Press Play: Modeselektor, Onra, XXXY, Juan Maclean, and More
It's almost ridiculous how much exciting music has been gathered together for today's Press Play installment. Sure, we may say that a lot, but this week has been especially gracious with the delivery of fresh sights and sounds from within the world of top-notch electronic music. You'll find album previews, free downloads, DJ sets, videos, and more from the likes of Modeselektor, Girl Unit, Kingdom, Onra, Oneman, Matmos, Juan Maclean, XXXY, Mister Lies, Surgeon, L-Vis 1990, Druid Cloak, and so many others once you dive into the post by following the jump.
The '80s-obsessed French beatsmith Onra took to his SoundCloud profile to give away some "2011 unreleased r'n'b shit" called "Second Chance."
After announcing his forthcoming Got Me So EP for Rinse with a clip of its title track, Manchester's XXXY offered a full stream of one of its three cuts, the supercharged house of "Studio 9 (Just Like That)."
Here's a preview of the forthcoming Night Slugs All Stars Vol. 2, featuring unreleased bits and handpicked tunes from Girl Unit, L-Vis 1990, Kingdom, Egyptrixx, and more.
Speaking of L-Vis 1990, here's the debut track from his collaboration with Joakim, Jam City, and Kindness (collectively known as Everyone), which we first heard about earlier this month when Joakim announced his new Crowdspacer imprint.
Here's yet another taste of the eighth LP on the way from the Baltimore sound manipulators of Matmos, The Marriage of True Minds, the playfully beat-driven "Teen Paranormal Romance."
Diamond Version will continue its onslaught of punishing techno sounds with the release of EP3 next week via Mute, and shares its opening track in this flickering video.
This free remix EP for Funerals' "Boo Sra" tune offers productions from the likes of Druid Cloak, Mikix the Cat, and Hissy Fit, among others.
"Prauge Spring" is an infectiously rhythmic selection from the forthcoming reissue of Leven Signs' 1985 LP Hemp is Here, arriving next month via Tulsa's Digitalis label.