Building upon the constant psychedelic drone and claustrophobic tribal-disco assault of past releases Preyers and Hoarse Lords, Oakland's Clipd Beaks have finished work on their follow-up album, To Realize. Read more »
Forming a futuristic force of club-ready hip-hop, Bay Area producer Amp Live of Zion-I fame has joined up with East Bay MC Trackademicks for his new track, "Gary is a Robot," taken from Amp Live's forthcoming solo album Murder at the Discotek. The video for the jam, which XLR8R has grabbed premiering rights for, seems like a simultaneous bash at and celebration of contemporary club culture. We'll let you be the judge. Read more »
Edan, the iconoclastic DJ and producer, has a new concept record coming out soon. Echo Party was created using samples from the extensive back catalog of the Traffic Entertainment Group as a structure to create new sonic textures. Armed with synths, drum machines, guitars, kazoos, and even glockenspiels, Edan has crafted a seamless, experimental artist mix, complete with extensive notes, insane artwork (see above), and more sample sources than most DJs would know what to do with.
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December will see the release of Nottingham producer Lone's third full-length, his first for Werk Discs, entitled Ecstasy & Friends. The record moves gracefully from leftfield hip-hop beats to boogie tracks reminiscent of Dam-Funk, stuttering hip-house to silky R&B. With a penchant for sunny, spacy synths, Lone's latest effort brings him further into the ranks of contemporary beat exploders who are changing what soulful music can sound like.
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To celebrate the long-overdue video release for Uffie's 2006 jam "Pop the Glock" and the dirty version of Girls' "Lust for Life" clip, we decided to compile a few of our favorite strung-out-indie-kid-nude-not-nude-pseudo-sex romps into one easy-to-digest stream. Enjoy. And keep your screen out of view.
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Frenchman Cosmo Vitelli is known for his top-shelf disco productions, but in recent months he's also been making waves with his more ethereal and oddball Bot'Ox side project. "Blue Steel" is the title track from a forthcoming EP on Vitelli's own I'm a Cliché label, and although the song veers a bit toward "music for a quirky commercial," once we found out the video was basically a series of inflatable objects, household items, and toys getting run over in slow motion, we were sold. Read more »
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