When your musical influences are equal parts techno, 8-bit, and hip-hop, intriguing things are bound to arise. In the case of The Screaming Dance EP, French producer Léonard de Léonard's latest release, those things include frantically-paced synths, random intervals of yelling, and the overall feeling that one is trapped inside a videogame quest gone awry. Somehow all this works–startlingly well. Friends Chris de Luca (formerly of Funkstorung) and Phon.O step in to provide remixes of the EP's title track. Read more »
After a hiatus that lasted more than two years, Tim Holland, a.k.a. Sole, returned to the public eye this past October with the anticon. release Sole and the Skyrider Band. And despite what Holland's numerous solo endeavors (not to mention, his moniker) might lead you to believe, the Skyrider band actually exists. Read more »
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Controversial cockney emcee Beezy (think: a more street-sounding The Streets), whose saucy vocal dubplates for N-Type and others have raised eyebrows, is offering his new A Day In The Life album for free. “All I ask is that you give me the time to actually sit there and listen,” wrote Beezy recently on Dubstepforum. His next album, Lost In Translation, also drops soon.
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South London-based experimental dubstep artist Burial is rising in mainstream dance charts as his groundbreaking sophomore album, Untrue, continues to win new fans. The album is now ranked above Dizzee Rascal, Simian Mobile Disco, and Justice on the BBC weekly electronic music charts. Read more »
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