As if a double-album release from Portland ambient/noise artist Grouper wasn't enough heady material for us to feast on this year, Liz Harris has just unveiled what is apparently the first part of an "album-length series of videos adapted from/inspired by A I A." Read more »
Poland-based duo Marek Bogdanski (who heads the Superfly Studio imprint) and Lukasz Rodziewicz (a.k.a Dreadsquad) have teamed up with Lady Chann, a name synonymous with dancehall party vibes, for the recently released "Island Lovin'" single. Along with the original tune, the record comes with a host of remixes—including this one from San Francisco's Kush Arora, who transforms the tropical feel-good vibe of "Island Lovin'" into a dark, pumping excursion through the disparate territories of dirty dancehall and skittering house. Where as Dreadsquad's initial production is the kind of soca party jam you'd expect to hear during the more sunlit hours of the day, Kush Arora's take is most surely a late-night, twirling-lights, got-a-few-drinks-in-you kind of endeavor, one which comes complete with ominous bass, minor-chord piano stabs, and a fair share of relentless percussion.
A slew of remixes for Holy Other's (pictured above) downtrodden R&B cut "Touch" hit the internet at the end of last week in conjunction with the physical release of that mysterious producer's With U EP for Tri Angle. So, we guess that would make those downloadable freebies just about middle-aged in internet years, which is actually fitting; the reworked productions need just a bit more time to grow on you than the darkly infectious original tune. Belgian tunesmith Cupp Cave's interpretation is a fine example. The woozy lurch of "Touch (Cupp Cave Remix)" is just about as engagingly mesmerizing as it gets, but it's the subtleties that simmer below the analog hiss and slowly bubble up from underneath the surface that require a handful of spins to fully appreciate. You can grab more remixes from the likes of Matthewdavid and Blood Diamonds over on Pitchfork.
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The freshly one-year-old online UK bass music hub, Boiler Room, has announced that it will broadcast live a showcase of artists from the virtually unparalleled, forward-thinking R&S label tomorrow, June 18. Read more »
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