With its fourth label sampler about to drop, Paris-based imprint Kitsuné still looks to be, as stated in a review of the label's third compilation (XLR8R 105), "campaigning for party label of 2007."Read more »
Berlin-based techno imprint Minus is set to release Nothing Much, the first collection of the label’s work since last year’s exceptional min2MAX.
Label founder and minimal progenitor Richie Hawtin started Minus back in 1998, but recently decided the time to re-brand the label's image had arrived. Nothing Else acts as something of a document that tracks the label’s progress since inception. In a literal sense, it’s a sort of greatest hits compilation.
It's been ten years, and Finnish-born, Berlin-based Vladislav Delay is still cranking out experimental dance destruction. "I Saw a Polysexual" is a dub-heavy sound collage that could light up any soundlab or club-ready crowd in seconds. Responsible for an array of monikers, including Uusitalo, Luomo, Conoco, and Sistol, this guy has done it all–house, noise, glitch, and collaborations with the likes of Black Dice and Massive Attack. Whistleblower is another nice treat from an always challenging production kingpin.Read more »
We kicked off the week with Rhymesayers’ Latin representatives Los Nativos taking hip-hop into their own hands, with authentic live footage. Bonde Do Role hit the streets with its twisted breed of baile-punk, Trans Am cranked more psychotic (and colorful) visuals and exceeded its already arty reputation, and Trentemøller got sentimental with a dark-house hit regarding a dog’s ascent into space.Read more »
San Francisco-based duo ellul gave us a taste of dissonant shoegaze music to start the week off, before New Young Pony Club assaulted our ears with energetic disco and synth radiation. Then, 21-year old Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) showed off his hip-hop production chops. A-Plus proved the whole world hasn’t gone hyphy, and Deejay OM gave us boom-bap with an exotic Eastern flair.Read more »
The bearded Norwegian deity Hans-Peter Lindstrøm will curate the next installment of LateNightTales, a CD series that allows artists to compile just about any kind music they want. You may be familiar with his music, but did you know Lindstrøm has an affinity for Carly Simon? Look for the release in July.Read more »
While breakcore producers–particularly the ones obsessed with distortion and the '90s hardcore rave circuit–often get a bad rep, labels like Violent Turd exist to dispel such hate and showcase the true nature of the genre. Enter DJ/Rupture, one of the most eclectic DJs associated with the 'core, who returns to the label's Shotgun Wedding series.Read more »
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