You wouldn't necessarily think Mozart's “Sonata in A Major” and rapping in double-time would make good bedfellows. Busdriver proves us wrong with this track—off his forthcoming eighth studio album, Jhelli Beam—in which he turns the classical masterpiece on its head and throws a fat bassline underneath. Jhelli Beam is out June 9.
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The Major Lazer boys—Diplo and Switch—are causing something of a storm these days, despite the fact that their debut album, Guns Don't Kill People—Lazers Do is more than a month away from hitting stores (via Downtown Records). Regardless, the pair's tracks are already undergoing the remix treatment. S.F.-based producer Adam Ohana (a.k.a. An-ten-nae goes for the lowest, loudest bass on this reworking of the track "Hold the Line," which also features Santigold on vocals.
Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus might be one of the rulers of the underground dance world, but this track showcases a calmer side of the L.A.-based DJ/producer. The unreleased track should tide us over until Lazarus' next full-length, Smoke the Monster Out, is released on May 4.
Edmonton, Canada might call to mind images of cold snowdrifts and remote northern mountains, but the music of Shout Out Out Out Out—who happen to hail from that place—sounds fit for the clubs in Miami. This track, off the bands forthcoming Reintegration Time release, is a warm, danceable number drenched in synths and heavy on the rhythm section. Reintegration Time is out now.
Somewhere between the synth-tastic times of the '80s and today's contemporary dancefloor lies Hamburg-based duo Hey Today's Wonderman EP. The two get down to some serious knob-twiddling on this number, a bass-heavy bonus version of the release's title track. Wonderman is out May 13. Photo by Sebastian Heise.
Toronto-based ambient/shoegaze outfit Nadja's new album, When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV is out today, and the duo has leaked this track in support/celebration of the release. When asked why the duo chose to perform a My Bloody Valentine song on the album, vocalist Aidan Baker merely says, "Everyone compares us to My Bloody Valentine, so we had to cover them."
After finding a prized Moog Modular in the Philadelphia school where he taught music technology, Michael Johnson began making the music that would eventually become that of his Ape School guise. His self-titled debut album is an experimental pop offering of riffing guitars, fuzzy feedback, carefully tweaked electronics, and, of course, a few good old-fashioned Moog synth sounds. Ape School is out now.
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