Mexican electronic musician Fernando Corona (a.k.a. Murcof) has been crafting dark, textural soundscapes for almost a decade now, first appearing as Murcof for his Leaf Label LP, Martes, in 2002. In the time since, Corona has put out multiple LPs under his Murcof moniker as well as collaborating and producing a host of other projects, including making the logical jump to scoring films. Which brings us to his forthcoming release, La Sangre Iluminada, a re-edit of the compositions Corona crafted for the Mexican film of the same name. Read more »
Chicago-based rapper/producer Jeremiah Jae delves deep into some collage-style beatmaking with this cut from his recently released Rappayamatantra EP (artwork above). Kicking off with a menacing scream, the beat rolls along with loose hand percussion and a round, lazy bassline. Completely incomprehensible mumblings loop to the point of creating their own rhythms on top of which Jae throws any number of samples, from bubbling synth sparks and fuzzy guitar to foreign language field recordings and woodwind screechings. It seems most any sound source is fair game on this instrumental track, yet Jae seems to find a fluidity in the arrangement of his collage pieces, adding and taking away elements in such a way that they are only as jarring as the producer intended them to be. Hard to imagine where this one will fit in amongst the EP's eight tracks (at least a few of which surely feature the rapper's raspy vocals), but Jae has never been one to follow a rigid path in his musical outings, and we certainly wouldn't want it to be otherwise. (via Altered Zones)
A quick glance at Ghe20 Gothik resident Physical Therapy's Soundcloud and you'll notice that the East Coast producer has an affinity for flipping radio R&B jams into slow, percussive, bass-minded tracks. Take, for instance, his newly released mixtape, Therapy Sessions Vol. 1 (that you can download for free over on his new site), which comes sprinkled with refixes of past and present radio jams like this one of bubble-gum R&B singer Lloyd. Physical Therapy takes only small snippets from the original's intro strings along with a few choice vocal parts and skillfully rearranges them, crafting a slow, methodical, half-time head-nodder in which spacious 808-style kicks and skittering percussion supplement the smooth R&B source material. Whether Physical Therapy is just making sweet remix love to some guilty-pleasure tunes or actually commenting on some deeper post-modern consumer-as-creator-type thing is still unknown, and that’s fine by us as long as he keeps hitting us with tracks like this.
Continuing in the wonderful support the electronic music community is extending to Japan and its people, massive online music retailer Beatport has announced that it will donate all of its profits from Monday, March 21, towards the relief efforts taking place in Sendai. Read more »
It's no secret that we harbor a strong affinity for Los Angeles/Montreal combo LOL Boys, and the kinds of tropically informed dancefloor burners they make so well. They're even headlining the last night of our Texas Invasion this Saturday. So, you can imagine our excitement when this club-ready gem dropped in our laps: the duo's forthcoming self-titled EP for Swedish label-cum-blog Discobelle. Read more »
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Thanks to the efforts of one rather dedicated attendee of the UK's Bloc Weekend festivities earlier this month, about 15 minutes of good footage from Aphex Twin's headlining performance for the festival have found its way to the internet Read more »
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