimal rework. Setting a plaintive piano refrain against organic, lilting percussion and ambience, Teen Daze doesn't overwhelm the source material with unnecessary bombast. Instead, the artist honors the original composition with humble drums, bass, and synth atmosphere, making for a love-letter collaboration of sorts.
Recently signed Warp producer patten doesn't just create genre-skewing music, he also releases it for other artists through his Kaleidoscope label. That project's latest cassette (also available as a free download) arrived last month from young California artist ALAK, offering five cuts of hybridized, leftfield synth-pop. And now, a starkly minimalist video for the gauzy "Ilial Clone" song has found its way online. Read more »
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