It was only a matter of time until every music genre had its chance to be melded with the omnipresence of electro. Kitsune's latest addition to their ever-growing roster, Spain's Crystal Fighters, juxtaposes the eerie flavor of traditional, Basque folk music with churning basslines and catchy, energetic vocals. What their unique culture clash produces can be witnessed in Crystal Fighters' hour long mix they recently did for broadcast on Le Mouv in France. Read more »
Get ready for BEMF 2, this year's follow-up installment of New York's celebration of electronic music. Just announced today, the line-up features everyone from The Juan MacLean to Free Blood, and a very special headlining guest (who'll be named here in the weeks to come). The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival takes place August 8 at the Old American Can Factory (232 3rd Street in Brooklyn) from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m., and tickets are available for $25 here.
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In a double nod to New Order's "Confusion" video , as well as Arthur Baker (the producer of that famous single), New York's Holy Ghost! has a new video out for their track "I Will Come Back." The Green Label Sound-backed video not only features Baker himself playing, but a virtual recreation of the "Confusion" video. These nods to history, along with the group's vintage electro-disco sound, make for an entertaining and aurally pleasing experience.
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In case you haven't gotten enough of the Mad Decent airhorn app for your iPhone or iPod touch (we haven't!), Diplo and his buddy Switch (as Major Lazer) have teamed up with software developer iZotope to create iDrum: Major Lazer, a remix app that lets you have your way with Guns Don't Kill People... Read more »
We weren't sure what to make of the switch, when Icelanders GusGus went from 4AD to their own Pineapple label and now to Kompakt, but after a quick advance listen to the band's 24/7, we've gotta say, we're pretty damn pleased that the Cologne techno powerhouse picked them up. Read more »
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