Yesterday afternoon, XLR8R posted a refix put together by young producer A1 Bassline, who had reworked a classic drum & bass tune from the Metalheadz catalog. The track had been forwarded to us by Dirtybird label head Claude VonStroke, who was offering the refix as a free download for our site. Earlier today, word got back to Metalheadz bossman Goldie, who was less than pleased with the situation, as was a vocal portion of his fanbase. Read more »
Two R&S alums, Pariah and Blawan (collaboratively known as Karenn, pictured above), have announced the launch of their own label, called Works the Long Nights, which will drop its inaugural release in November. Read more »
Here, we have a piece of dark, submerged bass music that arrives courtesy of Brooklyn duo Sepalcure and Salva's Californian beat hub, Frite Nite. We're treated to the sounds of "Deep City Insects" just days before the release of the label-spanning compilation it's featured on, Surreal Estate (pictured above), and the producers' own self-titled debut LP, which drops on November 21. After hearing such soulful new tunes from Sepalcure, you can definitely count us as looking forward to both records.
Back in May, we alerted you to a collaborative single that The Bug and Flowdan were set to drop via UK reggae/dub imprint Greensleeves, a project that has now blossomed into a full-fledged compilation album. Read more »
Rejuvenated Classic Label Preps New Releases, Plots Global Tour; Check Out a New Mix from Luke Solomon
Earlier this year, house veterans Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter announced the relaunch of their storied Classic imprint, an effort that began with the reissue of the label's back catalog. Now, the duo has begun to offer brand-new music once again. Read more »
Philadelphia-based "actor, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer" Corey Regensburg (a.k.a. Moon Bounce) is apparently a very busy kid. The 22-year-old artist somehow found the time to drop his debut EP, Darn Your Best Frock, about five months ago, and he's already sharing new tunes with the world, including "Gone (feat. Steffaloo)." The track holds true to the choppy, frantic, Prefuse 73-style production of Moon Bounce's earlier work, but utilizes a bit of extra reverb and heavy compression to further liven up his already bubbly music.
The Local Action imprint has carved out a solid niche in its year-plus of existence, and T. Williams has undeniably been the label's top act. Considering that Williams also heads up his own equally impressive imprint, Deep Teknologi, the London-based producer has pulled off quite the feat. "Break Broke" is his third single for Local Action, and finds him stretching his sonic repertoire. Read more »
Techno veteran Jeff Mills will continue with his penchant for penning unofficial soundtracks to classic sci-fi flicks when he releases Fantastic Voyage, a 22-track LP based on the 1966 film. Read more »
Admittedly, XLR8R lost some interest in Toro Y Moi (pictured above) when Chaz Bundick decided to take his project out of the bedroom and create something resembling the output of an actual band. (How dare he!) Nevertheless, we're digging this edit put together by NYC DJ/producer M A N I K, who has taken Bundick's "All Alone," a track from the just-released Freaking Out EP, and spruced it up for the dancefloor. Stretching out the original song's R&B vibes, M A N I K has put a bouncy, filter-disco spin on the tune, creating something that sounds like Daft Punk relaxing by the pool at a summertime BBQ.
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