Boyfriend/girlfriend duo Math the Band makes a strange amalgamation of 8-bit-heavy electronic music, screeching punk, and melodic pop, so when combined, the band's signature sound is suited for a wide variety of music fans. The two will release their second full-length, Don't Worry, this June, and from the sounds of this track, reckless abandon and unabashed fun will be common themes on the release. Don't Worry is out June 9.
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In case you don't check dubstepforum.com (where members are going nuts over this track), Bristol-based producer Joker has unleashed a high-quality download of "Solid State," free to any and all bass lovers out there. And though he's known first and foremost as a dubstep artist, hip-hop connoisseurs and electro nerds alike can also get down to the minimally crafted, no-nonsense beats and synths on this track. (via Resident Advisor)
Eric Frederic (a.k.a. Wallpaper) sure doesn’t mess around when it comes to funking up the ante. Here he sets “The Reeling,” from Passion Pit, on the operation table and gets to dissecting quick, injecting the song's first few seconds with a potent Afro-beat blast and some Krautish synthery. We’re eager to see what goodies Frederic will have up his sleeve next.
Noise, noise, and more noise. After hearing this track from Michael Quinn (a.k.a. Corridor), we understand his recent appearances with the likes of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Rainbow Arabia. The multi-instrumentalist will release his self-titled debut album on May 26 and, from the sounds of this track, likely avoid any genrefication in the process.
James Pants unveiled his Stones Throw debut, Welcome, in early 2008, and the wildly divergent, often '80s-inspired album won the Spokane, WA native his place among music's most off-kilter artists (and a spot touring with Jamie Lidell). Welcome is still kicking around over a year later, in the form of EPs and remixes, including this dark reinterpretation of the track "Cosmic Rap," from electro king Egyptian Lover. Photo by Darcy Caputo.
Camilo Lara (a.k.a. Mexican Institute of Sound welded folk, electronics, and vintage synths together on his recently released Soy Sauce album. For those who take their Latin music with just a bit more kick, here's the highly danceable remix of "Yo Digo Baila," in which one of Berlin's busiest DJs and producers, Shir Khan, transforms the cut from tribal to techno.
Retro soul and funk outfit El Michaels Affair tackles the Wu-Tang Clan for its latest release, a collection of 15 Clan tracks the group has transformed into instrumentals and dubbed Enter the 37th Chamber. "Duel of the Iron Mics" originally appeared on GZA's 1995 solo album, Liquid Swords, to which Wu-Tang members Ol' Dirty Bastard, Masta Ace, and Inspectah Deck contributed. Here's El Michaels Affair's rhythm-heavy instrumental take. Enter the 37th Chamber is out now.
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