Almost a decade and a half after its first release, !K7's DJ-KiCKS series is being treated to less of a typcial DJ mix and more of a music history lesson, courtesy of DFA mainstay Juan MacLean. The disco and house-obsessed artist took the six months before recording his contribution to DJ-KiCKS debating the relevance of the craft in 2010, and came to the conclusion that he would rather delve into his roots in dance music. Read more »
East coast duo Kon & Amir are set to bring forth the third installment of their Off Track mix series April 26 via BBE. We talked to the crate digging beat-heads a couple years back while they scoured NY's Lower East Side for their fix of rare 45s and long forgotten beats, and now they're switching boroughs with Off Track Vol. III: Brooklyn. Read more »
The upcoming album from Daedelus is a study in juxtapositions: 19th-century China rubs up against the tele-technological future, organic sonic textures play with electronics, and hope is mixed with an uncertainty about a sinister future. Righteous Fists of Harmony is a sonic tribute to the thousands of Chinese martial artists who died during the Boxer Rebellion, as well as a musing about our society's reliance on contemporary technologies. Read more »
Robag Wruhme, best known as one-half of house duo The Wighnomy Brothers, has joined the eclectic Circus Company fray for his latest EP, PrOVIANT. Featuring four tracks, the EP displays the sonics that Wruhme does best: minimal that somehow manages to stay organic in its aural textures, and emotional house that can be compared to Herbert, or even Isolée. Read more »
Tracey Thorn, the singer-songwriter best known for her seminal role in Everything But the Girl, will see her latest album released this May. For Love and Its Opposite, Thorn has once again teamed up with producer Ewan Pearson to meditate on love's joys and pitfalls. Read more »
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