One lone producer from New Jersey recently joined his two personalities—Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes—to form Memory Tapes. If this track is anything to go by, the result is rather impressive. The melodic, haunted, and somewhat paranoid track "Bicycle," an amalgamation of guitar chords, synth-laden basslines, cowbells, choruses, and a host of other sounds, is the first single off the forthcoming Memory Tapes album.
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Finnish DJ/production/remix collective Top Billin showed its versatile tastes last year, with a mix that rounded up tracks by everyone from Jesse Rose to Sharkslayer. The crew is soon to roll out Tales from Top Billin Vol. 3, the third and final episode in this particular trilogy, and another fine collection of original tracks and remixes, including this take on Scottie B's B-more club sound. Grab the full release here.
In just a couple weeks, renowned house producer Alan Abrahams will release another album under his Bodycode moniker. You may have already heard the release's first single while reading up on the other details of the Ghostly producer's album. Now we have the track in downloadable, iPod-ready format here. Immune is out June 22.
Kingston, Jamaica-based artist Terry Lynn teamed up with production aficionado Johan Hugo (of globally inspired dance duo Radioclit) for this track, a number commissioned by a rather well-known export of Jamaica, Red Stripe Beer. The hip-hop-meets-dancehall "Jamaican Girls" is one of five tunes available on the project's album, It was Written. Grab the rest here.
Shoegaze just got a whole lot more tropical. The Lemonade boys—who released their debut album and made a move to New York City in the last six months—put their remixing skills to good use with this very danceable version of Faunts' "Feel.Love.Thinking.Of."
Pissed Jeans is back with another album, its third full-length, King of Jeans. As with 2007's Hope for Men, the boys seem hell-bent on reviving the noisy hardcore sound with the new record. We can't understand a word being sung here, which is exactly what you'd expect from this guitar-shredding quartet. King of Jeans is out August 18.
After a six-year break, the Anti-Pop Consortium crew has reunited and will release a new album, Fluorescent Black, this fall via Big Dada. The group—comprised of Beans, M. Sayyid, Earl Blaze, and High Priest—has always been known for pushing the boundaries of hip-hop, and continues to traverse that particular direction here. Photo by Sarah A. Friedman. Fluorescent Black is out October 13.
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