While the new UK foursome PEACE (pictured above) is a touch too straight-ahead indie rock for our tastes here at XLR8R, this remix by Wax Cotton is a little more our style. The fresh-faced DJ/production duo from London creates a midtempo, electro- and disco-tinged house vibe with a newly amplified bassline and four-on-the-floor kick while removing the distortion and leaving only traces of the original vocals and guitar behind.
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It was unfortunate news that the Red Bull Music Academy had to withdraw from hosting this year's events in Tokyo in the wake of the devastating tsunami, but things started looking brighter once Madrid was named as the new locale RBMA 2011 would inhabit. Now, with the announcement of the first round of events scheduled to take place in the Spanish capital, the excitement has jumped a notch. Read more »
This piece of haunting, hip-hop-flavored bass music comes courtesy of Sylle Struck (a.k.a. Sylvester Struckman), and is taken from his new EP, Solid Ground for My Trolley, which came out yesterday on SoundEscape. The Danish DJ/producer and Greased Up crew member is offering the entire EP for free download on Bandcamp. Check out the video for another cut, "High Five," complete with its images of hardcore weed porn, after the jump. Read more »
San Diego, CA producer eLan is having a very busy year. He already released two EPs in 2011 on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown label, and has another EP and a double album, Next2Last, due out later this month. eLan, a member of Shlohmo's WeDidItCollective, sent over this remix from the second disc, a lurching, low-end-heavy production crafted by another West Coaster, Low Limit (a.k.a. the LA-based half of Lazer Sword).
In between running around the entirety of Seattle for this year's Decibel Festival, we managed to find a moment or two to sit down with a few artists and have a quick chat. Here, we nab some face time with LA producer/musician Ryan York (a.k.a. Asura), and talk with the Non Projects associate about his experience at Decibel, his forthcoming projects, and Futura, his nearly year-old monthly night with fellow LA-based producer Teebs. Read more »
Apparently, The Album Leaf is still alive and kicking. Although we admittedly lost track of the project's woozy, electronic-leaning soundscapes several years ago, we have no qualms with this remix of "D Day" from Sacramento-based trio Sister Crayon (pictured above). The two groups are about to wrap up a string of joint US tour dates, and elected to remix one another to mark the occasion. "D Day (Sister Crayon Remix)" won't shock anyone, but its gently soaring melodies, plinking laptop percussion, and twee vibe all combine to form a nice piece of ear candy. Sister Crayon's upcoming tour dates can be found after the jump. Read more »
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