• Chromeo line up new album, White Women
• Free Download: Bonobo Gives Away ‘Les LeBas’ Remix
• Supreme Cuts share video for ‘Envision’, featuring Poliça’s Channy
• Roland brings back classic gear with new 808, 909 and 303 machines
Chromeo line up new album, White Women
Chromeo have revealed first details of their new album, White Women, which is due out in May.
Dave 1 and P-Thugg announced the news via a personal ad on Craiglist, which they posted on Valentine’s Day. It’ll be their fourth LP, and their first since 2010’s Business Casual. According to a press release, White Women “is their reinterpretation of the late great ’70s and ’80s disco funk era,” serving up everything from “sultry R&B hooks to classic rock riffs.” Full details will be announced over the coming weeks. You can watch the official video clip for their new single “Come Alive,” which will most likely feature on the album, via the YouTube video below:
Big Beat/Atlantic will release White Women on May 12th, 2014.
Free Download: Bonobo Gives Away ‘Les LeBas’ Remix
Just in time to make your Monday morning a little less Monday-like comes this free download from Bonobo. Announced from Bonobo’s Facebook page, this remix of Henri Texier timeless summery tune, “Les La-Bas” is just as you’d expect from one of today’s biggest names electronic music, retaining the original vibe perfectly while putting his Bonobo stamp on it with ease.
(via Pulse Radio)
Supreme Cuts share video for ‘Envision’, featuring Poliça’s Channy
Everything looks better in slow motion.
Directed, shot and edited by Braden Lee, the loosely narrative video follows its protagonist’s snowcapped adventures from the mundane (dancing in laundromats) to the transcendent (raving in a case). Lots of slo-mo, reverse shots and Penrose triangles — watch it below.
(via FACT Mag)
Roland brings back classic gear with new 808, 909 and 303 machines
A month ago Roland Corporation got a whole lot of vintage gear fans very excited: in a video posted to YouTube the makers of the iconic drum machines announced that it was time “to take the next step” in the evolution of the TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Now, FACT Magazine has reported that Roland will launch a new product range at the Brighton Music Conference in April, featuring a new version of the TR-808 and TR-809 drum machines, as well as a new version of the bass synthesiser that gave birth to acid house, the TB-303.
On April 11 and 12, Roland will reveal a hybrid of the 808 and 909 called the TR-8, as well as a new version of the 303 called the TB-3, a VT-3 Voice Transformer and a reboot of Roland’s original SYSTEM Synthesisers, the SYSTEM-1. According to the Roland website, the new machines will come with improved new functions as well as the same iconic sounds as the original, much-fetishised gear, like, “The boom and snap of the 808. The thud of the 909. The robotic click of an 808 rim shot or a classic 909 snare roll.”
The new range will retail from between $220 to $620 AUD which, considering that a vintage TR-808 will fetch up to $5000 on eBay, isn’t too painful. Check out the video below of iconic artists like Arthur Baker, Ricardo Villalobos, Hardfloor, Boys Noize and more waxing lyrical about the new gear.