This boogied-out remix comes courtesy of Harvey Sutherland, a Melbourne-based producer/DJ who has been tasked with taking on fellow countrymen Retiree's (pictured above) recent "Altruisme" single. In its original form, the Sydney outfit's track is a bit smoother affair, but Sutherland elects to sharpen the edges on his rework, adding an energetic groove and a juicy synth solo to the otherwise subdued production. The Australian producer's remix of "Altruisme" can be grabbed below while Retiree's watery video clip for the original tune can be viewed after the jump. Read more »
Over the summer, longtime DFA affiliate Nancy Whang announced an upcoming collection for German house label Gomma, which found her partnering with producers like Etienne de Crecy and Audiojack to rework classic disco tracks originally released on the legendary Casablanca label. Now, ahead of the release of The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks, the former LCD Soundsystem vocalist is premiering EP cut "Flashlight" via XLR8R. Read more »
In the rapidly evolving world of electronic music, it's all but impossible to keep track of every new artist, label, party, and genre. At the same time, certain names will inevitably pop up again and again at the XLR8R office, some of which we've only given passing mention to on the site. In an effort to get our readers up to speed with some of the things—both new and old—that we've been digging lately, we recently launched a new feature series called 'Get Familiar,' which aims to shine a spotlight on subjects we think are worthy of a little more attention.
With cheap imitations of old Chicago house and Italo gems appearing with increasing frequency, it could be said that few artists working with these sounds are as committed to authenticity as Massimiliano Pagliara. The Italian may wear his influences on his sleeve, but since moving to Berlin over half a decade ago, he's been discreetly amassing a discography that's well on its way to becoming as distinct as that of producers such as Legowelt, Prosumer, or Daniel Wang. Read more »
Mute sub-label Liberation Technologies has a history of trading in undefinable dancefloor tropes, with signees such as Powell, Container, and Laurel Halo. Now Lukid, a producer and sound designer affiliated with Actress' Werk Discs label and own Glum imprint, has shared details of a fresh EP for the London-based outpost, which is due out later this month. Read more »
We first heard from Joe Mirza (a.k.a. The Slow Revolt) earlier this year when the London producer/vocalist joined the ranks of the FIELDS label (who also released Max Cooper's debut LP earlier this year) with his two-track Never Get Close single. Soon, Mirza will return to the UK imprint with All Your Own, another two-track single which features the intricate "Twin" production as its b-side cut. Setting aside his vocal talents in order to craft an instrumental outing, here Mirza builds a full-bodied track from thick kick drums, detailed percussion, and precise bass notes—all of which provide a sturdy base for chained patterns of restless synth melodies to lead the excursion. The Slow Revolt's second effort for FIELDS, All Your Own, is slated to land on October 20.
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
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