Now going on ten years of making music, Swayzak is back and cleaner than ever. The UK-based dub-tech innovators have taken a gigantic leap from their prior, more dance-focused work, Loops From the Bergerie. Some Other Country travels through blitzes of digital noise and softly attacking kick-thumps–a dark shift when compared to 2004’s super-acclaimed Loops…, or any number of mixes Swayzak has cranked out over the past decade.Read more »
It takes balls to remix Billie Holiday, but Columbia Records accepts the challenge with a forthcoming collection of reworked (and painfully remastered) versions of the jazz singer's finest songs. Billie Holiday Remixed & Reimagined features an assemblage of nu-jazz artistry, the likes of which include Digable Planets’ Lady Bug Mecca, Nickodemus and Zeb, DJ Logic, and several other notable producers.Read more »
This week, the Pennsylvania psychedelic stars in Black Moth Super Rainbow bring their dreamy, analog purgatory to the big city, and the UK’s dance-punk posterboys Bloc Party run through the US for a few weeks. Meanwhile, disco phenom Daniel Wang drops by a few (four, to be exact) party destinations to throw the kids a bone, and Fat Cat’s newest indie-pop outing, Welcome, sets out with Mary Timony on a hefty venture through the States. These shows should not be missed.Read more »
To think the Klaxons once had visa issues that cancelled their initial Stateside tour. After the recent release of Myths of the Near Future, interviews galore, and a highly-praised appearance at this year's Coachella, Jamie Reynolds, James Righton, and Simon Taylor are headed for US soil again, hitting major cities, as well as the Pitchfork Music Festival. Here's to the boys reaching a wider audience and overcoming the hideous "new rave" label so often given to them.
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