One of the world's many patrons of bass-heavy dance music, Parisian producer Mikix the Cat has a new EP coming soon thanks to his low-frequency-loving friends at NY's Trouble & Bass label. The Girls Keep on Wondering EP will drop on November 2, but we've got a bit of a preview before that, in the form of the tasteful banger "Keep on Wondering." Mikix's tune is the second of four selections on his as-yet-unreleased EP, and offers enough '90s synth stabs, heavy dancefloor rhythms, vibrating sub tones, sampled vocal hooks, and epic breakdowns/drops to stand alone as a quality single. We're not sure what else his Wondering EP will offer selectors and listeners of energetic dance music once it's out, but we're happy enough to have "Keep on Wondering" taking up a handful of minutes in our peak-hour DJ sets until then.
As Brooklyn-based producer Brian Lindgren (a.k.a. Mux Mool) heads out on his first "proper" US tour (check out those dates here), the Ghostly signee also shares a free download of this track from his recently released Wax Rose Saturday EP. Though not on the physical version of Lindgren's debut album, Skulltaste, "Lady Linda" is one of our favorites from the beatsmith, and here, Portland's Devonwho (pictured above) gives it a nod-worthy remix. The treatment stays quite true to Mux Mool's original vibe with its slow-grooving, off-kilter beats and untouched synth hook, but Devonwho's unfettered use of twinkling textures and spacey ambiance helps make the production more his own.
Following the success of their recent LP, Crooks and Lovers, London duo Mount Kimbie will be releasing a new EP on November 25 comprised of two tracks from their aforementioned record, a new version of the track "William" from their Maybes EP, and a live version of the title track from that same EP. To whet your post-dubstep appetites, Mount Kimbie has offered up a live version of the Crooks and Lovers' track "Ruby" taken from a performance at Berlin's Berghain club. Read more »
The renowned Moon Harbour label has been releasing excellent house and techno since being founded by Matthias Tanzmann back in 2000. Now the Leipzig-based label will be commemorating 10 years of their stripped-down, sometimes minimal, sometimes deep, always soulful brand of house music with a double-CD compilation. Read more »
A longstanding patron of forward-thinking bass tunes, London's Paul Dolby (a.k.a. Seiji) has yet another 12" to add to his expansive to discography, the Seiji 2: Straylight / Weedkiller single. Those tunes just dropped on the producer's eponymous record label (you can stream/buy them here), and to help ring in the imprint's second release, Seiji is giving out this free, non-record track, "Dope Fix." The song jumps, skitters, and grooves like much of Dolby's future-house numbers, albeit in a slightly more atonal fashion. There may be no proper melody in "Dope Fix," but that's the point; Seiji's production is a work focused on interlocked polyrhythms and the thick bounce that club-goers crave.
Back in September, the Crooked Tongues webstore/blog/shoe-fetishist hub celebrated its 10th anniversary in a big way. A large barbecue was orchestrated with a gaggle of excellent DJs recruited to keep the dancefloor hyped in their own ways. Certainly, the party itself was a great time, but even a month or so later, the party is still cooking. Read more »
In case you haven't noticed the barrage of Ninja Tune-related content as of late, XLR8R has been helping the London- and Montreal-based label celebrate its 20th anniversary. Part of that includes a month-long series of exclusive Ninja Tune podcasts, and this week's edition comes courtesy of seminal NY experimental hip-hop outfit Anti-Pop Consortium. Read more »
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