Press Play: Matthew Dear, DOOM, Maceo Plex, Nosaj Thing, and More
A ton of great music appeared on the internet as streaming audio and video this week, and from excellent sources, too. There are track premieres, video interviews, high-profile remixes, fresh original productions, music videos, and more from artists like Matthew Dear, Maceo Plex, Clams Casino, Nosaj Thing, DOOM, Vessel, The Gaslamp Killer, Fred P, D33J, and Mike Simonetti, among others. All of the sights and sounds of this week's edition of Press Play are waiting to be experienced after the jump.
As a teaser to his upcoming collaboration with Radiolab's Jad Abrumad, Ghostly mainstay Matthew Dear shared this enticing clip of sights and sounds from their forthcoming broadcast.
In what seems like a dream collaboration, East Coast producer of the moment Clams Casino and iconic metal-faced MC DOOM do what they do best on "Bookfiend."
Check out this quick—and flashy—video interview with tech-house giant Maceo Plex about his brand-new DJ-Kicks mix CD.
LA beatmaker Nosaj Thing gives the latest single by Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels project a much-welcomed makeover.
The Gaslamp Killer went to a remote location around Prague to film his eerie music video for "In the Dark" inside of a medieval crypt.
UK up-and-comer Vessel has issued his remix for fellow Bristolian Hyetal, a patently clattering and industrial-tinged version of "Northwest Passage."
Continuing with remixes, D33J's "Park (Tape Version)," a track which XLR8R premiered last month, received a bit of a rework from Jerome LOL.
And here's yet another alternate take on an original production, this time with Hackman remixing Robert Delong's "Global Concepts" track.
Today, Fred P (a.k.a. Black Jazz Consortium) is premiering his contribution to Steffi's forthcoming Panorama Bar 05 mix, the appropriately austere "Project 05."
Vondelpark dropped a brand-new video this week, a joyous and sunshiny clip for the ultra-smooth "Always Forever" tune.
On the more unexpected side of the new music to appear this week, Italians Do It Better label boss Mike Simonetti has dropped a brooding remix of "Madmen Love," the new single by Grecian indie-pop outfit Keep Shelly in Athens.
Finally, UK artist Bibio released this nostalgic new video for the lead single from his upcoming Silver Wilkinson LP, "À tout à l'heure," a piece which he directed himself.
- GearKuvo: What Is It, How Does It Work, and Is It a Good Idea? (a.k.a. an XLR8R Interview with Pioneer About Its Newest Product)
- GearIn the Studio: Surgeon
- GearAsk the Experts: Vladislav Delay
- NewsWatch a Documentary on the Club Music Culture of Colombia's Caribbean Coast
- NewsListen to a New Mix from Lucrecia Dalt
XLR8R Downloads Player