Though he's taken part in a few collaborations and dropped a mix or two throughout 2013, Tom Krell hasn't issued a proper release as How To Dress Well since 2012's Total Loss LP. Now, Krell is streaming a new, soul-burnt tune that seems to indicate a proper record is on the horizon. Read more »
For the third release on the fledgling Blankstairs label, the Portland-based imprint has reached way across the pond to tap Belgian artist Binamer Lebienheureux (a.k.a. LBNHRX) for the three-track Naïve Misanthropy EP. Said to be an entirely hardware-crafted affair, the forthcoming effort is led by "Their Judgements," an entrancingly off-kilter cut lined with dark chords and lurching melodies. Held together by the steady pulse of its bulbous kick, "Their Judgements" is techno in the loosest sense of the word, as LBNHRX seems to use the genre merely as a foundation for seeing if his various hardware pieces can actually sync up. But as "Their Judgements"—and, we imagine, the rest of the man's Naïve Misanthropy EP (out on April 1)—proves, sometimes it's actually better when they don't.
Jacques Greene has revealed plans to drop a new EP via LuckyMe next month, teasing a new track and delivering a comprehensive list of spring tour dates which will take the Montreal-based DJ/producer all over North America, with a handful of European stops in between. Read more »
Liverpool producer and former Bubblin' Up subject John Heckle took a major leap last year, particularly with the release of his sophomore album, Desolate Figures, and the subsequent Baiyun Mountain EP. Next month, he'll be issuing his latest missive, the Laid Away EP. Read more »
Masked German producer Redshape (a.k.a. Sebastian Kramer) may keep his appearance under wraps, but he's always been rather prolific, and especially so as of late. Just during the past few months, he's given away a free track for Halloween, released a new 12" for "Wires," and even offered up a podcast for Little White Earbuds. Now, he's set to continue the flurry of activity with an unusual new EP. Read more »
Originally released in 2012, Rebecca Brandt's Numbers & Shapes LP collected 14 of the composer's electro-acoustic and modern classical explorations. Now, Brandt's album has been refitted to a more dancefloor-friendly form, enlisting the likes of Starkey, Doctor Jeep, and, featured here, NYC producer Policy to rework her compositions. In his hands, Policy wraps the rushing strings and melodic percussion of "Jivko" around a somewhat lopsided house shuffle, using the remix's extended runtime to patiently shift through a number of musical motifs and morphing sonic landscapes. Policy's rework can be grabbed below, or along with the rest of Brandt's Numbers & Shapes Revisited collection as a name-your-price download, here.
Hudson Mohawke, Tim Hecker, Regis, and Many More Announced for Red Bull Music Academy's First New York Festival
Just last month, we were alerted to Red Bull Music Academy's plans to inaugurate an annual music and arts festival in New York this year, and we now have the full details of what that star-studded, month-long series will entail. Read more »
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