Disco-and-funk-obsessed octet !!! delivered a brand-new morsel of burning dancefloor fodder today. The groove merchant's new single is called "AM/FM," and comes directly from the Brooklyn-based outfit's upcoming fourth album, Strange Weather, Isn't It?. !!!'s new song is more or less what you'd expect from a band whose reputation is built on funky, repetitious basslines, wah-guitar riffs, and profuse amounts of percussion, which is certainly not a bad thing. Read more »
While Poirier continues his global bass assault, Mungo's HiFi dubs "Let Them Hate" down a few notches, transforming a pummeling slice of bass into a fast-paced reggae jam that Lee Perry would get down with. Of course, YT's vocals are as fierce as ever, and keep the remix—which appears on the second disc of odds and ends that comes with Poirier's new Running High album—as sizzling as the original. And if you're on the West Coast in the next week, check out Poirier's Myspace page for dates in LA, Vegas, and the Bay Area.
This Saturday, LA's globally minded beat-making duo Nguzunguzu takes its club-ready bass bumping tunes up the I-5 (or by plane, train, or ocean liner for all we know) to perform a headlining DJ set at San Francisco's forward-thinking dance party Icee Hot (which actually just won the "Best New Club Night" award from the SF Weekly). Read more »
Berlin's Motor City Drum Ensemble does his usual routine on this remix of London-based indie-rockers Archie Bronson Outfit's new single, taking the pleasant, rocking stems from the original of "Hoola" and filtering them through a German's perspective of what Detroit house sounds like. In fact, this remix sounds almost exactly like a Moodymann or Mike Huckaby outtake, and considering the genius of those two producers, this is high praise.
Long-standing LA glitch-hop outfit The Glitch Mob finally put the finishing touches on its highly anticipated debut album, Drink the Sea, and will release the beat-heavy beast next Tuesday, May 25 via Glass Air. A while back, we premiered the first single from Drink the Sea, "Drive It Like You Stole It," and now we're pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of the forthcoming record in its entirety. Get your blap on and check the album artwork after the jump. Read more »
Sounding something like we imagine Pictureplane's new party, Real Is a Feeling, to sound, his treatment to rapper Lil B's "Real Life" marries the original track's gritty vocal performance with producer Travis Edegy's patented style of electro-influenced darkwave music. It's not exactly a song we'd expect the Denver native to take a crack at, but Pictureplane's distorted bass synths and crunchy beat work make Lil B's flow sound right at home. (via Pitchfork)
Bay Area-via-Panama crew Los Rakas have a new video out for their single "Soy Raka," and it sizzles with some of the finest Latin-flavored turfin' you've ever seen. Filmed in East Oakland, the vid features kids in traditional dress as well as members of the Turf Fienz crew doing some nasty footwork along the streets. While you're watching, peep Uproot Andy's mix of Los Rakas' take on Gyptian's "Hold Yuh," which we posted this past Monday. Read more »
Bangana's Alf Tumble and Combo originally intended this remix of the Godfather of Soul to appear on a tribute compilation, but decided that releasing a bootleg version of it was an infinitely better idea. Good news for us, since the Swedish duo craft a disco-funk mix of "Get Up Offa That Thing" that not only does justice to JB's original, but also grooves hard enough to recall a totally sweet Major Swellings or Idjut Boys track. In fact, the vocal samples are so carefully chosen and bass is so bouncy and clean that one can easily imagine DJ Harvey rocking this joint towards the apex of the night, a compliment bestowed upon only the best edits.
London's Mock & Toof will finally see the release of their first full-length record after an incredible run of singles and remixes for the likes of Hot Chip, Holy Ghost!, Groove Armada, and more. Tuning Echoes is a 13-song collection filled with the clubby nu-disco that the group is known for, as well as a more pop sensibility that the duo has kept under wraps until now. Check out the tracklisting after the jump, and download the album's first track for free here. Read more »
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