The project of Denver musician/producer Dillon Morton (with help from collaborator Robert Sands), True Lust concerns itself with the darker and more eccentric ends of interstellar disco. Set to serve as the title track to True Lust's debut LP, "Paranoia" presents a spiraling array of reverb-washed drum machine hits, MIDI piano chords, and heavily effected guitar strums. Underneath it all, one can faintly detect the presence of cavernous synth bass notes, which echo beneath the mesh of spacey sonic layers to give the track its ominous edge. Though no exact release date for True Lust's debut full-length has been shard, the record is said to be forthcoming soon.
Dark Sky will return to Modeselektor's Monkeytown label with the "Rainkist" single, which is set to arrive next month and will feature remixes by veteran producer Trevino (a.k.a. Marcus Intalex) and techno stalwart Marcel Dettmann (pictured above). Read more »
Growing Portland-based outpost Blankstairs will welcome a new name to its roster of budding talents when Sydney producer Hal Floyd (who has previously been seen releasing material via Chicago net-label Don't Trust Humans) drops his two-track Water Colors EP later this month. Leading off the upcoming digital effort is "All Ventures Overboard," a patiently engrossing production that fits within the "delicate and emotional techno" the artist has spent the last few years crafting. Spanning just over six minutes, the track assembles an array of airy, wistful textures to sit atop its chugging rhythmic base, adding dreamy and heavily processed melodies and increasing layers of tasteful percussion as the tune progresses. Floyd's debut outing for Blankstairs, the Water Colors EP lands on September 30.
Daniel Martin-McCormick's experimental music resume is as varied as it is impressive. Membership in the bands Black Eyes and Mi Ami long ago proved the DC-born artist's chops in the fields of hardcore and electronic-infused punk, and in his time he's also offered up abrasive, oddball electro-sleaze as Sex Worker. As Ital, he's been catching our ears with his curveball house since 2011, first via a quickfire series of EPs on 100% Silk and then with two albums during 2012 for Planet Mu, Hive Mind and Dream On. Read more »
Tony Williams' Addison Groove project blasted into the dance music arena in 2010 with the massive "Footcrab," and the Bristol-based producer hasn't really eased off the throttle since. Over the past few years, he's issued two albums, along with a flurry of singles and EPs, the most recent being last month's 'Turn Up the Silence' for 50Weapons. During that time, he's obviously been a key figure in marrying the rhythms of footwork to the bass-heavy traditions of UK dance music, and he's also become renowned for his mastery of the fabled Roland TR-808 drum machine. Curious to find out more about some of the methodology behind his furious work ethic, we've enlisted Williams for the latest edition of 'Artist Tips.' Read more »
"Twice" seems like the kind of song that is meant to carry its listeners away along with it. A stoney, disco-referencing production, the track glides to and fro, its rich assemblage of funk-touched synths and string-like pads coming in and out of focus, while understated rhythms swing below and a hand-played electric bassline keeps the song's wave-like movements afloat. "Twice" is in fact a bonus cut to Bakradze's (a.k.a. Gacha's) new Letter EP, which sees its release today via fledgling imprint The Crescent. A three-track effort of similarly sweeping excursions, Bakradze's new record can be previewed after the jump. Read more »
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