Seems like Dave Nada isn't the only one hard at work trying to spread the good word of his burgeoning moombahton sound. NY-based DJ/producer Sabo took apart last year's break-out house track, Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," and gave it the tropical tweaks, bouncing rhythms, and noisy bits necessary to transform the number into a moombahton giant. On Sabo's SoundCloud page, the tunesmith remarks, "So many house heads are gonna hate me for this one, but fuck it, I'm having mad fun making these." We're pretty sure that's the attitude everyone should take when making music.
Travis Stewart has a lot on his hands lately, what with his recent Sepalcure release for Hotflush, that awesome Machinedrum remix he did for Jimmy Edgar, and that mixtape he made to tip us off to the forthcoming release he's been working on for LuckyMe. We've been covering it all thoroughly enough, so we thought it appropriate enough to let you know a preview of that EP, Many Faces (a record split between the producer's takes on electro, hip-hop, ghetto house, and juke), and a free download from the release are available for you to check out now. Read more »
The two fellas behind the Butterz blog, Elijah & Skilliam, just launched a fresh new label, which shares its name with their blog, and dropped a mix for the latest podcast featured on the Numbers label website. The duo's DJ set, entitled 35 Minutes of Grime, is exactly what its logical title implies. Read more »
In the midst of his current international tour with a fresh lineup, the man behind NY's Hercules & Love Affair, Andy Butler, spoke with Dazed Digital about some of the finer things in life. The arts, fashion, music, and culture magazine spoke to the disco/house-obsessed DJ/producer about his favorite new music, old music, book, film, eatery, ice cream, and many other quick queries. Read more »
A few weeks before UK bass music DJ/producer Shortstuff releases his latest EP, The Summer of Shortstuff (being released throughout August on three separate 10"s via Ramp), the Blunted Robots co-owner spoke with Sonic Router about his current goings on. Read more »
The man whose photography has nearly come to define the electronic music producers and record labels throughout the UK (and even on into the States a bit), Shaun Bloodworth, has just released a new film for free viewing on his website. The project, entitled Minds Locked Together, was commissioned by BBC1's Mary Anne Hobbs (pictured above) to show during her performance at Sonar 2010. Read more »
You've got to be a bit excited for Hotflush. Between the recent releases of Scuba's Triangulation album, the potentially game-changing debut record from Mount Kimbie, and the Love Pressure EP from Brooklyn's Sepalcure, a collaboration between Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (of Praveen & Benoît), the label's catalog seems to only get better and better with each new addition. "Feeling That I Know So Well" isn't actually on a proper Hotflush release, but it does speak to the excellent quality of bass music the label keeps company with. Sepalcure's production is rooted in club-friendly genres across the map, house acapellas, dubstep basslines, techno synth tones, and the swagger of beat music, but it takes those separate pieces into a different realm where overwhelming soundsystem music and precious headphone compositions coexist.
We're not super worried about the lyrics to "Hot Body Rub"—from Ariel Pink's recent collaborative EP with new friends Added Pizzazz—sounding quite similar to a certain hot tub-related SNL sketch, or that the horn section of the song sort of resembles the intro music to that program, too. It's Ariel's unwavering strangeness, which is prominently on display in the funky lo-fi number, that transcends all comparisons and turns the tune into a sublime mess of interesting sonic adventures. "Hot Body Rub" is nearly a five-minute song, but thanks to a particularly noisy intro and outro and a groove which doesn't ever seem to quit, Pink's and Pizzazz's number flies by before we get the chance to fully understand what the hell they think they're doing. (via We All Want Someone to Shout For)
Australian synth-loving indie-pop trio Cut Copy has recently put the finishing touches on its as-yet-untitled third LP, which will be coming sometime in early 2011 with help from Modular. In preparation for that album's release, the band heads out on a worldwide tour today, kicking off in Lisbon, Portugal and broken up in short stints throughout the coming months. Read more »
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