Helsinki foursome Yöt (pronounced ee-ot) offers its take on the Scandanavian sounds of skweee with this dubby head-nodder taken from the group's new mini-album, Bitch Bender. "Minigrip Walk" has the blaring bass bursts and sexy synth licks associated with skweee, but tones down the proceedings with a darker and calmer approach that draws heavily from dub and old-school dubstep. The six-song Bitch Bender was released on Tuesday through Raha & Tunteet, a label formed by members of Yöt, and is the band's third record, following releases on skweee labels Harmönia and Losonofono. After the jump, you can stream the entire release, check out the tracklisting, and find out why we didn't post the artwork above. Read more »
San Francisco producer Giraffage, who impressed us last year with his debut LP, Comfort, returns with another ebullient slice of electronic pop. "With You" is a track rooted in big, atmospheric pads and familiar, hip-hop-flavored 808 percussion. A female voice floats about the three-and-a-half-minute song, bringing balance to the production as it alternates between bass-driven surges and bass-less breakdowns. Giraffage's latest output keeps him comfortably in line with other contemporary West Coast beatmakers crafting pleasantly ambient and sample-laden instrumentals, such as Shlohmo or Baths.
Following a jolt of output towards the tail end of last year with a single for 50 Weapons and the release of his long-anticipated mix CD, Conducted, techno auteur Marcel Dettmann has announced plans to release a new single, "Landscape," later this month. Read more »
Longtime Rinse FM DJ and prolific pusher of UK riddims, Scratcha DVA, has announced the details of his forthcoming debut LP, which is slated for release in a few months' time on a familiar home for his tunes, Hyperdub. Read more »
Los Angeles's Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker has recorded under the GB (Gifted and Blessed) moniker for nearly a decade now, releasing a handful of LPs and EPs and collaborating with a variety of artists, including Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, J*DaVeY, and more. For his latest musical salvo, the prolific and genre-hopping producer has prepped a 12" (artwork above) to be released on January 17 via All-City, his second for the Dublin-based imprint. "7 in 24," its a-side, brims with retro-minded electro tendencies, including sparse percussion and a ringing chorus of synths. "7 in 24" b/w "Dogon" is available for pre-order here.
The first sound heard on the latest mix album in the Fabriclive series—a 22-track, cyclical assault of UK-centric club productions delivered by Bristol figurehead Pinch—is a perfectly rounded drop of sub frequencies taken from the middle of "Venom" by burgeoning American producer Distal. Nothing could better define the overall slant of this impeccably arranged, methodically conceived, and outrightly visceral mix album. Fabriclive 61 starts midway through "Venom" so that it can play on seamless repeat, as the whole thing ends with the tune's first half. It's a great idea, really, but what happens in between that clever trick is what's most important. Across his hour-plus mix, Pinch displays a wide and eclectic snapshot of so-called bass music circa now—bringing together seasoned pros like Roska and Shed's EQD project with newcomers such as OM Unit and F, all of who are some of the most exciting artists currently working within the continuum. Read more »
By now, Hessle Audio surely needs no introduction, so let's just say it behooves fans of forward-thinking bass music to pay attention when the UK imprint announces that it will be adding another two tracks to its discography. And with that, we'd like to pass on the news that Objekt is set to join the Hessle family with a new single scheduled to drop in the coming weeks. Read more »
Earlier in the month, Sines' original version of "Money Girl" (from the forthcoming EP of the same name) graced our downloads section, and now, we've gotten our hands on a remix of the tune from budding producer Nah Like. Here, the Belgian takes the grizzly hip-hop beat into more propulsive territory, layering juke-indebted drums, adding even more bass than originally allocated, and throwing in a drastic drop midway through—all of which renders the song just that much more appropriate for the dancefloor. Along with Nah Like's remix, Sines has also tapped Montreal's HGLDT and London's Pedro 123 to turn in their own reworks of "Money Girl." All three versions can be found on a freshly released free remix EP, which you can stream/download after the jump. Read more »
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