Press Play: Apparat, MK, Gerry Read, Bondax, and More
- Words: Patric Fallon
This week, a ton of great music appeared on the internet as streaming audio and video—more so than usual, it seems. We're not exaggerating: We've got album streams, track premieres, one-of-a-kind mixes, high-profile remixes, and more from artists like Dām-Funk, Apparat, Teengirl Fantasy, Gerry Read, MK, Star Slinger, Cid Rim, !!!, Ghostpoet, Toro Y Moi, and Bondax, among others. Indulge yourself in all of the sights and sounds of this week's edition of Press Play after the jump.
Ahead of his upcoming collaborative LP with Modeselektor, Berlin artist Apparat streams his score for a recent live production of War & Peace, aptly titled Krieg und Frieden.
NYC house icon MK gives internet-pop sensation Sky Ferrerierera's "Everything is Embarrassing" single one of his trademarked remixes.
Here's a remix of Clouds' "I'll Be Broke" tune from UK house weirdo Gerry Read, lifted off the new USB Island Remixes 12" for Ramp.
The remixes just keep on coming with Star Slinger's take on the latest single from burgeoning UK duo Bondax, "Gold."
In a seemingly unlikely pairing, LA boogie maestro Dām-Funk treats Toro Y Moi's "Say That" to a "Re-Freak," with expectedly smooth results.
Here's a live rendition of "End" from Teengirl Fantasy's 2012 album Tracer, recorded during a performance at the Club2Club festival in Trevino.
LuckyMe newcomer Cid Rim treats UK pop trio Chvrches to a hyperactive, percolating version of its brand-new "Recover" single.
The latest tune to leak from the forthcoming fifth LP by !!!, THR!!!ER, is the groove-heavy "Slyd."
Premiering on XLR8R today, this unique mix comes from Carpark signee Montag, and is made entirely from music lifted off the soundtracks of vintage gay porn. (No, we're not kidding, and it's actually pretty great.)
Our second premiere today is of The Sonic Aesthetic's "Dark of the Moon," from the anonymous outfit's upcoming Tales From the Nocturn for International Feel.
This new Ghostpoet track "MSI MUSMID" is our first taste of the Some Say I So I Say Light LP, which will arrive on May 6 via Pias.
Vin Sol's "Edges of a Vortex" arrives as this YouTube video before it's officially released via prolific partystarting outpost Unknown to the Unknown.
San Francisco's Avalon Emerson continues to ramp up her catalog of downloadable house james with the ebullient and funky "Caroline."
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