Norwegian group Casiokids attaches its own blend of playground-meets-dancefloor pop-funk to this remake of Lindstrøm's track, "The Long Way Home." Casiokids' new single, "Fot i hose," will be released on Moshi Moshi on March 2. Photo by Vinciane Vergueten
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"May" is a minimalist, piano-laden cut from Taylor Deupree and Kenneth Kirschner, and it's tailor-made for those who like soft, restrained compositions that lean towards the experimental side of things. Off May, released last fall on Deupree's 12K label.
Terre Thaemlitz (a.k.a. DJ Sprinkles) travels back to the roots of house music with this pulsing, minimal number that's more food for thought than dancefloor banger.
Midtown 120 Blues is out now on Mule Musiq.
Montreal-based duo Megasoid slides some future bass beneath the '80s-influenced B-more beats on this remix of Thunderheist’s track. From Thunderheist's Jerk It EP, out March 9 on Ninja Tune Photo by Ben Popjoy
Argentinian duo Frikstailers (pronounced Freak-stylers) first rose to prominence as part of Zizek, the forward-thinking Latin collective who have been turning heads with their weekly party in Buenos Aires (not to mention last summer's XLR8R podcast, which still sounds fresh months later). Apparently the bass-loving Frikstailers, who actually hail from neighboring Córdoba, managed to catch the ears of new Scottish label Revolt Into Style, which enlisted the boys for its debut release, the aptly titled Baile Frik EP. Here on the title track, the Frikstailers energetically combine a tweaked baile funk beat with some finely chopped vocal samples and acid-tinged synth sounds. Grab the full Baile Frik EP to hear their reggaeton/cumbia remix of a tune by dancehall MC Zulu.
Düsseldorf, Germany-based Lorenz Rhode has "A Little Something" for us today, and in the immortal words of the press packet it arrived with, this track is like "Rick James dating Chaka Khan, dancing to Daft Punk and Technotronic, making sweet love to a Stevie Wonder ballad, when suddenly a group of German robots and a Yellow Magic Orchestra come rushing into the hotel suite and... they all decide to go to France instead." Interpret as you will, whilst enjoying the stripped-down and somewhat hypnotic synth melodies on this track, off Rhode's forthcoming Motor Cortex EP. That release drops February 11 and comes packaged with remixes by Ben Mono and Minimow&Solo.
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