We last heard from Toronto's Deebs (pictured above) in November, when he dropped an impressive remix of Outkast's "Unhappy." Currently, the producer is working on an EP for Belgian imprint Pelican Fly, and he's shared "You (In My World)" as a preview of that work. The four-and-a-half-minute track bustles with rave synth stabs, syncopated percussion, and crisp production, culminating in a fine piece of garage-influenced beatwork.
Austin's Xander Harris may or may not have taken his name from a character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but his music reflects the playfully spooky nature of that cult classic TV series. The artist has produced work for Not Not Fun and 100% Silk, and he most recently dropped a tape, titled Chrysalid (artwork above), via Dallas' Pour Le Corps imprint. "Clockwork Heart" is the fourth track from that release, and in all its brevity (it clocks in at only two minutes), it manages to express a sense of peculiar distress. Noisy, atmospheric pads give the track a gloomy chill, but a pulsing, repetitive synth squelch puts the listener in more idiosyncratic, levitating territory. If you want to check out Chrysalid in its entirety, you can do so after the jump. Read more »
When talking about Addison Groove, people love to mention juke. After all, 2010's "Footcrab" and the infectious singles that have followed take more than a few cues from the hyperactive style with origins in the streets of Chicago. Nevertheless, Addison Groove (a.k.a. dubstep veteran Headhunter a.k.a. Tony Williams) isn't a juke artist. First of all, most of his tracks aren't even the right speed, usually clocking in a full 20 bpm slower (at least) than the average footwork tune. His music may be littered with 808 sounds, but the Bristol-based producer is crafting a sound that shouldn't merely be categorized as a juke knock-off from the UK. With the release of Transistor Rhythm, his debut full-length as Addison Groove, the opportunity has arisen to truly stretch out his sound and show what the project is all about. Read more »
Last month, we dished out some details on Mosca's forthcoming Eva Mendes EP, which is set for a release in early May. Now, we have the video for the tune, which is little more than a collage of images and clips that could have been gleaned from a "sexy Eva Mendes" Google search. Read more »
"Satisfaction" is the product of three Seattle producers coming together, as Suttikeeree and WD4D have enlisted frequent Fourth City contributor Introcut to help produce a retro slice of electro-funk. Wide, atmospheric pads combined with funky basslines and sparse percussion bring to mind a more polished version of Dam-Funk, while the track's stuttering vocal samples add a bit of a nostalgic house feel as well. "Satisfaction" can be found on After School EP 2 (artwork above), which is out now. A stream of the entire EP can be found after the jump. Read more »
Montreal-based digital-art and electronic-music festival MUTEK has announced a second wave of artists for its line-up, adding to a previously announced list of acts that includes Kode9, BNJMN, Jeff Mills, Shackleton, and Nicolas Jaar. Read more »
This spastic bout of sample wizardry arrives from LA beat-scene stalwart Daedelus at the behest of Mixmag before his live appearance in London at Village Underground on April 13. As the tags on this MP3 lead us to believe, "Curtains Don't Talk" is made up of bits of Janet Jackson (we're assuming she provides the main vocal here) and the Beach Boys (definitely who the background harmonies are lifted from), and is also labeled as "Lover's Juke." It's a cringe-worthy genre descriptor for sure, but the breakneck tempos and smooth melodies that Daedelus puts together coalesce into something that sounds pretty much like a bit of Chicago footwork tailor made for the bedroom.
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