The latest single from young prodigious producer Toddla T, "Sky Surfing," is treated to a relatively simplified remix from ZZK compatriot Douster. The French producer pared down the insanity of Toddla's original for something more focused on rumbling bass frequencies, simple percussive beats, minimal synth melodies, and enough vocal tweaks to keep the energy as high as Wayne Marshall's lyrical content. As the song moves along, more buzzing sounds are heaped into the mix, eventually raising the levels of hyperactivity near the craziness of Toddla's single without treading on familiar ground. (via Mad Decent)
Taking a break from his usual house/electro tune-crafting as Legowelt, producer Danny Wolfers is donning the cap of The Africa Jet Band to release a new album of twisted Afro-funk explorations for Australia's M-Division label. The Africa Jet Band Experience actually serves as a sequel to 2009's Nacho Patrol Presents... Read more »
Easily one of our favorite tunes from Mount Kimbie's just-released debut full-length, Crooks & Lovers, "Would Know" was just redelivered to us as the first music video from the highly touted UK production duo. We're almost certain that director Tyrone Lebon and possibly Mount Kimbie themselves are the only folks who know for sure what era the edited footage making up the "Would Know" video comes from, but we'd wager to say the VHS clips of the young couple toying with each other in various playful, relatively naive ways were filmed circa 1991, or so. Read more »
Customizable online radio is nothing new to Generation Web 2.0, but we were certainly set aglow when offered a chance to try out this new music service. Rdio is a website/application that takes the ideas of Pandora and Last.fm to a new level of personalized listening. Users can stream an ever-growing mass of full albums via Rdio's website, their personal desktops, or their mobile devices as often as they please, while always retaining the ability to create and share their own playlists from any tunes available through the service. Read more »
From venerable dubstep progenitor Zed Bias comes this new tune produced under his Maddslinky moniker. The smooth shuffle of "Ruled By Your Motions" is taken from the forthcoming Maddslinky album for Tru Thoughts, entitled Make a Change. It starts out innocently enough: swirls of ambient noise and processed field recordings undulate beneath sparse, pattering hi-hats while a subtle melody slowly rises to the surface, bringing a skittering beat with it. Eventually, Maddslinky introduces his fat bassline into the mix, which quite effortlessly holds the entire production together. It's as stellar a track as one would expect from someone with a rap sheet like Bias', and certainly leads us to believe more wonderful things will be heard when Make a Change is released this October.
Travis Stewart has a lot on his hands lately, what with his recent Sepalcure release for Hotflush, that awesome Machinedrum remix he did for Jimmy Edgar, and that mixtape he made to tip us off to the forthcoming release he's been working on for LuckyMe. We've been covering it all thoroughly enough, so we thought it appropriate enough to let you know a preview of that EP, Many Faces (a record split between the producer's takes on electro, hip-hop, ghetto house, and juke), and a free download from the release are available for you to check out now. Read more »
Seems like Dave Nada isn't the only one hard at work trying to spread the good word of his burgeoning moombahton sound. NY-based DJ/producer Sabo took apart last year's break-out house track, Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," and gave it the tropical tweaks, bouncing rhythms, and noisy bits necessary to transform the number into a moombahton giant. On Sabo's SoundCloud page, the tunesmith remarks, "So many house heads are gonna hate me for this one, but fuck it, I'm having mad fun making these." We're pretty sure that's the attitude everyone should take when making music.
The two fellas behind the Butterz blog, Elijah & Skilliam, just launched a fresh new label, which shares its name with their blog, and dropped a mix for the latest podcast featured on the Numbers label website. The duo's DJ set, entitled 35 Minutes of Grime, is exactly what its logical title implies. Read more »
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