Out now on Palms Out Sounds, Marcus Price and Carli's "Mat Bira Kvinnor Weed" is a bumping slice of tongue-in-cheek booty-bass with an even more tongue-in-cheek video, featuring the duo and an unnamed Swedish woman preparing food and dueling with utensils. Check it out above, and while you're at it, check out last summer's write-up of Kingdom's remix of the piece. Read more »
Dim Mak resident DJ/producer Them Jeans pilfered the first few seconds from fellow LA residents Nguzunguzu's "El Bebe Ambiente"—taken from the duo's free self-titled EP—to use as the basis for this booming bootleg remix. It sounds like he only managed to grab the high-pitched vocal rhythm and maybe a few percussion sounds from the original track, but the rest of the sounds in Jason Stewart's remix—filtered synths, bouncing kicks and snares, and a '90s rave-inspired melody—could've just as easily come from Nguzunguzu's repertoire. You can go ahead and add this to the other list of awesome Nguzunguzu-related things going down, like their upcoming M.I.A. mixtape—comissioned by Ms. Arulpragasam herself—and their show this Saturday at San Francisco bass party Icee Hot.
So, a few clips on YouTube surfaced yesterday of a recent DJ set performed in Metz, France by Lord Richard D. James, which were purported to contain possible new tracks from the electronic music mastermind. At first we were skeptical of the videos, as it's a bit baffling how the videographer was able to capture such pristine audio while his video quality looks no better than that of a phone's camera, but after a few close inspections, the clips seem totally legit. Read more »
German techno diva and Bpitch Control boss Ellen Allien has never been someone afraid to take chances, but we'd be lying if we said that we expected something like "Rain the Sun." Taken from her freshly released album, Dust, the song finds Allien's processed vocals hazily floating over what sounds like dance-friendly indie pop. It's not bad—it's just that the Interpol-esque guitar riffs and general Metric-y vibe sound a lot more like Bowery Ballroom than Berghain. We'll leave it up to you to decide whether or not that's a good thing.
Twenty-plus years after the original release of their seminal self-titled album, Chicago house pioneers Virgo are seeing their masterwork reissued and receiving a whole new round of praise in the process. Read more »
Between running his own label, collaborating with superstars, and DJing around the globe, it's a wonder that Mr. Wesley Pentz, the man better known as Diplo, had any time to finish his documentary about the funk carioca movement, Favela on Blast. Read more »
Environ label head, Metro Area member, and NY dance music icon Morgan Geist put his hand to this track from the auto- and Italo-obsessed production duo (Cosmo Vitelli and buddy Julien Briffaz, check out our recent profile on the duo here). Geist's remix of "Overdrive" sounds as if it emanates from a bunker on the Moon; a motorik bass line holds together icy synth tones and a propulsive drum beat while we receive indecipherable noises transmitted from the depths of outer space.
Two of the three members from "Brooklynati" hip-hop trio Tanya Morgan, Donwill and Von Pea, are following up their collective and solo releases with an EP of quasi-collaborations with The Roots. Read more »
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