Finland’s Wolfhaus is affiliated with the party-starting Top Billin crew, but the duo's moody output is a different look for the normally upbeat label. Take "Crossed," a dour piece of bass music wrapped a fog of spacey atmospherics and featuring a staggered rhythm that alternates between ricocheting blasts of kick drums and a steady, dubbed-out groove. The track kicks off Wolfhaus' new mixtape, Dubbed & Screwed Vol.1, which you can stream and download after the jump. Read more »
Martyn-related excitement is already at a fever pitch this week, as his much-anticipated sophomore album, Ghost People, is finally dropping on Brainfeeder. (In case you missed it, the entire LP is still streaming here.) Yet the shape-shifting producer has elected to turn up the heat even further, assembling a brand-new mix for Resident Advisor. Read more »
This skittering footwork edit of old-school jungle tune "R.I.P." by Remarc comes to us courtesy of Phillip D. Kick, the now-defunct pseudonym of UK tunesmith Om Unit. The project, which started as a secret "experiment" before uncontrollably rising to a place of notoriety (both good and bad) among jungle fans around the world (read the whole story here), has just been laid to rest after the release of Footwork Jungle Vol. 3, a four-track offering of breakneck rhythms and basslines. You can nab one of those here, and stream the whole thing after the jump. Read more »
With only two weeks to go until the start of this year's Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, and fresh off the announcement unveiling the first round of events, the folks at RBMA have decided to release the complete list of participants in this year's academy. Read more »
Austin, Texas resident Stefanie Franciotti is the sole remaining member of band-turned-solo project Sleep ∞ Over, a mystic and temperamental force in the realm of lo-fi pop music. Her tunes, like the enchanting "Romantic Streams" and heavenly "Casual Diamond," often straddle the lines between smoky and sweet, noisy and serene, nostalgic and otherworldly, and have quickly captured the attention of listeners with a taste for the esoteric and an ear for haunted melodies. Read more »
Self-described as a "post-experimental lazer-funk party-music space ship," Purple & Green (pictured above) is comprised of Portland's Adam Forkner (a.k.a. White Rainbow) and Justin Leon Johnson, two dance music patrons of the highest order. This "club mix" by Emotion II Emotion pares down the spacey sounds and implements a straightforward piano-house sound that skips and bounces in all the right ways while the song's soulful vocal performance is showcased front and center. You can check out all of Purple & Green's "Right Here" 12" here.
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