Tell us if we've lost control, but this remix of Holy Fuck's Latin cut "Stay Lit"—from fellow Canadian's Bishop Morocco (pictured above)—speaks to our heart and soul. It's obvious the duo loved Holy Fuck's original version of the song, but sometimes love will make you tear things apart, which is exactly what they did to "Stay Lit." Stripping down the bulk the live electronics and distorted crunch (in some sort of studio ceremony, no doubt), Bishop Morocco effectively brings the song closer to a Factory Records-esque post-punk sound. It kind of reminds us of that one band from Manchester. You know, the one with the depressed guy that killed himself decades ago? There were a couple of movies about it. They had that one song about love doing something or other. Hmm... Well, this song is cool, too.
Last week we sadly reported the passing of Detroit producer/DJ Aaron-Carl on our site. Today we'd like to share with you some nice words our own Walter Wasacz wrote about Aaron's history and impact on electronic music in Detroit and beyond. Read more »
Roska and Untold are two DJs/producers that have long been points of interest for XLR8R, so news of their collaborative EP for the Numbers label was doubly exciting for us. Now that the Myth EP is out, the two bass-music icons were corralled by the Intruders online TV show for a quick interview.Read more »
Motor City Drum Ensemble's remix of Caribou's "Leave House" hit the internet today to get us all ready for the upcoming digital release of Swim Remixes. Employing only a few obvious elements from the original, the German producer turns "Leave House" into a dark, eight-and-a-half minute house track. A constant percussive element pulses underneath the slow, arching progression of the song, occasionally graced by sparse appearances of Caribou's original vocal. Swim Remixes also features re-works from Gold Panda, DJ Koze, and Nite Jewel, to name a few, and will be available October 26 in the UK and November 2 in the US. (via Pitchfork)
Occasional XLR8R scribe, consistent FACT contributor, and Local Action label head Tom Lea was recently commissioned by DJ Mag for the latest installment of its weekly podcast series. Lea's mix is awesome, to say the least, and features a load of forward-thinking artists and their excellent production work, including newcomer Breach, Local Action producer T. Read more »
Hotflush Recordings founder and dubstep pioneer, Scuba, has been very busy lately. As well as DJing and producing around the world, his label has continued to be at the forefront of electronic music with releases this year from Sepalcure , Mount Kimbie, and of course, Scuba. Read more »
After already dropping two EPs this year, the Love Pressure EP as part of Sepalcure and the LuckyMe-released Many Faces as Machinedrum, producer Travis Stewart will release yet another extended-player through the Innovative Leisure imprint. Read more »
Last week, the impressive Palms Out label shared its latest release with the world, the Taking It All EP from globally-minded Los Angeles producer/DJ Samo Sound Boy. Samo's tunes rely heavily on stuttering, tropical drums which ride high in the mix, although he does fill them out with squealing synths and/or cut-up vocal snippets. The EP also features a quality slate of up-and-coming remixers, including efforts from Brenmar, Melé, and this take from LOL Boys. The original version of "Wacka Flocka" is a stormer, but the Montreal/Los Angeles duo has elected to tone down the percussive assault, giving the song some bounce and letting things breathe rather than simply pounding the dancefloor. The pair also has a some fun with the song's repeated vocal sample and colors in the proceedings some mellow synths that float along in the background. It's an effective approach, and one that puts an excellent spin on an already-quality track.
Felix Neumann is Germany-based DJ/producer Fex Fellini, at least when he's crafting vintage-inspired, globally minded house music. The artist has been making tunes with other projects for seven years now, but this new moniker just scored its inaugural release via Top Billin in September. The bouncing "Ganesha" isn't featured on Fellini's Kudos to Jack EP, which you can stream here, but is still as equally percussive and club-appropraite as the four energetic tunes on that release. It may have taken Neumann a long time to finally share his Fex Fellini project, but for next-level dance jams of this caliber, it was worth the wait.
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