Montreal has been one of the most fertile hotbeds for creative electronic music in recent years, and so it was really only a matter of time before international-streaming party Boiler Room touched down for a—hopefully ongoing—showcase in the Canadian city. Read more »
As part of Stones Throw's semi-regular podcast series, SoCal producer and rapper Jonwayne has put together an ambient mix ideal for accompanying daytime naps and now available to download for free. Read more »
Two of the three minds behind the celebrated Sandwell District label and artist collective—Juan Mendez (a.k.a. Silent Servant, pictured above) and Karl O'Connor (a.k.a. Regis)—have joined forces with British producer James Ruskin to launch a new art and music label project, Jealous God. Read more »
London techno producer Ore's dubby, slightly swung "Rise"—a tune released last month on the man's State EP for Civil—has received the remix treatment courtesy of Manni Dee (pictured above). In the capable hands of the Brighton producer—who himself has recently received notice for a pair of collaborative, juke-driven 12"s alongside Deft—the heavy-handed original is stretched out to nine minutes with its pummeling back-room techno bookended by moments of chilly abstraction.
After previously enlisting the talents of genre-bending dubstep producer Pinch (pictured above, right) to help with various projects in recent years, veteran dub producer Adrian Sherwood (pictured above, left) has teamed up with the UK stalwart to deliver the pair's first collaborative two-track single. Read more »
Next month, New York City will serve as the home to the PAN_ACT festival, a two-week series of performances, lectures, and installations curated by PAN label head Bill Kouligas and Lawrence Kumpf of Brooklyn's ISSUE Project Room. Read more »
Lowb (a.k.a. Andy Barlow, one-half of UK pair Lamb) is prepping his first outing as a solo producer, with his debut album Leap and the Net Will Appear set for release via Distiller on June 3. A week prior however, Lowb will be releasing an EP based around the forthcoming album's lead single "Inward Outburst." The tune's languid chill, however, might be in even better hands with Synkro, whose rework begins as bleary-eyed as one might expect, with shimmering, oceanside chords trading places with a windswept synth pattern. All the tricks of Synkro's trade are out in full force—miles-deep low-end, longing female vocals, and the likes fill out the track—but in a surprising turn, the real standout element Synkro employs is a bit of enticing percussion, which gradually grows more fierce as the tune rolls on.
Of the myriad releases being issued by R&S sub-label Apollo as of late, Boozoo Bajou's Jan Mayen EP (out now) is easily one of the most atmospheric and wistful, relying mostly on spacious soundscapes and airy hints of rhythm. The title track from the German duo's latest record sets that tone from the start, and the animated clip which has been paired with the billowing music somehow manages to fit the sounds to a tee. Read more »
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