• Boys Noize plans to ‘Go Hard’
• Skream hits back: “I never said dubstep is dead”
• TEED steps up to mix Crosstown Rebels ‘Get Lost VI’
• James Murphy designing actual soundsystem; listen to his DJ set from DFA’s anniversary party
Boys Noize plans to ‘Go Hard’
Boys Noize has announced new EP ‘Go Hard’.
It will contain a handful of tracks and be released in June.
Of the record, Boys Noize, aka Alex Ridha, said: “I made one acid/hardcore/rave/break track, one very analogue techno track with no melody and no bassline, just really intense Robot voices, one 909 Acid/Disco-House track for the summer vibes, one Acid (t)rap track that goes hard (yes no one has brought the acid sound into rap/hip hop yet), plus another sick rave beat.”
Sounds like a veritable bag of tricks.
The announcement comes ahead of a full Boys Noize world tour. Full dates and details of the EP here.
Skream hits back: “I never said dubstep is dead”
Overnight , UK tabloid The Daily Star printed an interview with dubstep’s leading man Skream. The interview came off the back of the Red Bull Music Academy’s No Sleep Till Croydon gig, which saw Skream share the decks with regular offsiders Mala, DJ Hatcha and Plastician in a nod to his South London roots. “It’s the last dubstep show I’ll play until further notice,” Skream reportedly told theDaily Star. “Dubstep is just a name now. It doesn’t have a meaning anymore and the movement is over. It’s like the end of a relationship, but it’s ended on a high.”
Of course, it’s far from the first time Oliver Jones has signalled his intent to move away from his bass roots and towards house-ier territory. “House, techno, disco…this is the music that I’m pushing and loving now,” Skream wrote in a press release to accompany his All Gone compilation earlier this year. “Things needed to evolve and I couldn’t be happier.” Still, the move away from dubstep seemed to come as news to many. It didn’t take long for a number of blogs to pick up the Daily Star’s story, and the headline was near universal: Skream thinks dubstep is dead. Jones, though, wasn’t going to let that version of the story fly. “Just to clarify, I never said dubstep is dead….Pretty pissed off that I’ve been quoted saying that,” he tweeted. “People who actually believe that I said dubstep is dead should know better. There’s a lot missing from the quotes that have been printed.”
So what did he say? If the rest of that Daily Star interview is to be believed, Magnetic Man’s second album is, sure enough, on its way. “Our last album was a classic, so the second one is never going to live up to it,” he said. “This one is a whole new concept.” So maybe Skream isn’t completely done with dubstep yet, after all.
TEED steps up to mix Crosstown Rebels ‘Get Lost VI’
Crosstown Rebels’ mix series Get Lost kicked off back in 2006 with label head Damian Lazarus at the helm. Since then, the imprint has brought guns like Jamie Jones, Dinky and Acid Pauli on board for mixing duties. Now, it’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ turn. Oxford-born Orlando Higginbottom – who claimed the #2 spot on inthemix’s list of the Top 30 Albums of 2012 with debutTrouble – has been announced as the man behind Get Lost VI.
Set for release on July 8, TEED’s double-disc contribution to the series spans Gold Panda, LFO,Tiga, Jamie Jones and Trus’me – the official line is that it’s “full of rarities and cutting edge house and techno”. Also included is a new track from TEED himself, an Eats Everything collaboration calledLion, The Lion. While a new Crosstown Rebels release is always accompanied by hype, this one’s particularly special: Get Lost IV marks TEED’s first ever time on CD mixing duties. “I couldn’t think of a better home for my first DJ comp mix or whatever they’re called,” Higginbottom put it. “Get Lost is a brilliant series with an intriguing past (and future). I’m very grateful to Damian and Crosstown Rebels for the opportunity, and excited for people to hear it.” Check out the full tracklist below.
In other mix-CD news, the long-running Late Night Tales has announced that their latest edition will be manned by Scandinavian innovators Royksopp, who are picking up where the likes ofTrentemoller, MGMT and Metronomy left off – that one’s out on June 16.
Get Lost IV tracklist:
01. Flako – Honey Drips
02. Kevin Harrison – All Night Long
03. Valentina – Wolves (Roman Flugel Remix)
04. Axel Boman – Klinsmann
05. Jorge Velez – Floo
06. Christophe – Comeback (Casino Times Remix)
07. Matthias Zimmerman – Vicente
08. Dave Aju – Anyway
09. Millennium – ICU
10. Kenny Glasgow – Dance 2 Da House
11. Traumprinz – Eachstep
12. Pitto – Mono Desire
13. Gold Panda – Burnt Out Car In A Forest
14. LFO – Track 4
15. Albinos – Bakatribe
16. Asa-Chang & Junray- Hana
01. Deutsche Wertarbeit – Auf Eneglsflugein
02. Underground Resistance – Base Camp Alpha 808
03. Richard H. Kirk – I Want More
04. Visnadi – Hunt’s Up
05. Trus’me – It’s Slow
06. Breach & Dark Sky – The Click
07. Eats Everything & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Lion, The Lion
08. Tiga – Plush (Ame Remix)
09. DJ Bone – Thursday Night
10. Future Four – Into Orbit
11. Jamie Jones – Tonight In Tokyo (Breach Remix)
12. Subb-an & Tom Trago ft. Seth Troxler – Time
13. Bernard Badie – Time Reveals
14. Hayden Andre Project – Tribal Life
15. Mathew Jonson – Automaton
16. Separate Minds – Troubled World
James Murphy designing actual soundsystem; listen to his DJ set from DFA’s anniversary party
The former frontman adds to his growing post-LCD Soundsystem resume.
According to The Guardian, James Murphy is designing a soundsystem for this summer’s Manchester International Festival. It will be showcased as part of his new club night, Despacio, which he is hosting with friends David and Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax/2ManyDJs. Originally intended to be an “alternative Ibiza party,” Despacio will find the DJs spinning only vinyl, starting with about an hour of unmixed music.
Murphy designed the system with New York veteran John Klett as a response to most large soundsystems, which he describes as “tinny, sad, hyper-aggressive. They don’t sound beautiful. If you play certain dance music, great. But if you play jazz or AC/DC, they sound terrible.”
Despacio will take place at Manchester’s New Century Hall from July 18 to 20. Listeners will be able to wander around the speaker stacks, which will be arranged in a circle. “It’s a simple, floor-standing series of giant stacks, comfortably doing full, smooth sound,” explains Murphy. “It’s pretty wide-open, pretty raw.”
On Saturday, Murphy manned the decks at Red Bull Music Academy’s party celebrating the 12 year anniversary of DFA Records. Stream the set below, via RBMA Radio. DFA’s legacy was recently documented by the Academy.
(via FACT Mag)