GDD™ Morning Update: Boards of Canada, Pitchfork Music Festival, Paces, Mindtunes

Boards of Canadato Transmit ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ Monday
• 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival announced
• Symbols Recordings releases preview for Paces‘ The Pact EP
• Beats made with the brain: Introducing “Mindtunes


Boards of Canada to Transmit ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ Monday

A week before the release of Board of Canada‘s long-awaited new LP—its first since 2005’sThe Campfire Headphase—the Warp mainstay will host a one-time live transmission previewing the forthcoming Tomorrow’s Harvest LP. So far Boards of Canada have only previewed the single, “Reach for the Dead,” and a few cryptic clips showcasing bits of the album, which may make the June 3 broadcast the only opportunity to hear the legendary outfit’s new record in full before it sees a release on June 10. The complete listing of broadcast times for each time zone can be found on the flier below, and more details can be found here.


(via XLR8R)


2013 Pitchfork Music Festival announced

The lineup for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival has been revealed.

As usual, the bill reflects the tastes of the online music magazine, with electronic music, hip-hop, indie and experimental fare all covered. Now in its eight year, the three-day event will be held from July 19th through 21st in Chicago’s Union Park.BjörkBelle & Sebastian and R. Kelly will headline the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The more electronic side of the bill includes Andy StottTNGHT,Glass CandyAutre Ne VeutEvian ChristRustieJulia Holter and formerBreaking Through subject Ryan Hemsworth. Hometown artist DJ Rashad will bring some footwork flavour to proceedings on the Sunday.

(via Resident Advisor)


Symbols Recordings releases preview for Paces’ The Pact EP

We are happy to introduce Paces, an Australian artist, with his debut EP. The Pact features 3 originals and a remix from Melbourne newcomer W1SP. The title track, a ballad for the future-bass generation, features the heartfelt and mesmerising vocal prowess of uber-talented songstress Chela. If The Pact pulls at the heart-strings, then Love You Hate This, with it’s moody synths and stormy basslines, tears them right out. Last but by no means least is Ignite which, like its name professes, lights the fire within and spurs you into action, and is without question destined for dancefloor success.

Paces – The Pact (SMBL020)
Release Date: June 11, 2013

01. The Pact ft. Chela
02. Ignite
03. Love You Hate This
04. The Pact. ft Chela (W1SP Remix)


Beats made with the brain: Introducing “Mindtunes”

In April we thought we’d prank you all with an April Fools joke which said that the world’s first telepathic CD-J was about to hit the market.

Turns out that the April Fools joke may not be too far off the mark as Smirnoff and DJ Fresh are launching the new ‘Mindtunes’ project.

Technology expert PH D. Julien Castet uses an ElectroEncephaloGraphy device (EEG) to measure the electrical activity of the brain, meaning that people without the use of their limbs can create a track using only their mind.

Three physically disabled music fans Andy, Mark and Jo created a music track controlling musical software with nothing but their mind.

The track that they created ‘Mindtunes’ is available to download from the iTunes store now with 55p of every track going to Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People.

It’s some pretty concept stuff but you can check out the video below to see how it all works.

(via Mixmag)