Lifted from LA producer Salva's (pictured above) brand-new Yellobone EP (which we deemed "precise," "sleek," and "stripped down"), this spacious remix of the title track comes courtesy of fellow Californian beatsmith Shlohmo and the fresh-faced WEDIDIT homie 2KWTVR. We can hear bits of the fractured percussion that Shlohmo loves so much within the mix, but the rest of the tune leans heavily on Salva's own impeccable sonic concoctions, which we assume 2KWTVR applied his own tweaks to. Good work, team. (via FADER)
Sinjin Hawke (pictured above) recently emigrated from Montreal, where he promoted the Boomclap party with Markus G of LOL Boys and Azamat B, to the city of Barcelona, where he's drawn from the excitement of a fresh locale to create a new EP, The Lights, which is due out on December 5 via Brussels-based imprint Pelican Fly. Although the EP is technically his first, Hawke has a bevy of bootlegs and collaborations under his belt, including this one with Kansas DJ/producer Morri$, which begins with an airy twinkling before giving way to a bass-heavy, but still celestial, piece of grime.
One of the most iconic tracks to come from oddball hip-hop veteran Kool Keith, "Drugs", is about to get its own remix EP, courtesy of Hot Chip, Switch, Amon Tobin's side project Two Fingers, and others. Read more »
After our visit to Madrid for this year's Red Bull Music Academy, we decided to kick around Spain for a few more days and stop in Barcelona for the annual Primavera Club. Designed as an autumn counterpart to the massive Primavera Sound festival, Primavera Club features an array of acts—most of whom are not Spanish—scattered throughout smaller, more intimate venues in both Barcelona and Madrid. While many acts were only in Barcelona for a matter of hours, we managed to pin down a couple of them for a quick chat, including mysterious UK producer Holy Other. Read more »
While LA beatmaker Thavius Beck is primarily known for his leftfield hip-hop beats and general production wizardry, those who have seen his DJ sets know the broad-minded MC's range of expertise extends deep into the realms of house and techno as well. To showcase Beck's diverse talents, Mush Records is releasing a three-part series of EPs titled Amber Embers that will contain material more in line with his Ableton Live-crafted DJ sets than his previous wordplay-laden full-length albums. "Thavihaus," taken from Amber Embers Vol. 1, is Beck's take on tech-house and attempts to mine the minimalist aesthetic frequently associated with German labels such as Kompakt and Minus. Vol. 1 is out now, while Vol. 2 will see a release on December 12, with Vol. 3 to follow on January 25 of next year.
Founded in the late '90s, Rush Hour Recordings got its start not as a label, but as a record store and mail order catalogue. Through these beginnings, it acted as a vital link between Amsterdam and the world, importing the then-booming sounds of techno and deep house into the Dutch capital. Since then, Rush Hour has become much more than just a record store, and now, it's a highly respected label that not only disseminates the deeper side of Dutch house, but also has come to stand as one of house music's most reliable brands, with compilations and releases from such international heavy hitters as Carl Craig, Daniel Wang, and Anthony "Shake" Shakir. Yet, while the label has moved beyond regionalism, Rush Hour Presents: Amsterdam All Stars, its latest release, is an attempt to showcase the current scene of the city in which Rush Hour first made its mark. Read more »
Autechre—we assume you know who they are—released its first record back in 1991 via UK imprint Skam. Although it was crafted under the name Lego Feet, the self-titled EP was nonetheless produced by Rob Booth and Sean Brown, and now, following its 20th anniversary, the label is re-issuing this out-of-print classic. Read more »
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