Following a remix contest that the NYC party-starters at Trouble & Bass held for the "Low Rises" tune by UK duo Ursa Major, the label is offering the four-track Low Rises Remixes EP—which brings together the original cut with versions from LA-based Bubblin' Up producer Samo Sound Boy and two of the contest winners—as a free download exclusively on XLR8R. Read more »
As a denizen of Lexington, KY, Milyoo (a.k.a. Tommy Wilson) is likely destined to be an outsider in every imaginable electronic music scene. If you throw in the fact that his tunes ceaselessly push limits while spanning a massive range of sonic variety, it's difficult to imagine he'll start fitting in any time soon. "Hold Up" is considerably different from the more straightforward tracks of his that we've previously posted and reviewed—this time showing off a more experimental take on shuffling, bass-filled hip-hop. Wilson will drop his first full-length, Archeology, on December 5 via Subeena's Opit imprint, which will also double as the label's first LP release.
With the release of Chinoiseries Pt. 2 less than two weeks away, French producer Onra has offered up yet another track of his Southeast Asian-sampling hip-hop beats. The Asian influences on "No Matter What" are less pronounced than on his previous free download, "A New Dynasty," but nonetheless exhibit an impressive blend of diverse musical traditions.
More or less a dubstep supergroup, London trio King Midas Sound ranks high within Hyperdub's hierarchy, sitting not far from the enviable positions that have been held by Burial, Zomby, and label boss Kode9 himself. It's probably the best way to go about justifying a remix album—or "album of reworks," as the PR would like it to be called—that arrives two years after its source material, but that could also be partially explained by the laundry list of top-shelf producers on Without You. And yet despite appearances from the likes of Mala, dBridge, Flying Lotus, Gang Gang Dance, and Cooly G, King Midas Sound's collection of Waiting for You remixes largely feels uneven and half-baked. Read more »
20-year-old record label Force Inc. has announced its return after going on hiatus for over half a decade with the release of Marow's + - 0 [Plus Minus Null] (pictured above), a 14-track album full of glitchy, minimalist productions that hearken back to the imprint's earlier days. Read more »
On "Divine Lions," Vancouver native Buffalo Tide meanders across various themes—pairing syncopated rhythms with novel samples, like practically inaudible background chatter and car horns. The ambient-leaning track leads Buffalo Tide's four-song Arabia EP, which will be released on November 11 by UK collective and nascent record label BLBX. This track follows in the same vein as the producer's edit of Capac that we offered up this summer, which can also be streamed with the rest of the Arabia EP on Buffalo Tide's Soundcloud page, here.
Mysterious duo Tiger & Woods is set to drop another remix just weeks after leaking a free 15-song album full of its edit-intensive take on disco, house, funk, and soul, this time for German producer Read more »
In conjunction with the release of his new Let's Pretend EP (read our review here), Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Brenmar put together a mix of his signature high-energy, ghetto-fabulous club music. His penchants for old-school tunes and sultry R&B are marvelously combined with a Chicago flavor in the mix, which can be streamed and downloaded after the jump. Read more »
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