Barcelona's DJ Raff is one of the newest names to be added to the roster over at Nacional—an imprint that has been pushing the envelope of contemporary Latin music for years now. In a stroke of musical generosity, the label has passed along this video for Raff's "Digital Rain," along with a free download of the bliss-tinged beat. Read more »
Taking a brief break from his usual disco-inclined production, Canadian producer CFCF has put together a mini-LP of sorts, one that's surprisingly made up entirely of sprawling, piano-based compositions inspired by the hybrid pieces of Phillip Glass, Ryuchi Sakamoto, and other such artists. The eight-song effort, Excercises (artwork above), is said to show a much more introspective side to CFCF than we're used to seeing, but if "Exercise #3 (Building)" is any indication, the songs will likely yield some rather enjoyable results. The full mini-album is still a ways out from dropping, as its release date is April 24, so, for now, we'll just have to savor this gorgeous slice of vast, spacious electronics in all its melodious, meandering glory. You can check the full tracklist for Exercises after the jump. Read more »
Brixton's 92 Points label quietly crept on to the scene last year, dropping the one-sided "Mr. 67" single from Visionist, one of several producers behind the young imprint. Now, 92 Points has offered up a sophomore effort, tapping Puerto Rican producer Magnum to put together a five-song EP, All Over Me. Read more »
Last week, 2012's most ubiquitous hip-hop hit thus far, by Tyga, got the official remix treatment, replete with guest drops from Wale, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Young Jeezy, and T.I. Not to be outdone by the Young Money crew, Glasgow's Taz Buckfaster (pictured above) has released his own (not-so-official) remix of the tune, with more bass than you're likely to hear on the radio. This hard-hitting piece of hip-hop takes Tyga's rap, pitches it both up and down, and places the two versions side by side over skittering hi-hats for a heavy and full bit of bass music.
Melbourne's Galapagoose has announced the impending release of his debut LP, Commitments, on March 13 via Daedelus' Magical Properties imprint (via Two Bright Lakes in Australia). The Aussie producer has shared the arresting "One Who Can't Move" in advance of that record, a two-minute song that mashes together a vocal and piano sample with airy synth lines and turns the side-chain compression up to 11. It all results in a unique crossover between frozen-in-place beat music and a sort of downtempo house. You can check out the artwork and tracklist for Commitments, after the jump. Read more »
London-based UK funky patron Champion has announced a forthcoming new single, "Crazy," which features the vocal stylings of Princess Nyah and a remix from Terror Danjah & D.O.K on the flip. Read more »
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