• Diplo and Skrillex debut new Jack U project
• Listen: Dixon steps up for consummate Essential Mix
• Check Out a New Tune from SBTRKT
• Four Tet uploads new track “Parallel Jalebi”
Diplo and Skrillex debut new Jack U project
With barely a month passed since the sophomore EP from Dog Blood, the side project by Skrillex and Boys Noize, leaked online, the Owsla founder has revealed yet another massive collaboration, this time with fellow label boss Diplo.
Performing together at the Mad Decent block party in San Diego over the weekend, the two unveiled material from their new project, Jack U.
Skrillex and Diplo also worked together on the 2012 track ‘Amplifire’. Take a look one of the YouTube videos we found of Jack U below.
“When it comes to straight-up DJing, this guy is a craftsman and a genius,” enthuses Pete Tong as he introduces this edition of the Essential Mix. The craftsman in question is none other than Innervisions leader Dixon, a man whose invitation to the Essential Mix has been a long time coming. As Dixon explains at the top of the show, the “trippy and space-y” mix was started after a night playing at DC10 in Ibiza, then finished on a flight to New York. The two-hour session features unreleased gear from Innervisions “that will see the light of day over the next eight months”.
“I actually like working on trains and planes,” the DJ adds in the introduction, and that’s just as well. His touring itinerary over summer left little space for downtime. While he remains a fixture of the Berlin club scene, Dixon’s also been busy in Croatia, Ibiza, the UK and the U.S. in recent months. While darkened club dancefloors suit him best, his festival checklist in 2013 has included Eastern Electrics, Kazantip, Hideout, Tomorrowland and many more.
He’s also out to stop the dancefloor Shazam-ing. “I really do hate it when people film with their phones or Shazam the music in the club,” he adds in his intro to the show. “I really don’t understand that. For me, the whole point of going out is to disconnect from the real world and enjoy that very moment. So be there, instead of trying to record it.”
Tricky – Nothing’s Changed [Studio K7!]
Kelpe – Monte Verita [Don’t Be Afraid]
Flori – Frosty Leo (Dorisburg Cave Jam Mix) [AIM Records]
Clockwork – Running (M. Gracioppo Mix) [Life & Death]
Sandrino & Frankey – The Edge [Innervisions]
Agoria – Kick the Peace (Part 2) [Innervisions]
Michael Gracioppo – Creep (Tale Of Us Mix) [Innervisions]
Marcus Worgull – Unknown [Innervisions]
Alexander Barck – Oh Africa (Frank Wiedemann Mix) [Innervisions]
Ten Walls – Ankaris
Baikal – Why Don’t Ya (Ripperton Mix) [Maewe]
David August – Epikur [Innervisions]
Michael Gracioppo – Creep (Recondite Mix 1) [Innervisions]
Downtown Party Network – Space Me Out (Mario Bassanov Mix) [Silence]
Âme – Tatischeff [Innervisions]
Guy Gerber & Dixon – No Distance
Tale of Us & Raz Ohara – Light (Instrumental) [Life & Death]
The Howling – Shortline (Frank Wiedemann Remix) [Innervisions]
Peter Dundov – Moving [Moving Man Records]
Check Out a New Tune from SBTRKT
London heavyhitter SBTRKT has kept a low profile recently, so we were pleasantly surprised to find that he suddenly dropped a brand-new track this weekend. “IMO” is an unpredictable, sparkly take on the producer’s trademarked aesthetic of clean arpeggios and intricate production work—just when it seems the song is going to peak or transition to a new section, it cuts off abruptly, leaving a sense of negative space in its wake. SBTRKT’s new tune comes paired with a murky, spinning visual courtesy of Lorenzo Durantini and A Hidden Place, and is said to be from a record currently in the works. We have no further details on the release, but “IMO” has certain piqued our interests.
Four Tet uploads new track “Parallel Jalebi”
When Four Tet’s seventh studio album ‘Beautiful Rewind’ got announced a few months ago, the news crashed his website and left fans in a frenzy.
Now the influential producer Kieran Hebden has uploaded a new track from the upcoming LP.
‘Parallel Jalebi’ is the second track from the album and is a tripped out journey through smooth layered vocals and glitchy, stabbing synths.
Listen to the track on his Souncloud below.