If ever there was a list of techno veterans who have continued to push their crafts throughout the years despite whatever momentary ebbs and flows the electronic music community happened to be caught in at the time, Gregor Tresher's name would surely make the cut. With a host of records and remixes to his name spanning over two decades of production, Tresher seems nowhere near stopping, and has announced he will be releasing his third proper artist album this June via his own Break New Soil imprint. Read more »
As more and more music continues to pour in from Dramatic Records' Endless House archives, it seems the project is bent on completely embodying its title. We can't say we're mad about it, especially when the quality of sounds remains at the same caliber of previously featured tracks "Pavel" and "Soul Flipper PART 2", which is exactly what Felix Uran's "Masprojekt (To The Stars)" does. This "sister track" to Uran's similarly titled contribution to the Endless House LP, "Masprojekt 3," is another gorgeous collection of analog electronic sounds that ebb and flow, twist and turn throughout the sparkling composition. But that's not all the Dramatic Records camp has to offer: Coming this June is another companion to the Endless House compilation, a six-song split 12" that features three new tracks from both Rasmus Folk and Walter Schnaffs. Called Endless House Presents: Rasmus Folk vs. Walter Schnaffs, the forthcoming release is said to tell "the story of the rivalry between the House's most esteemed residents." With new side-plots now developing, it's quite possible that the musical tales of the Endless House Foundation will truly never end.
London label House Anxiety has a new EP coming down the pipeline from Miracle, a sort of art-rock supergroup whose members have spent time in Zombi and Sun O))), among other bands. "The Visitor" is one of the tracks on the outfit's forthcoming Fluid Window record, and is remixed here into something entirely different by Stockholm micro-techno auteur The Field (pictured above). The producer does away with original track's vocals altogether, focusing instead on turning the duo's dark synth-pop instrumentation into a lengthy bout of mesmerizing dance grooves and wispy soundscapes. As one would likely expect from The Field, he accomplishes his goal with taste and aplomb, and provides the music world with yet another ambient techno epic to lose ourselves in.
Los Angeles rapper/producer Jonwayne has garnered a good deal of buzz within the SoCal beat community over the past few months, and next week will see the release of the producer's first proper full-length, Bowser (artwork above). Yes, that's right, Jonwayne has chosen to name his newest LP after the legendary antagonist from the Mario Brothers series, and maybe not just for nostalgia purposes; it's also as a nod to the chosen fidelity of the majority of the producer's sound sources—8-bit. Nestled a little before midway into the video-game homage of an LP is "Crumbled Luna," which begins with a slightly off-kilter arpeggio that somehow teeters between blissful and menacing while tiny drums skitter below. Then come the chords; swelling, lush, and vibrant, they evoke a sense of drama that's not easy to come by within the sonic realm of outdated microchips, and yet it's a realm which Wayne seems to walk through with a confident, concentrated swagger. "Crumbled Luna," along with Bowser's 18 other 8-bit opuses, can be heard in full when the LP is released April 19.
Burgeoning UK producer Midland is set to return to the label that first thrust his productions into the arms of 2-steppin' garage fans the world over, Aus Music, with a new single, "Through Motion" b/w "Shelter," slated for release this coming May. Read more »
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