Ever since Mosca crashed into the electronic-music world in early 2010 with his debut single—which just happened to be the first record from Night Slugs and contained our favorite track of last year—a few things have become evident about the London producer. One: he's not particularly prolific, as "Done Me Wrong" b/w "Bax" is only his third single in nearly two years. Two: he's a bit of a shape-shifter, with seemingly every track and remix in his discography delving into a new sound, or tempo, or both. Three: he's incredibly talented. Read more »
Earlier this year, UK-based music-sharing website Carbon Logic got together with Brooklyn's Telepathe to collaborate on a brand-new compilation, with songs being selected from the entries for Cycle, a contest on the site seeking user-submitted content. Now, months later, Telepathe have selected 12 of their favorite tracks to see release on a digital comp entitled Carbon Logic Cycle #10, with the winner of the competition, AZitiZ, having her song "Where Is the Love" also released separately on 12". As a teaser for the whole thing, they've slipped us UK producer Alphabets Heaven's track, "KOPS." Functioning as an excursion into leftfield territory, "KOPS" plays like a video game with a 16-bit synth palette punctuated by power-up bloops and a swung-out and broken rhythm. The resulting sound stands somewhere between LA's beat scene and UK grime. "Where is the Love" (which features an Alphabets Heaven remix) comes out September 19, while Carbon Logic Cycle #10 comes out October 3.
Lo-fi pop from Austin, TX meets astral UK bass music on this remix of Sleep ∞ Over's ethereally gorgeous "Romantic Streams" by Damu (pictured above). The Manchester-based producer more or less eschews any of the original's instrumentation, cherry picking Stefanie Franciotti's distant vocal melodies and applying them to a smooth-yet-frenzied track that threatens to take off without ever leaving the ground. (via FADER)
London producer Wafa (who has previously released music on Grizzly and also moonlights as the drummer for Basement Jaxx) has spun this hyperactive tune from burgeoning Frenchmen Canblaster (pictured above) and Sam Tiba into an even more bombastic floor burner. The original "Delphes," which comes from Canblaster's recent Totem EP for the Marble imprint, sees its percussive edges sharpened and its glistening web of futuristic club sounds condensed into a three-plus minute whirlwind of sirens, spaceship lift-offs, and irresistible drum programming. Legend has it that this edit came in just a bit too late to find its way onto the initial release of the Totem EP, so we should all count ourselves lucky that the good folks over at Marble (that is Surkin, Bobmo, and Para One) are a generous bunch and still decided to float this little gem into the world for our listening pleasure anyway.
With the Red Bull Music Academy's 2011 edition set to descend on Madrid in a little over a month, the RBMA posse is in the midst of a worldwide tour of panels, workshops, studio sessions, and parties highlighting the music scenes of 10 cities from around the globe. Read more »
Later this month, Untold's Hemlock Recordings label will be expanding its artist roster to another continent, thanks to new Canadian signee Nautiluss (a.k.a. Graham Douglas Bertie), who has teamed up with London-based vocalist Lord Skywave (a.k.a. Simon Lord) on the imprint's latest single. Read more »
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