After our original reporting on the planned reissue of music from the seminal '90s Detroit duo Drexciya was unfortunately void of many details, the Dutch Clone imprint has now filled in most of the blanks, sharing the album artwork (as seen above) and the forthcoming collection's full tracklist. Read more »
The follow-up to Teebs' still-unparalleled debut LP, Ardour, saw a release last week in the form of a group of ideas and sketches the LA beatmaker has deemed Collections 01. Brainfeeder has gone ahead and passed along another free track to help spread the word (we already had the pleasure of sharing the LP's cut "Pretty Poly" a few weeks back), this time presenting the slow, delicate "Jahara." Nestled early on in the record, the tune offers the usual Teebs fare—not that we're complaining—as it's full of descending harp plucks, glistening delays, warm low end, and static-laden drums, all of which eventually become absorbed by a side-chain-induced swirl.
Exactly who—or what—is Patten? At this point, practically nothing is clear. Patten could very well be the all-encompassing name for a group of subversive producers that cram their ideas into one burst of clattering rhythms and fragmented melodies at a time. Patten might just be the title under which scavenging deep-sea divers release the destroyed music they discover on tapes discarded at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. Patten is possibly even nothing and no one, just a figment of our collective imagination somehow manifested in the form of sound. When listening to the surprising and bewildering tracks from Patten's GLAQJO XAACSSO LP (out now via No Pain in Pop), it seems as if all of those options are both possible and likely. Read more »
Burgeoning Portuguese duo Photonz—comprised of two dudes who also run the One Eyed Jacks label—has just dropped a collaborative effort with fellow Portugal resident and DFA-associated DJ Tiago, and has sent along this unreleased track of its own to spread the word. Together, the three producers go by the name of Sangue de Cristo and create dreamy slices of disco house, but here, Photonz delves a little deeper into the house side of things, pairing analog synth blips and blurps with a relentless house beat and crisp, retro-tinged percussion. After giving "Third Wave" a listen below, you can stream preview clips of the two new Sangue de Cristo tracks after the jump. Read more »
The beginning of 2011 had been considerably quiet for Mosca, but in the past few months, the UK producer has stepped out with a handful of impressive releases, including the XLR8R-picked "Done Me Wrong" b/w "Bax" for Numbers, followed by a free EP to commemorate attaining 5,000 Twitter followers, and now, he's added a four-track EP for Martyn's 3024 imprint, Wavey. Read more »
Atlanta's Embassy imprint is still relatively fresh on the scene, but the young label has already started to carve a place for itself within the world of Stateside bass music thanks to its inventive and forward-thinking takes on juke. Embassy's next endeavor, which sees a release tomorrow, taps a burgeoning producer from its own scene, Broodlings, who infuses a decent amount of soul (via some skillful sample chopping) into his juke/footwork-infused compositions throughout his forthcoming five-track EP (artwork above). "Fading" is one such example, and sees the Atlanta resident utilizing a reconfigured soul sample and slightly off-kilter digital synth loops to serve as the song's melodic and chordal cues while Broodlings' 808 percolations give the track a steady, infectious bounce.
"Feel The Void", a track from L-Vis 1990's recent debut full-length, Neon Dreams—you may remember the video from a couple of weeks ago—finds Sound Pellegrino's Teki Latex reciting what sounds like a mantra of sorts, his steady monotone driving the colorful piece along as he repeats, "Feel the void/Take control/Let the darkness take control." Below, you'll find L-Vis 1990's "Street Reprise" of "Feel The Void," an interpretation that's far from the vibrant atmosphere of the original, as the Night Slugs boss sheds some of the neon in favor of a deep, resonating kick and a grittier bassline, giving the track an update worthy of its "street" label. (via URB)
The Red Bull Music Academy is about to kick off the second term of its huge shindig in Madrid, but we haven't forgotten all the cool stuff that took place as part of the RBMA World Tour in the weeks prior to Red Bull officially setting up shop in the Spanish capital. XLR8R has been premiering each chapter of the video series documenting the tour, the latest of which showcases a cross-cultural conversation and collaboration that went down in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read more »
Microburst (pictured above) is one of the newest UK producers to appear on our radar, but given what he's done with this rather harmless tune from British indie-pop/electronic hybrid band Talk In Colour, he's definitely got our attention. Unraveling the innocent core of the original, Microburst makes room for deep textures, powerful drums, and skittering percussion, all of which drive his remix while glimpses of Talk In Colour's vocals, harps, and guitar gradually swell along the track's edges.
So hot right now: music videos based on vintage video games. The latest clip in this vein is the new video for Omar-S' "Who's in Key," a track featuring fellow Detroit veteran Theo Parrish that first appeared on High School Graffiti, the five-track EP he put together for Scion A/V earlier this year. Read more »
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