Following that awesome double a-side 12" Soul Jazz released for Four Tet and Mala a while back, and after the release of the label's heavy-hitting Future Bass compilation, leftfield dance tune don Untold will drop his own single. The record comes out on October 11 with his contribution to the Bass compilation, "Fly Girls," on one side, and a brand-new tune called "Come Follow Me" on the other. Read more »
Solo artist and longtime keyboardist for Canada's Cobblestone Jazz Danuel Tate will soon follow up his two EPs for the Wagon Repair label with a full-length solo album. Mexican Hotbox is a genre-spanning LP that will be released on November 22. Its 11 songs are said to be full of the elements of jazz, swing, Latin guitars, funk, modern electronics, and a whole lot of dance music. Read more »
If you missed the first part of our Decibel coverage, you can find it here.
My first two days at Seattle's seventh annual Decibel Festival were perfectly streamlined in regards to catching all of the artists I hoped to see—that is, compared to the following three days of the festival. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were all littered with DJs and producers I'd long hoped for a chance to watch perform live, many of which played minutes and miles from each other. Read more »
This Friday, Vienna's Big-N-Hairy label will release the debut EP from Tim Turbo, the Hush (Iggy, Iggy)/Linyora EP. Featuring the vocal talents of Spoek Mathambo and his wife Gnucci Banana, the EP finds the pair rapping with a healthy dose of South African slang over the Berlin-based producer's synthy bounce. Read more »
Our friend and contributor Walter Wasacz reports in Detroit's Metro Times that house producer/DJ Aaron-Carl Ragland has just canceled his European tour after being diagnosed with lymphoma. Read more »
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