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 »
Somewhere along the way of touring the world in support of his debut full-length, Causers of This, young music maker Chaz Bundick dropped the highly synthesized sounds that initially defined his Toro Y Moi project for something a bit more live and organic. On his new single, Bundick belts out some lyrics about heading home from what sounds like the middle of a barren tunnel, as simple guitar strums and drum beats fill the space around him. "Leave Everywhere" is a completely new sound for Toro Y Moi, and may simultaneously win and lose Bundick a handful of fans amidst the transformation. (via Gorilla vs. Bear)
UK funky champion and XLR8R person of interest Roska (Roska, Roska...) hooked up the world with a brand-new mix to stoke everyone on his upcoming appearance at this year's Sonar festival. The rising music star was handpicked by Mary Anne Hobbs as the sole representative of UK funky on her stage at the music fest, which also includes future-dubstep and beat music icons Joy Orbison and Flying Lotus. Read more »
Since the release of Shlomoshun Deluxe early this year, SF/LA music maker Shlohmo has been on the tip of every herky-jerky beat-lover's tongue, and we'll admit we've also been keeping our ear perked for what's coming next from the young producer. As it turns out, his next salvo is going to be the Camping EP, slated for release on the Friends of Friends label, who have passed along a taste of the seven-track affair with the new jam "Birthday Beat." Read more »
Dim Mak resident DJ/producer Them Jeans pilfered the first few seconds from fellow LA residents Nguzunguzu's "El Bebe Ambiente"—taken from the duo's free self-titled EP—to use as the basis for this booming bootleg remix. It sounds like he only managed to grab the high-pitched vocal rhythm and maybe a few percussion sounds from the original track, but the rest of the sounds in Jason Stewart's remix—filtered synths, bouncing kicks and snares, and a '90s rave-inspired melody—could've just as easily come from Nguzunguzu's repertoire. You can go ahead and add this to the other list of awesome Nguzunguzu-related things going down, like their upcoming M.I.A. mixtape—comissioned by Ms. Arulpragasam herself—and their show this Saturday at San Francisco bass party Icee Hot.
Out now on Palms Out Sounds, Marcus Price and Carli's "Mat Bira Kvinnor Weed" is a bumping slice of tongue-in-cheek booty-bass with an even more tongue-in-cheek video, featuring the duo and an unnamed Swedish woman preparing food and dueling with utensils. Check it out above, and while you're at it, check out last summer's write-up of Kingdom's remix of the piece. Read more »
So, a few clips on YouTube surfaced yesterday of a recent DJ set performed in Metz, France by Lord Richard D. James, which were purported to contain possible new tracks from the electronic music mastermind. At first we were skeptical of the videos, as it's a bit baffling how the videographer was able to capture such pristine audio while his video quality looks no better than that of a phone's camera, but after a few close inspections, the clips seem totally legit. Read more »
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