The online UK dance/bass music radio station Rinse FM just recently had good reason to celebrate, as the taste-making massive climbed the status ladder from 'pirate radio station' up to 'officially licensed FM broadcaster.' Now, possibly an even bigger reason for the music hub to party is on its way; Rinse is turning 16. Read more »
As you all should know by now, we dig on some Mosca. We've had the UK-based DJ/producer hook us up with a podcast, swooned over his Four Tet remix, and spread the good word of his Square One EP for Night Slugs, so excuse us while we gush a bit more over this excellent tunesmith and the awesome mix he just hooked the internet up with. Read more »
Earlier this month, we were pretty stoked to catch a completely new (and mastered this time) jam from the prolific Dâm-Funk (he just delivered this sweet modern funk mix, too—seriously, does he ever stop?), "A Day at the Carnival," and now we're being treated to a remix of the upbeat instrumental from Proximal co-conspirator Sahy Uhns (pictured above). The young beatsmith transformed Dâm's retro-minded boogie tune into something a bit more late-'00s, full of crunchy, crackling textures in the stereo peripherals, some Ableton-plug-in wizardry, and slow-grooving hip-hop beats that scream beat scene. You can snag more like-minded tunes from Sahy Uhns and his Proximal cohorts on the Proximity One: Narrative of a City compilation, which is out now. (via FADER)
Neon Indian to Release Deluxe Edition of 'Psychic Chasms' with Remixes From Toro Y Moi, Dntel, Javelin, and More
Highly touted electronic-pop (or 'chillwave,' if you must) darling Alan Palomo unleashed a warbling, fuzzy, psychedelic beast of a debut album back in 2009 under the name Neon Indian. Lots of people, including us, got into that album pretty hard, so it's not too surprising that nearly a year later, Psychic Chasms is getting revamped and re-released as a deluxe edition complete with an entirely new disc of remixes from indie and electronic music's elite. Read more »
The formula makes sense; Tobacco is weird, Beck is (relatively) weird, and the song they wrote together, "Grape Aerosmith," is kinda weird too, so yes, the video should also be weird. But what director Allen Cordell delivers is unprecedentedly strange and nonsensical. Read more »
Mix one part new wave, one part krautrock, one part post-punk, and one part Lower East Side psychedelia and you'll get Swedish septet Ikons. Mix one part Balearic disco, one part analog-synth wizardry, and one part epic space journey and you'll get this remix of Ikons' track "Honey," by UK production duo Coyote. Timm Sure and Amp, the fellas behind the Is it Balearic? imprint and mixes for Cool in the Pool, seem to ditch almost everything but Ikons' vocal track, which is merely a baritone utterance of the song's title. The focus of the original "Honey"—its bouncing drum beat, its monotonous bassline, and its driving guitar riff—is nowhere to be heard, and Coyote takes the opportunity to push the song's meandering synth tones up to the front alongside a pulsing disco-house rhythm and bass melody.
We've been keeping tabs on MC/producers The Alchemist and Oh No for quite some time now (even some of their unconventional endeavors), so getting word that the two hip-hop mainstays were gearing up to work on an album together was—literally—music to our ears. Furthermore, it's no surprise that the first taste from the duo, calling itself Gangrene, and its forthcoming debut album, Gutter Water, is an excellently produced piece of gritty, head-knocking beat work and smoothly executed dual-vocal attacks. If the old-school essence of "Chain Swinging" isn't enough to pique your interest in the new project, maybe the album's guest appearances from Raekwon, MED, Guilty Simpson, and Planet Asia will do the trick.
Parisian DJ, producer, performer, and world-record holder Chilly Gonzales has embarked on a brand-new creative outlet, writing, producing, and starring in a full-length feature film. The movie is called Ivory Tower, and, along with Gonzo himself, stars Tiga and Peaches in roles you might not expect from the sexed-up dance music icons. Tiga and Gonzales are two chess champions who also happen to be brothers and are both in love with the same woman, Peaches' character Marsha (pictured above). Read more »
Is there some kind of remix album in the works for The xx that we haven't heard about? Between the new Jamie Jones remix we posted a few days ago, the news we caught of Hercules & Love Affair covering one of the UK trio's tunes, and now, Barcelona producer John Talabot (pictured above) hooking up the internet with this remix of The xx's "Shelter," something's got to be brewing. Read more »
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