Their track "Chrome's On It" has appeared on numerous blogs recently (and gotten the remix treatment from Mad Decent, The Mae Shi, and Frankmusik with the Chrome's On It EP), giving us an idea of what we can expect on February 17, when Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes drop their debut album under their Telepathe guise.
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What do the wobbly, drifting rhythm's of SoCal beatmaker Flying Lotus sound like in the hands of other music makers? We'll find out on December 9, when he releases a remix counterpart to his 2008 full-length, Los Angeles.
For L.A. EP 2 X 3, FlyLo enlisted the like's of Hudson Mohawke's Mike Slott, drum & bass-turned-dubstep don Martyn, fellow SoCal producer Samiyam, and others to rework versions of tracks off the album, which will be released via Warp.
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Hard to believe it, but Miami's Winter Music Conference is nearly a quarter of a century old. The multi-day festival focused on all things electronic will celebrate its 24th year in March, with another round of parties, panels, and general debauchery.
WMC 2009 will take place March 24 - 28, 2009, in South Beach Miami. Start booking those hotel rooms. Read more »
Buzz around the internet concerns a rumor that dub-techno pioneer Moritz von Oswald has suffered a stroke this past weekend. He was scheduled to play Dublin's DEAF festival this past Sunday, but numerous forums and websites are reporting that he had to cancel the gig due to the stroke.
Von Oswald, a member of Rhythm and Sound with Mark Ernestus, is considered one of the most influential people in techno, having co-founded Basic Channel Records and produced for high-profile artists like Carl Craig. He has also been behind many records at Berlin's Dubplates & Mastering, as an engineer.
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Pinback's Terrin Durfey has passed away after a longtime battle with cancer.
The multi-instrumentalist was kept from touring with the band on its fall tour dates due to a relapse in his condition. A fundraiser was set up to offset his medical costs. Contributions can still be made at terrindurfeyfundraiser.org and myspace.com/terrindurfeyfoundation. Read more »
Ohmega Watts causes some ruckus in an elementary school on his latest video, for "Eyes and Ears", off his new album, Watts Happening. The Portland-based MC, producer, and longtime member of the Ubiquity roster disrupts the studious endeavors of many an elementary-school kid, and led by three dudes with cardboard eyes and ears, proceeds to usher everyone into a talent show. Read more »
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