• Maya Jane Coles prepares new EP
• Burial announces surprise new single
• Soul Clap explains Soul Clap Records
• Gaslamp Killer delivers mind-boggling Essential Mix
• Grimes Announces Visions Bonus Discs
Maya Jane Coles prepares new EP
This Maya Jane Coles will release her first EP in twelve months.
‘Easier To Hide’ features four tracks, and gives an indication of what to expect from her forthcoming debut album which is due to hit shelves in Spring 2013.
Title track ‘Easier To Hide’ is taken from said debut album and is joined by ‘Over’, ‘Back to Square One’ and ‘Run With The Wild’.
The EP will be the first release on Maya’s own imprint, I Am Me Recordings, and is available exclusively on Beatport on December 7, with the full release on December 16.
‘Easier To Hide’ has also been given that extra personal touch as Coles has designed the artwork for it.
Burial announces surprise new single
Burial opened the year with a masterful release – and he’ll now be rounding off 2012 with another new transmission.
A new single from the reclusive producer will arrive on December 17. According to Boomkat, the release will feature two new tracks – titled ‘One’ and ‘Two’ – clocking in at a collective 25 minutes. The single will arrive on 12″ vinyl and CD.
More details as and when we have them.
(via FACT Mag)
Soul Clap explains Soul Clap Records
As we reported back in August, Soul Clap have set up Soul Clap Records.
The Brooklyn-based William Rauscher, better known as Night Plane, claims the label’s first release through the ‘Heartbeat EP’ – which includes a Wolf+Lamb remix of ‘Gates of Dawn’ and a cover of Pavement’s ‘Gold Soundz’.
In the video interview below, Soul Clap explain how, for them, creating a label isn’t merely a platform to release new music: “A label is about having a family, having a crew, having people you want to spend time with around you all the time.”
The ‘Heartbeat EP’ is available now through Phonica Records UK and OYE Records Berlin.
Watch the video interview with the Soul Clap Records crew below:
Gaslamp Killer delivers mind-boggling Essential Mix
We’ve said before and we may well say it again before the month’s through: 2012 has been a great year for Essential Mixes. Nicolas Jaar’s visit to the BBC Radio 1 studios won’t be forgotten anytime soon, not to mention the killer contributions from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Hot Chip, Nina Kraviz and at the other end of the spectrum, bangers from Hardwell and Alesso. Now, there’s another great addition to Pete Tong’s 2012 collection and it comes from Californian Gaslamp Killer.
The LA mindbender delivered his first ever Essential Mix over the weekend, a characteristically abstract offering spanning fellow oddballs Radiohead, Aphex Twin, Portishead, Mr. Oizo and labelhead Flying Lotus. “I made this Essential Mix with two Technics 1200 turntables and a Rane TTM56 DJ mixer,” Gaslamp Killer introduced. “I also used a Roland SP-303 Dr. Sample and Pro Tools. Some of this mix was made using Serato and some of it using my original vinyl collection.”
“I chose songs I’ve been listening to around the house as well as songs I play in my sets around the world,” he continued. “This mix was also influenced highly by my weekly club night here in Los Angeles called the Low End Theory. You will hear exclusives from Zomby, Hudson Mohawke, Lorn,Dilla and Flying Lotus, not to mention a bunch of wild and crazy mixes and edits done by yours truly, The Gaslamp Killer. I hope that this narrative takes you on a journey through my ears, my heart, my mind as well as my soul.” If you like what you hear (and there’s a very good chance you will), you can catch the man live when arrives later this month for a string of New Year’s shows starting withOrigin in WA. Dig in to the mix below.
Grimes Announces Visions Bonus Discs
Grimes is currently enjoying the victory lap for her album Visions. To celebrate it being dubbed “album of the year” by Rough Trade and Resident, 4AD is releasing two exclusive bonus discs for each of those shops featuring rare and unreleased material.
The Rough Trade disc features three tracks recorded around the same time as the album: “Ambrosia”, the Jay Worthy-featuring track “Christmas Song”, and the Majical Cloudz collaboration “Song for Ric” (which was previously included on the Ad Hoc compilation). It also features remixes of “Genesis” and “Be a Body”. Grab it here.
The Resident disc features two rarities, “Angel” and “Life After Death”, plus remixes of “Oblivion” and “Be a Body”. Grab it here.
Rough Trade bonus disc:
02 Christmas Song [ft. Jay Worthy]
03 Genesis (Skip remix)
04 Song for Ric [ft. Majical Cloudz]
05 Be A Body (Baarsden remix)
Resident bonus disc:
02 Life After Death
03 Oblivion (Baarsden remix)
04 Be A Body (Tokori remix)