Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti (who occasionally works under the name Vladislav Delay) made an interesting step in his musical career with the release of this year's Tummaa, an esoteric exploration of experimental music sifted through the filter of Ripatti's jazz sensibilities. Today, we were fortunate enough to receive the video interpretation of one of Tummaa's darker tracks, the slow-burning and heavily percussive "Toive." Read more »
In conjunction with Beats in Space radio's 10th anniversary, Tim Sweeney will showcase celebratory events in Los Angeles, New York, Glasgow, London, and San Francisco, with the latter kicking off a new monthly residency at the city's Triple Crown club. Additionally, the new year will mark the first release from Beats in Space Records, a 12" from German disco-house producer Tensnake. Read more »
Sheffield's Grievous Angel has been tapped to re-work the entirety of Dusk + Blackdown's Margins Music album. Margins Music Redux will reflect the style found on Grievous Angel's Ableton dubstep mixes, which blur the lines between remixes, dubs, and entirely new tracks. Read more »
Early this year we featured up-and-coming French duo Kap Bambino as an Artist to Watch whose synth-punk style is as equally indebted to Nirvana's brashness as it is the repetitious electronics of Suicide. Now, with their Batcaves EP out soon on iTunes and their third full-length, Blacklist, to see release next year on Because, vocalist Caroline Martial and producer Orion Bouvier are launching their sonic assault on a handful of North American cities this November. Tour dates after the jump. Read more »
Taking its lead from the 2003 documentary film of the same name, Afro-Punk is a community based around outsider music, film, art, and skateboarding. Their annual festival, which premiered in 2005 in Brooklyn, is ground-zero for the "multi-cultural" movement, and has just recently sprouted legs to embark on its first tour throughout North America. This week, the traveling show hits the east coast, midwest, and Canada with headliners Saul Williams and CX KiDTRONiK & Tchaka Diallo. Other assorted openers, like Houston's American Fangs and NY-based Earl Greyhound, will be peppered throughout the many dates of the month-long tour. Check out the dates and full line-ups after the jump. Read more »
The boys of Lazer Sword are bringing that grime-ridden electro-bass noise to Europe in the next few weeks, with nights at some of the best clubs on the continent. Along with playing some wild sets with the likes of Rustie and The Gaslamp Killer, the duo also has a new 12" out on Innovative Leisure. Tour dates and flyer after the jump. Read more »
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