The story behind Anenon's Acquiescence EP is one of timing. After building a solid reputation at the helm of the Non Projects imprint over the past two years, Anenon was invited to the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid late last year, where, in one week, he recorded the beds of saxophone and grand piano that would become Acquiescence. From there, Anenon (a.k.a. Brian Simon) returned to Los Angeles, jet-lagged and immediately thrown into the midst of a break-up, and with one more week's time, Simon had completed his EP. But beyond the chain of events which led him to this creative spurt, another form of timing seems to have come to a head—that of the artist firmly solidifying a style all his own. Absorbing the influences of LA's beat scene while showcasing a mind for jazz and a keen knack for patient production, Simon's second EP for his own imprint is the label's most substantial and defining record to date. Read more »
This bouncing, bulbous house number comes to use courtesy today of LA outfit American Royalty and Dirtybird cohort J. Phlip. The DJ/producer has remixed one of the band's shapeshifting electro-pop tunes, "I've Been Fighting For You," for the Matchstick Remixes EP, which includes another version of this J. Phlip remix—alongside reworks from a handful of producers. You can grab the six-track offering as a free download over on American Royalty's Facebook.
Canadian duo Junior Boys has been turning out thoughtful, synth-driven electronic music for nearly a decade, most recently on 2011's It's All True. Apparently, at least one half of the group is ready to stretch his creative legs as a solo artist, as Jeremy Greenspan will soon be issuing his first single. Read more »
On this collaborative track from Daily Intake, the just-released third LP by UK tunesmith Hint, garage veteran Zed Bias joins the lead producer for a bout of skittering dance rhythms, spectral synth timbres, and overbearing bass tones. It's not the only track from Hint's new album that he shares credits on; Natalie Storm, Josie Stingray, Profisee, and more appear throughout its 10 tracks, all of which you can preview here.
The self-titled, debut LP by Brooklyn duo Sepalcure basically cleaned up last year, scoring all kinds of accolades—including the #10 spot in our list of the best releases of 2011. So, it makes perfect sense that Praveen Sharma and Travis Stewart would want to keep the ball rolling into 2012, which they'll effectively do with their new 12" for Hotflush. Read more »
Man of many names Jimmy Tamborello has finally followed up the news of his impending fifth LP as Dntel, Aimlessness, with its first leak, which arrives in the form of "Bright Night." This glitchy and melodic production is certainly reminiscent of some of the producer's best instrumental work on classics like Life is Full of Possibilities, but is also more minimal and less pop-inclined than most of Tamborello's past output. We've still got plenty of time before Dntel's new album drops on June 5 via DJ Koze's Pampa label, so we expect to enjoy "Bright Night"'s sparse soundscapes many times over between now and then.
The latest tune to hit our pages from Rotterdam's Lowriders Collective is a flitting, manic, and somehow smooth cut of juke-inspired rhythms and gelatinous synth pads from fellow Dutchman Julien Mier. "As It Is" has been lifted from the seven-tack Power Shuffles record, a compilation "[rooted] in the Chi-Town [footwork] sound but operating somewhere within the fringe between genres" that drops on April 10. Before then, you can preview the whole release, after the jump. Read more »
The London house producer/DJ Jamie Jones (pictured above) has announced plans to follow up his well-recieved Fabric 59 mix (not to mention the ace A&R work he's done alongside Lee Foss for the Hot Creations label) with a new single for Crosstown Rebels. Read more »
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