With Bay Area-based producer/songwriter Chaz Bundick's (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) forthcoming debut LP as Les Sins just over a week away from seeing its release, a full stream of shuffling album cut "Talk About" has surfaced. Read more »
London transplant Terrell first appeared on our radar earlier this year, when the producer dropped an EP's worth of raw, atmospheric tracks via the First Second label. While Terrell has been relatively quiet on the release front since then, the UK artist recently surfaced with the soul-strewn house of "Werk That," a production first offered for free via the budding talent's SoundCloud. Spanning just under six minutes, "Werk That" is a lively bit of house, one-fueled by chopped Rhodes chords and hypnotic vocal snippets which bounce around the tune's sharp hats and active layers of percussion. Not to be overlooked, the track's occasional whistle blow is a nice touch too.
Warehouse Project Announces Final Parties of 2014 Season with Four Tet, James Blake, Joy Orbison, and More
As we reported back in June, Manchester's Warehouse Project has returned to Store Street—a former air raid shelter underneath Piccadilly Railway Station and the party's "spiritual home"—for its 12-week 2014 season. Much of the season's bill was revealed in July, but the organizers have now added five final events to complete 2014's schedule. Read more »
Sabota—the collaborative project between Canadian producers Max Ulis and Robbie Slade (both pictured above)—first appeared on our radar earlier this year when the pair issued its debut full-length via the Hybridity imprint back in February (the pair also offered up album cut "Jeans" ahead of the release). While the duo is set to return with a new EP for the Mina label in 2015, Sabota has in the meantime passed along its remix of Vancouver singer No Sinner. A bluesy effort in its original form, "Rise Up," is stripped down to just its smoky vocals on this rework, where No Sinner's voice is repitched and sculpted to fit within Sabota's atmospheric house production.
A radio-ready UK garage album is a destination that Aus has been heading towards for a while. The eight-year-old imprint is a house label, but most artists on its roster have grown up on a resolutely British diet of dance music. One of its best records, Joy Orbison's The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow EP, is a seminal exchange between melody-rich house and dubstep's asymmetrical gallop, and it gave Aus, and many other labels like it, a renewed confidence about their own heritage. More recently, acts like Dusky and Huxley have offered Aus a route into the sort of easy-on-the-ears house music that has begun to populate the UK's commercial radio playlists. Blurred, then, is an album—the first one Aus has ever released—that confronts both of these ambitions from an artist who is as good a representative as anyone for the label's sound these days. Read more »
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