In addition to doling out wings on a daily basis, Red Bull is gaining quite the reputation with its esteemed Music Academy becoming an official launch pad for young, innovative, left-of-center artists from around the globe. Austrian producer Paul Movahedi (a.k.a. The Clonious) is no exception. The soul-jazz combo feel of “Agenda” juxtaposed with the angular glitch beats of “Dataflow” exemplifies Movahedi’s full range of musical motion. Read more »
The original of "Cathedral With No Eyes" sounds a bit like Rob Barber (from High Places and the Urxed) channeling Primal Scream at their most apocalyptic and noisy. How Adam Forkner (a.k.a. White Rainbow) turned this railcars piece into a spacey, blissed-out carnival ride is slightly beyond comprehension. Nonetheless, the original's near-industrial percussion becomes bouncy and playful, its strained vocals replaced by Forkner's trademark cooing, and its hissing distortion is toned down to a cool sonic wash that builds to a roar by the piece's end. This excellent remix is taken from an upcoming digital and cassette release featuring Lucky Dragons, Panther, Former Ghosts, and others remixing "Cathedral With No Eyes." Look for that in February!
Dubstep will remain alive and well in the early '10s if the Tectonic label's latest compilation is any indication. Pinch and Moving Ninja's "False Flag" is a death march of bloody-knuckled beats and synth washes that stain the sky, while RSD's "Forward Youth" dives into roots dub's darkest depths and trawls up soot-blackened bass and toasters' voices from the grave. Read more »
It's an overly caffeinated day at XLR8R HQ today, but vast consumption of coffee isn't the only thing that's got us trippin' ballz. We're also rollin' out another fine assortment of our favorite hazy, crazy, occasionally lazy mind-fucks of the year for your week-ending enjoyment. Read more »
Given that Martin Kemp has Brackles for an older brother, the fresh-faced London DJ and producer certainly has some big shoes to fill. Kemp's discography may be short, but he's certainly been impressive out of the gate with his first few tracks and remixes, most of which haven't even been given a proper release yet. Read more »
Once again, the annual By:Larm festival will take place this February in the wiles of Oslo, Norway. Featuring a diversity of upcoming artists such as The Cumshots, CCTV, and Jonathan Johansson (pictured), as well as three days of lectures, seminars, and debates, it is sure to be an amazing (if cold) time. Read more »
The Madvillainz Beat Crew might remain an anonymous cast of producers, but their remix of "Gazzillion-Ear" is anything but shadowy—the dusty, warm beats of J Dilla's original production are transformed into cutting stabs of bass, rim-shots, and a triumphant sonic atmosphere that nicely compliments DOOM's rich, confrontational rhymes. In a nod to the original's beat-switch, Madvillainz does the same, paying homage to one of the best beat-makers of our times.
It seems the world's current vampire craze hasn't limited itself to film and television. Swedish electro-pop songstress Josefine Jinder has used the iconography to make the backdrop of "Youth Blood," her ode to late-nightstalkers on the prowl for a good time. From the single's second remix EP, entitled Youth Blood Scandinavian Remixes, tech-house duo Boboes Kaelstigen give the track a filtered gloss-over suitable for ending the night's adventures. The release is out now on Trouble & Bass, who have also offered up a special promo mix from resident DJ The Captain.
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