Following its first compilation in the Eccentric Breaks & Beats series, the vintage-obsessed crate diggers of Chicago's Numero Group have compiled a second installment of dusty and rare loops with the help of Parallel Thought's Adam Calman, which is now available for absolutely free. Read more »
From the very first release on Not Not Fun's brand-new dance 12" imprint, 100% Silk, comes this entrancing, handcrafted slow-burner by Daniel Martin-McCormick's latest solo moniker, Ital. Like his recent drum-machine- and synth-heavy work with Mi Ami, "One Hit" relies solely on analog music equipment to flesh out its vintage-inspired groove, which in turn lends it an air of old-school authenticity. And while Martin-McCormick's new project isn't exactly pushing the kinds of Euro-informed disco sounds its name might suggest, the beat is about as motorik as it gets, and effectively provides "One Hit" with a solid backbone so the ambient elements can float about without ever losing the necessary dancefloor vibe. You can check out the two other tracks on Ital's "Ital's Theme" 12" (pictured above) if you pick up the limited-edition record, here. (via Altered Zones)
In the case that your Julio Bashmore appetite hasn't been satiated by his already-prolific 2011 release schedule, you're in for another treat come April 18, via the newly minted Futureboogie Recordings. Read more »
At the end of the month, new Brooklyn-based imprint Ceremony will celebrate its first release with an EP from UK production duo Young Athletes League. Scheduled to drop on March 29, We Only Feed Ourselves will feature the below track, in addition to the record's title track and "Monaco Sunglasses." "Glossed Over" is a lesson in processing and layering, as the singer's voice is pulled and bent into something resembling a soft accordion, nearly making his vocals indistinguishable from the slight backdrop of synthesizers. Another element that seems to melt over the course of the song is a noticeable guitar riff at the beginning that quickly becomes cushioned by bass and snare, leaving a straight-ahead house rhythm as the only predictable thing going on here.
It was only a couple of weeks ago when Detroit techno icon Kevin Saunderson spoke out against the illegal sampling of his classic '87 track "The Sound," and gave away the fraudulent production for free. Now, the veteran DJ/producer continues to take back his music with a brand-new remix record released on his own label. Read more »
Loud-mouthed youngster and resident Tampa MC Dominique Young Unique is just days away from dropping her brand-new mixtape, called Glamorous Touch. Before that fiery batch of tracks is available to the masses, we're treated to a music video for Dominique's new "War Talk" song. Read more »
Following their work together on last year's Floating Points Ensemble record for Ninja Tune (not to mention their individual features in XLR8R's pages), Swedish soul songstress Fatima (pictured above with Hudson Mohawke) and UK producer/Eglo Records boss Floating Points will release a brand-new EP of collaborative songs on May 9. Read more »
A new name emerging on the dubstep/bass/club scene in British Columbia, Victoria resident Monolithium (pictured above) is quickly gaining the attention of fans and critics alike, thanks in part to his small but solid web presence, his Sub|Division party, and his burgeoning affiliations with the Error Broadcast label. The producer has a noted affinity for Ricardo Villalobos, and displays his affection in full form with this "recrunk" of the techno auteur's "Easy Lee" tune. Monolithium's new version of that modern classic mostly toys with the vocoder vocals—wrapping the robotic melody in broken, hip-hop-flavored dubstep rhythms and darkly emotive synthscapes. We have no idea whether or not Villalobos would be a fan of this bootleg version of his track, but if nothing else, it's a well-crafted tribute that's sure to please dance music fans across the board.
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