The first sound heard on the latest mix album in the Fabriclive series—a 22-track, cyclical assault of UK-centric club productions delivered by Bristol figurehead Pinch—is a perfectly rounded drop of sub frequencies taken from the middle of "Venom" by burgeoning American producer Distal. Nothing could better define the overall slant of this impeccably arranged, methodically conceived, and outrightly visceral mix album. Fabriclive 61 starts midway through "Venom" so that it can play on seamless repeat, as the whole thing ends with the tune's first half. It's a great idea, really, but what happens in between that clever trick is what's most important. Across his hour-plus mix, Pinch displays a wide and eclectic snapshot of so-called bass music circa now—bringing together seasoned pros like Roska and Shed's EQD project with newcomers such as OM Unit and F, all of who are some of the most exciting artists currently working within the continuum. Read more »
Los Angeles's Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker has recorded under the GB (Gifted and Blessed) moniker for nearly a decade now, releasing a handful of LPs and EPs and collaborating with a variety of artists, including Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, J*DaVeY, and more. For his latest musical salvo, the prolific and genre-hopping producer has prepped a 12" (artwork above) to be released on January 17 via All-City, his second for the Dublin-based imprint. "7 in 24," its a-side, brims with retro-minded electro tendencies, including sparse percussion and a ringing chorus of synths. "7 in 24" b/w "Dogon" is available for pre-order here.
By now, Hessle Audio surely needs no introduction, so let's just say it behooves fans of forward-thinking bass music to pay attention when the UK imprint announces that it will be adding another two tracks to its discography. And with that, we'd like to pass on the news that Objekt is set to join the Hessle family with a new single scheduled to drop in the coming weeks. Read more »
Earlier in the month, Sines' original version of "Money Girl" (from the forthcoming EP of the same name) graced our downloads section, and now, we've gotten our hands on a remix of the tune from budding producer Nah Like. Here, the Belgian takes the grizzly hip-hop beat into more propulsive territory, layering juke-indebted drums, adding even more bass than originally allocated, and throwing in a drastic drop midway through—all of which renders the song just that much more appropriate for the dancefloor. Along with Nah Like's remix, Sines has also tapped Montreal's HGLDT and London's Pedro 123 to turn in their own reworks of "Money Girl." All three versions can be found on a freshly released free remix EP, which you can stream/download after the jump. Read more »
As we draw ever closer to the release of Grimes' Visions LP on February 21, the Canadian songstress generously continues to provide more glimpses into her icily sweet electro-pop world. This time around, San Francisco-based blog/video production team Yours Truly serves as the chosen outlet, capturing an intimate solo performance of the lovingly bouncy tune "Genesis." Read more »
Following our first sneak peak into Shigeto's forthcoming Lineage "mini-abum," we're treated to an even jazzier and deeper production from the talented artist. "Huron River Drive" puts shuffling rhythms and subdued Rhodes melodies at the forefront, filling out the remaining space with warm bass tones and sparkling ambient sounds. We anticipate much more of the same well-developed, future-jazz experimentations from Shigeto when his new record drops on January 30. (via Pitchfork)
Last month, we released details of the new EP by fresh-faced New Orleans producer Jim-E Stack, Come Between, set for release on January 16 via Good Years. For those enthused by the radio rip of the title track we posted then, our exclusive stream of the EP, which finds Stack exploring sample-heavy, dance-oriented bass and garage, should be nothing short of exhilarating. Read more »
On his remix of "The Giant," Om Unit, the man responsible for the well-received final XLR8R podcast of 2011, adds churning bass to the cinematic production originally crafted by UK duo Silent Dust, who self-released the tune back in October. Read more »
It's been awhile since the world has heard new music from Brooklyn duo Tanlines, most likely because Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm have been hard at work on their debut full-length, Mixed Emotions. While the album won't see the light of day until March 20, Tanlines elected to let loose "Brothers" yesterday as a sort of preview. If the song is any indication, it appears that the band is moving deeper into pop territory, as the track's wistful vocals have been placed front and center and are left to essentially carry the tune. That said, the pair's penchant for loosely Balearic electronic sounds and New Order-esque guitar lines has remained intact, as "Brothers" is bathed in warm pads and features the same sort of airy synth melodies and eminently hummable hooks that once populated John Hughes soundtracks. Check the Mixed Emotions artwork and tracklist after the jump. Read more »
Somehow slipping under everyone's radar, DIS Magazine delivered a large number of remixes for Pictureplane's Thee Physical LP from last year just yesterday—including versions from the likes of Grimes, Ghosts on Tape, Teams, Becoming Real, Lokiboi, and more. Read more »
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