Though it may seem on the surface that the dirty, hyperactive ghetto house purveyed by DJ Funk has little to do with the tender, electronic bedroom-pop crafted by Caribou, Red Bull Music Academy Radio has provided a common thread for the disparate artists. Read more »
As you all should know quite well by now, we teamed up with that big ol' car/music/lifestyle company Scion to bring you our wide-ranging metropolitan to-do list, the XLR8R City Guide. One of our favorite aspects of the app is its consistently updated list of concerts, parties, and events, all happening in a US city near you. Here's our latest rundown of what's to come this weekend. Read more »
In support of Subject to Shift, the first full-length in six years under his Solvent moniker, Jason Amm will undertake a whirlwind US tour this summer. Starting in his hometown of Toronto, Amm will bring his synth-pop stylings to cities across the northern half of the US, including stops at the weekly Wierd Records party in New York City and the Ghostly showcase at San Francisco's Mezzanine club. Be prepared for Solvent's dystopian, acerbic electronic pop, and check out the full tour schedule after the jump. Read more »
Resident Advisor user samlouis posted this bit of interview goodness onto RA's The Feed section. Australian music and gear retailer Spank! Records got in touch with one of Norway's "big three," Todd Terje, and had a nice little e-chat with the prolific disco-edit master. Read more »
This year, Bristol's all-encompassing music studio, mother label to Tectonic, Kapsize, Earwax, Caravan, and Build, and artist production house Multiverse celebrates five years of contributing its own flavor to the world's ever-growing, always-changing dubstep scene. Read more »
The UK's Gold Panda is an ace beatmaker who shares more in common with the current LA beat scene than chillwave artists like Toro Y Moi or Baths, but this remix from Seams shows an undeniable affinity with the latter crop of young producers. Using miniscule sections from the original's miniscule vocal samples, Seams allows his remix of "You" to build slowly, going from repetitive, one-note loops to multi-channel, syncopated summer hiss. While the original's crisp hip-hop beats are somewhat missed, there is a weirdly hazy quality to this remix that really satisfies the ears. Gold Panda's You EP will be released on June 15, and also features remixes from Osborne, Dam Mantle, and Minotaur Shock.
It's about damn time Wiley and Hudson Mohawke paired up on something, right? They've just been sitting around, living in such relatively close proximity, both being fans of wonky beats and next-level flows, and not putting their weird ideas together. Well, now that's all in past. Hudson Mohawke got his hands all over the new single from Wiley, "Electric Boogaloo," and did his whole 'over-caffeinated mystical forest creature with ADD at an all night rave in another dimension' thing. Wiley and his soulful diva friend are led through no less than four different beats—and god knows how many synths and random sound effects—with purpose and aplomb. It's not necessarily a dream come true, but more like the realization of a fantasy you didn't know you had. The remix is available to stream after the jump. (via FACT) Read more »
UK online music mag FACT tipped us off on the new album coming from hyper-sexual future-funk prodigy Jimmy Edgar June 21 via !K7, entitled XXX. Of his new record's influences and recording process, Edgar noted, "Celibacy. Love and loss. A myriad of intense relationships. Home studio on mostly analog equipment, finished digitally. Some recorded on tape. Read more »
Y'all wanna get high? Well, if y'all do, and even if you don't, South Rakkas Crew has got the tune for you. Just before the reggae-loving hip-hop crew sets off to Italy in July for the Festa della Canapa (which basically means "Feast of Weed"), they shared a fresh new jam called "Keep the Vibes Pumpin." You can head over to the Mad Decent blog to download the track and check out the flier for the forthcoming stoner fest, or just look after the jump to stream dem hazy vibes. Read more »
LA's Ja Prawn might be one of the weirder bands we've heard in while— after all, combining boogie-funk, analog synth fetishism, and weird prog-rock song structures isn't typical, but "Suicide Party" is proof that the eclectic mix really works. With a bassline that could have come from an early Larry Heard project, gauzy synths recalling '70s AM rock radio, and electric guitar bits that wouldn't be out of place on a Journey reunion tour, "Suicide Party" is a strange yet extraordinarily catchy earworm. Be sure to check out the rest of Ja Prawn's first album here, where it is available for free download.
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