GDD™ Morning Update: Brian Eno, Pachanga Boys, Jeff Mills, EOTO, Azealia Banks + Munchi, Star Slinger


• Brian Eno Announces First Solo Album in Seven Years, ‘LUX’
• Pachanga Boys say We Are Really Sorry
• Watch Jeff Mills’ Live Orchestra
EOTO kicks off Fall Tour With 500th Live Release For FREE
• Azealia Banks single pulled after Munchi Backlash
• Star Slinger Shares New Single, EP Details


Brian Eno Announces First Solo Album in Seven Years, ‘LUX’

Brian Eno is set to return this fall with his first solo album in seven years. The experimental pop icon, ambient pioneer, Roxy Music co-founder, and producer to rock royalty has announced that LUX will arrive via Warp Records on November 13 as a CD or download. A double-LP edition on 180-gram vinyl will arrive on December 11.

Expect expansive ambience. Billed as “one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date,” LUXconsists of a 76-minute composition split up into 12 sections, developed out of Eno’s work for the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. According to the announcement, the album explores the ideas and textures from such Eno landmarks as Music for Films, Music for Airports, and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Eno is also described as considering LUXof a piece with his “Music for Thinking” work, such as his Discreet Music and Neroli albums.

LUX isn’t Eno’s first album for Warp. Last year, he collaborated with poet Rick Holland onDrums Between the Bells. In 2010, Eno teamed with previous collaborators Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams for Small Craft on a Milk Sea.

(via SPIN)


Pachanga Boys say We Are Really Sorry

Rebolledo and Superpitcher are ready to release their first album as Pachanga Boys, entitled We Are Really Sorry.

Pachenga Boys first came together in 2010 for a track on Kompakt’s Total 11. Combining the Cómeme staple’s off-kilter flair with Superpitcher’s tried and tested ear for production, the duo released a string of well-received 12-inches through their own label, Hippie Dance, including DJ favorites like last year’s Girlcatcher, which included the 15-minute melancholy epic “Time” (for some reason, they also designed a pair of shoes). We Are Really Sorry features all new tracks from the duo. The CD and vinyl versions both come with an exclusive DVD featuring a short film to accompany the album. 

01. Studio Galactic Pachanga
02. Basic Vocabulary
03. Pachanga Voice
04. All You Need Is A Tree
05. Clapdance
06. Superfancy Lifestyle
07. Speedo And Boots
08. The River
09. Shopping For Voodoo
10. Vampiros Hermanos
11. Tequila The Club
12. Drunken Dancer
13. Wrong Guys
14. Meet The Boys
15. Fiesta Forever (Reprise)

Hippie Dance will release We Are Really Sorry on November 5th, 2012.

(via Resident Advisor)


Watch Jeff Mills’ Live Orchestra

Last weekend living legend Jeff Mills played a collaborative performance with the Orchestre National d’ile-de-France, led by Christophe Mangou.

Taking place in the wealthy suburbs of Paris, the show was held at orchestral venue Cite De La Musique. Mills is no stranger to these performances, having already written a substantially un-techno soundtrack to 2011 movie Fantastic Voyage, as well as teaming up with Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 near Avignon for a more straight-up set which saw 10,000 turn out for the results.

Mills’ next foray into the world of genre-crossover will be at the Amsterdam Dance Event, where he’s live-mixing a soundtrack for 1928 silent film Die Frau I’m Mond.

For those that can’t make the trip to Amsterdam, fear not – Aphex Twin is also experimenting in the same space: performing with London’s Heritage Orchestra & Choir at the Barbican on October 10.

Watch the video here.

(via Mixmag)


EOTO kicks off Fall Tour With 500th Live Release For FREE

EOTO kicks off their national fall tour with the release their 500th live recorded show  for FREE download. The three-disc collection features EOTO’s live performance from Summer Meltdown on August 12th, 2012 plus a bonus “Best of Fests” compilation taken from the 2012 festival season highlighting 45 minutes of uninterrupted music sampled  from Wakarusa, Lightening in a Bottle and Shambala and more. 

EOTO will hit the road for the fall rendition of their Bass Invaders tour on September 22nd in St, Louis, MO and will continue throughout the Midwest and southeastern corridor before heading west for dates dotting the Pacific coast. The project, known best for their uncompromised 100% live improvised electronic music, has taken the country by storm with their unique and cutting edge approach to live producing and visually immersive 3D Lotus stage concept.

Winners of the prestigious 2012 Dubstep awards, for Best Live Dubstep, EOTO delivers some of the most innovative music on the electronic circuit today. Born out of their shared love of electronic dance music, EOTO’s M.O. is to take the free-wheeling party vibe of a DJ set to the next level by using organic instruments, innovative performance technology, and uncharted musical exploration.  Live drums, guitars, and keys, and vocals are mixed, remixed, and sampled on the fly using cutting-edge programs.  This is all done without a script, and without a net.

A huge milestone in the Live Downloads community, EOTO is 4th band on to release such a large volume of live recorded music, and one of the only acts in the electronic music genre to release live performances for download, at all. Due in part to their unprecedented 100% improvised approach, each performance is absolutely unique from the night before and is immediately made available for live download following the band’s incredible 125+ days of touring a year.

Tickets are on sale now for the fall rendition of EOTO’s Bass Invaders tour at and as an added bonus for a majority of the up-coming tour, fans that purchase tickets for the tour in advance will be treated to a free download from the show they attended, before it is live for sale — plus the first 50 ticket holders will also receive a free EOTO Koozie for their support.

EOTO Tour Dates

  • 9/7/2012 Catskill Chill Music Festival Hancock, NY
  • 9/8/2012 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
  • 9/15/2012 Pink Moon Festival Rock Camp, WV
  • 9/21/2012 The Werk Out Festival Thornville, OH
  • 9/22/2012 2720 Cherokee St. Louis, MO
  • 9/23/2012 Wooly’s Des Moines Des Moines, IA
  • 9/28/2012 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
  • 9/29/2012 Kaleidoscope Kamp Out Flagstaff, AZ
  • 10/3/2012 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 10/4/2012 State Theater St. Petersburg, FL
  • 10/5/2012 Club Stereo Gainesville, FL
  • 10/6/2012 Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
  • 10/7/2012 The Moon Tallahassee, FL
  • 10/11/2012 The Westcott Syracuse, NY
  • 10/12/2012 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
  • 10/13/2012 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
  • 10/18/2012 City Arts Fest 2012 Seattle, WA
  • 10/20/2012 Arcata Theatre Arcata, CA
  • 10/25/2012 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
  • 10/26/2012 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10/27/2012 Portage Theater Chicago, IL
  • 10/31/2012 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
  • 11/7/2012 The Top Hat Missoula, MT
  • 11/8/2012 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
  • 11/9/2012 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
  • 11/10/2012 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
  • 11/21/2012 Rams Head Baltimore, MD
  • 11/23/2012 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
  • 11/24/2012 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/28/2012 Redstone Room Davenport, IA
  • 11/29/2012 Lafayette Theatre West Lafayette, IN
  • 11/30/2012 The Canopy Club Urbana, IL
  • 12/1/2012 The Blue Note Columbia, MO


Azealia Banks single pulled after Munchi Backlash

Azealia Banks was all set to release her new single ‘Esta Noche’ today until Rotterdam producer Munchi would not allow use of the backing track that he created.

Munchi’s original ‘Esta Noche’ was released in 2010 and Banks’ single is a direct use of the track with her lyrics over the top.

Naturally Munchi wasn’t a happy chap so he’s been taking to Twitter to vent his frustration at the hot-shot rapper. We spoke to Munchi hear more than just the 160 Twitter characters.

He says: “I have nothing to hide and I do not have a team of people backing me to calculate the best way to portray my words.

“I feel extremely bad for Montell Jordan, Claudja Berry and all of the people at Interscope and Polydor who were very helpful in trying to make a solution to this shit, but if you get disrespected 11 times over a course of a couple of months -more than half being in one day- things will get extremely difficult. Especially when the artist in question starts a Twitter beef by saying that it’s my fault that the release is not going through, while she is the one who put out a cover and a statement that it was going to be released the next day. This when nothing was confirmed yet.

“Matter of fact – everything was done backwards, instead of having the decency to contact me about it first, they did everything they had to do and contacted me last.

“It’s very simple, I made a remix of one of my favorite tracks in the world and put it out in 2010. I did not want to release it, because I did not want to disrespect the artists – it was just my interpetation of this track made for the club.

“Now the issue comes that I noticed Azealia using the track in her Fantasea mixtape in which the beats were being seleced by Diplo and her.

“I don’t need their money, fame or success for the price of my integrity. It is common in this music business to get fucked over and a lot of people are afraid to talk out. It is uncommon to speak out and say the reality of situation.”

As the Twitter war rages on, both parties seem pretty riled up. Head over to Azealia’s and Munchi’s Twitter to see the rant in full.

(via Mixmag)


Star Slinger Shares New Single, EP Details


UK producer Star Slinger is finally gearing up to release his debut LP at some point in 2013, but first he’ll put out an EP called Ladies in the Back on November 26. It’s out on his own Jet Jam label and takes its name from the single “Ladies in the Back”, which you can hear below.

(via Pitchfork)