This short, haunting composition comes courtesy of Mancunian producer Synkro, who will be releasing the first offering from revamped R&S offshoot Apollo on April 2. While "I Miss You" will not be on the forthcoming release, titled Broken Promise, the tune's spacey darkness reflects the vision of the label, which, in its previous incarnation, served as R&S' ambient sub-label. After the jump, you can find the artwork and tracklisting for Broken Promise. And for interested readers in the London area, Synkro will be sharing a bill with Deadboy and Disclosure on March 30 at XOYO. More details on that can be found here. Read more »
It comes with the territory: Every so often, a website not entirely unlike your own publishes a story that was running through your works, as well. Such is the case with Resident Advisor's latest Label of the Month profile on Loefah's excellent Swamp81 imprint. Read more »
Like most years for prolific techno veteran John Tejada (pictured above), 2011 was a busy one which saw multiple releases from the artist, including the full-length Parabolas and an EP, Not That But This, with now-frequent collaborator Justin Maxwell. 2012 will likely be another year replete with production, as Tejada has already released a number of remixes, and earlier this week unveiled the Our Gigantic Mistake EP, his latest collaboration with Maxwell. Here, we have the title track from that release, a techno tune with quirky modular synth sounds meandering over a vibrating bassline and a simple backbeat. Our Gigantic Mistake is out now exclusively on vinyl, and will be available in digital format on April 2.
Despite recently releasing a new single and having a full-length album on the way, Jimmy Edgar has found time recently to explore his lesser-known alias, Creepy Autograph, and deliver this remix of "Semi-Automatic" by breakbeat veteran Clatterbox (pictured above). The furious, bass-driven onslaught of the original is developed into a more restrained bit of garage by Edgar, who also cuts the elongated synth pads from the original into sharp stabs. This remix will appear on Clatterbox's forthcoming Semi-Automatic EP, which will also contain the title track, a remix by Lok44, and a second original production. The EP will be released by Trust on April 9, but a streaming preview is available to check out, along with the artwork, after the jump. Read more »
Airhead is a name that has been visible just below the rising wave of post-dubstep beatmakers over the past few years, most notably as James Blake's touring guitarist (and even collaborating with Blake on a Brainmath single), in addition to turning in remixes for Mount Kimbie and Shlohmo. Now, the producer has been tapped by R&S for a proper single of his own, presenting two songs that attempt to mash together everything from hazy beats and UK-style broken-step to guitar-based electronics and acoustic pop, begging the unnecessarily convoluted question: Is the world ready for somber, post-dubstep instrumental pop? Probably not. Read more »
London-based duo Toob is embarking on a series of free digital releases, collectively titled Chop House. Although free releases are often the territory of relatively new acts, Toobs has actually been making music since the mid-2000's. The titular "Chop House" is taken from the series' first chapter, and it's a relatively short piece of percussive techno with a dark, albeit high-energy, feel. If the track piques your interest, the entire three-song Chop House Volume 1 can be downloaded here.
Today, Brooklyn/SF duo Mi Ami released its latest record—the four-song, 37-minute Decade—via underground dance music hub 100% Silk, and this video for "Time of Love," a lengthy disco-warping track we premiered about a month ago, arrives just in time to commemorate the occasion. Read more »
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