Ahead of the release of Toronto duo Electric Youth's (pictured above) Innerworld LP later this month via Secretly Canadian, the outfit has passed along this remix from London beatmaker Maths Time Joy. A lush, M83-indebted song in its original form, "Runaway" is transformed into a neon-laced beat in the hands of the UK artist, who laces the tune with a slew of skittering rhythms while chopping its vocal into geometric patterns that fit tightly between the remix's fast-paced hats and snapping snare drums.
Given that the indulgence of the '90s has been an overriding theme in Groundislava's work thus far—from old-school R&B and hip-hop to overblown trance and techno (not to mention retro technology)—it's no surprise that he chose to walk us through a selection of his favorite rave anthems for the latest edition of our Hi-Five series. "The shit that really got me hooked on electronic music was uplifting trance during my days as a middle school kid with a 5 GB, first-generation iPod," says the LA producer, whose third full-length album, Frozen Throne, is due to arrive later this month via Friends of Friends/Wedidit. "Been listening to a lot of those tunes again lately, so I wanted to make this list sort of an homage to that real real rave shit." Read more »
Jimmy Edgar has shared details of a new EP, Saline, which is the third in a series of elementally themed records from the Ultramajic boss designed to "aid in the path of spiritual development." Read more »
LA transplant Sinden and his The Crystal System project recently dropped its "Got Me Moving" single, a disco-indebted cut which featured former Azari & III vocalist SYF. Along with the original production, The Crystal System's single (which saw its release last month via the Sweat It Out label) boasted a handful of remixes, though the one featured here from London artist Moiré (who recently dropped his debut LP via Werkdiscs) was not included. On his rework, Moiré takes the pop-leaning track in the complete opposite direction, burying the original's groove beneath sunken kick drums and unsettled percussion, reshaping "Got Me Moving" into a much more leftfield piece of club music.
German producer Erdbeerschnitzel has quietly built up an impressive discography over the past few years, most recently turning in four soul-burnt efforts on The Ample Waters EP, his second outing in as many years for the Delsin label. Now, the man has joined the ranks of Cologne's Rote Liebe collective, and to spread the word has shared a new track, "Treat." Again, a production bathed in soulful tones, "Treat" places down-pitched vocals and an array of murky textures atop a series of skipping rhythms, which hold steady as the track slowly evolves into a dense mass of hazy chords and cavernous FX. Erdbeerschnitzel's latest tune can be downloaded below, while his recent EP for Delsin can be streamed in full after the jump. Read more »
Last month, Bay Area-based producer/songwriter Chaz Bundick (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) announced plans to issue his debut LP as Les Sins later in the year via his newly launched Company label. Now, a video for the record's lead single, "Bother," has surfaced along with dates for Les Sins' upcoming North American tour. Read more »
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