Many producers, like, say, Groundislava or Jonwayne, draw inspiration from video game consoles, but Coppice Halifax (a.k.a. Brian Grainger, Milieu, or the Analog Botanist, among other monikers) has taken it to the next level. The South Carolina native composed an EP made entirely from the original sounds of a Sega Dreamcast game console, which renders the tracks on Cedar Mast quiet, bubbling, delicate, and fluid. "Cedar Mast II," for example, builds on a pretty, acquatic melody and a minimal, shuffling rhythm, which makes for an overall soft and burbling track. The Cedar Mast EP will be unleashed as a limited-edition CD on Grainger's own label, Milieu, but you can grab the digital release for free via Spontaneous Rhythm, here.
After releasing records with labels like DFA and Exploited, elusive deep-house pair Jack Fell Down is back on Southern Fried with the Either Way EP. For such a casual title, the London outfit's tunes are rather solid and serious, picking up right where the vibe of its first record for Southern Fried left off. Specifically, lead cut "Kings of Clubs" is a jacking, 808-driven tune that slowly matures throughout the duration of the song with its swelling synths, intoxicating vocal clips, and soft pads. If the music catches your ear, make sure to stream snippets of the rest of Jack Fell Down's new record, after the jump. Read more »
DJ/producer Chesus has just unveiled the video for the title track off his new Goodfoot EP for Doc Daneeka's Ten Thousand Yen label, a track which features labelmate Didz and Cardiff's The Organ Grinder. Read more »
Though we sincerely try, not everything worth streaming makes it into our weekly audio/video roundup, Press Play. And even if this week does have some awesome tracks from folks like Giorgio Moroder, Squarepusher, and Tim Hecker, it could've been just a tad better with this brand-new tune from Bristolian house phenom Julio Bashmore. Read more »
Gear: This Week In Music Tech: Moog Minitaur Update, Granular Synthesis for iPad, Inside Claude VonStroke's New Studio, and More
After checking in with Mr. VonStroke on Wednesday, we spent the rest of this week keeping our eyes on a few iPad-oriented developments, a new cassette-inspired mix recorder, and—of course—the latest news from Moog. Read more »
We're pretty excited about this week's edition of Press Play, as its got all kinds of streams, downloads, and videos from remarkably talented artists across the spectrum of electronic music. After the jump, you'll find remixes, full record previews, DJ sets, exclusive premieres, brand-new original productions, and more from the likes of Holy Other, LV, Giorgio Moroder, AlunaGeorge, Squarepusher, d'Eon, and South London Ordnance, among others. It's a whole lot to take in, so we suggest you get to clicking those play buttons ASAP. Read more »
Berlin-via-Australia newcomer Kyson has helmed an EP for Moodgadget, and sent over a remix of one of those tunes by Italian beatmaker Indian Wells. "July, December, March (Indian Wells Remix)" is a jumble of minute, ambient noises—like plonks, blips, and quiet breaths—which push along the song's barely there beat. Before Kyson's Blackstone EP drops on October 29, you can check out its artwork and tracklist below. Read more »
He's come at it from a few different angles, but no matter where exactly Randomer ends up, it's hard to argue that he's ever been after anything other than powerful dancefloor music. With his latest outing, the North London resident returns to Hemlock on a familiar tip—with big drums and dirty synths in hand. Read more »
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