Press Play: Four Tet, Machinedrum, Kyle Hall, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and More
The lineup for this week's edition of Press Play looks almost like it could be for a premier electronic music festival, meaning that this post is chock full of artists from around the world who dabble in all kinds of styles and subgenres. Between the strains of hip-hop, house, techno, synth-pop, and beyond put forth by the likes of Four Tet, Kyle Hall, Cut Copy, RJD2, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Machinedrum, Factory Floor, and Huxley, among others, we've got seemingly every electronic sound imaginable crammed into the myriad YouTube and SoundCloud players located after the jump.
We've already heard it as a radio rip, but now Four Tet's new "Kool FM" can be streamed as a higher-quality, full-length tune.
The same week we reviewed Machinedrum's new single for Ninja Tune (and named it an XLR8R Pick, for that matter), the producer born Travis Stewart also posted its b-side cut, "Body Touch," online.
Before it releases next week, Fantastic Mr. Fox is giving fans a full stream of his "The Trap" b/w "Jackal Youth" 12" for Black Acre.
This week, Australian synth-pop phenoms Cut Copy returned with new single "Let Me Show You," an analog-driven dancefloor jam that gives a healthy nod to Haçienda-era acid-house.
RJD2 unveiled the first sample- and beat-driven single from his upcoming More Is Than Isn't LP, "Her Majesty's Socialist Request."
UK crooner Leon T. Pearl was treated to this slow-burning roller of a remix for his "Take You To Market" single by fellow London up-and-comer Huxley.
While we continue to wait for Factory Floor to drop its self-tilted debut LP via DFA next month, the London trio has given us its latest rigid, motorik single, "Turn It Up."
Here's the gritty title track from Brooklyn producer Bookworms' upcoming three-song 12" for L.I.E.S.
This arrestingly strange and beautiful video comes from FKA twigs, a burgeoning London-based singer/producer whose new single for Young Turks, "Water Me," was co-produced by of-the-moment artist Arca.
Swedish synthesist Bam Spacey released his River EP this week via Ceremony, and simultaneously shared a full stream of its four spacious tunes.
Before UK label Blank Mind drops the duo's drum-addled 12", Alan Johnson's "Goron Sound" b/w "Fickle" record can now be streamed in its entirety.