In the midst of reestablishing itself as a powerhouse group within the classic Detroit lineage, brotherly duo Octave One had announced plans to release a retrospective of sorts (artwork above) on which a number of artists (including the brothers themselves) have been enlisted to remix 11 of Octave One's classic tunes. Here, we have the dub of Alexander Kowlaski's "I Need a Release" rework, a version that pulls back the percussion and funk-tinged vibes of the original back even further and lands the tune in the cold, clean world of rolling modern techno. Not just satisfied to revisit its accomplishments with the remix compilation—which drops February 7—Octave One has plans to embark on a string of live dates over the course of 2012, mostly throughout Europe, but the pair does have one North American show scheduled in San Francisco for this Friday, January 20. You can check out the full details for that here after giving Kowalski's dub a spin below.
It's only taken about seven years, but it seems that Todd Terje's back in the fold. The Norwegian producer hit the scene back in 2004 with the now-classic "Eurodans," a recorded which headlined a short string of original releases in the mid '00s. For whatever reason, that was followed by a long dry period during which Terje busied himself with remix and re-edit work. Last year, the silence was broken, as Terje released the well-received Ragysh, his first original release since 2005's Mjøndalen Diskoklubb. Now, the producer is back quickly with It's The Arps, a brand-new EP on Smalltown Supersound that picks up where his last left off. Read more »
You may have seen the name of Copenhagen-based up-and-comer Rewolmer for the first time a few weeks back when we posted the track "One" from his free Error Perfect EP. If you're anything like us, you were rather impressed with the young producer's take on post-everything style beats, and now you should be prepared to be a little more impressed with this video of "One" being performed live. Read more »
We've been patiently waiting for new material to surface from UK wunderkind Lapalux since he first hipped us to his plans back in our Bubblin' Up feature this past August. Clearly, it was worth the wait, as "Gutter Glitter"—the first track to be unveiled from his just-announced EP for FlyLo's Brainfeeder imprint—does not disappoint. Lapalux's knack for folding countless layers and minute details into his productions seems as sharp as ever, and the song that results here is an intensely intricate, finely sculpted piece of moody electronics. Through the constantly shifting percussive pilings and warm, buzzing bass tones, some James Blake-esque vocal manipulations appear, gliding in a pleasantly bizarre pattern of entirely unhuman R&B. Needless to say, we'll be glad to get our hands on the six other tracks that are slated to accompany "Gutter Glitter" on the When You're Gone EP when it drops on February 7. (via Pitchfork)
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 »
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