Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bass Coast Festival lineup to include A Tribe Called Red, Addison Groove, Smalltown DJs

B.C.-based electronic music festival Bass Coast — who have one of the best festival names in the country — announced their 2014 lineup yesterday. The show will be headlined by beloved musical fusionists A Tribe Called Red, as well as American/Icelandic duo Thugf**ker and Brit Addison Groove.

Other Canadians on the bill will include Smalltown DJs, Mat the Alien, Wax Romeo and Vinyl Ritchie. They'll be joined by international acts like former Bad Company member dBridge, Oregon-based synth-pop artist Natasha Kmeto and California bass music producer G Jones.

The festival will run from Aug. 1-4 in Merritt, in the south-central interior of British Columbia.

You can see the full lineup on the Bass Coast site, or watch this nifty trailer they produced.

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In case you missed it: songs you should have listened to in April

Every month, we scan the entire internet, or as much of it as one person can possibly take in, to bring you all the music you missed in the last month while you were busy living your life. This month we have new music from Vancouver punks White Lung and Toronto MC Modulok, as well as the first new music from Sunny Day Real Estate in over a decade.

Hit play on the playlist below and flip through our must-listen list in the gallery above.

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Techno: Detroit's music of the future a classic feature from the vaults

Techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson turns 50 next week. To mark his birthday, here's a classic 1988 report on the Detroit scene from NME, taken from Rock's Backpages, the online home of music writing.

"The Techno Rebels are, whether they recognise it or not, agents of the Third Wave. They will not vanish but multiply in the years ahead. For they are as much a part of the advance to a new stage of civilisation as our missions to Venus, our amazing computers, our biological discoveries, or our explorations of the oceanic depths." Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave.

"Were not really interested in tearing you up with the scratches and cuts tonight. Were most interested in educating you for the future." Derrick May, WJLB Radio mix.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde - Someday World: Exclusive album stream

Have a listen to the collaboration between Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde, and let us know your thoughts

Someday world is not the first time Brian Eno has collaborated with Underworld's Karl Hyde, but it's by some distance the biggest project they've worked on.

Their first album together features nine songs, composed and sung by the two musicians, although it's fair to say they've had a little of help from their friends. Indeed, the list of guest musicians is impressive: from Coldplay's Will Champion and Roxy Music's Andy Mackay to newer names such as 22 year old Fred Gibson, who helped produce the record with Eno.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

[STREAM] Ralph Lauren – “Chicago”

I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. The first and only track on Ralph Lauren‘s SoundCloud page is what you’re about to listen to. Upon first listen I was intrigued by the Bashmore-esque chord progression, but it’s the sub bass and intergalactic ray guns from the heavens that really rattled my brain. More from those crazy production masterminds in Australia, but not your typical down under vibe. This is a dark and brooding house track that is sure to exceed all expectations I’ve instilled.

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[VIDEO] Secondcity – I Wanna Feel

The video for the massive piano House jam, “I Wanna Feel,” from UK producer Secondcity has surfaced, and it’s lots of fun. The video follows a jolly man in a rad discomobile, dancing and making friends through all three and a half minutes. Have a watch and pick up the single on May 25th. √+

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Moogfest 2014 review: MIA, Pet Shop Boys and Kraftwerk hit North Carolina

Asheville's annual electronic music festival and conference celebrated a decade with big performances, blown speakers and an alien landing

Driving in to Asheville, North Carolina, the succession of ammo and live bait stores abruptly give way to stores full of dreamcatchers and crystals instead. Like Austin, Texas or Olympia, Washington, Asheville is an outpost of crunchy in an otherwise un-granola-ed state. Also like Austin, home to SXSW, Asheville is becoming famous for its cultural event Moogfest.

This is where Dr Robert (Bob) Moog invented the Moog synthesiser in 1967, and his influence is hard to overstate. His creation effectively facilitated electronic music and it is not hyperbole to say that pop music sounds the way it does because of him. Moog still has its factory here, where just 17 workers make the machines by hand, honouring the geeky idealism of their eccentric progenitor.

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by Hermione Hoby via Electronic music | The Guardian

The Playlist: new bands

It's the turn of our new music specialist to weed out the week's best new bands, including Royce Wood Junior, Nightbox and Kagoule

Joel Compass, Sampha, Dornik, Kyan, Kwabs the leftfield Brit-R&B genre is hardly under-subscribed, and the signs are that the work across the Atlantic of the Weeknd, Drake, Frank Ocean and Miguel have had a revitalising effect on homegrown soul. Even Shift K3ys top-three hit Touch has experimental, um, touches. But theres room for one more: step into this crowded market Royce Wood Junior, a London-based producer and songwriter who has worked with Jamie Woon and Kwabs. His new EP, Tonight Matthew, is bravely titled as it does veer perilously close to an impression of Prince (via Jamie Lidell), but there are more forward-looking moments where 70s/80s soul and funk are put through a Dilla/Flying Lotus discombobulator.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Yukimi Nagano: soundtrack of my life

The Little Dragon singer on why D'Angelo's Voodoo made her cry, Joni Mitchell reminds her of her mum and Brian Eno helps her nod off

The lead singer of Little Dragon, Yukimi Nagano was born in January 1982 to a Swedish-American mother and a Japanese father. She grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she still lives. She met bandmates Fred Wallin (drums) and Erik Bodin (bass) in high school but the band (which also includes Håkan Wirenstrand on keyboards) didn't start releasing until 2006. Their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband, is out next month.

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Colman Brothers – Influences Mix Vol. Thirteen

Influences Mix Vol. 13 By Andrew Colman

1 Moanin’ – Cal Tjader

2 Kofi – Donald Byrd

3 Chili Peppers – Duke Pearson

4 We Live In Brooklyn, Baby – Roy Ayers Ubiquity

5 Morning – Cal Tjader

6 Tom Thumb – Wayne Shorter

7 River’s Invitation – Stanley Turrentine

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Friday, April 25, 2014

[Stream] Go Freek – We Can Ride EP


Back in March, we threw one hell of a soiree with the Sweat It Out! crew in Miami during WMC. The takeaway included a most excellent hangover and an even stronger appreciation for what these Australians are doing to dance music. There’s no better example than Go Freek ‘s We Can Ride release, which dropped today on the Sweat! imprint. There’s a mess of pads and bellowing bass blasts that dart around a pitched down vocal sample. They’ve dubbed it gutter tech, which more or less makes perfect sense. They also rounded up an A-team of support for remix duty, featuring mixes from Terace, Torren Foot, Craig Williams, and Dom Dolla, which are pretty damn great in their own right. You can pick up full package on Beatport.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mark Knight this Saturday in Los Angeles!


This Saturday, Mark Knight stops at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles on his Road To Ibiza tour, bringing his Toolroom Records label in tow with special guest Weiss. While Mark runs the main room, GDD will be running the downstairs gallery all night with sets from Troy Kurtz, Shae B, Coastin, and The Interns.

Pick up pre-sale tickets here .

Or RSVP for discount list at the door by emailing names to rsvp@gottadancedirty.com before Saturday at 4PM.

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Readers recommend: songs about feet Peter Kimpton

Astaire's tap dancing? Zidane's sublime passing? Thurman's stylish acting? Let inspiration leap and vote with your feet in this week's song theme

Feet are too often the overburdened, ugly cousins of hands. We stand on them. We batter them against the ground. We encase them in tight leather or plastic. And yet they are capable of extraordinary skill and dexterity. And often beauty too, because they are a primeval expression and connection between music and the unconscious. First they might twitch a little, then tap along, and then spring into life into extraordinary movement in dance, so it is no wonder that there are so many songs about, or featuring, feet.

How big should feet be? For centuries, Chinese women were oppressed with the tradition of feet binding, because it was believed that smaller the were, the better a cruelty described most famously in Jung Chang's Wild Swans. But at the other end of the scale there are the famous size 11s of the glamorous Uma Thurman, here twitching into life out of paralysis in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill part 1, and connecting brain and feet in the most stylish and dramatic of ways.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Unherd Radio Show No.5 23/04/2014

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1st Hour


Bixiga 70 – Ocupai (NYCT)

Lionel Benjamin – Melodie (Pepite)

Album of the Week – Friends From Rio Project

Friends From Rio Project – Veneno feat. Denise Pinaud (Far Out)

Magic Drum Orchestra – Sunshine Of Your Love (Tru Thoughts)

Matthewdavid – In My World (Brainfeeder)

Mr Thing – Changes (First Word)

Norman Connors – Butterfly (Buddah)

Caston & Majors – I’ll Keep A Light In My Window (Motown)

S.P.Y. – Dusty Fingers feat. Diane Charlamagne (Hospital)

Lone – Airglow Fires (R&S)

Lost Midas – Head Games feat. Audris (Tru Thoughts)

Taylor McFerrrin – The Antidote feat. Ni Palm (Brainfeeder)

The Breadwinners – Far As I Can See (Horus)

2nd Hour


Kelis – Hooch (Ninja Tune)

Led Zeppelin – Ramble On (Souleance Re-edit) (Free DL)

BadBadNotGood – Confessions feat. Leland Whitty (Innovative Leisure)

Album of the Week – Friends From Rio Project

Friends From Rio Project – Mulher Malagueta feat. Agnaldo Kantor (Far Out)

Karol Conka – Boa Noite (Mr. Bongo)

Too Many Zooz – Get Busy (F Note)

Hidden Fees – So What? (BIS)

7 Days Of Funk – Do My Thang (Stone’s Throw)

NorvisJr – do kNo that… (Brownswood Electric 4)

Anushka – Atom Bombs (Brownswood)

Sorceress – Teacups (Wonderwheel)

Julian Gomes – Love Song 28 feat. Bobby (AJR)

Samba Soul – Keep Your Eyes On The Sparrow (RCA)


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GDD™ Guest Mix: Brillstein – Got Outta Bed


Most Los Angelians know Mike Brillstein as a legend. Whether consciously or not, anyone who’s ever been to a club where any good music was played has likely, nay definitely vibed out to one of Mike’s sets. With fine taste and a penchant for house music, he’s finally made a serious foray into the production world with his new alter ego “Brillstein“. After his two collaborations with Jesse Rose last year, he’s venturing off on his own with a six-track mini EP, Back To Bed, which sees its initial release on Play It Down next week.

I’m repeating myself by saying Brillstein is a master of the mixes, it’s truly a warm beam of sunlight that a man who’s played a million sets in his life is so excited to make mixes- and the ‘Got Outta Bed’ mix he’s done exclusively for us at GDD is as vibey as ever.

See the tracklist below, where you can peep some of Brillstein’s new records, and be sure to check out his brand new EP out on Play It Down April 29th by heading over to Beatport. Oh, and for those of you in LA his official release party is tonight over in Glendale, which you can RSVP to BY CLICKING HERE.


Demon – Blunted

Jesse Rose and Brillstein – Good Wife (O&A Warehouse Remix)

Brillstein – Je T’Adore

Oliver $ & Jimi Jules feat. Quantic Soul Orchestra – Pushing On

Sonny Fodera – It’s Time

Brillstein – Luke Whose Stocking

Cassius – Cactus

Jesse Rose – Love The Feeling High Feat. Ed Weathers (Acapella)

The Glitz – Keen On (Jan Driver Remix)

Jesse Rose & Oliver $ – When We Heard Solid Groove (Ardalan Remix)

Rynecologist – Emerald City

Sage Caswell – Luv

Tom Trago – Two Together

Funk D’Void – Pepis (Strip Steve Basement mix)

Doorly & Sonny Fodera – Rainbows

Harvard Bass – Stay True

Switch – Just Bounce 2 This

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The SLO-based duo TastyTreat jump back in the limelight with their new original ‘Nobody Else’ – a melodic bass driven jam that gives off spacey waves and so many feels. If you don’t know what that means then let’s just say fans of Flume, Wave Racer and Cashmere Cat will be ALL OVER THIS. Grab it below for FREE and support these young guns!

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Barack Obama pays tribute to 'trailblazer' Frankie Knuckles

President says the DJ and producer 'helped open minds and bring people together'

Terry Farley's appreciation of Frankie Knuckles

Alexis Petridis on Frankie Knuckles

Barack Obama has paid tribute to the late his fellow Chicagoan Frankie Knuckles, calling the DJ and producer a "trainblazer" who "captured our attention and ignited our imaginations".

In a letter dated 17 April, the US president and his wife, Michelle Obama, offered their "heartfelt sympathies" to "the friends and family of Frankie Knuckles".

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: Blood Orange: "Uncle Ace (a/jus/ted Remix)"

Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: Blood Orange: "Uncle Ace (a/jus/ted Remix)"

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Posted: 16 Apr 2014 02:12 PM PDT
One of 2013's highlights, Blood Orange's "Uncle Ace" detailed the plight of NYC's LGBT homeless youth, loosed to drift through the city at the witching hour. With Dev Hynes' sympathetic eye and ear, it was a song at once "mysterious, desperate, empathetic" (as Ryan Dombal's review triangulated it), set against a fierce disco number full of tireless hi-hats and a stinging guitar riff. For this remix of "Uncle Ace," Hynes called on NYC DJ/dance music legend Justin Strauss, who has touched up dance tracks for over thirty years and works with Teddy Stuart as a/jus/ted. The duo expand the original to a glorious nine minutes, switching out the euphoric Bohannon groove of the original for an electronic throb more kin to a dark alleyway, the melody of the original is now conveyed via piano chords that serve as beacon for the dark matter at the song's core. Strauss and Stuart tease it all out ever so slowly, judicious in their use of handclaps, cowbells, the 80s-era synths that linger at the edges, making for one of this year's most evocative remixes.

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BKLYN Music: first mind

BKLYN Music: first mind

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Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:30 AM PDT

London-based songwriter Nick Mulvey, former member in Mercury Award nominees Portico Quartet, is about to release his debut album. With an abundance of genres at his fingertips, Mulvey set about creating a sound that was both striking and individual, intertwining influences of great musicians such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Waits with a variation of African styles, including guitarist Kawele. This resulted in the sweet melodies and rhythmic strumming patterns that can be heard on his Dan Careyproduced EP “Fever to the Form”, which was released in 2013. His full-length album “First Mind” was due to arrive in 2014. You can pre-order now on iTunes.

Gilles Peterson @ Musique Non Stop

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Posted: 16 Apr 2014 06:25 AM PDT

Shortly after the release of Blank Project Neneh’s new album, featuring Rocket Number 9 and Four Tet on production duties. Neneh returns to London for a special Brownswood Basement X Boiler Room session.  Live broadcast from 14h30 – 16h00.

[STREAM] JUUN feat. Sam Smith – “When It’s Alright”

When Sam Smith sings, the ladies swoon, and the homies catch some feels. Mix in Berlin’s Fabich & Ferdinand Weber‘s production alias, JUUN, and the recipe is a feel good anthem to quench the summer thirst. This is the first sound to surface for the new duo that is sure to take the airwaves by storm as their catalogue develops. Collaborating with the UK Songbird for their first run at it speaks leagues to their production chops and only time will tell what the industry has in store for these two. For now, have a listen, throw ‘em a follow, and let their story unravel.

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DJBooth.net: [Listen] Mathien - You’ve Made a Stone Out of Me

DJBooth.net: [Listen] Mathien - You’ve Made a Stone Out of Me

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    1. [Listen] Mathien - You’ve Made a Stone Out of Me
    2. [Listen] Dizzy Wright - New Generation
    3. [Download] Luke Christopher - Rhyme Like Me
    4. [Download] OnCue - Closer
    5. [Listen] Termanology ft. REKS - The Mecca
    6. [Album Review] DJ Drama x Don Cannon x Trendsetter Sense - The Boondocks Mixtape (Season 4)
    7. [Listen] Plies ft. August Alsina - Jump
    8. [Download] Mick Jenkins - Steam
    9. [Listen] ScHoolboy Q ft. BJ the Chicago Kid - Studio
    10. [Listen] Steve Aoki ft. Waka Flocka Flame - Rage The Night Away
      Posted: 16 Apr 2014 02:00 PM PDT
      You've Made a Stone Out of Me
      In between his last appearance on DJBooth with Shine and today, independent Chicago singer/songwriter and producer Mathien has been looking to go from a stone of a man to the vulnerable, caring individual that he used to be. Thus, the birth of his upbeat new record, You’ve Made a Stone Out of Me. Mathien wants to make sure …   Click the link for the stream.

      Ubiquity Records News

      Ubiquity Records News

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      Posted: 16 Apr 2014 11:34 AM PDT

      IKEBE SHAKEDOWN "STONE BY STONE" is out and now available for purchase.

      Ikebe Shakedown’s powerful instrumental soul takes “big unison horns, slinky bass lines, tight little guitar licks—and blends them with tasty grooves culled from '70s-style horn-driven funk (WNYC Soundcheck).” The Brooklyn-based collective is set to follow up their well-received self-titled debut album with the heavier, more mature sound of their second full-length Stone By Stone.

      Videos by Local Talk Records

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      Posted: 16 Apr 2014 01:54 AM PDT
      More info: info.at.thelocaltalk.se Local Talk on Facebook : ‪‪http://goo.gl/SFzvC‬‬ Buy the vinyl : Clone : http://bit.ly/1e4HJeZ Juno : http://bit.ly/1lKQ7m...
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      Musique Non Stop - SPIN Mix

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        1. Hear Soundgarden's Raw 1994 'Black Hole Sun' Demo
        2. Hear the Black Angels' Psych-Flavored 'An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street'
        3. Stream Fantasmes' Chilling, Enticing 'Thralls to Strange Witchcraft' EP
        4. Pharrell and Johnny Marr Combine on Moody 'Spider-Man' Ballad 'Here'
          Posted: 16 Apr 2014 09:46 AM PDT

          This week's "Blood Moon" has passed, but another unusual sky phenomenon has returned. Soundgarden have shared Chris Cornell's 1994 demo for "Black Hole Sun" ahead of the band's 20th anniversary Superunknown reissue...

          Watch Owen Pallett's new video featuring National Ballet dancers

          Oscar-nominated Canadian musician Owen Pallett is set to release his new album In Conflict on May 26, but music lovers can check out the just-released video for "Song For Five & Six" now.

          Directed by Jeff Scheven, the clip features the choreography of Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, as well as students from Canada’s National Ballet School.

          Check it out here:

          Pallett, along with drummer Robbie Gordon and multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith, have been appearing as part of a series of after-shows for Arcade Fire, with whom Pallett has toured extensively.

          Pallett and Arcade Fire also recently shared an Academy Award nomination for their collaboration on he original score for Spike Jonze's hit film Her.

          This week the classically-trained musician also announced that he had teamed up with Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, to produce new music for Snaith's side-project, Daphni. You can check out Daphni's first 12" single with Pallett here:

          by Jennifer Van Evra via Electronic RSS

          HARD Summer Pulls Out All The Stops With Lineup Announcement Video


          It’s going to be a long HARD Summer this year if Gary Richards and Co.’s new lineup trailer is any indication of the debauchery that will ensue come August 2 & 3. With Jack U (Skrillex + Diplo) as the main characters, the scene is set as the super duo set out to find their “schtick” with the help of Grandma Skrillex. It’s soon discovered that anything on top of your head goes as a motley crew of DJ’s assemble, including Richards, Justin Martin, and Kill The Noise. Everything turns sour, though, as Dillon Francis realizes his pals Diplo and Skrillex have stolen his Strawberry concept and only A-Trak can console… Peep the full video below and take a gander at a lineup that just about scratches any possible Electronic Music itch you might have.

          Besides our very own Bones making this star studded lineup, other house music noteables include Seth Troxler, Tchami, Dusky, Justin Martin, Tiga Vs. Audion, Rustie, J Phlip, Aeroplane, Louisahhh!!!, Alesia, 2manydjs, Maya Jane Coles, Rudimental, Julio Bashmore, Gorgon City, Cashmere Cat, Breach, Jesse Rose, Kastle, Wave Racer, Shiba San, Hanna Wants, Wax Motif, Jimmy Edgar, Sharam Jey, and Vindata.

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          It’s hard to imagine almost half the lineup was left out of the aforementioned, but that’s what 5 stages and a bigger venue means for this years HARD Summer. With single day passes ON SALE NOW, it would be best to get your tickets while the gettin’s good and brace yourself for the madness of HARD’s sixth round in the ring with this Summer blockbuster.

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          Sohn review 'intense and mournful electronic soul'

          Village Underground, London

          Sohn's steady, clean voice is adept at riding melancholic climaxes, but it's the lighter songs that reveal his sure pop touch

          Sohn, the Vienna-based exponent of electronic soul, aka London-born producer/performer Christopher Taylor, has returned home to a lauded debut album, Tremors, and a lot of expectation.

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          Monday, April 21, 2014

          [DOWNLOAD] Logic ft. Jhene Aiko – Break It Down (Louis Futon Remix)


          Philadelphia duo, Louis Futon , have been nearly breaking the internet with their recent string of remixes, racking up hundreds of thousands of plays for their freshly revamped takes on topical hip hop jawns. Their most recent endeavor is a summery rework of Logic’s “Break It Down,” juxtaposing shimmering synth leads with a deep, bulbous bassline for a laid-back, feel-good anthem. The guys have made it available for free via Facebook before they announce details on their new EP, so grab the DL and keep an eye on Soundcloud for more info! √+

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          Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: Swans: "Oxygen"

          Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: Swans: "Oxygen"

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          Posted: 15 Apr 2014 01:48 PM PDT
          The latter-day Swans have become synonymous with a certain imposing sprawl, specializing in the sort of colossal, half-hour long pieces that require you to book off time in your iCal just to listen to them. By comparison, "Oxygen", the second teaser released from the upcoming To Be Kind, is practically a pop single, not just for its relavite brevity (only eight minutes!), but its structural simplicity and jugular-clenching force. Forsaking the band's usual ominous build-ups/breakdowns and carefully orchestrated chaos for sheer, unrelenting pig-fuckery, "Oxygen"—which shares a title, some lyrics, and absolutely nothing else with a 2010 solo-acoustic Michael Gira track—is the closest thing to a straight-ahead rocker the 21st-century Swans have produced. (And tellingly, it's the rare To Be Kind track previewed on last year's live set, Not Here/Not Now, that came out of the studio sounding just as filthy as it did in concert.)

          It's a reminder that, even as the scope of their albums turns evermore epic, Swans still belong to a tradition of deranged, debased punk that the connects the bruising attack of the Jesus Lizard's "Wheelchair Epidemic," the woof-woof feralism of the Birthday Party's "Happy Birthday," and the sax 'n' violence of the Stooges' "Fun House." "Feed me now!" Gira screams at the song's precise half-way point, but "Oxygen" is a song about breathing that doesn't give you any chance to do so.

          BKLYN Music: snapshots from berlin

          BKLYN Music: snapshots from berlin

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          Posted: 15 Apr 2014 06:30 AM PDT
          German producer IAMNOBODI released his new instrumental-album. 10 beats produced or one way or another inspired by the wonderful city of berlin. 250 copies on numbered vinyl, each with a unique polaroid taken in the streets of the city that inspired the release. 250 copies, 250 unique covers. this will eventually be a little series with dedication to other places and activities coming soon. Out now on Jakarta Records, vinyl and digitally available on Bandcamp.

          Musique Non Stop | eMusic Electronica

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          Posted: 15 Apr 2014 07:01 AM PDT
           Built on Glass album cover

          A wash of narcoleptic synths and stumbling beats with no momentum

          In 2011, Chet Faker’s brilliantly brooding version of the Blackstreet ’90s-R&B classic “No Diggity” went viral, not only reaching No. 1 on Hypemachine and sound-tracking a Super Bowl beer commercial but also helping to turn the Melbourne singer-musician’s debut EP Thinking in Textures into a pop hit back home. This led to a 2013 collaboration with kindred EDM upstart Flume; their haunted “Drop the Game” went platinum in Australia.

          All this is particularly remarkable for a dude who consistently looks and sounds as though he just woke up from an all-night bender. The process of writing, recording and playing nearly every note on Built on Glass, his first full-length album, may have dragged Faker out of his bedroom, but he actually sounds less awake and fully realized than on his earlier work: There’s nothing as effective as the oscillating electric piano on “Diggity” and little as catchy as his Flume collaboration. This is PBR&B without the inspiration of a Weeknd or Frank Ocean — a wash of narcoleptic synths and stumbling beats with no momentum.

          Despite his moniker, Faker’s got a genuine presence and it’s not all dissolute. In nearly every song here, he alludes to being emotionally and physically stuck, and his see-sawing tunes capture the vibe of someone whose bad habits, inner turmoil, and pull toward self-destruction get him nowhere and keep him there. Unfortunately, the music mirrors him: On “Talk Is Cheap,” the first single, his pained cry is compelling, but overly repetitive keys and vocal samples stagnate the track.

          All this comes to a head in “Melt,” in which he admits his happiness is “some kind of fucked up mess” while his duet partner Kilo Kish dreams of her bones being broken before she breaks off the relationship. But rather than capturing a capricious spark between losers, the two just sound lost: Faker comes off, irritated while Kish can’t even hit her easy notes. A sexual connection so strong that it’s likened to an overdose shouldn’t sound like a headache.

          Gilles Peterson @ Musique Non Stop

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          1. Fourth. // South London // Music Event
          2. Zara Mcfarlane // Open Heart Remixes Single
          3. MY TOWN // hhv.de Presents Berlin
            Posted: 15 Apr 2014 10:12 AM PDT
            Fourth. is a live music event that is based in Peckham, South London. Founded at the beginning of this year, The first ’Fourth’  event was somewhat of a Worldwide Family X Brownswood special with DJ sets from Brand New Wayo & Gilles Peterson, as well as a live performance from Diggs Duke.
            Aesthetically the Fourth. events and The Worldwide Family are nicely suited with the events being vinyl only and free entry. Head on down and indulge in pizza, alcohol and good music!
            Like the Facebook page and look out for the upcoming events this summer. 

            Bonafide Magazine @ MSN: Review: Kelis – Food

            Bonafide Magazine @ MSN: Review: Kelis – Food

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            Posted: 15 Apr 2014 12:24 AM PDT
             Review: Kelis – Food
            Kelis has been releasing albums for over 15 years now, a fact that seems remarkable when listening to her breakthrough single, Caught Out There. There is still something fresh about the chorus' melody, a swoop of melting keyboard lines that wouldn't be out of place on most contemporary electronica records. It has been a career marked with a number of stand-out songs, often facilitated by production from The Neptunes. Whatever pop success Milkshake may have enjoyed, it remains an inherently strange arrangement with its monster keyboard and chiming beat. This has often been the hallmark of Kelis' best material, a marrying of soulful pop with the punch of the Neptunes' angular instrumentation.
            With Food, Kelis' fifth album to date, this combination is eschewed in favour of collaborative production and song writing with David Sitek (TV on the Radio) and Todd Simon. It certainly feels different, with lush, far more conventional arrangements that recall some of the later work of TV on the Radio. The brass and percussion combination on Cobbler feels like it could have been lifted straight from Dear Science, albeit with Kelis channelling Curtis Mayfield's delivery throughout the verse. As a singer, she does not display an especially dynamic range, though it has a distinctiveness of tone that sets it apart from many of her peers. Bless the Telephone shows it off in an uncommon light, a measured ballad, set against a male counterpart and guitar. Unfortunate then that the lyrics are saccharine, and that the song feels underdeveloped.



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              2. THE COOKERS LIVE AT THE IRIDIUM: APRIL 19/20, 2014
                Posted: 15 Apr 2014 12:14 PM PDT
                Catalan guitarist, composer and bandleader Oscar Peñas´ fourth album and second release in the United States, Music of Departures and Returns, includes a Brazilian choro and a tribute to flamenco master Paco de Lucia; a jazz standard and a classic from the Cuban Nueva Trova songbook; and music by the great Catalonian composer Frederic Mompou. Yet this is neither a music sampler nor a showcase of Peñas´ talents in different settings and styles.

                "This is more or less who I am. I'm not trying to push boundaries, prove anything or show off in any way," explains Peñas. "It's a collection of pieces, some mine, some by other composers that I have always admired, that I felt had a common mood, a certain sound that reflects my personality and where I come from."

                Music of Departures and Returns features his quartet, comprised of his long-standing rhythm section featuring six-string electric bassist Moto Fukushima, drummer Richie Barshay, and violinist Sara Caswell. The band is augmented by special guests such as bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding, reedman Paquito D'Rivera and pianist, producer and arranger Gil Goldstein who appears on accordion.
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