We've been patiently waiting for new material to surface from UK wunderkind Lapalux since he first hipped us to his plans back in our Bubblin' Up feature this past August. Clearly, it was worth the wait, as "Gutter Glitter"—the first track to be unveiled from his just-announced EP for FlyLo's Brainfeeder imprint—does not disappoint. Lapalux's knack for folding countless layers and minute details into his productions seems as sharp as ever, and the song that results here is an intensely intricate, finely sculpted piece of moody electronics. Through the constantly shifting percussive pilings and warm, buzzing bass tones, some James Blake-esque vocal manipulations appear, gliding in a pleasantly bizarre pattern of entirely unhuman R&B. Needless to say, we'll be glad to get our hands on the six other tracks that are slated to accompany "Gutter Glitter" on the When You're Gone EP when it drops on February 7. (via Pitchfork)
You may have seen the name of Copenhagen-based up-and-comer Rewolmer for the first time a few weeks back when we posted the track "One" from his free Error Perfect EP. If you're anything like us, you were rather impressed with the young producer's take on post-everything style beats, and now you should be prepared to be a little more impressed with this video of "One" being performed live. Read more »
Helsinki foursome Yöt (pronounced ee-ot) offers its take on the Scandanavian sounds of skweee with this dubby head-nodder taken from the group's new mini-album, Bitch Bender. "Minigrip Walk" has the blaring bass bursts and sexy synth licks associated with skweee, but tones down the proceedings with a darker and calmer approach that draws heavily from dub and old-school dubstep. The six-song Bitch Bender was released on Tuesday through Raha & Tunteet, a label formed by members of Yöt, and is the band's third record, following releases on skweee labels Harmönia and Losonofono. After the jump, you can stream the entire release, check out the tracklisting, and find out why we didn't post the artwork above. Read more »
San Francisco producer Giraffage, who impressed us last year with his debut LP, Comfort, returns with another ebullient slice of electronic pop. "With You" is a track rooted in big, atmospheric pads and familiar, hip-hop-flavored 808 percussion. A female voice floats about the three-and-a-half-minute song, bringing balance to the production as it alternates between bass-driven surges and bass-less breakdowns. Giraffage's latest output keeps him comfortably in line with other contemporary West Coast beatmakers crafting pleasantly ambient and sample-laden instrumentals, such as Shlohmo or Baths.
Following a jolt of output towards the tail end of last year with a single for 50 Weapons and the release of his long-anticipated mix CD, Conducted, techno auteur Marcel Dettmann has announced plans to release a new single, "Landscape," later this month. Read more »
Longtime Rinse FM DJ and prolific pusher of UK riddims, Scratcha DVA, has announced the details of his forthcoming debut LP, which is slated for release in a few months' time on a familiar home for his tunes, Hyperdub. Read more »
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