What's that you say? You wish Homework, your favourite Scottish shouty electro outfit, would couple their latest track All I See with some disorientating visuals? You're in luck my friend. Bandcamp reckons they have no upcoming gigs. But I'm not sure that's true. Stay tuned on the FB page just in case.
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Whatever happens, no matter how bad, Maribou State will make everything ok again. I'm not sure how they do it, but everything they touch turns to melancholic gold. If you don't know them yet, start with this, then head straight over to their remix of Gold Dayzz by Ultraista - which is quite possibly the best remix I have heard since Alex Metric's version of Quicksand from about 3 years ago.
Missed this from 2012. The Soundcloud audio quality is not amazing but go buy this on Beatport and save this one for Friday evening around 8pm. Seriously do not listen to this on a Tuesday morning at 7.21am, your working week will instantly be over.
Think this might be the catchiest tune I've heard all year. Super chilled vocals, lo-fi beats, I'm not sure there's a specific time to play this song just, probably, all the time would be absolutely fine.
French outfit Birdy Nam Nam (wasn't aware they were on OWSLA... how exciting) here. Killer syths and that. French. You know. Reminds me of that scene in Lock Stock... can't remember which one. Either way, happy Valentine's!
This is super god damn duper fresh. The sort of tune that makes you all excited when you get your ipod out and start flicking through playlists. Oh yeah sweet I'll put that on. And the sort of tune that makes you all irritated when you can't download it ANYWHERE. Anyway told you 90s was back - bout time if you ask me. No one has, ever, but if you were to then don't because I just told you the answer haven't I you idiot.
After the hype that surrounded Nightcall, featured in the incredibly (and justifiably) popular film Drive, Kavinsky's follow up was always going to be a tough task. But the French boy done good. And with a car-themed LP out in Feb as well, Outrun. Exciting times.
Reminds me of that classic line in True Romance. "You're so cool. You're so cool". I mean come on, they're kids. KIDS. Eighteen years old or whatever, I literally don't care, where are the parents? Where? I want to shake them by the hand. Well done. All around I see dribs and drabs of flesh wandering the streets of South London yet you, from nowhere, somewhere, have created such offspring that bring tears to my eyes from being purely and simply humanity-defyingly-and-definingly-awesome.
Sometimes insanely talented producers fly relatively under the radar. This is true of legendary producer Photek, but watch this space into the new year as his exciting new album, KU:PALM, shows hints of what I guess you'd describe as more 'accessible' (although not exactly mainstream) drum & bass, particularly in the form of 'This Love' which features Ray La Montagne, of all people. It's along way from Modus Operandi, but not in a bad way. Same goes for this remix of LDR's 'The Ride'. Dark, but friendly at the same time. It's a great album with touches of his former, incredibly dark and mysterious former self, and it's not too much of a pop collaboration overdose. I caught his one-off Modus Operandi set at XOYO over the summer and it was a real highlight, amidst general disappointment with live shows from similar artists this year.
Well isn't this just a little bundle of cross genre loveliness. Gutted to have missed the Never Say Die! tour with ADWR featuring up in Camden a couple of weeks back. Forget why I couldn't make it but nobody had died so now it doesn't seem like a good enough excuse.