This slice of syrupy, underground bass comes from burgeoning Londoner Visionist, whose track "Sodium" is spearheading the latest release (artwork above) from Liminal Sounds, the only label/club night we know of that puts out an EP with tracks from its slated performers before every show. So then it should come as no surprise that this basement-vibes head-nodder comes along with the news that Visionist will be performing along with the likes of Damu, Venice Calypso, and many more at the next Liminal Sounds party, slated to take place in London a week from today on Friday, September 16 (full details here). And, just to make the whole sentiment that much sweeter, the good people at the imprint/club night have offered this tune and its three accompanying remixes for free via the download link found here.
During a recent visit to their old San Francisco stomping grounds, the members of Brooklyn trio Lemonade sat down in the studio with the Yours Truly gang, played a new song called "Neptune," and discussed some of the things they love about the city they left a few years back. Read more »
UK producer Melé is only 19 years old, but he's already proven himself to be quite the prolific music maker. Mere months after dropping the Mugged EP on Grizzly, on September 13 he'll be releasing his second EP for the Mixpak label, Starlight. Read more »
As you may already know (seeing as how we've pointed it out many times over), German artist Sascha Ring (a.k.a. Apparat) has a new album coming soon via Mute. Now, we're given a special look into the creation of The Devil's Walk with this short behind-the-scenes film. Read more »
Social music service Rdio had its first birthday just last month, and we've decided to help them to continue celebrating throughout September with a series of exclusive playlists from some of our favorite artists. For our first go around, we've got fun-loving UK party starter Toddla T. Read more »
Seattle resident Alex Osuch (a.k.a. DJAO) is the latest budding producer to contribute a release to Dropping Gems' growing discography. For his EP, Wuhn (artwork above), the Northwesterner presents five tracks of woozy, textural beat work, including this cut which marks the halfway point of the tender endeavor. Twisting and turning around a stuttering beat, Osuch lays down gentle layers of looped vocals which, when amassed together, flow with ease, creating a lush, ever-present drone throughout. A barrage of glitched wind chimes and microscopic, water-like splashes appear in the tune's uppermost regions, blurring the line between melody and percussion as the elements move in and out of focus within the blink of an eye. Like all releases from the Dropping Gems camp, the lovely EP which houses "Taigamoss" can be had for a "pay-what-you-want" price over on the label's Bandcamp page.
Earlier this year, Finnish producer Teeth dropped "Shawty," a song that, even before its actual release, was widely tabbed as one of those tunes. You know, those ultra-hyped songs that get message-board fanboys all hot and bothered and prompt desperate DJs to begin offering their first-born sons in exchange for an advance promo. It didn't help that "Shawty" was being released via Oneman's tastemaker-worshipped 502 Recordings label, either. That said, the sultry and slow-burning "Shawty" undeniably was a big tune, and following up big tunes, even months or several releases later, is no easy task. Read more »
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