Just earlier this morning, we posted the latest heat from L-Vis 1990: a remix of Polish duo Supra1's track for Trouble & Bass, "Still Believe." Now, we just caught wind of FACT posting another remix of the single, this time from Read more »
Following the Belgian duo's seemingly endless string of remixes (for the likes of Grace Jones, Lindstrøm, and MGMT) and sparse grouping of singles, Aeroplane has finally announced the release of its debut full-length, entitled, ironically enough, We Can't Fly. The LP will reach retailers September 6 in the UK via Wall of Sound, without a label set for the US release. To mark the announcement, Aeroplane and Wall of Sound have offered the duo's "Essential Mix" for BBC Radio 1—which was recorded live back at the end of April, and features the title track from their forthcoming debut album—for free download here. Check out a Aeroplane's massive European and US tour schedule after the jump. Read more »
As world-famous, globe-trotting DJs go, you have to admit that A-Trak is among the least hateable. Earlier today, the Fool's Gold boss cached a little more goodwill by releasing his new Dirty South Dance 2 mixtape as a free download. He first unveiled the news on his website, but the files can be downloaded via Bandcamp or the little widget we've posted after the jump. Also, make sure to peep the album artwork and full tracklist while you're at it. Read more »
It's no secret that Hot Chip loves techno. The UK geek-pop outfit's latest album is absolutely soaked in the genre's kind of churning dance grooves, so they must be totally ecstatic that the Don of Detroit, Carl Craig, snagged the elements of "One Life Stand" and transformed the song into an epic techno number. Craig's remix is a 10-minute affair that relies almost completely on one rumbling bass line, a hi-hat-heavy beat, and sparse bits of synth tones scattered throughout. Singer Alexis Taylor's inimitable voice doesn't make an appearance until six minutes in, and only does a quick lap before letting Craig's instrumental retake the spotlight. You can listen to Craig's remix wizardry after the jump. Read more »
Canadians Sebastien Grainger (of Death From Above 1979) and Josh Reichmann (of Tangiers) have left their respective duos to explore new sonic territories in the realm of musical partnerships. As Bad Tits (we'll excuse the moniker if you will), Grainger and Reichmann delve deeper into the garage-y post-punk inclinations of their former projects, and experiment a bit more with electronics. Read more »
Ghostly's mild-mannered and introspective ambient artist The Sight Below dropped this mix for FACT just last Friday, and we're still flying high on its somber sounds. His selections aren't exactly identical to the lush textures and subtle electronics that color his original music, but they aren't quite dancefloor friendly either. Read more »
Once Gyptian's "Hold Yuh" became the biggest crossover dancehall tune of 2010, it was only a matter of time before people started flipping the track and throwing new vocals over the song's distinctive piano riff. The folks at Dutty Artz first tipped us to "Abrazame," the Los Rakas version which finds the Oakland-based Panamanian dancehall prodigies wistfully singing and rapping en español. That was all well and good, but than Brooklyn beatmaker Uproot Andy sent us his remix of "Abrazame," which punches up the beat, nicely layers in some additional synths and percussion, and basically seizes a spot in the "Summer Jams 2010" playlist. If this lovelorn tune isn't on blast at your local Latin dance party, find yourself a new spot, because the DJs are seriously slipping.
One of XLR8R's favorite albums to see release this year so far is Black Noise by German techno minimalist Pantha du Prince. Something about producer Hendrik Weber's deft combination of field recordings, bell sounds, and churning drum-machine rhythms struck a chord both in and out of the electronic music scene, and now the talented music maker is taking his excellent tunes to the wide open road. Read more »
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