Taken from their debut album, This Great Pressure, "In America" finds scatterbrained LA duo Jogger artfully combining wistful indie-folk songwriting with a myriad of buzzing bleeps, bloops, and Casio beats. Eventually blooming into a toe-tapping dance number reminiscent of Jimmy Tamborello's various projects, it's easy to see why Daedelus made This Great Pressure the first release on his new Magical Properties imprint.
This week Inbox hails President Bongo (a.k.a. Stephan Stephensen) of effervescent Icelandic techno collective GusGus. The affable President takes us through a couple of horrific minutes of confusion onstage at The Fillmore, the bliss of Icelandic swimming pools, sweet thievery for Mom, and a very detailed (and oddly upbeat) account of losing an appendage. GusGus’s latest full-length album, 24/7, is out now on Kompakt.
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Fuck Buttons' second album is an hour-long psychedelic workout that sounds like a singular complete thought—one hypnotic rhythm section and one batch of refried, melodic white noise from start to finish. While Andrew Weatherall's seamless editing and production help certainly played a role in the album's cohesive mix, Andrew Hung and Benjamin Power's deceivingly limited sound arsenal truly emboldens the band's sprawling noise epics. Read more »
With everyone gearing up for Halloween tomorrow, this gothy disco track from Chicago's Gatekeeper is perfect for getting into the spook-tacular spirit. Taken from their new Optimus Maximus EP and sounding something like a collaboration between John Carpenter and Ministry, "Forgotten" will certainly appease black-clad creatures of the night, not to mention fans of fine disco everywhere.
To celebrate the long-overdue video release for Uffie's 2006 jam "Pop the Glock" and the dirty version of Girls' "Lust for Life" clip, we decided to compile a few of our favorite strung-out-indie-kid-nude-not-nude-pseudo-sex romps into one easy-to-digest stream. Enjoy. And keep your screen out of view.
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This tune from Argentinian ragga/hip-hop MC Alika and her band Nueva Alianza, featuring some extra sabor courtesy of cumbia prodigy El Hijo de la Cumbia, has been making the internet rounds for awhile now but it's finally been given a proper release on Sonido Martines presents: Nueva Cumbia Argentina - The Buenos Aires Implosion!, a new compilation on DJ /rupture's Soot label. Curated by record-digger extraordinaire Sonido Martines, the 13-track collection further documents Argentina's ongoing love affair with new, experimental, and electronic cumbia sounds and also offers music from Chancha Vía Circuito, Princesa, Daleduro, scene progenitor DJ Taz, and more.
Taken off the second compilation from Swiss nu-disco acolytes Relish, a release which also features work from Headman and Prins Thomas among others, "10:01" is a sprawling piece of cosmic disco performed by recent label signees, The C90s. The UK duo may have mostly remixes under their belt to date, but on this track, one of their few originals, The C90s sound like they've been nestled in a bed of handclaps, delayed synths, bouncing beats, and funky bass work since birth—only leaving their comfy home to run around with the likes of Holy Ghost!, Tronik Youth, and Todd Terje.
Frenchman Cosmo Vitelli is known for his top-shelf disco productions, but in recent months he's also been making waves with his more ethereal and oddball Bot'Ox side project. "Blue Steel" is the title track from a forthcoming EP on Vitelli's own I'm a Cliché label, and although the song veers a bit toward "music for a quirky commercial," once we found out the video was basically a series of inflatable objects, household items, and toys getting run over in slow motion, we were sold. Read more »
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