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Friday, August 29, 2014

The playlist: Middle Eastern and North African Blufrank, El Rass and more

In the latest of our playlist series, John Doran takes a look at Syrian Sufi chant, Egyptian electro disco, Sumerian death metal and psychedelic Moroccan gnawa


The melancholic, retro-manic disco of Blufrank couldnt be more different from the urgent sounds of electro chaabi, even though both hail from modern, post-revolution Cairo. While the Auto-Tuned chaabi MCs and vocalists such as Sadat and Alaa Fifty demand change mainly cultural but sometimes political as well Blufrank, a nameless and masked dance producer, seeks to avoid confrontation by offering an escape into an imaginary zone of fantasy dancefloor hedonism. His Soundcloud profile speaks of this desire to remove oneself totally from the here and now: Created in the future, sent back in time by the last living human beings before being programmed to follow a certain pattern, oh they created me in the first place to be a reminder of the humanity and the feelings that we lost.


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UK funky: a short-lived sound whose influence lives on

It was an uneasy alliance of artist with different ambitions but UK funky primed us for Afrobeats and the all-conquering pop-house


If you want to understand British club musics eternally giddy flux, the diaspora of black British dance producers from the late 2000s UK funky scene can tell you a lot. Look at Rinse FM stalwarts Roska and Marcus Nasty each pushing wide-ranging but tough sounds with a new EP and label respectively or at the pop-dance of Ill Blu, the brooding sound of Cooly G and the brainwarped trip-outs of Coolys Hyperdub labelmate DVA. Each is utterly different to the next, yet all broke through in the brief flowering of funky from 2006 to 2010.


Back then, funky could encompass yearning soul such as Frontline by Ill Blu & Princess Nyah and Tell Me by DJ NG and Baby Katy (later Katy B); instrumental oddness like Apples Mr Bean and Cooly Gs Narst; and MC-led playground chants like Gracious Ks Migraine Skank and KIGs Heads, Shoulders, Knees And Toes. All were united by a pumping house undercurrent, clattering grime and dancehall rhythms, and car-window-rattling bass: it was the sound of Londons pirate radio stations and clubs for a few summers. But it couldnt last.


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New band of the week: Semi Precious (No 20)

South London producer and songwriter stitching together samples like a slow-motion Avalanches


Hometown: London.


The lineup: Guy Baron (vocals, music).


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James Murphy turns tennis into tunes with new algorithm project

LCD Soundsystem frontman is working with developers and the US Open to turn match data into electronic music


James Murphy has debuted a new project which uses a computer algorithm to turn tennis matches into music. Working with IBM and the US Open, the LCD Soundsystem founder has transformed games, serves, sets and matches into lurching, bleepy electronic music.


Dubbed the US Open Sessions, Murphys automated creations have already begun being posted to a dedicated website. Each match, from Mondays Serena Williams v Taylor Townsend to the inevitable womens and mens finals, on 7 and 8 September, will be made available in short and long versions.


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The concerts you need to see this week (Aug. 25-Sept. 4)

Once again, there are a ton of great shows happening across the country. Corrosion of Conformity are playing in Vancouver, Arcade Fire are in Toronto and Montreal and April Wine are playing Regina. It's a great time to be alive.


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Here's what you missed at last night's Robyn/Röyksopp show

The most Scandinavian tour going today, featuring Robyn, Röyksopp and Robyn protegé Zhala, pulled into Toronto's TD Echo Beach last night. Here's what you missed


1. Three acts, four sets


The evening saw the three artists playing four sets, with Zhala, Robyn and Röyksopp each playing one set by themselves, followed by a combined Robyn/Röyksopp set to end the night. That's giving concertgoers value for their dollar.


2. Zhala picking up where the Knife left off


During her set later in the evening, Robyn described Zhala — the first non-Robyn artist on her Konichiwa Records label — as being "like f--king Whitney Houston." Let's make one thing clear: Zhala is nothing like Whitney Houston. Indeed, she couldn't be less like Whitney Houston if she tried. If anything, Zhala is a descendent of recently retired fellow Swedes the Knife. Her production moves from ambient to hard techno to synth-pop with some dirt mixed in, and is occasionally pretty aggressive. She uses two mics, one for clean vocals, the other for the same sort of disassembled, distorted sound as the Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson. She also sets up her production equipment on a podium that features a pair of pink plush lips and occasionally shoots out smoke. Good news, Knife. You can retire knowing that your legacy of being super weird is in good hands.


3. So much Röyksopp


Playing with a full band — bassist, guitarist, two drummers, two modular synths — the Norwegian synth-pop duo took on a whole new sonic dimension. Everything was bigger, fuller, richer, and their moody, downtempo sound occasionally verged into stadium house territory.


4. So many lasers


Look, we understand that in 2014 we shouldn't be impressed with lasers at a show, but Röyksopp's laser game is on point. There were so many of them. They created a shimmering ceiling at the outdoor venue. They formed a massive spiderweb of light. They flew around like drive-by shooting on Tatooine. You can be too cool to be impressed with lasers, but we loved them.


5. Röyksopp being very polite


They referred to us as "a very nice audience." We thought that was charming.


6. The sheer kinetic power of Robyn


A lot has been written about Robyn's dancing, so it feels weird for us to mention it again, but when you see her gyrate, spin, jog and Ministry of Silly-walk her way across the stage for a nearly uninterrupted hour, you realize that she is a very special performer. This isn't choreographed; this is just an expression of how much she loves performing.


7. The overwhelming dedication of Robyn fans


There are no lukewarm Robyn fans. You don’t sort of like Robyn. You either love her with the entirety of your being, or you don’t get the big deal. That’s why everyone knew every word to every song last night. That’s why she was able to have the crowd sing the first chorus to “Call Your Girlfriend” en masse, a cappella. She told the crowd that she had “some new songs to work out” and to “bear with her.” She could have said “bear with me while I eat this sandwich” and they would have applauded.


8. Robyn and Röyksopp being heavier than the sum of their parts


There were moments during their combined set that got almost industrial, particularly the set-opening “Sayit,” which is all dissonant synths, squelching, broken-sounding electronics and stomping drum machines. If you were to take Robyn’s vocals out of that track, it could be a Frontline Assembly song.


9. The most punctual show we've ever been to


Everything ran exactly on time, except for Robyn, who came onstage 10 minutes early. We were hoping to pee and maybe grab a beer before her set. No such luck. Still, the whole thing was a monument to timeliness. Other acts should have been taking notes.




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Aphex Twin: Kanye tried to get away with not paying for Avril 14th sample

Electronic musician claims camp Kanye told him its not yours, its ours, regarding elements of his 2001 track which were used for Wests song Blame Game


Aphex Twin has accused Kanye West of trying to plagiarise one of his songs for use on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The rapper and his reps allegedly tried to get away with not paying for Aphexs track Avril 14th, which forms the musical backbone of Wests song Blame Game.


[Kanye] tried to fucking rip me off and claim that hed written it, and they tried to get away with not paying, Aphex Twins Richard D James claimed in a new interview with Pitchfork. Although James insists he was really helpful following Wests enquiries, offering to send a polished version of the Avril 14th sample, re-played at a different speed, the MCs camp was reportedly nothing but rude. They totally didnt even say hello or thanks, they just replied with, Its not yours, its ours, and were not even asking you any more.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

The playlist electronic: Zipcode, snd and more

Bracing minimal techno, machine funk using a computer virus and pristine breakbeat but among the house innovators theres always one abomination


Zipcode is an alter ego of Vereker, a producer whos been seen courting every hot underground label in town: hes released on L.I.E.S, Berceuse Heroique, The Trilogy Tapes, and now the ever-so-hip LA Club Resource for this new project. His material wasnt exactly gaily frolicking before the waveform of Flesh and Blood gives you some idea of how sternly minimal his music is even before listening to it but hes now phased out even more of his mojo, with this track made up of a tiny handful of elements. Theres a bass drum like a punch, a metronomic tick, a kick that steadily rises and falls, and sampled voices that seeping in and out. This is minimal techno with no-wave attitude, and its incredibly bracing.


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by Ben Beaumont-Thomas via Electronic music | The Guardian

100 Word Review: Cookin' On 3 Burners - Blind Bet

Jazz Collective - Collage


Label: Octave/Jazz Collective

Released: July 2014




Collage is an appropriate title for Jazz Collective's third album with various different styles and influences laid down next to each other all contributing the bigger picture. The thirteen tracks on offer build on the sound that has led them to be one of the leading acts in the newest wave of Japanese club jazz, with jazz, jazz funk and club music sounds all evident.



Rejoice Again is a fine mid-tempo track that has both jazz funk and broken beat influences that demands repeated listens. This is followed by the Brazilian fusion sound of the title track, Collage, with the warm sound of the Fender Rhodes, vocals from Saya and extended bass and trombone solos. A perfect summer tune.



There then follows a suite of three covers. Krystol's Don't Change Your Ways, originally an eighties electro-funk number, is given a boogie makeover with Shea Soul on vocals. This is followed by a tribute to the late George Duke in the form of a cover of Daisy Mae, made famous by Raul de Souza. Then, rounding up this section of the album is version of the Bobby Lyle composition Night Breeze, recorded here as a tribute to the late Wayne Henderson , producer of Lyle's version of the track.



Other tracks of note include Love Is The Triumph, which has something of an afrobeat flavour to the rhythm, and Isis which blends jazz with club sounds.



Another solid set from one of the most consistent bands on the scene at the moment. A must have album.







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Five albums to try this week: Basement Jaxx, Ty Segall and more

From Opeths expressive metal to Rusties hyperactive electronica, here are five new releases to consider this week


Why you should listen: The prolific garage-rocker unleashes an almost hour-long album of gauzy, slightly sunny tracks that veer across genres but hold together well.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Junto review Basement Jaxx fresh and invigorated

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After 2009's Zephyr, Basement Jaxx scaled back their tours, focused on more low-key musical projects and gave every indication of drifting into a raver's dotage.


So, despite a promisingly funky EP last autumn, it's still a welcome surprise to hear them sounding fresh and invigorated on their seventh album. The timing is good: warm, carnivalesque house music is filling dancefloors again and tracks such as Mermaid of Salinas deliver a trademark blend of hip-twitching percussion and flamenco flourishes. But alongside the anthemic, there's room for reflection; Power to the People is a sincere celebration of dance music as a transformative force.


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Rustie: Green Language review techno with a touch of birdsong

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Rustie's hyper-enjoyable second album derives its title and some odd peacefulness from an unlikely source: birdsong, aka the green language, which was to medieval mystics the perfect mode of expression. Rustie is making that same claim for his music, which, if toned-down and thoughtful by his standards, is forcefully ebullient and direct by anyone else's. Synthetic prog rock, vocoders, hard house and video-game sounds strike an optimistic tone, undercut by darker suggestions from the guest rappers grime hero D Double E, Detroit's unique Danny Brown and the shady duo Gorgeous Children.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

This is happening: the concerts you need to see this week (Aug. 22-28)

Good news: it seems like we're finally out of the deepest part of festival madness. Or bad news, depending on how much you like festivals. That said, there are still a ton of great concerts going on across the country. Check out what's happening near you.


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The Knife confirm that group will 'close down' after final tour

Swedish act will perform one last leg of their Shaking The Habitual show before concentrating on other projects



The Knife have announced plans to split at the end of their upcoming European tour. We dont have any obligations to continue, Karin Dreijer explained in a new interview. It should only and always be for fun.


News of the Knifes decision was at first a little oblique. Although a press release, issued on Thursday, referred to the bands last tour, it merely gave the impression that this would be the final go-round for their 2013 album Shaking The Habitual. But a band spokesperson has confirmed to Dazed and Confused that Karin and Olof Dreijer will go their separate ways following the Knifes upcoming gigs in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Berlin, Manchester, London and Reykjavik. We performed [this show] in the US in the spring and now we would love you to join us in our dance for some last shaking moves, they wrote on their website theknife.net.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Why Guy Gerber and Diddy's 11 11 is the one album you should listen to this week - video

Ben Beaumont-Thomas selects a deep house collaboration between Israeli producer Guy Gerber and American rapper P Diddy as the one album you should listen to this week. It may be 80 minutes long and almost named Ketamine, but there's plenty of 'dissonant rhythms and melodic improvisation' on offer from this free download, where Sean Coombs is 'a revelation' Continue reading...

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[GDD PREMIERE] BENSON – HOT MESS (DOM DOLLA REMIX)

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Something must be in the water over in Australia. The Sweat It Out! boys are always nailing it with not only the originals but incredible remix packages to boot. We’re proud to bring you the exclusive Dom Dolla remix of Benson’s new jam “Hot Mess.” The original (as the Sweat promo dictates): “It’s wonky. It’s swampy. And yet somehow, kinda poppy. And Lex Famous kills it on vox.” Dom Dolla takes the pop driven original and creates a jackin bass heavy trip thats fit for the club. His remix is our fav by far and we’re lucky enough to be rolling out the premiere… fans of Gorgon City, Motez and Duke Dumont will be all over this one.



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Rustie: Green Language review brilliantly varied, futuristic electronica

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Glaswegian producer Russell "Rustie" Whyte has firmly staked his place in the maximalist electronic music world. His debut Glass Swords nabbed the Guardian's first album award in 2012, and on Green Language he careens through a collection of Nintendo-sound bloops and screeches that cascade over bass-heavy hooks. the single Attak, featuring nasal-voiced rapper Danny Brown, whoops like a siren before dropping into a skull-shaking dancefloor filler with elements of trap and bounce. Rustie switches tack on futuristic instrumentals Workship, Tempest and Let's Spiral, sounding like M83 scoring a sci-fi film's opening credits. When he flips into R&B mode on Dream On, or evokes Daft Punk with producer Redinho's help on Lost, Rustie sounds just as comfortable. Green Language is an exercise in variety that pushes the boundaries of what a synth-driven album can, and should, sound like. At a time when fellow Scots Hudson Mohawke, Calvin Harris and Jackmaster are making names for themselves across electronic music genres, Rustie's sitting in a space that's all his own.


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Mark de Clive-Lowe - Church




Label: Mashibeats/Ropeadope

Released: May 2014




In his career to date, keyboard player, beat maker and producer Mark de Clive-Lowe has explored numerous styles and locations. The different stages of this musical and physical journey are chronicled by MC John Robinson on The Mission, the opening track of de Clive-Lowe's latest album, Church. It's an album that represents a studio-recorded embodiment of his Church event (held in LA since 2011) where he brings together acoustic jazz, electronics and club music featuring a variety of guest artists including the likes of Jamire Williams, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Nia Andrews.



Using funding from Kickstarter, de Clive-Lowe managed to set up this whole recording project in a relatively short period of, with some tracks recorded in LA and others in New York (the second city for Church events). The album features some impressive compositions that effortlessly blend elements of jazz, hip-hop, electronica and Brazilian music.



It's an impressive set from start to finish, but tracks that deserve special mention include The Processional, an homage to some of the musicians that have inspired de Clive-Lowe; Sketch For Miguel, written for, and featuring, Atwood-Ferguson; the beautiful Hollow, a song about hopeless emptiness; and the cover if Abdullah Ibrahim's Imam.



Trying to capture all the different elements of Churchin a short review does not really do the album justice. There's a whole spectrum of sounds and styles on this 13-track album that really highlight both the breadth of de Clive-Lowe's vision as well as the scope of his talent as a musician, composer and producer. Definitely one of the albums of 2014. Not to be missed.







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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

[STREAM] AC Slater x Boomrat | Night Bass Playlist

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The Future Bass movement has taken firm footing in AC Slater‘s Night Bass shenanigans, and for good reason, it thumps. Galloping bass lines accented by walloping bass synths permeate this playlist. Curated exclusively for the dawg’s at Boomrat, it might be a choice decision to peruse before cruising to Night Bass tomorrow night (scattered in these selections are tracks from this weeks performers).


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GDD™ Morning Update: 11:11, Gesaffelstein, Rustie,

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Guy Gerber & Puff Daddy release 11:11 via Thump.

Gesaffelstein remixes Phoenix.

Rustie reveals album stream/interactive video game.



Stream 11:11 HERE


Gesaffelstein


Over the last year, Phoenix have shared several remixes of songs from 2013′s Bankrupt! done by artists like Dirty Projectors, A-Trak, Sleigh Bells, Blood Orange and MKS, Ariel Pink, R. Kelly, and more. Now, they’ve shared the final remix: it’s the title track, as interpreted by French producer Gesaffelstein.



Rustie


Green Language, the upcoming sophomore LP from Rustie, is set to arrive on Warp next week. As is the custom, a full stream has become available ahead of the record’s release, though Rustie has elected to make the process a bit more interactive, inviting listeners to play an online video game as they take in the Glasgow producer’s latest batch of neon-striped productions.


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Cold Specks, Tanya Tagaq, Zeds Dead added to Halifax Pop Explosion lineup

Atlantic Canada's greatest annual musical event, the Halifax Pop Explosion, did a second round of roster announcements yesterday. Highlights included the addition of goth-soul artist Cold Specks, Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq, and Torotonian EDM mega-stars Zeds Dead.


The announcement also included the addition of electronic music hometown boys Ryan Hemsworth and Rich Aucoin.


The Pop Explosion lineup announcement happened last month, and included artists like Danny Brown, BadBadNotGood, who will be playing with the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, and Against Me!.


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Calvin Harris: the Dumfries boy who became the world's highest-earning DJ

Forbes has put Harris at the head of its Electronic Cash Kings list, ahead of turntable titans David Guetta, Tiësto and Afrojack

Name: Calvin Harris


Age: 30.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

[STREAM] DUSKY – 4T4

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UK duo Dusky have taken it one deeper with their latest production, “4T4″, and after listening to the song all I want to do is fly away to some jungle and dance naked in the trees and never come back from the mystical land of where “4T4″ took me.


The track is beautiful, lush and entrancing – with hypnotic pads, chilling vocals, and a knocking bassline. “4T4″ will appear on the forthcoming Anjunadeep mix cd due out on August 25th. Check the rest of the tracklisting after the jump.






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Disc 1

01 Croquet Club Only You Can Tell

02 John Monkman feat. Liz Cass Open Frontier

03 Cubicolor Soul Chords

04 Steve Huerta Say It Wasn’t

05 Danalog Click, Search (Jody Wisternoff Remix)

06 Vincenzo & Florian Kruse feat. Raquel Quińones If He Runs

07 Cubicolor Still Linger In My Dreams

08 Lane 8 Without You

09 Lane 8 feat. Solomon Grey Diamonds

10 16 Bit Lolitas Deep In My Soul

11 Clancy feat. Eli & Fur I Wanna Know

12 Dusky 4T4

13 Martin Roth Maya

14 Journeyman Crash Reel

15 16 Bit Lolitas Premium Emo


Disc 2

01 Aquilo Part Of Your Life (Croquet Club Remix)

02 Choir Of Young Believers Hollow Talk (Jody Wisternoff, James Grant and Lane 8 Remix)

03 Cubicolor Got This Feeling

04 Eli & Fur Feel The Fire

05 Dave Angel Quartz

06 Beckwith feat. Natalie Conway Take Me Home

07 Lancelot feat. Antony & Cleopatra Givin’ It Up (Isaac Tichauer & Nibc Remix – Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Edit)

08 HVOB Lion (Stimming Remix)

09 Shingo Nakamura vs. Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Another Tone

10 Shur-i-kan My Love

11 Ashworth Rebound

12 Meramek & Tropixx Only You

13 Jody Wisternoff Paramour

14 Leftwing & Kody Tell Me

15 Universal Solution Bandur
16 Olafur Arnalds Only The Winds (Ryan Davis’ A Letter From Far Away Variation)


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GDD™ Morning Update: Les Sins, Basement Jaxx, Chicago, Deadmau5

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Les Sins announces debut LP – shares first single.

Basement Jaxx new album receives a stream from Pitchfork Advance.

Chicago’s congress theater bans “EDM.”

Deadmau5gets ripped off by Trey Songz – tweets about it.



Les Sins

Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick sometimes releases dance music under the name Les Sins. He’s released three 12″ records, and now, he’s ready to release a full Les Sins LP. Michael is out November 4 via Company Records (a new imprint from Bundick and Carpark Records). That’s the album’s first single “Bother” above.

Bundick recorded the mostly-instrumental album in his home studio after the last two years. It features guest vocals from Nate Salman, and it was largely inspired by the late graphic designer Paul Rand.


Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx have returned with Junto, the long-awaited follow-up to 2009′s Scars and Zephyr. The duo’s latest effort includes previously-shared cuts “Unicorn” and “Never Say Never”, and arrives August 25 via Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS. Mykki Blanco guests. Listen HERE.


Chicago

All dance music events have reportedly been banned by The Congress Theater in Chicago. Having been shut down in May 2013 after the owner Eddie Caranza hired a development firm to find a new operator, it’s also spent the last year without an alcohol license following an alleged number of issues between security and police. With Carranza still in charge, he’s signed an agreement with the city of Chicago meaning dance music events can no longer take place there, having seen the likes of Skrillex, Steve Aoki and Flosstradamus perform there in the past. Gregory Steadman, the city’s liquor control commissioner, said: “The city wanted [the plan of operation] at that venue because of the historic problems with Congress. The [liquor] license revocation had to do with EDM events there. The community does not want those events there. “We’re not saying EDM are all bad but in venues of this size — 5,000 seats — we don’t feel this is appropriate for the Congress.”


Deadmau5

Deadmau5 has accused r’n'b singer Trey Songz of “infringement” over his one of his remixes.


The subject of the alleged copyright infringement is his 2009 remix of Calvin Harris’ ‘I’m Not Alone’ and the Canadian has accused the singer of ripping him off on his new track ‘Touchin’ Lovin” with Nicki Minaj.










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Robyn and Röyksopp played Fallon last night and it was awesome

Everyone's favourite Scandinavian synthpop dream team, Robyn and Röyksopp performed "Do it Again" on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. As you probably expected, it was completely amazing. It featured, among other things, Robyn's patented dance style and diamond masks. By the end of it, we really started wishing we were Swedish.


Robsopp — that's what we're calling them now —will play Echo Beach in Toronto on Aug. 25.





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Aphex Twin: music exempt from the perils of ageing

Despite not releasing an album since 2001, the maverick electro composer remains influential after 25 years of music making



One blimp, some stencil graffiti and a tracklisting only available through the deep web was all it took for news of Aphex Twins first album in 13 years, SYRO, to spread across the internet faster than you could say Jynweythek. Fan reaction was feverish so why, after so long, does Aphex Twin, aka Richard D James, still hold such relevance?


I remember the first time I was introduced to Aphex Twin, aged 14. It was around 2am in my parents house and I was up alone watching the TV show 120 Minutes. Come To Daddy came on, with the terrifying video in which Chris Cunningham imposed Richard D Jamess face onto little girls bodies while James screams Ill eat your soul over distorted drumnbass beats and violently abrasive synths.


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Unherd Radio Show No. 22 18/08/2014

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1st Hour


Intro


Bunty – Congatron (Betabet)


Anchorsong – Mawa (BBE)


Kenny Dope – Down By Law (Wildstyle)


Marc LaRoi Cummings – Struggling Together (Setting Sun)


Frankie Beverly – Colorblind (Bolts Edit) (Unreleased)


The Gene Dudley Group – Stevie Flare (Wah Wah 45s)


Aroop Roy – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser (G.A.M.M.)


The Excelsiors – People Make The World Go Round (BBE)


Compilation of the Week – Spiritual Jazz: The World (Jazzman)


Oladepo Ogomodede – Take Five (Jazzman)


Silk Rhodes – Pains (Stones Throw)


Jordan Rakei – Shaclackclack The Puppet (Unreleased)


Lost Midas – Off Course (Captain Supernova Chariot Remix) (Tru Thoughts)


yU – Never Burning Out (Mellow Music Group)


Homeboy Sandman – America, the Beautiful (Stones Throw)


Budgie – Full Moon (Wildheart)


2nd Hour


Intro


Kathrin de Boer – Folly (Wah Wah 45s / Gearbox)


Skinshape – Live By The Day (Melting)


Life On Planets – Mulberry Bush (Double Standard)


FaltyDL – Some Jazz Shit (Ninja Tune)


Silk Rhodes – Face 2 Face (Stones Throw)


Darkest Pumpkin – That Feeling (2001 Black)


Compilation of the Week – Spiritual Jazz: The World (Jazzman)


The Braz Gonzalves 7 – Raga Rock (Jazzman)


Thee Image – Outasite (Tiger’s Milk / Strut)


Rasputin’s Stash – The Devil Made Me Do It (Gemigo)


Martin Hayes – Broken Memory (Banoffee Pies)


Paper Tiger – Crossover (Scrimshire Remix) (Wah Wah 45s)


Quantic – You Will Return feat. Alice Russell (Ahmed Sirour Remix) (Tru Thoughts)




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Monday, August 18, 2014

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Brillstein vs. Play It Down: The Remixes [BONUS Free Download]

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LA Legend Thee Mike B launched his new house-ego Brillstein earlier this year on Jesse Rose’s Play It Down label with the heavy-hitting EP Back To Bed. Filled with six tracks that perfectly capture Brillstein’s style of big, punchy house drums and hip-hop / old-school influences, the Back To Bed EP allowed for a ton of room and direction from the remix front. After Play It Down’s previous remix package (Jesse Rose’s The Whole Twelve Remixes) delivered tracks from legends and newcomers alike from all over the globe, the Play It Down vs Brillstein remix pack comes fully stacked with an all Play It Down roster. Of course label-head Jesse Rose kicks things off with his remix of “Meelo My Bro”, recent PID champion Christian Nielsen ends it with his “Je T’Adore” remix, and a few more of the label’s rotation of producers (namely Dansson, ZDS, Prince Club, and Sqim) each put their own spin on Brillstein’s tracks. It’s a wonderful showcase of how Jesse Rose, as A&R for the label, can curate such a mix of house and techno stylings while still remaining very within the Play It Down umbrella. Inevitably members of the label know how to make a track to groove to and it’s present as much as ever with the new remix package.


As a bonus, Brillstein’s fellow LA friend and producer Matpat had his way with Brillstein’s “Environmental Produce” which they’ve given to you for your downloading and listening pleasure. You can stream all six remixes below, buy them on Beatport HERE and instantly download the Matpat remix by clicking HERE.









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GDD™ Tech: LANDR Puts The Power Of Mastering In Your Hands + Tiga b2b Seth Troxler Mix

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DIY trends are everywhere these days, but today we would like to draw attention to some impressive DIY’ers who are changing the game when it comes to Audio Mastering. Eight years of research from a widely revered group of Graduate Students at Queen Mary University of London’s Centre For Technology (C4DM) yielded an amazingly intelligent audio mastering process, but it wasn’t until TandemLaunch (a small business incubator) got ahold of the rights to the research, that LANDR was able to receive the funding and infrastructure it needed to become a reality. Now, a quick ‘drag and drop’, combined with their intelligent automation process, and you’ve got a fully mastered track that would leave even the pros slightly confounded. To put it to the test, here’s an exclusive mix from Seth Troxler b2b Tiga for you to see for yourself!


If you’re really feeling inspired, grab a free month trial HERE.



Mastering has always been reserved for the pros, mostly because it requires enough money to provide an acoustically sound room, speakers, and years and years of finely tuning your ear. What LANDR has created, is an open code mastering automation system that listens to every track that’s uploaded, analyzes it, and learns from it. This means it’s only going to get better with time. Currently used to master live sets, retouching Vinyl rips for club play, and polishing up demos that are ready for test plays, LANDR boasts an impressive 25,000+ users, of which, a select few are slated to be releasing albums/singles that have been mastered exclusively on the platform.


For the up and coming artists and aspiring producers, technology like LANDR really takes a huge chunk out of the costs of being independent in this industry. Small labels stand to reap a large benefit to this technology as well, as anything to reduce the margins of a start up are much appreciated. The potential is massive when it comes to the musical minds this technology can help inspire and bring to fruition, and it will be exciting to see what sounds will soon come.


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Aphex Twin announces new album SYRO via the deep web

Richard D James uses deep web browser Tor to announce SYRO, his first album since Drukqs in 2001


Richard D James has always been the kind of artist who likes to do things his own way. And so its perhaps no surprise that his chosen method of announcing the new Aphex Twin album the first since Drukqs in 2001 was somewhat unconventional.


At 4pm today (18 August), James tweeted a link that was accessible only through Tor, a browser designed for accessing the deep web (the often shady reaches of the internet not indexed by standard search engines). The link took those using Tor to a page that contained an Aphex Twin image along with information regarding the forthcoming albums title and tracklist. Although the link can be accessed via a normal browser here, details of the tracks and album title are not available on it.


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GDD™ MORNING UPDATE: DARKSIDE, APHEX TWIN, TODD TERJE

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Aphex Twin goes forward with guerrilla marketing to ready new album in 2014.

Darkside call it quits, give fans two new b-sides, and prep for their final show in NYC.

Todd Terje plays an unbelievable live set at Øyafestivalen.

Berghain bouncer releases a memoir from his time at the iconic club.


APEX TWIN


A green blimp with the number “2014″ and the Aphex Twin logo appeared in London’s skies this weekend. The Aphex Twin logo then appeared all over New York City. Go ahead and get full-on excited about that now, because Richard D. James has just announced SYRO, his first Aphex Twin LP since 2001′s Drukqs. It was announced via Tor, the deep web browser typically used for the internet’s shadier pursuits.


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DARKSIDE


Darkside, the duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, released an excellent LP last year called Psychic. And now, they’re calling it a day. They tweeted earlier that they’re “coming to an end, for now,” then announced their final show and shared two outtakes from the Psychic sessions. One is, appropriately, called “Gone Too Soon”. Listen to that and “What They Say” below.

According to Jaar, both tracks will be released as part of the WORK compilation, which is out via his Other People imprint in late September. Their final show takes place at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn on September 12.




TODD TERJE


Todd Terje played a pretty spectacular live set at Øyafestivalen in Norway’s Capital on August 9, and it’s now available online for viewing pleasure.


Performing alongside acts like Outkast, Robyn and Darkside, Todd Terje went all out in delivering Norway an epic, multi-instrumental show.


The set was ornamented with live strings and percussions, complete with an unexpected guest appearance from Bryan Ferry. Watch the set at Øyafestivalen here on Musikk.






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Basement Jaxx Junto: Album stream

After a four year break, Basement Jaxx are back with a new album have a listen ahead of release and let us know your thoughts



In a recent interview for the Guardian, Basement Jaxxs Felix Buxton explained why the band havent released an album in four years: We didnt want to become jaded rocknrollers. We took a bit of a pause. We took the foot off the gas a bit to concentrate on being human again and see friends and family.


Now freshly rejuvenated from said break, the duo feel ripe for a return with their seventh album Junto. The title is Spanish for together and, with an abundance of carnival atmosphere on the record, a communal spirit is very much the mission here. Their joyous, genre-hopping sound could be seen as an antidote to the current dominance of EDM, a scene Felix said was exciting but lacking in musical innovation: Its less soulful. Like an aerobics class. Musically, I dont think theres much of it that will last.


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Five new albums to try this week: Imogen Heap, Benjamin Booker and more

Here are the pros and cons of adding DragonForces turbo metal, Merchandises synth makeover and more to your listening list this week


Why you should listen: This 22-year old singer and guitarist is giving the likes of Jack White and the Black Keys a run for their blues-rock money. For jaunty guitar licks and husky vocals listen to the album on our stream, here.


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Aphex Twin teases impending return as symbol appears in London and New York

A blimp over London and stencils on the pavement in New York suggest that the pioneering Warp artist may be making his return



Aphex Twin is up to something. Almost 13 years after the pioneering DJs last studio album, his symbol has been spotted in the skies and on the streets: flying on a blimp over London, and stencilled on the pavement in New York.


For fans of Richard D James, there was no mistaking the weird glyph that appeared above Londons Oval Space on Saturday. Aphex Twins iconic logo, splashed in black on a neon-green blimp, along with the text 2014. The same symbol was later glimpsed outside Manhattans Radio City Music Hall, outside the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and near New Yorks SoHo Apple Store.


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Friday, August 15, 2014

This is happening: the concerts you need to see this week (Aug. 15-21)

So, we're experiencing a bit of a lull in festivals this week, which is good, because we were starting to forget what sleep felt like. The exception is Toronto, which has three one-day festivals taking place over the weekend.


Sigh.


Well, if you need us, we'll be off buying energy drinks.


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

[DOWNLOAD] Elliphant – Only Getting Younger feat. Skrillex (Free Remix Pack)


Just over a week ago LA-massive Mad Decent dropped a five-flush remix pack of Elliphant‘s “Only Getting Younger feat. Skrillex” on their Soundcloud and like some of the best things in life that shit is free.99! Predictably all of the tracks are heavy hitters, ranging from big-room horn-heavy bounce vibes from TJR and Brazzabelle to the moombahton-tempo squaks of the Milo & Otis remix, to the sped-up DnB halftime version from DJ Vice & Justyle, to my personal favorite sort of experimental melodic trap/beats version from NGTMRE and Imanos. Regardless of what your style or taste is, this is a classic encompassing Mad Decent Party Pack that not only showcases a festival-ready range of styles but also a great look at some of LA’s biggest and baddest upcoming talents.


You can preview the whole pack below and download them over on the Mad Decent Soundcloud.







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Meet the new producers keeping Kanye West, Jay Z and J.Lo relevant

A new generation of beatmakers many from Britain are busting out of the bedroom and breathing new life into pop, hip-hop and R&B


From Kanye West to Jennifer Lopez some of the biggest artists in the world are looking to underground producers who have gone from bedroom beatmakers to chart-toppers in no time at all. Theres a wave of British talent currently crossing the Atlantic, vying for attention - and song credits - with just as many new names from the States.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Portishead on music, misogyny and debunking their own mystery

Its 20 years since the release of Dummy, Portisheads trip-hop masterpiece. To mark the anniversary, heres a classic interview from 1994 - originally published in the Independent on Sunday and lifted from Rocks Backpages


If you were the most compelling and enigmatic new group in Britain, playing your first proper gig in the sort of London club where Christine Keeler used to strut her stuff, and you found out that Michael Hutchence of INXS had just walked in, what would you do? Get your friends to throw him out, thats what. Him and his supermodel companion: let them chew pavement. Portishead dont do this, though thats not the kind of people they are (He was on Later with us, says musical mastermind Geoff Barrow, it was nice of him to come). May they never have cause to regret such forbearance.


The fake foliage hanging from the Eve Clubs ceiling gives it the air of a woodland glade. This is one of those gatherings in which the best one can hope for is to remain inconspicuous. That is exactly what Portishead try to do: standing around chatting while the DJ makes mellow, then melting out of the crowd and onto the cramped stage, performing a handful of songs from their superb debut album, Dummy, and merging modestly back into the throng again. Miraculously, given the complexity of their music and the fact that this (excepting two show-stopping tunes on Later and one brief showcase in a Clapham tearoom) is its first public airing, they sound even better in person than they do on record.


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seekae: 'We made a record with a computer, that sounds like a band'

The Sydney trio were one step ahead of the EDM movement, so what clues can their new album give to future music sounds?


Few bands court evolution as openly as Seekae. With three years between each of their three albums, the Sydney trio have graduated from a tasting platter of electronic subgenres (2008s The Sound of Trees Falling on People) to an integrated reconciliation of those many threads (2011s +DOME).


Now, with the stunning new LP The Worry, theyve struck an eerie fusion of live instruments and programmed electronics that places newfound focus on vocals and lyrics.


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[Mixtape] French Horn Rebellion – Sailing Away Summer 2014

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Our pals, French Horn Rebellion, just released their summer mixtape and suffice it to say, they never disappoint. Let the delicious vibes carry you through the week. Keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming US tour accompanied by Zak Waters; you won’t want to miss it.







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[Download] Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack (SNBRN Remix)

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SNBRN returns with a clever twist of Mark Morrisons crowd-pleasing hit “Return of the Mack.” With a warm bassline and a plethora of live instruments, SNBRN’s signature sheen turns the original into an irresistible dance remix.


“So, I’m back up in the game…with a brand new remix of one of my all time favorite songs. There hadn’t been a remix in years and decided to give this thee old SNBRN touch. With tons of live instruments and a nice warm bassline this track is sure to keep you dancing from the pool to the club all summer long.”







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[STREAM] Tycho – “Spectre” (Bibio Remix)


Tycho‘s latest album was one for the books. He seems to have matured with time and ripened alongside some very talented musicians that supported his sound on the record. So it only seems natural to have remixers come out of the woodworks in a similar profound fashion. Bibio x Tycho, what an exciting concept, and the tune does not fall short of the possibilities that plagued my mind prior to first listen. The natural bird sounds and faded guitar strums narrate a fantastical daydream that transport you to a simpler time. It’s minimal at it’s finest, because that’s all a song really needs to be.






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Herbie Hancock and Snoop Dogg to feature on Flying Lotus album

Brainfeeder boss has unveiled some of the collaborations on his forthcoming album, Youre Dead, including the jazz legend, rap icon and Kendrick Lamar


Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg are amongst some of the artists who will lend their talents to the forthcoming Flying Lotus album, Youre Dead.


The LA producer has already hinted that the follow up to Until the Quiet Comes will be heavy on prog vibes, and that he has been drawing inspiration from artists such as Queen, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Actress, Matthewdavid and Beak. Now Flying Lotus, real name Steven Ellison, has revealed the eclectic mix of collaborators featured on his new album via his Tumblr page - with each song imagined by Japanese manga artist Shintaro Kago.


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Monday, August 11, 2014

GDD™ Premiere: Ghosts of Venice reworks Mystery Skulls’ “Paralyzed”

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Funkmaster, Ghosts of Venice , has taken on Mystery Skulls ‘ dark synth jam, “Paralyzed,” for a remix release on Warner Bros Records — transforming the shadowy, vocal-driven original into a sunlit spot flush with twangy guitar riffs and 80s-inspired synth work. The new look from Ghosts of Venice highlights his ability to see elements of a song that mesh well with his individual style (in this case it’s Mystery Skulls’ glossy vocals) while incorporating a new repertoire of components that launch “Paralyzed” into an entirely new realm of dance music.


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[FREE DOWNLOAD] PANAMA WEDDING – ALL OF THE PEOPLE (option4 REMIX)

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The duke of Denver option4 is a hit machine. He just dropped infinite vibes on his remix for Panama Wedding’s ‘All Of The People” and it has enough low end to move YOUR low end until you can’t no more. Summer hits the deep end in this new swinger, and its been the only salvation for our case of the Mondays. Listen and grab it below for FREE!



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Unherd Radio Show No. 21 11/08/2014

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Diggin in the Wah Wah Basement Special


1st Hour


Intro


Nancy Wilson – Sunshine (Capitol)


Pete Metheny – Off Ramp (ECM)


Wally Badarou – Mambo (Island)


Ethel Beatty – I Know You Care (Uno Melodic)


Incognito – Summer’s Ended (Ensign)


Arthur Lyman – Caravan (Universal Japan)


Herb Geller – The Power of a Smile feat. Mark Murphy (Nova)


Erroll Garner – Mucho Gusto (Pye)


Grady Tate – Moondance (Janus)


Jamey Abersold – 6/8 Modal Blues (JA)


The Royale Jazz Trio – Variations of Cross The Floor Steps (Roper)


J. J. Johnson – To The Ends of the Earth (Columbia)


2nd Hour


Intro


Joni Mitchell – Edith & The Kingpin (Asylum)


Paul Weller – Above The Clouds (Go Discs)


Carla Bley – Song Sung Long (Watt)


Barbara & Ernie – Somebody To Love (Fallout)


Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth (Atlantic)


Rotary Connection – Respect (Cadet Concept)


Hal Singer – Malcom X (King)


Mike Campbell – And It All Goes Round and Round (Paj)


Carpenters – All I Can Do (A&M)


Novi Singers – Next, Please (Polskie Nagrania)


Jiggs Whigham – Chant (Pausa)


Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Straight Ahead (RCA)


Black Sugar – Too Late (Sono Radio)


Count Basie & his Orchestra – Love Flower (Philips)


James Brown – The Man in the Glass (King)




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GDD PREMIERE: PETEY CLICKS – DO U

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We’re seeing double vision on this Monday… last week we featured the NIGHT BASS native Petey Clicks ‘ latest release on Party Like Us called “BAE”, and this week we kick things off with the exclusive premiere of his B-side to the EP “DO U”. Like his high energy sets, this tracks dances along a bassline and sends you into a spiral of jackin garage. The EP is already doing wonders with familiar faces, gaining heavy support and praise from the likes of Anna Lunoe, 12th Planet, Motez, The Bloody Beetroots, Herve, Sinden and many more. Listen below, and grab it tomorrow on Party Like Us!



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Arcade Fire cover Nirvana and other live music tidbits from over the weekend

Welcome back, we hope your weekend left you feeling recharged. Here's what happened in live music while you were out watching the supermoon.


Lil Wayne and Drake have a tour app


First of all, let's just start with the fact that Drake and Lil Wayne's Street Fighter-themed tour makes us incredibly happy. That game was the best.


In keeping with the theme, the tour also has its own app for Android and iOS. Users can download the app, then "button mash" to support the rapper of their choice. The results from the app will determine both who goes onstage first, and which MC "won the show."


Billy Corgan gives fans a chance to help choose his set list


Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will be playing an acoustic solo set in Highland Park, Ill., at the end of this month, and to show he's a man of the people, he's letting people pick his setlist — sort of.


The winner of the "Yes, It's My Billy Corgan Dream Set List Competition For Ravinia/2014!" contest — yeah, that's really what it's called — will get to meet Corgan before the show, and while he won't actually use their set list, he will probably play some of it.


He wants 20 songs, spanning his entire career, not leaning too heavily on any one era. If you're interested, the contest runs until Aug. 14.


Steve Aoki defends throwing cake at fans


If you're familiar with the work of EDM producer/DJ Steve Aoki, then you probably know that the two highlights of every Aoki performance are when he crowdsurfs in a raft, and when he throws cake at an audience member. In a recent Daily Beast column, he goes to great pains to defend his dessert-tossing ways"


"In the end, all these props are tools of expression. When the average person sees someone getting caked they probably think 'Wow, that looks horrible' or, 'That is so rude and uncalled for. How could you cake your fans that love you? That is just mean and cruel.' I always do my best to try and avoid anyone that does not want the cake. The way I pick who gets caked is generally by who shows me the most energy and is screaming for it. The cake is about celebration. It’s something to be experienced in person. When you see fans begging to be caked and how happy they are afterwards, it’s like scoring a touchdown. The whole place erupts and joins in that happiness."


Bro, whatever, you like throwing cake and your audiences mostly like getting cake on them. You didn't need to write a book on it.


(Also, did everyone but us know Aoki's sister is model/actress Devon Aoki?)


Arcade Fire covered 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'


As you know by now, Arcade Fire have been doing a locally relevant cover at every stop on their current tour. When they played a gig in Washington state on Friday, they kept it up by using "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as an intro to "Rococo." Because what else were they going to cover? Sir Mix-a-Lot? (Actually, that would have been amazing.)





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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day review Mirel Wagner specialises in 'stark yet catchy'

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Let's pretend for a moment that the prospect of an artist born in Ethiopia and raised in Helsinki, one who sings Anglo-American folk-blues songs, isn't intriguing. This is Wagner's second album, and that was the backstory of her 2012 self-titled debut. This follow-up is no less enigmatic. Still peddling stark vocals and (mostly) fingerpicked guitar, WTCCSTLOD was produced by minimal techno producer Vladislav Delay, a man who knows how to leave stuff out. Album opener 1234 asks "what's underneath the floor", and your grimmest suspicions are confirmed when Wagner answers her own question. The Devil's Tongue, meanwhile, will have you shouting "tune!" quite inappropriately at Wagner's circular riff and "la, da, da"s.


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Wah Wah Radio – August 2014

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Lets go! The summer edition of Wah Wah Radio brings you lots of our favourite stuff including Homeboy Sandman, Paper Tiger, iZem, Deft, Skinshape and lots more besides. Hear EXCLUSIVE new music from The Gene Dudley Group which will be coming to vinyl very soon plus peaks at the forthcoming Paper Tiger and Lea Lea album treats…


Intro
Homeboy Sandman – America, the Beautiful (Stones Throw)

iZem – Quiver feat. Aminah Dastan (Wah Wah 45s)

LV & Josh Idehen – Shake (Keysound)



Deft – One Eye Open (Free DL)

Paper Tiger – Crossover (Scrimshire Remix) (Wah Wah 45s)

Al Dobson Jr – Santiago Black (Ptaki Version) (Rhythm Section)

Modified Man – Phil’s Predicament (White)

Skinshape – You Don’t Love Me (Melting Records)

The Dangerfeel Newbies – Always With Me feat. J Picolla & Mashanda Faust (Hariet)

Poontet – The Matriarch (White)

The Braz Gonsalves Seven – Raga Rock (Jazzman)

The Gene Dudley Group – Stevie Flare (Wah Wah 45s)

Jacob Collier – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (Scott C Goods Touch Up) (Free DL)


Kathrin de Boer – Folly (Wah Wah 45s / Gearbox)

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New band of the week: Mysteries (No 17)

Get to know though not by name an anonymous trio, possibly from LA, evoking 1981 synthpop and 1991 industrial, via 2001-era Warp


Hometown: Los Angeles.


The lineup: Mysterie Man 1, Mysterie Man 2, Mysterie Man 3.


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100 Word Review: Lack Of Afro - Music For Adverts


Label: Freestyle Records

Released: March 2014





Music For Adverts is Lack Of Afro’s fourth original album and sees the producer developing his sound even further. The beats are still there, together with the funk rhythms, but the album is much more of a song-based affair. Jack Tyson-Charles appears as guest vocalist on five tracks, including the opening anthem, Freedom, the northern soul tinged single Recipe Of Love and the beautiful acoustic souls of The Gypsy. Other top tunes include The Contender, One For The Trouble and Making It Right featuring Juliette Ashby. Quite possibly Lack Of Afro’s strongest album to date and well worth checking out.







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This is happening: the concerts you need to see this week (Aug. 8-14)

Every time we think festival season is done, another weekend comes and hits us with more festivals. Can we slow it down? We're getting tired. But you're probably not. You're made of stronger stuff than us. Here's everything you need to see this week.


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

DJ Rashad died of a drug overdose, autopsy confirms

The footwork/juke pioneer died after taking a combination of drugs, including heroin and cocaine


Chicago medical examiners have concluded that the pioneering footwork/juke producer DJ Rashad, who died in April, was killed by a drug overdose. A new toxicology report has contradicted the earlier assertion, by Rashads cousin, that the musician died as a result of complications from a blood clot in his leg.


Officials confirmed the autopsy results on Wednesday, stating that Rashad died of heroin, cocaine and alprazolam (Xanax) intoxication. Rashad, born Rashad Harden, was found by a friend on the afternoon of 26 April; the 34-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, and police found narcotics and drug paraphernalia beside the body. His death was ruled an accident.


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[STREAM] PETEY CLICKS – BAE

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Virginia-bred and LA-based Petey Clicks has been on a tear since stepping out as a solo act. Signed to AC Slater ‘s Party Like Us Records , Petey has been producing some bass nasty heat and continues to cross genre barriers like a BAWSE.


With “BAE”, the title track for his forthcoming EP, we hear a fresh chord progression, accented with some playful vox – all bundled together to make one solid, summer-toned bass tuneage.


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DJBooth.net: [Feature] It’s Def Jam’s Fault Trinidad James Got Dropped By Def Jam


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It’s Def Jam’s Fault Trinidad James Got Dropped By Def Jam
Over the weekend, in a tweet that's since been deleted, Trinidad James revealed that he's been dropped by Def Jam, his label home for the last two years (aka essentially his entire existence as an artist):  “I should tell yall. I got dropped by the Label. My Album is now free. If u hear ur beat or verse …  

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  1. Carl Cox – Music is Revolution – Week 5
  2. Umek – Behind The Iron Curtain Episode 160
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The forth in the series of episodes recorded live from Carl Cox’s residency at Space, Ibiza.

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