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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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 »
Montreal producer Phoebé Guillemot will soon release a new collection of tunes under her RAMZi alias via her own Pygmy Animals imprint. Pulled from the forthcoming Bébites cassette is "Nuptial Bébites," an adventurous track that is flush with tribal percussion, sci-fi tones, and unwieldy rhythmic snippets. Still, the Canadian artist finds a way to make it all feel cohesive—teetering atop of the wobbly beat, Guillemot renders a melody from tuned percussion, reinforcing it with a relaxed bassline and splashes of fuzzy chords. Expected to drop soon, the rest of RAMZi's upcoming Bébites cassette can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
Last week, we shared the news that experimental UK producer Lee Gamble would soon be returning to the PAN label with a new EP, Kuang, and would quickly be following it up with a full-length album, KOCH. Beyond that, there weren't a whole lot of details available. That has been remedied today. Read more »
After releasing new records from Napolian, Sculpture, and Slava already this year—and with another one on the way from Suicideyear—Oneohtrix Point Never's Software label appears ready to keep its active release schedule moving at full-speed with the announcement that the Broklyn-based outpost will issue the debut long-player from East Coast artist Cayman Johnson (a.k.a. Tallesen) later this year. Read more »
Last month, Barcelona label Anemone debuted with the three-track Heliris EP from vowelless newcomer DNGLS. Here, we have "Downstep," a bonus cut from that record which patiently digs underneath layers of swirling strings and cyclical arpeggio patterns. Covering over seven minutes across its heavy-handed run, the track evolves in only the most gradual phases, becoming a more and more hypnotic affair as its tumbling rhythms chug along. Out now, DNGLS' Heliris EP can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
A former mainstay of the LA beat scene, Kutmah has been somewhat quiet on the release front since being deported from the United States and relocating to the UK. Now, the London-based producer has revealed plans to issue a new EP via the Technicolour imprint (helmed by UK producer PhOtOmachine) next month. Read more »
Formerly a San Francisco resident, Josh Mace is now an Akron, Ohio-based producer/DJ who is set to release his Without a Gimmick EP via the Car Crash Set label next month. Pulled from the upcoming effort is "Monolith," a dense production whose sonic weight comes in the form of thick, cyclical chords and detailed layers of dubbed-out sonics. Amongst the tune's rattling rhythms and weighted textures, Mace focuses on a single Nas sample, which is said to come in a variety of chopped forms across the artist's forthcoming Without a Gimmick EP, which will see its release in early August, to be followed by another EP from the producer for Barcelona's Tracy imprint.
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