• Rusko signs with Skrillex
• Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep release “Sacrifice” video
• Moodyman releases mini-album, ABCD
• Todd Edwards, Modeselektor, and More to Feature on Sound Pellegrino Compilation
Rusko signs with Skrillex
Over his career so far, UK bass fiend Rusko has embraced the ‘work hard, play hard’ philosophy. Following his Songs album in 2012 and the collaborative EP with Cypress Hill, the producer is now prepping a new suite of songs for release on 2 July. The Lift Me Up EP is coming on Skrillex’s OWSLA label, and the first offering is Takeoff, an all-out drum & bass effort complete with Jay-Zsnippets.
“I grew up listening to drum-and-bass and jungle music,” Rusko told Rolling Stone. “I felt it was time to reflect this by making some of my very own. This really is the definition of music from the heart.” Other OWSLA stars include Alvin Risk, KOAN Sound, Kill The Noise and Seven Lions.
Meanwhile, Rusko’s Facebook page continues to mostly document his love of marijuana. The last few days in particular have offered a succession of weed-related posts, with fans either cheering him on or chastising his undying love. One of the most common comments this past week: “Deadmau5dislikes this”. As many ITMers will recall, the ‘mau5 once objected to Rusko smoking a spliff backstage at a festival in 2010. Some grammatically-suspect Twitter rants were exchanged, and the two stars haven’t been that friendly since.
“People have tried to reconcile us,” Rusko told DJ Mag in 2012. “I’m like, ‘Don’t bring that c**t near me.’ It’s still very much on. We haven’t really been in the same room since it happened, until we are put in the same room by accident or whatever, who knows? He might be chilled out; it’s still on for me. Once I hate someone, I hate ‘em forever.”
Rusko also went in-depth with DJ Mag on the epic drug binge that accompanied the making ofSongs. “I made Opium entirely on Promethazine codeine syrup, which basically looks like opium in a bottle,” he cheerily detailed to the interviewer. “I managed to score a bottle of the real lean 100-percent codeine syrup. The album was very inspired by the drugs I was taking while I was making it.
“One day I took Rohypnol, the date-rape drug. I date-raped myself, and made a track, Dirty Sexy Money. I’m at this stage now, I’m drinking a bottle of vodka a night, enjoying drugs for what they are, and not being shy about it. This album wouldn’t sound as good as it does if I wasn’t taking a fuck-load of drugs.”
Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep release “Sacrifice” video
Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep have released the official video for their ‘Sacrifice’ collaboration.
Earlier on this month Mixmag reported the news of the exciting project between the two established producer duos, and now the video for ‘Sacrifice’ has landed.
The track is available digitally via Simian Mobile Disco’s Delicacies label (label artwork pictured above) on June 26 and the vinyl is on pre-order here.
Take a look at the video below.
Moodyman releases mini-album, ABCD
Much like Det.riot ’67 and Anotha Black Sunday, ABCD falls somewhere between an album and an EP, with a total of seven tracks on one 12-inch. It follows Picture This, which came out last April as a free download. Like most of his recent releases, this one is available on vinyl only. The album was released this week without fanfare, appearing in shops without any official announcement.
01. Watcha Say
02. No Time 2 Stop
04. 9 Nites To Nowhere
05. Watchn U
07. Go 2 Make It
ABCD is out now on KDJ.
(via Resident Advisor)
Todd Edwards, Modeselektor, and More to Feature on Sound Pellegrino Compilation
After four years of conducting business, Parisian label Sound Pellegrino is set to drop its first full-length release in the form of a compilation of exclusive tracks from the label’s impressive roster of regulars and sometime collaborators from the worlds of house and bass music. Featuring contributions from such venerable names as Todd Edwards(pictured above), Surkin, Modeselektor, and Matthias Zimmermann, the 13-track SND.PE Vol. 1 will be released on June 17. What’s more, the Sound Pellegrino crew is set to appear on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo and Friends show on June 15 and on LuckyMe’s Rinse FMshow on June 20. But before all of that, the tracklist and artwork for SND.PE Vol. 1 can be found below.
01. Ben Butler & Mousepad – Still Moving
02. Matthias Zimmermann & SCNTST – Rick
03. Orgasmic – Diamond Falls
04. The Phantom – Cruising
05. Jean Nipon & Koyote – R.M.S. (to Steve)
06. 123Mrk – Can’t Believe
07. Nicolas Malinowsky – Skateboarder
08. K-Lagane – Bump
09. TWR72 – Heat
10. Surkin & Todd Edwards – I Want You Back (Canblaster rework)
11. Modeselektor & Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team – Negativity
12. Djedjotronic & Maelstrom – Buran
13. Eero Johannes – Real Virtuality