Press Play: Disclosure, The Knife, Andrés, Dusky, and More
Despite the Independence Day celebrations in the US, it still managed to be a busy week for new bits of audio and video on the internet, and Press Play is here to round up the best of it. Atoms for Peace, Disclosure, Romanthony, The Knife, Dusky, Andrés, Young Echo, and Rone are among the number of artists who have unleashed exclusive premieres, brand-new videos, quality remixes, never-before-heard original productions, full record streams, and more on this week's edition of Press Play. The full spectrum of music can all be experienced after the jump.
During last month's album launch party on Boiler Room, Disclosure performed its Jessie Ware-featuring "Confess to Me" track, and now, that footage as made it to the internet as a standalone video.
Check out some darkly colorful footage of The Knife's unprecedentedly strange and inventive live show set to the excellent "Raging Lung" single from the Swedish duo's recent Shaking the Habitual LP.
Before it drops as a vinyl package on July 22 via Glasgow Underground (with the digital version coming August 19), this remix of Romanthony's classic "Ministry of Love" single by veteran Detroit DJ/producer Andrés can be heard in full for the first time on XLR8R.
Burgeoning UK house duo Dusky is also giving us a premiere today, sharing its deep "Mr. Man" tune which is set to be released as a single on July 15 via Anjunadeep, as well as appear on the forthcoming Anjunadeep 05 compilation—mixed by Jody Wisternoff and James Grant—on July 22.
Here are a couple of new live videos from Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace band, both of which are taken from a "highly secretive" recent performance at a venue deemed Club AMOK.
This solemn and low-lit clip features members of Bristolian collective Young Echo performing selections from its solid debut LP for RAMP, Nexus.
Taken from the upcoming Tohu Bonus record, "Pool" is a brightly atmospheric new track from French producer Rone which features the inimitable drumming talents of Battles' John Stanier.
Satellite is the next EP on the way from shadowy noise-techno producer Sagat and forwarding-thinking Belgian label Vlek, and can now be heard in full before it's released next week.
Take a listen to Bristol producer Komon's upcoming single for Aus, the shape-shifting and darkly funky house sounds of "Poly Sum."
One of the latest inductees to DJ Koze's Pampa label, Berlin house duo Dürerstuben has shared a full stream of its new Sheets of Rane EP.
Australian outfit Canyons dons the moniker Pink Gin on its upcoming three-track 12" for Modular sub-label Club Mod, and this found-footage video serves as the visualizer for its retro-focused, dancefloor-ready title track, "Blame Me."
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