Best New Music
Alessio Natalizia of UK duo WALLS has taken that project’s penchant for ambient melodic vibes and is exploring a more cinematic, experimental sound called Not Waving.
After a Sonic Boom produced debut called “Umwelt”, Not Waving has released a string of EPs which have been combined with unreleased material by the always reliable Emotional Response label.
“Human Capabilities” is a stunning collection of tracks that range from the …
Boogarins – “Erre”
Brazil’s Boogarins have created an excellent psychedelic pop record in “As Plantas Que Curam” (translated as Plants That Heal). It came out last Fall on LA’s Burger Records but after rave reviews for their live show from SXSW, they got a second push. Band members Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz are still in their late teens and met while in school in …
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Django Django have followed up their stellar self-titled debut with a gloriously woozy mix for excellent UK mixtape purveyors Late Night Tales.
An eclectic trip through their record collection (and no doubt influences) the mix features tracks from Outkast, Map of Africa, The Beach Boys, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, Harry Nilsson and hip-hop sample classic Bob James’ “Nautilus“.
The inspired mix additionally features a remarkably faithful (until it’s not) Django Django cover of The Monkees’ psychedelic …
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For the last 7 years, Record Store Day has been celebrated the third Saturday in April.
While digital formats serve their undeniable purpose, it’s the vinyl record that manages to fuse artifact with art.
The vinyl record was invented by Emile Berliner and first marketed in 1889 and is still collected 125 years later.And thus, Record Store Day carves out its niche on every calendar as …
It’s been quite a while since I wrote something on our great blog
A few artists made me want to write something and I’d email blog editor Rachel to say “I am writing something for you”… then nothing.
Then something, someone… And I am now writing this to you.
I heard that something, that someone yesterday on the Soundcloud machine.
That someone is James Tillman. He is based …
For an artist as prolific and consistently phenomenal, Luke Vibert is criminally overlooked.
From Cornwall, like electronic music’s late 20th Century ultimate enigma and potentially most lauded and (dare I say) important figure Aphex Twin, Vibert is a bona fide genius who makes everything from Ambient to Acid to Disco to Techno to alternative Hip-Hop/Trip-Hop with ruthless aplomb under over half a dozen aliases.
Since the late 90s, …
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Pools – “Innertubes” Mix
Breathe a sigh of relief. You made it, Los Angeles.
The chill of those 50 degree evenings are but a distant memory and it is time for us to put collectively away our hoodies for safekeeping for another 8 months.
The arrival of Coachella foretells the dawn of another season of pool parties, weekend barbecues, and way too many options every weekend.
Just in …
After a couple of releases for Ghostly and remixes for Kompakt, London-based producer Dauwd, has just released his first EP for the Cologne-based dance music titan.
The “Kindlinn“EP sees the newcomer making a rather compelling shift from the UK sound he’s originally become known for and reinventing himself as a virtuoso of propelling house and romantic techno.
The title cut “Kindlinn” is a stunner that brilliantly echoes Matthew Dear’s groove, but has …
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Xu Xu Fang — “Noir State Beach”
The start and stop of Xu Xu Fang’s “Noir State Beach” is seductive and hypnotic. The transition between the rock rumbling and the dreamy chorus really grabs your attention. A blast of pyschedelic droney rock with a sweetly sung middle. Like a raspberry filled chocolate bon bon.
The LA-based quintet recorded it in Mar Vista and it’s their first …
Eno * Hyde — “Daddy’s Car”
The announcement of a full album featuring a collaboration between super producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, and so many more) and Underworld’s Karl Hyde was enough to make Jason Bentley shout with joy and share the news on Facebook. (and I can tell you for a fact he doesn’t shout with joy very often). It seemed …