A former resident of South Carolina who new resides in Boston, young producer Dylan Scheer (a.k.a. Via App) will join the roster of Vancouver's 1080p imprint when she drops her Dangerous Game album via the label next week. One of ten "genre-bending tracks" set to appear on the record, "Ace" serves as our first taste of what's to come from the 20-year-old talent (who also works as a visual artist). Built atop a slightly skipping four-on-the-floor, "Ace" gradually unravels a series of airy chords that sway atop the production's weighted rhythms and ever-evolving array of percussion. Via App's adventurous new outing for the fast-growing 1080p outpost will officially arrive on September 16.
Together as Graze, Adam Marshall and Christian Andersen (a.k.a. XI) have put together an exceptionally productive run. After landing with its excellent self-titled debut record (a six-track mini-LP of sorts) in May of last year, the pair went on to release its debut full-length, Edges, in December while also fitting a number of 12"s in before and after its release. Now, Graze has announced it will soon return to Marshall's own New Kanada label with its sophomore LP, Soft Gamma Repeater. Read more »
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 »
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