From his recently released Ephedrine Skies LP for Ausland, Rigas Den Andre has shared floaty cut "No Sense of Feeling," an aptly titled track which offers a curiously spacey aesthetic that is as pleasantly airy as it is unsettling. Opening up with a piercing and somewhat ominous shriek, Rigas Den Andre's tune gradually transitions into a slow-moving and uplifting synth melody. Blips of bizarre UFO-like sounds and dark synth chords appear throughout "No Sense of Feeling"'s steady course, giving the production a unique range of textures.
Gear: Artist Tips - Max Cooper Details Five Ways to Focus Your Artistic Vision and Tighten Up Your Productions
Max Cooper is a quiet artist. While some producers garner acclaim that's based as much on their personas as their tunes, Cooper has been content to hone his craft and steadily build a following by issuing a stream of cinematic, glitch-infused creations. In recent years, his output has occasionally been lumped in with that of the "bass music" crowd, but the UK producer's reach extends much further than that, and his freshly released debut LP, Human, is even prompting comparisons to the likes of Jon Hopkins and Pantha du Prince. Of course, some of these similarities can be traced to the fact that, much like those revered artists, Cooper is someone who more or less lives in the studio. His productions are precise, mutilayered, and full of nuance, which makes him an excellent candidate for our Artist Tips series. When asked to share a bit of his knowledge, he chose to focus on maintaining clarity, both of artistic vision and sound itself. Read more »
Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. Read more »
Announced early last month, the next EP by rising Cardiff duo Bodhi, I Need You, is just over a week away from dropping via Doc Daneeka's Ten Thousand Yen label. And to whet our appetites in the meantime, DJ/producers Luke Welsby and Olly Howells have unveiled a full stream of the record's title track. Read more »
APEX Tour to Debut in North America with Magda, Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, Dixon, Joy Orbison, James Holden, and More
Next month, a new tour is set to tackle North America, with an all-star assemblage of DJs in tow. Read more »
Denver-based producer RUMTUM (a.k.a. John Hastings) has given us the premiere of his new "Floating Into" single for the beat-focused 1320 label. Hastings' airy tune features the same kind of effervescent, dream-like quality pushed by artists like Teebs, a vibe which is interspersed with the occasional funk-laced guitar riff. RUMTUM glides through his therapeutic soundscape as bursts of calculated clicks intertwine with the spiraling hum of a natural ambiance, coasting on a laidback beat that effectively validates "Floating Into"'s implication of a weightless journey.
In 1998, Detroit techno pioneer Jeff Mills delivered what was the first-ever lecture at the Red Bull Music Academy. Today, the roughly 15-year-old discussion has made its way onto the web and can now be watched in full. Read more »
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