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The playlist: electronic – Jlin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Acre and more | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, November 16, 2015

The playlist: electronic – Jlin, Oneohtrix Point Never, Acre and more

Today’s playlist features the urgent UK bass music of Acre, some abstract footwork from Jlin, and a bargain compilation from the lo-fi label Future Times

Jlin is a steelworker from the impoverished city of Gary, near Chicago, with a sideline in some of the most powerful footwork production ever laid down. Like Traxman, she abstracts the sound until it’s more anxious, with rhythms squabbling for space. Her debut live show was one of my highlights at the recent Unsound festival, some of it so funky I emitted some embarrassing agitated moans, and her album is one of the year’s best. She’s now following it up with a new EP, Freefall. BuZilla, premiering exclusively here, is from the same sonic palette of video-game samples and chilly snares. The absurdly synthetic trombones do the rhythmic work, leaving the drums free for the kinds of scattering flurries you hear in free jazz – only weirder. Juke nerds will also dig the shoutout from fellow producer RP Boo.

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by Ben Beaumont-Thomas via Electronic music | The Guardian