As Leaks, young Melbourne producer/vocalist Thomas Guida melds the influence of groups like Mount Kimbie and Maribou State with his own subdued take on soulful pop. "Underthought" is Guida's latest effort, the lead single to an as-yet-untitled EP set to drop via the Zero Through Nine imprint in November. Here, the artist begins by laying reticent vocals atop a a series of liquid tones and sparse, but jittery rhythms. It is after Guida's vocals fade away though that his talent as a beatmaker truly shine through, as "Underthought" pieces together an infectious melody of re-pitched vocals which bounce atop the track's lopsided skip.
With an upcoming LP for Planet Mu set to arrive next month, ceaselessly prolific Chicago producer Jamal Moss (a.k.a. Hieroglyphic Being) has revealed that the month of October will also see him debut on the expanding Technicolour imprint. Read more »
Jimmy Tamborello has been involved in numerous projects over the last 15-plus years—many of which we revisited in a 'Rewind' feature back in 2012—and although several of his various monikers and bands have had a real impact, we'd like to think that it's his work as Dntel that will ultimately stand the test of time. (Admittedly, legions of Postal Service fans might disagree with that notion.) Next week, the LA-based producer and Dublab regular will be issuing a new album, 'Human Voice,' via Leaving Records/Stones Throw, and the LP's impending release got us wondering about what tools Tamborello is using to craft his tunes these days. As such, we hit him up for a list of the five most essential items from his studio. Read more »
Curated by UK artist Manni Dee, the forthcoming Life Between Screens compilation aims to "encourage listeners to engage with music on a visceral level, liberating sound from its potentially functional shackles." To do so, the collection has gathered compositions from WANDA GROUP, Deft, Lotide, BNJMN, Shelley Parker, and others for its 11-track offering, which will be accompanied by a six-track cassette full of bonus efforts. One such production is "A Nod Was the First Step," which sees the comp's curator himself operating under his Nuances alias as he takes listeners on an elongated journey through crunchy ambience and gloomy, distant sonics. Both the Life Between Screens compilation and its accompanying cassette release will drop on September 22 via the WotNot label.
A past affiliate of Richie Hawtin's Minus label, Berlin-based expat Kevin McHugh (a.k.a. Ambivalent) launched his own Delft imprint in 2013, issuing records from SF producer Matrixxman as well as LA-4A, McHugh's formerly anonymous production handle. Now, it is his Ambivalent alias which is set to debut on the imprint with the Red Ones EP, a three-track effort that can be heard in full on XLR8R. Read more »
Last month, London's fast-growing Houndstooth label announced that it would issue the debut LP from local producer Second Storey (previously known as Al Tourettes). His forthcoming effort, Double Divide, is due out on October 6, but ahead of its arrival, he's shared a video for LP cut "Trope." Read more »
Italian electronic music festival Alfa MiTo Club to Club has revealed further line-up additions for this year's event, which is now in its 14th edition and takes place from November 5-9 in the city of Turin. Read more »
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