Next Tuesday, Warp will release the first record to come from Glaswegian DJ/producer Hudson Mohawke since his debut LP, 2009's Butter, but before the Satin Panthers EP drops, you can hear the whole thing now. Read more »
Taken from his soon-to-be-released EP, One Hunned, "Guardian" finds Montreal beatsmith Lunice layering NES-era videogame melodies and the tiniest of vocal snippets over some laid-back, clap-heavy hip-hop beats. It's a bit of a slow burner, the kind of track that's less for the club and more for fondly remembering marathon childhood Nintendo sessions and the struggle to reach the next level while your mom was periodically yelling at you to put down the controller and finish your homework. Good times. The six-track One Hunned EP will drop on August 16. (via FADER)
It seems a resurgence of interest in the history of American dance music culture is currently underway, with news of a documentary chronicling San Francisco's '90s rave scene popping up last week and now a documentary capturing New York's blossoming house scene of the same era recently coming to our attention. Read more »
Washington, DC DJ/producer and 3024 label head Martyn gave us the details on a forthcoming single he'll soon be releasing via Brainfeeder, earlier this month, and now, we've got the rundown on his second full-length, which will drop on October 10 courtesy of that same imprint. Read more »
Coming next week from Scion A/V's oft-reliable singles series is a collaborative tune by Cosmo Baker and 4th Pyramid, who have donned the moniker Sheen Bros. for their joint productions. The duo's "It's So Hot" tune, which features vocals from Greg Nice, will drop on August 2, along with this piano-heavy remix from Portland house revivalists The Miracles Club. The classically minded track is full of the outfit's trademark sounds: Funky basslines, bouncing drum-machine rhythms, bubbly percussion, and smooth melodies abound here. We look forward to hearing the original and more when this record is available.
If there were ever a label to give the face of Detroit techno a makeover, it would undoubtedly be Carl Craig's Planet E imprint. Craig has probably done more than any other producer, DJ, remixer, or label head in the Motor City to keep the style as pure as it's always been yet also as relevant and progressive as its original founders prophesied. And all that is particularly why Planet E's latest venture, Detroit Nu.Wav, is so confounding. Read more »
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