Today, we're unveiling the title track of the next 12" scheduled to drop via The Miracles Club's Ecstasy imprint, a Chicago house-indebted number called "Elevate." Finesse, the Portland-based duo behind this deep tune, showcases its love for cyclical basslines, simple 808 rhythms, chilly synth tones, and sporadic vocal flourishes, among other vintage sounds, throughout the production—never once breaking from the dance-music-revivalist character it plays so well. And if you're ready for this pair to take you a little higher, check out more info on their record—which includes remixes from San Francisco producers Jason Kendig and C.L.A.W.S., along with b-side "Believe"—here, and the spooky interpretive-dance music video for Finesse's "Elevate" after the jump. Read more »
DFA's long-standing craftsman of classic-tinged dance tracks Shit Robot has dropped this video for the track "Losing My Patience" from the producer's 2010 full-length, From the Cradle to the Rave. The slickly produced quasi-techno tune that this spinning stop-motion-esque video accompanies features the vocals of Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, and has just seen a new release in the form of a single, complete with remixes from Hot Chip and Manchester-based duo Unabombers. Read more »
Sunshine Supermen: Kode9 and The Spaceape ponder the apocalypse, graphic novels, and a Ballardian world of black suns.
After a busy year of releases on his genre-defining Hyperdub label, and a critically acclaimed book entitled Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, dubstep's godfather, Kode9 (a.k.a. Steve Goodman), is about to release his second full-length with longtime collaborator The Spaceape (a.k.a. Stephen Gordon), entitled Black Sun. Read more »
At the beginning of February, we told you about the forthcoming full-length album by the sci-fi-lovin' bedroom producer known as Com Truise, called Galactic Melt. Still a ways off from seeing that record, we're going to be treated to the three-song Fairlight EP on May 3, courtesy of releasing label Ghostly. None of those homegrown, electro-tinged tunes come from Truise's aforementioned debut LP, and yet they do trick of tiding us over until it arrives. Take the hyper-compressed "Polyhurt," where '80s-inspired sonic motifs are infused with fresh compositional ideas and a reinvigorated soul, one that emanates as much heartache as neon glow. It'll certainly be enough to satiate our nostalgic urges until Com Truise unveils Galactic Melt on July 5.
London blog-cum-label Transparent recently dropped its 27th release, a two-song, limited-edition 7" by Canadian outfit Purity Ring. That record's a-side is remixed here by Luxembourg producer Sun Glitters (who you may remember him from our post earlier this week, and is pictured above), who cuts up "Ungirthed" into manageable pieces of vocal hooks, synth melodies, and atmospheric textures, rearranging it all into a somber soundscape that swells and wavers underneath his slow, smashing beat. Even though everything is obviously chopped into oblivion on this production, the pop-leaning mood of Purity Ring's original song remains intact—giving Sun Glitter's remix the feel of a sort of 'alternate version' rather than the kinds of more drastic reimaginings we're used to.
Sometimes a remix just isn't enough. Sometimes a song is strong enough that it demands something more, like, say, a music video. And so it is for this club mix that Brooklyn's Cubic Zirconia trio made for its song with guest crooner Bilal, "Night or Day." Read more »
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