XLR8R readers may remember Ango from our recent write-up of the "Better for You" cut from his brand-new Another City EP. Additionally, the Montreal producer's name is on the tip of many tongues thanks to his collaborative relationships with the likes of Jacques Greene and Salva. Ango's six-track Another City record was released this past Monday via LuckyMe, and has already inspired this (admittedly unofficial) remix of "Better For You" from West Coast producers 5kinandbone5 (pictured above), who just released their Stomp EP via Sinden's Grizzly label. "Better For You" is updated here with a more dance-ready rhythmic structure—pulling the sounds of the original away from R&B and towards something more suited to the current climate of UK bass music.
If you consider yourself a bonafide electronic music connoisseur, then you've no doubt at some point found yourself tuned into the LA-centric music hub known as Dublab. Since starting up in 1999 as an independent internet radio station, Dublab has flourished into a musical institution—throwing events, curating video and art projects, and, most importantly, bringing forward-thinking, cutting-edge sounds to its listeners 24/7. Now, Dublab is in the beginning stages of it's Fall Proton Drive, a fundraising event that will feature live DJs on the air from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. everyday from now until November 17, at which point the station will embark on a 24-hour "No Sleep Session" for the drive's finale. To help spread the word, the crew has tapped Suzaane Kraft to put together a theme song of sorts; with the tune's new-agey vibes and friendly electro-tribal beat, it's a fine example of the kinds of music Dublab so generously brings to its listeners every day. After giving Kraft's production a listen below, you can head here to listen to the live fundraising broadcast and donate.
One of Marble Music's latest signees, party-starting DJ/producer and Club Cheval acolyte Sam Tiba (who also just dropped his Black Eyed Weed EP), is dying to introduce to his new favorite dancefloor subgenre, Jersey club music, with his brand-new mixtape, appropriately titled Jersey Club Music Vol. 1. Read more »
Burgeoning London producer Drive Me Home has just released a new EP called Fast Life (out on vinyl this week and digitally next week), and has shared this slice of slow-motion electro-funk to help spread the word. "Hook It Up" fits enough rattling snares, reverb-washed claps, and booming bass into the tune's smooth, glowing flow to make this one just as appropriate for a late-night party breakdown as a smoke session at a similar hour. But Drive Me Home is no one-trick pony, and his EP has a variety of funk-dipped electronic offerings to be heard—including some vocal tracks featuring the likes of Olivier Daysoul and Spoek Mathambo, as well as remixes from Machinedrum and Computer Jay, all of which you can hear in the streaming player after the jump. Read more »
London artist Om Unit unveiled his own Cosmic Bridge label just a few months ago (check that out here), but has apparently continued to keep up with his own production work, as he will soon release a new EP via Civil Music. Read more »
Error Broadcast label-head Sven Swift has put together a free compilation of his favorite tunes within the genres of "instrumental hip-hop in the widest sense... bass music, as the kids say," entitled Super Feelers (artwork above). Here, we have one of the comp's stand-out cuts from Glasgow-based producer Soosh, who pins a touch of female crooning and icy pads beneath layers of warm low-end and pot-and-pan percussion on "Bramhall Waits." Taken from the artist's self-titled debut EP released earlier this year, "Bramhall Waits" is a fine piece of stony, reflective beat work, and one that sits well with the other eleven similarly head-nod-worthy tracks that make up the collection (including another XLR8R-featured MP3, Monlithium's "I Want Your Love"). After giving Soosh's contribution a listen below, you can head here to download Super Feelers in its entirety.
With the exception of perhaps Jamie XX, no other producer has shown the ability to navigate the strains of UK bass with such a keen sense for melody and seemingly miss-matched sounds (steel drums, other island-reminiscent bells, and Casio-esque organs make regular appearances) as Hackman. The young Londoner adds two new tracks to his impressive run of garage-influenced tunes with his latest single, "Agree to Disagree" b/w "Sunburst," and effectively gives us a preview of what to expect from his forthcoming debut LP, As Above, So Below. Read more »
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