Yesterday, on Richie Hawtin's Facebook profile, the DJ/producer announced that he'd been the victim of theft last Friday night in Paris. While staying at Hotel Costes during his Plastikman tour, someone broke into his room and made off with a whole load of expensive hardware necessary for his live performances. Read more »
A little over a month after releasing its debut full-length album, Drink the Sea (we've still got it streaming in full over here), LA beat crew The Glitch Mob is ready to set out on a lengthy tour of the UK, US, and Australia. The trio is heading out for its kick-off gig in Amsterdam July 1, but before that, they've got a big of live video to share with the masses to show just what's in store for you at The Glitch Mob concerts. Check that out, and some tour dates, after the jump. Read more »
A couple of Fridays ago, we posted the premiere of the second of Sharkslayer's annual DJ mixes, entitled Dead Men Tell No Tales. The Finnish duo included a few of its own productions within the mix of club-ready tunes heavy with low-end, including this remix of Egyptrixx's (pictured above) "Phones." Rubbery bass melodies, crunchy four-on-the-floor beats, wonky noise explosions, and sparse percussion all work together with precision and tenacity in Sharkslayer's treatment, which is essentially a slightly tweaked, lengthy edit of the tune on all kinds of performance-enhancing and psychotropic drugs. (via Discobelle)
The two fellas of UK- (enter whichever genre title you wish here) outfit Mount Kimbie, Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, are mere weeks from releasing their long-awaited debut full-length album for Hotflush, Crooks & Lovers. Yesterday, we got a taste of that upcoming record with the song "Field," and now comes news of what the duo will be doing pre- and post-album release. Read more »
Though born and bred in two of the finest cities on the West Coast, the globally minded dance music jump-off known as Tormenta Tropical is heading east for a small string of tour dates. Resident DJs and Bersa Discos label heads Disco Shawn and Oro11 (both pictured above) will convene with fellow DJs and producers for four exclusive parties in Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn. Read more »
The brightly colored dance tunes from UK producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs are matched with equally effervescent visuals in this video for "Garden," from the recently released All in Two Sixty Dancehalls EP. Read more »
It's easy to throw around words like 'legend' and 'pioneer' when talking about electronic music, and let's face it, half the time people won't say boo about these labels, most likely because they don't know who they hell you're talking about. But when it comes to true-blue dance music heavy-hitters, the kinds of artists that even your mom has heard of, it's hard to top Moby. Read more »
The intriguing, undersung indie pop of Jeremy Jay's first few records feels wholly of another time and place. Sauntering somewhere between Del Shannon, the Field Mice, and the Left Banke, he ties together the wistful, romantic pop sounds of yesteryear for an alluring end result. In 2009, Jay ventured abroad from his hometown of Los Angeles to London and recorded Splash, his third LP and arguably his most satisfying artistic statement to date.
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Sounds like the whole future-boogie movement is making its way into the hip-hop game, too. Californian producer Terrace Martin produced this number from Frank Nitt's recently released debut solo EP, Jewels in My Backpack, which also features flows from DJ Quik and J. Black on the track's chorus. The soulful jam, "L.O.V.E.," tackles jealousy, fidelity, disagreements, and all the various relationship issues in between. Nitt and Quik both declare their frustrations with and devotion to a special someone simultaneously over Martin's funky instrumental, making for an unusually heartfelt hip-hop tune.
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