• Chromeo reveal new album collaborations
• Eats Everything and Catz ‘N Dogz collaborate on new EP
• Four Tet Gives Away ‘Late Night Tales’ Mix
• Midland hits the US
Chromeo reveal new album collaborations
Teaming up with the funky Canadian duo are LCD Soundsytem’s Pat Mahoney and Fools Gold Recordings’ duo Oliver, in addition to Solange Knowles, Toro Y Moi and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.
The pair made the announcement during a Reddit AMA session yesterday, where they also hinted at future collaborations, including French artist Breakbot of Ed Banger Records.
They said: “Pretty sure we’ll collaborate with him at some point…he’s the homie.”
Read the full Reddit session here.
Eats Everything and Catz ‘N Dogz collaborate on new EP
Eats Everything released ‘Entrance Song’ on Catz ‘n Dogz’s Pets Recordings in 2011 and now the trio come together under the name Catz Eats Dogz for their debut EP on the imprint.
The ‘Stinky Lollipop’ release sees the Bristolian house heavyweight join forces with the Polish duo on the vocal looping, percussive-led ‘Evil Tram’ and ‘Where House’ while a remix of the former comes from house and techno producer Rydim.
Due for release on October 14, it comes after Eats Everything’s ‘Early Bites’ EP in April and the Catz ‘n Dogz collaboration with KiNK on Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird Records in May.
Before the full release is available to buy, listen to a preview of the three tracks below.
Four Tet Gives Away ‘Late Night Tales’ Mix
As the story goes, after learning that his 2004 Late Night Tales mix had recently beenreissued as a remastered “collectors edition,” a frustrated Four Tet—who claims to have had no involvement with the new release—decided to simply give away the entire mix himself. “[The] reissue of my Late Night Tales mix they are doing has nothing to do with me… they never told me about it and [I have] not heard the remaster,” the London producer said on Twitter today, soon following his statements with links to download the entire 2004 mix and his cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Castles in the Sand”—which appears as part of Four Tet’s Late Night Tales—for free. Who knows how long these will last, but for now, the mix album can be downloaded here and the Hendrix cover can be grabbed here. Turning an understandable frustration with a record label overstepping its bounds into an opportunity to give his fans free music—just another reason to love Four Tet.
Midland hits the US
Come next week, Midland will cross the Atlantic to play seven shows across the US.
It looks to be the most expansive set of stateside appearances yet for Midland, the UK DJ and Aus Music fixture who a few months ago launched his own label, Graded. The tour will start next Saturday with two bookings: first he’ll play during the day at theIndian Summer Block Party at Public Works in San Francisco, where the wide-ranging bill is topped by Speedy J, before flying north to Seattle for a Decibel Festival soirée with Aus Music label mates Dusky. Then next Sunday, he’s set to swing through Los Angeles to co-headline a daytime Anonymous Love party with Mano Le Tough.
Moving east, Midland has four gigs in as many nights at the beginning of next month. Shows during the week in Ferndale, Michigan (just outside Detroit) and Washington DC are on the schedule before he helps Fixed celebrate nine years of operation in NYC (Waze & Odyssey are also confirmed at that one). The tour is due to finish up in Miami at the Electric Pickle, where Axel Boman will also take a turn on the decks.
Sep 28 Decibel Festival 2013: Ho.., Q Nightclub, Washington State
Sep 29 Anonymous Love.., Sadie Kitchen & Lounge, California (South)
Oct 02 Midland, Grasshopper Pub, Michigan
Oct 03 Midland, Flash, Washington DC
Oct 04 Fixed 9th Anniversary with Waze.., Sullivan Room, New York
Oct 05 Midland and Axel Bonam with Al.., Electric Pickle, Florida