Kompakt Records’ founder Michael Mayer has proven that his musical palate exceeds the melodic techno his label has churned out for nearly a decade. Last year’s Immer 2 mix showcased Mayer’s lust for disco-oriented dance tracks, and now, the forthcoming conceptual album with Kompakt veteran Superpitcher displays Mayer’s foray into indie-pop.Read more »
While David Last's work can be heard on MTV Japan, via remixes on psych-rock imprint The Social Registry, or Berlin's avant-everything label Staubgold, his birthname tracks are all about the funk. Focusing on Latin, dancehall, and hip-hop rhythms, Last has established himself as an artist that can get a club riled or an indie-rocker tripping. "Bubble Tea" is all the proof in the world.Read more »
Vancouver-based, one-man electro-pop machine Antoine “Montag” Bédard is touring yet again. Unlike his past road adventures, supporting Au Revoir Simone and YACHT, Montag will hit North American stages with Mush Records’ Lymbyc System and slow-core virtuoso One AM Radio.
Hazy, sun-drenched and ethereal; enigmatic English folk group Songs of Green Pheasant’s 2005 debut, Aerial Days (FatCat), was instantly dubbed an outsider music classic. The album saw Sheffield’s Duncan Sumpner’s delicate vocals drift through quietly strummed acoustic guitars bathed in wet echoes. The evocative work helped solidify the emerging freak folk movement of Devendra Banhart, Palace, Múm, and others.Read more »
Straight out of Hamburg, Germany, this melodic electro-pop quintet defies the traditional production blueprint with a live approach to songwriting. With New Order-esque guitarlines and lush synths a la Air, Yuno has gained quite a following, getting rising stars like Phonique and Tensnake to give its tracks the old remix treatment.Read more »
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