Glasgow-based duo Slam returns with its fourth longplayer, Human Response, a "back-to-basics" record that returns to the deep electronic and techno sounds that first put the Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle on the map. "Azure" features choppy keyboard riffs, smooth synth lines, and even a few trance-like noises that remind us of electronic music in the good old days.Read more »
dublab, Farmlab, and crew are bringing another night of all-ambient music to Los Angeles next week with Tonalism. In true dublab tradition, complementary tea will be served, and event attendees are encourage to bring "picnic baskets, food, beverages, and snacks to enjoy throughout the evening." The event will be streamed live on dublab.com.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
dublab and Farmlab Present
This week, XLR8R visited bizarre terrain, kicking things off with Escort’s Muppet invasion on “All Through the Night.” Next, we witnessed the Plastic Little dudes as they unleashed their latest single, “Dopeness.” Ninja Tune’s resident weirdo Pop Levi offered up a goth-inspired pop anthem, “Pick-Me-Up Uppercut,” while Thursday ushered in the resurrection of Short Circuit’s Johnny Five, on Greenskeepers’ latest single.Read more »
Activist, writer, and MC Amir Sulaiman started the week off with some positive hip-hop vibes, and L.A.-based MC E Reece followed suite with the title track from his forthcoming long-player. Continuing on the hip-hop tip, Future Rapper and friends did a conceptual take on the genre with "Future Past Perfect," and Koushik and Percee P joined forces for a funky track off Stones Throw's Chrome Children 2 comp.Read more »
The Decibel Festival is one of the most engaging electronic music gatherings of the year to occur in the Pacific Northwest, and 2007’s lineup may be the best the festival has seen yet. Crashing Seattle this year are Simian Mobile Disco, Claude VonStroke, Motor, Strategy, and a mountain of others, tearing into its collective dance psyche.Read more »
Tight. As in compressed drums that sit perfectly in the mix, sharply cut vocals and synths snippets that tickle the ears, and basslines that push and prod dance club anthems forward. This is the world of Ewan Pearson, consummate remixer, producer, and all-around nice bloke. How nice?Read more »
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