Tight. As in compressed drums that sit perfectly in the mix, sharply cut vocals and synths snippets that tickle the ears, and basslines that push and prod dance club anthems forward. This is the world of Ewan Pearson, consummate remixer, producer, and all-around nice bloke. How nice?Read more »
Internet TV website QOOB and Hamburg’s electro kingpins Digitalism are offering fans a chance to direct a video, and you’ve got until September 20 to actualize your vision. The prize is two-fold. First, you can brag to your friends that you directed a video for Digitalism. The winner will also receive 2,000 euros, in cash (for those of you in the States, that’s almost $2,800). The track in question is the new album version of previous 12”, “Idealistic.”
Typically, when a plug-in comes with the phrase “No Musical Experience Required” on the packaging, it’s probably not going to be a producer’s wet dream. But Cakewalk’s Studio Instruments is bundled with a plethora of live, playable drum sounds, electric pianos, bass, and even a string section (musical experience may help here), and is good enough for any composer on a $50 budget who can't afford the real instruments.Read more »
Former The Evaluation guitarist Patrick "Sick Face" Fallon is joined by Giovanni De La Cruz, and working together as All Teeth and Knuckles, these S.F.-based cats spit lyrics and shred guitars so emphatically, they should have every jaded hipster on the dancefloor shaking ass. Catch ATAK next week in S.F., at XLR8R's Issue 109 Release Party.Read more »
Celebration is far from a typical 4AD outfit. Featuring members from post-punk projects Lovelife and Jaks, the Baltimore-based trio whips up a post-goth circle of organ-driven mayhem that far exceeds the members’ spazz-punk pasts. Now prepping its sophomore release, The Modern Tribe, Celebration may be poised to join the ranks of 4AD legends, one sonic freak-out at a time.
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