No matter how you feel about cumbia digital, there's no denying that Buenos Aires' ZZK crew knows how to hustle. Constantly touring the globe and birthing new music, the Argentinian posse's latest release is Rio Arriba, the second full-length album from Chancha Vía Circuito (a.k.a. Pedro Canale). Read more »
It was nearly two months ago that we gave you an exclusive preview of the first release from London's Local Action label, the self-titled EP from T.Williams, and now we've got more streaming goodness to share from the burgeoning imprint. Read more »
For all the talk in 2009 about Bristol's next generation of dubstep producers—largely centered around the hip-hop- and G-funk-influenced "Purple Trinity" of Joker, Gemmy, and Guido—it's almost shocking how quickly the bass music landscape has changed. Read more »
It's quite surprising that Shit Robot, the veteran, Irish-born DFA producer, hasn't yet released his first full-length, but we're getting a slight taste of what to expect of From the Cradle to the Rave—which boasts contributions from James Murphy, Juan MacLean, Ian Svenonious, and Alexis Taylor, among others—months beforehand thanks to this remix by TBD. Production partners Lee Douglas and Justin Vandervolgen chop and screw the vocal track from "I Found Love" into a mess of baritone half-syllables that work impeccably with the funky basslines, arpeggiated synth melodies, and pulsing house beats that fill the rest of their remix. If Shit Robot's forthcoming album is even half this spacey and tastefully energetic, we'll all be in for a pleasant surprise come September 21.
Taking a break from his usual house/electro tune-crafting as Legowelt, producer Danny Wolfers is donning the cap of The Africa Jet Band to release a new album of twisted Afro-funk explorations for Australia's M-Division label. The Africa Jet Band Experience actually serves as a sequel to 2009's Nacho Patrol Presents... Read more »
The latest single from young prodigious producer Toddla T, "Sky Surfing," is treated to a relatively simplified remix from ZZK compatriot Douster. The French producer pared down the insanity of Toddla's original for something more focused on rumbling bass frequencies, simple percussive beats, minimal synth melodies, and enough vocal tweaks to keep the energy as high as Wayne Marshall's lyrical content. As the song moves along, more buzzing sounds are heaped into the mix, eventually raising the levels of hyperactivity near the craziness of Toddla's single without treading on familiar ground. (via Mad Decent)
Easily one of our favorite tunes from Mount Kimbie's just-released debut full-length, Crooks & Lovers, "Would Know" was just redelivered to us as the first music video from the highly touted UK production duo. We're almost certain that director Tyrone Lebon and possibly Mount Kimbie themselves are the only folks who know for sure what era the edited footage making up the "Would Know" video comes from, but we'd wager to say the VHS clips of the young couple toying with each other in various playful, relatively naive ways were filmed circa 1991, or so. Read more »
Customizable online radio is nothing new to Generation Web 2.0, but we were certainly set aglow when offered a chance to try out this new music service. Rdio is a website/application that takes the ideas of Pandora and Last.fm to a new level of personalized listening. Users can stream an ever-growing mass of full albums via Rdio's website, their personal desktops, or their mobile devices as often as they please, while always retaining the ability to create and share their own playlists from any tunes available through the service. Read more »
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