GDD™ Morning Update: Disclosure, Four Tet, Oneman, Native Instruments

• Case closed on Azealia Banks vs Disclosure “Misunderstanding”
Four Tet‘s New Album Beautiful Rewind Gets Release Date, Four Tet to Do Eight-Hour Radio Show
Oneman Readies ‘Solitaire Vol. 2′ Mixtape
Native Instruments unveil Maschine Studio


Case closed on Azealia Banks vs Disclosure “Misunderstanding”

Azealia Banks hit out at Disclosure earlier this week regarding their collaboration but the brothers have explained the whole thing was just a “misunderstanding”.

The New York rapper had no problem with telling Australian festival Listen Out that she had “better stuff” than the track on her forthcoming album before claiming the UK duo were “really rude” in an interview.

Guy and Howard sarcastically told Australian radio station Triple J: “We’re actually terrible, terrible people. Have you seen the interview where we were rude? It was so bad compared to what she said.”

They added: “We made the beat on the way [to the session] in the car, so I don’t really give a damn if she uses it, to be honest. Whatever. Let her do her thing… It was a bit of a misunderstanding. We’re so past caring now.”

Evidently, the Disclosure boys aren’t actually terrible. They’ve just released their full Radio 1 Essential Mix from August, without all the radio noises and talking, and it’s anything but terrible. Get it below.

(via Mixmag)


Four Tet’s New Album Beautiful Rewind Gets Release Date, Four Tet to Do Eight-Hour Radio Show

Four Tet obsessives, clear your calendars this Sunday evening. Kieran Hebden will take overRinse FM for an eight-hour DJ set from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. UK time. “might be joined by some guests for some of it and will be bringing exclusives as usual,” Hebden says.

In other Four Tet news, he’s got a release date for his forthcoming album Beautiful Rewind, which has long been planned for just “soon”. The North American pressing will be available on October 15, Hebden writes on Twitter, while several online stores will begin shipping it tomorrow, according to various stores retweeted by Hebden.

Listen to album cut “Parallel Jalebi” above. Read our recent interview with Four Tet here.

(via Pitchfork)


Oneman Readies ‘Solitaire Vol. 2′ Mixtape

South London DJ (and occasional producer) Oneman has announced the imminent release of his second Solitaire mix album, sharing its artwork and a teaser video in the process.Word of Steve Bishop’s latest mixtape arrives only a few months shy of a year after itsfirst installment, and is said to exhibit the artist’s “skill in selecting the best of underground rap and club music to devastating effect,” with loads of exclusives, unreleased tunes, and brand-new material coming from Bok Bok & Tom Trago, Jeremiah Jae, Loefah, Danny Brown, and many more. Solitaire Vol. 2 will be given away on October 14 via Oneman’s website, which he’ll follow with a launch party at Fabric on October 18 and an as-yet-unannounced event with Boiler Room in New York. Before then, the trailer for Vol. 2, which features a portion of Loefah exclusive “Champion,” can be seen below.

(via XLR8R)


Native Instruments unveil Maschine Studio

Native Instruments has pulled back the curtains on Maschine Studio, the latest in its software-driven groovebox line.

A few of Maschine Studio’s enhancements are apparent at first glance. For one, it’s noticeably larger than the original Maschine, with a more rectangular shape making room for a new edit section (with a jog wheel) in the front and more MIDI connectivity in the back. On the underside, you’ll find a collapsible stand that lets you prop the unit up at an angle on your desk. Maschine Studio also sports a pair of high-resolution, full-color displays that should have you looking up at your computer screen considerably less. See it in action in the video below.

Studio arrives at the same time as an overhaul of Maschine’s software. It comes with a host of new features, like a plug-in strip, a dedicated mixer page, an upgraded audio engine and five new drum synths. The software update works with the original Maschine at the smaller Maschine Mikro as well, and anyone who purchases either of those products between now and November 1st will be able to download it for free once it’s available.

(via Resident Advisor)