Berlin's veteran producer and co-founder of the Get Physical imprint, DJ T, has announced he will be releasing a new LP entitled Pleasure Principle next month. The forthcoming record finds DJ T crafting 11 tracks in which he delves "into electronic music’s legacy of authentic soul," enlisting an impressive international list of collaborators along the way, including San Francisco's Dave Aju, Toronto's James Teej, and Paris' Jaw & Ginger (Jaw being of the group dOP). Read more »
The good people over at Scion A/V have passed along this interview with Parisian beatsmith Onra. You'll find the producer discussing how he began making tracks, what his early inspirations were, and sharing some insights into the process behind his newest All-City LP, Long Distance. Onra also has some North American tour dates planned next month, which you can check out after the jump. Read more »
The Endless Flight imprint (one of three labels that make up the Mule Musiq family) is set to release Unknown Parts, the debut LP from burgeoning nu-disco producer Eddie C, and has passed along this cosmic disco number to introduce us to the stylings of the Canadian producer. "Dub Me Gwen" is a deep disco edit, one with a somewhat sluggish step that twists and turns as the track goes through its various movements. Eddie C kindly invites you to drift away as shuffling percussions and space-age synths are joined by chopped and dubbed disco vocals and lush horn samples, all the while keeping the consistent, thumping bass as an anchor to your galactic voyage. A trip to the stars and back indeed, and one we're hoping to do more of when Unknown Parts drops on March 28.
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So, San Francisco's post-noise-punk outfit Mi Ami is a duo now, and Daniel Martin-McCormick and Damon Palermo have also shed their guitars and drum kits, wielding synths, sequencers, and drum machines in their stead. The band's first release with its new format is the forthcoming Dolphins EP, which will drop on March 15 via Thrill Jockey. The first sounds offered from that new record come in the form of "Hard Up." On that opening cut, Mi Ami's TR-909 and Juno-106 work out a psychedelic underground dance anthem with sporadic, Devo-esque vocal bits resonating over the top of it. And on the music video (check it out after the jump), directors Amanda Brown and Ben Shearn splice together fuzzy VHS footage of a lovely '80s babe traipsing around what looks like Miami Beach and scenes of Martin-McCormick and Palermo rocking a house party with their pulsing jam. We don't know about you, but we're kind of falling in love with Mi Ami all over again. Read more »
Early last year, the collaborative effort of Londoners Sinden (pictured above) and SBTRKT kicked off Sinden's own Grizzly imprint with the "Midnight Marauder" b/w "Kind of Familiar" single, and now the two are set to release another joint 12", the "Seekwal" b/w "Grazed" single. Read more »
Ninja Tune is busy as ever with a slew of new releases planned for the coming months, including an LP from LA's eccentric beatmaker, Daedelus (pictured above) and an EP from rising Viennese producer Dorian Concept. Read more »
Eliot Taub (a.k.a. Ulysses, pictured above) has a long history as part of the NYC nightlife, becoming a prominent promoter in the late-'90s electro scene and more recently making music as one half of the NYC duo The Nuerotic Drum Band. His time spent in New York's electro-days-of-yore seem to not have left him unaffected, as the title track from his latest solo EP, Acid Reflux, is completely drenched in acid-house throwback elements (tweaked 303 lines and the customary creepy voice saying something or other about acid), which Prins Thomas keeps relatively intact for this remix. The Norwegian producer manages to masterfully expand on Ulysses' acid-synth ideas, turning the song into an almost ten-minute affair full of percussive layers, endless arpeggios, and some funky bass. After an almost four-minute intro, Thomas finally hits us with the beat, and an explosion of irresistibly tweaked and filtered 303 lines take over, riding the constantly-changing rhythmic elements below until they're stripped back one by one as the song finally comes to a halt. The Acid Reflux EP, which features this remix, its original counterpart, and two more original tracks, is out now.
Next Friday, London's burgeoning grime label Butterz is set to host Fabric's Room 3 with sets from Terror Danjah, Swindle, Champion, Logan Sama, and label heads Elijah & Skilliam (pictured above). To help spread the word, both Elijah & Skilliam and Terror Danjah have made mini-mixes available over at Fabric's site. Read more »
Oxford band Fixers recently hooked up with its neighbourhood tunesmith Chad Valley (pictured above), resulting in this starry-eyed remix of the indie-pop outfit's "Iron Deer Dream" song. As he often does, producer Hugo Manuel cuts the vocal samples into candy-coated hooks that should keep listeners humming along while his thumping dance beats move your feet from side to side. The rest of "Iron Deer Dream (Chad Valley Remix)" is all glowing synthscapes, spacey percussion loops, bouncing basslines, and a couple of classic piano breakdowns that add a new level of sophistication to the artist's repertoire. You can check out what the original version of Fixers' number sounds like here, and pre-order a copy of that 7" here.
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