Detroit's Coyote Clean Up is surely one of the most prolific artists to bubble up through the ranks in recent years, with releases for a littany of labels—100% Silk among them—and any number of side projects to his name. One such endeavor is Kitkkola, the handle under which the Midwest talent has released a new 17-track cassette, entitled Sarah's Rocks, just today via 1080p. Listening to album cut "Blue Winking," it's easy to hear how Coyote Clean Up has been able to maintain such a prolific run: He seems to know exactly when he has a good thing going. Here, the producer pieces together a track that is simple enough, with a set of floating chords and bouncing percussion chopped by the thump of a kick drum and a loaded bassline. It's a solid base, and one which the producer smartly throws just a handful of extra FX tricks and melodic touches on top of in order to extend the runtime to four minutes—essentially proving that maintaining a solid groove really isn't rocket science.
With artists like Four Tet, Jon Hopkins, Machinedrum, and Plastikman already booked for Sónar, the Barcelona festival has added 50 more names to the growing line-up for this year's upcoming edition. Read more »
Since 2006, German DJ/producer Marco Niemerski has consistently crafted and released quality 12"s and EPs across a variety of reputable labels under the name Tensnake, but the pop-leaning house specialist has yet to issue a full-length album. That is all set to change next week, however, when Astralwerks releases Glow, the longstanding artist's 15-track debut LP. Thankfully, Tensnake's latest offering of bubbly, retro-minded, hook-driven dance music is now available to stream in full a week before it hits retailers. Read more »
Longstanding producer and master sonic manipulator Matthew Herbert was recently enlisted to put together a 30-minute radio segment for the BBC, in which the UK artist explored the art and science of the loop. Now—for those of us who can't find BBC Radio 4 on the dial, or just happened to miss the broadcast—Herbert's immensely informative program can be streamed in full online. Read more »
The "Buck 4 Ya Dollar" single serves as the first effort of the year to appear from burgeoning Londoner Venice Calypso, and finds the artist working alongside UK newcomer Jack France to craft a heavy-handed piece of club fare. On the pair's digital single—out now via Senseless sub-label Neon—the twisted "Buck 4 Ya Dollar" comes backed with a more steady "4x4 VIP" version, fitting the production into an even more efficient package. Anchored by a relentlessly heavy four-on-the-floor, "Buck 4 Ya Dollar (VIP Edit)" focuses on the track's darker elements: a series of organ-like chords, machine-made percussion hits, a particularly brooding piano sequence, and the song's low-pitched titular vocal sample. In addition to grabbing "Buck 4 Ya Dollar (VIP Edit)" below, those interested can watch the appropriately gnarled video for Venice Calypso & Jack France's "Buck 4 Ya Dollar" single after the jump. Read more »
It was exactly one week ago when seminal producer Brian Eno and Underworld co-founder Karl Hyde shared the details of their debut collaborative LP, a nine-track record called Someday World. And though we still have until May 6 before the album drops via Warp, its lead track, "The Satellites," is now available to stream in full. Read more »
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