Marcel Dettmann's 73-minute mix for Fabric feels like an overdue milestone for an artist who has been at the peak of his powers for some time. As such, Fabric 77 is, to some extent, free from any pressure to be a career-defining document; it's as much a showcase for the Berghain resident's label, Marcel Dettmann Records (MDR), as it is an exhibition of the asceticism that informs his lengthy techno sets in Berlin and beyond. Read more »
Submerse has had a busy summer. Between delivering a hazy (and occasionally off-kilter) XLR8R podcast and dropping his debut LP via Project: Mooncircle last month, the UK producer has certainly left his mark on 2014. Somewhere between all that activity, Submerse found the time to rework Amin Payne's and Ben Bada Boom's "Moon to Mars," a cut from the pair's recent Collision LP for the French Cascade label, which has been handed off to several remixers for an upcoming collection. A short-but-sweet production, Submerse's contribution to the effort is expectedly dreamy, its floating chords pushed down by bulbous kicks and layers of metallic percussion hits. The full hip-hop-leaning Collision Remixed comp lands in both cassette and digital form on September 8.
Last month, Vienna-based producer Dorian Concept announced that he would return to Ninja Tune with Joined Ends, his first full-length record for the label. After sharing the album's lead single, "Draft Culture," along with the announcement, Dorian Concept is now streaming a second LP cut, "Ann River, Mn." Read more »
The Dirt Crew label is set to celebrate 10 years of music with the forthcoming Deep Love 10 compilation. Rather than using the occasion to look back on its past successes, the imprint has elected to focus on its future, gathering a slew of exclusive new tracks from artists such as Tigerskin, Edit Murphy, and Kito Jempere for the collection. Featured here is Lithuanian producer Ponty Mython's contribution to the effort, "Movin' On." Named partly for the Brass Construction song which it briefly samples, Ponty Mython's track is a low-sung affair, one which is flushed with bluesy chords, active synth work, and doses of rapid-fire percussion. Out on August 25, the upcoming Deep Love 10 comp can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
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