Prior to this golden age of Serato and Ableton-fueled mixes, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist built legendary careers cutting up dusty, towering stacks of vinyl. Rather than jump on the auto-beat-matched bandwagon, though, their latest collaborative project has taken a decidedly anachronistic turn. Using only original 45s, eight turntables, and a couple of guitar pedals, The Hard Sell project mixes music across genres and generations to create the distinct sort of compositions that we expect from these wax gurus. Read more »
If you've been on a dance floor in the past year, you've probably heard something from the hands of Baltimore party-rocker Tittsworth. His remixes and edits for the likes of Justice, M.O.P., PM Dawn, and AC/DC have been pumping up the blogs and clubgoers with some serious energy. Not content to play second-fiddle forever, though, the young and talented Jesse Tittsworth (he claims that to be his real name) is getting ready for the spotlight. Read more »
“Soooonaaaaarrrrr!” It seemed that with each new day of this year’s Sónar Festival in Barcelona, yet another band or DJ would give in to the primordial urge to holler the festival's name out over the sweaty masses. While typically a cringe-inducing act on par with “Put your hands in the air,” in this case it was nearly impossible to smirk–the sun was too brilliant, the crowds were too enthusiastic, and everyone was simply having too much fun for irony.
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Skateboards rolling by and snapping ollies, movie dialog snippets, a subway car entering a station, urban environmental noise–welcome to Michna’s sonic palette. The Brooklyn-based beatmaker will introduce listeners to his wide world of sounds this September, when the former Secret Frequency Crew member releases his debut album, Magic Monday, on Ghostly International. Read more »
The Presets' Apocalypso is basking in the warm welcome it received upon hitting record stores, so now it's time for Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes to unleash a few remixes. The Australia-based duo's This Boy's In Love EP features the title track along with reworkings from the likes of Finnish DJ/producer Jori Hulkkonen, Florian Senfter 's Zombie Nation project, electro producer Lifelike, and techno godfather Kevin Saunderson. Moyes himself has also done a new version of the track.
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Rockr and Tuff Gong label present a new bonus EP of Bob Marley dance remixes taken from the officially sanctioned Roots, Rock, Remixed project. Sir T’s house remix of “Kaya,” Patchworks’ mid-tempo rub of “Corner Stone,” and Benjamin Devigne’s nu-jazz take on “Natural Mystic” are out digitally this week.
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They've done a round of dates with Bonde Do Role, joined Matt & Kim on the road for the F Yeah tour, and have scheduled dates on the upcoming Vice Records tour, but Australia's punk-meets-electronic four-piece outfit The Death Set is far from being ready to settle down. The band's latest releaase, Worldwide, just dropped on Counter Records, and the boys will hit the road in just a few days for another round of U.S. Read more »
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