Press Play: Four Tet, Nautiluss, Dâm-Funk, KiNK, and More
- Words: Glenn Jackson
Even while a good portion of the "music industry" was caught in the grips of SXSW, the internet's various hotspots for new streaming music were as active as ever this week. When all was said and done, we ended up with new remixes from Four Tet and Nautiluss, unreleased tracks from Dâm-Funk and Kelpe, a live performance from Bulgaria's thriving techno export KiNK, and much more to indulge our eyes and ears with. Yet again, we've done our part to gather the best of these many odds and ends, compiling the cream of this week's crop for the lastest edition of Press Play.
Earlier this week, UK producer Kelpe announced the launch of his own label, DRUT, and shared the title cut from Answered, the imprint's forthcoming inaugural EP from Kelpe himself.
The man responsible for the most recent XLR8R podcast, Nautiluss, also floated a new remix onto the web this week, taking Samo Sound Boy's "Acid Walk" tune into considerably bluesier territory on his rework.
A high-quality stream of Four Tet's contribution to the Nonplus label's recent Think and Change compilation, "For These Times," found its way onto the UK producer's SoundCloud page this week along with—strangely enough—a remix of Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie."
West Coast G-funk luminary Dâm-Funk uploaded a smooth new tune to his SoundCloud page this week, the bluntly titled "I Wanna Know How it Feels, Inside of U."
Slovakian producer Embryo shared a video for his classic-house-inspired "Clap Yo Trax," which is slated for a free release via the Neo Violence label in late April.
British producer Drums of Death shared a video for the a-side cut from his "This Night (Waves City Dub)" b/w "Bang The Dub" single, which is set to drop next week via Civil Music.
Bulgarian producer KiNK performed 70 minutes of live, hardware-driven techno as part of a recent radio session; thankfully, it was all captured on video and can now be viewed/heard in all of its dense analog glory.
The newly founded Plexus label will drop its debut release from a producer known simply as Pause next week. Before then, the label has made both tracks from the forthcoming record available to stream.
After sharing a download with us last month, Xander Harris has let loose "Vultures of Tenderness," another slice of handmade techno from his still forthcoming The New Age of Dark Love LP for Not Not Fun.
Earlier this week, recent podcast contributors Dusky shared a full stream of the title track of its Nobody Else EP, out March 18 via Aus.
Of the many Boiler Room sets uploaded to the internet this week—including each set from our recent XLR8R takeover—the mixes from UK upstart Blacksmif and 100% Silk affiliate Octo Octa caught our ears. Stream both complete sets above.
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