xxxy (a.k.a. Rupert Taylor) has kept himself quite busy in 2011. "Kerpow" b/w "Down Wit U" is his third solo single of the year, and finds the up-and-coming UK producer exploring one of the year's most popular sonic themes—at least in the bass-music world—the glory of the 808. Read more »
Earlier this week, synth explorers Toby Aronson and Greg Davis (a.k.a. Harmonizer) released a brand-new EP via Joel Ford's and Daniel Lopatin's Software imprint, called World Complete. "Landline" is one of the four drifty excursions offered therein, a lushly handcrafted landscape rife with analog tones, hypnotic rhythms, and undulating layers of dizzied melody.
No matter your thoughts on Scintilli, the latest LP to surface from veteran UK production duo Plaid, there's no arguing that Ed Handley's and Andy Turner's outfit is an electronic-music institution. So, when we saw the pair dropped an exclusive mix over on Altered Zones, we just had to share it with you. Read more »
As part of the King Deluxe label's The 2999 Project, Vancouver dubstep patron Max Ulis is sharing his offering to the web-exclusive multimedia release, a deep, sub-rattling tune called "Seven." Other contributors to the compilation include Raffertie, Strangeloop, Pacheko, DNTEL, and Mochipet, among others, whose tracks all come paired with their own original artwork. Tyler Fewell did the piece pictured above in conjuction with "Seven," the high-res version of which is available here. You can check out all of The 2999 Project here.
Two R&S alums, Pariah and Blawan (collaboratively known as Karenn, pictured above), have announced the launch of their own label, called Works the Long Nights, which will drop its inaugural release in November. Read more »
Yesterday afternoon, XLR8R posted a refix put together by young producer A1 Bassline, who had reworked a classic drum & bass tune from the Metalheadz catalog. The track had been forwarded to us by Dirtybird label head Claude VonStroke, who was offering the refix as a free download for our site. Earlier today, word got back to Metalheadz bossman Goldie, who was less than pleased with the situation, as was a vocal portion of his fanbase. Read more »
Here, we have a piece of dark, submerged bass music that arrives courtesy of Brooklyn duo Sepalcure and Salva's Californian beat hub, Frite Nite. We're treated to the sounds of "Deep City Insects" just days before the release of the label-spanning compilation it's featured on, Surreal Estate (pictured above), and the producers' own self-titled debut LP, which drops on November 21. After hearing such soulful new tunes from Sepalcure, you can definitely count us as looking forward to both records.
Back in May, we alerted you to a collaborative single that The Bug and Flowdan were set to drop via UK reggae/dub imprint Greensleeves, a project that has now blossomed into a full-fledged compilation album. Read more »
Rejuvenated Classic Label Preps New Releases, Plots Global Tour; Check Out a New Mix from Luke Solomon
Earlier this year, house veterans Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter announced the relaunch of their storied Classic imprint, an effort that began with the reissue of the label's back catalog. Now, the duo has begun to offer brand-new music once again. Read more »
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