Back in January, Welsh producer Ifan Dafydd debuted the hypnotically mesmerizing "Celwydd" featuring the warming and deconstructed vocals of Alys Williams . The track blew through Williams' vocal highs and Dafydd's mulled adjusted low contrasts, blending almost impossibly seamlessly. A few days back, Dafydd debuted another Williams pairing with the similarly hard to pronounce "Llonydd." The aesthetic constructs are largely similar, but Williams shines largely brighter this time around. Check it out below and order the LP now via Recordiau Lliwgar .
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Artist: Ifan Dafydd Title: Llonydd (feat. Alys Williams) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Electronic Year: 2013
New Ghostface & Adrian Younge - Murder Spree (ft. Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Killa Sin)
Massive is an understatement here. New York's resident DJ Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 assimilated some of the city's best new names, including rising superstars A$AP Rocky , Joey Bada$$ , Action Bronson , Flatbush Zombies , Homeboy Sandman , producer Harry Fraud and many more on his New York Renaissance mixtape, which deserves your undivided attention. Stream and/or download the entire 17-track mix below and consider your day solid.
The newest member of Flying Lotus ' highly-touted Brainfeeder label is Essex producer Lapalux , who recently debuted his second LP Nostalchic . The label previewed the gloriously complex new album about a week ago, which is available now via iTunes and Bleep . But for those who missed out, Lapalux, born Stuart Howard, performed a session of tracks from the new album on Benji B's BBC Radio 1 show today. Included in the near 30-minute mix are several Nostalchic cuts, and a few special selections, [...]
For the very few who haven't caught on to the wonderfully creative cavalcade that is Cartoon Network's Adventure Time , it's almost too easy to say you're missing out. The cartoon/comic series is an unreal triumph of furiously fun energy, humor, and next-to-none originality that makes it stand apart. Series creator Pendelton Ward and the show's team of writers let the musical inspirations regularly flow, utilizing curiously under-used chip tune anthems, writing original songs, and even subtle name-drops from time to time ("Don Juan Cherry Tempo" is referenced in an episode, a call out to jazz legend [...]
Artist: Flyinglotus Title: About that time//A glitch is a glitch File Name: SoundCloud Genre: zdfsdgh adgh
As part of the Avant/Garde Diaries , which publishes well-done weekly interviews with some of the best emerging figures in the art world, director Richard Parks utilizes the chamber of vastness in Nicolas Jaar's humbling standout "Balance Her In Between Your Eyes." The Space Is Only Noise cut features the 23-year-old surrounded in dark, disorienting water, as a luminescent trapped figure. As part of the project, Jaar interviewed with Avant/Garde Diaries member Callie Bardow, discussing his affinity for improvisation, and how crazy you have to be to actually become a musician. [...]
Beacon's sure-to-be-stellar The Ways We Separate LP still has a few weeks before its official release, so to hold the time over Kuhrye-oo has pushed the pace of the album's lead-single "Bring You Back" with a brand new remix. While the original focuses on minimalist beats perusing the background, Kuhrye-oo has forced the pulse to the forefront, adding intermittent layers of samples throughout. Check out the original and remixed version below and grab The Ways We Separate April 29 via Ghostly .
Artist: Beacon Title: Bring You Back File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Artist: Beacon Title: Bring You Back (Kuhrye-oo Remix) File Name: SoundCloud
Working under his new moniker Boundary , Montreal producer Ghislain Porier released this wonderful self-titled project. Following Porier's previous genre-splitting efforts, Boundary exudes undefined principles. From the mystifying chaos of the opener "Fukushima" to the turbo-blend synth burst of "Double-Edged Sword," no path seems ardently possible to predict. Stream the entire LP below or grab a copy through Juno .
Artist: BoundarySound Title: Boundary (full album) File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
After promising a new instrumental album some time ago, Detroit producer Black Milk is following his word with his Synth or Soul LP set for Record Store Day . The April 20 release will feature this duel track "Computer Ugly Ugly/Why Worry." The first half splits the " Synth " portion, with hard-line electro-fused beats and dingy bass work. The latter flows through the " Soul " portion, which you can imagine will be the formula for the remainder of the album. Stream below and pre-order here .
Artist: Computer Ugly Title: Computer Ugly Ugly / Why Worry File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Fans familiar with Vice may recognize another one of its side pieces, The Creators Project . While not only focusing on music, a la Noisey , The Creators Project does highlight the more artsy of music videos, so there's some crossover. The newest and most damn exciting series from the group is a collaboration series about the upcoming Holy Hell it's actually coming new album from electro deities Daft Punk . The first of the series features insight from Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder , who helped out on [...]
Little-known but should be more well-known Los Angeles rapper Trek Life has just released his unassumingly outstanding new album Hometown Foreigner . The album features some familiar help like Philadelphia's own Hezekiah and a few others, but the album is straight-forward Trek Life. Stream and/or download the album below.
Arguably the most hyped album of early 2013, The Knife's Shaking The Habitual is available to fully stream a full week early, courtesy of Pitchfork Advance . The other-worldly inspiring album starts off with the strikingly unique "A Tooth For An Eye," which has already made the short-list for best tracks of 2013. There's so many rivaling layers to Shaking The Habitual , however, that just jumping in may prove to be a bit much. Dare if you will and stream the album here before its release next week on [...]
Working alongside Death Cab For Cutie guitarist/producer Chris Walla, Minneapolis producer Sombear will release a split 7" vinyl this Record Store Day featuring the sparkling and surprising "Never Give Up" from Walla, and the more poppy "Incredibly Still" from Sombear. The split will be released via Walla's Trans- Records , which will distribute a limited 1,000 copies for the April 20 event. Additionally, the 7" comes before Sombear's full album release Love You In The Dark , which will be out later this summer. Stream both tracks below.
Artist: SOMBEAR Title: Incredibly Still File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Pop/Electronic
Artist: Trans Records Title: WALLA: Never Give Up File Name: SoundCloud
Where exactly these two new cuts from from producer Alex Koone, aka Balam Acab , is still a mystery, but that's part of the fun with producers. "La La La" and "Luminesce" are supremely delicate, airless mixes with wonderfully layered synths distorting the eerie backgrounds. Check out both tracks below and stay tuned for any possible updates of new material from Koone.
Artist: BALAM ACAB Title: La La La (UNMIXED/UNMASTERED) File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: BALAM ACAB Title: Luminesce (UNMIXED/UNMASTERED) File Name: SoundCloud
Brighton producer Lorca is still a few weeks away from the full release of his If I Told You EP on 2020 Midnight Visions , but with the vinyl release of the EP today, fans can listen to the standout "Searching." Dripping with mulled Burial sheen and acid house noir, "Searching" floats between distant and romantic with scathing ease. Listen to the track below and grab the If I Told You EP April 15 as a Beatport exclusive.
Artist: Lorca Music Title: A2 Searching File Name: SoundCloud
Why can't you get tickets? There's a permanent sway that has held over the music festival market, drifting in one improbable direction in the past six years. Availability for music festivals, such as Lollapalooza , Bonnaroo , and Coachella , have become slim in recent years, selling out earlier and earlier every season. What results is a fundamental change in the way we, as fans, approach the idea of festivals. What resulted of this furious whirlwind attempt to get tickets started six years ago, at [...]
As one half of Demdike Stare , Miles Whittaker already has an ear for jarring, rhythmic pulse. Venturing off for his newest side solo-venture, Whittaker has produced the earthly, bruising Faint Hearted LP, that's fairly apt to the name. The tracks range from crushing industrial drone to modern twinged German electro-house, with plenty of shaking personality split in between. Stream Whittaker's entire Faint Hearted below, but do yourself a favor and grab the LP via Modern Love as soon as you can.
Artist: Miles Title: Faint Hearted File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Electronic Year: 2013
In partnership with Bleep and the upcoming Pleasure Principle Festival , UK producer Ben UFO has released this monster hour-plus mix. Originally, Ben had created the session as part of his addition to the Fabriclive series, with Fabriclive 67 . However the cut ran on obviously long, so this portion was left aside. Stream/download the entire mix below.
Artist: Ben UFO Title: Pleasure Principle x Bleep Mix File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Although not formally part of any Active Child solo project, "Evening Ceremony, the latest from the Pasadena producer, is a gorgeously paced, low-hum single that would fit anywhere in his catalog. The track will actually be featured as part of the soundtrack of the new movie The Host , based off the Stephanie Meyer novel (of Twilight fame). Critical assumptions aside, her soundtracks are surprisingly well-put together. The soundtrack will be released the same day as the film, March 29.
Artist: Active Child Title: Evening Ceremony File Name: SoundCloud
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