Minimal stalwart Ricardo Villalobos will soon drop his Voodog 12" via Frankfurt's Pressure Traxx imprint, but before the record sees its official release, the seasoned artist has let loose a streaming preview of the upcoming two-track outing. Read more »
Somewhere amongst the bushes and rocks pictured above is Crushfield, a Canadian producer who here offers his take on Animals as Leaders' "The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing." On his rework, Crushfield loosely drapes the original track's math-rock-style guitar atop heavy-handed rhythmic elements: straightforward kicks and snares trade off hits as crisp hats fill the space in between. Eventually, the procession is met by subtle layers of sneaky arpeggios and a thick, restless bassline, which helps guide the track to the end of its five-minute run. Having appeared on a split 12" for the New Kanada label earlier this year, Crushfield will release another record through the imprint early next year, but not before delivering his debut live performance at the New Kanada label night in Toronto this weekend; more info here.
Following on from his standout debut album from 2012, Order of Noise, Vessel (a.k.a. Sebastian Gainsborough) has unveiled the details of a new LP, which is due out via Tri Angle this September. Read more »
After rising to the surface a few years back with a unique brand of melodically rich 2-step, UK producer Submerse has evolved his craft in recent years, folding new sounds into his productions while leaning towards a denser sonic palette. Now, the London artist's debut LP, Slow Waves, is set to arrive next week via Project: Mooncircle, but before then, the record can be streamed in full exclusively on XLR8R. Read more »
All week long, XLR8R will be taking a closer look at some of our favorite record shops from around the globe. Check out the entire 'Record Store Week' series here.
On Co-Op 87's stereo, co-owner Mike Catalano is enjoying an LP by Latin composer and lounge cult-figure Juan García Esquivel. Catalano's business partner, Ben Steidel, voices his approval of the seemingly bargain-bin fare and says, "Yeah, people are really quick to dismiss records like this." Catalano agrees. "Yeah, there's pretty remarkable stuff out there that's not cared about anymore, for sure." This shared infatuation with the obscure and underappreciated sides of music history is something that drives Co-Op 87; though the shop features the usual sort of rock, soul, jazz, hip-hop, house, disco, and country offerings, sections of the store have also been dedicated to private press LPs, Bollywood, calypso, Irish folk, and even cheesecake album covers. Read more »
Numbers has referred to Redinho (a.k.a. Tom Calvert) as the "secret weapon" in its arsenal, and today, the Glasgow label headed by Jackmaster and friends has shared the details of his debut LP, which will actually be the label's first-ever full-length release. Read more »
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