Austin, Texas resident Stefanie Franciotti is the sole remaining member of band-turned-solo project Sleep ∞ Over, a mystic and temperamental force in the realm of lo-fi pop music. Her tunes, like the enchanting "Romantic Streams" and heavenly "Casual Diamond," often straddle the lines between smoky and sweet, noisy and serene, nostalgic and otherworldly, and have quickly captured the attention of listeners with a taste for the esoteric and an ear for haunted melodies. Read more »
With only two weeks to go until the start of this year's Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, and fresh off the announcement unveiling the first round of events, the folks at RBMA have decided to release the complete list of participants in this year's academy. Read more »
Self-described as a "post-experimental lazer-funk party-music space ship," Purple & Green (pictured above) is comprised of Portland's Adam Forkner (a.k.a. White Rainbow) and Justin Leon Johnson, two dance music patrons of the highest order. This "club mix" by Emotion II Emotion pares down the spacey sounds and implements a straightforward piano-house sound that skips and bounces in all the right ways while the song's soulful vocal performance is showcased front and center. You can check out all of Purple & Green's "Right Here" 12" here.
Glass Swords, the debut full-length from Glaswegian producer Rustie, is many things, but it's not subtle. If certain albums are exercises in restraint, this LP is essentially the polar opposite of that. No matter how the album is ultimately viewed and judged, nobody will be saying that Rustie didn't really go for it. It's bombastic, it's vibrant, it's neon, it takes an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink approach, and it's also stunningly good. Read more »
Anonymous UK tunesmith Patten just recently dropped the mystifying GLAQJO XAACSSO LP, effectively marking his place in the world of leftfield electronic music. Not long after that record's release, we're treated to a free EP of remixes, called JLAGQO CSOAAXS, from which this tune is taken. C Powers turns the original "Fire Dream," a blown-out and bass-heavy jam, into a slice of dusty techno. You can listen to and download the rest of the free EP after the jump. Read more »
Heaps of praise have been dolloped upon Salva in the past year, but few have pointed out that the guy is an absolute hustler. Fresh off the release of the Surreal Estate compilation he curated for his own Frite Nite imprint, Salva has announced Yellobone, a new, five-track EP. Read more »
Just before the excellent Rinse FM crew/radio station celebrates its 17th birthday this Saturday, October 8 in Brixton, DJ/producer Geeneus and MC cohort Ms. Dynamite share this massive tune as a free download. "Get Low" boasts a rude and punchy riddim atop of which the seasoned vocalist lays her commanding flow. Go ahead and put this tune right on top of your reasons to get excited about Rinse's forthcoming blow out. (via Guardian)
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