With the release of Silent Shout (Mute) in 2006, Swedish brother/sister duo The Knife (known to their folks as Karin and Olof Dreijer) dominated best-of-the-year lists and magazine covers around the globe, not to mention snagging six Swedish Grammis awards (Sweden's Grammy equivalent), including Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, and Group of the Year. Now the dark electro-pop icons are serving up a three-disc deluxe edition of the lauded album, aptly titled Silent Shout: Deluxe Edition.Read more »
Kieran Hebden, Adem Ilhan, and Sam Jeffers, collectively known as Fridge, will break six years of silence with The Sun, a collection of tracks culled from the last three years, appropriately set for release in the summertime. Variety reigns supreme here, with elements ranging from punchy, rumbling basslines to mellow, acoustic lullabies, hints of glitchy beats, and IDM-influenced pop to remind listeners of the trio’s individual music endeavors.Read more »
It’s been an intense few months for French producer/DJ Joakim. On top of interviewing with a host of music and lifestyle mags (on a global scale), his tracks have been pounding dancefloors and finding their way onto mixtapes and comps, from JDG & Dave P’s Go Commando to Kitsuné’s Compilation 2. Add to that litany the recent release of his latest album, Monsters and Silly Songs, a playful journey into the world of musical oddities.
At just 21, Edmonton, Alberta-bred Cadence Weapon has already released a legitimate record, remixed Ghostface and Lady Sov, and rocked South by Southwest a couple of times, not to mention the fact that this wunderkind assumes most writing, producing, and remixing duties by himself. “Sharks” is a lively, electro hip-hop track that, as he suggests on his MySpace page, “Sounds like Steve Urkel when he became Stefan Urquel.”
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