If there was ever a time when Dâm-Funk's funkiness was in question, it has long since passed; the LA producer seems to have only the truest of funk running through his bloodstream at all times. But maybe he feels like people have been forgetting this fact lately (kind of like when we all allegedly "Forgot About Dre"), as his latest song seems to reinstate his reign atop the SoCal G-funk world with lyrics like "I gotta let you know I'm the one bringing you the true funk from LA," and stringing together sentences that effortlessly cement his street cred. Just for the record, Mr. Funk, we never forgot, but we'll take one of your slippery beats for free any day of the week.
This 8-bit-heavy remix of Taprikk Sweezee's "Volt" is lifted from a digital/cassette release that dropped via European beat hub Error Broadcast. Called Repolyx (artwork above), that album is comprised of 12 reworks of tracks from Sweezee's 2011 EP, Poly, and features new versions of the record's four cuts by the likes of Monolithium, Pixelord, B-Ju, and many more. Now that the music has been on the market a few months, we're treated to a flashy music video for "Volt (kidkanevil Remix)," courtesy of Labmeta. You can check that out after the jump. Read more »
Having just released his solid new collaborative album with Benjamin Damage, UK DJ/producer Doc Daneeka has announced another collaboration, a forthcoming single with singer Abigail Wyles, who also appeared on They!Live. Read more »
For its first release of 2012, Amsterdam record hub Rwina will be dropping a four-track EP by Finnish producer Desto. The artist's last outing with Rwina resulted in last year's Makowrap EP, whose title track spawned this VIP mix. "Makowrap (VIP Mix)" is full of confident swagger; it's bass-heavy and driving, but accomplishes this without relying on overblown production or hyper-aggressive, in-your-face posturing. The tune features crisp beats, a catchy synthesizer melody, and a subtly effective bassline. Desto's forthcoming EP, No Sleep, will be released in late February/early March, but the artwork and tracklisting is available after the jump. Read more »
Argentine brotherly duo and ZZK affliate Super Guachin has released this video for the tune "La Gorra," a tune from last year's Piratas y Fichines. The 8-bit-styled clip shows an animated version of the pair rebelling against corporate conspiracy and its undead army. Read more »
"Blacktop Lane" is the second track from the upcoming Lonelifter EP by Los Angeles producer EEZIR, which will serve as the debut release for both the producer and Futra, a new label based in LA. The track is defined by a lone, aggressive acid line, but is kissed with the shuffle and atmospherics associated with SoCal's current electronic-music scene. Hanson's house-leaning and acidic take on bass music brings to mind the productions of an artist like Blawan, but is perhaps a little less restless than the Brit's work. Check out the tracklist for the Lonelifter EP (which drops in March) after the jump. Read more »
Back in November, we grabbed John Talabot for a few minutes of conversation, and the Barcelona-based producer expressed some trepidation about his new album potentially being labeled both "tropical" and "shiny." As it turns out, Talabot is likely to be 50% satisfied, as there is almost nothing "tropical" about his debut full-length, but the prevalence of glistening synth tones throughout the record makes it quite possible that someone might deem it a "shiny" effort after all. Read more »
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