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 »
In the midst of his current international tour with a fresh lineup, the man behind NY's Hercules & Love Affair, Andy Butler, spoke with Dazed Digital about some of the finer things in life. The arts, fashion, music, and culture magazine spoke to the disco/house-obsessed DJ/producer about his favorite new music, old music, book, film, eatery, ice cream, and many other quick queries. Read more »
A few weeks before UK bass music DJ/producer Shortstuff releases his latest EP, The Summer of Shortstuff (being released throughout August on three separate 10"s via Ramp), the Blunted Robots co-owner spoke with Sonic Router about his current goings on. Read more »
The man whose photography has nearly come to define the electronic music producers and record labels throughout the UK (and even on into the States a bit), Shaun Bloodworth, has just released a new film for free viewing on his website. The project, entitled Minds Locked Together, was commissioned by BBC1's Mary Anne Hobbs (pictured above) to show during her performance at Sonar 2010. Read more »
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