Iceland's avant-garde foursome GusGus are known for music that's chilling as Reykjavik's weather while simultaneously remaining emotionally elevating. A bizarre combination sure, but such disparate elements combined is what we’ve come to expect from artists on a freezing cold island miles from any other continent. Such geographical isolation probably inspired the graphics for the group's latest video, a bizarre, colorful visual accompaniment to its recent 12" "Moss."
Crafty conspirators Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary (a.k.a. Modeselektor) are famous for packing dancefloors with their blend of IDM, glitch, electro, and hip-hop generated from homemade or tweeked electronics. Vol. 3 marks the duo’s first-ever mix CD, and the third in BPitch Control’s Boogy Bytes series.Read more »
Russian-born, London-based Vadim Peare (a.k.a. DJ Vadim) has been sampling and mixing for over a decade and a half, and in April we will once again reap the benefits of his production experience with another album of his trademark soul, dark dub, and hip-hop infusion, aptly titled The Sound Catcher.Read more »
Various Body Language Vol. 4: DJ Dixon Get Physical
As a follow-up to Jesse Rose's last installment for the Body Language series, Volume 4 finds DJ Dixon exploring the mellower side of house with moody tracks from Chromatics, Thom Yorke, and Tracey Thorn. The end result is a poppy, synth-heavy groove collection that shows Get Physical still at the top of its game.
On the video for his new track, "Floor Kids," master of all things quirky Kid Koala, along with the drawing skills of animator Jonathan Ng, shows us what happens when a b-boy dance-off goes awry. Makes us wonder if those two weren't personally hashing out that choreography during the creation process of the video.
See "Floor Kids" now, at XLR8R's Video Section.
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