New Singles, Remixes Coming From Scuba, Four Tet, Bob Holroyd, Will Saul & Mike Monday, and T. Williams
A couple new releases coming down the pipeline hit our radar today. To be released via Phonica, a 12" of remixes of Bob Holroyd's "African Drug" track by Four Tet and Local Action compatriot T. Williams will drop on September 27. Read more »
San Francisco's Sutekh hasn't released a proper full-length album since 2002. Eight years later, the solo artist is set to drop a new LP into his discography, the nine-track On Bach. And yes, the album is precisely what the title implies: a Bach-inspired set of intricate electronic orchestrations composed by producer Seth Horvitz. "The Glorious Day Has Dawned" is one such song, and features flitting synth pulses taking the place of what might normally be an enormous string section; warbling sound effects and miniscule clicks work out a beat with a booming 808 kick underneath it all. You can check out all of the details for Sutekh's On Bach album, as well as stream it in full before it's released on September 13, here.
About three years after the release of his Walls album, Berlin's Apparat will take the reins as mixmaster on the forthcoming installment of !K7's DJ-KiCKS series. The DJ/producer will drop his contribution, a 24-track mix album that features two exclusive Apparat tracks, an unreleased Telefon Tel Aviv number, and music from the likes of Martyn, Oval, Four Tet & Burial, Pantha du Prince, Tim Hecker, Ramadanman, and Joy Orbison, on October 26. Read more »
Sam Goldberg keeps himself busy. He runs a label, Pizza Night, that releases cassettes exclusively, he collaborates on projects with a couple of fellas from Cleveland ambient noise outfit Emeralds, and he writes similarly formless songs under the name Radio People. From his recently released eponymous full-length (which you can stream in full here and purchase on vinyl here), "Now Where" finds Goldberg halfway through his opus, traversing analog arpeggiations, thick synth pads, and repetitive micro-melodies with grace. The composition sounds similar to some of his peers on the Editions Mego label, like Oneohtrix Point Never and, of course, Emeralds, but also reminds us a bit of the beatless, billowy parts from one of last year's best analog odysseys, Etienne Jaumet's Night Music. (via Raven Sings the Blues)
After recently closing out its 11th edition of innovative and exciting electronic music presented live in Canada, the Mutek festival is looking to its fans and supporters for a wee bit of advice. Essentially, the festival wants to know which dates best suit the event's visitors. Mutek usually takes place towards the end of May and the beginning of June, but because of the return of the massive Formula 1 Grand Prix, they need to reschedule. Read more »
Not even the chamber-pop chanteuses of the world are safe from from bass music's ever-growing grasp. As featured on this unreleased remix by Blunted Robots' Brackles (pictured above), the girly voice of London's Ellie Goulding was plucked from its usual acoustic accompaniment and placed into the thick of an undulating future-house tune. Brackles cuts up Goulding's high-register hooks, and garnishes the samples with skittering rhythms, warbling sound effects, and other club-appropriate sonics—effectively erasing any notions of the orchestral original version of "Under the Sheets." You can catch more of the same sounds on Brackles' just-released, debut mix album for !K7/Cool in the Pool, Songs for Endless Cities Vol. 1: Brackles.
Marrying the fresh sounds of percussive UK funky and the age-old essence of soul, the latest release to come from Scratcha DVA (a.k.a. Scratcha, a.k.a. DVA) will be a 12" for the DJ/producer's tune with UK crooner Fatima, "Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix)." Read more »
One of the more focused and hip-hop-leaning bangers from Brooklyn producer Mux Mool's (pictured above) debut album, Skulltaste, is the crunchy "Hog Knuckles." This version of that Dilla-referencing track, remixed by recent XLR8R podcast contributor and Colorado resident Alex B, comes from the Wax Rose Saturday EP, which dropped today via Ghostly. Alex B's remix remains centered around the jittery bounce and sampled guitar melody of producer Brian Lindgren's original beat, but is also given an extra dose of beat-scene slap and soulful synth timbres. You can catch this remix along with treatments from the likes of Free the Robots, Devonwho, Shigeto, and more, on Mux Mool's brand-new EP, and find Lindgren's upcoming tour dates here.
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