Last week, we broke down all the details of Kingdom's new Fade to Mind label and the young imprint's first release, the Timesup EP from LA duo Nguzunguzu. The five-track EP officially drops next Tuesday, July 5, but you can listen to a couple of selections right now. Read more »
Afrofuturist leftfield beats producer and Poobah Records co-founder Ras G has been pretty busy in the past couple months. Always seeming to release a steady stream of material, it's obvious he's not showing any signs of stopping, especially with the just-announced imminent release of his new album, Down 2 Earth. Read more »
Lexington, Kentucky might be known as "The Horse Capital of the World," but it's not exactly renowned as a hotbed for cutting-edge electronic music. As such, we're not exactly sure how Milyoo managed to hone his beatmaking chops, but the boy has undoubtedly got skills. His next release is the "Colors" b/w "Games" single (artwork above) on Subeena's Opit label, which is scheduled to come out on July 28. Ahead of that, he's elected to share "Lightbike," a lurching, hip-hop flavored composition stuffed with sonic oddities and microsamples. The track showcases an inventive mentality not unlike that shown by the artists of LA's beat scene, yet the song's head-nodding slaps hint toward an artist who has also spent plenty of time taking notes on some of commercial radio's best jams. It's a winning formula, and one that has us excited to see what else Milyoo has on tap in the months ahead.
The storied R&S label has been on quite the roll since it rebooted last year, dropping a steady stream of heady, often bass-oriented releases from the likes of James Blake, Untold, Model 500, Lone, Space Dimension Controller, Pariah, and Blawan. UK duo The Chain doesn't sport the same sort of name recognition as of yet, but its debut EP, Lostwithiel, displays the same high level of quality. Read more »
Non-residents of Berlin rejoice! Ostgut Ton, the label of German super-club Berghain, has just announced the release of Berghain 05, the fifth and latest installment of its quickly expanding mix series. Read more »
XLR8R to Curate Three Days of Incubate 2011 With Theo Parrish, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Julio Bashmore, Ben UFO, and More
Portland-based multimedia artist/producer E*Rock has tapped fellow multimedia artist Yoshi Sodeoka to craft a video for his latest record's opening track, "The Palace of Light (Revisted)." The results are a mix of videogame-style graphics, bit-reduced visuals, and digitally manipulated images, which, when combined, are absolutely enthralling. Read more »
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