The UK's Actress (pictured above, we think) takes Kode9's "You Don't Wash" down a dubby, tropical path on his addition to the incoming remixes of the track. Marimbas, whistles, quick yelps, buzzing synths, assorted percussion, and a thumping four-on-the-floor beat make up the meat of the production, which would seem to continue on endlessly were it not for an eventual fade out. It's quite a stretch from Martyn's rework of the song, or even the original itself, but still manages to stick to Kode9's initial vibe thanks to its dedication to non-stop polyrhythms and bulbous low-end.
Before his XLR8R-sponsored performance with live band Master Blaster at Mezzanine tomorrow, prolific LA boogie maestro Dâm-Funk will drop into the Doc Marten's store in the Upper Haight of San Francisco for an hour-long DJ gig that's completely open to the public. Read more »
Holy Fuck: With Their New Record, the Toronto Four-Piece Walks the Tightrope Between Live Energy and Studio Perfectionism.
Holy Fuck has spent the last six years developing a sublime brand of post-post-rock that owes as much to classic Krautrock and guitar nerdery as it does minimal techno. The Toronto-based quartet, led by Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh, built their sound on thoughtful improvisation, a wide palette of found instruments, and an untouchable live show. Read more »
Gustavo Lanzas (pictured above) doubles as the Nude Photo Music label head and Audioelectronic, veteran techno producer extraordinaire. His latest release, the Two Trains Running 12", comes out July 14, and features remixes from DJ Caltrop, Chris Firenze, and here, Swayzak's David "Brun" Brown. Brown's dub of "Two Trains Running" is an expectedly thumping, bass-heavy slow-cooker covered in distant synth melodies and sound effects, all delayed into hypnotic oblivion. The energy of the track ebbs and flows through its seven and a half minutes, but never loses its interplanetary traveling vibe.
Eliot Lipp's and Leo 123's Dark Party project just dropped a brand-new EP, entitled Patrol Patrol. The release comes complete with two original tunes and a couple remixes from Mux Mool and Michna, and now, only a week afterwards, we've got this fresh music video for the EP's title track. Read more »
For his remix of Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone's "Another Likely Story," young producer Alan Palomo delivers a patently lo-fi rendition inspired by driving, cosmic Italo-disco under his Neon Indian moniker. A motorik synth bassline soaked in phaser effects and hyper-compressed drum beats provide the track's backbone, providing enough stability to allow the warbling melodies and thinly layered vocals to waft about at will. It all adds up to a much darker sound than usual for Neon Indian, but it's particularly nice to hear him back to his old tricks after that strangely 'well-produced' number he did for Green Label Sound. The Night Light remix album, which also contains productions from Aeroplane, Clock Opera, Bass Clef, and more, is out July 5.
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)
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