Here, London up-and-comer Error Operator (pictured above) has tried his hand at reworking fellow UK outfit Man Without Country, warping the group's "Puppets" tune into something much more XLR8R-friendly. Error Operator strips the original track's live drums in favor of an array of percussion patterns and club-ready kicks and snares, on top of which he drizzles spacey vibraphones and a host of slippery chords. Touches of Man Without Country's vocals come through drenched in effects processing, nonetheless giving the production some pleasant refrains between the instrumental sections of bubbling beat work.
It would appear that Berlin-based producer Antaeus Roy (a.k.a. Lando Kal, one half of Lazer Sword) has been quite busy these past few months. In addition to preparing his outfit's forthcoming second album and getting ready to drop live knowledge at SXSW tomorrow night, he's also releasing a new single via the illustrious Hotflush label next month. Read more »
Berlin's Tresor label is approaching its 250th release, and to celebrate, the label has planned a reissue series of Juan Atkins (pictured above) tunes made under his moniker from the mid-to-late-'90s, Infiniti. Read more »
Genre-melding producer Mo Kolours (pictured above, kind of) is days away from releasing a new EP—and coinciding 12"—via the One Handed Music imprint. EP2: Bannana Wine will serve as the second part of a planned trilogy of releases for the label, and, along with seven original Mo Kolours tunes, this remix from DC outfit Beautiful Swimmers is set to close out the endeavor. The duo's moniker is not too far off from describing this rework, as "Mini Culcha" gets dipped into pleasantly water-logged territory thanks to an array of spiraling filters and generous layers of underwater percussion. After giving the Beafitul Swimmers' take on the tune a spin, you can check out the full tracklist for Mo Kolours' upcoming EP, which is set to drop on March 19, following the jump. Read more »
In recent years, Chicago producer Tevo Howard has been something of a machine, reliably turning out a new batch of high-quality house productions every few months. On his latest offering, the Monument EP, he even sounds like a machine, albeit in the best way possible. The three-track effort finds Howard crafting workmanlike house tunes that carry some real emotional heft—not to mention some dancefloor punch—despite their stripped-down nature. Read more »
Out of the goodness of her heart, Jennifer Lee (a.k.a Tokimonsta) offered up this woozy beat for free on her SoundCloud a short while back. As one might imagine, this freebie ran out of downloads pretty fast, but has nonetheless been making its way around the world wide web ever since. "Fame Boozer's Lullaby" features a soulful appearance from Philadelphia vocalist Rucyl, and is a lopsided, stoney endeavor that comes out a little more on the mellower side of the production spectrum than what we're used to hearing from Lee. But with its intoxicating spiral of sound and beautiful layers of haze, we're certainly not going to complain. (via FACT)
Fans of Hot Chip's inventive take on house-infused, indie-tinged pop—not to mention being dizzy—are in luck, as the UK outfit's new video for "Flutes," the first single to leak from the group's recently announced fifth LP, In Our Heads, has plenty to offer in both categories. Read more »
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